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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 7

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Local Businesses, News, Top Right Box

Drew Parrish and his assistant Sidney Heyman represented Heritage Harvest Farm in Winston-Salem, and sold flowers, mushrooms and honey. (Bill Giduz photo)


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! Parking lots have re-opened at county parks. Greenways remain open. The tennis courts at Plum Creek Park have re-opened. However, other active recreation features remain closed including basketball courts, playgrounds. In addition, the bathroom facilities at the Town of Davidson 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


Support Local Farmers

Until the Davidson Farmers’ Market Re-Opens, you can support our local farms via online and at farm pick up options. Please see the full list of options published in a stand alone article.


Virtual Art on the Green and Gallery Crawl Continue

The annual Art on the Green and Gallery Crawl events have gone “virtual” for 2020!  Even though the community cannot gather together physically on the town green or downtown this year, we are still celebrating art and its value to all of us. Continuing this week, art lovers everywhere can peruse a digital gallery of the selected artists’ websites. Those who would like to make a purchase can do so directly from the artist. As always, many of these featured artists are also local residents, so this is another great way to support our community.  “I will miss seeing everyone on the town green for Art on the Green, but I’m so thankful to the Town of Davidson for providing this virtual opportunity,” said Meredith Harris, painter and Davidson resident. Interested?  You can access both the Virtual Art on the Green and Virtual Gallery Crawl pages by clicking on the banners here.


Local online offerings


Music at Davidson – Virtual Style (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

The Davidson College Music Department will be posting concert videos on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. The videos will be available on YouTube and Facebook.


Theatre Dept. Presents One Acts: Inspired by the play Into the Life of Things by Nat Cassidy – James Shakow, Director & Kotaro Horiuchi, Designer 

Friday, May 1, 2020

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Directions to join the virtual production.


Zoom Pilates – Saturday mornings

MVMT Pilates Studio is offering it’s 6th free Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00am! This week MVMT Studio is highlighting Learn Music and how they’ve shifted seamlessly to online music lessons. Please help to support them during this time. Support small and support local. To join the Pilates class via Zoom, register ahead of time on their website to receive the link to the class via email.


Theatre Dept. Presents One Acts: Inspired by the play I-85 North by Sam Giberga ‘19 – Turner Wood, Director & Ben Sempowski, Designer 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Directions to join the virtual production.


Theatre Dept. Presents One Acts: Inspired by the play Far Away by Caryl Churchill – Ariel Chung, Director & Landin Eldridge, Designer 

Sunday, May 3, 2020

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Directions to join the virtual production.


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. If you’re at home with family, friends, or just by yourself, grab some entertainment. Questions? Email [email protected]


Livestream Lecture: Wayne Soon- “Global Health Lessons from East Asia: Revisiting the 2003 SARS Pandemic” 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Dr. Wayne Soon is an Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College where he specializes in the history of modern China and East Asia, with a particular interest in how international ideas and practices of medicine, institutional building, and diaspora have shaped the region’s interaction with its people and the world in the twentieth century. He received his PhD from Princeton University. He has published in Twentieth-Century China, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and the Diplomat, as well as in several other journals. His forthcoming book, Global Medicine in China: A Diasporic History (Stanford, 2020), tells the global health story of a group of Overseas Chinese physicians who transformed medicine in twentieth-century China and Taiwan through the practices of military medicine, blood banking, mobile medicine, and mass medical training.

Watch the livestream. (The livestream link will be posted about 10 minutes before the event starts.)


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

 McNair Evans ’01 came to campus in November 2019 to present this lecture about In Search of Great Men, a long-term, Guggenheim funded photography project shot on Amtrak. Click to listen!

Campus Art Tour – Click here to access an audio tour of Davidson College public sculptures. Also, read this blog by Elizabeth Young ’20 about Spirit Waves Fountain by Jesús Moroles.

 Rebecca Pempek ’20 is a studio art major and gallery intern. We’re so sad she’s graduating, but excited to follow along with her journeys! Click here to read an introduction, then head on over to her website to see her spectacular artwork.

 Free Art Classes – The Museum of Modern Art is offering several free courses via Coursera. We recommend starting with What is Contemporary Art? Click here to read an article about the program.

 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!


Computer Get-a-Way Virtual Vacations / Trips

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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