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Ready, Set, This Week in Davidson: May 24 – 30

by | May 23, 2024

Meet at the Davidson College War Memorial at 2:30 p.m. Monday to help place flags. “Taps” will be played at 3:00 p.m.


Friday – May 24

Music at Summit: Rusty Knox and Jim Ashton

May 24 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Saturday – May 25

Davidson Farmers Market 

May 25 @ 9:00 a.m.

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


Davidson Branch Library: Heartfulness Meditation

May 25 @ 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 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.


Watercraft Rentals

May 25 @ 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lake Davidson Nature Preserve – 750 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. Watercrafts will be available on Saturdays from 2- 5 p.m. beginning mid-April. Register to reserve your watercraft of choice. Please arrive between 2 and 2:30 pm and boats must be ported by 5p.m.


Concerts on the Green: Groove Machine (70s Tribute)

May 25 @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Town Green


Sunday – May 26

No events on our calendar at time of publication.


Monday – May 27 – Memorial Day

Memorial Day Ceremony – Playing of “Taps”

May 27 @ 2:30 p.m.

Davidson College War Memorial

Please arrive NLT 2:30 p.m. to help place flags around the Memorial. “Taps” will be played at 3:00 p.m. as a part of “Taps Across America.”  NOTE: this is an informal event, with no formal remarks. Guests are active participants in helping place the flags. Event will be held rain or shine.


Town of Davidson – Offices Closed

May 27 – All Day

All locations

All Town of Davidson offices are closed during regular business hours. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

Please look for opportunities to pay your respects to all those men and women who gave the last full measure of devotion – for your freedoms.


Tuesday – May 28

Town Board of Commissioners Meeting

May 28 @ 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Town Hall and Community Center


Wednesday – May 29

Open Mic at Summit

May 29 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee


Thursday – May 30

Davidson Branch Library: Tutors 1-on-1 Support Session

May 30 @ 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Sign up for a 1-hour individual session with a library staff member to get tech 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: Teen Manga Mashup

May 30 @ 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Davidson Branch Library

Been reading any manga or watching any anime lately? Come share with us what you’re reading and watching! We’re not a regular book club. We’re an “UnBook Club!” What’s an Unbook Club, you ask? We don’t all agree to read the same things. (After all, some like shojo more than shonen, or like the mecha genre more than the magical girls type. Some might even like both!) Here we all take turns sharing what we’re currently reading, give and ask for recommendations, and share our love of manga! We play games, watch anime, make crafts, and hang out. Join us every last Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the community room. Looking for some manga to read? Check out our catalog and place a hold, or come explore our graphic novel section in the branch. Find a link to our catalog by clicking here.


Trivia Night at Summit

May 30 @ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summit Coffee




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