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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 5

by | Apr 16, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

A great sign painted by neighbors on Pine Road.


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 an updated list from last week.]


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


Local online offerings

An Evening with Author Mary Laura Philpott

Join us for a virtual conversation, book reading and audience Q&A with author Mary Laura Moretz Philpott ’96 about her nationally bestselling debut memoir-in-essays, “I Miss You When I Blink.” Tuesday, April 21, 8 p.m. ET. Registration required.


Virtual Network Night for Wildcats in Public Service

Davidson College alumni, families and friends who work or are interested in the public service industry are invited to attend an event to make connections within the industry as well as offer advice to current students. Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. ET. Registration required.


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 20th – via Zoom:
Speaker: George Solomon – Rotarian, Past District Governor
Topic: International Service Project 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]


Davidson’s Van Every/Smith Galleries – Art in Your Inbox

 Annual Student Art Exhibition

Our Annual Student Exhibition is coming at you LIVE! We will live-stream students’ presentations on Thursday, April 23, 7-9pm on our YouTube channel. Make yourself a cheese plate and join us in virtual celebration! Click for a link to the live stream.


Yinka Shonibare Talk

Click here view a conversation between Yinka Shonibare CBE and Davidson College’s President, Carol Quillen. The talk took place on campus in 2018 in conjunction with our exhibition The American Library, as well as our acquisition of Wind Sculpture (SG) I, a gift of Patricia A. Rodgers in memory of her husband B.D. Rodgers Jr.


WDAV Rodin Favorites

Back in February, Davidson’s Classical Public Radio posted an interesting series of interpretations based on our recent exhibition, Auguste Rodin: Truth Form Life. Several hosts and directors at WDAV chose pieces of classical music that best fit their personal interpretation of each sculpture, leading to an interesting crossroads of artistic and musical achievements. Click to read!


Art Connections

Click here to hear Amy Clemmons King ’97 explain why this painting by Karl Schrag is giving her some comfort during isolation.



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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