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Ready, Set, Weekend: August 3 – 7

by | Aug 2, 2018 | News

Kids spent countless hours in the month of July looking for Waldo around Davidson businesses. Saturday, join the folks at Main Street Books for the Waldo Grand Celebration.

 

Friday

 Now Showing: The Emoji Movie: PG – 86 minutes

Davidson Branch Library – 119 South Main Street

August 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Bring your lunch and the family and enjoy a movie together. An outcast emoji goes on a journey across various apps in this comedy set inside a smartphone.

 

Urinetown: The Musical to be Performed at Armour Street Theatre

August 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Second performance 10:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street

The production features high school and college-age performers from throughout the region and is directed by Benjamin Thomas-Reid. It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $10 and available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or at the website.

 

Live Music: Caroline Keller Band

August 3 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Saturday

 

Ada Jenkins Center Hosting Yard Sale to Benefit Center Programming

August 4 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Ada Jenkins Center – 212 Gamble Street

The Ada Jenkins Center is hosting a Yard Sale on Saturday, August 4th 2018 from 7-11AM. The Yard Sale will be held at the Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson and is open to the public. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Center’s programming.

 

Davidson Farmers’ Market

August 4 @ 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.

 

Davidson Branch Library: Small Business Concierge

August 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Davidson Branch Library – 119 South Main Street

A small business expert with Mecklenburg County will be available to help you get information on almost every aspect or running or starting a small business, on a one-on-one, walk-in basis–for free! For adults.

 

Waldo Grand Celebration

August 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Meet Waldo! Win Prizes! Indulge in treats! We’re wrapping up a month of Where’s Waldo with a grand celebration. Put on your red & white stripes and join us. Plus, discover if you’re one of our lucky prize winners!

 

Watercraft Rental

August 4 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton St

Enjoy a self-guided watercraft adventure through Lake Davidson! We will provide you with paddles, life vests, and your choice of a kayak, canoe, or paddle board!  Please meet our staff at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve (located behind Davidson Day School) and follow the cones. All participants must have ported their watercraft(s) by 5:00 pm. For reservations or more information, call Davidson Parks and Rec at 704-892-3349 or online at http://www.townofdavidson.org/dpr

 

Conversation with Authors

August 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Join author and News of Davidson contributor Margo Williams for a conversation with fellow thriller writers John Carenen and David Burnsworth. John Carenen is the author of the Thomas O’Shea mysteries. In the most recent release, The Face on the Other Side, SEAL-trained Thomas O’Shea has promised Sheriff Payne that he wouldn’t take any more matters into his own hands. So, when on a leisurely morning drive, he sees two girls attacking a boy on a sidewalk, he opts not to intervene. When the boy is later murdered in the local hospital, though, all promises are off. David Burnsworth is the author of the Blu Carraway mysteries. In the latest installment, In It for the Money, lowcountry Private Investigator Blu Carraway is broke and needs a new client. When a distraught, wealthy mother with a wayward son shows up on his doorstep, it seems like just the case for Blu. Except nothing about the case is as it seems.

 

Live Music: TBD

August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Urinetown: The Musical to be Performed at Armour Street Theatre

August 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Second performance 10:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street

The production features high school and college-age performers from throughout the region and is directed by Benjamin Thomas-Reid. It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $10 and available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or at the website.

 

Sunday

Gran Fondo Series Bike Race

August 5 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Town Green – Corner of Main Street & Concord Road

The Gran Fondo is a type of long distance bike ride which originated in Italy in 1970. Three rides will be offered, all starting at 8:00 a.m.: 30-miles, 50-miles, and 75-miles. The ride will originate on Lorimer Road by the town green and head east out of town on Concord Road (see map links below). Cyclists will return to the green upon completion of their ride for an awards ceremony, food and craft beer festival, and live music. The event organizer anticipates approximately 400 cyclists.

STREET CLOSURE: Please be aware that Lorimer Road will be closed from the CVS parking lot to Concord Road from Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. The race and after party will take place during the day on Sunday, August 5. All bike riders are asked to park in the public lots along Jackson Street. Downtown parking for Sunday church services may be impacted by this event.

 

Urinetown: The Musical to be Performed at Armour Street Theatre

August 5 @ 2:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street

The production features high school and college-age performers from throughout the region and is directed by Benjamin Thomas-Reid. It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $10 and available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or at the website.

 

Monday

Family Story Time

Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am & 11:00 – 12:00

Davidson Branch Library – 119 South Main Street

Bring your family (birth to age 5) out to enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child.  Families, toddlers, preschoolers. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to story time, please check in at the desk.

 

Trivia Night

August 6 @ 7:30 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

Bring your friends (hopefully smart ones) and head over to Summit for Trivia Night, every Monday!

 

Tuesday

Summer Break School-Age Finale

Aug 7 @ 10:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 South Main Street

Must call (704)416-4000 to register. Join us for literacy activities and an ice cream social as we celebrate the end of Summer Break Reading. Registration is required. For school-aged children 5-11 yrs. Spaces are limited. We are not able to accommodate groups.

 

Paws to Read

Aug 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 South Main Street

Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog.

 

National Night Out

Aug 7 @ 5:00 p.m.

Roosevelt Wilson Park – Griffith Street

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and drinks will be provided. Please bring chips, a covered dish, or a dessert to share. We’ll be joined by the Davidson Fire Department, North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers, and other community groups who will hand out information for adults and children. Citizens are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to the event. National Night Out is an annual crime prevention and community-building event, sponsored by the Davidson Police Department and North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-citizen partnerships, and neighborhood cohesiveness.In 1984, National Night Out was conceived, and an event, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” began an effort to promote citizen involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie nationwide. For more information, please contact Detective Vernon Siders by email or at 704-892-5131.

 

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Aug 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall – 216 South Main Street

 

 

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