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Ready, Set, April is For Arts Weekend in Davidson: April 26-29

by | Apr 24, 2019 | News, Top Right Black Box

 

Friday

April is for Arts Gallery Crawl

April 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street – South Main Street

The April is for Arts Gallery Crawl takes place on Friday, April 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Our Main Street and South Main Street businesses and sidewalks will be transformed into lively art galleries. Homewood Suites at the Circles @ 30 will also showcase many artists. April is for Arts is a month-long celebration of the arts in Davidson.  We have selected the weekend of April 26-28 to focus on the arts in town and have many exciting events planned for residents/ and visitors.

 

Davidson Baseball Hosts Saint Louis

April 26 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wilson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on the Billikins for a 3-game home series. All baseball games are free and open to the public.

 

LAST OUT: Elegy of a Green Beret

April 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Shearer Music Hall – 500 W. Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677

LAST OUT is a play about war…and the cost of war. There will be scenes of combat, sounds of combat, flashing lights, wooden weapons, and profanity. Again, this is a play about war. Run time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes followed by a talk-back with the cast. Doors open at 6 PM. Taking two years to complete, LAST OUT is based on true stories of modern war told from a downrange and home-front perspective, performed with an all veteran and veteran-family cast and musical score. LAST OUT is a theatrical experience intended to help civilians better understand the cost of combat to our veterans and their families, and to help warriors utilize the power of story to let go of their pain, healing the wounds of war. LAST OUT is produced by The Heroes Journey, a 501c3 nonprofit founded by Ret. Lt. Col. Scott Mann and his wife, Monty Mann, dedicated to helping our military men and women find their voice and tell their story in transition with free books, workshops, and virtual training.

 

Junie B. Jones The Musical

April 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Suitable for ages 6 and up.

 

Live Music: Sunday Union

April 26 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Saturday

Walk With A Doc – 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

2nd Year of Walk With A Doc (WWAD) will be held this Saturday April 26th.  We will meet on the Village Green for our talk and walk. WWAD will be the second and fourth Saturdays of each month through November except May when we will have a special walk on May 4th, Town Day, co-sponsored by Live Healthy Carolinas and Davidson Lifeline, when we will be talking about Brain Health and Prevention, as well as our 2019 Walk Challenge. See our Facebook page Walk With A Doc Lake Norman for more details. Come out and join us Saturday as we Educate, Exercise, and Empower each other one step at a time.

 

Davidson Farmers’ Market

April 27 @ 9:00 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.

 

Art on the Green

April 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

This enormously popular event brings thousands of people to Davidson to enjoy art, live music, and food. The juried art festival features booths filled with top-quality art works from artists throughout the region. The weekend will include musical performances by a variety of local talents and a host of food choices from both on-site vendors and area restaurants. Join us for an exciting weekend filled with visual, musical and culinary arts!

 

Beautiful Bugs

April 27 @ 10:00a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

After a bug scavenger hunt, participants will explore artistic renderings and scientific photo-documentation of bugs and the physical characteristics of specific bugs. Following the discovery and exploration process, participants will choose a bug to create using the materials provided.

This program is in conjunction with Dia de los ninos, Dia de los libros. For more information visit: http://cs.ala.org/websurvey/alsc/dia/index.cfmPresenter: Jen Bourne

 

Lingle Hut Fundraising Fish Fry

April 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reeves Temple AME Zion Church – 213 Watson Street

Members of Reeves Temple AME Zion Church will be hosting a Fish Fry as a fundraiser for their efforts to restore historic Lingle Hut. Plates: $10, Sandwiches: $8, Sodas: $1

  • Fish options include: Whiting or Croaker
  • Sides include: baked beans, cole slaw, and bread

 

Junie B. Jones the Musical [Two Saturday performances]

April 27 @ 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Suitable for ages 6 and up

 

Davidson Baseball Hosts Saint Louis

April 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Wilson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on the Billikins for a 3-game home series. All baseball games are free and open to the public.

 

Watercraft Rental

April 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton St

Enjoy a self-guided adventure through Lake Davidson! Rental; includes your choice of kayak or paddleboard, paddles, and life vest. For more info or to reserve watercraft, call Davidson Parks and Recreation 704-892-3349 or online http://www.townofdavidson.org/dpr

 

8th Annual Concert at the Corner

April 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hopewell Baptist Church – 18841 Davidson-Concord Road

Hopewell Baptist church will be hosting a free concert on Saturday, April 27 5-8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the church, located at 18841 Davidson-Concord Road. The concert features Josh Gilbert, Adam Beard, and John Lewis. Bring a blanket or camping chair and enjoy the fun, food, face painting, and kids’ activities.

