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Commission Tackles Homelessness PLUS, A BIG DEVELOPMENT IS REJECTED AND MORE LOCAL NEWS By Blake Aued and Jessica Luton news@flagpole.com Athens-Clarke County commissioners are considering starting a city-run camp for the homeless where they’re not in danger of private property owners clearing them out. CSX Railroad has requested that AthensClarke County police clear out homeless encampments along the tracks it owns—a request that police can’t legally refuse, according to ACC Manager Blaine Williams. As a stop-gap measure, commissioners Mariah Parker, Melissa Link and Jesse Houle want to find county-owned property where displaced homeless individuals can stay. “I think the idea could give us some breathing room,” Parker said. The topic came up during a five-hour retreat held June 3 at Bishop Park’s covered tennis courts. It’s also been on their minds as they’ve discussed the eviction prevention program Project RESET with the CDC’s eviction moratorium set to end June 30 (see p. 8), which supporters say will prevent homelessness by helping tenants repay back rent. Commissioners also discussed broader challenges regarding the homeless in Athens. Houle, who did not attend the retreat, told Flagpole that the nonprofit group Athens Alliance Coalition negotiated with

CSX to push back the evictions until August in exchange for help cleaning up the sites. But that is not enough time to find proper housing for the people living in camps along the railroad. “It’s not going to solve everything,” Houle said of establishing a formal camping area. “It’s a piece of the puzzle.” Long-term, the commission needs to create a strategic plan for permanent housing and address the affordable housing issue in Athens, Houle said. Currently five nonprofits—the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Bigger Vision, Family Promise, Project Safe and Salvation Army—provide emergency shelter or transitional housing. Many more provide other services like outreach, meals and hygiene supplies. One challenge for such groups, said Hayley Banerjee, director of the ACC Housing and Community Development Department, is that they have to cobble together funding from various state, local, federal and private sources. Another is that rents are “up significantly” the past few years, with a one-bedroom apartment now averaging around $722 a month, Banerjee said. This creates a logjam where people can’t afford permanent housing, so they

stay in temporary housing longer, which keeps others out of the temporary housing. The idea of a “structured encampment” also has challenges, Williams told commissioners. Other cities have set up such camps, but “for whatever reason, it hasn’t gone well,” and many have been disbanded, Williams said. If the commission moves forward, the county would have to find a site for the camp, as well as a service provider to run it. “When I talk to providers, I don’t know any that could [set one up] in a short time,” Commissioner Tim Denson said. The former Kelly Diversified building off Willow Street, which is owned by the county and currently serves as storage, has been discussed, but Williams said it lacks a working HVAC or working bathrooms. Liability is also an issue, said Attorney Judd Drake. Denson also asked whether ACC could provide tax abatements as an incentive for landlords who take in unhoused tenants. “I’m not aware of any program like that,” Drake replied. Whatever commissioners decide, Williams urged them to work within a strategic plan already developed by nonprofits that compose the Athens-Clarke County Homeless Coalition. “Homelessness is not going away, despite our best efforts,” he said. But “if we can make people’s lives better, that’s what we should do.” [Blake Aued]

Mitchell Street Tower Lives Again ACC commissioners rejected one major development at their voting meeting last week and put off a decision on another. A

high-rise residential building on Mitchell Street will be back, while a subdivision on over 200 acres near Winterville appears to be dead for good. The proposed development on Old Elberton Road would have consisted of 543 single-family homes and 204 multi-family units on 233 acres of a 367-acre tract near Coile Middle School. It met with unanimous disapproval from nearby residents, as well as ACC planners and elected officials, who described it as a great design in the wrong place. Hardy Edwards, who said he once farmed the property and still farms 1,000 acres in the area, noted that Athens-Clarke County created a low-density “green belt” on the outskirts of the county more than 20 years ago in part to protect agricultural land. The property is currently zoned agricultural— allowing one house per 10 acres—but applicant Charles Ross of FAE Clarke LLC requested a rezoning to RS-8, or about six houses per acre. “This is an inappropriate development around that green belt there,” said another neighbor, Jose Pagan. “It impacts negatively the farming, the industry and, of course, the neighborhoods [that] are there.” The northeastern part of Clarke County is not only home to farms, but also to a number of manufacturers. Grant Whitworth, representing Athena Industrial Park, told the commission that manufacturers there unanimously oppose the development. Whitworth added that he’s currently negotiating with “a large job creator” to come in across the street. “We don’t think it’s the right place,” he said. “It’s not designed for this location.”

