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Ready, Set, Weekend in Davidson: Dec. 13 – 17

by | Dec 11, 2019 | News

Among the greenery of the season, luminaries will light the night on Saturday Dec. 14. Davidson Housing Coalition’s Holidays for Hope & Housing is an annual event that raises money for affordable housing in our community.

 

Friday

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”

Dec. 13 (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, December 2 through to Saturday, December 14. Our literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.

 

Meditation with Jean Long

Dec. 13 @ 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Do you have a busy mind? It’s easy to get “wrapped up” in the stress of deadlines and expectations when the holidays are upon us and we try to get everything done in a certain way, in a short time. Please join us when Jean Long gives us the experience of peace, calm, and clarity during a guided meditation that everyone, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, will enjoy. A busy mind is not a problem.

 

Live Music: Mike Strauss Band

Dec. 13 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”

Dec. 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

Saturday

Davidson Farmers’ Market

Dec. 14 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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.

 

Literacy Scavenger Hunt: “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”

Dec. 14 (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 on Monday, December 2 through to Saturday, December 14. Our literacy scavenger hunt is a self-directed activity that can be completed anytime during library hours.

 

STEAM Stories with Maura

Dec. 14 @ 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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 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. She is the author and illustrator of STEMINIST: a coloring book of women in STEM (published December 2019). Main Street Books story times are always free and open to all ages. No registration necessary.

 

Community Service Project: Dog and Cat Toys for Animal Shelters

Dec. 14 @ 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Work with teens from Davidson Public Library Teen Advisory Council to make dog and cat toys to donate to animal shelters and earn community service hours. Call 704-416-4000 for more information.

 

STEMinist Coloring Book

Dec. 14 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Main Street Books – 126 S. Main Street

Maura Ayers, our STEAM Stories story time leader, is publishing a fabulous coloring book in December. She’s a talented illustrator and her STEMINIST coloring book is a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. Maura is also the creator of the Lou + Leigh line of cheeky stationary, mugs, and tees. She’ll be signing copies of “STEMINIST Coloring Book” and hosting a Lou + Leigh Pop-Up shop.

 

Senior Saturday One-on-One Tech Tutoring

Dec. 14 @ 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. [4 different 30-minute sessions]

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a volunteer to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. Sign up online at www.cmlibrary.org or call the branch at 704-416-4000 to make an appointment. Presenter: Richard Ault

 

Paint and Sip Tea

Dec. 14 @ 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Paint and sip tea with us! Join us for this fun and casual art experience as we create a painting on canvas, perfect for a holiday gift or just for you to admire in your home. You do not have to be an artist to paint a beautiful picture. This program is designed for Adults. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required at www.cmlibrary.org

 

Davidson Housing Coalition’s Holidays for Hope and Housing

December 14 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Across Davidson-Starting at Your House

Holidays for Hope and Housing began 19 years ago in the McConnell neighborhood as a way to celebrate the holidays, and support our neighbors who are most in need. Over 12,000 Luminarias will transform our village sidewalks into flickering paths of holiday warmth and light at 6:00 on the night of Saturday, December 14. Last year, almost 900 Davidson and Cornelius families participated in this event, helping those who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. Participation is easy— if you live in participating neighborhood, be on the lookout for neighborhood letters, distributed by a neighborhood captain. If you want to contribute online, go to www.davidsonhousing.org/donate and complete the donation form. Thank you for your support! Warm wishes to you this holiday season.

 

Live Music: Caroline Keller Band

Dec. 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol”

Dec. 14 @ 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

 Sunday

Hannukah Party

Dec.15 @ 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mt. Zion Methodist Church – 19600 Zion Avenue – Cornelius

The Jewish Council of Lake Norman presents its annual community Hannukah Party at Mt. Zion Methodist Church on Sunday, December 15, from 1-3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8, with children under five free. Tickets can be purchased at the Jewish Council of Lake Norman website.

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 15 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up.

 

Recital: Studios of Billy Jones and Elizabeth Mills   

Dec. 15 @ 4:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee – 128 S. Main Street

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Dec. 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre – 307 Armour Street – Davidson

What happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, pruney old business partner Marley? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself and to escape his own chains, but he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey in which Scrooge’s heart is opened in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story. Ages 8 and up. NOTE: Davidson Village Network has a special Theater Outing scheduled for this showing.

 

Monday

Winter Wonderland Family Storytime

Dec. 16 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

Call 704-416-4000 to register! Come along to our special family winter wonderland storytime with stories, songs, and fun! For ages 0-5 years. Registration is required, please call or register at the desk. Spaces are limited!

 

Strange New Worlds Book Club

Dec. 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – 119 S. Main Street

We meet the third Monday of the month and discuss science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels selected by the group. This month our selection is “Record of a Spaceborn Few” by Becky Chambers.

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