Guess who’s back? Waldo, of course!
Main Street Books and 29 Davidson merchants are hosting a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo around Town.
How does Find Waldo Local work?
On July 1, 2019, Waldo-spotters will set off to find the elusive character, who is hidden in dozens of downtown businesses. Participants pick up a Find Waldo passport at Main Street Books and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo or Odlaw they locate. Turn in your complete passport by July 31st to be eligible for prizes.
Main Street Books is hosting a Grande Finale Party on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 11 AM with tons of prizes from our participating merchants!
Allen Tate – Davidson is one of the hiding spots. Stop in and say hi to Clark. 704 996-0948
Davidson, NC Saturday November 24th is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity to support all the wonderful local businesses which make Davidson so special.
In addition to knocking out your holiday shopping you’ll have a chance to win a gift card bundle from the following businesses:
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Carolina Craft Butchery, Clean Juice, Honeysuckle Home, The Jewel Box, Kindred, Main Street Books, Monkee’s, New York Bagels, The Rumor Mill Market, Summit Coffee, The Village Store, and The Wooden Stone.
Simply make a purchase at any of these businesses and your name will be entered into the drawing. Mayor Rusty Knox will draw the winner Tuesday Nov 27 on Facebook Live.
Bring your houseguests out and explore all Davidson has to offer and support local, small business.
Davidson, NC Traveling Sale – Support our local businesses.
Small Business Saturday is an annual, national event held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, during which consumers are encouraged to reinvest in the small businesses that add character and tax revenue to their towns. On Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season, we hope you will please consider supporting local businesses as you decide on the perfect gifts for friends and family.
This year, you can follow a traveling sale through the streets of downtown Davidson:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — The Village Store will offer a free scarf with purchases of $50 or more.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — The Rumor Mill Market will offer 10% off every purchase.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Honeysuckle Home will offer 15% off every purchase.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. — The Jewel Box will offer 20% off one item.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Ben & Jerry’s will offer buy one waffle cone, get one free.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Main Street Books will offer a free Main Street Books bumper sticker with every purchase.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Pete & Pop’s Findery will offer a free candle with every purchase.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Elizabeth Rose will offer 10% off all holiday cards.
ALL DAY — A/R Workshop will offer BOGO half off lazy susans
Davidson, NC Panthers have a bye week, but there is so much going on in Davidson. Check out a foreign film, learn how to compost, go to The Jewel Box holiday open house.
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Stuff all weekend
Renaissance Festival – Ticket Info
Davidson College Athletics – Calendar
Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes
9am-2pm Trip to Harper House and Daveste Vineyard – Details
6:30pm Soup Night – The Cottage – Details
8pm LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Ryan Hutchins – Details
6pm-7:30pm Main Street Books – Release Party – The Goose and the Guest House – Details
7:30pm-9pm Davidson College – Opera Production – The Magic Flute – Details
8pm LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Sunday Union – Details
8:30pm LIVE Music – The Cabin – Randall Sprinkle – Details
8am-12pm The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details
9am Bike Ride – Details
9am-10:30am Composting Workshop – Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details
10am-10:30am Main Street Books – Moving Stories with Camerin – Details
11am-1pm Main Street Books – Book Tree Decorating with Logan – Details
11am-4pm Jewel Box – Holiday Open House – Next to Soda Shop – Prizes/Deals
1:30pm Tour de Food – Davidson – Details
5pm-6pm Main Street Books – Signing and Presentation – Micah Cash – Details
7pm Davidson Film Club Presents Foreign Film – Mustang – Details
7:30pm-9pm Davidson College – Opera Production – The Magic Flute – Details
8pm LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Caroline Keller Band – Details
2pm Davidson Sunday Softball – Details
3pm – LIVE Music – Music at St. Alban’s – New River Ensemble – Details
6pm LIVE Music – The Cabin – Holly – Details
The Davidson Weekend Calendar is sponsored by Clark Goff at Allen Tate Davidson. Buying or selling? Friends moving to the area? Use a local expert. Call or text Clark. 704 996-0948 Clark.Goff@allentate.com Clark’s Website
Davidson, NC Once again Main Street Books makes reading and living in Davidson memorable. Please support our amazing book store.
On Friday afternoon, Main Street Books will celebrate the release of the first book in a new action adventure series for middle grade readers! Stop by the store to chat with Todd Gallicano (author of Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw), indulge in a free ice cream treat, enter to win a giveaway, and more!
Recruited by Dr. Vance Vantana, an eccentric zoologist and park ranger sent by the government, Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw protagonist Sam is whisked away on an adventure that takes him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Along this journey, Sam learns an incredible truth: mythical creatures are real and living among us in our national parks. A special department in the U.S. government ensures that their existence remains hidden. But an omen suggests that the secret may now be in danger. Someone seeks the power to expose these creatures and overthrow humankind – and that power can only be found in a magical talisman known as the gryphon’s claw.
“A fun-filled start to a series that is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves.”-School Library Journal
“A death-defying, globe-spanning adventure, packed with creatures out of folklore and myth….[Guardians of the Gryphon’s Claw is] a solid series opener and debut for Gallicano, who stocks his story with engaging characters, human, and otherwise.”-Publishers Weekly
An Evening with Joy Callaway
From Joy Callaway, author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society, comes an unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country’s first sororities. On August 31st, join Main Street Books in conversation with Joy Callaway on her newest novel, Secret Sisters.
We’re lucky to have a vibrant independent book store in Davidson. Make sure you stop by and support them at another great event they sponsor. See you there.
Based on Brain Dance research, Moving Stories with Camerin is a story time incorporating guided movement for kids aged 6 months to 6 years old.
This workshop combines dance, music, and stories to engage small movers and their caregivers in age appropriate mobility skill development. Movement is focused on Brain Dance techniques (Anne Green Gilbert) encouraging movement patterns that re-enforce the mind- body connection and contribute to brain development. Each class focuses on a book and uses the story as a catalyst for movement development and exploration. Care-givers are expected to interact one-on-one with their child, offering an exciting experience for student and care-giver alike.
Moving Stories is sponsored by CANNON SCHOOL, an independent JrK-12 college preparatory school.
Where’s Waldo? In Davidson, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting over 20 local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners: The Jewel Box, The Soda Shop, Ben & Jerry’s, South Main Sweet Shop, The Needlecraft Center, and Whit’s.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Davidson!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a prize drawing.
This year marks both Waldo’s and Main Street Books’ thirtieth anniversary, and to celebrate, Main Street Books will throw a joint birthday party on July 30th at 2 pm. The whole town is invited to join in birthday games, indulge in snacks and sweets, find a good book, and witness the reveal of the Find Waldo Local prize winners.