Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Oct. 14 – 20
Friday – October 14
Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday – October 15
Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Season
Oct 15 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Parking lot – downtown, behind Town Hall
Football vs. Morehead State
Oct 15 @ 1:00 p.m.
Oct 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
The Nature Preserve – 750 Jetton Street
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 pm and boats must be ported by 5 p.m. $15 for Davidson residents; $20 for nonresidents
Music at Summit: Rick Spreitzer & the Antique Babies
Oct 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday – October 16
Story Time Book Party with Alicia D. Williams
Oct 16 @ 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hurt Hub Social Commons
Main Street Books is proud to present a Story Time Book Party to read and celebrate the highly anticipated new picture book, THE TALK, with the author, Alicia D. Williams.
Families are invited to join us on the Summit Coffee Stage for a lively story time and discussion followed by a book signing. This event is free with RSVP. RSVP HERE
Rally to Protect Reproductive Rights
Oct 16 @ 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet in Baker Sports Parking Lot at 2:30 p.m.
The group is expected to march to the Town Green and arrive at the Green at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Jon Hill & Jon Singleton
Oct 16 @ 3:00 p.m.
Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall
Join this old-time power duo for a concert full of traditional music rooted in the Appalachians. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Concert on the Green: Beatlesque
Oct 16 @ 6:00 p.m.
The Beatle tribute band will entertain folks of all ages.
Monday – October 17
Davidson Branch Library Family Storytime (Outdoor)
Oct 17 @ 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 – October 18
Livability Board Meeting
Oct 18 @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday – October 19
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Vaccination Information
Oct 19 @ 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Davidson Branch Library
Drop into the Davidson Library to ask questions and gain information about current vaccinations (COVID, Monkeypox, Flu, etc.) with staff from Mecklenburg County Public Health.
Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber
Oct 19 @ 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!
Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Oct 19 @ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Davidson Reads with Laeta Kalogridis ’87 and Molly Sentell Haile ’94
Oct 19 @ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Knobloch Campus Center – C. Shaw Smith 900
Laeta Kalogridis ’87 is a screenwriter and producer of television and feature films. She is a graduate of Davidson College; University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers; and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s MFA program. Her writing credits include Alexander (directed by Oliver Stone), Shutter Island (directed by Martin Scorsese), Battle Angel Alita (directed by Robert Rodriguez), uncredited rewrites on the first X-Men, the first Tomb Raider, and Cruella, as well as the creation of the Netflix television show Altered Carbon. She also created the television shows Birds of Prey and Bionic Woman. Her producing credits include the films White House Down (directed by Roland Emmerich), The House with a Clock in Its Walls (directed by Eli Roth) and Avatar (directed by James Cameron). She lives in Los Angeles with her spouse, kids and a surprising number of pets, all of whom are very helpful in the writing process.
Molly Sentell Haile ’94 is a writer and educator whose short stories and nonfiction have appeared in Oxford American, The North Carolina Literary Review, Epiphany, and elsewhere. Her work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize and O. Henry Award and a Notable designation, The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her short story “Little Things” won the 2020 Doris Betts Fiction Prize. An English major at Davidson College and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program, Molly has taught creative writing at Salem College and has been a regular contributor to O. Henry magazine. She currently teaches creative writing classes for people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers at Hirsch Wellness Network in Greensboro and volunteers with Greensboro Bound Literary Festival.
This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required.
Sponsored by the English Department and Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement
Trivia Night at Summit
Oct 19 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Summit back porch
Thursday – October 20
Davidson Branch Technology Tutors: 1-on-1 Support Session
Oct 20 @ 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 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.
Davidson Teen Advisory Council
Oct 20 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Davidson Branch Library
*This month’s Teen Advisory Council is online.
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. The Teen Advisory Council meets every second to last Thursday of the 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!
Young Adult Crafters Group
Oct 20 @ 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.
Women’s Soccer vs. Richmond
Oct 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
David Feherty – Davidson LifeLine
Oct 20 @ 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Starting a conversation about mental health challenges and substance use can be difficult for any of us. And often for boys and men, it’s even more difficult. David Feherty can start this conversation. A former professional golfer and now author and TV golf commentator, Feherty has interviewed presidents, champions of industry, and myriad athletes – even Davidson’s own Steph Curry! David is joining us to share his own challenges and experiences with bipolar disorder, depression and substance use with the point of making it OK to talk, connect, and ask for help. Please register for the event here; there is a minimum $25.00 contribution. Scholarships are available.