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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: April 5 – 9

by | Apr 4, 2019 | News, Top Right Black Box

It is a busy weekend in Davidson – including several events at Main Street Books.

 

Friday

Money Smart Week: Senior Scams

April 5 @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Join professionals from the NC State Employee Credit Union to learn about common senior scams and how to avoid them. All materials provided. Registration suggested.

 

Police Officer vs All-Stars Basketball Game

April 5 @ 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Community School of Davidson High School Gymnasium

Tickets will be sold at the door for $7.00. Hope to see you there!

The Community School of Davidson invites members of the community to a special basketball game. All-Stars will consist of senior basketball players from CSD, Pine Lake Prep, and Davidson Day) The event will include a 3-point contest and 2 exhibition games. Let’s continue to build good relationships with the Davidson Police Department and specifically, honor Officer Mark Swaney who was killed in the line of duty on December 25, 1997. All proceeds from the event will be put into the Mark Swaney Scholarship fund and given to a high school senior heading off to college. To apply for the scholarship, a high school student will write an essay based on topics chosen by Police Chief Penny Dunn and school administration.

 

Beaver Dam Food Truck Jam

April 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Beaver Dam – 19600 Davidson-Concord Rd

The Beaver Dam First Friday Food Truck events are back! Family friendly. Pet friendly. Food trucks scheduled to participate include: Baltimore Crab Cake, Co., Ole Buddy’s, Smoke and Go BBQ, Snowies, Eleven Lakes Brewing, and What the Fluff. Upcoming events scheduled for May 3 & June 7.

Davidson Lacrosse Hosts George Mason

April 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Richardson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on George Mason. All lacrosse matches are free and open to the public.

 

Davidson Baseball Hosts N.C. Central – CANCELLED (wet field)

April 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wilson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on N.C. Central. All lacrosse matches are free and open to the public. Concession stand located on the third base side, with all profits going to the Davidson Field Hockey and Volleyball teams.

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

April 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street

Show Facts: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed for DCP by Melissa Bowden

Advanced Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $12

Tickets available at Box Office: 704-892-7953 and online.

 

Theatre Department Presents the Mystery of Edwin Drood

April 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical.  In the small town of Chesterham, England, the charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered – by whom?  His romantic rival, John Jasper?  An infamous purveyor of opium, Princess Puffer?  The mysterious Landless twins?  Dickens passed away before he revealed the culprit, but Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical allows the audience to choose which character is the murderer by putting it to a vote.

 

Saturday

Davidson Men’s Golf at Irish Creek – Kannapolis

April 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Irish Creek Golf Course – Kannapolis

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they compete at Irish Creek. Although not in Davidson, this event is the closest tournament for the Wildcats spring season.

 

Davidson Farmers’ Market – 10thAnniversary Season

April 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is back. 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 Fire Department – Controlled Burn

April 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

21000 block of Shearer Road

The Davidson Fire Department will be conducting a training burn of an acquired structure on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 in the 21000 block of Shearer Road. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude after 12:00 p.m. During this time residents may smell or see residual smoke from the training burn. Traffic on Shearer Road (in the area of the training burn) will be reduced to one lane to accommodate fire apparatus. However, motorists will still be allowed to access Shearer Road for travel.

 

STEAM Stories with Maura

April 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Once a month, we partner with Lake Norman CURRENTS magazine to bring you a community story time. STEAM Stories with Maura blends STEAM and literacy, using fun experiments to discuss stories and help with reading comprehension.  Maura teaches at Assurance Preschool, and is a mom of two boys. She spent her high school and college years volunteering for Two Together, a one-on-one literacy tutoring program, and was a co-founder of the After School All-Stars literacy program in Albany, NY. Maura is a freelance illustrator who is passionate about STEAM education. Main Street Books story times are always free and open to all ages. No registration necessary.

