Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 11
Shavuot: Shavuot is a Jewish holiday celebrating the beginning of the summer wheat harvest and celebrating revelation at Sinai. Shavuot is also a time of remembering loved ones. Jews are called to remember those who have died with special Yizkor memorial prayers four times a year – one of those times being Shavuot. Friday, May 29 – Shavuot Yizkor Service, 10:30 a.m., Rabbi David Lipper & Yizkor in the Yard: Shavuot Study and Art in Nature, 2 to 3 p.m., Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice
Davidson Farmers’ Market (DFM) Give $10 Save 40 campaign: DFM recently launched our Give $10 Save 40 campaign with a goal to raise $25,000 in order to reopen the market with new equipment, sanitizer stations, cover the cost for our 40 vendors to participate, and hire additional staff for our new market procedures and programs. You can read more about the Give $10 campaign here. DFM is less than $5000 away from their goal, please consider donating to help reach the goal so they can get to work reopening!
E2D Virtual Lemonade Stand – The Lemonade Pitchers Overfloweth: Thank you for supporting 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. As of Wednesday (May 20) E2D had raised $5847 of their $7500 goal. You can still make a donation, and 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 www.e-2-d.org/donate. If you’re really in a hurry, text GIVE2E2D to 44321
Local Business Update – See 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!
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 30
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. 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 5/29 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 5/29, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 3) Delivery options available
To Know: Seasonal Arrangements: Mason jar ($10), White ceramic ($20), Hobnail glass container ($45); Flower Bundles: Spring flower bundle ($15), Rose and farm flower bundle ($25), 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 5/29, 2:00 pm
Pick-up: Off-site pick-up every Saturday, 9:00 am – Noon, Davidson Library parking lot ; or 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)
To Know: Big Box $40 (Saturday only): 1.25 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms, 1 freshly baked gluten-friendly honey oat loaf, 14 oz arugula and heirloom baby Tuscan kale, and 1 dozen farm eggs; Shroom Box $25: 2 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms; Little Box $20: 1 lb. farmer’s choice fresh mushrooms & 7 oz arugula bunch; Flowers: Bouquets in 2 sizes with a mix of snapdragons, foxglove, & more! Gift certificates also available!
MVMT Pilates Studio is offering it’s 10th and final free online Community Pilates mat class this Saturday at 9:00am! This week MVMT Studio is highlighting Ben & Jerry’s in Davidson. The store manager, Karen Toney, has done an amazing job of shifting the store to window takeout, online ordering, and is also offering DIY ice cream cakes and well as your favorite pints to-go. Please help us Support Local! To join the Pilates class via Zoom, register ahead of time on their website www.mvmtdavidson.com
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]
Art in Your Inbox – from the Van Every / Smith Galleries: Recent art history graduate and gallery intern, Helen Sturm ’20, writes about two photographs by Lynn Geesaman on loan from John Andrew MacMahon ’95. These chromogenic prints, on display in the Belk Visual Art Center, pose a unique challenge to the medium of photography itself, as they stray from typical modern photographic principles. Geesaman’s work looks painterly, rather than captured by a camera. Click here to read.
Art Sparks at Home – The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY has games, puzzles, and challenges inspired by artworks in their permanent collection. Click here to see all they have to offer.
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: 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!
Virtual Vacations via LiveCams
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