This week, it’s Tuesday that’s overweight with events, from an important Town Board meeting to a Housing Coalition seminar for prospective homeowners to a discussion of Middle East conflict with two local experts. The weekend is a big one, too, with the installation of Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s new pastor and the next Concert on the Green, with the Beatles tribute band Abbey Road Live. Those events and more …
WEEK OF MAY 26-JUNE 1
MONDAY, MAY 26 – Memorial Day holiday. Town Hall, banks, schools and public offices closed. Also, CATS buses, including 77X to Davidson, will operate on Saturday schedule.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m., North County Regional Library, Huntersville – “Excel Basics” class for adults with basic computer skills and familiarity with Word. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic
spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 03. Registration required by calling the information services desk, 704-895-0318.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 6 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Town Board monthly work session. Agenda includes public planning workshops on the N.C. 73/Davidson-Concord Road area plan (6 p.m.), the proposed Davidson IB Middle School/Recreation Center project (approximately 7:30 pm), and the 2008-9 town budget (approximately 8 p.m.). See our Friday May 23 news item, Workshop Tues. on N.C. 73 plan, IB school project.” Check the town website for an updated agenda.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 5:30-9 p.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – Davidson Housing Coalition sponsors an education session for prospective home buyers. Do you qualify for a home? Want to understand the process? Plus information about contacts, real estate agents and lenders. Registration required by calling Robin Brown at 704-892-4486.
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 7:30 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church parlor, Main Street and Concord Road – “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict,” a discussion about the on-going problems in the Middle East led by Professors Jonathan Berkey, of Davidson College, and Joyce Dalsheim, of UNC-Charlotte. Free. Information: 704-892-8554.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2 p.m., Davidson Parks & Rec office, 416 Armour St. – Davidson Senior Scholars question and answer session on shoulder pain, with Dr. Rodney Stanley, Northside Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. Free. Registration info: www.d-recs.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 10 a.m., Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road (off N.C. 115), Cornelius – Lake Norman Corporate Challenge, a day of challenges and team building including basketball hot shot, soccer goal kick, tricycle relay, 3-legged race, tug of war, disc golf and other events. Registration deadline was May 21. Sponsored by Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville parks departments. For more info, call Cornelius Parks & Rec, 704-892-6031, ext 160.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 8 a.m. to noon, off Main Street next to Town Hall – Weekly Davidson Farmers Market, with farmers, bakers, flower sales, and other vendors. Live music: jam session open to area musicians. Also, qi gong class at 8 a.m. with Cristin Gregory of Well Being Natural Health.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2 p.m., Woodlawn School, Presbyterian Road, Iredell County – Admissions open house for parents of children in grades 2-11, with campus tour. Some openings remain for next school year. Details and directions, www.woodlawnschool.org.
Lib McGregor Simmons
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 3 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Main Street and Concord Road – Installation of the Rev. Lib McGregor Simmons as DCPC’s new pastor. Reception following. For more on the new pastor, see our Feb. 24 report on her selection and Brenda Barger’s May 8 Around Davidson report about her first sermon.
MUSIC, DANCE, THEATER & FILM
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 6-8 p.m., Village Green – Concerts on the Green continues with Abbey Road Live, a Beatles tribute band. Details on the Downtown Davidson Inc. website, www.downtowndavidson.org.
Kim Baysinger (as Marmee) and Lisa D. Smith (as Jo) in “Little Women, the Musical.”
JUNE 19-21 and 26-28, 8 p.m., and JUNE 22, 2 p.m. matinee, Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College – Davidson Community Players’ production of “Little Women, the Musical,” For tickets, call 704-892-7918 or 704-372-1000, or purchase online at www.carolinatix.org. Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953.
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 6-8 p.m., Village Green – Concert on the Green with Rough Draft, a dance variety band. Details on the Downtown Davidson Inc. website, www.downtowndavidson.org.
GALLERY OPENINGS & ART EVENTS
MERRILL-JENNINGS GALLERY, 463 S. Main St. – Group show “Artists Celebrate Spring,” with absracts, landscaps and florals by Susan Jennings, Kenneth Nelson, Betsey Hampton, Tyler Strouth, Ray Byram, Lauren DiBennedetto, Paul Keysar and Gail Little. Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details: 704-895-1213.