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For residents who moved out there for a semi-automatic rifle. Security camera “peace and quiet,” as Commissioner Patrick footage shows him walking along a path Davenport put it, the character of the rural from the parking lot to the park’s splash area was another issue. “It will make the pad area pointing a gun at park visitors and quality of life in this location very difficult,” employees. said Elijah Swift Jr., pastor of New Grove “There’s a bunch of children and pregBaptist Church in Winterville, citing traffic nant women here,” one woman told a 911 concerns. dispatcher while crying. “Y’all need to hurry Ross initially asked the commission to up. He’s yelling at people.” table the rezoning request for 40 days so he Another caller described the man carcould submit a radically altered plan with jacking an SUV at gunpoint and driving off just 40 homes on the property. After public just as police were arriving. They stopped comment, he then asked to withdraw the the SUV on Trail Creek Street near the request. But the commission signaled its disapproval of any development on the land by voting unanimously to deny the rezoning request, which means Ross cannot resubmit plans for 12 months, according to Planning Director Brad Griffin. The commission did unanimously vote to allow another developer, Indiana-based Core Spaces, to withdraw plans for a student housing development on Mitchell Street, just south of down- 155 Mitchell Street rendering town and east of the UGA campus. Core Spaces representative Rodney entrance to the park. The man took what police described as a defensive position King asked for a delay because he recently behind the vehicle and refused demands to learned that “family affordable housing is drop his weapon. the priority in the community, not necesIt’s not clear who fired first, but four offisarily student affordable housing,” he said. cers discharged their weapons at the man, Core Spaces had initially proposed later identified as Juan Joseph Daniele to make 15 of 167 units “affordable” by Castellanos, 38, of Athens. After the doubling up on the number of beds in bedshootout, police used an armored vehicle rooms until it was pointed out last month to approach the SUV and render first aid to that this would not be a suitable arrangeCastellanos, who was pronounced dead at ment for families. Instead, King said he the scene. now intends to make a cash payment to Police also released the names of the the Athens Housing Authority in lieu of officers who shot at Castellanos: Lt. Greg providing affordable housing within the Slaney has 20 years of experience on development. He said revised plans would the force; Senior Police Officer Joseph be resubmitted later this summer. Impeduglia, 18 years; Officer Hunter Lance, Developers have been eyeing 155 3 years; and Officer Joshua Echols, 2 years. Mitchell St. for over a decade. One proIt was the second fatal shooting by ACC posed development fell through for lack of police and the eighth shooting (seventh financing. The commission then approved a controversial development aimed at retirees fatal) since 2019. As with all police shootings, ACCPD has turned the case over to the in 2017, but that also did not come to fruiGeorgia Bureau of Investigation, which will tion. The most recent proposal is designed recommend to District Attorney Deborah for college students—a use that has less Gonzalez whether to file charges against the support on the commission than senior housing, although the promise of affordable officers. [BA] housing could sway some commissioners who might otherwise oppose more student housing downtown. [BA] COVID-19 data for Clarke County continues to show positive improvements over the last two weeks, with the lowest Photos and video footage released seven-day running average Athens has seen by Athens-Clarke County police show a in months and a continued steady pace of man threatening park-goers and police at vaccinations. Virginia Walker Park May 23 before officers The seven-day running average of daily shot him during a standoff. new cases was down from 4.6 on May 21 On Saturday, May 22, police received to 1.9 on June 3 for Clarke County. The several calls about a man with a long gun rate coincides with the departure of many on Vine Street “talking trash” and “walkUGA students after the spring semester. ing around acting like he’s gonna shoot There have been 12,901 confirmed cases someone,” according to 911 audio ACCPD and another 2,250 positive antigen cases to released. One woman told police that some- date. one had shot through her car window and Further, there were only three hospitalalso shot at another car at Trail Creek Park izations for COVID-19 and no new deaths (now known as Walker Park). Police used added to the data for the previous two dogs and drones to search the area, but weeks. To date, there have been 503 hospicould not find the suspect. talizations for COVID-19 in Clarke County The following morning, the same man and 139 deaths. was reported walking around Walker While students leaving may have Park with what one witness described as impacted positive cases in the area, vacci-

