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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: April 18 – 22

by | Apr 18, 2019 | News

Spring is in bloom in Davidson!



Paws to Read

April 18 @ 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

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


Saddest Night Ever

April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lingle Chapel – Davidson College Presbyterian Church

A community Holy Week service for children and families.


Maundy Thursday Worship Service

April 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Davidson Presbyterian Church – 116 Depot Street

Worship with Communion and Foot Washing 6:30 p.m. at Davidson Presbyterian Church – 116 Depot Street. Join this meaningful service commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.


Davidson College Honor Council Speaker Series Presents: Jackie Davidson ’02

April 18 @ 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Chambers Lilly Family Gallery – Davidson College Campus

Davidson College warmly welcomes distinguished alumna Jacqueline Davidson, Class of 2002, who will address the college and the public during a presentation titled, “The Honor Council Speaker Series Presents: Jacqueline Davidson ‘02.” A 12-year National Football League veteran, she oversees her private consulting firm which provides insights into the salary cap and player contracts for NFL clubs, agents and media. Additionally, she forecasts trends for the NFL salary cap and player costs and advises on club compliance regarding both the NFL collective bargaining agreement and the NFL player personnel rules. Davidson, listed as one of’s most influential women in football, frequently serves as a sports panelist most recently appearing at the Sports Management Worldwide Career Conference and the NFL Super Bowl Experience. Named a Davidson College’s “Game Changer”, a distinction awarded to those who question the status quo and push themselves to achieve more than they thought possible, inspiring others both off and on campus, Davidson earned a Juris Doctorate from Cornell in 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Davidson College in 2002. Born in Tuscaloosa, AL, Davidson is a member of the New York State Bar. Hosted by the Davidson College Student Honor Council, this event is FREE and open to the public.


Dance Ensemble

April 18 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

Student choreographer show featuring styles such as Hip-op, contemporary, Bollywood, Kpop, Jazz, African, Greek and many more!



Good Friday Community Prayer Vigil

April 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Lingle Chapel – Davidson College Presbyterian Church

The community is invited to this prayer vigil at Lingle Chapel.


Live Music: Rusty Knox

April 19 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



Davidson Farmers’ Market

April 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

The Davidson Farmer’s Market, Inc. (DFM) is back this week. 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.


Town of Davidson’s Earth Day Fair

April 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit Coffee Parking Lot

The Town of Davidson invites the community to the Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Davidson Farmers Market (behind Summit Coffee and adjacent to town hall). Earth Day is celebrated annually around the world on April 22.

The Earth Day fair will feature:

  • Local beekeeper: honey bee exhibit, learn about Davidson’s Bee City USA designation and how native plants support pollinators
  • Wipe Out Waste recycling and hazardous waste information for Mecklenburg County
  • Solar Power Q & A with Renu Energy Solutions
  • Davidson Parks and Recreation vehicle, the ELF bike: Electric, Light, Fun
  • Children’s activities throughout the fair: Davidson Lands Conservancy’s World of Wonder will make bee hotels, offer face painting, and more


Davidson Lacrosse Hosts St. Bonaventure

April 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Richardson Field – Davidson College Campus

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


Watercraft Rental

April 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton St

Enjoy a self-guided watercraft adventure through Lake Davidson. Rental includes your choice of kayak or paddleboard, paddles and life vest. For more info or to reserve watercraft call 704-892-3349 or online 


Second Night Seder at Temple Kol Tikvah

April 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Temple Kol Tikvah – 605 South Street

The community is invited to share in the celebration of Second Night Seder. It will be held at the Temple, located at 605 South Street in Davidson, on Saturday, April 20 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.


Great Easter Vigil

April 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

At the Great Vigil of Easter Davidson College Presbyterian Church recounts who we are as a community of faith. Beginning with the Liturgy of Light, we light candles from a new fire. We tell the stories of our history, beginning with Creation, in the Liturgy of the Word. We remember our baptism in the Liturgy of the Water and we celebrate the paschal mystery in the Eucharist. Through drama, movement, music, and celebration, we welcome the Resurrection. Bring a small bell to ring.



Easter Services – Flowering the Cross

April 21 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

8:30 a.m. Sanctuary; 9:45 a.m. Congregation House; 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary. The flowering the Cross is a tradition for those coming to worship on Easter morning to bring greenery and fresh cut flowers to add to the cross. This cross will be decorated throughout the morning and then used as part of the 9:45 and 11 a.m. worship services.



Family Reading Time (two sessions)

April 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am & 11:00 am – 12 pm

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Bring your family (ages 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.


Get W.O.K.E. – An Initiative to Help Build Relations Between Davidson Youth and Police

April 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall 

Get W.O.K.E or Get (W)orking (O)n (K)nowledge and (E)mpowerment was born. Get W.O.K.E. is an initiative working to help build relations between Davidson’s youth and police by providing knowledge and information for encounters with police. The initiative is the brainchild of Carson Pauling, founder of Get W.O.K.E, a junior at Davidson Day School and active in the community.  She approached the Davidson Police Department in 2018 with this concept and began work with Chief Penny Dunn to formulate a program. Live demonstrations will not only show behaviors effecting a police contact.  The reasons for why officers respond the way they do is demonstrated and explained as well. 


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