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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: February 9 – 15

by | Feb 8, 2024

Town Hall will be an Early Voting site – starting Feb. 15.


Friday – February 9

Music at Summit: Reeve Coobs

Feb. 9 @ 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Saturday – February 10

NO Davidson Farmers Market 

Feb. 10 @ 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Davidson – behind Summit


Men’s Tennis Hosts Wingate

Feb. 10 @ 9:00 a.m.

Davidson Tennis Courts


Men’s Basketball Hosts George Mason

Feb. 10 @ 2:30 p.m.

John M. Belk Arena

The game will be broadcast on USA Network.


Davidson College Jazz Ensemble: Alexa Tarantino

Feb. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Hall

The Jazz Ensemble is excited to welcome saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. An award-winning musician, composer, and educator, Alexa’s high-octane energy and original compositions establish her individual voice which shines through as a dynamic performer and educator. Tarantino was recently named one of the top five alto saxophonists of 2019 by the JazzTimes Critics’ poll and nominated as a Rising Star – Alto Saxophone by Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 and 2021 critics’ poll. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.


Sunday – February 11

Nothing on our calendar at time of publication.


Monday – February 12

Davidson Branch Library: Baby Storytime

Feb. 12 @ 9:30 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: Family Storytime (Outdoor)

Feb. 12 @ 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.


Smith Artists Series: Drum Tao

Feb. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Duke Family Performance Center

The Smith Artist Series is excited to present DRUM TAO. For 20 years, DRUM TAO has performed around the world creating phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps. DRUM TAO has brought their high energy show to over 9 million people, and we are excited to have them perform at Davidson. Tickets can be purchased at the Union Ticket Office in person or… Tickets are free for Davidson students.


Organ at Davidson

Feb. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Organ at Davidson continues in February as they host two local artists: soprano, Sarah Allred, and organist, David Brinson. One part of the program will be devoted to organ music performed by Mr. Brinson, Director of Music and Organist at Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC). The other part of the program will feature Ms. Allred, Associate Director of Music at DCPC. This recital is free in-person and online at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. Visit our website for more information.


The Art of Translation

Feb. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sloan Music Center: Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall


Tuesday – February 13

Davidson Branch Library: Advanced Directives Workshop

Feb. 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Join staff from Atrium Health to learn about expressing your wishes for future health care and to guide decisions about that care. This is a free workshop to help you complete your living will and healthcare power of attorney forms. For adults and seniors. Registration requested. More information and forms are available here.


Town Board Meeting

Feb. 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

Town Hall and Community Center


Men’s Basketball Hosts LaSalle

Feb. 13 @ 7:00 p.m.

John M. Belk Arena


Wednesday – February 14

Davidson Branch Library: Preschool Creating with Books

Feb. 14 @ 11:00 a.m.

Davidson Branch Library

This program will be provided by Davidson’s library staff. Listen to stories and extend learning through an adorable valentine strawberry crafting activity! When registering, please register the number of children who will be participating! Supplies are limited.


Davidson Branch Library: My Next Step for Teens 1:1s

Feb. 14 @ 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Do you have questions about the Library, or not sure what it has to offer you? Register for this session to get your questions answered and hear from a Teen Library Associate to hear all about what your Library has to offer teens. From tons of amazing programming options like gaming, STEAM, writing, arts, and community service, to incredible online resources like, there’s so much to choose from! You can also download ebooks, stream movies and music, listen to college and career podcasts, and the list goes on. Get a step ahead and register today!


Women’s Basketball Hosts George Mason

Feb. 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

John M. Belk Arena


Open Mic at Summit

Feb. 14 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – February 15

First Day of Early Voting

Feb. 15 @ 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Town Hall and Community Center – 251 South Street (Lower Level, entrance in back of building)


Davidson Branch Library: NC Master Gardner – Small Space Gardening

Feb. 15 @ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Want to start gardening but think you don’t have enough space?  Do you live in a condo or townhouse with only a small patio or balcony?  Not sure how to start? Come to the Davidson Branch and join Susan Beard – NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteer of Mecklenburg County – as she discusses Small Space Gardening.


Davidson Branch Library: Technology Tutors 1-on-1

Feb. 15 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Sign up for a 1-hour individual session with a library staff member to get help with computer basics, job help assistance, Microsoft Office, Internet, email, or other topics. This in-person program will take place indoors at the Davidson library.


Davidson Branch Library: The Third Thursday Travel Club

Feb. 15 @ 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 arm chair travel.  Bring your questions, your stories and your Wanderlust! Newcomers always welcome! The topic this month is travel insurance!


Collaborative Quilting Workshop with Erika Diamond

Feb. 15 @ 4:30 p.m.

Visual Arts Center Lounge

Join artist Erika Diamond to create a collaborative quilt, in relation to Erika’s work in the Galleries’s current exhibition, “The sun still rises in spite of everything.” Her work aims to bring attention to the complex challenges surrounding visibility and safety faced by LGBTQ youth today.


Davidson Branch Library: Makerspace – Preteen Perler Bead Projects

Feb. 15 @ 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

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! Makerspace programming focuses on exploring new technology as well as project-based learning through designing, prototyping and building ideas from start to finish. Registration is required.


Exhibit Opening Reception with Erika Diamond

Feb. 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Center Atrium

Join us for a reception for our latest exhibition, The sun still rises in spite of everything. A few artists will join us and provide a short gallery talk. Refreshments. Her work aims to bring attention to the complex challenges surrounding visibility and safety faced by LGBTQ youth today.


Wrestling Hosts Appalachian University

Feb. 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

John M. Belk Arena


Trivia Night at Summit

Feb. 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee

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