nation rates have remained steady as well. In the past two weeks, there were 4,411 doses administered to Athens residents. According to DPH data, 45,454 Clarke County residents, or 36%, have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 40,434 residents, or 32%, have been fully vaccinated as of June 4. UGA still holds a large quantity of all three vaccines and only administered 334 doses last week, just 2% of what they currently have in stock. According to the weekly update, the university had 20,678 doses on hand as of May 24. To date, it has administered 22,765 vaccine doses, with 13,513 individuals receiving a vaccine. UGA has fully vaccinated 12,249 individuals. Two weeks ago, Flagpole obtained data for Clarke County on the latest age category approved for the vaccine, 12-15 years olds. Last week, however, DPH Communications Director Nancy Nydam said that data was not available by county unless Flagpole submitted an open records request through a formal data request portal. The cost associated with the request for data would be a base fee of $200 and an additional $25 for every variable included. Since this data is not available via the DPH vaccine dashboard, the change in policy puts a significant barrier in place for journalists or community members who’d like to keep up with youth vaccination rates. In other news, a recent social media post by CCSD suggested a mask mandate would not be in place for next school year, but after many parents were outraged by the original post, it was edited to remove the reference to not having a mask mandate. Donald Porter, CCSD director of public relations and communications, gave the following explanation of CCSD’s perspective on the upcoming school year in response to further inquiry from Flagpole about the recent post:

“Even though many of our parents have indicated they want in-person, face-toface instruction for some time, the Clarke County School District (CCSD) leadership has shown throughout the pandemic that changes to district COVID-19 protocols and instructional options are made very deliberately and only after the latest guidance and recommendations from our health partners and governmental agencies have been considered. “This is evident in our communication with Summer School principals and administrators announcing that CCSD no longer requires mask-wearing as a COVID-19 protocol for any student or district employee; however, we continue to strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals to wear masks. “Accordingly, the CCSD is moving toward the start of the 2021-22 school year based on these protocols. Therefore, we do not anticipate that mask-wearing will be required when schools open on August 4th. Naturally, these rules are subject to change at any time should conditions warrant. “Please note that this decision in no way prohibits anyone from wearing masks should they choose. “As it relates to the district’s social media accounts, the intent of posts on any of our platforms is to share information to our community. Depending on the message, we aim to inform, encourage, entertain, spotlight and celebrate our students, staff, programs, leaders or initiatives. “We believe it’s helpful to begin setting the stage for our community about what they can expect for the upcoming school year, which was the intent of the ‘Closer to Normal’ video. Everything in the video and the social media post was accurate based on current protocols and what we currently anticipate the next school year will bring. “While many are excited about moving closer to our pre-pandemic routines, we also respect that some in our community will not agree with these decisions. The one thing that will not change is the school district’s primary focus of educating our students in the safest learning environments possible based on the recommendations and direction from our health and governmental agencies.” [Jessica Luton] f

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There she goes again. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is once more in the political limelight with comments that made even some in her own Republican Party gasp. Last month, the conservative congresswoman and Donald Trump loyalist compared mask mandates and vaccination efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to measures taken against Jews in Europe during the Nazi regime. Greene called businesses that insist on vaccinations for their

who despised the Reich and who died in a concentration camp along with untold millions of others—not only some 6 million Jews, but also gay people, ethnic outcasts, disabled Germans and political dissidents like the “Man in Despair” who left the world his diary of life in Germany as Hitler rose to power in the 1930s. Calling Hitler “a middle-class antichrist,” the author recalled the madness of Nazi rallies and the crowd’s cultish devotion to the dictator. “Oh, truly, men can sink no lower,”


employees “just like the Nazis [who] forced he said of a 1937 party rally when frenetic Jewish people to wear a gold star.” She said Nazi women swallowed gravel pebbles that that attempts to push for mask mandates their leader had walked upon. “This mob, and mandatory vaccination of politicians in to which I am connected by a common the Capitol Building were like the dark days nationality, is not only unaware of its own of Hitler’s Third Reich, when Jews were “put degradation but is ready at any moment to in trains and taken to gas chambers in Nazi demand of every one of its fellow human Germany.” beings the same mob roar, the same gravHouse and Senate GOP leaders scorned el-swallowing, the same degree of degradaGreene’s comments while doing nothing tion.” In 1939, the diarist attended another about their Republican colleague’s seemNazi rally just days before Hitler’s invasion ingly endless pursuit of of Poland sparked World attention and campaign War II. “I reflected again Today in America, cash. House Minority on this thick-witted mob Leader Kevin McCarthy the specter of mob and its bovine roar; on said, “Marjorie is wrong this failure of a Moloch madness stalks this land. to whom this crowd was and her intentional decision to compare the roaring homage; and on horrors of the Holocaust to wearing masks the ocean of disgrace into which we have all is appalling.” Senate Minority Leader Mitch sunk,” he wrote. Less than six years later, McConnell called Greene’s latest stunt “out- the dissident diarist was dead at Dachau— rageous” and “reprehensible.” one of the millions of casualties of a regime Still, Greene prattles on with her incesbuilt upon white supremacy, militarism and sant spiel of conspiracy canards and her the big lies of the Nazi Party. fealty to Donald Trump’s Big Lie of a stolen Today in America, the specter of mob election. While Greene made noises about madness stalks this land. Today in America, Nazis, her own Republican Party on May attacks against Jews and Asians are on the 29 blocked an inquiry into the causes of rise. Today in America, grandstanding polithe deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by ticians grow their campaign coffers by backa right-wing gaggle of Trump supporters ing the Big Lie of a former president who including white supremacists. lost the 2020 election. Today in America, Greene made a limp attempt at justifying the Republican Party mouths platitudes her latest comments by saying that she was about law and order while hiding the misreferring not to the Holocaust, but only deeds of a mob of marauders who stormed to “the discrimination against Jews in the Capitol Hill on Jan. 6. Today in America, early Nazi years.” The congresswoman could it is time for the GOP to remember the use a history lesson, and one book that words that Republican President Dwight D. should be on her required reading list is Eisenhower said in 1953: “Don’t think that Diary of a Man in Despair by Friedrich Reckyou are going to conceal faults by concealing Malleczewen, a citizen of Hitler’s Germany evidence that they ever existed.” f


