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Ready, Set, Commencement Weekend in Davidson: May 18-20

by | May 17, 2018 | News

Davidson resident at Cannon School freshman Amanda Sambach was given a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Symetra Classic. The 54-hole tournament is being held at River Run.

 

Friday

Symetra Classic – Women’s Professional Golf

May 18 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

River Run Country Club

Symetra Classic will be held at River Run Country Club from May 17-19. A plethora of players with North Carolina ties comprise the 144-player field, including seven individuals from the Tar Heel State. In total, 23 states are represented, as well as 31 different countries. The 54-hole tournament begins on Thursday, with the final round on Saturday. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Full tee time listings can be found here.

 

Mobility Plan – North Main Street Walking Tour

May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A consultant will lead this neighborhood tour to identify potential transportation improvement opportunities. The tours will allow residents to share their observations with the consultant and staff during the tour. Meet at the corner of Jackson & N. Main St. Event Website: http://www.davidsonmobilityplan.com/

 

Mobility Plan – Potts Street Walking Tour

May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A consultant will lead this neighborhood tours to identify potential transportation improvement opportunities. The tours will allow residents to share their observations with the consultant and staff during the tour. Meet at the Community Garden.

 

Davidson Baseball Series vs. Dayton

May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Davidson College – Wilson Field

The Wildcats will host the Dayton Flyers for a 3-day series – with a unique Thursday-Saturday schedule during graduation weekend. All games will be held at Wilson Field and are free and open to the public.

 

Active Reading Workshop: a Four Part Series

May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Davidson Branch Library

Come learn fun ideas and activities that you can use to support early literacy at home. Learn how to use the ABC’s of Active Reading one on one with your child. This workshop is for parents/caregivers of children ages 2-5 and their children. Registration is required. This is a 4-part series and participants will benefit from attending every session: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25.

 

Jazz Ensemble Senior Soiree

May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez-Miriam Cannon Hayes Outdoor Amphitheater

Be sure to come celebrate Commencement weekend with the Jazz Ensemble’s Senior Soirée. This special event will recognize and feature senior members of the ensemble. Free and open to the public.

 

An Evening with Author Thomas McConnell

May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Join Main Street Books for an evening of wine and words on Friday, May 18th. To kick off the evening, sommelier Alex Taylor will guide guests through a tasting of three wines. Afterward, with a glass of their favorite of the three wines in hand, each guest will be treated to a presentation from author Thomas McConnell called “How to Tell a True War Story, 2.0,” which will explore using family war stories as fodder for fiction. The wine tasting is free with purchase of a copy of The Wooden King.

 

Coach Dick Cooke in the Wildcats dugout. Cooke closes out his regular season coaching career with a 3-game stand vs. Dayton this weekend.

 

Saturday

 Davidson Farmers’ Market

May 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Davidson, North Carolina. This is the 10th year of the Davidson Farmers’ Market. The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. The Market is a lively gathering place for meeting friends and for learning about food, agriculture and nutrition. Growers and producers are on hand to answer your questions, from “How was this grown?” to questions about how to prepare and preserve all types of foods. We are located next to the Davidson Town Hall between Main & Jackson Streets. Parking is available on Main Street, Town Hall Lot, Police Department Lot, and at Davidson Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Depot & Jackson Streets.

 

Symetra Classic – Women’s Professional Golf

May 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

River Run Country Club

The final round of the Symetra Classic will be held at River Run Country Club on May 19. A plethora of players with North Carolina ties comprise the 144-player field, including seven individuals from the Tar Heel State. In total, 23 states are represented, as well as 31 different countries. The 54-hole tournament begins on Thursday, with the final round on Saturday. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Full tee time listings can be found here.

 

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tyler-Tallman Hall

The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will be held Davidson College’s Tyler-Tallman Hall. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.

