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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: October 26 – 30

by | Oct 25, 2018 | News, Top Left Red Box

The crane is gone, and the spectacular Wind Sculpture (SG) I is now in its permanent home on the Davidson College campus. With everything going on this weekend, it is worth making time to see the sculpture by artist Yinka Shonibare.

 

It Is Family Weekend at Davidson College

Friday

Early Voting

Oct 26 @ 7 am – 7pm

Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Davidson residents can vote early at Cornelius Town Hall (or any other early voting location in Mecklenburg County). On November 6, residents must vote at their designated polling locations. For more information visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website.

 

Chorale Family Weekend Concert

October 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary – Corner of Main St. and Concord Road

The Davidson College Chorale & Davidson Singers offer the first choral concert of the season. This special performance for friends and family highlights some of the vibrant and challenging repertoire the ensembles are performing this year. Free and open to the public.

 

Davidson Field Hockey Hosts VCU

October 26 @ 5:30

Belk Turf Field – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host VCU at Belk Turf Field. This is senior night for the ‘Cats – come on out to see the game. All field hockey games are free and open to the public.

 

Davidson Volleyball Hosts Saint Louis

October 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

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

 

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Family Weekend Concert

October 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

900 Room; Alvarez College Union – Davidson College Campus

Have an up-close and personal concert experience with the DCSO as they share highlights from the season in an intimate setting. Free and open to the public.

 

Live Music: Rusty Knox

Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Davidson Theatre Department Presents: Book of Will

October 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

What if Shakespeare’s words had been lost forever? After his death and a couple of badly botched productions, his fellow actors and friends realize that his lines are disappearing from memory.  Join their journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. A true story of love, loss and laughter that will shed new light on a figure you may think you know.

 

Davidson Community Players Presents Boos and Brews

October 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

20700 N. Main Street, Suite 112 – Cornelius

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween and support the arts? Tickets are on sale now for Boos & Brews, Davidson Community Players’ second annual Halloween Play Festival featuring eight short plays written by local community playwrights. In the spirit of the holiday, all the plays have one major theme in common—ghoulish fun. The plays will be directed by Stuart Jonap, Jim Esposito, Melissa Bowden, Della Knowles and Sarah Farra. Audience members will choose the best play for a cash award at the end of the production. Tickets are general admission and cost $15 each. This festival features mature themes and is appropriate for ages 16 and older. A selection of beer from local favorite D9 Brewing Company will be available for purchase at each performance, along with wine. Tickets can be purchased onlineor by calling 704.892.7953.

 

Jazz Ensemble – Family Weekend

October 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Sloan Music Center – Tyler Tallman Hall – Davidson College Campus

Join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble as they perform highlights of their season during Davidson College’s Family Weekend celebrations! Free and open to the public.

 

Saturday

Davidson Farmers’ Market

Oct 27 @ 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

Oct 27 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Town Green

Dr. Candace Howell- Davidson Clinic

Topic: Asthma – Children and Adults as the Winter and Flu Season are about upon us. Atrium health is sponsoring this week’s walk and providing a healthy snack table. 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 in order 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.

 

Early Voting

Oct 27 @ 10 am – 5pm

Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Davidson residents can vote early at Cornelius Town Hall (or any other early voting location in Mecklenburg County). On November 6, residents must vote at their designated polling locations. For more information visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website.

 

Small Business Concierge

October 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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.

 

Davidson Football Hosts Stetson

October 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Richardson Stadium – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host Stetson at Richardson stadium. Wear your RED to the “Red Out Richardson” game.

 

Men’s & Women’s Swimming host VMI and UNC-Asheville

October 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cannon Natatorium: Baker Sports Complex – Davidson College Campus

The swimming teams will be hosting VMI and UNC-Asheville in the Cannon Natatorium in the Baker Sports Complex. All swimming meets are free and open to the public.

 

Watercraft Rental

October 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Lake Davidson 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! To obtain these materials, please meet our staff at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve (located behind Davidson Day School). All participants must port their watercraft(s) by 5 pm. To register or for more information, call Davidson Parks and Recreation at 704-892-3349 or online at http://www.townofdavidson.org/dpr

 

Davidson Men’s Soccer Hosts George Mason

October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alumni Stadium – Davidson College Campus

The Wildcats host George Mason at Alumni Stadium. Trick or Treat Game – fans wearing a costume receive 50% off admission; Trick or Treat with players postgame!

