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Susie Johnson (1919-2016) She Was a Fountain of Strength for All Who Needed Her By Pete McCommons and she would not long tolerate someone Mrs. Susie Johnson died Saturday. Her who didn’t, regardless of their color. Her husband Eldon, her sisters Arlene and strength of mind and spirit was such that Sonia, her brother-in-law Clarence and her even though working in a menial job, she surrogate son Andrew, along with many other friends and family members, preceded was the equal of all she met. Susie didn’t fret about her own probher. Susie’s love and her faith sustained her lems. Her faith and her strength would as she waited for her strong body to run carry her through somehow. That left her down, which it finally did in her 97th year. free for the people who needed her, ready Mrs. Susie Johnson was a woman accuswith a smile, a laugh, a prayer, a helping tomed to work and to taking care of other hand. people. She did not like lying in bed to be She loved visiting with friends and famwaited on by others, but she endured even ily; she loved and served her church; she that and now has gone to her reward, and kept up with the news and with the Atlanta what rejoicing there must be among those Braves. she has longed to see again. Mrs. Johnson was born “down the country” in rural Taliaferro County, beyond Crawfordville. She grew up in a large, smart family centered on Level Hill Baptist Church, where they return for funerals and homecomings even though they dispersed widely and found success in New York City, Chicago, Detroit and other cities. Sonia and Arlene and Clarence are buried there. Susie will be buried here in Athens, alongside Eldon. Susie Johnson came to Athens when she was 15, to stay with an aunt and begin her working life. She worked in UGA food service and for sororities and for some of Athens’ well known families in the usual capacities open to women of her race: cook, maid, nursemaid. She worked long hours for low wages, but she was accustomed to work and to living frugally. She owned her home and took care of it, saving her money for the repairs she knew would be needed. My friend Andrew Davidson grew up here in Athens, and Her great friend Elizabeth Ireland organized a 90th birthday party when he was a little boy Susie for Susie Johnson in the same week that President Obama was first came to work for his family. inaugurated—a proud moment for Mrs. Johnson. Andy’s mother was a smart, Susie lived the life she was given, and energetic, creative woman, but she could she lived it fully and faithfully. She grew up be rough, too. Susie saw immediately during the Depression of the 1930s in the that Andrew needed some help, and she enfolded him in her loving warmth. He used segregated South, and her opportunities to say of her, “She saved my life.” Andy grew were limited, but she prevailed. She rose above her circumstances to up and left Athens for New York and then live a life of independence and respect. She Paris, where he remained until the end of remained true to herself and to her faith, his life. Meanwhile, he had introduced me and she immersed herself in the life around to Susie and asked me to drop by to see her her, with its sadness and its humor. from time to time, since he couldn’t, except And throughout her 97 years on this when he came back for his annual visits. earth she gave from her great store of inner Thus did I become Susie’s stand-in surrogate son, with the privilege of hearing her strength to help other people. The world is a poorer place without her, but so many lives stories and eating her fried chicken, corn are richer from having felt her touch. muffins, macaroni and cheese and her caraSusie Johnson looked life in the eye and mel cake—and feeling her love that flowed from an inexhaustible fountain deep within did not flinch. Her life reminds us that we can do the same. It’s easy, except we make it her soul, enough there for everybody. hard. The late Gamble Rogers sang, “You’ve Love did not cloud Susie’s judgement, however. She told me about working for the got to start out like you can hold out, if you want to leave this earth alive.” I think that’s white folks, those who respected her and what Susie has done. f those who didn’t. Susie respected herself,

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(R-Hartwell), one of the primary sponsors of the gun bills. Republicans control two-thirds of the seats in the General Assembly and a majority of those lawmakers disagree vehemently with the governor on his vetoes. It’s natural to think Deal’s policy proposals could be dead on arrival when the next session gets underway in January. But remember: The governor has quite a few levers he can pull to get the machinery working his way. One of them is his ability to veto individual items in the state budget. Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) was one of the most outspoken critics of Deal’s actions on the religious liberty bill and gave the governor no end of grief over the issue. When it came time to sign the budget, however, Deal vetoed $100,000 for the National Infantry Museum in McKoon’s hometown. Rep. Dusty Hightower (R-Carrollton) has been one of the strongest gun-carry advocates in the legislature and comes from the same part of the state as Cooke. You might think that Cooke and Hightower would team up next year to get back at Deal for vetoing the gun bills. That won’t happen, however. There was a vacancy in the Coweta Judicial Circuit caused by the retirement of Judge Quillian Baldwin, so Deal simply appointed Hightower to replace Baldwin as the Superior Court judge. Now that he’s a judge, Hightower is not in the legislature anymore to cause trouble. He’s also not going to criticize the man who just appointed him to a well-paid judgeship. Those are the kinds of things that governors can do to ease the hurt feelings of lawmakers, and Deal does them very well. That’s why he can get everyone all hot and bothered over his vetoes and still have a good chance of getting his agenda passed. f




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Here’s an Option: The Chase Street situation further illustrates the commission’s dysfunction. Commissioners are constantly putting off decisions and sending them back for further study (see: the May 3 vote against closing part of Newton Street and pretty much the entire downtown master plan). They’ve known Chase Street needed repaving for a year, and yet still the community is left with a last-minute plan that was never vetted by the public and barely vetted behind the rail, passed in a slipshod

manner that left even the county attorney, who is paid to understand parliamentary procedure, scratching his head. After a bewildering series of motions on Chase Street, it turned out that Link had not included a funding source to cover the $34,000 in improvements she proposed. Her intention was to use $40,000 earmarked to move a crosswalk on Prince Avenue and add an overhead flashing beacon, which the developer of 100 Prince (more on that later) has offered to pay for. But that never made it into any motion.

“This is what happens when things get done at the last minute, without any transparency,� Commissioner Andy Herod said. [BA] Reservoir Dogs: Environmental groups have been pressuring commissioners to remove $20 million to study and potentially buy land for a new reservoir from a $240 million, 20-year water and sewer plan the commission approved May 3. Reservoirs evaporate, irrevocably change ecosystems and, as Oconee County found out the hard way with Hard Labor Creek, costs can

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When Melissa Link was running for commission in 2014, the argument was whether she was a committed and informed activist who could shake things up behind the rail or a hothead who would render herself totally ineffective by alienating her colleagues. Both Good Melissa and Bad Melissa were on display May 3, when the commission voted on plans to add bike lanes and crosswalks to parts of Chase Street (the minutia of which isn’t easy to explain and would probably bore you to tears anyway). Credit her for putting in the hard work to come up with something that could satisfy alternative transportation advocates, Chase Street Elementary parents and Chase residents who were uncomfortable with losing their center turn lane. She got it done—in spite of herself. Commissioner Mike Hamby, for example, laid into her a couple of times during the Chase Street debate. “I voted for your proposal, and I expect I’ll vote for the contingency funding,� Hamby said after Link blamed the Transportation and Public Works Department’s failure to incorporate public input for the last-minute nature of her proposal. “But please, don’t keep throwing staff under the bus in situations like this.� [Blake Aued]

options. (That’s the term for alternatives to staff recommendations introduced by commissioners.) Link proposed substituting a $2 million expenditure for “enhanced� water conservation measures, drawing another rebuke from Hamby, who pointed out that in spite of population growth the city is consuming only 12 million gallons of water per day, compared to 20 million before the drought. “In our water department, the word ‘conserve’ is ingrained in everybody’s minds and everybody’s actions,� he said. Then he called the question, which is the legislative equivalent of dropping the mic. The commission voted 9-1 (with Link the lone holdout) to approve Commissioner Kelly Girtz’s more general language on water supply, removing the reference to land acquisition. That could involve something like—just throwing out ideas— dredging Lake Chapman, he said. Whatever happens, it’ll be years and many more commission votes down the road. [BA] ARMC: In addition, the commission unanimously approved a deal for Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare to take over Athens Regional in exchange for $575 million in debt repayments and capital improvements, in spite of concerns about losing local control (though Athens will continue to be represented on the ARMC board and will gain seats on the Piedmont board as well). Hospitals all over are consolidating, and “I think the bigger danger over time is losing the hospital if something like this doesn’t occur,� Commissioner Jerry NeSmith said. [BA]

“Hi, I’m Melissa Link. Let me tell you about my commission-defined option to build a reservoir on Chase Street. With bike lanes, of course.�

Commissioners asked Attorney Bill Berryman what they should do. “I’m gonna be honest with you, this is the first time anything like this has happened,� he said. Manager Blaine Williams stepped in and said he’d bring forward a budget amendment next month. Constantly legislating on the fly is no way to govern, and commissioners know it.

quickly spiral into the hundreds of millions of dollars. On the other hand, Public Utilities officials want to make sure the community doesn’t find itself in the same situation we did in the 2008 drought, when we were just a few weeks away from running out of water completely. On the reservoir vote there were not one but two competing commission-defined

100 Prince: The commission also sent the mixed-use development proposed for the St. Joseph Catholic Church site back to the planning commission at the developer’s request. “Homes Urban remains committed to the basic concept of the plan,� but three issues recently came up that require the Greenville, SC-based developer to reconfigure it, Athens lawyer Jim Warnes told the commission. Homes Urban has not been able to line up a commercial tenant for the building fronting Prince Avenue, Warnes told






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with a mission dedicated to something beyond money, like TOMS, the shoe company that donates a pair for each one purchased. Panelists all agreed that developing areas to attract families is another important aspect of a successful downtown. Jim Thrasher, a retiree now living in Athens, asked how the city could be made more welcoming to people of color. “I have tried to get my friends and family to move to Athens, but they’ve chosen to live in Atlanta instead because they think Athens is just too white,� Thrasher said. “I don’t know what the answer is.� Local artist Broderick Flanigan said he goes to meetings like this to try to make sure information gets out to everyone in the community. Life the Griot, poet and founder and director of Chess and Community, described the room of around 50 as a picture and challenged everyone to find themselves in the picture. “For many, they don’t see themselves in the picture, so why would they look?� As long as Athens has a high poverty level, many will continue to feel left out of this community, he said. Williams acknowledged that a poverty rate above 30 percent is a difficult problem to solve. “We have tremendous promise, but we have challenges as well, a lot of student housing for example,� he said. The concept of an innovation district is one that needs to be explored, Williams stressed, adding that the ACC Economic Development Department is working to make these kinds of achievements doable. “Life brings up good points about the poverty in Athens, but these are all related. Let’s get people we haven’t met around the table,� he said. Williams mentioned a partnership program with the Clarke County School District and local manufacturers, including Caterpillar and Power Partners, that offers students real jobs and lets them learn new skills and earn wages in the process. Other suggestions were simpler. Brandon Checketts, founder and head of Roundsphere, suggested better signage would help newcomers more easily find the existing parking decks. Thompson and Hamby said changes in the parking fee structures to equalize the rates between onstreet and deck parking at $1 an hour and increasing visibility of the decks is a priority for ACC and ADDA. Interactive parking, available in other cities as a smartphone app that shows when spaces are available and where, is being investigated. The lack of “Class A� office space was cited as an ongoing challenge facing businesses currently operating in or wishing to locate in downtown. “There’s a certain size of office space that we don’t have enough of,� Thompson said. She also raised the question of whether or not “we are pricing locals out of downtown.� Panelists and audience members said they thought Athens needs more minorityowned businesses, not only downtown, but county-wide. The ACC Finance Department doesn’t ask for race or gender on business license forms, according to department director Chuck Moore. All the panelists said they would support any measures to increase diversity in the downtown area. Thompson said the ADDA will be rolling out a new microloan program that she hopes will help all small businesses, including minority-owned, be sustainable, especially through the summer months when students are absent from retail shops and restaurants. [Shaye Gambrell Matheny] f

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from a sweeping gun-rights bill, this time it passed overwhelmingly and almost entirely along party lines. What Solomon saw as a blatant disregard for the will of the people disturbed her. “I’m very concerned that a legislature can run rampant over its constituents and push through anything they want,” she said. All four Republicans representing Athens—Reps. Chuck Williams and Regina Quick and Sens. Bill Cowsert and Frank Ginn—voted in favor of it. (However, Cowsert’s daughter Caty, a local artist, publicly opposed it.) Of the Athens delegation, only Democratic Rep. Spencer Frye voted against it.


grade could set off a gun-carrying student. And while the bill restricted the right to carry a gun on campus to ostensibly law-abiding permit holders age 21 and up, in practice that provision was unenforceable, since state law prohibits police from asking people with guns whether they have a permit. There’s no way to tell how much the vocal opposition factored into Deal’s veto, but the governor certainly agreed with the logic. “If the intent of HB 859 is to increase the safety of students on college campuses, it is highly questionable that such would be the result,” he wrote in a lengthy statement explaining his veto.

