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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: Sept. 21-25

by | Sep 21, 2018 | News

What are your plans for the weekend? (Bill Giduz photo)


 Davidson Field Hockey Hosts Longwood

Sept 21 @ 6:00 pm

Belk Turf Field – Davidson College Campus

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


 Davidson Volleyball Hosts Duquesne

Sept 21 @ 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.


 Live Music: Sunday Union

Sept 21 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



 MAC Poker Ride

September 22 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ingersoll Rand – 800 Beaty Street

Mooresville Area Cyclists, Inc. (MAC) is a group of passionate, driven athletes created to bring local cyclists together.  MAC aims to influence cyclists to bring about change for the better by promoting a tight family bond, volunteer work, and charity.  By doing so, MAC hopes to now only educate the Mooresville area and beyond of cycling’s various benefits, but to help make the Lake Norman community a better place.  MAC organizes a charity ride, MAC Poker Ride, to raise funds for local charities.  This year, the proceeds will be used to support the Ada Jenkins Center.


Davidson Farmers’ Market

Sept 22 @ 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.


Watercraft Rental

Sept 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lake Davidson Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton Street

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 port their watercraft(s) by 5:00 pm. For reservations or more information, call Davidson Parks and Recreation at 704-892-3349 or online at


 Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival

Sept 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Downtown & The Town Green

The Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Festival returns on Saturday, September 22nd, 5:00 – 9:00. Come spend a lovely evening strolling the historic streets of Downtown Davidson as we showcase over 40 of the area’s best makers! Expect to find a wide variety of handmade gifts including pottery, jewelry, photography, fine art, metal work, textiles and more. Crawlers will also be treated to live music on the Davidson Green by Billy Jones and the Pocket, outdoor food and beverage sales, an interactive children’s art area and retail shops open late. This fabulous bi-yearly event is one you won’t want to miss!


Davidson Film Club: “The White Ribbon”

September 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

The Davidson Film Club (DFC) screening of the German film, “The White Ribbon,” (2009) will be held on Saturday, September 22. Memberships are now open for the five-film series, at a cost of $35. You can mail a check to Davidson Film Club, P.O. Box 32, Davidson, NC 28036 or you can use PayPay on the DFC website. Walk-ins are welcome at a cost of $9 per film.


 Live Music: Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies

Sept 22 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



Davidson Volleyball Hosts La Salle

Sept 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Wildcats host La Salle at Belk Arena. All volleyball games are free and open to the public.


Music at St. Albans: Heartland Baroque

September 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church – 301 Caldwell Lane

Arrive early to enjoy the pre-concert young artists performance at 2:30 p.m. Each concert will be followed by a “meet the artist” reception. Tickets are available at the door [$20/general admission; $15/seniors; $10/students; children under 12/free] or at the website. Heartland Baroque with special guest soprano Molly Quinn. Take an imaginative and compelling walking tour of Venice with Mark Twain as our 19th-Century guide, hand-in-hand with the most-revered Venetian composers of the 17th-Century: Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Grandi, Dario Castello, and Biagio Marinito.


Prayer at the Close of Day

September 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church – campus side

Enjoy a quiet service of music, prayer, silence and contemplation, led by musicians from Davidson College Presbyterian and Davidson United Methodist churches. The ancient night prayer service of Compline, alongside chants from Taizé, will be offered in an outdoor setting, by the front steps of Davidson College Presbyterian Church on the campus side. All in the community are welcome. The following month, the service will be held in the chapel of Davidson United Methodist Church on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jane D. Cain, Director of Music, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 704-892-5641.



Family Story Time

Sept 24 @ 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 24 @ 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!



Reynolds Lecture: Q&A with Janet Mock

September 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall

Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and producer, and advocate whose bestselling memoir Redefining Realness was the first autobiography written from the perspective of a trans girl. She produced the MSNBC series Beyond My Body and the HBO documentary The Trans List. Mock is a contributing editor at Allure, where she writes the column “Beauty Beyond Binaries.”

This is event is free, but tickets, limited to two per person, are required. Tickets will be available to Davidson College students, faculty, and staff on August 20 and the general public on Sept. 10. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office. There will be a book signing with Janet Mock immediately following the lecture, in the Brown Atrium outside the Duke Family Performance Hall.


Release Party: Money Rock by Pam Kelley

Sept 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S Main Street

Main Street Books is excited to celebrate the release of Money Rock with author and veteran reporter Pam Kelley. Join us at the store for a discussion and signing of this fascinating read, meet author Pam Kelley, and indulge in light refreshments. Money Rock is the gripping story—by turns action-packed, uplifting, and tragic—of a striving African American family, swept up and transformed by the 1980s cocaine epidemic. This epic account begins in 1963 when Belton Lamont Platt (who would come to be known as Money Rock) is born in a newly integrated North Carolina hospital to Carrie, an activist mother. It ends with Belton’s sons, three of whom die violently as teenagers, and one—his oldest—who’s trying to transcend a criminal past in a world where the odds are stacked against him. This intimate journey shows the social forces and public policies shaping the choices of characters both brilliant and flawed, complex people whose lives are often oversimplified and undervalued. Readers will find in Money Rock a deeply American story, one that shouldn’t be possible, let alone common.


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