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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: April 14 – 20

by | Apr 13, 2023

Baseball hosts Dayton for a 3-game series this weekend.


Friday – April 14

Women’s Tennis vs. Virginia Commonwealth University

April 14 @ 3:00 p.m.

Indoor or Outdoor Courts


Baseball vs. Dayton

April 14 @ 5:30 p.m.

Wilson Field


Music at Summit:  TBD

April 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Saturday – April 15

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Market

April 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Parking lots beside and behind Summit

Markets will be held weekly, now through this fall.


Women’s Tennis vs. Richmond

April 15 @ 1:00 p.m.

Indoor or Outdoor Courts


Baseball vs. Dayton

April 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wilson Field


Spring Football Game

April 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Richardson Field


Concerts @ The Circles: Rev On

April 15 @ 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jetton Street – in front of Clean Juice


Music at Summit:

April 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Jazz Ensemble: Scotty Barnhart, Trumpet

April 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall

Under the direction of Patrick Brown, the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble performs their second concert of the spring semester featuring trumpeter Scotty Barnhart. Barnhart is an internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, author, and is the director of the Count Basie Orchestra. A featured trumpet soloist with the orchestra for over twenty years, he’s a two-time Grammy Award winner, appears on three critically acclaimed recordings with pianist Marcus Roberts, and over fifteen others with artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente. This special concert will feature compositions from The Count Basie Orchestra! Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.


Sunday – April 16

Baseball vs. Dayton

April 16 @ 1:00 p.m.

Wilson Field


Monday – April 17

Davidson Branch Library Family Storytime (Indoor)

April 17 @ 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 indoors in the Community Meeting Room at Davidson Branch Library. Registration for this program is limited to 25 participants. Please register all people attending storytime.


Davidson Branch Library Family Storytime (Outdoor)

April 17 @ 10:30 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.

[Inclement weather note: In the case of inclement weather and/or below 40 degrees, we will cancel the outdoor program. A decision to cancel will be announced via email the morning of the event.]Registration for this program is limited to 30 families. Please register one contact person for your entire family.


Cornelson Distinguished Lecture: Edward B. Barbier

April 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Tyler-Tallman Hall

Edward B. Barbier is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics, Colorado State University. He previously held positions at University of Wyoming, University of York and the International Institute of Environment and Development. His main expertise is environmental and resource economics as well as international environmental policy. Barbier has consulted for a variety of national, international and non-governmental agencies, including many UN organizations, the World Bank and the OECD. In 2009, he authored the UN’s Global Green New Deal. In 2008, Barbier was named by Cambridge University as one of the world’s 50 most influential thinkers on sustainability, and among his honors and awards, he has received the 1991 Mazzotti Prize (Italy) for contributions to economics and ecology. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, written or edited 27 books, and published in popular journals and social media. Barbier is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and is a highly cited scholar on global environmental and sustainability issues. His latest book is Economics for a Fragile Planet, Cambridge University Press. This event is free and open to the public.


Concert: The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, UK

April 17 @ 7:30 p.m.

Davidson United Methodist Church

We are happy to welcome the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, to Davidson UMC on Monday, April 17th at 7:30 p.m. They will be singing works of Byrd, Bernstein, and North Carolina born composer, Caroline Shaw. This is a world class ensemble that will be singing free of charge. A freewill offering will be taken to offset costs, however. We are very fortunate to host them. Invite friends, neighbors, and family to hear this phenomenal group.


Tuesday – April 18

Davidson Rotary Club

April 18 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club


Davidson Branch Library : Paws to Read (3 Sessions)

April 18 @ 4:00, 4:15, and 4:30 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

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. 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, SabaiDee and Trooper! We hope to read with you soon!​


Baseball vs. N.C. State

April 18 @ 6:00 p.m.

Truist Field – ‘Cats playing the Wolfpack at the Charlotte Knights stadium in Charlotte.


Davidson Livability Board

April 18 @ 7:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall


Wednesday – April 19 

Davidson Branch Library: Dia with Young Yogis Mindful Adventures

April 19 @ 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Each class is designed specifically for the motor, cognitive and sensory benefits of the early elementary aged students. In this hour long class participants will be introduced to breathing techniques, listen to a related story and spend time moving in space. Feel free to bring a yoga mat or bath/beach towel with you o simply use the space at hand… all are welcome!

We will:

  • Stretch and strengthen their bodies through yoga postures and breath-work activities
  • Build social skills through interactive games and stories with related yoga poses
  • Improve focus and attention by incorporating self-regulation strategies, and breathing techniques into developmentally appropriate yoga & mindfulness games when possible
  • End each class with calming relaxation time (i.e. guided stories, sharing time, etc.)


Davidson Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission

April 19 @ 5:30 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall


Nisbet Venture Fund Pitch Competition

April 19 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall


Trivia Night at Summit

April 19 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Smith 900 Room

Join the Hurt Hub  as eleven Davidson College teams pitch their innovative, for-profit ventures for the chance at over $25,000 in prizes at the annual Nisbet Venture Fund pitch competition! Established in 2014 through the generous support from Marian Nisbet and Chip Nisbet ’86, this annual competition invites Davidson students and recent alumni to participate in six weeks of mentorship and programming before delivering their pitches to a panel of judges and live audience in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room in the Alvarez College Union. This year’s competition includes two pitch brackets. Six teams will be competing on the Incubation Track for $2,500. Five teams will be competing on the Acceleration Track for a $25,000 investment and pro bono legal services from McIntosh Law firm. In addition to these prizes, we will announce the winner of the $5,000 People’s Choice Award (voting for the People’s Choice Award takes place online from April 10-14). Thank you to our 2023 sponsors: Marian Nisbet and Chip Nisbet ’86 and McIntosh Law Firm. When selecting your ticket, please choose whether you will be attending in-person or virtually. A link to watch the competition will be shared with registered guests closer to the date. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


Thursday – April 20

Davidson Branch Library Baby Storytime

April 20 @ 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 Branch Library: Technology Tutors 1-on-1

April 20 @ 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.


Davidson Branch Library: Teen Advisory Council

April 20 @ 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.  This program will be provided by Davidson library staff, and is recommended for teens ages 12 to 18.

Information about this Group: The Teen Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss ways in which teens can and would like to be involved with the Library.  Have your voice heard, and help us to make the Library a better place for teens!


Reading by Author Danielle Evans

April 20 @ 7:00 p.m.

Knobloch Campus Center – Smith 900 Room

By thirty, Danielle Evans had already accomplished enough for a lifetime. A graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she received the 2011 National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” Award and a PEN Prize for Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. In her work and speaking engagements, she explores racial identity in a post-Civil Rights America. She is an acclaimed writer and an award-winning author. A graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, and The Best American Short Stories anthologies.



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