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aura Solomon and Jenny Gropp had been spending so much time on Twitter lately, it’s a wonder their thumbs hadn’t fallen off. Along with University of Georgia English professor Magdalena Zurawski, the two Georgia Review editors had spent weeks urging critics of House Bill 859 to email or tweet them photos of themselves holding signs expressing their displeasure with the “campus carry” bill, which would have allowed concealed-carry license holders to bring firearms anywhere at UGA except residences and sporting events, including into classrooms, offices and even daycares. Perhaps counterintuitively for writers, they reasoned that putting faces to the criticism would be more effective than words alone. All in all, they estimate they received about 500 photos—including messages of support from celebrities like actor Tituss Burgess and R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, creating national buzz for the cause. They tweeted all of them at Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials while simultaneously dealing with blowback on the notoriously hot-headed social media network. And it worked—Deal vetoed the bill May 3. But Solomon and Gropp’s work wasn’t done yet. “We actually sat down on Broad Street with phones and started retweeting” messages of thanks to Deal for vetoing the bill, Gropp said in an interview two days after the veto. “I feel like I’m relaxing for the first time right now,” Solomon added. “I feel relieved now, but I realize it’s not going to stop.” For many who opposed the bill, Deal’s veto came as a pleasant surprise. Athens is often referred to as a blue island in a red sea, and people here can feel powerless to fight a Republican-dominated state government. “I am glad he trusted the people who it will actually affect, faculty at UGA and others in the University System of Georgia,” said Kristin Kundert, a drama professor. “I am very, very excited he listened to the voice of his constituents and not people spending money to push it forward like the NRA.” UGA students, faculty and staff and other Athens residents rallied against the “campus carry” bill Apr. 27. Others echoed Kundert’s sentiments. Deal laid out the historical precedence for banning “Depending on the campus and what’s going on on it, “It was good to see that he is putting the interests of guns at colleges, dating back to Founding Fathers James any time you have a gun-free zone, it’s not really a gun-free student safety ahead of the lobbyists,” said senior Emma Madison and Thomas Jefferson prohibiting guns at the zone because the criminals doing these shootings have Krass, who organized a march against the bill. University of Virginia in 1824, up through conservative guns,” Ginn said. “I am very pleasantly surprised,” said another senior, Justice Antonin Scalia’s Heller opinion that banning guns in Quick issued a written statement in response to Lainey Saunders, who wrote an open letter to Deal. “I think “sensitive places such as schools and government buildings” Flagpole’s request for comment: “I am disappointed in the it’s awesome that he listened to all the people who spoke is constitutional. Governor’s veto given the serious extent of campus secuout against it.” It’s highly unlikely Deal’s veto will be the last word. “This rity breaches all across Georgia. To restrict an individual’s The bill was highly unpopular—78 percent of Georgians was a bill that I think is very important. It’s fully vetted and right to self-defense under existing circumstances is reckopposed campus carry in a 2014 Atlanta Journaldebated in the committee process. It was passed by both less and irresponsible—especially in light of the fact that Constitution poll—and nowhere more so than at UGA, chambers overwhelmingly,” House Speaker David Ralston highly paid administrators, the University Chancellor and where it drew opposition from President Jere Morehead, told the AJC. “This fight will go on. The exact form it takes, the Board of Regents regularly invoke the shield of sovercampus police, the Student Government Association and it’s early to say right now.” eign immunity against those seeking redress from injuries several faculty and staff groups. In fact, Chancellor Hank But if and when the bill comes back, Solomon, Gropp resulting from collective bad decisions.” Huckaby and the presidents of all 29 public colleges and and Zurawski’s Poetry Action Network will be ready. The While there were several high-profile armed robberies universities in the state opposed the bill. group linked up with activists at other Georgia colleges and at Georgia Tech and Georgia State in the past year, UGA is And the opposition didn’t just come from a bunch of even in other states where similar campus-carry bills are probably one of the safest places in the state. On a campus loony liberals in the socialist utopia of Athens. “We’ve under consideration. “We can connect if it comes up again,” with nearly 50,000 people, only 61 violent crimes were heard from so many people who have guns, who are proGropp said. “The influence is lasting.” f reported to UGA police last year. HB 859’s opponents fretSecond Amendment rights, who think this is a ludicrous ted that introducing guns would actually make campus less policy,” Gropp said. safe—that alcohol, a contentious classroom debate or a bad Evelyn Andrews contributed reporting. Unlike 2014, when legislators removed campus carry



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the locavore

The Meaning of Community Vendors and Residents Fight to Save the West Broad Market Garden By Lauren Baggett The market supports the community in more subtle ways, too. Tables offering free blood pressure screenings or information about breastfeeding are peppered among other vendor tables. The picnic tables scattered along the lawn offer a place for friends to sit and visit. Many visitors on Saturday lingered well past the time they finished shopping. “It’s the neighborhood’s market,” said Kregel. “It’s really changed the feel to the people who live in it.” Ethel Collins, who has become the de facto flag-bearer of the West Broad garden and market, is afraid that crime and drug trafficking might return if the garden is moved. “This market is bringing something positive to this neighborhood,” she said. “If you don’t have something positive going on and alive and visible, all this nonsense is going to come back up in here.” Joshua L. Jones

The West Broad Farmers Market opened for its third year on Apr. 30 in the yard of the historic old West Broad Street School. Three rows of vendor tables stretched endto-end along the blacktop, with a few tables capping each row. It was the biggest market yet in terms of the number of vendors, said Rebecca Ennis, who manages the market and community garden for the Athens Land Trust. “Last year, all the tables fit in the courtyard.” The weather was warm and breezy at 9 a.m. when the gates opened, and by 10 a.m., the market was in full swing. A growing crowd of visitors maneuvered to tables full of veggies, prepared foods and handmade crafts. Ennis and other garden volunteers manned a table selling the vegetables grown only a few yards away in the half-acre community garden.

West Broad Market Garden manager Rebecca Ennis sells her last box of strawberries at the market Apr. 30.

“During market season, I would say I get 80 percent of my food from here,” said Lou Kregel, a Hancock Corridor resident. She was excited to see more vendors taking part this year and hopes the market’s popularity will grow as word spreads. But no one is sure what next year’s opening will look like. At the moment, the Clarke County School District has plans to renovate the West Broad School into administrative offices and pave over the community garden to create an adjacent parking lot. The plan would move the garden across the street to a space that is currently paved and about a third of the size. On Apr. 21, about 20 community members and garden supporters attended a school board meeting to express their concerns over the district’s plan. Residents urged the board to visit the garden and market, if they’d never been, to understand what the plans are threatening. “It’s just a cool vibe here,” said Ennis. Beyond providing affordable produce to the neighborhood, the market is an incubator for entrepreneurs. “We give a small-business class to all of our vendors,” she said. “They use the market as kind of a launching pad for their business.”



Decton Hylton lives in Oglethorpe County, but he sells his organic produce at the market and teaches beekeeping and composting. He prefers the West Broad market to any others in Athens because “this market is grassroots, local… I feel like I’m at home.” After so much input from the community and supporters, Hylton feels that the CCSD proposal is pulling the rug out from under the neighborhood. “This place was abandoned. No one was interested in it, and now as soon as we bring life into it, they want to take it,” he said. Like Kregel, Hylton believes that if more Athenians visit the West Broad market, it will thrive. Visitors outside of the neighborhood “support us,” he said, “because our product is good.” Those who helped the market get to its third opening day expressed the same wish, that they want more people to come to the market and experience it for themselves. Kregel is sure that once they do that, people will come back. “It’s something you want to support,” she said. The West Broad Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. through Dec. 10. f

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A Poet on the Move


Serena Chopra Embodies Calm in a Hectic Time By Thibault Raoult

Kasey Ferlic

It’s been a minute, Athens. So many things have happened in the writing world; I can’t even. Well, I can, but I won’t. For the moment, I’d like to focus on this week’s Avid Poetry Series reading, which features Atlanta-based writers Phillip B. Williams and Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Coloradobased poet and performer Serena Chopra. Let me be clear: This is a must-see (or musthear) event. And you should add to your summer reading list Williams’ first book of poems, Thief in the Interior, as well as Valdez Quade’s collection of stories, Night at the Fiestas. Chopra, who has family in Atlanta, finds herself “smitten� with Athens and is looking forward to our “greenery and wet air.� As a professional modern dancer (with Evolving Doors Dance) and a poet who reaches out often to the visual arts, she illustrates perfectly what it takes to keep an art form lively and relevant. As she puts it, “There’s always something going on movement-wise for me.� This would seem to apply also to all her work. It makes sense, then, that Chopra digs Athens so much, given the potential in Classic City to move freely between the arts. Chopra is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver. She is the author of two full-length books of poems, This Human (Coconut, 2013) and Ic (Horse Less, forthcoming in summer 2016).

She is the co-founder and an actor in the poet’s theater group, GASP. She currently teaches in the MFA program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School. She lives and works in Denver. Check out collaborative work at Soon, Chopra will heading to Bangalore, India, where she will be a Fulbright Research Scholar working with queer women and composing a novel on the Indian diaspora and queerness. Again, on the move: across the globe, into the social justice arena and into fiction. Below are two poems (with the same title) from Chopra’s manuscript Queerly is the Night. For me they serve as incantations. These are high-stakes poems. And what’s remarkable is that amidst all the language play you have a questioning and explosive self or set of selves. f

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Public Art in Watkinsville Sculptural Works and Art Panels Beautify Downtown By Jessica Smith A small but thriving community, Watkinsville once earned the nickname “Artland of Georgia” for the many potters, painters and studio artists quietly working from their homes. Fully embracing its reputation as a center for established and emerging artists alike, the City of Watkinsville and the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) have been working in cooperation behind the scenes to arrange not one but two exhibitions of public artwork, which are now fully installed and ready to cruise or stroll by. “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” features five diverse sculptural works temporarily installed at prominent locations along North Main Street. The imaginative creations were selected from works submitted through a call for entries issued by Watkinsville’s Arts Advisory Council this past December. Located on the Dolvin property across from the Oconee County Courthouse, William Massey’s “Object of Wo(man)” is an interactive optical illusion best approached slowly or on foot. Three metal forms appear disjointed until viewed from the center’s sweet spot, where the pieces perfectly align to create a three-dimensional image of a woman’s face. The artist’s desire to unify seemingly divided fragments is similarly reflected in his process and emphasis on recycling. He cuts, grinds, welds and assembles discarded materials and found objects back into whole works. Ben Lock’s steel and cast iron “Rocker,” in the lawn of the Murray House, is a simple form representing the artist’s deep explorations into American culture and the history and labor of making. Much of the artist’s work touches on themes of class, labor and time “Hands of Respect” by Stan Mullins through investigating the functions of tools and applisculpture from Indiana University after attending UGA cations of materials. Lock, who has an MFA in sculpture for undergraduate studies, combines beauty and absurdity from the University of Maryland, is an assistant professor through grafting subtle elements of the human form into in the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus. her works. “Scopa” by Joni Younkins-Herzog is perhaps the most Across the street outside of the Ashford Manor Bed & unusual-looking sculpture of the bunch, and can be found Breakfast, you’ll find Robert Clements’ “Circus Acrobats,” near the AT&T building. Like an organic form borrowed a whimsical, topsy-turvy creation in cast iron and welded from a Seussian fantasy land or something molded by steel. As a horse prances across a globe precariously balthe hands of Delia Deetz in Beetlejuice, “Scopa” resembles anced on a cube, a woman stands on its back, impressively a veiny, stark white angel-trumpet flower with a bright lifting an upside-down man above her head. Clements, who red mouth. Younkins-Herzog, who received her MFA in



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taught at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art for 25 years, is no stranger to public art; additional sculptures of his can currently be found outside of the Athens-Clarke County Library and in a small sculpture garden in front of an apartment complex off of Milledge Avenue. Stan Mullins’ “Hands of Respect,” installed outside of Watkinsville Storage, is an 8-foot-tall, five-ton monument chiseled from a single block of Elberton granite. Originally commissioned for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, two right hands align their palms as if praying together in a universal symbol of respect. Many Athenians are familiar with Mullins by way of his unusual yet picturesque home on Pulaski Street, an 18th Century cottonseed oil refinery that has been renovated to include a 7,000-square-foot studio space and two sprawling acres of land for an ever-changing sculpture garden. The five sculptures are unfortunately not permanently installed, but all artists have offered to loan their works for a minimum of three months. In conjunction with the pop-up sculpture exhibition, OCAF and the City of Watkinsville also unveiled “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland,” a collection of eight newly commissioned public art panels alongside six refurbished works. Measuring 4-feet-by-6-feet or greater, these eye-catching fine art billboards serve as large-scale paintings spreading splashes of color across town. Installed outdoors at locations such as Harris Shoals Park, Ameripride, Mutty Paws, McNalley Park and the Oconee State Bank, the panels strengthen Watkinsville’s growing reputation as a thriving arts community by tastefully integrating visual reminders into the landscape. “Artscape Oconee” was a public art initiative launched in 2000, with the first and second wave of panels erected in 2009 and 2010. This latest collection continues the tradition, showcasing the diverse talents of artists who live and work nearby. The roster inarguably includes some of the most established artists around, with new commissions from landscape painter June Ball, scientific illustratorturned-still life painter Manda McKay, famed ceramic artist Ron Meyers, wildlife painter Leslie Moody, UGA art professor Alex Murawski, The Loft Art Supplies owner Scott Pope, UGA professor emeritus Art Rosenbaum and art students attending the University of North Georgia. Restored boards are contributed by Cecel Allee, Robert Clements, Stanley Bermudez and Bill Pierson, Will Eskridge and students attending Whitehead Road Elementary and Oconee County High School. Both exhibitions were supported in part by a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts through the Georgia General Assembly, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Brochures with a map of art locations can be picked up at OCAF, the Oconee County Welcome Center and Watkinsville City Hall, or downloaded online from f



