Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events
  • Feb 16, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    “The Wright Brothers in North Carolina” presented by Katie Edwards, Curator of Popular Culture at the North Carolina Museum of History.
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Past Spotlights

Music @ St. Alban's - Four Horsemen

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Remember the Past, Protect the Future

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Music @ St. Alban's - One Road Over

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Preconcert Talk with Flute4 Quartet 

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If you have any questions about Spotlight events, please contact specialevents@davidsonlearns.org

DavidsonLearns members enjoy a variety of Spotlight Events throughout the year, bringing our community together for lectures, theater, music, and more. 

  • The Carolina Thread Trail
    Jan 19, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    “The Carolina Thread Trail” presented by Bart Landess, Director, Catawba Lands Conservancy.
  • John Leslie Breck
    Dec 07, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Dr. Jonathan Stuhlmanwill speak to us about the artist’s life and work, as well as the extraordinary paintings by Breck.
  • Ada Jenkins: Where We’re Going From Here
    Nov 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Please join us to hear from Harold Rice, Executive Director and Karen Martin, Director of Development of Ada Jenkins Center.
  • Adventures on El Camino de Santiago
    Nov 04, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe.
  • Pre-Concert Lecture
    Oct 24, 2021, 2:00 PM
    Davidson, 301 Caldwell Ln, Davidson, NC 28036, USA
    The concert features the Noel Freidline Jazz Quartet in a tribute to Modern Jazz.
  • Following the Money
    Oct 13, 2021, 1:30 PM
    Zoom
    What's it like to 'Follow the Money' in our elections in the Citizens United States America?
  • Candidate Forum for the Town of Davidson's Board of Commissioners
    Oct 06, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Meet the Candidates. Hear their Ideas. Ask your Questions.
  • The Charlotte Mint: Its History and Significance
    Sep 15, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Davidson Scholars and DavidsonLearns invite you to hear from Thomas Cole, PhD as he shares an interesting story in the history of Charlotte.
  • Women and Other Monsters in Greek Mythology
    Aug 10, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
  • Gerald Wright
    Jun 10, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    Gerald Wright will highlight his first 90 days as Executive Director & update on current projects and vision for Davidson Housing Coalition.
  • Robert Dinwiddie: A Historical Figure Left Behind
    May 19, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    John Zimmerman will discuss Dinwiddie and his historical importance.
  • The Electrical Grid - Today & Tomorrow
    Apr 29, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    As the energy landscape across North Carolina continues to evolve, James McLawhorn will discuss the many issues we are faced with today.
  • Answer to the Environmental Problem of Single-Use Plastics
    Apr 21, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Jason Dribble, Shaun Zaken and Max Vierling from Boomerang Water discuss their solution to the environmental problem of single-use plastics.
  • Civil Rights and Racial Justice in the North in the 1960s
    Mar 31, 2021, 5:00 PM
    Zoom
    Dr. Aldridge will speak about the civil rights issues of northern cities in the 1960s.
  • Birding 101
    Mar 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Eric Keith will teach you what you need to know to begin birding.
  • The English Cozy Mystery
    Feb 17, 2021, 1:00 PM
    Zoom
    Come prepared to learn about British Cozy Mysteries and (perhaps) to share your favorite cozy author and title.
  • Housing Inequality and the Racial Wealth Gap in Charlotte
    Feb 11, 2021, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    Researchers will share their work on the racial wealth gap, its historical roots, and ways in which it continues to shape the demographic and economic geography.
  • Tony Abbott: A Community Celebration of a Life
    Jan 27, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    An event hosted by DavidsonLearns, Davidson College, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Learning in Retirement at The Pines, & Davidson Community Players
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