 

Live Music: Live Music: Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies

October 27 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Davidson Theatre Department Presents: Book of Will

October 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

What if Shakespeare’s words had been lost forever? After his death and a couple of badly botched productions, his fellow actors and friends realize that his lines are disappearing from memory.  Join their journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. A true story of love, loss and laughter that will shed new light on a figure you may think you know.

 

Sunday

Davidson Volleyball Hosts Dayton

October 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

John Belk Arena – Davidson College Campus

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

 

Early Voting

Oct 28 @ 1 pm – 4pm

Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Davidson residents can vote early at Cornelius Town Hall (or any other early voting location in Mecklenburg County). On November 6, residents must vote at their designated polling locations. For more information visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website.

 

Davidson Theatre Department Presents: Book of Will

October 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

What if Shakespeare’s words had been lost forever? After his death and a couple of badly botched productions, his fellow actors and friends realize that his lines are disappearing from memory.  Join their journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. A true story of love, loss and laughter that will shed new light on a figure you may think you know.

 

Concert Series: Flute Quartet

October 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Sloan Music Center: Tyler Tallman Hall – Davidson College Campus

Flute4 is a quartet of hard-working Carolina flutists brought together by friendship, a common enthusiasm for the flute, and a desire to explore and commission flute repertoire with a professional group enabled by a team approach. Discovering this repertoire with friends, new and old, is full of personal rewards, but also contributes to the work within their teaching studios and renewed excitement for chamber works for flutes. Though their relationships span decades, Flute4 was formed in 2017. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Officeat 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

DavidsonLearns is proudly sponsoring a pre-concert reception and a lecture by the performers at 1:30 p.m. in room 200 next to Tyler-Tallman Hall.

 

Monday

Early Voting

Oct 29 @ 7 am – 7pm

Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Davidson residents can vote early at Cornelius Town Hall (or any other early voting location in Mecklenburg County). On November 6, residents must vote at their designated polling locations. For more information visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website.

 

Family Story Time

Oct 29 @ 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

Oct 29 @ 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

Early Voting

Oct 30 @ 7 am – 7pm

Cornelius Town Hall – 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Davidson residents can vote early at Cornelius Town Hall (or any other early voting location in Mecklenburg County). On November 6, residents must vote at their designated polling locations. For more information visit the Mecklenburg Board of Elections website.

 

A Reading By Jaki Shelton-Green: N.C. Poet Laureate

October 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

900 Room: Alvarez College Union – Davidson College Campus

The English Department presents a reading by Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate. Jaki teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and is a 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate, 2007 Sam Ragan Award in Fine Arts and won the 2003 North Carolina Award in Literature. This event is open to the college campus community and the public. No tickets are required.

 

Paws to Read

October 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. For school aged children and families.

 

Halloween March

October 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Main Street – Davidson

The Town of Davidson will celebrate the Halloween season on Tuesday, October 30 starting at 5:00 p.m. with our traditional Halloween March along Main Street. Families should line up at town hall to parade along Main Street to receive treats from merchants and organizations starting at 4:45 p.m. Special thanks to our Davidson merchants and businesses for supporting this great event. We look forward to seeing you in costume! Regular Halloween trick-or-treating around town will still take place on October 31. For More Information Please contact Kim Fleming by email or by phone at 704-940-9622 with any questions.

 

North-South Parkway Public Meeting

October 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hopewell Baptist Church – 18841 Davidson-Concord Road

Davidson residents are invited to offer input regarding existing roadways, new alignments, or a combination of both, with respect to the North-South Parkway at a public meeting on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church located at 18841 Davidson-Concord Road. A team comprised of staff from Iredell County, the Towns of Davidson, Mooresville, Cornelius, and Huntersville, the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission (LNTC), and the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) are working to identify transportation alternatives for a north-south corridor from Eastfield Road in Huntersville up to Timber Road in Mooresville.

 

Jake Shelton Green – A Q&A: Poetry, Activism, and Community

October 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sloan Music Center: Tyler Tallman Hall – Davidson College Campus

The English Department welcomes Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate for a Q&A about community building, activism and poetry moderated by Professor Shireen Campbell, Chair of English and Sherry Nelson, Director of Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement. Jaki teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies and is a 2014 NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee, 2009 NC Piedmont Laureate, 2007 Sam Ragan Award in Fine Arts and won the 2003 North Carolina Award in Literature. This event is open to the college campus community and the public.  No tickets are required.

 

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

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