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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: May 20 – 26

by | May 19, 2022

Davidson College President Carol Quillen will preside over the Class of 2020’s Commencement on Sunday.


Friday – May 20 

Live Signing with Kendra Adachi: The Lazy Genius Kitchen

May 20 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Main Street Books 

ABOUT THE BOOK – From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way comes a fresh perspective for getting the most out of your kitchen! You want your kitchen to be the heartbeat of the home, but you’re overwhelmed and out of breath trying to make it happen. Meals are on a never-ending loop, and you don’t have time to prepare dinner, much less enjoy it. Popular Lazy Genius expert and bestselling author Kendra Adachi is here to help! You don’t need magical recipes, fancy gadgets, or daunting lists to follow to the letter; you just need a framework that works whether you’re cooking for one or for twenty. Straightforward, strategic, soulful, and a little sassy, The Lazy Genius Kitchen will turn your hardest-working room into your favorite one, too.

ABOUT KENDRA ADACHI – Kendra Adachi went to college to become a high school English teacher but instead became the Lazy Genius, passionately and candidly sharing how to stop doing it all for the sake of doing what matters. Her work includes hosting The Lazy Genius Podcast, cooking dinner on Instagram, and convincing her three young kids that talking into the phone is Mommy’s job. She and her husband love raising their family in the same North Carolina city they both grew up in.


Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

May 20 @ 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: Sunday Union

May 20 @ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage 


Saturday – May 21

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season 

May 21 @ 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. 


Concerts at the Circles- Abbey Elmore Band

May 21 @ 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jetton Street

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Music at Summit: Tim Cooke Band

May 21 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage 


Sunday – May 22

Davidson College – Class of 2020 Commencement

May 22 @ 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Front Lawn of Campus


“Flags In” – in Honor of Memorial Day

May 22 @ 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to meet at Mimosa Cemetery located on South Street. From there, volunteers will travel to the Christian Aid Society and College Cemeteries.


Music @ St. Alban’s – A.W. Duo

May 22 @ 3:00 p.m.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Alyona Aksyonova (piano) and James Waldo (cello) formed this duo in New York City in 2009. Described as “exciting…ravishing…sublime” by Ellen Moryl, founder and director emeritus of Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto, they have performed at numerous chamber music festivals around the US. The duo presented a complete cycle of works by Beethoven for cello and piano at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC in 2015, and in 2017 completed their first recital tour of Northeast China. That same year they became the ensemble-in-residence for Center City Concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC.


Monday – May 23

Davidson Rotary Club Meeting

May 23 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club 

Meetings are held the first, second, and third Mondays of the month – except federal holidays. Visitors welcome.


Tuesday – May 24

A10 Baseball Tournament

May 24

Wilson Field

Game 1: #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed, Noon

Game 2: #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed, 3:30 PM

Game 3: #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed, 7:00 PM


Town Board Meeting

May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

Town Hall


Wednesday – May 25

A10 Baseball Tournament

May 25

Wilson Field

Game 4: #1 Seed Davidson Wildcats vs. Winner of Game 1, Noon

Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3, 3:30 PM
Game 6: Lowest Seeded Loser (Games 1-3) vs. Second Lowest Seeded Loser (Games 1-3), 7:00 PM

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

May 25 @ 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

May 25 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch

Thursday – May 26

A10 Baseball Tournament

May 26

Wilson Field

Game 7: Highest Seeded Loser (Games 1-3) vs. Loser of Game 5, Noon  

Game 8: Winner of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 4, 3:30 PM
Game 9: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8, 7:00 PM

Young Adult Crafters Group

May 26 @ 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.

Davidson Community Players Presents “Prophesy to the Bones”

May 26 @ 8:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre

In this work, the main character Deborah is a college professor in NYC who returns to Davidson to wrap up the estate of her deceased aunt. Through letters and mementoes, she finds in her aunt’s old house, Deborah gains a fuller understanding of the challenges her aunt and the Black residents of the small college town faced as they encountered racism and other hurdles in their everyday lives. Deborah’s return to Davidson opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions that has been long locked away.

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