 

Photo Exhibit to Honor Patrick Braxton Andrew – Reception

April 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

The beautiful creations that will be on display during the town’s “April Is For Arts” exhibition April 26-28 represent the heart and soul of the creators. But one exhibition will, in a poignant way, present the soul of an artist who can no longer be present to share his artistic vision with viewers. The exhibition, titled “Búsqueme Siempre” (Look For Me Always), comprises travel photos by Patrick Braxton-Andrew, the 34-year-old Davidson native who was murdered in Mexico on October 28. His friends and relatives will be displaying for sale 18 photo images by Patrick that he took during his life of extensive travel. Proceeds from sale of the photos will benefit the Team Summit Foundation, the Patrick Braxton-Andrew Memorial Fund for International Travel at Davidson College, and a memorial fund for Academia Digital de PBA at E2D.

 

Community Dinner

Roosevelt Wilson Park – Griffith Street

April 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Town of Davidson will provide the main dish, water, tea, and paper goods. This dinner is picnic style so please bring your chairs and blankets along with a side dish or dessert to share. Don’t forget to bring a serving utensil! Residents will also have an opportunity to meet the artists who will be creating the Sensory Sculpture Garden at Roosevelt Wilson Park – the next public art project in Davidson. In case of inclement weather, Davidson residents can pick up a plate of food at town hall.

 

Live Music: Rick Sprietzer

April 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Sunday

Art on the Green

April 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Davidson Town Green

This enormously popular event brings thousands of people to Davidson to enjoy art, live music, and food. This juried art festival features booths filled with top-quality art works from artists throughout the region. The weekend will include musical performances by a variety of local talents and a host of food choices from both on-site vendors and area restaurants. Join us for an exciting weekend filled with visual, musical, and culinary arts! Event Website

http://nc-davidson2.civicplus.com/657/Art-on-the-Green

 

Davidson Baseball Hosts Saint Louis

April 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wilson Field – Davidson College Campus

Come cheer on the Wildcats as they take on the Billikins for a 3-game home series. All baseball games are free and open to the public.

 

Junie B. Jones The Musical [2 Sunday performances]

April 28 @ 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament, and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting. Suitable for ages 6 and up

 

World of Wonder: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies!

April 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location provided to registered participants

Join us on a nature expedition with local birder, pollinator expert, and naturalist, Rob Van Epps. We’ll be walking along local trails discovering all the activities of our local wildlife. Spring migration of birds will be at its peak, so chances of seeing some nice migrants are high. Rob will bring a scope to allow fantastic views of some of those more distant birds, plus we’ll get a close-up look at butterflies, bees, and spring wildflowers. In celebration of Davidson Lands Conservancy recent publication of insect and butterfly books and Davidson’s being designated a Bee City (www.beecityusa.org), we’re looking forward to master naturalist, Rob Van Epps, leading us on this nature walk. This outing is for children with their families. The minimum age is 4 years old. Location and other details will be sent to those who pre-register.

 

Music at St. Albans: Mannheim Rocket

April 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church – 301 Caldwell Lane

Mannheim Rocket – The Virginia-based classical chamber ensemble will play sextets and octets with strings and classical-period clarinet. 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.

 

2019 ReadDavidson Presents Charles Frazier

April 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Lilly Family Gallery (Chambers Bldg) – Davidson

Join us for a conversation between New York Times bestselling author, Charles Frazier and D.G. Martin ’62 about Frazier’s novel “Varina,”  the 2019 ReadDavidson selection. ReadDavidson, an annual town-wide reading initiative that started in 2007, is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books,and Davidson Learns, with support from the Department of English at Davidson College. The ReadDavidson committee encourages people to read a selected book and attend entertaining and educational book-related events that make the book come to life. This year’s events are scheduled for April, in conjunction with the town’s annual “April is for Arts” initiative.  All members of the community are invited to read “Varina” and attend these free-of-charge events.

 

Concert on The Green – Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble

April 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Town Green

Join us for the first concert of the season. The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of approximately 50 student-musicians, all of whom have diverse backgrounds and varying career interests but have a keen passion for music. With only about 4% of the orchestra being composed of music majors, the orchestra is an excellent place for students to rehearse and perform in a collaborative atmosphere, while honing their technical skills and broadening their musical knowledge and experience. The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned “big band” of approximately eighteen musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year, with several events highlighting the schedule. Free admission.

 

Monday

Family Reading Time (two sessions)

April 29 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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.

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