 

Book Signing: Lori Leachman

April 6 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Please join Lori Leachman, author of the memoir The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen for a signing at Main Street Books. The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen provides an intimate look at one family’s rise through the ranks of competitive football—from player to high school, then college coaching; followed by coaching in the WFL, CFL, and NFL, and ultimately to Super Bowl champions. It also chronicles the family’s struggle to deal with and understand the decline of the father who was at the center of this lifestyle from CTE. Lori Leachman is a professor of economics at Duke University.

 

Family Sensory Storytime: Sensory Saturday

April 6 @ 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Registration is required. For ages 4-8. Come along to our sensory storytime. This month we will be focusing on construction! Wear your hard hat and best tool belt! Wear play clothes! Call (704)416-4000 to register. Spaces are limited.

 

Junie B. Jones the Musical, Jr. Sneak Peak

April 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Join members of the cast of Davidson Community Players upcoming show, “Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.” for a special story time. The actors from the organization’s Connie Company will perform a short number from the show and read a passage from Junie B. Jones: One Man Band by Barbara Park, where Junie B. has to find an alternative to playing in the first-grade kickball tournament after hurting her big piggy toe. What could possibly go wrong? The show opens at Armour Street Theatre on April 26.

 

Davidson Women’s Soccer Hosts Presbyterian

April 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Alumni Stadium – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on Wofford in a spring season game. All women’s soccer matches are free and open to the public.

 

An Afternoon with Dana Wildsmith

April 6 @4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Dana Wildsmith is the author of a novel, Jumping, and an environmental memoir, Back to Abnormal: Surviving With An Old Farm in the New South, which was a finalist for Georgia Author of the Year. She is also the author of five collections of poetry. Wildsmith has served as Artist-in-Residence for Grand Canyon National Park and for Everglades National Park. She lives with her family on an old farm in north Georgia, and works as an English literacy instructor at Lanier Technical College. Wildsmith’s newest book, One Light, is about a Georgia mother and a daughter who must each take a turn at caregiving. In the first half of the book, the daughter tells of surviving near-fatal burns at age fourteen, and describes with stark straightforwardness the healing process, during which her mother serves as one of her primary caregivers. In Part II, where both voices are alternately and jointly heard, the daughter moves reluctantly into the role of caregiver as her mother travels dementia’s haunting paths. Their shared love of singing and a stubborn tenacity serve as thematic threads.

 

Relay for Life

April 6 @ 6:00 pm – midnight

Baker Sports Complex – Davidson College Campus

On Saturday, April 6th, from 6pm to midnight, we will be holding our annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society at Baker Sports Complex. In addition to raising money for the cause, the event honors cancer survivors with a dinner for survivors and caregivers at 5pm, and a survivors lap at the beginning of the event. The evening will include food, games, activities, and music while people walk around the track set up around the basketball courts. For more information, here is a link to Davidson’s Relay page where those who are interested can sign up for a team to fundraise individually: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY19SER…

 

Live Music: Grievous Angels

April 6 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

April 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

Show Facts: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed for DCP by Melissa Bowden

Advanced Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $12

Tickets available at Box Office: 704-892-7953 and online.

 

Theatre Department Presents the Mystery of Edwin Drood

April 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical.  In the small town of Chesterham, England, the charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered – by whom?  His romantic rival, John Jasper?  An infamous purveyor of opium, Princess Puffer?  The mysterious Landless twins?  Dickens passed away before he revealed the culprit, but Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical allows the audience to choose which character is the murderer by putting it to a vote.

 

Sunday

Davidson Men’s Golf at Irish Creek – Kannapolis

April 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Irish Creek Golf Course – Kannapolis

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they compete at Irish Creek. Although not in Davidson, this event is the closest tournament for the Wildcats spring season.

 

Davidson Baseball Hosts N.C. Central

April 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Wilson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on N.C. Central. All lacrosse matches are free and open to the public. Concession stand located on the third base side, with all profits going to the Davidson Field Hockey and Volleyball teams.

