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Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 9

by | May 14, 2020 | News, Top Right Box


E2D Virtual Lemonade Stand NOW Open

Please support Davidson’s own Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) – the amazing nonprofit that is doing even more amazing work for students & families in need – when distance learning is the ONLY learning.  If you’d like to make a donation, please grab a “virtual cup of lemonade” by one of these ways:  Mail your donation to P.O. Box 1299 Davidson, NC 28036 or go to our Paypal site at If you’re really in a hurry, text GIVE2E2D to 44321


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.

 Saturday, May 16

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), 3) Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Building E 7:30 am – 1:00 pm (online pre-order & select inventory onsite)
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 5/15 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 5/15, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 3) Delivery options available
To Know:  Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45), Spring flower bundle ($15), Rose and farm flower bundle ($25), Snapdragons/5 stems ($6), Sweet William/12-14 stem ($11), and more flowers online, Chive ($2), Mint ($2), Rosemary ($2), and Dill ($2)

Orders: Pre-order on website
Deadline: Friday 5/15, 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 or Davidson pick-up location preference)


Zoom Pilates – Saturday mornings

MVMT Pilates Studio is offering 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.


Sunday, May 17

Davidson College Virtual Commencement: Please mark your calendar for this Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. EDT. We will gather online to recognize the accomplishments of this special class. This online event does not replace an on-campus Commencement ceremony, which is still in the planning stages. Save this web address, and plan to join Sunday:


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]


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.

 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

Earlier this year, 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!


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 Tour

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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