Blood donations wanted

FAIRFIELD — The American Red Cross reports its blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms this month, and people are urged to get out when it’s safe and donate blood.

Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. In Connecticut, 39 blood drives were canceled due to winter weather in March, causing 1,287 donations to go uncollected. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

Volunteer blood donors are needed to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients this spring. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Brush pick-up

NEW CANAAN — The Department of Public Works is picking up trees and brush that originate from within the town Right of Way only.

The department will not be picking up trees and brush from residences even if it is placed within the ROW. Residents should bring their brush and debris to the town’s transfer station. Normal rates for disposal will apply. For information, call the DPW at 203-594-3054.

Trinity Catholic

to host fashion show

STAMFORD — Trinity Catholic High School is hosting its annual fashion show on April 4.

The theme of this year’s show is “A Night in Paris.” Students will model spring fashions loaned to them for the show. Juniors will wear clothing from Lord and Taylor, while seniors will show prom attire from the Stamford-based businesses, A Step Ahead and Zemo Men’s Store.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds go to three Trinity Catholic scholarships: the Robert D’Aquila Memorial Scholarship, the Kevin P. Sutton Memorial Scholarship and the Cassidy Geary Memorial Scholarship.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. The show will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

‘Forever Angel’

tribute Saturday

NORWALK — The Connecticut Theater Dance Co. will host a tribute event on Saturday in memory of former student Emma Splan, who died from flu complications in February. Emma danced at the company beginning at age 18 months.

The event will celebrate Emma’s life and will raise an ENCORE Youth Scholarship Fund in her honor. The Forever Angel Scholarship will be awarded annually to a young dancer who can’t afford a dance education.

Featured will be a specially commissioned dance piece, “Forever Angel”; complimentary dance classes; a silent auction; an honorary plaque, “Emma’s Closet,” presented to the Splan family; raffle tickets for family activities and games; memorial photo presentation and food and beverages.

The tribute will take place at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center ballroom, 99 East Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend.