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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 4

by | Apr 9, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

Social Distancing matters, and we can’t stop now. These graphs show the impact on the spread of COVID-19 in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.


Local Business UpdateSee which businesses are offering curbside options

Our local businesses really need your support. Please consider ordering take-out from your neighbors. [This is regularly updated list.]


Outdoor Activities in Davidson

Mecklenburg County and Town parks are open if you are not sick! However, access to the parks is limited to pedestrians and cyclists. Greenways remain open. All active recreation features remain 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 keep 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:

WDAV Virtual Small Batch Concert on Facebook, April 10 @ 5 p.m. – Staying at home doesn’t mean you have to miss out on live music! For the next Small Batch happy hour concert, Steinway Artist Pamela Howland will perform her signature blend of Chopin and The Beatles while you  #ImbibeinPlace from the comfort of your home. Make sure to click “Going” on the event posting to get a reminder before the live stream starts. Invite your friends (virtually), crack open the beverage of your choice, and join us on Friday for the best way to end your week! How to Watch WDAV’s Virtual Small Batch: Visit the Facebook event and select “Going.”


Davidson Scholar Athletes Stay at Home Series

Kids need some new drills to stay active?! Our Play at Home Series is Back! Today Davidson College Women’s Basketball Chloe Welch and Katie Turner have some ball handling drills that you can do from the comfort of your own home! Check out Chloe and Katie’s #PlayFromHome videos!


Livestream Lecture: Sunny Yudkoff- “Yiddish Literature in the Time of Pandemic” – April 15 @ 7 p.m.

Speaker: Sunny Yudkoff, Moderator: Ilana McQuinn

Dr. Sunny Yudkoff is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic Studies as well as the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard. Her research focuses on Jewish literary production from the mid-nineteenth to twenty-first centuries. In her book Tubercular Capital: Illness and the Conditions of Modern Jewish Writing (Stanford University Press, 2019), Yudkoff tells the story of Yiddish and Hebrew writers whose lives were transformed by the disease. Suffering writers fashioned literary personas, grew their reputations, and found financial backing. Through an analysis of their stories, Yudkoff invites readers to reconsider the foundational relationship among disease, biography, and literature.  Watch the livestream.


Zoom Pilates – MVMT Pilates Studio is offering a FREE Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00am! We 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


Rotary Shifts to Zoom Meetings – April 13th – via Zoom:
Speaker: Dr. Yves Renee’ Jennings – Rotarian
Topic: Peace Fellowship Program. This is a Zoom Rotary meeting, please check email from President Cristy Carroll if you need assistance.


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 5:00pm on the day of trivia will be for that night’s contest.  We will email FOUR rounds of trivia questions at 5:00pm ET every Monday + Thursday, and answers are due by 11:59pm 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]


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


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 contribute to our mission. All from the comfort of your couch! See the article we posted on News of Davidson.

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