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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 8

by | May 7, 2020 | News, Top Right Box

It is Teacher Appreciation Week – look at this wonderful homage to Mary Poppins that serves as a tribute to local teachers.


Local Business UpdateSee how you can support Davidson businesses

Our local businesses really need your support. Please consider ordering take-out or shopping online from our neighbors. [This is an updated list from last week.]


For Mother’s Day shopping:

Wooden Stone Gallery will be open By Appointment ONLY on Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th from 11:00 to 4:00 each day.  For a 30-minute appointment call 704-892-1449.  Only 1 person or family will be allowed in the gallery at the time for each 30 appointment.


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.


Friday May, 8

Batistini Farms – NEW 2020 VENDOR

Organic & Real Family Estate Olive Oil, Thick & Aged Balsamic, No Artificial or Additives, NON GMO & Gluten Free

Orders: Pre-order online or text Tom at 919-740-0998

Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up Friday, 10:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot, 2) Home delivery on Friday with 2+ items (please note in order ‘home delivery’), 3) Shipment via USPS – flat rate $6.95

To Know: During checkout, under shipping, click Flat Rate and select LOCAL for $0 charge. Under notes add DFM


 Saturday May, 9

Two Pigs Farm

A variety of pork, beef, and chicken

Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up

Pick-up: Off-site pick-up Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot

To Know: A variety of sausage great for any meal during the day


Gilcrest Natural Farm

A variety of beef, pork, chicken, and egg products

Orders: Online store, pre-orders

Deadline: Pre-order/online orders due 1:00 pm day before pick-up

Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot (online pre-orders), 2) At farm drive thru pick-up: Tuesday Noon – 1:00 pm & Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (online pre-orders)

To Know: Sign-up for their newsletter on the website to stay in the know with the most updated info and options. Chicken cuts will be restocked 5/21. Thank you for supporting Gilcrest Natural Farm during these challenging times.


Raceway Berry Farm

Fresh-cut flowers and arrangements

Order: Shop online and pre-order for pick-up

Deadline: For pre-orders, Friday 5/8 Noon

Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up Saturday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Davidson Library parking lot, 2) Pick-up at farm Friday 5/8, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 3) Delivery options available

To Know:

Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($40)

Mother’s Day Arrangements: Order on website. Beautiful combinations of farm flowers, blueberry branches, and roses.

Flower Bundles: Spring flower bundle ($15), Snapdragons/5 stems ($6), Sweet William/12-14 stem ($11), and more flowers online.

Herb Bundles: Chive ($2), Mint ($2), Rosemary ($2), and Dill ($2)


Heritage Harvest Farms

Wellness honey, mushrooms, and flowers

Orders: Pre-order on website

Deadline: Friday 5/8, Noon

Pick-up: 1) Off-site pick-up every Saturday, 9:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot, 2) Free home delivery for orders $40+ within a 5 mile radius of Davidson (order on website with code STRONGERTOGETHER to bypass shipping and note your delivery/pick-up preference)


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.


Zoom Pilates – Saturday mornings

MVMT Pilates Studio is offering it’s 7th free Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00am! This week MVMT Studio is highlighting Brianna Bedigian’s Yoga and Healing Arts Studio in Davidson. She’s currently offering Yoga for Relaxation classes online throughout May. Please check her out online, and help to support small and support local. To join this Saturday’s Pilates mat class via Zoom, register ahead of time on their website to receive the link to the class via email.


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]


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

Romare Bearden – Art history major Helen Sturm ’20 explores this collage by Romare Bearden in this week’s Seen from Storage blog post. Click the photo to read! Side note: the photostat produced from our original collage was recently included in an exhibition at the Guggenheim, curated by six artists, including Julie Mehretu. Mehretu selected this work along with several others from the Guggenheim’s collection that reflect “how trauma, displacement, and anxiety in the decades after World War II found expression across cultural boundaries and in a wide range of art.”

 Makayla Binter ’20 – This week, senior studio art major Makayla Binter gives us a look into her art making process. She would have presented her capstone exhibition in the Smith gallery this spring, if not for the pandemic. Despite the disappointment, Makayla continues to make art. Plus, she’s generally just an amazing human! After you click here to get an introduction to her work, follow along with her studio at @artsandmarks.

 Elizabeth Young ’20 – Meet long-time gallery intern Elizabeth Young! We will miss her so much next year. Click here to learn more her, including her favorite memory while interning at the Galleries throughout her time at Davidson College.

 College Art Collection – Isabelle Sakelaris ’19 interviewed President Carol Quillen and Dr. George McLendon about the works on display in their home, both from their personal collection and from the College’s permanent art collection. Learn more at the link.

 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.

 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!


Virtual Vacations and Visits

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

Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour

Google’s Arts & Culture Page


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