DAVIDSON TOWN HALL rotunda gallery – Through May 30: Landscapes and other acrylic and oil paintings by Terry Sargent of Davidson and her mother, Dee Beard Dean. Hours: weekdays, 8-5, and nights and weekends during town events.
CALENDARS ON THE WEB
TOWN OF DAVIDSON – Listings of public meetings, citizens committee meetings and other town events are available on the town website, http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/
DAVIDSON COLLEGE – For an up-to-date listing of events on the college campus, visit the college calendar page.
DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – http://davidsonumc.changemywebsite.com/calendar.asp
DAVIDSON COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – Calendar of events. http://www.dcpc.org/article83232.htm
DAVIDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCH – Events calendar on Charlotte-Mecklenburg public library’s PLCMC.org website.
ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH – online calendar - http://www.saintalbans-davidson.org/
ST. ALBAN’S SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD – http://www.stalbanssq.org/calendar.html
LAKE NORMAN SENIOR CALENDAR, at LKNSenior.com
YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTOR – online listing of alternative and holistic health information and events. http://www.yourcommunityconnector.com/
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
- MONDAY, JUNE 2, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Davidson Planning Board meeting (rescheduled to this date). Preliminary agenda includes a vote on a recommendation on the N.C. 73/Davidson-Concord Road area plan.
- FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 10 a.m., Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, behind the police station, Cornelius – Cultural Arts Reaching Seniors (CARS) monthly program, featuring woodturner David Kaylor, of Davidson, talking about his craft. Free.
- FRIDAY, JUNE 6 and FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 10-10:30 a.m., Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St. – Story Time, stories and songs for those 5 and under. Details: 704-892-6841.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 3-6 p.m., Lake Norman YMCA, Cornelius – “Live on the Lake,” Lake Norman YMCA Community Celebration, cookout supper with snacks, live music and entertainment, a live and silent auction, water activities, arts and crafts and inflatables. Proceeds benefit Lake Norman YMCA community outreach efforts. Admission: $5 per person, or $10 per household.
- SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius – 9th annual Asian Festival and 3rd annual Dragon Boat Race. Each crew rows in three races during the day. Also, food, entertainment, traditional dances, Miss Asian Festival Pageant. Details: www.charlottedragonboat.com.
- TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 7 p.m., Davidson United Methodist Congregation Care House – A new 8-week session of the Separation and Divorce Support Group begins, led by Mark and Gayle Olenik. All welcome, registration required. Call the church office, 704-892-8277.
- TUESDAY, JUNE 10, dusk, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream parking lot, 202 S. Main St. – Last Day of School celebration with the first of a series of free summer movies, “Over the Hedge.” Also, trivia, name that tune contests and prizes. Free, but bring a canned food donation. Details: 704-892-0604.
- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2-3:30 p.m., Davidson Parks & Recreation office, 416 Armour St. – Davidson Senior Scholars program on “Police Statistics for Davidson,” with Police Chief Jeanne Miller and detective Steve Ingram. Free. Registration recommended. Call 704-892-3349.
- TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 7 p.m., Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St. – Main Street Readers discussion of “Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas,” by Ann Wicker. Ms. Wicker, a longtime journalist and Davidson native, is scheduled to attend. Details: 704-892-6841.
- THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 7 p.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – North Mecklenburg Mayors’ “Resources for Residents” community education series continues with a session on “Keeping Your Home Safe When You Are Away” Free. (Also June 12 at Huntersville Town Hall and June 26 at Cornelius Town Hall
- FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1-5 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) hosts a design workshop to begin working on Davidson’s train station area master plan. Details: Davidson planning department, 704-892-7592.
- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2-3:30 p.m., Davidson Parks & Recreation office, 416 Armour St. – Davidson Senior Scholars program on “Myth of Aging,” with Kristi Multhaup, professor of psychology at Davidson College. Free. Registration recommended. Call 704-892-3349.
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