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Ready, Set, Labor Day Weekend in Davidson: Aug 30 – Sept 3

by | Aug 29, 2019 | News, Top Left Red Box

The Wildcats want you to help “Red Out Richardson” as they take on Georgetown at 1 p.m on Saturday.

 

Friday

Davidson Men’s Soccer vs. Wake Tech

August 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Alumni Stadium – Davidson College Campus

Start your Labor Day Weekend by heading out to Alumni Stadium as the Wildcats host Wake Tech.

 

Saturday

Davidson Farmers’ Market

August 31 @ 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.

 

STEAM Stories with Maura

August 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

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.

 

Davidson Football vs. Georgetown

August 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Richardson Stadium – Davidson College Campus

August 31, 1p.m. vs. Georgetown – Military / First Responder Appreciation Game

 

Watercraft Rental

August 31 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lake Davidson Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton

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

 

Live Music: Room Twenty-Seven

August 31 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Sunday

Concert on the Green – Chicago Rewind

Sept 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Town Green

Chicago Rewired – The Premier Chicago Tribute Band is a tribute to “Chicago®” – one the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups in history with record sales topping 100,000,000 including 21 top 10 singles, 5 consecutive number one albums, 11 number one singles, and 5 gold singles. The band comprises a unique blend of talented and seasoned musicians joining forces with the common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of “Chicago®” – the soundtrack to great memories for so many people!

 

Monday– Labor Day

 

Davidson Town Hall will be closed

Rotary Club of Davidson – WILL NOT MEET

 

Tuesday

Paws to Read

Sept 3 @ 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. School Age (5-11)

 

Best Friends

Sept 3 @ 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Main Street Books invites readers to join Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham, the author and illustrator behind the wildly popular graphic novels “Real Friends” and “Best Friends” at the bookstore for a discussion and signing. “Best Friends” is a new tale from Hale and LeUyen about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she’s allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?

 

Carol Quillen: “Being Human: Disciplinary Reflections”

Sept 3 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Sloan Music Center – Tyler Tallman Recital Hall: Davidson College Campus

Homo Narrans: Humans as Storytellers: “We are humans. […] We are the moral inhabitants of the globe. To deny this, regardless of our feeble attempts to live up to it, is to lie in prison.” — Toni Morrison

About the talk: Humans have for centuries confronted the challenge of treating one another ethically when people have very different ideas of right and wrong.  At this historical moment, many are skeptical of universalizing normative claims (for example, declarations of human rights), however emancipatory these may sound, either because such claims have been ineffectual or because they seem self-serving, an alibi for perpetuating the violence of colonialism. Asserting that all humans are rights-bearing individuals has not prevented us from dehumanizing and killing many human persons. This talk starts in a different place. What if, drawing on humanistic modes of inquiry and artistic creation, we begin by imagining all humans as tellers of stories that we, as other humans, are obligated to hear? Could this idea of homo narrans, human as storyteller, ground a productive quest to live freely as “moral inhabitants of the globe?”

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