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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 22

by | Aug 13, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

‘Cats wear masks!



Give Back Friday @ Summit Coffee Co.

Aug 14 @ All Day

This Give Back Friday we are donating a portion of sales to The Okra Project (@theokraproject).

They are a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever they can reach them.

Based on individual donations, The Okra Project pays Black Trans chefs to go into the homes of Black Trans people to cook them a healthy and home-cooked meal at absolutely no cost to their Black TGNC siblings. For those Black Trans folks currently experiencing homeless or whose homes cannot support our chef’s cooking, The Okra Project has partnered with institutions like Osborne Association and other community spaces to deliver foods.

They also have the Okra Academy. It is a weekend training program taught by our chefs where Black Trans people can learn kitchen basics and recipes to enrich their own culinary lives, as well as prepare them to possibly work as chefs themselves.

If you have the means, please consider donating as well.



Davidson Farmers Market

Aug 15 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Downtown Davidson


Moving Stories with Camerin

August 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Watch and dance along with Moving Stories with Camerin LIVE on Instagram. Our Instagram handle is @mainstreetbooksdavidson Camerin teaches with Brain Dance movements and encourages kids to move to the story that she reads each week.



Davidson Rotary Club

August 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

August 10th
via Zoom:

Speaker: Tom Smith

Rotary District 7680 – Polio Chair: District Polio Chair, Tom Smith Provides Update on Battling Polio during Covid-19. Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan due to limited access by ground conditions and the more recent COVID 19 outbreak have resulted in increases in Polio cases. Our work during the final stages of eliminating polio continues.


Strange New Worlds Book Club (Virtual)

August 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us this month as we discuss the book More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. Register online with a valid email address by 10:00 am the day of the meeting. A link to join the meeting will be sent to your email address.

Contact Name: Nancy Lingle

Contact Email: [email protected]



The Detection Book Club (Virtual)

August 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us this month as we discuss the book An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten. Please register online with a valid email address by 5:00 pm the day before the meeting. A link to join the meeting will be sent to your email.

Contact Name: Nancy Lingle

Contact Email: [email protected]


Story Explorers (Virtual)

August 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! We will read about plant life cycles and make Seed Bombs you can plant in your garden!

Other Info: In order to attend this program, you will need to provide a valid email address at registration. Instructions and links to join the program will be provided 1 day before the program begins.


Town of Davidson Livability Board (Virtual)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Livability Board’s mission is to serve as a sounding board and provide advice and recommendations to staff on any and all questions concerning parks, recreation, healthy living initiatives, trees and natural assets, greenways and trails, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and policies.



Tunes & Tales with Jamie

August 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Watch & sing along with Tunes & Tales with Jamie LIVE on Instagram. Our Instagram handle is @mainstreetbooksdavidson

Jamie brings her ukulele and her puppet, Junior, to sing and read books. She’s basically our very own Mr. Rogers.


Town of Davidson – Design Review Board (Virtual)

August 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Website:

The Design Review Board (DRB) interprets and enforces the design regulations contained in the Davidson Planning Ordinance. The Board reviews the design of all new commercial, civic/institutional and multifamily construction as well as additional structures as required by the Davidson Planning Ordinance.

Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are open to the public.

Staff Liaison: Lindsay Laird, Planner ([email protected])




Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

August 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Now meets on Zoom with our bookseller host, Andrea Jasmin.

This month’s book: KINDRED by Octavia Butler

The goal of WRBG Book club is “to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled. To address inequalities and improve communities through reading and reflecting on the works of Black women.” Read more about the national WRBG movement here.


Trivia Night at Summit Coffee

August 20

Summit Coffee Co. or online

How are you spending your Thursday night? We have an idea: Play trivia with us!

Two ways to play, in-person or online!

If you play in person, we ask that you sign up in advance so we can make sure your team’s table is distant from other teams + ready for you when you arrive! Sign up through this link:

If you’re playing from your home, you can sign up here by 5pm: and we will send you the questions early this evening.

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