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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: April 15 – 21

by | Apr 14, 2022

So many blooms in and around town.


Friday – April 15

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

April 15 @ 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:

April 15 @ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage

Bryan Kirk, clarinet 

April 15 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

From the studio of David Allen and accompanied by Tomasz Robak, clarinetist Bryan Kirk will perform his senior recital featuring the music of Philippe Gaubert, Michael Webster, and Aaron Copland. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. *Online ticket sales are subject to an Etix convenience fee. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Saturday – April 16

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season

April 16 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parking lot – downtown, behind Town Hall

The opening weekend for DFM Prime Season. Markets return to a weekly schedule.


Men’s Tennis vs. UNC Charlotte

April 16 @ 1:00 p.m.

Davidson Tennis Courts


Watercraft Rentals

April 16 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Nature Preserve

Come enjoy Lake Davidson on the watercraft of your choice: single or double kayak, paddle board 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. beginning in April. Register to reserve your watercraft of choice. Please arrive between 2 and 2:30 p.m. and boats must be returned by 5:00 p.m.


Music at Summit:

April 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage

Sunday – April 17

 no events on our public calendar


Monday – April 18

Davidson Rotary Club Meeting

April 18 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club

The Rotary Club of Davidson has regular lunchtime meetings on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mondays of each month (excluding federal holidays)

Members are encouraged to pre-order meals –  in order to expedite service & checks
Menu @

Log menu choices here by 9:00 am of meeting day
Hybrid option for those who prefer to attend via Zoom: Visitors always welcome!

Tuesday – April 19

The Growth of ‘Unshadowed Land’ – Welcoming KUS Back to Campus 

April 19 @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall

In 2021, Davidson College and Catawba community partners began the installation of “Unshadowed Land” by Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit and Unangax̂). The first phase of this piece entailed the excavation of the outline of the Andrew Jackson sculpture in Layfette Square in Washington, D.C. in the land adjacent to the Visual Art Center. The second phase involved the preparation and amending of the soil. In phase three, we will plant over Jackson with kus, which means corn in the Catawba language. In the fourth phase of the project, members of the campus community will harvest and return the kus to the Catawba Nation.


BOMB SHELTER with Mary Laura Philpott

Apr 19 @ 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Join Main Street Books in welcoming MARY LAURA PHILPOTT back to Davidson!
Live and in person on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 pm on the stage behind Summit Coffee and the bookstore free to attend | RSVP HERE

ABOUT THE BOOK – From the bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink and “writer of singular spark and delight” (Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author) comes a poignant and powerful new memoir that tackles the big questions of life, death, and existential fear with humor and hope.
A lifelong worrier, Philpott always kept an eye out for danger, a habit that only intensified when she became a parent. But she looked on the bright side, too, believing that as long as she cared enough, she could keep her loved ones safe.
Hailed by The Washington Post as “Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin all rolled into one,” Philpott returns in her distinctive voice to explore our protective instincts, the ways we continue to grow up long after we’re grown, and the limits—both tragic and hilarious—of the human body and mind.

Reading/Visiting McGee Professor Jennine Capo’ Crucet 

April 19 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium

Jennine Capó Crucet is the Miami-born author of three books, including the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which won the International Latino Book Award and was named a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, and the Miami Herald; it has been adopted as an all-campus read at over thirty-five American universities. Her other books include the Iowa Short Fiction Award-winning story collection How to Leave Hialeah and the essay collection My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, which was long listed for the PEN Open Book Award. A contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, she’s the recipient of the John Gardner Book Prize, the Hillsdale Award for the Short Story, the Picador Fellowship, and a PEN/O. Henry Prize. Her fourth book, a novel titled Say Hello To My Little Friend, is forthcoming from Little Brown

Davidson College Chorale: Renewal II: Brahms’ Requiem 

April 19 @ 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall

When Johannes Brahms was overseeing the premiere of his Ein deutsches Requiem, or “A German Requiem,” he would remark to the conductor that he would rather “German” be omitted and that the piece be called a work “for Mankind.” The masterwork, atypical of most settings of the Requiem, has since come to be understood and beloved as a message of comfort and healing to those left behind by the departed. We are proud to present three movements from this masterpiece, alongside Leonard Bernstein’s plea for peace in Chichester Psalms, as our own fervent wish for healing and renewal in our wounded world.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Online ticket sales are subject to an Etix convenience fee. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Wednesday – April 20

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

April 20 @ 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

April 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch

Thursday – April 21

Red Cross Blood Drive 

April 21 @ 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Room 209

The Red Cross is hosting a blood donation drive. They are encouraging people to register in advance, however walk-ins will also be accommodated. To register send an email [email protected].


Young Adult Crafters Group

April 21 @ 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

Spring Piano Studio Recital 

April 21 @ 7:15 – 9:00 p.m.

Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

Piano students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried take center stage in Tyler-Tallman Hall for a program of solo and collaborative works.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. *Online ticket sales are subject to an Etix convenience fee. Masks are encouraged, but not mandatory.

ReadDavidson 2022: INFINITE COUNTRY Virtual Panel

Apr 21 @ 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join ReadDavidson for a virtual panel discussing INFINITE COUNTRY and the intersection topics of immigration, nationalism, identity, and home
Free and open to the public.
Register now.

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