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Plugged In Marisa Anderson’s New, Weird America By Marc Tissenbaum


here is a new, weird America, too. It’s not lacking, and I like that one,” says Portland, OR musician Marisa Anderson. The solo instrumental guitarist is responding to a comment comparing her adventures to those of musicians like Woody Guthrie, using Greil Marcus’ concept of “the old, weird America.” It’s an easy comparison to make: A young woman takes off into the desert to sleep under the open sky, then spends 19 years rambling on foot around the country, stopping and living in places that capture her interest before moving on and doing it over and over again. Anderson has been based in Portland since 2006, but in the midst of her ramble she joined a circus band that played for encampments of anti-government guerrillas in Chiapas, Mexico, and was a member of the all-female country band The Dolly Ranchers, which held down a four-sets-anight gig at a cowboy bar in New Mexico. After moving to Oregon, she spent six years as a member of the seven-to-10-member Evolutionary Jass Band, performing both tightly structured songs and free improv, before going solo and relying on only what she can accomplish with her fingers, guitar and amp. Since then, Anderson has released five albums and a single, contributed to two

compilations and written or contributed to the scores of eight movies, while also guesting on such notable projects as Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There and Beth Ditto’s “Moonage Daydream” single. Although Anderson is a highly skilled and knowledgeable musician who grew up studying classical guitar, she’s chosen an overdriven electric guitar as her means of expression. “I really like sustain,” she explains. “You can get the voice and it rings and you can play against it and you can get distortion and the overtones and all of this stuff… I’m not attracted to [other] effects, all those funky boxes. I really love the versatility of just one electric guitar. I especially love playing really quietly while turned up really loud, getting that hum that happens when you do that.” Anderson has expressed a desire to play guitar in every setting possible, and her solo ventures have included busking, art and film openings, house shows and even a recurring slot in the bulk foods section of Portland’s Cherry Sprout Produce store. “There are challenges in every setting, there is a tensile connection or bucking the arrival of whatever feelings in whatever situation, and it’s really fun to just work those in every environment and see what comes up,” she says. In her own words, Anderson is “building my toolbox, my vocabulary, by increasing

my capacity concerning what is music and honest music-making. I can apply different types of sounds that we might think of more like roots music or whatever, and I can apply some jazz sensibility or a jazz process to that sound and to the way that I compose that sound.” The guitarist’s evolution is evident in the music on her four most recent albums, The Golden Hour (Mississippi, 2011), Mercury (Mississippi, 2013), Traditional and Public Domain Songs (Grapefruit Records, 2013) and Tashi Dorji/Marisa Anderson (Footfalls, 2015). For The Golden Hour, Anderson set up a reel-to-reel tape machine and recorded every idea she had on each theme she might want to include, but she didn’t listen to any of it until it was time to choose tracks for the final release. “I wanted to cut through all of that chatter, thinking, ‘We’ll just make and make and make and figure it out at the end,’” she says. In reaction to that editing process, “Mercury was just one amp and purely what I was getting out of that,” she says. Then, on Traditional and Public Domain Songs, she says, “I figured the songs were already there… I would split my signal so I was going through a couple of different amps, and one amp was set mostly on static and white noise and kind of explosive. I had it roaring, just pushing it hard, and the other amp was clean, and [there were]

mics around the room… A lot of Traditional Public Domain sounds like more than one guitar, but it’s not.” Anderson’s 2015 split LP with likeminded Asheville, NC guitarist Tashi Dorji was built on what she learned about recording during Traditional Public Domain but returned to the world of composition. Live, her set reflects all of these aspects of her playing. “It’s about a third traditional material,” she says. “There are about two songs in the set that are writing themselves as they go, but they’re still improvisational within a structure… and I have a number of songs from Mercury that have a vague beginning and they get to some kind of ending, and in the middle they do some stuff that is never the same way, and then one or two songs that are like, ‘That’s how they go.’ It’s kind of all over the board, really.” Sounds like an honest reflection of her life. f

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It Starts With Us Girls (and Ladies) Rock Around the World By Prosper Hedges


Girls Rock Camp Alliance

weekend is a brief Socialist utopia, you’re 2001, a Portland State University not wrong.) student named Misty McElroy The conference is an opportunity for started a rock camp for girls as a women’s camps to collaborate and refine their work studies project. Girls 8–18 attended a as music instructors, leaders and activists. weeklong camp to play music and build It also provides opportunities for parself-esteem. Inspired by McElroy, other cities, including Athens, began forming their own camps across the world. Six years later, Portland’s Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls hosted the first international conference and formed the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. Over 10 countries and more than 20 states were represented at the 10th annual Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference on a New Jersey farm during the first weekend of April, including this correspondent and two others from Athens, where the nonprofit Girls Rock Athens is expanding its reach to include adult women with a Ladies Rock Camp this weekend. The Girls Rock Camp Alliance, per tradition, renamed the farm’s dorms, workshop and studio spaces and a dining hall in homage to female musicians. There were Aaliyah (Big) and Aaliyah (Small), Grace Jones, Bessie Smith and Dolly Parton. Members of the GRCA board of directors passed out zines, which A Girls Rock Camp camper performs. served as a program for the weekticipants to talk about how the conference end’s workshops, caucuses and solidarity and camps across the world can become working groups. “We aren’t always in control of the world ever more accessible to people of various backgrounds. outside of this space, but we can decide This year, GRCA offered workshops in what happens here,” a board member said. seven categories, or tracks, such as “First Attendees raised their hands and contribTime’s the Charm: Rock Camp Will Change uted to group agreements: “Assume best intentions,” “be open to critique” and “move the World” (for new camps getting off the up, move up,” urging talkative folks to listen ground), “Core Track” (things like “Camp Finance 101” and “Building a Board”) and quieter people to speak more. (If you’re and “Political Education” (social justice getting the impression that the three-day

programming like “Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline”). Another type of meeting, for folks with identities that are marginalized, were called caucuses. The seven caucuses were exclusive to folks of the identity delineated in the name of the caucus, and on the last dinner caucuses reported back to the conference about ways the alliance, conference and individual camps could advance their work in supporting oppressed peoples. Solidarity working groups, such as “White People Challenging Racism” and “Cisgender People Working for Trans Liberation,” were also scheduled throughout the weekend. These groups met to discuss how they could work

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in solidarity with people experiencing suppression, without co-opting conversations about struggles they do not face. At mealtimes, attendees shared stories and information from the workshops they had taken. Some panels seemed to invoke universal responses. Everyone cried during “Music of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.” “What Are You Doing Here? Black Women in Metal,” “Electronic Music Powered by Girls” (which taught

participants to build a contact microphone) and “Developing Trans* Inclusive Language For Girls Rock Camp” seemed to be universally appreciated. Others received more mixed reviews. The necessarily decentralized nature of workshops sometimes created disorganized or circuitous conversation. On the whole, though, the focus and commitment of attendees made for effective work in identifying problems and proposing solutions. On the last day, Girls Rock Athens attended “Southern Belles, Hell and Fostering Change.” Facilitated by Meeghan Kane, a board member of Girls Rock Columbia and teacher at Benedict College, the workshop addressed the unique challenges of our region. The South “is politically, socially and culturally conservative, in general, and religion often plays a prominent role in the lives and communities of Southern women. We want to explore ways to build inroads in those communities,” the zine’s description of the workshop read. Some camps, nested in more deeply red communities than Athens, described feeling fear for campers due to their inclusive philosophy. In those communities, camps sometimes drill counselors and volunteers in lock-downs in case of a shooting. Others expressed concern that explicitly inclusive language would ostracize the kids most in need of an outlet for expression, whose parents might not allow them to attend. But everyone knew that a discriminatory environment would not foster the kind of empowerment such a child might need, and unacceptably excludes whole communities of people. An image of the South began to form in my head: a snake, eating its own tail. Ladies Rock Athens, a camp for women and folks outside the gender binary, is May 13–15 at Athens School of Music. Tuition is $200 or $150 if you sign up with a friend, and registration is open until all spaces are filled. No musical experience is necessary, and all proceeds go towards materials, space rental and scholarships for youth campers in August. f


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Sailor Winters Gets Tuneful Plus, More Music News and Gossip By Gordon Lamb COMING UP FOR AIR: It’s been a while since we heard from Sailor Winters (aka Ryan Cox), but he’s released a new album that turns any previous notion of Sailor Winters’ music on its, uh, ear. Cox, who also runs the Black Noise label, cut his teeth for almost a decade producing some of the harshest, most extreme, yet texturally diverse noise terror imaginable. Only on the rarest of occasions was distinct melody imposed by Cox (as opposed to listeners’ ears trying to find their own patterns). Imagine black seawalls of utter doom and resignation that

waving strongly. Longtime listeners can attest to the increased aggressiveness of the band, which is exactly the opposite of what happens to most long-running punk bands. Although on first pass you might cringe at seeing they committed a cover a Aerosmith’s “Dream On” to vinyl, after giving it a listen it fits fairly seamlessly with the rest of the band’s work. Thematically, the lyrics fit with Karbomb’s general party line, which walks a sharp fence between a jaundiced eye and against-all-odds hopefulness. Dig it at

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suck you into a vertical whirlpool of despair and isolation. That’s a good enough description for starters. This new record, though, is the most accessible and tuneful work Cox has ever done. It’s self-titled—a device that makes me think of this as a rebirth of sorts—and also the first proper album he’s done in approximately nine years. From the raw vocals on “Weak” to the tiny march of “King of Snares” to the traditionally gorgeous and tender “Weak Response (Boooo),” Sailor Winters succeeds at every turn. I’m most partial to “Planets In the Yard,” which is a slowly paced, deliberately executed piano excursion that shifts from being almost a synth anthem to a plaintive keydriven piece. It’s all available at the newly established, where Cox has also placed most of his Sailor Winters catalog. So, now I’ve led you to the well, but you’ve still gotta drink. Go for it. CLOCKED IN: It’s taken a minute to get around to this one, but anyone needing a solid crack in the ear could do a lot worse than Tag Team Champions, the barely month-old split LP between Athens’ Karbomb and Atlanta’s Seagulls. The pair have been show-mates for a while, and now it’s all confirmed on vinyl. Seagulls specializes in infectiously melodic, sometimes mid-tempo, bearded ’90s punk à la Hot Water Music, and Karbomb keeps the banner of just-under-thrash-speed hardcore

SLIGHT RETURN: Blurry jangle-pop band Dead Neighbors released a two-song thing last week called Pity Party Presents: Dead Neighbors. It carries on where the band’s last full-length release, its self-titled, 12-song album from 2015, left off. These songs are a little less brightly lit, though, and slightly muddy in just the right spots. I’m especially fond of the way the second track, “Indifference,” slows down and disintegrates in its final moments. There’s nothing really necessary or surprising happening here. Hell, it’s only two songs! But it’s not a bad way to spend 10 minutes, especially if you’re already a fan. Check ‘em at PUNCH THE CEILING, HIT THE ROAD: Kinda goofy, definitely excitable party band Big Morgan has released one song (“Rabbit Hole”) from its upcoming full-length, Superpunch!. It’s remarkable for this weird guitar thing going on whereby full chords sound like shiny sheets of flashing light between verses. Just listen to it and you’ll see what I mean. It runs less than two minutes, so you’ve barely anything to lose and a band to gain! In other news, Big Morgan just left for three weeks of dates with cool local dudes Wieuca, and members report that they’re heading up the coast to NYC and back, which doesn’t sound like a bad way to kick off the summer at all. Find the new track at f


