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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 3

by | Apr 2, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

WDAV Virtual Small Batch Concert with pianist Ethan Uslan.


Local Business Update

See which businesses are offering curbside options – Our local businesses really need your support. Please consider ordering take-out from your neighbors. [This is an updated list from last week.]


Outdoor Activities in Davidson

Even though Mecklenburg County has issued a Stay at Home Order, you are still able to use town parks and greenways if you are not sick! Please keep in mind that all active recreation features are closed, including basketball courts, playgrounds, and tennis courts. In addition, Town of Davidson bathroom facilities at the parks and greenways are also closed. Remember to always allow six feet of “social distance” between you and other park or greenway visitors as you walk, run, or ride a bike! Stay safe, Davidson!

Greenways Map

Davidson Parks


Some local online offerings

Congresswoman Alma Adams Zoom Business Town Hall – Do you own a small business? Help operate a nonprofit, charity or faith-based institution? Are you self-employed, an independent contractor, or do you work in the “gig economy?” If so, I hope you’ll join us for our “Doing Business During COVID-19” call on Zoom at 3:00 PM on Friday.  CLICK HERE TO RSVP  Our top priority is helping Charlotte and Mecklenburg residents weather the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus, and that includes the institutions in our community that are too small to fail. Our Zoom call will help connect you with the resources you need to make it through this. From SBA loans and expanded unemployment assistance, to federal and local grants, there are resources for small businesses and families that are struggling. You can learn more – and ask questions – on the call.

Guests include:

  • Thomas Stith, North Carolina Director, Small Business Administration
  • Lockhart Taylor, North Carolina Assistant Secretary for Employment Security
  • Kevin Price, President & CEO, North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
  • David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Non-Profits
  • Brian Collier, Executive Vice President, Foundation for the Carolinas

You can register for the call by visiting Register Here. If you have questions ahead of time, please email [email protected] in my office.

WDAV Virtual Small Batch Concert on Facebook – Unusual times call for an unconventional Small Batch concert! Ethan Uslan, a local ragtime pianist and three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, is going live on our Facebook page for a special happy hour concert this Friday at 5 p.m.. We can’t host our typical gathering at Free Range Brewing at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t kick back and #ImbibeInPlace while enjoying outstanding live music from the comfort of your own living room. Cheers!

Zoom Pilates – MVMT Pilates Studio is offering a FREE Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.! We had a great turnout last Saturday and will continue to offer this free class every Saturday, at least until the end of April, if not longer. Kick off your weekend by getting your body moving and flowing on the mat. To join the class via Zoom, simply click on the following click: Or visit our website for more information

Virtual Forest Bathing/Shinrin Yoku – From Davidson Parks & Rec: Join Julie via Zoom on Saturday, April 4 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. to enjoy Virtual Forest Bathing/Shinrin Yoku. Social distancing doesn’t keep Mother Nature from inviting you to come closer, and this is a time when the spirit and heart of the forest is needed most. Sign up at

Rotary Shifts to Zoom Meetings – April 6 – via Zoom:
The speaker will be Dr. Lexi Lain – Rotarian & Owner of Summit Vitality. Dr. Lain practices Naturopathic Medicine and its six core principals. Yep, this is a first having a Zoom Rotary meeting. Please support Lexi in agreeing to be our inaugural Zoom speaker!

Summit Coffee – At-Home Trivia Package – Summit is bringing one of Davidson’s favorite weekly traditions to your home, and we’re giving you all the choices. We will host two trivia contests every week: Monday + Thursday. Any orders placed before 5:00 p.m. on the day of trivia will be for that night’s contest.  We will email four rounds of trivia questions at 5:00 p.m. ET every Monday + Thursday, and answers are due by 11:59 p.m. ET that same day. Winner(s) will be announced the following morning.

  • To make it even MORE fun, we’re adding options: If you live in Davidson or Cornelius, for just $19.99 you get a night of trivia questions and your choice of red wine, white wine, or instant coffee delivered to your door. If you live further away, we can mail you the Instant Coffee!
  • We also are adding a $9.99 option just for a night’s worth of fun questions.

Honor code applies — but if you’re at home with family, friends, or just by yourself, grab some entertainment. Questions? Email [email protected]


Archives at Home – from the National Archives in Washington, DC

While our research rooms, museums, and Presidential Libraries are closed due to the ongoing health crisis, you can always turn to the National Archives for a wide selection of online content and to conduct research in our Catalog. Whether you are a student, an educator, a genealogist and even a curious nerd, we offer a multitude of ways for people at home to enrich their understanding of our nation’s history through our records and even to contribute to our mission. All from the comfort of your couch! See the article we posted on News of Davidson.


Web sites worth visiting

Cat’s Cam – A Live View of the Yinka Shonibare Sculpture

Davidson College Art on Campus – Walk the campus while maintaining your social distance

Get a Virtual Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card

Carolina Raptor Center Webcams

North Carolina Wildlife Foundation Website (includes live feed from their osprey cam)

North Carolina Zoo YouTube Channel

North Carolina Museum of History – History at Home

Virtual Museum Tours

OBX Connection – collection of live cameras streaming from the N.C. Outer Banks

Blue Ridge Parkway web cams

Grandfather Mountain View

Biltmore Estate web cam

Free 7-Day Trial of BroadwayHD – Stream Broadway Shows in High Def

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Google’s Arts & Culture Page


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