ne might think a worldwide boom business. Moving it to a new location as a in bicycling during the COVID-19 permanent situation I think would be the pandemic would be good for busibest thing.” ness, but two Athens bike shops are shutThe closure of Ben’s Bikes comes along ting their doors. with the closure of another bike shop in Ben’s Bikes announced on Mar. 27 that Athens, Sunshine Cycles on Baxter Street. the store would be closing to “take a break Sunshine did not respond to requests for and restructure” starting on Mar. 30. Amal comment, but its website states: “At this Stapleton, co-owner of Ben’s Bikes, said time, we have made the decision to consolithe demand for bikes during the pandemic date our two locations into the Watkinsville was one of the reasons for the temporary store. We are continuing to conduct busiclosure. ness, as usual, under our blue tent in front “Business was through the roof. So, like of our showroom.” most bike shops, we sold through pretty Due in part to a global bike shortage much all of our inventory in the first three that has led to a lack of parts and forced or four months of the pandemic because riders to fix rather than replace older bikes, everybody was at home and wanting bikes,” Sunshine’s website said that the turnaround Stapelton said. “The supply chain hasn’t time for repairs was three weeks as of May caught up yet… It’s gonna be probably ‘til 31. next year until the supply chain catches up.” Bike sales shot up 120% in spring However, the main factor in Ben’s Bikes’ 2020, according to the Washington Post, closure is the uncertainty of the future as gyms closed and people sought ways to lease of their building on West Broad exercise outdoors during the pandemic. Street. Stapleton said a developer is trying Production was also affected by President to purchase it to build commercial and Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, Bicycling high-density residential developments. Just a block away on Reese and Finley streets, a Bostonbased company’s 370-bedroom student housing development is currently under construction. If Ben’s Bikes permanently closes, a lot of people will likely take their bikes to BikeAthens for repair, said the nonprofit’s executive director, Scott Long. “I imagine between us, Georgia Cycle Sport and The Hub, we will have to pick up the Caitlyn Gegen repairs a bike at BikeAthens’ West Broad Street shop. The slack,” Long said. “A nonprofit expects increasing demand for its services now that two local lot of people can’t bike shops have closed. afford to go to some of the other shops. That’s sort of the gap that we [fill] is taking magazine reported. The tariffs caused bike care of those folks. I know a lot of people manufacturers to flee China and open new that would take their bike to Ben’s would factories in other Asian countries. Many also take their bike here to get help with it.” later reopened their Chinese facilities to Ben’s Bikes prices range from $60 for meet demand, but it took time to ramp up a basic tune-up to $100 for an advanced production. tune-up. Stapleton said they’ve always been “We’re seeing a very large increase in more of a “people shop,” and there’s a big ridership, and our supply has dwindled so hole right now to fill in the middle ground. much,” Heather Mason, president of the However, that middle ground will National Bicycle Dealers Association, told have to be filled by someone other than the website Quartz in April. Stapleton, as Ben’s Bikes also announced When the pandemic began in early 2020, they were looking for new management. factories in China—where 90% of bikes are The status of the shop depends on other manufactured—were coming off a pause for factors, such as who will continue running the Lunar New Year. They then remained the shop. closed through February under lockdown “I was never planning on staying in orders, just as COVID-19 hit the U.S. and Athens. I’ve been doing it for 10 years, demand for bikes began to spike. Other and now I have a construction business complications have included a shortage that’s doing really well,” Stapleton said. of shipping containers and a cargo ship “Ultimately what I want to do is, I’m trying blocking the Suez Canal. Experts believe the to find somebody who wants to buy the shortage could last into 2022. f







