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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: April 16 – 22

by | Apr 15, 2021

While the Wildcat Football team will be idle this weekend, the team is playoff bound for the first time since 1969.

 

Friday – April 16, 2021

Women’s and Men’s Swimming @ Atlantic 10 Championships

April 16 @ all day

Geneva, Ohio

 

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

April 9 @ 3:00 p.m.

208 South Main Street

We love spinning! We also love the company while spinning. So let’s make a group. Bring your spinning wheel, or drop spindle, or whatever you have to spin with and join us. It’s free, it’s relaxing, and it’s a great way to end your week! We welcome spinners of all experience levels and are enthusiastic about refining our technique together! This event is free and occurs every Friday and is usually outside the weather permitting.

 

Women’s Lacrosse vs. George Washington

April 16 @ 5:30 p.m.

 

Baseball at VCU

April 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

Richmond, VA

 

Saturday – April 17

Women’s and Men’s Swimming @ Atlantic 10 Championships

April 17 @ all day

Geneva, Ohio

 

Women’s and Men’s Track and Field at USC Open

April 17 @ all day

Columbia, SC

 

Davidson Farmers Market

April 17 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Davidson Football Hosts Stetson

Game Cancelled

 

Baseball at VCU – Doubleheader

April [email protected] 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Richmond, VA

 

Women’s Soccer – A-10 Championship Game

April 17 @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Women’s Tennis at Elon

April 17 @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Men’s Tennis at UNCC

April 17 @ 1:00 p.m.

 

Davidson College Synchronous Star Party

April 17 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a Zoom Star Party during which you will have the chance to interact with other families and learn about the Universe.  This synchronous session will feature a presentation by Davidson College astrophysicist Dr. Kristen Thompson about the Moon and Mars, family trivia games, and stargazing live streamed through a telescope (weather permitting).

Register for the Zoom Star Party.

Learn More About This Event.

 

Sunday – April 18

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

April 18 @ 10:00 a.m.

208 South Main Street

Crafting is more fun with other people, which is why we created the “Secret” Society of Crafters. The title says “secret,” but we’re a not-so-secret, not-so-exclusive group who meets to stitch, craft, crochet, knit, sit and talk. We may or may not talk about knitting, yarn bombing, hand dying, or the latest stitch. We may even talk about world domination. You won’t know unless you come. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. The “Secret” Society of Crafters meets outside the store every Wednesday and Sunday at 10:00 AM weather permitting. We hope to see you there!

 

Field Hockey at Richmond

April 18 @ 12:00 p.m.

Richmond, VA

 

Baseball at VCU

April 18 @ 1:00 p.m.

Richmond, VA

 

Music at St. Alban’s Virtual Concert

April 18 @ 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

208 South Main Street

At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, Music at Saint Alban’s ([email protected]), in collaboration with WDAV Classical Public Radio, will present a virtual concert featuring the Chamber Players of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra (NCBO), all on period instruments. The program includes two concerti by Antonio Vivaldi (one of them “Spring” from The Seasons) and J. S. Bach’s violin concerto in E major. Violinists Janelle Davis and David Wilson have solo roles. Other members of the ensemble are Annie Loud (violin), Joey O’Donnell (viola), Barbara Krumdieck (cello), and Barbara Weiss (harpsichord). Ms. Krumdieck is a co-founder of the NCBO and the Artistic Director for [email protected] Following the concert, a “performer Q&A” will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. The musicians will take live questions about the pieces, performance, and instruments. Details about and links to this special event will be published on [email protected]’s web site. To view this engaging performance of beloved music without charge, go to [email protected]’s web site at www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org

 

Monday – April 19

Davidson Rotary Club Meeting (via Zoom)

April 19 @ 12:00 p.m.

The following link will work for all regular lunchtime meetings:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5154866370

 

Tuesday – April 20

The Epes Lecture “Into the Dark: Reading Hannah Arendt’s Poems”

April 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

What can Hannah Arendt’s poems teach us about her life and work? In this talk Samantha Rose Hill will discuss Hannah Arendt’s archive, conception of thinking, and what it means to read Arendt’s poems as an alternative biographical text.

Hannah Arendt was a poetic thinker without being a poet. Although she never tried to publish her poems to our knowledge, Arendt left her poems to be found among her papers in the archive. The poems span 38 years stretching between 1923 and 1961. Her first biographer Elizabeth Young-Bruehl wrote that they were her most private life, recording her love affair with Martin Heidegger, return to Germany after the war, loss of loved ones and friends. For Arendt, the language of German poetry was what remained after the war. In the end, she found it was poems that could give voice to experience. She argued, it is the poets who are charged with keeping watch over the storehouse of memory, and lending a sense of durability to this none too beautiful world of ours.

Join the Lecture

 

Wednesday – April 21

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

April 21 @ 10:00 a.m.

208 South Main Street

Crafting is more fun with other people, which is why we created the “Secret” Society of Crafters. The title says “secret,” but we’re a not-so-secret, not-so-exclusive group who meets to stitch, craft, crochet, knit, sit and talk. We may or may not talk about knitting, yarn bombing, hand dying, or the latest stitch. We may even talk about world domination. You won’t know unless you come. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. The “Secret” Society of Crafters meets outside the store every Wednesday and Sunday at 10:00 AM weather permitting. We hope to see you there!

 

DavidsonLearns Event – Boomerang Water

April 21 @ 1:00 p.m.

Join us on April 21 at 1:00 pm, as Jason Dribble, Shaun Zaken and Max Vierling from Boomerang Water discuss their solution to the environmental problem of single-use plastics. Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5282350917
Meeting ID: 528 235 0917
For technical assistance, please email [email protected].

 

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensembles (6 of 9)

April 121 @ 7:00 p.m.

We are delighted to feature two of our DCSO string ensembles from the fall 2020 semester performing Haydn and Mozart. As was the case with all of our chamber ensembles in the fall, each group had one 30-minute rehearsal every week. It was quite a change from what we were used to, but it has made us truly value our time together. Stay posted throughout the summer for recordings from our larger string ensembles!

The virtual concert will premiere on the Facebook and YouTube pages of the Davidson College Music Department.

 

Thursday – April 22

Main Street Books’ MidKid LitFest 

Thursday April 22 @ 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In partnership with ReadDavidson 2021, we are honored to host Newbery honor winner, Alicia D. Williams, in conversation with Davidson K8 teacher Robin McLennon.

Genesis is determined to fix her family, and she’s willing to try anything to do so…even if it means harming herself in the process. But when Genesis starts to find a thing or two she actually likes about herself, she discovers that changing her own attitude is the first step in helping change others.

 

ReadDavidson: Tracy Deonn, LEGENDBORN

Thursday April 22 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

in conversation with Dr. Hilary Green, Vann Professor of Ethics in Society at Davidson College Hosted via Zoom webinar. REGISTER – ABOUT THE BOOK – An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award – Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.

 

Virtual Trivia Night at Summit

April 22 @ 7 p.m. –

Come hang out with us all evening – we’ve got live music in Davidson from 5-7pm and then we’re hosting trivia at 7pm!

Want to play from the comfort of your home? Sign up for at-home trivia here: https://summitcoffee.com/at-home-trivia and gather you virtual teams!

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