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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Oct. 8 – 14

by | Oct 7, 2021

More performances of “Exit Laughing” this weekend. (John McHugh photo)

 

Friday – Oct 8

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

Oct 8 @ 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.

 

Music at Summit: Carolina Ridgeline

Oct 8 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit stage

 

Exit Laughing – presented by Davidson Community Players Sept 23 – Oct 10
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Event Website: https://www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org/

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest. Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Advance Tickets:  Adult – $20; Senior (65+) – $ 18; Student (under 21) – $15

Recommended ages 12 +

 

Saturday – Oct 9

Davidson Farmers Market

Oct 9 @ 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.

 

Fall Arts Festival / “Crawl”

Oct 9 @ 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Main Street

 

Second Saturdays at the Square Concert

Oct 9 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

South Main Street (in front of Crazy Pig)

The featured band is “Those Meddling Kids.”

 

Music at Summit: Davidson Art Crawl

Oct 9 @ 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summit stage

 

Music at Summit: Songwriters’ Showcase

Oct 9 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage

 

Exit Laughing – presented by Davidson Community Players Sept 23- Oct 10
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Event Website: https://www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org/

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest. Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Advance Tickets:  Adult – $20; Senior (65+) – $ 18; Student (under 21) – $15

Recommended ages 12 +

 

Sunday – Oct 10

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Oct 10 @ 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!

 

Exit Laughing – presented by Davidson Community Players Sept 23- Oct 10
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Armour Street Theater

Event Website: https://www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org/

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest. Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Advance Tickets:  Adult – $20; Senior (65+) – $ 18; Student (under 21) – $15

Recommended ages 12 +

 

Davidson Women’s Soccer Home Game

Oct 10 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Stadium

The Wildcats host St. Bonaventure.

 

Davidson Parks and Recreation Forest Bathing

Oct 10 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forest Bathing – Shinrin Yoku ( register at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr )

 

Monday – Oct 11

Davidson Parks and Recreation Quieting the Busy Mind – Meditation

Oct 10 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

register at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr 

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinic

Oct 11 @ 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall

Reservations available, walk-ins welcome. If you miss this one, the next booster clinic will be held next Monday (Oct. 18) from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center.

 

Davidson Parks and Recreation The Lil’ Book Club

Oct 11 @ 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

register at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr 

 

Book Launch with Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

Oct 11 @ 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Outside on Summit Coffee’s Stephen Mills Stage

Join Main Street Books for a book launch celebrating Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. in conversation with Akshay Pendyal

GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT IN JACKSON: Race, Class, and Food in the American South

ABOUT THE BOOK: Getting Something to Eat in Jackson uses food—what people eat and how—to explore the interaction of race and class in the lives of African Americans in the contemporary urban South. Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. examines how “foodways”—food availability, choice, and consumption—vary greatly between classes of African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi, and how this reflects and shapes their very different experiences of a shared racial identity.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. is associate professor of sociology at Davidson College. He is the author of Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Twitter @piko_e

 

Tuesday – Oct 12

Davidson Parks and Recreation The Lil’ Book Club

Oct 12 @ 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

register at www.townofdavidson.org/dpr 

 

Davidson Town Board Meeting

Oct 12 @ 6:00 p.m.

Meeting will be virtual – and can be seen on the Town’s Facebook page or YouTube channel

 

Wednesday – Oct 13

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Oct 13 @ 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!

 

Trivia Night at Summit

Oct 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch

 

Thursday – Oct 14

Young Adult Crafters Group

Oct 14 @ 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

 

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce: Davidson Candidates Virtual Forum

Oct 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

LKN Chamber Facebook page

 

Open Mic Night at Summit

Oct 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Summit back porch

 

EVEN AS WE BREATHE: An Evening with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Oct 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Main Street Book and the Charlotte Writers Club North for an evening with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle: Free to Attend – Register Now

ABOUT THE BOOK – Nineteen-year-old Cowney Sequoyah yearns to escape his hometown of Cherokee, North Carolina, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. When a summer job at Asheville’s luxurious Grove Park Inn and Resort brings him one step closer to escaping the hills that both cradle and suffocate him, he sees it as an opportunity. With World War II raging in Europe, the inn is the temporary home of Axis diplomats and their families, who are being held as prisoners of war. Soon, Cowney’s refuge becomes a cage when the daughter of one of the residents goes missing and he finds himself accused of abduction and murder.

ABOUT ANNETTE SAUNOOKE CLAPSADDLE – Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and resides in Qualla, NC with her husband, Evan, and sons Ross and Charlie. She holds degrees from Yale University and the College of William and Mary. After serving as executive director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Annette returned to teaching at Swain County High School. She is the former co-editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies and serves on the board of trustees for the North Carolina Writers Network

 

 

 

 

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