After a slow Easter Week, the Davidson calendar is packed, with an important Town Board meeting Tuesday, a presentation Monday in the New Neighborhood by the director of the Creative Art Exchange, and a fund-raising art auction at Davidson College Wednesday.
Davidson College president Bobby Vagt lectures Wednesday on leadership, and there’s a public information session Thursday on the proposed commuter rail line north of Charlotte. Then Friday, Davidson’s big arts weekend begins with a gallery crawl from 6-9 p.m. and continues with an art sale and live music on the Green Saturday and Sunday. For the full schedule …
MONDAY, APRIL 9, 7 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church sanctuary – New Neighborhood in Old Davidson discussion group meeting, featuring guest speaker Diane Ruggiero, executive director of the Creative Art Exchange (formerly Icehouse Center). Ms. Ruggiero, who was featured in a March 12 article on Davidson News & Notes, will give an overview of the Center’s new facility in advance of its planned April 20 grand opening. Free and open to the public.
MONDAY, April 9, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Recreation Advisory Board meeting. Agenda on the town website.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Monthly Town Board meeting. Agenda includes vote on Pinnacle at Davidson Gateway project, public hearing on proposed changes in Village Infill Planning Area rules governing home construction and renovations. Read our April 6 preview of the board agenda.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Davidson Design Review Board monthly meeting. Agenda includes discussions of Davidson College Admission Building expansion, 140 N. Main St.; and the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Davidson Gateway Drive. Also, staff update on Davidson Day School building.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 7 p.m., Davidson College Union – “Spirits of the Zhopadpattis (slums),” a fund-raising art auction for the Society for Nutrition, Education, and Health Action for Women and Children (SNEHA) in Mumbai, India, which helps women and children in urban slums. Artwork is by Davidson sophomore Anna Kozhevnikova. The evening includes performances of Indian music and dance by sitar player Gaurang Doshi and the Maha Gingrich Group, as well as Indian snacks and tea.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College – Davidson College President Bobby Vagt gives the inaugural Chidsey Leadership Lecture, reflecting on his experiences in the corporate, non-profit and educational arenas. Dessert reception follows. Details on the college Website.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 8:30 a.m., Davidson Public Library – Downtown Davidson Inc. board meeting. Agenda here.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 5-7 p.m., Davidson College Union Sprinkle Room – David Carol of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will host an open forum and answer questions about CATS’ bus and rail system and the proposed commuter rail service north of Charlotte. Coordinated by the Student Government Association and Town Relations Committee.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 8 p.m., Hance Auditorium, top floor of Davidson College Chambers Building – Cornelson Economics Lecture, with Robert Stern on “Issues and Options for Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trade Liberalization.” Stern is professor emeritus of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 6-9 p.m., Downtown Davidson – Davidson Gallery Crawl as part of a weekend of arts activities downtown. Galleries include Merrill-Jennings, 462 S. Main; Wooden Stone, 445 S. Main; Town Hall Rotunda, 216 S. Main; Whistling Swan, 202 S. Main; Lake Norman Art League, 108 S. Main; and Creative Art Exchange, 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius. Details in the Downtown Davidson press release.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 11-6, and SUNDAY, APRIL 15, noon to 5 p.m., Davidson Village Green – Art on the Green Festival, a display and sale of juried art and crafts by 30 artists. Includes live music by Noteability, Kate Minogue and Kelley Gardner, and the Merrows. Dance performance by The Gamut dance ensemble from Davidson College.