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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Aug. 12 – 18

by | Aug 11, 2022 | Local, News, Nonprofits, Top Right Box, Town Information

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


Friday – August 12

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

August 12 @ 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.


Fan Fest 

August 12 @ 5:00 p.m.

Richardson Stadium

Come on out to meet the scholar-athletes on Davidson’s fall sports teams. Meet the scholar-athletes and enjoy the food trucks, Ben & Jerry’s, and live entertainment. 


Music at Summit: 

August 12 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage 


Saturday – August 13

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season 

August 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parking lot – downtown, behind Town Hall


Back2School Backpacks Community Event

August 13 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Gethsemane Baptist Church

This year’s event will be a drive thru, and may impact traffic in and around the church on Jetton Street. 


Second Saturdays at the Square – Southside Saints

August 13 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

In front of Crazy Pig – 402 S. Main Street.


Music at Summit: 

August 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage 


Sunday – August 14

Lake Norman Fondo Charity Bike Ride

August 14 @ 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Town Green

Please note that Lorimer Road will be closed, and there will be traffic impacts throughout the morning. More than 800 riders are expected at this annual event.


Concerts on the Green: GOSPELFEST

August 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

Town Green

Don’t miss one of the favorite concerts of the season – this year’s Gospelfest.


Monday – August 15

Davidson Branch Library Family Storytime (Outdoor)

August 15 @ 9:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

NOTE: Registration is FULL – but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Your whole family can enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. This program will take place outdoors on the Green at Davidson Branch Library, in front of the library. Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on and maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance from other families. In adherence with current library policy, face coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals.


Tuesday – August 16

Davidson Branch Library Story Explorers: Mermazing Creations

August 16 @ 2:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

NOTE: Registration is FULL – but you can sign up for the waiting list.

This program will be provided by Davidson Branch library staff.Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! 

This August the theme will be “Mermazing…


Wednesday – August 17

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

August 17 @ 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

August 17 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch

Thursday – August 18

Davidson Branch STEAM 101: DIY Dragon Eye

August 18 @ 10:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Arts – Innovate, experiment, and explore the arts online. This session we’ll be learning how to create our own dragon eye and talking about dragons and great dragon books you can borrow from the library. This program will be provided by Davidson Branch library staff, and is recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.  This is an in person program. There is a waiting list for this event.


Davidson Branch Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session

August 18 @ 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Sign up for a 30-minute individual session with a library staff member to get help with e-resources, downloading e-books, computer basics, job help assistance, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. This is an in-person program will take place indoors at the Davidson Branch library. In adherence with current library policy, face coverings are required for both participants and staff.  Technology Tutor sessions will take place out on the library floor and will utilize additional safety measures including limiting touching of devices, plexiglass dividers, and regular cleaning of any high touch surfaces.


Young Adult Crafters Group

August 18 @ 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 Branch Teen Advisory Council

August 18 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Interested in sharing your ideas, working with peers, and earning community service hours? Teens will work collaboratively on projects and services that will improve how teens use and engage with the Library.  We typically also do some crafts together during meetings! This program will be provided by Davidson library staff, and is recommended for teens ages 12 to 18.

Information about this GroupThe Teen Advisory Council meets on the second to last Thursday of every month to discuss ways in which teens can be involved in the library, future programming, and to just hang out.  Have your voice heard, and help us to make the Library a better place for teens! 

Information about College & Career ConnectionsOur College & Career Connections program is designed with YOU in mind. This includes free programs and workshops by experts in the field with topics ranging from financial aid to applications, admissions essays, and even services such as free SAT and ACT practice tests offered by The Princeton Review. In addition, we have a brand-new road map to help you answer three very important questions – Who am I? What do I want to do? and How will I get there? For more details, check out our page here.

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