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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: Dec. 2 – 8

by | Dec 2, 2022

Mayor Rusty Knox was joined by three of his grandkids – as well as Santa and 2 elves – for the lighting of the Christmas Trees. Christmas in Davidson continues Friday and Saturday evenings.

Friday – December 2

Christmas in Davidson Continues

An annual tradition since 1988, Christmas in Davidson kicks off the holiday season offering the young and young-at-heart three magical nights of holiday family fun!


Spin with Us – Hearts on Fiber

December 2 @ 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.


Davidson Branch Library Fa La La La La Flamingo Literary Scavenger Hunt

Dec. 2 – Dec. 15

Davidson Branch Library

Visit the Davidson Branch Library from December 1st to December 15th to participate in our annual literary scavenger hunt! Can you find how many FLAMINGOS are loose in library? Collect your entry at the Circulation desk and search the Davidson Branch for the pink flamingos! Drop your entry back at the desk to enter! Don’t forget to check out the Davidson Branch Library pink flamingo tree on The Green during Christmas in Davidson!


Music at Summit: TBD

Dec. 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Saturday – December 3

 Christmas in Davidson Continues

An annual tradition since 1988, Christmas in Davidson kicks off the holiday season offering the young and young-at-heart three magical nights of holiday family fun!


NO Davidson Farmers Market

Next market will be Dec. 10


Music at Summit: TBD

Dec. 3 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Sunday – December 4


Dec. 4 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

* * *Davidson United Methodist Church* * *

***Due to ongoing renovations at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church, this service will now be held at the Davidson United Methodist Church. Our annual Vespers service of lessons and carols is a time-honored tradition in the Davidson community. The traditional candlelight worship service features beautiful choral music provided by the Chorale and Davidson Chamber Singers, and scripture readings by campus leaders reflecting upon the hope and promise of Christ’s birth in the Christmas season. Special guests include the Davidson College Brass Quintet and the Tower Ringers handbell choir. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.


Monday – December 5

Davidson Library Family Story Time (Outdoor)

Dec. 5 @ 9:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

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. (NOTE: registration is full)


Farewell Party for Patrick Dougherty’s “Common Ground” Sculpture

Dec. 5 @ 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Common Ground Sculpture

When students go away for the winter break, so will the beloved Common Ground sculpture. The sculpture was a team effort made by Patrick Dougherty in collaboration with his son Sam, and over 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members in February 2020. Constructed just weeks before we left campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the piece became a place of solace for the entire community during a challenging time. Part of Dougherty’s vision is that his artworks are not permanent. Over time, the materials become more fragile and dry, and eventually must be returned to the earth. Typically, the works last about two years. We’re thrilled that we could keep Common Ground on campus for almost three years, but unfortunately, it is now time to say goodbye! Join us to enjoy the sculpture one last time, with some warm drinks, s’mores, music, and a craft using parts of the sculpture!


Chamber Music Recital

Dec. 5 @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Sloan Music Center

We finish our fall semester with students from the studios of Joseph Meyer, Karl Ronnevik, Andrew Fierova, Cynthia Lawing, and William Fried performing an evening of delightful chamber music accompanied by Tomasz Robak. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.


Tuesday – December 6

Alzheimer’s Association Presents: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Dec. 6 @ 1:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


Wednesday – December 7

Secret Society of Crafters – Hearts on Fiber

Dec. 7 @ 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!


In Person Davidson Book Club Meet and Greet

Dec. 7 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Have you attended a Davidson Branch Book Club meeting?  Are you interested in finding out more about our book clubs?  Please join us on Wednesday, December 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon for a holiday Meet and Greet!  Chat with friends you’ve only seen online and meet new ones, find out what our book clubs are reading, and discuss your favorite books over holiday refreshments. This program will be provided by the Davidson library staff..


Men’s Basketball vs. Western North Carolina

Dec. 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Belk Arena


Trivia Night at Summit

Dec. 7 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit back porch


Thursday – December 8

Davidson Library Baby Story Time

Dec. 8 @ 9:30 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.


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

Dec. 8 @ 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.


Affordable Housing and Equity Board

Dec. 8 @6:30 p.m.

Town Hall


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