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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: May 10 – 16

by | May 9, 2024

It is Commencement Weekend at Davidson College.


Friday – May 10

Baseball Hosts St. Bonaventure

May 10 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wilson Field


Music at Summit: Sunday Union

May 10 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Saturday – May 11

Davidson Farmers Market 

May 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

Downtown Davidson – behind Summit, between Main Street and Jackson Street


Davidson College Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 11 @ 10:00 a.m.

Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building

There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.


Senior Goodbye Song

May 11 @ 10:00 a.m.

Tyler Tallman Hall

Come and hear our senior voice students as they sing their last solos on the stage of Tyler Tallman.


Baseball Hosts St. Bonaventure

May 11 @ 11:00 a.m.

Wilson Field


Davidson Branch Library: Heartfulness Meditation (week 2)

May 11 @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Heartfulness is a simple and subtle practice of meditation that connects each of us with the light and love in our hearts. Through our network of thousands of global Heartfulness centers in 160 countries and one magnificent smartphone app, we offer the world a daily practice that awakens our potential for a simple, joyful existence. Heartfulness’s mission is to enable every aspirants’ heart to expand in awareness and develop total well-being, leading to a life of contentment, calmness, compassion, courage, and clarity. By practicing listening to our hearts through Heartfulness, we can heal the past and create a better version of ourselves. This precious gift of human transformation is offered free of charge. Join us for this 4-week immersive Heartfulness Meditation Workshop. In this workshop you will learn how to reduce stress, anxiety; overcome mental conditioning; improve mental clarity, focus, and sleep. Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing meditation for a long time now, this session will give you easy, effective tools to empower your self-care routine. Participants need to be at least 15 years of age to attend.


Class of 2024 Baccalaureate Service

May 11 @ 2:30 p.m.

Belk Arena

Drawing on the college’s Presbyterian heritage, the Baccalaureate Service is an inclusive, non-denominational spiritual celebration for faculty, staff, seniors, parents, and their families. The seniors will process in wearing caps and gowns. President Doug Hicks, Associate Chaplain Daniel Heath, and DCPC Campus Minister Caitlyn Zold preside alongside Chaplain Julia Watkins. Chaplain Watkins will offer a sermon with words of blessing for the seniors.


Music at Summit: TBD

May 11 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Class of 2024 Farewell to Seniors Concert

May 11 @ 7:15 p.m.

Davidson College Presbyterian Church

Davidson College Chorale performs the Farewell to Seniors Concert.


Sunday – May 12 (Mother’s Day)

Davidson College Commencement

May 12 @ 10:00 a.m.

Front Lawn of Campus or Baker Sports Complex (depending on weather)

Note: seating opens at 8:30 a.m. and the procession begins at 9:50 a.m. Tickets will only be required if the ceremony is moved to John M. Belk Arena. The 900 Room and the Duke Family Performance Center will serve as overflow locations in the case of inclement weather.


Monday – May 13

No events on our calendars at time of publication.


Tuesday – May 14

Town Board of Commissioners Meeting

May 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall and Community Center


Main Street Books Presents: Scott Fowler in Conversation with Bob McKillop

May 14 @ 7:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall and Community Center Auditorium

Main Street Books presents an evening with SCOTT FOWLER, author of Sports Legends of the Carolinas, in conversation with BOB MCKILLOP. Register here.

ABOUT THE BOOK – Over 30 years at The Charlotte Observer, columnist Scott Fowler has built an unparalleled contact list of sports icons. Now, thanks to extraordinary access that fans won’t get anywhere else, Fowler sits down for in-person, in-depth conversations with icons from the area — including Bob McKillop, Steph Curry, Roy Williams, Dawn Staley, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more — to hear the untold stories of their journeys to becoming “Sports Legends of the Carolinas.” Visual journalist Jeff Siner’s exclusive portraits and videos of each legend provide another remarkable look at some of the Carolinas’ biggest stars.


Wednesday – May 15

Design Review Board and Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

May 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall and Community Center


Open Mic at Summit

May 15 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – May 16

Davidson Branch Library: Third Thursday Travel Club

May 16 @ 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!


Trivia Night at Summit

May 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee




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