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This Week in Davidson: September 15 – 21

by | Sep 14, 2023

This is how we launched News of Davidson in 2017.


Friday – September 15

 News of Davidson’s Sixth Anniversary


Rosh Hashanah – Jewish High Holy Day

Sep 15 @ beginning at sunset

Continues through nightfall on Sunday, September 17.


Field Hockey Hosts Richmond

Sep 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field


Music at Summit:  TBD

Sep 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Saturday – September 16

Davidson Farmers Market – Prime Market

Sep 16 @ 9:00 a.m.

Parking lots beside and behind Summit


Ben & Jerry’s Sidewalk Tie Dye Party

Sep 16 @ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Main Street


La Escuelita @10 Celebration

Sep 16 @ 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Town Green

The Escuelita Bilingual Preschool, Davidson, is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a family-centric event, free and open to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, September 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Davidson Green. The fun includes live music, three food trucks (Muchachos Tacos, Koko’s of LKN, and Holy City Waffles), and children’s activities. We will be raffling an Acer Aspire3 laptop plus a second prize, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Escuelita. As always, our volunteers are crucial to our efforts! See complete article about the event.


Town of Davidson: Watercraft Rentals

Sep 16 @ 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.


Volleyball Hosts Wake Forest

Sep 16 @ 4:00 p.m.

Belk Arena


Concerts @ the Circles – Ryan Perry Band

Sep 16 @ 6:00 p.m.

Jetton Street – in front of Clean Juice


Music at Summit: TBD

Sep 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit stage


Sunday – September 17

Field Hockey Hosts Lindenwood

Sep 17 @ 11:00 s.m.

Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field


Women’s Soccer Hosts St. Bonaventure

Sep 17 @ 12:00 p.m.

Alumni Stadium


Monday – September 18

Davidson Branch Library: Family Storytime (Outdoor)

Sep 18 @ 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.]


Tuesday – September 19

National Voter Registration Day

Sep 19 @ 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Are you registered to vote? This needs to be done at least 25 days before an election. Is your registration correct? Do you have questions about when and where to vote? Stop by the National Voter Registration Day table at the Davidson Branch Library and get answers to your questions about voting.


Rotary Club of Davidson

Sep 19 @ 12:00 p.m.

North Harbor Club

Guest Speaker: District Governor, Debb Corbett


Main Street Books: Joseph Bathanti: The Act of Contrition & Other Stories

Sep 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

Main Street Books

An evening with JOSEPH BATHANTI author of Acts of Contrition & Other Stories. REGISTER HERE

Bathanti is the former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient of the North Carolina Award in Literature. He is the author of nineteen books, including award-winning novels, volumes of poetry, a short story collection, and memoir. Bathanti is Professor of English & McFarlane Family Distinguished Professor of Interdisciplinary Education at Appalachian State University. He served as the 2016 Charles George VA Medical Center Writer-in-Residence in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the co-founder of the Medical Center’s Creative Writing Program. He also teaches in Carlow University’s low residency MFA Program in Creative Writing in Pittsburgh, where he was born and raised.
ABOUT THE BOOK – The Act of Contrition, a series of linked stories and one novella, continues the adventures of Fritz Sweeney and his outrageously memorable parents, Travis and Rita, that began in Bathanti’s earlier award-winning volume of stories, The High Heart.


Town of Davidson – Livability Board

Sep 19 @ 7:00 p.m.

Town Hall – 251 South Street


Archaeology Lecture Series: Reports from the Field

Sep 19 @ 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

VAC – Semans Lecture Hall

To kick off the archaeology lecture series this year, students from Davidson, UNC–Charlotte, and Winthrop will report on their experiences working in the field. One or more worked in Cyprus, Israel, Sicily, the Blue Ridge mountains, Guatemala, and Ecuador. Students from Davidson, UNC–Charlotte, and Winthrop will talk about what it was like to work on the project they worked on in summer 2023. Just from Davidson alone, we have students who worked in Cyprus, Israel, Sicily, and the Blue Ridge mountains. A Winthrop student dug in Guatemala, and UNC–Charlotte students excavated in Ecuador. We had 8 Davidson students in the field this summer on 4 different projects.


Wednesday – September 20

Davidson Branch Library: Makerspace – Preteen Perler Bead Projects

Sep 20 @ 3:30 – 4:30 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.


Town of Davidson – Design Review Board & Historic Preservation Commission

Sep 20 @ 5:30 p.m.

Town Hall – 251 South Street


Men’s Soccer Hosts UNC Charlotte

Sep 20 @ 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Stadium


Trivia Night at Summit

Sep 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – September 21

Davidson Branch Library: Baby Storytime

Sep 21 @ 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: Technology Tutors 1-on-1

Sep 21 @ 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

Sep 21 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

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 armchair 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 Advisory Council

Sep 21 @ 3:00 – 4:00 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. Come hang out with us for crafts, snacks, and service! This program will be provided by Davidson library staff, and is recommended for teens ages 12 to 18. The Teen Advisory Council meets monthly to discuss how teens can be more involved at the Library and help their community. Have your voice heard, and help us to make the Library a better place for teens!

Dean Rusk Lecture

Sep 21 @ 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

VAC – Semans Lecture Hall

Trust and Distrust in Africa’s COVID “Black Hole’: Global Health Journalism in Morocco & Western Sahara – Jacob Kushner is an international correspondent who writes magazine and other longform stories from Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean. He reports on migration and statelessness, science and global health, history and foreign aid, terrorism and violent extremism, climate change and wildlife.

Davidson Community Players – Yankee Tavern

Sep 21 @ 8:00 p.m.

Armour Street Theatre

Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy contermporary conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller is a fierce, funny, and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. (Performances continue through Oct. 8)


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