A Looming Crisis SPATE OF EVICTIONS EXPECTED WHEN MORATORIUM EXPIRES By Stanley Dunlap news@flagpole.com


ableton’s Porsha Greene lost her job as a caregiver late last year and now is worried about falling further behind paying rent at her apartment. So far, the 37-year-old is only one month delinquent in rent as she continues to look for a new job while waiting for unemployment benefits to kick in. After her family was no longer able to help her keep up with rent, she recently reached out to a housing nonprofit in hopes of learning about rental assistance programs. “I’m hoping to get some assistance right now,” Green said. “Once I do, I’ll be able to pay it forward.” Before the pandemic put Greene and many other Georgia renters in economic peril, there were frequent evictions in Cobb County for tenants owing under $1,000 in delinquent rent. Today, housing rights advocate Monica DeLancy worries about a crush of displaced families once courts start processing backlogged eviction cases when freed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s federal eviction moratorium that’s been in place since September. The CDC extended the eviction moratorium through June 30. Once it ends, lowwage workers, many of whom are Black and Hispanic, will be affected the most because many will continue to fall behind on rent, even those who have received some federal assistance through the CARES Act, DeLancy said. She runs the We Thrive in Riverside Renters organization based in Austell, a south Cobb city where more than 30% of residences are rental properties. “They did not acquire a job paying $25 an hour, so they’re going to be behind again once they’ve exhausted any rental assistance,” DeLancy said. “Then you have the fact that you have to move, but you can’t move anywhere because you have an eviction filed on you. So even if you weren’t

pushed all the way out of your apartment, you still have a black mark on your record.” The most recent U.S. Census Bureau survey says nearly 175,000 Georgia renters out of 377,000 respondents are at risk of eviction within the next couple of months as tenants and property owners brace for a potential housing crisis in the wake of the pandemic. And property owners are challenging the legality of the CDC moratorium in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a judge’s ruling in favor of the Alabama Association of Realtors’ claims that the moratorium exceeds CDC’s authority to protect public health. Meanwhile, the Justice Department and the New Civil Liberties Alliance are battling it out in a separate 11th Circuit Court of Appeals case over whether the order leaves landlords powerless to take legal action to collect delinquent payments. It’s now up to the appellate court panel to determine if it’ll grant an injunction to suspend the moratorium set to expire at the end of the month, barring a new extension. That court decision could set a nationwide precedent with the case taking place in the same district as the center’s Atlanta headquarters, said New Civil Liberties Alliance attorney Caleb Kruckenberg. He represents four individual property owners and the 85,000-member National Apartment Association in the lawsuit. But whether the day of reckoning is in the coming weeks or months down the line, the billions of dollars in unpaid rent and mortgage

payments will have a lasting effect on many tenants and property owners. “It is going to be chaos, and it’s gonna be a problem that the CDC made,” Kruckenberg said. “What’s going to happen is all of these evictions that normally would have happened over the past nine months or 12 months or however long, they’re all going to happen all at once.” The CDC issued the order last year to protect renters so they would have a safe place to stay during the public health crisis. Last spring, Gov. Brian Kemp ordered most Georgians to stay home until easing many restrictions in May. And housing rights advocates have credited the moratorium with keeping a roof over the heads of millions of Americans at risk of becoming homeless. A competitive housing market only tightened since the pandemic, leaving people from a range of income brackets unable to afford rent and mortgage payments, said

Kimberly Skobba, associate professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at the University of Georgia. “People do tend to pay their rent or mortgage first because most people know they need to keep a roof over my head,” she said. “The problem is not having housing that is affordable for people across the spectrum.” But the vast majority of the federal government’s response—about $50 billion in rental assistance allocated by the U.S. Congress—has been delayed in getting into