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See you next week, folks. upon Whedon’s last MCU entry, Age of hero-versus-hero set piece that sets up the Wait, you want more? Brace yourself. Ultron, and their own Cap 2. Their air of final act. Captain America’s third solo outing feels lightheartedness helps when dealmore like a third Avengers advening with the existential questions ture—granted, sans Hulk and Captain America: Civil War pondered by persons capable of Thor—as Cap (Chris Evans) and destroying the world via their fists, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) butt minds or powered suits of armor. heads over government regulation Though Captain America: Civil War of superheroics after a mission in lasts over two and a half hours, Africa ends with the tragic deaths I could have stuck around for 30 of several Wakandan peacekeepmore minutes of shield slinging, ers. For those who do not know, repulsor firing, web shooting and Wakanda is the home of Prince size manipulating. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), betLike a seersucker suit in the ter known as Black Panther, one of middle of a humid Southern sumthe fresh faces added to the Marvel mer, this incredibly sturdy superCinematic Universe, lovingly acroWe’re not running away from a fight, we’re running to another fight, away hero movie is constructed of such nymed the MCU. from the first fight. lightweight material it does not Those deaths—plus the afterexhaust the audience like its heavier peers. The first appearance of Black Panther math of the Chitauri invasion of New York The summer 2016 blockbuster arms race adds more diversity to the MCU, and those (see The Avengers), the devastation in D.C. begins with Marvel adding substantially to retractable vibranium claws are tough! (Captain America: Winter Soldier) and the (However, Boseman and his filmmaking col- its arsenal of top-tier escapist entertaindestruction of Sokovia (Avengers: Age of ment. Watching a Marvel blockbuster does laborators will need to up the fun factor for Ultron)—has led the United Nations to not leave a bitter aftertaste of “I liked it, his 2018 solo flick; giving up the revenge clamp down on the unilateral actions of but‌â€? Make mine Marvel, as long as Marvel angle should help.) With the enlistment of Earth’s enhanced population. While Tony keeps making its movies so enjoyable. f new blood as well as several well-known Stark, James “War Machineâ€? Rhodes (Don Cheadle), Natasha “Black Widowâ€? Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Vision (Paul Bettany) sign on to the government’s plan after Cap’s old pal Bucky “Winter Soldierâ€? Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is implicated in terrorism, Steve Rogers and his buddy Sam “Falconâ€? Wilson (Anthony Mackie) hold out, much to the chagrin of the MCU’s biggest curmudgeon, Secretary of State Thaddeus “Thunderboltâ€? Ross (William Hurt). If Civil War lacks anything, it’s the presence of a Big Bad, but when the enemy is your friend, who needs Doctor Doom (the MCU, obviously, but that’s another story) to further complicate relationships? Captain America: Civil War loosely germinated from Mark Millar’s terrific 2006 overhaul of the Marvel Universe. The movie personalizes that plot for the red, white and blue-suited Avenger with yet another attempt to save Bucky Barnes. (I am pretty sure Barnes is not worth several movies of trouble.) By borrowing Millar’s Civil War narrative frame, the movie permits itself to be more Avengers 3 than Cap 3 and utilize the strengths of multiple heroes while introducing several more crowd favorites. Both Avengers films, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, proved that big-screen superheroes work best as a team. Cap’s stalwart do-gooder softens Iron Man’s snark, while the latter provides the former with much needed levity; Hulk never needs another solo adventure, ever. (A Wolverine and Hulk smashup would be another story.) Jumping straight to the big leagues, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man fits Cap’s “Rogue Avengersâ€? lineup perfectly, as does the introduction of yet another Peter Parker (Tom Holland, The Impossible), aka Spider-Man, for Iron Man’s law-abiding crew. Holland’s energetic, youthful take provides new hope that


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LRG Provisions · 3:30 p.m. · $40 Former Athenian Juanina Kocher’s labor of love is finally done, and all are invited to join her and photographer J.P. Bond at Saturday’s release party for Classic City Cooking, her Athenscentric cookbook. Your $40 ticket gets you a copy of the hardcover book, which features recipes from 14 Athens restaurants and picks by local celebrities, as well as snacks by LRG Provisions and (here come those three magical words) an open bar. Some of the chefs whose recipes are featured in the book will be present to sign copies. Tickets can be purchased at Miss the launch party? Don’t worry: You can still get Kocher’s cookbook exclusively through Avid Bookshop. [Hillary Brown]

Hodgson Concert Hall • 8 p.m. • $10 Sister Louisa’s Church · 7 p.m. · $12 This is the spring concert When Kristen Becker, founder of the intrepid band of citizenof Dykes of Hazard Comedy, singers known as the Athens stumbled upon the documentary Master Chorale, augmented by One Punk Under God, she was a small chamber orchestra and introduced to Jay Bakker, the directed by Joe Napoli. The son of Jim and Tammy Faye program includes old and new Bakker who co-founded the musical gems, including Alleluia Revolution Church in the midfrom Bach’s Motet 1 (Singet ’90s. The punk rock theologian’s dem Herrn ein neues Lied); revelation that the LGBTQ comBrahms’ Motet (op. 29) from munity has been unfairly cast Psalm 51, comprised of three, out from churches resonated mostly five-part, separate pieces; with Becker, who reached out to and Samuel Barber settings of set up the Loosen the Bible Belt three haunting James Stephens Tour. Traveling across the South poems, Mary Hynes, Anthony in a veggie oil-powered bus, the O’Daly, and The Coolin. The performers use comedy, scripconcert concludes with Requiem ture and music to confront barfor the Living by Dan Forrest. riers to equality. Opening acts Tickets are available at the UGA include The Heavenly Chillbillies, Performing Arts Center box comedian Dwayne Duke and office or by calling 706-542“saucy ukulele player” SarahRose 4400. [Pete McCommons] Marie. [Jessica Smith]

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Tuesday 10 ART: Athens Fibercraft Guild (Lyndon House Arts Center) The Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month. 12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-543-4319 CLASSES: Yoga at the Library (Oconee County Library) Instructor Stacie Burmesiter leads an introductory class on headstands. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 6 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Get Fired Up (ACC Library) Learn how to use the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for reserach into your family’s past. 6 p.m. FREE! athens

COMEDY | Mon, May 16

Athens Master Chorale Loosen the Bible Belt

EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) Take a guided tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. Meet in the rotunda on the second floor. 2 p.m. FREE! jclevela@ EVENTS: 2nd Tuesday Tasting (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) This month’s theme is “Spring Wines.” 6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) General trivia with host Caitlin Wilson. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-8508561

GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) Compete in happy hour trivia hosted by James Majure. First place gets a $30 gift card. 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards. Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2301 College Station Rd.) Every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) Compete to win prizes. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721

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MUSIC | Tue, May 17

Pleasure Leftists

Flicker Theatre & Bar · 9 p.m. · $5 Cleveland, OH post-punks Pleasure Leftists are among the best in the game at reshaping time-tested sounds into something fresh and dangerous. Bassist Steve Peffer and guitarist Kevin Jaworski, both of legendary hardcore band 9 Shocks Terror, and drummer Mark TerVeen set a gloomy pace for Haley Morris’ nerve-racking yet melodic vocals. Despite the band’s impressive back catalog, Morris’ unpredictable stage presence gives Pleasure Leftists a sound best experienced live. Toss in local punks Harsh Words, led by a fellow 9 Shocks Terror expat in Jason Griffin, and noise rockers Vincas, and you’ve got an evening of intense creativity inspired by the Midwest’s underground legacy. [Bobby Moore]

KIDSTUFF: Healthy Choices (Oconee County Library) The Center for Puppetry Arts presents an interactive puppet show and makea-puppet workshop. 4 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Super Smash Brothers Tournament (ACC Library) Challenge friends and strangers to a game. No experience necessary. 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary. org/athens LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Authors (Avid Bookshop) Meet Julia Franks and Mark Beaver in celebration of their respective books, Over the Plain Houses and Suburban Gospel. 6:30 p.m. FREE! PERFORMANCE: Journey On (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The Georgia Children’s Chorus presents its annual spring concert featuring a wide range of music performed by singers ages 7–18 from across

Screaming Females

Georgia Theatre Rooftop · 9 p.m. · $10 Maybe some people prefer piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, but power-punk trio Screaming Females seems more into moonshine and sprinting deliberately through a hurricane. Guitarist Marissa Paternoster’s ferocious vibrato rattles like windows in the early gusts of a storm before the impossible-tohyperbolize squalls of her frenzied solos bring down the house. It’s a testament to Paternoster’s melodic sense and the thunderous force of Screaming Females’ rhythm section that the band can sound so visceral and so dazzling at once. A rainstorm can start off terrifying and end up cleansing. Paternoster and company’s music is both, from start to finish. Bring a slicker. [Adam Clair]

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Wednesday 11 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) Carissa DiCindio leads an in-depth discussion of Louis Bouché’s “Italy.” 2 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: The Buddha’s Teachings (Body, Mind & Spirit) Bring more inner peace to your life. Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024 COMEDY: Gin and Jokes (Buffalo’s Café) Live comedy hosted by Ms. Gin. For ages 21 & up. 7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848 EVENTS: Rabbit Box: “All Creatures Great & Small” (The Foundry) Locals share true stories for adult ears. 7 p.m. $7.

EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by John Swilley. 4–7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) Meet at the bar for a round of trivia. 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! blindpigtavern GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 k continued on next page



THE CALENDAR! GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) Weekly themed games. House cash and drink prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Dirty South Trivia offers house cash prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) Share your hidden skill on Amazing Talents Day. 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Afternoon Movie (ACC Library) Unwind with a movie and snacks. Email movie suggestions. 4 p.m. FREE! plewis@athenslibrary. org, KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Watch some anime and manga, listen to J-Pop music, eat Japanese snacks and share fan art. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Meet the Author (Avid Bookshop) Meet author Matthew Griffin in celebration of his first novel, Hide, a story of a hidden life and the very recent history of gay love in America. 6:30 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Four Athens: Lunch & Learn (Four Athens) Jim Flannery discusses how to raise your first round of funding for startups. Lunch is provided. RSVP. 12 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) Meet local entrepreneurs, tech talent and other fellow Athenians who are making cool stuff at this weekly Four Athens networking happy hour. 6 p.m. FREE! www.

Thursday 12 ART: Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art (Georgia Museum of Art) The group hosts its annual meeting and reception. RSVP. 5:30–8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-5424199, ART: Thursday Twilight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) View highlights from the museum’s permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 7 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. org ART: Artist Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Third Floor) Michael Ross’ solo exhibition includes a suite of paintings from the series “Unknown Soldier,” based on the wars fought between Finland and the Soviet Union, as well as paintings from the Georgia Museum of Art’s graduating MFA students exhibition and never-before shown large-scale charcoal drawings of soldiers. 6–8 p.m. FREE! ART: Closing Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art) For the BFA Exit II Exhibition. 6–8 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Nature Ramblers (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Learn more about the flora and fauna of the garden while enjoying fresh air and inspirational readings. Ramblers are encouraged to bring their own nature writings or favorite poems and essays to share with the group. 8:30 a.m. FREE!


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EVENTS: Healing Circle & Meditation (Body, Mind & Spirit) Experience a variety of healing and meditation modalities. 6 p.m. $5. 706-351-6024 LECTURES & LIT: Avid Poetry Series (Avid Bookshop) Hear poetry from Philip Williams, Serena Chopra and Kristin Valdez Quade. See Poetlandia on p. 11. 6:30 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Birding Around Athens (Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries) Ecologist Richard Hall of the UGA Odum School of Ecology presents a lecture on birding throughout the seasons in Athens-Clarke County. 4 p.m. FREE!

EVENTS: Really Really Free Market (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month. 12–2 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: West Broad Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment. This week features a fish fry (11 a.m.–1 p.m.). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. FREE! EVENTS: Super Spring Saturdays (Washington Farms) Celebrate strawberry season. Farm activites

KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) Listen to If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t! 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Critter Tales (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Families are invited to listen to a story about nature. Staff will then bring it to life by visiting a critter or going outdoors for an activity. 2:30–3 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Family Day: Fun with Face Jugs (Georgia Museum of Art) Kids will learn about Georgia’s folk pottery traditions in the galleries, meet local potters and make their own face jug. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! LECTURES & LIT: Book Launch (LRG Provisions) Meet local author

three or six mile group run. Coffee afterwards. 7:15 a.m. FREE! www.

Sunday 15 ART: Sunday Spotlight Tour (Georgia Museum of Art) See highlights from the permanent collection on a tour led by docents. 3 p.m. FREE! ART: Artist Reception (Oconee County Library) Meet this month’s Auditorium Artist Jack Burk. 3–4 p.m. FREE! oconee GAMES: Trivia (Brixx Wood Fired Pizza) Test your skills. Every Sunday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-395-1660

Friday 13 EVENTS: Friends First Friday (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) David Freed, owner of Garden Design Nursery in Danielsville, leads a program on Japanese maples. Presented by Friends of the Garden. 9–10:30 a.m. $12. 706-542-6138 GAMES: Mario Kart 64 & Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (Kelly’s Corner Gaming Center) One vs. one tournament. 6 p.m. $10. GAMES: Friday Night Magic Draft (Tyche’s Games) Win prizes. 5:30 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Family Fishing (Sandy Creek Nature Center) This program is for all ages and takes place at the Claypit Pond. Bait, poles and tips are provided. 6–7:30 p.m. $7–10/ family. 706-613-3615 PERFORMANCE: Robin Hood and the Crown of Fire (Athens Little Playhouse) Child actors steal from the rich and give to the poor. May 6 & 13, 7 p.m. May 7–8 & 14–15, 3 p.m.