 

Hope Andersen – Author Signing Table

May 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Hope Andersen is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A) and Yale Divinity School (M.A.R.). In her early career as a writer, she studied fiction writing with Andre Dubus and poetry with Derek Walcott, and published both stories and poems. She was awarded the Wellesley College Playwriting Award for her one-act play Room, which was produced at the Lyric Stage, Boston. Ms. Andersen served as a teaching assistant for George Garrett at the Stone Coast Writer’s Conference in Maine. She has worked intermittently over the years as a newspaper critic, a ghostwriter, an editor, a teacher, and a screenwriter. A native New Englander, she now lives in North Carolina with her husband Thom. Andersen’s novel, The Book Sisters, is a family saga, told in vignettes, that chronicles the lives of Vern and Valley Book, as well as their six daughters.

 

Davidson Baseball Series vs. Dayton

May 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Davidson College – Wilson Field

The Wildcats will host the Dayton Flyers for the final game of a 3-day series. All games will be held at Wilson Field and are free and open to the public. The game marks Dick Cooke’s final regular season home game as the ‘Cats Head Coach. Cooke will be moving into the role of assistant athletic director at the end of the season.

 

Mobility Plan – West Side Walking Tour

May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A consultant will lead this neighborhood tour to identify potential transportation improvement opportunities. The tours will allow residents to share their observations with the consultant and staff during the tour. Participants are asked to meet at Roosevelt Wilson Park.

 

Davidson College Baccalaureate Service

May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Davidson College – Baker Sports Complex

The Baccalaureate Service is an inclusive, non-denominational spiritual celebration for faculty, staff, seniors, parents and their families. The seniors will process in wearing caps and gowns. It will last about an hour. The Reverend Dr. Ernest Jeffries and Chaplain Rob Spach preside, and Chaplain Spach will offer a sermon with words of blessing for the seniors. Casual dress clothes are appropriate and attendance is encouraged but optional.

 

Farewell to Seniors Concert: Davidson College Chorale

May 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Join the Davidson College Chorale in joyous celebration of the Class of 2018 on the eve of their graduation! This special performance will offer a sampling of this season’s repertoire as well as favorites from the graduating class. Free and open to the public.

 

Davidson’s 181st Commencement will be held Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held on the front lawn of campus. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held in Belk Arena.

 

Sunday

Davidson College Commencement

May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Front Lawn of Campus

Davidson College’s 181st Commencement will take place on the front lawn of campus on Sunday, May 20, 2018. A live stream of commencement will be available on the college website. Live coverage allows students to share this important event with loved ones who are unable to attend the ceremony. This live stream will also be projected in the Duke Family Performance Hall as well as the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room in the Alvarez College Union. [Rain location is the Baker Sports Complex.]

 

Music @ St. Albans presents The Cello Fourum

May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Albans Episcopal Church – 301 Caldwell Lane

Music @ St. Alban’s Concert Series presents Cello Fourum. This quartet of cellists are members of the North Carolina Symphony and perform a varied program of classical and contemporary transcriptions for cello ensemble. Arrive by 2:20 p.m. to enjoy the pre-concert Young Artist performance. A meet-the-artist reception follows the concert. Tickets will be available at the door: $20 general; $15seniors; $10students; children under 12 Free

 

Flags for Veterans’ Graves

May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Mimosa Cemetery – Corner of South Street & Mimosa Street

Volunteers are invited to meet at Mimosa cemetery on South Street on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. to help the Town of Davidson place American flags on the graves of our veterans. The flags will remain in place through Memorial Day. Volunteers will travel to the Christian Aid Society cemetery on Ridge Road and the Davidson College cemetery on North Main Street. Transportation will be provided between locations, and no pre-registration is required. William A. Hough High School JROTC cadets will assist with this effort.The project will wrap up before the start of the Concert on the Green. Please join us!

 

Concert on the Green – Moondance Orchestra

May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

The Moondance Orchestra performs a mix of popular favorites, from smooth Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé ballads to high-energy arrangements of Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears. Vocalist Lonnie Carpenter is backed by a 10-piece ensemble of some of the area’s finest musicians.

 

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