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the hands of people who need it. “The problem with real assistance is it’s filtered through the state, there’s a lot of different requirements and paperwork, and only dribs and drabs are getting to the property owners,” Kruckenberg said. “What is getting out there is not nearly enough to pay for the back rent.” The pace of processing applications is picking up since the Georgia Legal Services Program began working with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in helping people apply for a rental assistance program. Renters have received more than $230,000 over the last couple of weeks, said Susan Reif, director of the Eviction Prevention Project at the Georgia Legal Services. It will take a while to gather enough data to figure out what long-term effects the pandemic will have on the housing market, Skobba said. “Rental assistance is always helpful in the situation it helps the landlords, it helps the tenants, but for people who are really in deep it’s hard to imagine a situation where they’re able to stay in their housing,” she said. Meanwhile, another economic whammy for renters who lost income is set to hit June 26 when Georgians will no longer receive $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. About 24% of Georgia renters and 9% of property owners say they are worried they could be evicted or have their property foreclosed within the next two months, according to an analysis from QuoteWizard, an insurance comparison platform. The majority of landlords are more momand-pop style operations with maybe a few rental properties to their name, Skobba said. “If they do have a mortgage on the property or properties, they’re going to be in the same boat as their tenants,” she said. f This article originally appeared in the Georgia Recorder.

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Transforming PENNY NOAH DOCUMENTS GENDER TRANSITION THROUGH PORTRAITURE By Jessica Smith arts@flagpole.com Penny Noah uses her camera as if it was an organ of her own body—sensing, processing and communicating with the world around her. Last fall through the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, for example, Noah presented “Masked/ Unmasked,” an exhibition and accompanying publication of black-and-white portraits that explored the nuances of facial expression and shared personal reflections on mask-wearing during the pandemic. Earlier this year at the Lyndon House Arts Center, several of her shots depicting activism and rallies were displayed in “Athens Together,” an exhibition that contemplated how street photography can help inform the understanding of social and political movements. In her newest exhibition “Transforming,” Noah shifts her creative focus from holding a mirror up to the public to investigating her own appearance and identity as she begins her gender transition. Triptychs combine portraits of herself as she is today with how she once was as David, while other old family photos are collaged to include her present self. Also a talented painter, illustrator and writer, Noah uses her artwork as a means of self-expression, documentation and affirmation. An opening reception for “Transforming” will be held at tiny ATH gallery on Friday, June 11 from 6–9 p.m. The gallery will host a virtual artist talk with Noah using Instagram Live (@tinyathgallery) on Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. In-person viewing is also available during Third Thursday on June 17 from 6–9 p.m. or by emailing tinyathgallery@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. Flagpole: For decades now, you’ve been using photography to capture, explore and engage with the world around you. What has it been like to turn the lens around and

document your own personal transformation through photography? Do you find selfies empowering? Penny Noah: For me, documenting the trans process is part of the process itself. Partly because making images is important to me, and partly because gender is often, too often, understood visually. So the intersection of gender and photography is powerful. And there’s a long history of that intersection, from Brassai to Nan Goldin to Cindy Sherman and beyond.

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Also, my photo skills (thank you, Photo­ shop!) help me see myself both as I am and as I want to be. It’s an opportunity to use the camera to ask questions about, reflect on, document and creatively explore my identity. Though I’m not too sure what “identity” means at this point. Sharing selfies online does seem to be part of the trans experience. They’re like the bitcoin of portraiture, equal and interchangeable in their function, which is to affirm the new self. Or maybe something like a religious token, dropped regularly at




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FP: Your triptychs and other past-andpresent portrait pairings demonstrate how dramatically your physical appearance has changed after starting HRT only a few months ago. What have been the most surprising or exciting aspects of your transition so far? PN: I’m pretty amazed that my elderly body can still be chemically persuaded to do hormonal tricks, and how quickly. It’s also amazing how subtle the changes can be while still triggering a new response to my appearance. I get “ma’am” about as often as I get “sir” in public encounters these days, and not always because I’m consciously presenting one way or the other. One of the best discoveries during transition has been a newfound sense of freedom from the binary restrictions of our culture. It’s possible to let go of the toxic


demands that gender roles impose on us, to move more freely in a human space rather than a male or female one. Perhaps it’s like drastically remodeling your house; where I once lived in a single small room, now I’m free to inhabit a dozen different rooms. This is real wealth. Transitioning is like what I imagine a religious conversion might be: Everything is changed, though everything is still the same—we just see the world in a new light. Or it’s like learning to speak a new language—at some point, you start to dream