Monday 16 COMEDY: Loosen the Bible Belt (Sister Louisa’s Church) Tammy Faye’s son, Pastor Jay Bakker and comedian Kristen Becker team up to promote equality in the “Loosen the Bible Belt” tour. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 8 p.m. COMEDY: Comic Strip Comedy Show (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Weekly “show up and go up” comedy open mic hosted by Alia Ghosheh and Veronica Darby. 7 p.m. $5. GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Dirty South Trivia: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Team trivia contests with house cash prizes every Monday night. 8 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Entertainment Trivia (Ovation 12) Hosted by Nic. Play for prizes. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Open Chess Play for Kids and Teens (ACC Library) Teen chess players of all skill levels can play matches and learn from members of the local Chess and Community Players, who will be on hand to assist players and help build skill levels. For ages 7–18. Registration required. 4–5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650, ext. 329

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Saturday 14 ART: Drawing Circle (Loft Art Supply) Bring your sketchbook and drawing materials to join other artists for clothed figure drawing. Participants take turns drawing each other for 20-minute poses. Every second Saturday of the month. 1–3 p.m. FREE! theloftartsupply@gmail. com CLASSES: Metalworks with Sylvia Dawe (OCAF, Watkinsville) Learn basic jewelry and metalsmithing techniques to create your own flower jewelry ensemble. Students will finish up to three items including earrings, pendants and/or rings. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $105. EVENTS: Feminist Fest (Hendershot’s Coffee Bar) Support The Cottage and the Clarke Central High School’s Women Studies Club with music, food, art and more. Live music by Gal Pal, Ricky Simone, Whisper Kiss, Laura Camacho and Sea of Dogs. 3–7 p.m. EVENTS: 3rd Annual YWCO Kids Tri the Y (Athens YWCO) The race includes an indoor pool swim, a bike course and a flat run course. Followed by a party featuring music, food, raffles, inflatables, games and more. For ages 6–15. 6:45 a.m. $35. EVENTS: Hillman Middle School Jubilee (Hilsman Middle School) Hilsman Middle School celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Panther Prowl 5K. A reception will follow with an art unveiling, school tours and more. 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $25.

PERFORMANCE: Spring Showcase (The Classic Center) See Saturday listing for full description May 14-15, 3 p.m. $15–18.

Works by Jared Brown are featured in “Wild Wooly Wonderful Athens,” a group exhibition currently on view in the Gallery@Hotel Indigo through Sunday, June 26. include a petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, wagon rides, a vortex tunnel and much more. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.washingtonfarms. net EVENTS: Extra Special People’s Jump, Fly Festival (Skydive Monroe, 535 Towler St., Monroe) Watch skydivers make their descent with food, entertainment, plane rides and music. The event raises funds for ESP summer camp. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.extraspecialpeople. com EVENTS: Bhagavad Gita (Body, Mind & Spirit) A Vedanta monk teaches from this ancient text. Every Saturday. 3 p.m. $5 donation. 706351-6024 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Paul Lombard (8 a.m.) and Benson Leinweber (10 a.m.). 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game (Tyche’s Games) Learn to play the Shadowfist Dynamic Card Game. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-3544500, GAMES: Netrunner Open Play (Tyche’s Games) New players welcome to this fantasy card game open play. 12:30–4:30 p.m. FREE! www.

Juanina Kocher in celebration of Classic City Cooking, a cookbook based on the restaurants and chefs of Athens. Ticket price includes a copy of the book and refreshments. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 3:30 p.m. $40. PERFORMANCE: Robin Hood and the Crown of Fire (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description May 6 & 13, 7 p.m. May 7–8 & 14–15, 3 p.m. PERFORMANCE: Spring Showcase (The Classic Center) Students from the Oconee Youth School of Performance perform dance and musical theater numbers. May 14-15, 3 p.m. $15–18. www. PERFORMANCE: Athens Master Chorale (Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall) The chorale performs selections by Bach, Brahms, Samuel Barber and Dan Forrest. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. 8 p.m. $10. 706-546-0023 SPORTS: Classic City Rollergirls (The Classic Center) The Rollergirls compete against the Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby in a Battle of the Sexes. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Boybutante AIDS Foundation. 6 p.m. $10–14. SPORTS: Athens Road Runners (Meigs and Newton St.) Go on a

GAMES: Trivia Night (Buffalo’s Café) Alan’s Challenge. Every Sunday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athens GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, 2440 W. Broad St.) Every Sunday. 6 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Beginning readers read aloud to a certified therapy dog. 3–4 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 PERFORMANCE: Athens Flute Choir (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) The choir takes listeners on a journey of summer places like the seaside with a jazzy work, the circus with a traditional march, and the American West with Fantasia on Red River Valley. 2 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Music from Eastern Europe (Friendship Presbyterian Church) Athens Chamber Singers and Athens Recorder Ensemble, directed by Kevin Kelly, perform music from Latvia, Romanian, Hungary, Armenia, Bulgaria, Russia and the Czech Republic. 4 p.m. FREE! www. PERFORMANCE: Robin Hood and the Crown of Fire (Athens Little Playhouse) See Friday listing for full description May 6 & 13, 7 p.m. May 7–8 & 14–15, 3 p.m.

ART: Athens Metal Arts Guild Meeting (Lyndon House Arts Center) This month’s speaker is Jim Richardson, who will talk about his career in metalsmithing and teaching. 5:30 p.m. FREE! CLASSES: Swing Night (Dancefx) A one-hour lesson is followed by a two-hour dancing session. No experience or partner necessary. Every Tuesday. 8 p.m. $3–5. www. CLASSES: Gentle Hatha Yoga (St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church) Integral, gentle and mindful. De-stress, relax and move into stillness. 5:30 p.m. $10 COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) This comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com EVENTS: Line Dancing with Ron Putman (Buffalo’s Café) For all skill levels. 6–8:30 p.m. $5. EVENTS: Tuesday Tour at 2 (UGA Special Collections Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 2 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Trivia at the Rail (The Rail Athens) Trivia hosted by Nic every Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706354-7289 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) See Tuesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Trivia (Hi-Lo Lounge) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8561 GAMES: Bingo (Ted’s Most Best) Win drinks, sweet treats and gift cards.

Every Tuesday on the patio. 6 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (The Savory Spoon) See Tuesday listing for full description 7 p.m. FREE! 706-367-5721 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) See Tuesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Happy Hour Trivia (The Rook and Pawn) See Tuesday listing for full description 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Taqueria Tsunami, Downtown) Surf the trivia wave every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (Oconee County Library) Create Lego art and enjoy Lego-based activities. Legos provided. Ages 3–10. 3 p.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) Stories, songs, crafts and fun for preschoolaged children and their caregivers. 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Little Sprouts Garden Club (Rocksprings Community Center) Ages 2–5 with an adult can dig in the dirt and learn about how food grows. 10 a.m. $5–7.50. www. MEETINGS: Coffee Catch-Up (The Rook and Pawn) Network over coffee with local startup entrepre-

EVENTS: Formal Garden Grand Opening (Lyndon House Arts Center) The newly constructed parterre style garden and front walk, funded by SPLOST 2011 Project #33, includes statures, Southern plantings and garden seating. A dedication ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. 5:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Creature Comforts Brewery) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music by Larry Forte. 4–7 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Music Trivia (Saucehouse Barbeque) See Wednesday listing for full description 7:30–9 p.m. FREE! GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) See Wednesday listing for full description 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Bingo Bango (Highwire Lounge) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Dirty South Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) See Wednesday listing for full description 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) See Wednesday listing for full description 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102

Taylor, Tammy Gerson and Marsha Carlan will lead a discussion on Robinson Jeffers and his poetry. 5–7 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Lunch & Learn (Four Athens) Michelangelo Ho, ATDC FinTech Catalyst, teaches on the importance of creating a value proposition with potential partners, investors and customers. Lunch is provided. RSVP. 12 p.m. FREE! www. MEETINGS: Community Office Hours (The Globe) Pop in for a quick session of free business advice with Four Athens and ATDC experts knowledgable about marketing, sales, legal issues, technical support and more. Every third Wednesday of the month. 2–4 p.m. FREE! MEETINGS: Tech Happy Hour (The World Famous) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. FREE!

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 10 The Foundry 7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

is provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! JOHN SWILLEY Local songrwriter who blends of a variety of genres, including rock, R&B and blues. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. BRIDGES Anthemic local alt-rock group led by songwriter Alex Young. The Globe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS Mary Sigalas, Dan Horowitz, Steve Key and surprise guests play swingin’ tunes from the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s each week for Hot Jazz & Swing Night. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 MARISA ANDERSON Talented solo guitarist from Portland, OR. See story on p. 13. JOHN & KIRAN FERNANDES Father and son team up for an instrumental set. LEISURE SERVICE Michael Pierce plays a set of bass-heavy techno. MOSES NESH Folky American Primitive guitarist and songwriter from Atlanta.

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Wednesday 18 CLASSES: The Buddhaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Teachings (Body, Mind & Spirit) See Wednesday listing for full description 6 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 706-351-6024 COMEDY: Gin and Jokes (Buffaloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Café) See Wednesday listing for full description 7 p.m. $5. 678-374-9848 EVENTS: Coffee at The Quad (The Quad, 367 Prince Ave.) Meet and greet with Four Athens and ATDC. Open desks are free for the day. 10:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11:30 a.m. FREE!

GAMES: Dirty Bingo (Grindhouse Killer Burgers) Hosted by Garrett Lennox every Wednesday. Prizes and house cash. 8 p.m. FREE! www. GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Downtown and Broad St. locations) Every Wednesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! blindpigtavern KIDSTUFF: Preschooler Storytime (Oconee County Library) See Tuesday listing for full description 10 & 11 a.m. FREE! KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Includes stories, finger-puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 5 & under. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: The Big Read: ACC Library Book Discussion (ACC Library) Melisa Cahnmann-

The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday! Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 SESSIONS WITH D-KAPS Enjoy an evening of fresh live tunes.

Wednesday 11 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them! Boarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands are welcome, backline

SCOTTY LINGELBACH Maconbased experimental singersongwriter. THOM STRICKLAND Smokedogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frontman performs solo. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com DJ TONY CHACKAL Spinning an all-vinyl set, with a different theme each outing.

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Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! Locos Grill & Pub 6 p.m. FREE! 706-549-7700 (Timothy Rd. location) REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by k continued on next page

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T HARDY MORRIS Dead Confederate frontman performs a solo set of his folky, lived-in tunes. ANDREW BRYANT Member of Mississippi indie rock group Water Liars goes solo.

Athens rock fixture Reverend Conner Tribble. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 CHRIS PADGETT Local guitar virtuoso performs a solo set.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 VINCENT THE DOG Local bluesrock trio.

The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. He hosts an “all-star jam” every Thursday.

Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! DARYL HANCE Florida singer and guitarist playing “Southern-flavored psychedelic swampy groove music.”

Your Pie 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-355-7048 (Gaines School Rd. location) YOESHI ROBERTS Singer-songwriter playing uplifting “acoustic music that feels good.”

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The Bar-B-Que Shack 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-6752 BLUEGRASS JAM Bring your own instrument! All pickers are welcome every Thursday.

The Foundry 4 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com MARY SIGALAS Mary sings classic jazz/blues from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrangements and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals. KIP JONES Local songwriter playing all your favorite covers and some of his own tunes. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 HELLIER ULYSSES Atlanta-based post-pop band with looping melodies and intricate rhythms. PALLAS New Atlanta-based fourpiece. POTTED PLANT Project of local artist Zannie Owens. CGI JOE The skewed pop project of Joe Kubler, formerly known as Rene LeConte. ART CONTEST Math-rock band from Athens via South Carolina. HALF ACID Greg O’Connell experiments with synths and talk boxes.

Max 10 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 BOOTY BOYZ DJs Immuzikation, Twin Powers and Z-Dog spin dance hits into the night. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 DANIMAL PLANET “Alt-tronica” band from Chattanooga, TN. The Office Lounge 6 p.m. 706-546-0840 REV. CONNER MACK TRIBBLE Tribble is a Georgia rock and roll fixture. Every Friday! Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams. VFW 7 p.m. DJ BILL CODY Spinning all your favorites!

Saturday 14 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! PAUL LOMBARD Local blues singer. (8 a.m.)

that challenges local businesses to showcase the talents of their employees by forming bands to compete against other businesses on stage at the fabulous 40 Watt Club.

