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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Sept. 6 – 15

by | Sep 8, 2022

Lots of events this weekend associated with the Royal Shakespeare Company Residence Weekend. RSC photo by Ikin Yum


Friday – September 9

Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

Sept 9 @ 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.


Taming of the Shrew Screening – Followed by a panel discussion

Sept 9 @ 7 – 11:00 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall

The Royal Shakespeare Company Learning Residence at Davidson will center on a film of the company’s 2019 production of The Taming of the Shrew, which is gender-reversed. This film will be screened twice so participants in other sessions of the residency will have a frame of reference. Members of the RSC who will be on the panel following the Friday night screening are Joseph Arkley, who plays the role of Katherina in Shrew and who is a trained educator; Leigh Toney, who was assistant director for Shrew and who is working on a dramatic adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s massive novel The Mirror and the Light and Tom King, Learning Partnerships Manager at the RSC. Charles A. Dana Professor of English Cynthia Lewis will moderate.

[NOTE: this is one of many events associated with the RSC in residence learning weekend at Davidson]


Field Hockey vs. William & Mary

September 9 @ 6:00 p.m.

Belk Turf Field


Men’s Soccer vs. Averett

September 9 @ 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Stadium


Music at Summit: Caroline Keller

Sept 9 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Saturday – September 10

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season

Sept 10 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parking lot – downtown, behind Town Hall


Second Saturdays at The Square – The Rusty Knox Duo & The Paul Atkinson Band

Sept 10 @ 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Parking lot in front of The Crazy Pig

Event Website:


Football vs. Barton – Home Opener

Sept 10 @ 7:00 p.m.

Richardson Stadium


Music at Summit: Songwriters’ Showcase

Sept 10 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Sunday – September 11

Innovation Week 2022 Kick-Off

Sept 11 @ 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hurt Hub


Poetry Reading with Chris Arvidson

Sept 11 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage

Join Main Street Books and Charlotte Writers Club North for an afternoon with Chris Arvidson.

Chris lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Henry. She has co-edited three anthologies in which her own work appears: Mountain Memoirs: An Ashe County Anthology (Main Street Rag), Reflections on the New River: New Essays, Poems and Personal Stories (McFarland), and The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans (McFarland). Chris holds a B.A. from Olivet College, an M.A. from UNC Charlotte, and an M.F.A. from Goucher College. She is an adjunct instructor in the English Department at UNC Charlotte.


Field Hockey vs. Longwood

Sept 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Belk Turf Field


Women’s Soccer vs. Carolina University

Sept 11 @ 6:00 p.m.

Alumni Stadium


Concerts on the Green – Tim Clark Band

Sept 11 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Town Green

Event Website:


Monday – September 12

Davidson Library Family Storytime

Sept 12 @ 9:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library/Town Green

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. (Registration is full – waiting list)


Organ at Davidson

Sept 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Organ at Davidson’s 17th season begins with organist Rob Dicks from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.  Rob earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Texas.  He has served as Organ Scholar at the Cathedral of All Saints in Milwaukee and Incarnation Episcopal Church in Dallas.  He was also appointed as Lloyd Cast Organ Fellow at The Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, NY.  He now serves as Associate Director of Traditional Music and Organist at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  This recital is free in-person and online. A meet-the-artist reception will follow the program.  Visit for more information.


Tuesday – September 13

Davidson Library Paws to Read (3 Sessions)

Sept 13 @ 4:00 p.m. / 4:15 p.m. / 4:30 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

This program will take place indoors at the Davidson Branch library. In adherence with current library policy, face coverings are required for participants, staff, and volunteers. Indoor programs will be operating at a reduced attendance capacity and will include social distancing based on the library space. This program will be held in the children’s area of the Davidson Branch Library. Participants will be required to complete a form with reading interests prior to attending. Both participants and volunteers will be required to wear a mask to participate in this program. Boost your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. Paws to Read will be returning to our branch on Tuesday afternoons. Register for a 20-minute reading session with one of our Paws to Read dogs Marshall, Maverick and SabaiDee! We hope to read with you soon!​ (Registration is full – waiting list)


Davidson Town Board Meeting

Sept 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall – 216 S. Main Street


Wednesday – September 14

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Sept 14 @ 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!


