Local Briefs

Rotary club extends Christmas tree pickup

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will extend its Christmas tree curbside pickup service for Upcountry Maui to include Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A $10 donation per tree will go toward supporting local Rotary projects. Pukalani and Kula residents should call 878-2177, and Paia, Haiku, Makawao residents should call 298-2393 to schedule pickup.

Since the trees will be processed into compost, people are asked to remove all decorations and to set the tree out on the curb before 8 a.m. on the day of pickups.

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Seabury Hall announces open house

Seabury Hall will hold an open house for prospective students and families on Jan. 18. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. in Cooper House. The program will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The school’s mission and philosophy, upper and middle school curriculum, extracurricular programs, application and financial aid process will be presented by the head of school, division heads and admissions team. Faculty will give short demonstrations in their classrooms. The morning will also include a campus tour, student presentations and refreshments.

For information and reservations, contact the admissions office at 572-0807 or enelson@seaburyhall.org by Jan. 16.

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Todd Andrew Wilt graduates from college

Todd Andrew Wilt, son of John and Jean Wilt, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of South Carolina’s Marine Science Program. Wilt’s 2013 fall semester 3.5 grade-point average qualified him for the dean’s list. While living in Wailuku, Wilt attended Emmanuel Lutheran School and St. Anthony Grade School. In 2009, he received a two-year culinary arts degree from Maui Community College (now University of Hawaii Maui College).

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Gala for organ and tissue donation effort

The Legacy of Life Hawai’i’s Butterfly Ball assists the organization in its public education and outreach efforts to encourage organ and tissue donation and to provide support to donor families.

The gala will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 15 at the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse. In addition to a prime rib and seafood dinner, there will be a silent auction.

Legacy of Life Hawai’i is the only organization in Hawaii that is federally designated to recover organs and tissues for transplant, according to an announcement.

The organization is seeking contributions of merchandise or services for the silent auction. Table sponsors will also be sought. Tax-deductible ticket prices for the gala range from $4,500 for a table of 10 to $165 for an individual ticket. To register, visit donatelifebutterflyball.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact butterflyballmaui@gmail.com or call 264-5335.

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Disaster services training for volunteers

The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster services volunteers on Maui. All disaster services training is provided free of charge. The first step for all new disaster volunteers is to take a series of basic classes.

New volunteer candidates must register for, and attend, the entire series. New volunteer training will be offered on the following dates at the Maui Red Cross Office, 45 N. Market St., Suite A, Wailuku:

* Disaster Services: An Overview

5:30 – 8:30 p.m Jan. 24

* Shelter Fundamentals

8 – 11 a.m. Jan. 25

*Disaster Assessment Basics

11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Jan. 25

*Disaster Action Team: An Orientation

2 – 5 p.m. Jan. 25

To become a volunteer, the first step is to register online at www.redcross.org/hawaii. For assistance, call the Maui office at 244-0051.

* This article includes a correction from the original published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. An incorrect address appeared in Local Briefs on Page A8. The email address for The Legacy of Life Hawai’i’s Butterfly Ball is butterflyballmaui@gmail.com. The Maui News apologizes for the error.