Justice, Ricky Simone and Laura Camacho. 8 p.m. OAES NIGHT OF MUSIC An evening of live music benefiting Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School.

The Foundry 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite ’60s and ’70s beach and Motown music.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ See Friday’s listing for full description

Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the Dead’s classics. Tonight is a special “Dark Side of the Dead” show, featuring the music of Pink Floyd. On the Rooftop. 10 p.m. FREE! www. KOA Nashville band that “mashes soul, rock and roll and funk into an eclectic, danceable sound.” The Globe 7 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). 706-3534721 MARY SIGALAS FIVE (OR SO) Mary sings classic jazz from the 1920s–’50s with surprise arrange-

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Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. WILLIAM WILD Folk-rock trio from Knoxville, TN. BLACKWATER DEEP Athens-based acoustic indie-folk band. MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band.

Buffalo’s Café 7 p.m. $10. THE SPLITZ BAND This band’s impressively wide range encom-

bluegrass-tinged indie-folk, filled with paired vocal harmonies. THE ATHENS COWBOY CHOIR Local group featuring members of James Husband, Of Montreal, The Glands and Elf Power singing songs from the frontier.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com JAZZ JAM Some of our town’s most talented jazz musicians get together at this monthly happening. Bring your axe, or grab a brew and a table and give an ear. Hotel Indigo 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens. com LEAVING COUNTRIES Louis Phillip Pelot performs tasty sets of funky Southern folk rock ‘n’ roll on guitar, bass drum, harmonica and vocals. Normaltown Hall 8 p.m. $10. NormaltownHall


The Office Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 GUMSHOE Lean, darkly evocative rock songs with vivid imagery, courtesy of frontman Andy Dixon’s weirdo-as-Everyman lyrics. Saucehouse Barbeque 6 p.m. FREE! LILY ROSE Local pop-folk singersongwriter.

The Foundry 6 p.m. $10 (adv.), $12 (door). www. THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR WXAG radio DJ Dwain Segar curates a night of smooth jazz, featuring music from Antonio “Atlanta Saxman” Bennett. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 6 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com CLASSICAL REVOLUTION UGA School of Music graduates and students play works by Dvorak, Ligeti, Bach and more.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 11 p.m. FREE! www. DJ MY CHEMICAL BROMANCE Spinning a set of emo tunes—”all those hits you’ve been listening to on ‘Private Mode’ for the past 10 years.”

The Grotto 11 p.m. 706-549-9933 JULIE HOLMES Local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who specializes in acoustic jams.

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 REV. TRIBBLE AND THE DEACONS Local group led by Athens rock fixture Rev. Conner Mack Tribble.

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The Foundry 8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www. THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece. HONEYWHEEL New local progressive rock band.

Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more.

No. 3 Railroad Street 7 p.m. $10. CAROLINE AIKEN One of Athens’ most talented and respected performing songwriters. Her bluesy voice and masterful technique guarantee a hypnotic performance. TODD LISTER Folky local singersongwriter.

Driftwood Soldier plays The World Famous on Tuesday, May 17. passes classic Motown, funk, disco and both old-school and contemporary R&B. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. DOUBLE FERRARI This local band plays virtuosic, high-speed, instrumental rock. COLOSSUS “Adventure-metal” band from Raleigh, NC. SAVAGIST Heavy-hitting local metal band.

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7 p.m. KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, tonight’s performance also features mainstays bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. DJ PIP No info available.

Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! LIVE JAZZ Jeremy Raj is bringing together the best that Athens jazz has to offer. A trio of incredibly talented musicians play to a great crowd every weekend.

40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. CICADA RHYTHM Acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing

Live Wire 8 p.m. $5. GOLDWING Atlanta-based four-piece alt-rock group. WHY HOTEL Georgia-based anthemic alt-rock band. THE WARM FUZZIES Local indie quartet that plays hooky, melodic power-pop akin to early Weezer.


BENSON & LEINWEBER Two talented local musicians team up. (10 a.m.) Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 REAL DEAL Rock and roll band. Caledonia Lounge 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. RABIES SCYTHE FIGHT Experimental electronic local band. LIBERATOR New local three-piece rock band. SYOP Local band with driving guitars. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. THE HOLY HELLS “A thumping power trio with hints of Radiohead and bacon grease.” 40 Watt Club 6 p.m. $5. ATHENS BUSINESS ROCKS A fundraising event for Nuçi’s Space

ments and unexpected tunes along with velvety originals. Go Bar 10 p.m. $5. 706-546-5609 GROUP GROPE Analog synth beats influenced by classic Chicago house and Detroit techno. MALLPROWLER Analog synth-based soundscapes concocted by Boone, NC transplant Scott Appleby. KENDALL CAHAN Dark, industrial techno explorations. TANN JONES Hypnotic acid beats and modular synthesizer wizardry from ATL. YUNG YANG Local DJ does creative live mixing of vogue house, dancehall, juke, bounce and other propulsive club oddities new and old. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 3 p.m. THE COTTAGE FUNDRAISER Featuring music from Whisper Kiss, Sea of Dogs, Jianna

The World Famous 8:30 p.m. $3. theworldfamousathens LOS MEESFITS Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style! MATT HARNISH’S PUNK GUITAR Solo project from a member of Bunnygrunt. GOOGOLPLEXIA Missouri-based “one-man outsider vaudeville” project of Robert Severson.

Monday 16 Five Bar 6 p.m. FREE! DAN NETTLES & LONELY ORCHESTRA Kenosha Kid’s leader presents solo guitar interpretations that range from classic standards to David Bowie to Willie Nelson, with a handful of unique originals along the way. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. VINCAS Local downer-punk band featuring snarling guitars and doomy, psychedelic flourishes. HARSH WORDS Fast hardcore group featuring members of Shaved Christ and Gripe. PLEASURE LEFTISTS Cleveland, OH-based punk band featuring former members of Nine Shocks Terror. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.

Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 7 p.m. FREE! www. KELLEY SWINDALL Bluesy folk music from Stone Mountain. MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 WILTED WOMAN Experimental electronic ensemble from Berlin, Germany. THORNA Dense, jittery electronic project from Providence, RI. BRIDGET FERAL Dark, underground electronic sounds. YUNG YANG Local DJ does creative live mixing of vogue house, dancehall, juke, bounce and other propulsive club oddities new and old. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Showcase your talent at this open mic night every Monday. Hosted by Larry Forte. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 JAZZ JAM Enjoy jazz sounds from talented local musicians. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 UNPLUG & UNWIND A weekly “acoustic fam-jam” hosted by Joey Quiggins. Sister Louisa’s Church 7 p.m. $12. www.sisterlouisaschurch. com THE HEAVENLY CHILLBILLIES Buffalo, NY-based band that mixes rock, blues, country and more.

Tuesday 17 The Foundry 7 p.m. FREE! www.thefoundryathens. com OPEN MIC NIGHT See Tuesday’s listing for full description Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. $10. SCREAMING FEMALES New Jersey-based indie-punk trio fronted by energetic guitarist Marissa Paternoster. See Calendar Pick on p. 17. AYE NAKO Four-piece melodic punk band from Brooklyn, NY. The Manhattan Café Loungy Tuesdays. 10 p.m. FREE! 706369-9767 DJ NATE FROM WUXTRY Spinning an all-vinyl set of rare and classic deep soul, R&B and blues. Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 18 Blue Sky 5 p.m. FREE! 706-850-3153 VINYL WEDNESDAYS Bring your own records and spin them! Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES OPEN MIC JAM Bands welcome, backline provided and the jam rocks until 2 a.m. Creature Comforts Brewery Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! LARRY FORTE Local painter and songwriter performs a solo set.


Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. EMILEIGH IRELAND Local singersongwriter and former member of indie-pop group Helen Scott performs. LYR Lydia Brambila performs a solo set. TUTLIE Baroque pop collective from Philadelphia. The Foundry 7 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). MONKIER Jazzy hip hop/grooveoriented band from Atlanta. Album release show! SAMADHA Atlanta-based instrumental psychedelic collective. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. THE EMPTY POCKETS Soulful throwback-rock band from Chicago. WANDERWILD Local indie rock project led by Matt Martin. VELO Indie rock group featuring swirling strings and melodic synths. The Globe 7 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE HOT HOTTY-HOTS See Wednesday’s listing for full description The Globe 9 p.m. 706-353-4721 SEA GHOST Synth-and-guitar based indie-pop band from Atlanta. BREATHERS Synth-pop group from Atlanta. NAPS DIY bedroom-pop project from Tallahassee, FL. Hi-Lo Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! KARAOKE WITH THE KING Sing your guts out every Wednesday! The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn. Every Wednesday!

Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 EARPHORIK Proggy funk-rock band from Indiana.

Porterhouse Grill 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Enjoy an evening of original music, improv and standards.

The World Famous 9 p.m. DRIFTWOOD SOLDIER Bluesy “gutter-folk” duo from Philadelphia, PA. CALEB DARNELL Member of the Darnell Boys plays a solo set. MICHAEL LESOUSKY Local folk singer-songwriter and member of Grassland String Band.

The World Famous 10 p.m. FREE! theworldfamousathens MIDNIGHT BOI Alias of local musician Eli Rickli, playing “pseudoSatanic hip hop.” DEEP STATE Members of Little Gold and Brothers play driving, punky, melodic guitar-rock. FUTURE PUNX Brooklyn-based “post-wave” punk band.







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Art â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faces of Immigrationâ&#x20AC;? (ATHICA) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faces of Immigration: Community, Culture and Conversation about Immigration in Americaâ&#x20AC;? is an on-going, participation-based project for the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibition, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Land: Immigration in the United States.â&#x20AC;? Bring a story, photograph or image (heirlooms discouraged) that deals with the theme of immigration to pin to the wall during gallery hours. Through May 28. Call for Entries (ATHICA) The gallery is seeking art from emerging Athens-based artists in all media for ATHICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emerges IXâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. Submit work online. A limited number of fee waivers are available for those in financial need. Deadline May 25, 8 p.m. $20 entry fee. Call for Entries (OCAF, Watkinsville) The annual Members Exhibit is open to OCAF members and showcases a wide range of artwork. Members can submit up to two pieces of work, and at least one piece is guaranteed to be accepted. Drop off on May 21, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! Gallery Director Applications (OCAF, Watkinsville) OCAF is seeking a volunteer gallery director to organize exhibitions of local, national and international artists. Interviews midMay. Visit website for application. Outside the Lines (Athens, GA) TV Gallery and Pixel & Ink are gathering submissions for the second volume of its all-ages coloring book full of pages created by local artists. Proceeds benefit local public schools and non-profits.

Silk Painting Workshop (Margaret Agner Studio) Margaret Agner leads a two-day workshop on how to dye silk for scarves and fabrics. Materials provided. Register by May 12. Workshop held May 21â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $120. 706-3537719, TV Gallery (Athens, GA) TV Gallery is a virtual gallery promoting contemporary art in the Southeast. Email high-resolution .jpegs with the title, media, where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from and website to be featured through social media. TV Gallery is also hosting a pop-up exhibition this summer. Submit up to three pieces via email plus $10 via Paypal. Deadline June 1, 7 p.m.

