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Ready, Set, Thanksgiving Weekend in Davidson: November 29 – December 2

by | Nov 28, 2019 | Bottom Right Box, News

Holiday Gala



 Live Music: Jamundo

November 29 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street


Small Business Saturday

Please consider shopping at our local Davidson stores today . . .and every day. 

Davidson Farmers’ Market

November 30 @ 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.


AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show 2019

November 30 @ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ingersoll-Rand Davidson Campus – Beaty Street

Ray Evernham’s 7th annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show presented by Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co. will be held Saturday, November 30 (rain date is 12/1). The show will again be open to all cars and held at Ingersoll Rand’s North American Corporate Headquarters in Davidson, NC. Gates open for car entrants at 7 a.m. and for spectators at 10 a.m. Spectator tickets are only $5 and kids under 10 are free. Spectator passes are sold at the gate on the day of the show only. Credit cards and cash accepted. VIP Experience Passes are available for $150/each. 100% of the proceeds from AmeriCarna LIVE will be donated to the Evernham Family – Racing for a Reason Foundation and go to support the IGNITE community center in Davidson for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. Event Website


Gone Dogs book signing

November 30 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Here in the US, we share our homes with over 70 million dogs. That’s about one dog for every four people! It’s as though dogs are an extension of the family. Because they are. But anyone who has ever loved a dog will tell you that saying goodbye to these friends is one of the toughest things you’ll ever endure. Gone Dogs is a stunning 216-page coffee table book filled with stories, poems, and photography by people from all over the world sharing the dogs of their lifetimes. Dogs who are gone, but who will never be forgotten. If you’ve ever loved a dog, you’re going to love this book. Join the creators of Gone Dogs, Laurie Smithwick and Jim Mitchem, for a signing of GONE DOGS.


Live Music: Humbolt and the Holy Smokes

November 30 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street



There are no events listed on our community calendar on Sunday.



Day Without Art/World AIDS Day

December 2 – all day

Davidson College Campus

As a memorial to lives lost to AIDS, sculptures on campus will be covered on December 2 to create a visual reminder of the art and creativity lost to the world due to the AIDS epidemic.


Literacy Scavenger Hunt: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

December 2 @ all day

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Get ready for some Hippo-riffic fun! It is time for the Davidson Library Annual Scavenger Hunt “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.” Everyone who finishes the scavenger hunt will receive a prize! Collect the clues at the Circulation desk today. Starts Monday 2nd December through to Saturday 14th December. The literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.


World AIDS Day – Video Screenings

December 2 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room

To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Day Without Art, the Galleries will partner with Davidson College Friends of the Art and Davidson College Health Education for a screening of seven newly commissioned videos by Visual AIDS NY. The organization asked artists Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters, and Derrick Woods-Morrow to consider the continued presence of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories of art and activism from the past three decades.


Davidson Holiday Gala

December 2 – 7:30 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center

Performed for consistently sold-out houses, our annual Holiday Gala is a sure way for your family and friends to usher in the spirit of the season! Join the Davidson College Music Department—choirs, orchestra, jazz band, soloists—with special community guest, Dance Davidson, as we celebrate the sights and sounds of time-honored holiday traditions. Don’t miss what our community members have said is “as good a holiday show as one could see in New York City!” Tickets are SOLD OUT!


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