in that language and the world is altered. Or maybe it’s like taking a powerful drug (actually, it is in fact the taking of a powerful drug) that expands the mind beyond the small categories in which we usually live. FP: A few of the works in “Transforming” depict old family photos that have been edited to include a recent portrait of you. What is it like to revisit these memories, and what role or purpose does manipulating these images serve? PN: Family photos have always been powerful documents to me; I keep a small bundle of them. Some of them seem genuinely interesting as photographs, but their real power is in the stored emotional energy they radiate. They rarely show me looking happy. Mostly I see evidence of a dysfunctional family in them, and clues about my developing dysphoria. Oddly enough, and this goes a long way to explaining my adult engagement with photography, looking at them reminds me of early emotional stress while also giving me a chance to engage that stress with greater maturity. Collaging current self-portraits into them lets me metaphorically offer a healing gesture to my past and present selves. “Trans” means “across,” and I believe that the trans process crosses more than genders. FP: Your experience is unique in that you began your transition at an older age. Are there any reflections on age you’d like to share? PN: Starting this transition at age 70 has been both delirious flight and utter folly. But then, the best things in life are always like that. There’s a lot about transitioning that would be best done in youth, but making the leap in old age has many advantages. My spouse is very supportive, as are my adult children. I know many younger trans folks who have lost families and marriages. These relationships would have needed more and trickier negotiation 30 years ago. I’m retired, so I don’t have to worry about earning a living during the transformation. I know myself better today than I did when I was 20—well, everyone does—and can be more sure that I’m on the right track. Also, I’m transitioning from a 70-year-old male persona to a 70-year-old female one, and not trying to look like anything but that. f


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Why Are Men Such Creeps? ADVICE FOR ATHENS’ LOOSE AND LOVELORN By Bonita Applebum advice@flagpole.com I am a first-year female college student studying performance arts. To unwind, I went downtown on Friday night. Why do men (drunkard frat guys, bouncers, etc.) have to grope me, or a weird white dude who obviously thinks I am part of the bar because I know the owner? Not every woman wants to be looked at like a piece of meat. We are not your honey, sugar or lean-on to impress your friends. Don’t Touch Me There Hey DTMT, I can’t speak for men at all, but I can share my attitude and approach to unwanted advances when I’m out. I think that sexism and chauvinism run deep in American culture, and

handle the situation. Watching my friend be constantly mocked, torn down and sniped at by his significant other has been really difficult and conflicting. I mean, we can all see the hurt look on his face when she makes those jokes and comments at his expense, but he never says anything to her about it around us, and nothing seems to change between them. I’m not sure how to broach the topic with my friend because I don’t want to stick my nose into his relationship, but at the same time, he deserves so much better than to be put down like this by someone who supposedly loves him. I’ve talked to some of our mutual friends, and they all think that she crosses a line with the jokes, but no one else seems keen on saying anything or intervening. Is

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especially in college culture, and that we have to accept that they are systemic issues in order to react properly to them. It’s natural to question the morals of a person who gropes you without consent, but I’m not so naive that I assume basic human decency out of straight men cruising at a bar where even the bouncers hit on the underage women present. Make eye contact with your harasser and tell them to leave you alone. Do not be afraid to tell a man no and to enforce your boundaries. And I know you’re in college and you wanna party, but I cannot in good conscience recommend any drinking establishments to a freshman who is most likely under 21. The cool townie spots would card you, keep your fake ID and ban you from the premises, as they should. Hey Bonita! So, my friend’s partner has been, to put it nicely, kind of a dick to him lately, and it’s really starting to bother me and some of our mutual friends. It seems like every time we are around them together, she makes some kind of disparaging or mocking comment at him. It started out sounding like a joke, but over time the comments seem to get meaner and more pointed. It’s gotten to the point where our mutual friends are noticing how mean the comments are getting, but none of us know how to

there a way I can respectfully and considerately talk to my friend that doesn’t come off as an attack on his partner or cost me the friendship? Is this even something I should bring up to him? Conflicted and Concerned Hey C&C, I have been in this exact position before, and this is how I handled it: I told my friend that I love them and can’t stand to see them torn down in front of me. They agreed that their partner could be inappropriate, but did not take my position seriously until I told them that I no longer wanted to hang around them both together. I made it clear that I was still their friend, but that their partner was no longer welcome around me because their behavior reminded me of an abuser from my past. Of course, things were awkward, but I still had my friend, and I like to think that their breakup soon after was set into motion by a loved one drawing a hard boundary around their partner’s messy mouth. Maybe your friend will be motivated to finally broach the issue if you avoid confronting their partner themselves while also making it clear that their behavior is unacceptable. f

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JoE Silva of ‘Athens 441’ Stays Dialed In PLUS, MORE MUSIC NEWS AND GOSSIP By Gordon Lamb threatsandpromises@flagpole.com FOR YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION: Funds are still being collected

to support the family of Bloodkin’s Danny Hutchens. Although approaching its goal of $50,000, the fundraiser is still short of that goal and could use some amplification and reiteration. When Hutchens passed May 9, he not only left behind a staggering legacy as a musician, songwriter and recording artist but also his two children. Please help if you can and, even if you can’t, please spread the word. Please see gofundme.com/f/hutchens-family-fund for all other information. TURN IT UP OR TURN IT OFF: Amplify My Community and Aubrey


