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Ready, Set, Town Day Weekend in Davidson: May 3 – 6

by | May 2, 2019 | News

Town Day 2019 will be held on Saturday, May 4

 

Friday

Junie B. Jones The Musical

May 3 @ 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. Book and Lyrics by Marci Heisler. Music by Zina Goldrich.

 

Live Music: Shay Lovett

May 3 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Saturday – TOWN DAY

Spartan 5k

May 4 @ 6:00 am

Town Green

Held in conjunction with the Davidson Town Day Celebration, the Community School of Davidson (CSD) is sponsoring the 12th Annual Spartan Half Marathon, 10K & 5K to benefit the school’s Athletic Boosters Club. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the student/athletes at the Community School of Davidson. Event Website https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Davidson/SpartanHalfMarathon5K 

 

Davidson Farmers’ Market

May 4 @ 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.

 

Walk With A Doc

May 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Town Green

2nd Year of Walk With A Doc (WWAD) –  We will meet on the Village Green for our talk and walk at 9-10. 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 Town Day 2019

May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Town Green

We encourage all citizens to walk or ride a bike to the green (May is National Bike Month). We’ll have police officers stationed at key intersections to ensure safety. Ride your bike and park it in the “bike corral” near the Town of Davidson’s booth.

Town Day was originally started as a day of service followed by a town picture. For the second year in a row, we are incorporating the service component and the town picture into our festivities. Citizens will have the opportunity to bring items for a food drive. Please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food or canned goods when you come to Town Day. Collection baskets will be located at the Town of Davidson’s booth, and food will be delivered to food pantry at Ada Jenkins. The town picture will take place at 10:00 a.m. Please meet on the patio in front of the library.

Once at the green you’ll enjoy:

  • a cake walk,
  • yard games,
  • a selfie station,
  • face painting,
  • puzzles and memory games,
  • a pinewood derby,
  • temporary tattoos,
  • a monkey bridge,
  • pollinator activities,
  • skill building activities,
  • music, entertainment, and food, and
  • many booths featuring Davidson organizations.

 Visit the Town of Davidson’s booth to:

  • see the E.L.F. (the parks and recreation vehicle),
  • register for our Vial of Life program (ensure that first responders receive your medical information during an emergency)
  • learn about the town’s pedestrian and bicyclist safety campaign, Watch For Me NC,
  • learn about child safety and anti-bullying,
  • register for the CharMeck Alerts system, and
  • get information on the programs and summer camps offered by the parks and recreation department.

The Davidson Fire Department will display a fire truck on Main Street.

 

Sensory Stories with Miss Rikki

May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Ms. Rikki presents a book and a craft on select Saturdays for our story time offering! All Main Street Books’ story times are free and open to the public. Registration not required.

 

Junie B. Jones The Musical [two Saturday performances]

May 4 @ 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. Book and Lyrics by Marci Heisler. Music by Zina Goldrich.

 

Live Music: Daniel Thrailkill and Jonah Horton

May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Concert Series: Ari Hest

May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sloan Music Center – Tyler-Tallman Hall

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist Ari Hest will be electrifying the audience in Tyler-Tallman Hall with globally inspired music and lyrics. Many of Hest’s songs have appeared on TV and film such as The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill to name a few, so don’t miss your chance to hear this icon in modern pop music! For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

 

Sunday

Lake Norman Jewish Council to hold the Third Annual Deli Day

May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Temple Kol Tikvah – 605 South Street

The third annual Lake Norman Jewish Council Deli Fest is still about the food. Kosher-style, authentic, traditional, delicious Jewish Deli favorites. It is going to be bigger and better than last year! Enjoy a New York kosher-style deli sandwich of corned beef or pastrami with coleslaw and pickle. Add a nice hot potato knish from Brooklyn. The Kosher Box offers a Hebrew National hot dog, soda and chips, perfect for kids of all ages. The council is made up of Congregation Emanuel in Statesville, Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson, the Lake Norman Chapter of Hadassah, and a few independent board members, along with generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte to bring Jewish cultural events to the area.

 

Junie B. Jones The Musical

May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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. Book and Lyrics by Marci Heisler. Music by Zina Goldrich.

 

Watercraft Rental

May 5 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 http://www.townofdavidson.org/dpr

 

Flame and Fury: Pre-Concert Talk

May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  1. Shaw Smith 900 Room – Alvarez College Union

Before the concert “Flame and Fury,” DavidsonLearns will be proudly sponsoring a pre-concert reception and a lecture by Tara Villa Keith, director of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, at 6:00 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 room.

 

Concert on the Green- Kids in America

May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Town Green

Kids in America is the name of the band, and they play music from the ‘80s.

Event Website:  http://www.concertsonthegreen.com/

 

Davidson Community Players Open Auditions for “A Comedy of Tenors”

May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

DCP Actor’s Lab – 20700 N. Main St., Ste. 112 Cornelius

Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for its July 2019 production of “A Comedy of Tenors,” a play by Ken Ludwig. The production will be directed by Tim Ross and will run for eight performances from July 18-28 at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College. Auditions will take place on May 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. at. Actors need only to attend one session. Auditionees should bring a recent picture, a list of theatrical experience and a list of conflicts for the late May-July time frame. They should also be prepared to sing a song spontaneously, as there are some roles in this show that feature singing. All ethnicities welcome. Full rehearsals will begin in early June. Visit the Davidson Community Players website for a complete list of available roles. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Sylvia Schnople, DCP Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email her. Please see the DCP website for our casting policy. Perusal scripts are available with a $10 deposit.

 

End-of-Year Choir Masterworks Concert: Flame and Fury!

May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College Campus

Over 170 singers in the Davidson College Choirs and the fully professional Pro Arte Orchestra will thrill you as they unite to perform in this year’s annual choral masterworks series entitled Flame and Fury! Featuring the Prologue from Boito’s Mefistofele and William Walton’s iconic work, Belshazzar’s Feast, this collaborative musical feat is the culmination of an eventful and successful year in the Music Department and an exciting way to close out the school year with a bang! For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

 

Monday

Family Reading Time (two sessions)

May 6 @ 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.

 

Rotary Club of Davidson

May 6 @ 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]

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