August 3, 2007

CONTACT: Patricia Bertsch, 908-789-3670 ext.7910
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


Experience Red’s Recycle-O-Rama
 at Trailside, August 15

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Can recycling be fun? Zany performer Rick Adams will show you how it can in a performance for children and grownups at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Wednesday, August 15, at 1:30 p.m. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Clean Communities Act is funding this educational, full-stage production in Trailside’s newly renovated, air-conditioned auditorium.

In “Red’s Recycle-O-Rama,” Rick Adams becomes Red, the old timer who has been the head honcho of the local recycling station for the past 20 years. With the help of his puppet dog, Rusty, he demonstrates the how and why of recycling. Red uses audience participation, storytelling, magic, juggling, hand shadows, original songs, and Red’s Original One-Man Junk Band to offer fun-loving tips on how and why to recycle, reuse and reduce. Through this ingenious, high energy performance, discover creative and concrete ways that your home and community can become more planet-friendly.

“Rick Adams has been performing, teaching and inspiring people of all ages for 20 years,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski. “His show combines music and theater to educate and entertain.
His performance is cool in every way – and Trailside Center is

Tickets will go on sale 20 minutes before each show. Admission is $4 per person and the show is recommended for ages 4 and older. No infants or babies in strollers are allowed in the auditorium. Call Trailside for information regarding group rates.

This show will conclude Trailside’s 2007 summer matinee series, but there are many exciting plans for the fall! For a complete listing of information on upcoming programs, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.