 

Theatre Department Presents the Mystery of Edwin Drood

April 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical.  In the small town of Chesterham, England, the charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered – by whom?  His romantic rival, John Jasper?  An infamous purveyor of opium, Princess Puffer?  The mysterious Landless twins?  Dickens passed away before he revealed the culprit, but Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical allows the audience to choose which character is the murderer by putting it to a vote.

 

Davidson Community Players Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

April 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street

Show Facts: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed for DCP by Melissa Bowden

Advanced Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $12

Tickets available at Box Office: 704-892-7953 and online.

 

Monday

Family  Bunny Reading Time (two sessions)

April 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am & 11:00 am – 12 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Everybunny come along for a special Family Storytime at Davidson Public Library! Featuring stories, songs and otherfun bunny games and activities. Registration is required. Please call (704) 416-4000 to register.

 

Rotary Club of Davidson

April 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Davidson meets on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mondays of each month (excluding federal holidays).  Noon – 1:00 pm at North Harbor Club Restaurant. Meetings last about an hour. Visitors welcome! [NOTE: meetings are being held at Sabi Asian Bistro during construction at North Harbor Club]

 

Open Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

April 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour St

Davidson Community Players, in partnership with the Town of Davidson, announces open auditions for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The production is part of a community partnership called Shakespeare on the Green and will be directed by Wrenn Goodrum. Auditionees should bring a recent picture, a list of theatrical experience and conflicts for April-May. A complete list of available roles can be found on our website. Auditionees are asked to prepare a monologue from one of the choices found on the audition page of our website.

 

Organ at Davidson – The Choir School at St. Peter’s

April 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Organ at Davidson’s April program features The Mastersingers of The Choir School at St. Peter’s, with director and organist Elizabeth Lenti and assistant Garrett Law. The program begins Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Davidson. Performances are free, with donations gratefully accepted. A Friends of the Organ meet-the-artist reception follows.

 

“Socialism’s Empty Promise: The Moral Case For Capitalism” By Andrew Puzder

April 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room – Davidson College Campus

Andrew F. Puzder, the former CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (parent organization of Hardee’s) and nominee for Secretary of Labor, will be coming to campus to speak about Trump’s economic policies, the power of entrepreneurship, income inequality, and the pros and cons of socialism and capitalism. On Dec. 8, 2016, Puzder was nominated by then President-elect Donald Trump to be the United States Secretary of Labor, but on Feb. 15, 2017, the eve of his scheduled confirmation hearing, Puzder withdrew his nomination after it became clear to Republican Senate leaders that they did not have the votes to confirm him in the Senate confirmation.

 

Tuesday

Free Cone Day

April 9 @ 12 pm – 9 pm

Ben & Jerry’s – 202 South Main Street

Don’t miss out on free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s. Be prepared – there will probably be a line.

 

Stress, Insomnia, Fatigue!: A Breathing for Brain Health Workshop Series

April 9 @ 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

You have it. I have it. We all have it. It keeps you up at night and makes you tired during the day. It tightens your neck, shoulders and belly and makes it hard to eat (or makes you eat too much). What if you could just breathe it away? Join Samantha Leonard of Davidson Yoga Therapy to find out how simple it is!

 

Author Mary Laura Philpott at Main Street Books

April 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

“I Miss You When I Blink,” the debut collection by acclaimed essayist and Davidson graduate, Mary Laura Philpott, was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by BuzzFeed, The Millions, Bustle, and others. The author asks: What happens after you check off all the boxes on your to-do list and realize you might need to reinvent the list—and yourself? Main Street Books is excited to welcome Philpott back to the place she called home for four years, particularly to celebrate the profound achievement that is “I Miss You When I Blink.”

 

Open Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

April 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour St

Davidson Community Players, in partnership with the Town of Davidson, announces open auditions for their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The production is part of a community partnership called Shakespeare on the Green and will be directed by Wrenn Goodrum. Auditionees should bring a recent picture, a list of theatrical experience and conflicts for April-May. A complete list of available roles can be found on our website. Auditionees are asked to prepare a monologue from one of the choices found on the audition page of our website.

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