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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: September 7 – 11

by | Sep 6, 2018 | News

What will you do in Davidson this weekend?



VISUAL TRUMPERY: How to fight against fake data and visualizations —from the left and from the right

September 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hurt Hub – 210 Delburg Street

A talk by Alberto Cairo who has two decades of experience as an info-graphics and data visualization journalist and designer. The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from all over the political spectrum. Cairo will use these examples to equip you with a solid understanding of “graphicacy,” the word he uses to refer to visual literacy. He believes a literate, numerate, and graphicate citizenry is the best antidote for a world where trumpery runs rampant.


Davidson Women’s Soccer Hosts UNC Greensboro

Sept 7 @ 7:00 pm

Alumni Stadium – Davidson College Campus

This is Senior Night for the Wildcats. Come on out and honor the seniors on the women’s soccer team.


The Reading Life: Authors Anne Bogel and Jane Mount in Conversation

September 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of the reading life. Main Street Books hosts authors and creative entrepreneurs, Jane Mount and Anne Bogel, in conversation about their new books, BIBLIOPHILE and I’D RATHER BE READING. Both books uniquely explore the trials and tribulations of the life of an avid reader. Main Street Books will host a conversation between Jane & Anne with a Q&A from attendees. Tickets are $10 and include entry and refreshments. Books sold separately.

Attendees who purchase a copy of both authors’ books – BIBLIOPHILE and I’D RATHER BE READING – will receive a swag bag with excellent merch from Ideal Bookshelf, Modern Mrs. Darcy, and Main Street Books.


Davidson Field Hockey Hosts Appalachian State

Sept 7 @ 7:00 pm

Belk Turf Field – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host the Mountaineers in this Friday night match up. All games are free and open to the public. Come out and cheer on the ‘Cats.


Live Music: HC Oakes

Sept 7 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



 Davidson Farmers’ Market

Sept 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

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.


Walk With A Doc

Sept 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Town Green

Walk with A Doc is a national program to encourage healthy regular physical activity in people of all ages, to help reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of those who would participate. Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can have enormous health benefits. Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States as one of the single most important things we can do for our health. Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible to all? Bring the whole family and the dog but just come and join your fellow citizens in improving the health of our community.


Patrice Gopo – Reading + Signing

September 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Author Patrice Gopo grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black in America. In her memoir, All the Colors We Will See, Patrice Gopo seamlessly moves across borders of space and time to create vivid portraits of how the reality of being different affects her quest to belong. In this poetic and often courageous weaving of writings, Patrice examines the complexities of identity in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages. As she digs beneath the layers of immigration questions and race relations, Patrice also turns her voice to themes such as marriage and divorce, the societal beauty standards we hold, and the intricacies of living out our faith.

Join her for a discussion, reading, and signing of All the Colors We Will See at Main Street Books.


Davidson Football Hosts Chowan

September 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Richardson Stadium – Davidson College Campus

Davidson’s second game of the 2018 campaign Saturday, Sep. 1 at Richardson Stadium against non-conference opponent Chowan. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.


Live Music: TBD

Sept 8 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



Main Street Hooks

Sept 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Main Street Hooks is a free and open book and knitting club brought to readers by Main Street Books in partnership with Davidson’s forthcoming craft store Hearts on Fiber. Main Street Hooks meets at the bookstore monthly for an hour of communal knitting and audiobook enjoyment. No registration necessary.



Family Story Time

Sept 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (two sessions)

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Bring your family (aged birth to 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

Sept 10 @ 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!



Davidson Men’s Soccer Hosts UNC Chapel Hill

Sept 11 @ 7:00 pm

Alumni Stadium – Davidson College Campus

Tickets are $5.00 for kids, and $10.00 for adults. Come out and cheer on the ‘Cats.


For more events in Davidson – check out our complete calendar.


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