Auditions Wizard of Oz (Athens Little Playhouse) Play a part in this classic tale. Auditions on May 17â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. Performances July 29â&#x20AC;&#x201C;31 & Aug. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7. athenslittleplayhouse@gmail. com,

Classes Artist Workshops (KA Artist Shop) â&#x20AC;&#x153;All About Color: Impressionist Still-Life Painting with Will Eskridge.â&#x20AC;? May 10, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drawing 101 with Otto Lange.â&#x20AC;? May 11, 18 & 25, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $101. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Calligraphy: Beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basics.â&#x20AC;? May 17, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics.â&#x20AC;? May 24, 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. Bikram Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga Athens) Classes in hot yoga are offered seven days a week. Karma Classes on Sundays at 6 p.m. benefit Project Safe. www.bikramathens. com

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Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wheel every Friday from 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, Knitting Classes (Revival Yarns) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cables Class.â&#x20AC;? May 12, 6 p.m. $15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knit 1 Class.â&#x20AC;? May 14, 10:30 a.m. FREE! RSVP. www.revivalyarns One-on-One Genealogy Assistance (ACC Library) Library staff offer assistance to genealogists and researchers. May 19, 2 p.m. May 11 & 26, 10 a.m. www. Salsa Dance Classes (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cubanstyle salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome. Every Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10 (incl. drink). salsaathens Traditional Karate Training (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Learn traditional Yoshukai karate in a positive atmosphere. Accepting new students. No experience necessary. See website for schedule. Classes held Sundaysâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Wednesdays. FREE! Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A dynamic fitness program infused with Latin rhythms. Every Wednesday, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6:30 p.m. $70/10 classes.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Feminine Mystique,â&#x20AC;? a collection of oil paintings by Manda McKay, is currently on view at Just Phoâ&#x20AC;ŚAnd More through May. service opportunities at various organizations. Over 130 local agencies seek help with ongoing projects and special short-term events. www. PALS Volunteers Needed (PALS Institute) Women of the World is seeking volunteers to mentor young adult women in earning a GED. The program focuses on business training, computer skills and literacy. Spanish speakers needed. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. www.womentotheworld. org

Kidstuff ACC Summer Camps (Multiple Locations) Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services offers camps in science, dance, sports, art and more. Visit website for dates and details. Art Classes (KA Artist Shop) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Club for Teens.â&#x20AC;? Fridays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $20. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art Club Junior for Ages 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;13.â&#x20AC;? Fridays, 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. $15. Both classes are taught by Hope Hilton. Athens Code Camp (Four Athens) Four Athens offers classes focused on programming concepts in Ruby, Python, JavaScript and HTML/CSS. All ages. Laptop required. Register online. Saturdays through July, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. weekendclasses Hospitality Careers Academy (The Classic Center) High school students interested in the hospitality industry can apply for a week-long academy program. Deadline to apply May 20. July 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. $450. 706-357-4521, Intermezzo Piano Academy (The Church at College Station) Each day offers classes in rhythm, music history, composition, theory and piano ensemble for beginning and intermediate pianists. Ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. July 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. $160. New Moon Summer Adventure Camp (Athens, GA) Now accepting registration for a summer camp that travels to different locations daily. Activities include hiking, swimming and boating as well as educational trips. Fee includes all activities and travel expenses. For ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12. Weeks of June 13 & 20 and July 11 & 18, 8:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. $175/week. 706310-0013

Portuguese for Kids (Oconee County Library) Kids can learn to speak Portuguese. Wednesdays through June 15, 6:15 p.m. Ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11. Report Card Rewards Program (Multiple Locations) Any student Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 in Athens may bring his or her final report card with all As and Bs to the ACC Leisure Services Aquatics Office for a free summer pool pass or 10 free swims. 706-613-3589, ext. 226 Rooting for Community (Williams Farm, 235 Northside Dr.) Kids can learn the ropes of the farm and make dishes from fresh produce at the Athens Land Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Williams Farm. For rising 5thâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;7th graders. Full scholarships available. July 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15, 8 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. $160. 706613-0122, Splash Pads (Multiple Locations) The Trail Creek Park Splash Pad is open weekends through May 21 then May 28â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Aug. 7, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. (Closed Mondays). The Rocksprings Park Splash Pad opens May 28. $1/ person. Pool passes are $30. www. Summer Camps Cornerstone offers two camps for students interested in theater. Elementary Summer Camp, grades 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. June 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9, $90. Middle and High School Summer Camp, grades 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12, July 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22, $120. cornerstoneproductions777@yahoo. com, Summer Camps (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Peace Camp runs June 27â&#x20AC;&#x201C;July 1. Hogwarts School at the Pyramid runs July 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22 and July 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;29, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 p.m. 706-546-7914, Summer Theater Camps (Athens Little Playhouse) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Folk Tales,â&#x20AC;? May 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;June 3. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother Goose,â&#x20AC;? June 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circus,â&#x20AC;? June 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;17. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fairy Tail,â&#x20AC;? June 20â&#x20AC;&#x201C;24. Visit website for registration form. Swim School (Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center & Lay Park) Swim school is for ages 3 & up. Multiple sessions available. $33â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50. Check website for dates. The Heroines Club (1161 Long Rd.) A monthly mother-daughter empowerment circle based on the sharing of real-life heroines and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sistersâ&#x20AC;? Circle is for ages 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14. Visit website for next meeting. $25.

Theatre Academy (Rose of Athens) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills.â&#x20AC;? For grades 1stâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;12th. Multiple sessions available. June 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;22. $85â&#x20AC;&#x201C;385.

Support Groups Amputee Support Group (ACC Library) All are welcome. Meets every first Thursday of the month. Contact Reyna, 706-498-4313 Project Safe (Athens, GA) Meetings for Warriors: Hope & Healing from Domestic Violence Group are held every Tuesday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Tuesday of each month. Meetings for the New Beginnings Support Group are held every Monday, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., with a dinner on the last Monday of the month. Childcare provided. 24-hour crisis hotline: 706-543-3331. Teen texting line: 706-765-8019. Meeting information: 706-613-3357, ext. 772. S-Anon (Cornerstone Church) S-Anon is a support group for family and friends of sexaholics, based on the 12 steps of AA. sunday. The Legacy Circle: A Monthly Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Empowerment Journey (The Mother-Daughter Nest) Practice the art of sacred selfcare and support your own personal growth. Eight women participate in sacred circling the first Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. $15. www.

On The Street American Lunch (Multiple Locations) Five Restaurant & Bar offers free meals through a mobile soup kitchen. The food truck is available 11:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 p.m. at Jessie B. Denney Towers on Tuesdays, Sparrows Nest Mission on Wednesdays, and Bigger Vision of Athens on Fridays. www.american Athens Street Hockey (YMCA, Hockey Rink) Players of all skill levels can play in a local hockey rink. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. Bike Clinic (BikeAthens) Learn how to repair your bike with tools and advice from experts. Thursdays, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $10 donation.

Bridge (Athens Bridge Center) Open Duplicate Games are held Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. & Fridays at 1 p.m. Beginner Duplicate Games are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Party Bridge is on Thursdays at 1 p.m. $5. 706-248-4809

Ladies Rock Camp (Athens School of Music) This condensed version of the annual Girls Rock Camp is for women 18+ to spend a weekend forming bands. Proceeds benefit Girls Rock Camp. $150–200.

art around town A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) Artwork by Perry McCrackin. AMICI (233 E. Clayton St.) A collection of new paintings by Matt Bahr. Through May. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) New paintings by Mary Porter, Greg Benson, Chatham Murray, Candle Brumby, Lana Mitchell and more. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (17 N. Main St., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Harrison Center for the Arts & Preschool’s Lobby Gallery, “Mentor/Mentee” features the work of professors and students from UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art. Through May 20. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) “This Land: Immigration in the United States” was curated by Venezuelan American artist and University of North Georgia art professor Stanley Bermudez. Through May 28. BENDZUNAS GLASS (89 W. South Ave., Comer) The family-run studio has been creating fine art glass for almost 40 years. CINÉ BARCAFE (234 W. Hancock Ave.) “Swim Team” is a series of paintings by Jaime Bull. Through June 17. CIRCLE GALLERY (285 S. Jackson St.) “CE+D Student Exit Show” features student work focusing on landscape architecture, historic preservation and environmental planning and design. Through May 15. CITY OF WATKINSVILLE (Downtown Watkinsville) “Public Art Watkinsville: A Pop-up Sculpture Exhibit” consists of sculptures placed in prominent locations around downtown. Artists include Benjamin Lock, William Massey, Stan Mullins, Robert Clements and Joni Younkins-Herzog. “Artscape Oconee: The Monuments of Artland” features eight newly commissioned art panels and six refurbished panels featuring paintings. THE CLASSIC CENTER (300 N. Thomas St.) In Classic Gallery I, “Hello, Neighbor” features artwork by Terry Rowlett, Michelle Fontaine, René Shoemaker and Michael Ross. • In Classic Gallery II, “Tableau” features works by Mary Ruth Moore, Michael Oliveri, Ally White and Otto Lange. DONDEROS’ KITCHEN (590 N. Milledge Ave.) Peter Thompson, owner of Archipelago Antiques, shares his work. Through May. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Corynne Gamboa. Through May. FARMINGTON DEPOT GALLERY (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 14 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics and fine furniture. Permanent collection artists include Matt Alston, John Cleaveland, Peter Loose, Michael Pierce, Dan Smith, Cheri Wranosky and more. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Drawings by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes. Through May. GALLERY@HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Wild Wooly Wonderful Athens” features works by Jared Brown, Timi Conley, James Greer, Michael Lachowski, Ali Norman, Dan Smith and Kaleena Stasiak. Through June 26. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society.” Through June 19. • Created by design studio VolvoxLabs, “VVOX: Refining Realities” is an immersive triptych utilizing digital visualization. Through June 19. • In the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, “Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock” includes two sculptures, “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes.” Through Sept. 4. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) Jamey Grimes’ Northern Lights-inspired “Aurora” is an installation illuminated by natural light during the day and a color-based lighting cycle at night. Through September. THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Works by Double Dutch Press. Through May 29. HEIRLOOM CAFÉ (815 N. Chase St.) Collages influenced by Surrealism and Magic Realism by Susan Pelham. Through July 11. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (237 Prince Ave.) Artwork by Lea Purvis and Licca Kirk. Through May.

Senior Adult Trips (Rocksprings Community Center) Cheer on the Gwinnett Braves on May 18, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. $20–30. Trips depart and return to Rocksprings Park. For ages 55 & up. 706-613-3602, www. f

JITTERY JOE’S ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Oils on paper and mono prints by Stuart Libby. Through May 28. JITTERY JOE’S FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Drawings and paintings by Tekla Vanderplas. Through May. JUST PHO…AND MORE (1063 Baxter St.) “Feminine Mystique” is a series of still life oil paintings by Manda McKay. Through May. K.A. ARTIST SHOP (127 N. Jackson St.) Mini art, prints, merch and installation pieces by local artists. Through June 2. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) Michael Ross’ solo exhibition “Unknown Soldier” features large-scale paintings and charcoal drawings based on the wars fought between Finland and the Soviet Union. May 10–13. Reception May 12. LAST RESORT GRILL (174 W. Clayton St.) “Homesick” is a collection of ladies hanging out at Athens landmarks by Keith P. Rein, who relocated from Athens to Colorado. Through May. LOWERY IMAGING GALLERY (2400 Booger Hill Rd., Danielsville) The gallery features paper and canvas giclee prints by Athens artists as well as artists’ renderings of Athens. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (293 Hoyt St.) Newly established in honor of the Willow Oak that recently reached the end of its lifecycle, The Tree Gallery showcases photography by Shannon Williams and kid art projects inspired by Gustav Klimt. • Community Collections on view in the lobby’s glass cases include floaty pens from the collection of Jeff Montgomery and push puppets from the collection of Katherine Winslow. Through June 25. MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY (1315 GA-98, Danielsville) Pottery by Pat Shields of Georgia Mudcats Pottery. Through May. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) Richard Sudden’s “Illuminations” use three gallery spaces to explore light, its physical properties and metaphorical meanings. Through Aug. 28. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Retired educator and artist Jack Burk shares watercolor, collage and pastel works. Through May 29. RICHARD B. RUSSELL JR. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism and the Modern South.” • “The Greatest Bulldog of Them All: Dan McGill.” • “Selections from the Disability History Archive.” • “John Abbot, Early Georgia’s Naturalist Artist.”• “Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: The George Foster Peabody Awards.” • “Olympic Legacy.” • Through July. SIPS (1390 Prince Ave.) Maria Strom shows colorful and humorous prints from her cat series. SWEET SPOT STUDIO GALLERY (160 Tracy St., Mercury A.I.R.) The gallery presents paintings, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, furniture, folk art and jewelry from artists including Fain Henderson, Michelle Dross, Veronica Darby, John Cleaveland, Rebecca Wood, Nikita Raper, Natalia Zuckerman, Briget Darryl Ginley, Jack Kashuback, Barret Reid, Camille Hayes, Jason Whitley and Ken Hardesty. TERRAPIN BEER CO. (265 Newton Bridge Rd.) Lauren Geitner’s series “About Today” features oil paintings and mixed media artworks that explore isolation and confinement through snapshots of stillness. Through May. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ATHENS (780 Timothy Rd.) The Ethical Eating Group at UUFA presents, “Get Yourself FREE,” a multi-media display adapting the chorus of Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” Contributing artists are Kate Blane and Melissa Biehl. Through May. VIVA! ARGENTINE CUISINE (247 Prince Ave.) Abstract paintings by Antoine Stewart. Through May. WHITE TIGER (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Paintings of scenes around Athens by Mary Porter. WINTERVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY CULTURE (371 N. Church St., Winterville) Curated by Jimmy Straehla, “The Inaugural Art Show” showcases work by Cameron Bliss, Tex Crawford, Margot Ecke, Peter Loose, Terry Rowlett, cap man and several more Winterville area artists. Through May. THE WORLD FAMOUS (351 N. Hull St.) Permanent artists include RA Miller, Chris Hubbard, Travis Craig, Michelle Fontaine, Dan Smith, Greg Stone and more.


