Main Street Books Davidson – Event – Aug 31

Davidson, NC

An Evening with Joy Callaway

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
  • 7:00pm  8:00pm

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.

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Roof Blows off Future Davidson Fire Station

Davidson, NC  The new Davidson Fire Station on Concord road will be delayed a month and a half after its upper roof was blown off during a heavy storm on July 8.  Engineers needed to certify that the lower structure was still sound before work commenced again.  The upper structure has been removed from the scene.  Insurance will cover the damages.

Where’s Waldo Final Week – Davidson, NC

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.

Davidson College Academic Calendar



Everyone in Davidson, NC anticipates the return of the Davidson College students.  They are always a good bunch and make life in town more vibrant.  Below is a look at their upcoming school calendar.


Aug. 17-20 Orientation
Aug. 21 Classes Begin
Oct. 9-10 Fall Break
Oct. 20 Fall Convocation (Afternoon classes cancelled after 2:30 p.m.)
Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 27)
Dec. 6 Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 7 Reading Day
Dec. 8 (8:40 a.m.) – Dec. 14 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period (No exams Sunday)



Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
Jan. 16 Classes Begin
March 5-9 Spring Break (classes resume March 12)
April 2-3 Easter Break
April 24 (11:15 a.m.) Spring Convocation (12:15 p.m.-only classes cancelled)
May 9 Spring Semester Classes End
May 10 Reading Day
May 11 (8:40 am) – May 16 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 19 Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.)
May 20 Commencement (10 a.m.)

Davidson, NC Restaurant News

Get ready for the Queen’s Feast!  July 21 – 30 choose from over 130 restaurants and enjoy a 3 course dinner for $30 or $35.

This year everyone can enjoy two Davidson restaurants, Campania on South Main and Sabi Asian Bistro.

Campania Italian Café & Trattoria features authentic Italian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere.  The dining room setting is warm and inviting with rustic brick walls and the original Ice House Hoist displayed under exposed beams.  They are offering a $30 dinner (not including gratuity).

Antipasti or Insalata (choice of one)

Polpette Alla Romana – Roman-style meatballs with fennel seed, rosemary, Pecorino Romano, served in our fresh pomodoro sauce

Ravioli Fritti e Marinara – lightly breaded cheese ravioli served with a side of our homemade marinara

Calamari Fritti – lightly floured and tossed with pepperoncini and fresh basil, served with roasted red pepper aioli and spicy marinara

Cuore Romana – grilled Romaine heart, Gorgonzola, caramelized pancetta, red onion, cherry tomatoes, topped with lemon vinaigrette and balsamic glaze

Caeser – Romaine, housemade croutons, cherry tomatoes, shaved pecorino Romano, red onion, roasted red peppers, and creamy Caesar dressing; add grilled chicken, $5; add grilled shrimp, $7

Panzanella – an Italian summer classic:  Roma tomatoes, cannellini beans, cucumbers, red onion, croutons, basil, fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil

Pasta/Entrata (choice of one)

Lasagna al Forno – traditional meat lasagna with ricotta, mozzarella, and our homemade marinara sauce

Penne Scampi e Gamberetti – penne tossed in a classic scampi sauce, baby spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, roasted artichokes, all topped with grilled shrimp and freshly shaved Pecorino

Ravioli de Spinaci e Ricotta – ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta in a toasted butter and sage sauce with roasted red peppers

Spaghetti con Polpette alla Romana – spaghetti topped with Roman-style meatballs in our homemade pomodoro sauce

Pollo con Pomodori Essiccati al Sole – marinated grilled chicken topped with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and a white wine sauce, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red potatoes

Costoletta Milanese – panko-breaded pork chop cutlet with a layer of prosciutto and provolone, topped with arugula salad and served with a side of spaghetti marinara

Pollo Alla Parmigiana – breaded chicken cutlet, homemade marinara, and fresh mozzarella, served over spaghetti

Melanzane Rollatini – fried eggplant rolled with a ricotta filling, topped with homemade marinara and melted mozzarella, served with a side of spaghetti marinara

Salmone Crosta di Mandorle – almond-crusted salmon fillet topped with a roasted pear, cucumber, red onion and basil chutney, served over a garlic potato croquette and sautéed spinach

Dolci (choice of one)

Choose from our daily dessert selection

I’ll see you there.  Calamari sounds great!

416 S. Main Street Davidson, NC 28036 704-987-5111


Sabi Asian Bistro has become a staple of Davidson, offering fresh, hand-rolled sushi and authentic Asian cuisine. Sabi’s sushi is inventive and freshly made by the most talented chefs in the area. The atmosphere is hip and cool with a modern feel. The restaurant includes two dining rooms, the bar, sushi bar, waiting area, and private dining room. The bar features a great selection of cocktails, an extensive wine list, and daily drink specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sabi is located across from the Harris Teeter shopping center. While the restaurant is upscale, the prices are not!

$30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)

First course (choice of one)

Ahi Poke Tower – stacked tuna, brown rice, mango, red onions, avocado, glazed with as weet soy sauce

Crispy Thai Calamari – fresh calamari, tempura-crusted and served with our sweet Thai chili sauce

Lettuce Wraps – iceberg lettuce cups filled with tofu, water chestnuts, celery, and mushrooms, and your choice of meat

Bang-Bang Shrimp – plump, juicy shrimp fried and tossed in a light chili sauce then served over a bed of lettuce

Rainbow Roll – California roll topped with 5 kinds of fish

Second course (choice of one)

New Zealand Lamb Chops – four hibachi-grilled baby lamb chops over garlic-infused spinach and steamed rice

Ginger Sea Bass – an 8-ounce fillet of Chilean sea bass, served atop sautéed snow peas, asparagus, mushrooms and red peppers, drizzled with a white wine and ginger sauce and served with steamed rice

Korean Ribs – 14-ounce marinated short ribs with enoki mushrooms and onions, served with sizzling “Gangnam-Style” sauce

Royal Dish – beef, chicken, shrimp & scallops and vegetables, tossed in a spicy garlic sauce and served sizzling

Kick A** & TJ Roll – spicy tuna, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and jalapeno, tempura-fried and topped with fresh crab and scallops

Subway Roll – crab, salmon and cream cheese, lightly fried topped with crab, avocado, masago, tempura flakes, and special sauce

Deep Sea Island – Kani, avocado, tempura shrimp, crunchy spicy mayo, wrapped in white seaweed, topped with king crab meat

Third course (choice of one)

Lava Cake

Cheese Cake

Key Lime Pie

130 Harbor Place Drive, Suite 120 Davidson, NC 28036  704-895-5707

See you all there.

Davidson, NC Retail News

The latest addition to the Davidson retail scene is the award-winning Jewel Box.  They opened last month next door to the Soda Shop at 106 S Main Street.  Voted “Best of the Lake” by the readers of Currents Magazine, the Jewel Box offers a stylish array of women’s accessories and apparel and great prices.  Jewel Box also features Southern Tiles, a jewelry line hand-made in Davidson by the Jewel Box.  st.jpeg

When you visit Davidson make sure you stop by the Jewel Box.