Davidson Branch Library S.U.M.M.E.R. Book Club

Sept 14 @ 1:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Join us for one more meeting as we say goodbye to summer.  We’ll be reading The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old by Hendrik Groen.  I have a few free copies here at the Davidson Branch.  Stop by the branch to pick one up.  This title is also available through our catalog.  Click here.

NOTE: We’ll be meeting in person on September 14th at 1:00 pm (note the new time).


Davidson Branch Library My Next Step for Teens 1-on-1

Sept 14 @ 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Do you know where you’re going after you finish high school? This session is designed to help you figure out your next step to successfully plan for your future. Whether you know your path, or you’re still figuring things out, we are here to help guide you. Let us help connect you with the resources you need to succeed. This program will be provided by Davidson library staff, and is recommended for teens ages 12 to 18.


Katie St. Clair: Opening Reception

Sept 12 @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Visual Arts Center

Each year, the Van Every/Smith Galleries present an exhibition that highlights the work of one or more studio art faculty. This year, the Galleries will collaborate with Katie St. Clair, Assistant Professor of Painting, on the presentation of her solo exhibition, Lay of the Land. Learn about the artwork during the artist reception and gallery talk. St. Clair’s exhibition will feature abstract, mixed media paintings inspired by the artist’s foraging for mushrooms and other experiences observing and immersing herself in the natural environment, both locally and internationally. In addition to a series of paintings and works on paper, St. Clair will present sculptural objects – pigments and natural and man-made debris composed into a frozen form. Over the duration of a few days at different times throughout the exhibition, the sculptures will “create” new paintings, as they melt onto a prepared surface positioned below.


Traditional Series: Ballads, Stories, and Songs from Madison County

Sept 14 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall

Sheila Kay Adams, NEA Folk Heritage Fellow, master ballad singer, banjoist, and story teller, will be joined by fellow master musicians Donna Ray Norton (ballads) and Josh Goforth (ballads, virtuoso fiddle and guitar). The three artists will share Scottish ballads rediscovered in Madison County over a century ago, along with wonderful stories of the world of Sodom, their mountain hamlet. Hailing from one of the most significant musical sources in the Appalachians, these three musicians are unequaled. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.


Trivia Night at Summit

Sept 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch


Thursday – September 15

Young Adult Crafters Group

Sept 15 @ 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 Library Baby Storytime

Sept 15 @ 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

This program will be provided by Davidson Branch library staff.

Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.  This program is for babies ages 0 to 18 months. Registration for this program is limited to 10 babies with caregivers. Please register one contact person. (Registration full – waiting list)


Happy Hour with Erin S. Lane and Rev. Katey Zeh

Sept 15 @ 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee Stage

Join Main Street Books for an afternoon with Erin S. Lane and Katey Zeh as they discuss their respective books, SOMEONE OTHER THAN A MOTHER and A COMPLICATED CHOICE

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anne Wills.

Erin S. Lane is a writer, theologian, and someone other than a mother. She is most recently the author of Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College and a master’s degree from Duke Divinity School, both with a focus on gender studies. Mentored by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal, she works as a vocational retreat facilitator, helping people discern their wildest questions of purpose. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her improbable kin.

Katey Zeh is an ordained Baptist minister and the Chief Executive Officer of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The Center for American Progress named her one of their top justice-seeking faith leaders to watch, and she is a member of the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  She has written for many outlets including the Washington Post, Sojourners, Religion News Services, Rewire and Religion Dispatches, and she has been featured in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, CNN, The Nation, BBC, NBC News, Newsweek, and VICE News. Rev. Katey is the co-host of the Kindreds podcast and the author of two books, A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement and Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution.


Women’s Soccer vs. Dayton

September 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Stadium





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