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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Aug 13 – 19

by | Aug 12, 2021

Fan Fest is back – this Friday. This photo shows a glimpse of the 2019 Fan Fest.

 

Friday – Aug 13

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

Aug 13 @ 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.

 

Ben & Jerry’s Wildcats FanFest

Aug 13 @ 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Richardson Stadium

Did you miss seeing your favorite Wildcat athletes last year? Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on all this year’s FREE family fun. Davidson will have members of the Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Men’s Basketball programs in attendance from 6 – 8 pm. They will be available for autographs, pictures, games, and more.

There will be Live Music performed by Kayla Vega all night, Food Trucks, Beer Vendors, games, and more.

 

Music at Summit: Billy Jones and The Pocket

Aug 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit stage

 

Saturday – Aug 14

Davidson Farmers Market

Aug 14 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Davidson Farmers 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. This year’s 36 vendors include: fruits & vegetables, meat & dairy, freshly baked breads & artisanal baked goods, prepared foods, specialty culinary items, beverages, and health & beauty products.

 

Back2School Drive Through

Aug 14 @ 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gethsemane Baptist Church

On Saturday, August 14, 2021 Gethsemane Baptist Church will host its Back2School Drive-Thru from 10am to 12pm. They are excited about providing bookbags filled with supplies to students in grades K through 12 as well as a limited number for college students.

 

Watercraft Rental

Aug 14 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Nature Preserve

Come enjoy Lake Davidson on the watercraft of your choice: single, double kayak, or canoe! Meet our staff to rent your watercraft at the Nature Preserve behind Davidson Day School on Jetton Street and have fun on a self-guided paddling adventure. Watercrafts will be available on Saturdays from 2- 5 p.m. Register to reserve your watercraft of choice. Please arrive between 2 and 2:30 p.m. and boats must be ported by 5 p.m.

 

Second Saturday at The Square Concert: Pushh

August 14 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Main Square

The band’s set list specializes in many genres featuring hits from such artists as Journey, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Rolling Stones, Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Def Leppard & Maroon 5 that will keep people dancing and having fun all night long! Equipped with two dynamic lead vocalists and backed by 4 harmony heaving musicians, these guys have shown the propensity to cover rock and roll’s greatest vocal bands from the 80s, 90s and right up through todays hit masters. Pushh has played more than 500 shows and the band recently added a synth/key/piano player further transcending their sound and solidifying themselves as the ultimate party band. They follow a tried-and-true recipe “pack the dance floor and everything else takes care of itself”.

 

Music at Summit: Live Music TBA

August 14 @ 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summit stage

 

Music at Summit: Songwriters’ Showcase

August 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage – Songwriters Showcase: Randy Walker, Joe Middleton, and Rob McHale

 

Sunday – August 15

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Aug 15 @ 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!

 

Davidson Field Hockey EXH vs. Wake Forest

August 15 @ 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Belk Turf Field on the Davidson College campus.

 

Davidson Women’s Soccer EXH vs. Wofford

August 15 @ 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Alumni Stadium on the Davidson College campus.

 

Davidson Concerts on the Green: The Band of Oz

Aug 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Town Green

They are back! In one of the most anticipated concerts of the Concerts on the Green series, the Band of Oz returns to Davidson. The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia. The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

 

Monday – Aug 16

Davidson Rotary Club

August 16 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club

 

Tuesday – Aug 17

Town Livability Board Meeting

August 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall

 

Wednesday – Aug 18

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Aug 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 a.m. weather permitting. We hope to see you there!

 

Town Design Review Board Meeting

August 18 @ 5:30 p.m.

Town Hall

 

Thursday – Aug 19

Young Adult Crafters Group

Aug 19 @ 4:00 p.m.

Hearts on Fiber – 208 South Village Lane, Suite A

Are you an older teenager or younger adult? Do you like crafting? Do you have a project that you want to work on but never can find the right time? Does this describe you or someone you know? We wanted to provide a space and time for young adult crafters to work on a project with people who share a common interest. Want more info & updates? Follow us on Snapchat @heartsonfiber for more information

 

Town Affordable Housing and Equity Board Meeting

August 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

Town Hall

 

Davidson Women’s Soccer EXH vs. Gardner-Webb

August 19 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Alumni Stadium on the Davidson College campus.

 

Open Mic Night at Summit: Learn Music

August 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit stage

 

The Refugees

August 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

Barber Theatre – Cunningham Fine Arts Building, Davidson College

This world premiere production, originally postponed by COVID-19, features an ensemble of professional and student actors and is presented by New York City’s Adjusted Realists in association with the Davidson College Theatre Department. Tickets are free for Davidson students and $15 for general admission. Advance booking highly recommended. Follow this link to reserve your seat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/162333043503/

Half of all proceeds will benefit Refugee Support Services of Charlotte:  www.refugeesupportservices.org.

VACCINATION POLICY: Audience members are strongly encouraged to only attend if fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated audience members must wear masks for the duration of the performance. Any changes in local or campus policy will be communicated via email to all ticket holders prior to the performance. All actors and crew are fully vaccinated.

 

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