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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: August 11 – 17

by | Aug 10, 2023

The Wildcats’ Fall Fan Fest at Richardson Stadium is August 11


Friday – August 11

Davidson Wildcats Fall Sports FanFest

Aug 11 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Richardson Stadium


Music at Summit:  Sunday Union

Aug 11 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Saturday – August 12

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Market

Aug 12 @ 9:00 a.m.

Parking lots beside and behind Summit


Town of Davidson: Watercraft Rentals

Aug 12 @ All Day

Lake Davidson Nature Preserve750 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. Register in advance to secure your watercraft of choice.


Second Saturdays at the Square – Rusty Knox Duo

August 12 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

South Main Square


Music at Summit: Songwriters’ Showcase

August 12 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Sunday – August 13

Concerts on the Green – Riggsbee Road

Aug 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Town Green


Monday – August 14

Davidson Branch Library: Family Storytime

August 14 @ 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Bring your whole family out to 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 storytime will take place outdoors at Davidson Library. [Inclement weather note: In the case of inclement weather, we will cancel the outdoor program. A decision to cancel will be announced via email by 9 a.m. the day of the event.] Registration is optional for this program. Please register one contact person for your entire family if you would like weather cancellation updates.


Davidson Branch Library: Calming Colors – Mindful Coloring for Adults

August 14 @ 2 – 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Feeling anxious? Try coloring. Science has shown that coloring in a mindful way can be an excellent stress reducer.  Three ways coloring calms the mind:

  • Attention flows away from ourselves
  • Repetitive motion relaxes the mind
  • Low stakes make it enjoyable

Join us in an environment designed to help you be mindfully creative! Coloring sheets, coloring tools, calming music, and a display of mental health books to browse will be provided. No artistic ability required. Feel free to bring your own supplies as well.


Tuesday – August 15

Rotary Club of Davidson

Aug 15 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club


Davidson Livability Board Meeting

Aug 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall


Wednesday – Aug 16

Davidson Branch Library: Preteen Perler Bead Projects

August 16 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Makerspace programming focuses on exploring new technology as well as project-based learning through designing, prototyping and building ideas from start to finish. Join us for a DIY Perler Project at Davidson Branch Library just for ages 9-12 years. Design and create your own project with perler beads! Registration is required.


Trivia Night at Summit

Aug 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – Aug 17

Davidson Branch Library: Baby Storytime

Aug 17 @ 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

This program will be provided by Davidson library staff. Please check in with library staff beginning at 9:00 am on the day of the Storytime – the first 12 babies and their caregivers are able to attend. Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.


Davidson Branch Library: Story Explorers Magic!

Aug 17 @ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Children and their caregivers will explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities including math, science, games, and more! This month the theme will be magic. Enjoy a magical storytime and make a special wand craft. We will also share some easy magic tricks you can use to stump your friends and family!.


Davidson Branch Library: Technology Tutors 1-on-1

Aug 17 @ 3:00 – 4:00 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.


Davidson Branch Library: Third Thursday Travel Club

Aug 17 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – Community Room

Join our meeting of the Third Thursday Travel Club. We’ll meet monthly to chat about travel stories, experiences, share advice, invite in experts, share library resources, and maybe even do some arm chair travel.  Bring your questions, your stories and your Wanderlust! Newcomers always welcome! This program will take place indoors at the Davidson Branch library.


Davidson Branch Library: Teen and Preteen Board Game Night

Aug 17 @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library – Community Room

Hop on into Davidson’s Teen Board Game Night! Bring your friends and have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. We’ll have puzzles and board games for you to play, but you are welcome to bring your own games to share too! This program is for preteens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 12-18) and will take place in the Davidson branch Community Room. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.


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