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Bond Hill Apartments. 1BR/1BA. $495/mo. $495 deposit w/ 12-mo. lease. Unit upgraded w/ new appliances, flooring, carpet & paint. All electric w/ water/ trash incl. Pets welcomed under 30 lbs. w/ dep. $35 Application fee. On bus line. Close to Dwntn./UGA. Quiet community. Avail Now. bondhillapartments@gmail. com. Flagpole Classifieds are rad! Eastside quadraplex, 2BR/2BA, $500/mo. & 2BR/1BA, $475/mo. Eastside duplex, 2BR/1BA & FP, $525/ mo. 3BR/2BA & FP, $700/ mo. Call McWaters Realty: (706) 353-2700 or cell: (706) 540-1529. New 1770sf. 5BR apts preleasing for Aug. 480 N. Thomas St. All appliances, furnished, W/D, parking, internet, Direct TV, water, trash incl. $2875/mo. ($575/ BR) (706) 548-9137.

Now pre-leasing for Fall 2016. 1BRs in Baldwin Village across the street from UGA. Starting at $520/ mo. Hot and cold water incl. Manager Keith, (706) 3544261. Advertise your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Photos and long-term specials available. Call (706) 5490301 or visit our website classifieds.flagpole. com to place your ad. P re - L e a s e F o r F a l l ! Amazing 2BR/1BA apt overlooking Milledge Ave. Close to UGA w/ private garden, sundeck. W/D incl. Must see to appreciate. $775/mo. Call (706) 2029905. 2027 S. Milledge Ave. Very cozy 1BR furnished apartment in a nice neighborhood. New carpet and fresh paint. Off-street parking. Utils., cable and internet incl. No pets. $675/ mo. (706) 340-9547.

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Office $350/mo. includes internet and all utils. art studio OK. See online at Flagpole or on Facebook at cantrellgrocery. Available June 1. (706) 6143557.

Condos for Rent 2BR/1BA condo. Stadium Village. Walking distance to UGA campus. Gated, pool, fitness center. Excellent condition. Avail. 6/1. $600/ mo. (706) 206-2347.

Beautiful 2BR/2.5BA c o n d o . Avail Aug. 1. Quiet neighborhood w/ lots of green space and river walk. HW & tile floors, granite counters, stainless appliances spacious rooms. W/D hookup. $800/ mo. Pets ok w/ deposit. River Station Condos 385 Old Epps Bridge Rd. (706) 202-9905. Condo at Tanyard, 370 S. Pope St. #16. 2BR/2BA. 1 block from campus. $800/ mo. W/D All appliances incl. Avail. Aug. 1. Call (478) 609-1303. Just reduced! Investor’s West-side condo. 2 BR/ 2 B A , F P, 1 5 0 0 s f., great investment, lease 12 mos. at $625/mo. Price in $50s. For more info, call McWaters Realty: (706) 353-2700 or (706) 5401529.

Duplexes For Rent S. Milledge, Venita Dr. 4 B R / 2 B A , W / D , D W, fenced back yd.! Close to everything yet private. $999/mo., negotiable. Avail. Aug. (404) 558-3218, or Electronic flyers avail.

Houses for Rent 1BR/1BA plus bonus room, Carriage House: 5 miles north of downtown. W/D hookup. Lawn care incl. $540/mo. plus sec. dep. Avail. now. Evenings: (706) 424-1571.

2BR/1BA House. 285 Savannah Ave. CHAC, W/D. Avail. now. Call (678) 698-7613. All utils. incl. Very Nice 4BR/4BA. Close to Brumby Hall, off Bloomfield. $495/ BR, equal $1980/mo. Avail. 8/1. Terry: (706) 714-1100.




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Normaltown 7BR/5BA fully renovated home w/ charm! HWflrs., huge kitchen, 2 laundry rooms w/ W/D incl. Avail for Fall. $500/ BR. (706) 546-6900, www.

Rooms for Rent Students only. Spacious, furnished BR/living area (24’x24’). Quiet, near campus, kitchen, laundry privileges. Shared BA, priv. entrance. No pets. $325/mo. incl. utils. Avail. 5/8. (706) 353-0227.

For Sale Antiques Archipelago Antiques: The best of past trends in design and art! 1676 S. Lumpkin St. Open daily 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. (706) 3544297.

Art 1993 Conrad C-25 Combo Press (electric) for litho or etching w 27x48 bed, stand, new felts, $3500.00. Less than 8 hours of use. Email

Businesses Streets Cafe, Local Athens Food Truck. Sale includes fully equipped food truck. $29,000. Clarke County health department approved. Contact Ryan: (706) 5402134.


New pillow top mattress sets in plastic! Queens $200 and Kings $300. Can deliver: (706) 347-4814.

Miscellaneous Gettin’ outta town? Don’t miss the weekly goodness of a freshly cracked Flagpole full of news from back home. Subscribe: $40 for 6 mo., $70 for a yr.! Call (706) 549-0301.

Music Equipment Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are taxdeductible. Call (706) 2271515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit www.athensschoolofmusic. com, (706) 543-5800.

Music Services I n s t a n t c a s h is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition.Wuxtr y R e c o rd s , at cor ner of Clayton & College Dwntn. (706) 369-9428.

Services Cleaning Peachy Green Clean Co-op, your local friendly Green Clean! Free estimates w/ rates as low as $39. (706) 248-4601, p e a c h y g re e n c l e a n c o o p . com. She said, “My house is a wreck.” I said, “That’s what I do!” House cleaning, help w/ organizing, pet mess. Local, Independent and Earth Friendly. Text or call Nick for a quote (706) 8519087.

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1980s model Chevy pickup Silverado. Must deliver; I have no vehicle. Please call: (706) 338-9484. $3000 or less. Athens only. Series inquiries only. No dealerships please.

Hotel Indigo has openings for: FT maintenance, PT painting and PT housekeeping. Send resumes and/or questions to: laceygreen@indigoathens. com or call (706) 286-1710.

Hiring restarant staff. Girasoles in Watkinsville is hiring dishwasher, prep cook & wait staff. Apply in person with re s u m e o r e m a i l t o girasolesfusioncuisine@ 24 G r e e n s b o r o H w y. , Watkinsville, GA. Line/Prep Cooks Needed.The Georgia Center has several positions available 20–40 hrs./week. Pay DOE/Minimum 3 years in full service restaurant. Email resumes to robh@uga. edu. Summer (full-time or part-time). Junk South is hiring a Crew L e a d e r ( $ 1 5 / h r. ) f o r work in Athens-Clarke and Oconee County. Please inquire & submit resumes to info@, visit us at or call (855) 747-5865.

Part-time Advertise your special skills! Move-in/ move-out help, pet care, child care, yard work, cleaning, etc. Let Athens know how to contact you with Flagpole classifieds! Call (706) 5490301 or visit classifieds. Experienced kitchen help needed. Bring resume or fill out application at George’s Lowcountry Table. No phone calls please. Groove Bur gers (new restaurant) is hiring FOH and BOH positions. Looking for positive people with the passion for food. Apply online:, send your application to: or call: (762) 499-5699. Local catering company now hiring. Positions include food prep/production, bartender and head waiter. Availability on weekend nights is a must. To apply contact: schedule@ Needed: PT Server for morning shift and PT Cook for evening shift at Hotel Indigo Athens. Experience required. Send resume to Chris Wojcik: FandB@ Do not apply in person. Now Hiring Experienced Line Cooks, Daytime Servers & Hosts at Locos Grill & Pub, 2020 Timothy Rd. Locos is looking for highly energetic, customerfocused individuals who want to work at the busiest restaurant in town. We offer great pay–not competitive pay-–but pay that makes others look silly. Apply inside between 2-4pm or email us at: westside@

Now accepting applications/ resumes at the Epps Bridge, Watkinsville and Bethlehem Barberitos. No exp. necessary, just great attitudes and friendly people! Many perks including tips, flexible schedule and a shift meal! Please email resume/ availability to barb5569@

Summer Employment (May–Aug). Hiring assistant supervisors at $ 1 0 - 1 2 / h r. w / b e n e f i t s , incentives & promotional opportunites. Visit us at www.classiccityinstallation. com for more info. Email us at info@, or call us at (855) 7478565.

PT Business Manager at Canopy Studio. 20/ h r. a w e e k . F l e x i b l e schedule, must be selfd i re c t e d . K n o w l e d g e o f Quickbooks, interactive software and Mindbody is a plus. Send inquiries to: melissa@canopystudio. org.

The UGA Hotel and Conference Center is looking for temporary, PT housekeepers. E x p e r i e n c e preferred. Required to work flexible hours any day of the week, including holidays and weekends. How to apply (no calls or drop by applications accepted): UGA requires a background investigation for all new hires. Go to:, create online account and application, search job posting #20151318 (Temporary labor pool – staff no benefits), apply. Posting will describe in detail the duties and physical demands. The UGA Hotel and Conference Center i s l o o k i n g f o r f ro n t desk clerks and night auditors to join our team of professionals. We are looking for team members w/ positive attitudes, outgoing personalities and strong work ethics; who are interested in working in a fast-paced, professional environment, serving guests from Georgia, throughout the U.S. and around the world. To apply, please visit www. to create an online account and application; search job posting 20070351 a n d a p p l y. U G A requires a background investigation for all employees.

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Lost Cat: Large, grey, tiger-striped. White markings on belly, chest, feet. Green eyes. Last seen Chicopee. Blue bowtie collar w/ name Xiao Fu (Shao Fu) and number. Microchipped. Reward. (816) 225-3711.

Wanted Swim Instructors/ Swim Coaches for growing Swim School. Competitive swimming b a c k g ro u n d a h u g e plus. Star ting at $12.50 an hour up to $20. Coaching is contract based. Contact Sean Gillan. Email: swimwithsean@gmail. com, phone: (706) 5487284.

After The End: A PostApocalyptic Book Club. June 2, 7 p.m. AthensC l a r k e C o u n t y L i b r a r y. Show-and-tell your favorite book about the end of the world.

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Relief for Incest Survivors is Available Advice for Athens’ Loose and Lovelorn By Bonita Applebum Dear Ms. Applebum, After reading your Apr. 20, 2016 column, I have some incredibly helpful, stupendously positive info for both you and your brave seeker of advice. The young lady who wrote to you about having survived incest alongside her sister, perpetrated by their birth father, does indeed have reparative relief locally and free of charge. In fact, to my knowledge, this time-sensitive, vitally important assistance has not been covered by your fine periodical, but needs to be shouted from the rooftops. This advice-seeker and her sister can now sue their father for his illegal acts no matter how long ago the criminal acts took place and free of charge. The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic (the CEASE clinic) opened its doors this past January within the University of Georgia School of Law. House Bill 17, titled the “Hidden Predator Act” by

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One last significant piece of info to pass on to this specific seeker of advice and the rest of our community: There is no statute of limitations barrier to prosecuting aggravated child molestation. Obviously we don’t know the extent of the sexual abuse survived by this lady and her sister, but if it falls within the category of the aforementioned criminal charge, they could also still prosecute their father criminally, as well as utilizing our system of tort law. I would beseech you to contact this lady and not only pass on all of the info above, but please give her the contact info for our Northeast Georgia Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center, locally known as The Cottage. Thank you for printing this lady’s story! You’ve done great service to her, as well as to our entire Flagpole community. Most respectfully submitted, Gina M. Defalco, LCSW









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the Georgia legislature, provides a two-year window of relief from any statute of limitations on bringing civil charges against a perpetrator of child molestation. The window closes on July 1, 2017, so it’s vitally important to get the word out. The CEASE clinic will work with these survivors free of charge. The director of the clinic is Emma Hetherington, and she can be reached at 706-369-5720 or ehether@ Ms. Hetherington is putting forth her greatest effort in raising awareness of this very time-sensitive, local assistance. She’s coming to our group psychotherapy practice, Positive Outcomes Psychological Services, in a few weeks. The school of thought around what’s interchangeably known as restorative or reparative justice is not as new to political science as psychology, but the other social sciences are catching up. After success stories like South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the macro-level ameliorative advances offered up have been crystallized into micro-level reparative help for individuals. One of the better places for further illumination of how to go beyond solely ending abuse of power but also mending the damage already done is the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston.

Ms. Defalco, Thank you so much for sending us this information, and I’ll do my best to have your letter printed in its entirety. Correspondence like this reaffirms my decision to write the advice column for this great town. It’s worth it to talk about my own history as an abuse/assault survivor or wrongdoing if it means I’m helping other people out and giving people with more technical knowledge a place to reach out to those who need them. I’ve wondered about the lady who wrote to me, and I hope she and her sister are OK. I really hope she reads this and checks out some of the amazing resources you’ve provided here. (Anyone in a similar situation should feel free to check out these organizations, too!) I’m beyond grateful that you read this letter and felt the need to offer her your knowledge. We need lots of people like you in our community, and I’m honored to know that you can see I’m trying my best to help, too. Love, Bonita Need advice? Email, use the anonymous form at, or find Bonita on Twitter: @flagpolebonita.



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