Stamford Senior Center hosts mini-golf tournament, First County Bank awards scholarships and more

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Based in Stamford Founding of the county’s first bank announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships. The annual award honors three Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community.

The award is named after Richard E. Taber, who retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First County Bank in March 2011. It is in recognition of Taber’s more than 40-year career at the bank and of his countless contributions to the community.

Among those chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship was Karys Webb of Darien who attended Darien High School and will attend the University of Virginia, majoring in global public health, and Sage Fuhrman of New Canaan, who attended New Canaan High School and will attend the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in the human dimensions of organizations.

The Senior Center organizes a mini golf tournament

The Stamford Senior Center holds its fourth annual Miniature Golf Tournament to raise funds for its programs.

The evening includes miniature golf on a challenging 18-hole course, food and drinks. The event, which will take place rain or shine, will take place from 5 p.m. on September 8, at the center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The event is designed for all ages and skills. Sponsorships are available.

Tickets are $25 per person. Visit tinyurl.com/SSCminigolf to register.

Current sponsors of the event include Master sponsor Sovereign Financial Group and Eagle sponsors AJM Realty, Waterstone on High Ridge and Oasis Senior Advisors.

To learn more about sponsorship, visit the event site or contact Christina Crain at [email protected] The sponsorship deadline is August 19.

To learn more about the Stamford Senior Center, visit www.stamfordseniorct.org or call 203-977-5151.

NEW CANAAN

Silvermine Arts Center celebrates its centenary

Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road in New Canaan, celebrates its 100th anniversary on September 10 with a day of instructor demonstrations, hands-on art projects for all ages, and new exhibits in the student and main galleries.

The Open House is free and is a rain or shine event. The day of activities is divided into a morning session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors can buy their lunch on site or bring their own – and all are welcome to stay all day. .

There will be demonstrations by Silvermine instructors in the morning and afternoon in various media including ceramics, wheel throwing, woodworking, Ikebana, Sumi-e painting, abstract painting and more. Hands-on projects for all ages will be offered in clay, watercolours, prints and pastels.

Two new exhibitions will be opened during this event. In the galleries, the 72nd A•ONE, Silvermine’s flagship exhibition, will feature a wide range of contemporary collectible art; The 32nd Silvermine Student Exhibit in the School’s Student Gallery will feature the winners of this year’s online student fair. There will be an opening reception for the student show from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For the most up-to-date information, check the events calendar at www.silvermineart.org.

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