Entertainment have teamed up to present Amplify Athens Saturday, June 12 at Southern Brewing Company. The event runs from noon to 11 p.m., and featured acts are Drivin N Cryin, John Moreland, Lera Lynn, T. Hardy Morris, S.G. Goodman, Jay Gulley & JoJo Glidewell, Claire Campbell, Austin Darnell and Mike Killeen. This is a damn solid lineup and I fully expect the day to be packed. If you go, please carpool or get dropped off or something. Proceeds will benefit Family Connection-Communities In Schools. Early bird sales happened a while back, so the extra-cheap tix are long gone. Going forward, tickets are $45 in advance and $50 day of show. Congratulations to everyone involved with this worthy event. Have a ball, y’all. For more information please see amplifyathens.org, amplifymycommunity. org, fc-cis.org and facebook.com/ JoE Silva AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA.

DIALED IN: You know who does good work? JoE Silva, that’s

who. It’s been forever since I mentioned his radio program “Athens 441” (which is itself a continuation of his decades-long program “Just Off the Radar”), so it’s time. It broadcasts Friday nights at 9 p.m. via WUGA 91.7 and 94.5 FM. While locally produced and hosted, its scope is quite broad and each episode has a featured guest. Most recently, guests have included Martin Atkins (Public Image Ltd, Ministry, et al), Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) and Dave Davies (The Kinks). Each show is available for streaming as well. For more information and a huge collection of past shows, please see athens441.org.

SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: Sweetearthflying, a one-man project courtesy of Michael Pierce (Wet Garden, Leisure Service),

has a new release out on Null Zone titled Return To Whatever. These nine improvisational tracks were recorded directly to stereo and Pierce used both guitar and controlled modular instruments for this. The record is meditative in its own way but, personally, I still have physical issues with modulating sound as it makes me nauseated and disoriented. That said, these effects are not terribly extreme here. The most traditionally enjoyable track is the 12-minute-plus “Motel Perpendicular,” which lends itself most readily to the album’s descriptor of being “for mind/body sound bathing.” Find this at nullzone.bandcamp.com. OCTAFISH FINGERS: I’ve no idea who is behind Space Dust Surfer and its new self-titled release, but I’d rather listen to this than ever read the inscrutable and silly liner notes that accompany it. I mean, hey, if you want to attribute your music to “a transcendent other” who “passes over you” then go right ahead, but it’s a real task trying to take anything like that seriously. Thankfully, the tunes themselves are decently jagged shards of instrumentalism that bring to mind Athens’ own Garbage Island as well as others, such as Frank Zappa’s very early work, Captain Beefheart and The Hampton Grease Band. Of course, all those examples are somewhat specialized tastes and outside the norm of what traditionalists call rock-n-roll, but whatever. Check this out at spacedustsurfer.bandcamp. com. ONE MAN’S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN’S ISBN:

You know those band/show flyers you’ve got stuffed into boxes and stored away for no good reason? Well, longtime Chunklet Magazine publisher Henry Owings—an art director for multiple high-level projects and boxed sets (Pylon, Hüsker Dü, Unwound and more)—would like to borrow them. He’s currently working on compiling material for two books: one featuring Athens flyers from 1975-2000 and one featuring Atlanta flyers from 1975-2005. The parameters of interest are very broad and can include any type of artwork and any size group from micro-audience hand-drawn things to huge-crowd professionally done things. As far as the care and feeding of your collection goes, Owings will pick up and return immediately, and his bona fides as an archivist are well established. He can be contacted via henry@chunklet. com or 404-423-6547. Publication dates for each are still TBA, but that’s life. f

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record review Serena Scibelli: Reflections (Independent) Rather than gazing inward, Italian violinist Serena Scibelli positioned the creation of her solo album as an opportunity to stay connected to the outside world during the pandemic by commissioning new works from five different composers. Reflections is interspersed with three of Bach’s canonical sonatas, yet best demonstrates the virtuoso’s interest in the interplay between classical music and contemporary life through how the selections challenge her instrument’s traditions. Ashley Floyd wrote “Bind” after feeling inspired by the physical shapes and movements a violinist’s hand makes on the fingerboard, and drawing a parallel between this process and the practice of yoga as the body moves between various positions of stress and relaxation—an idea explored as Scibelli remains audibly mindful of her inhales and exhales. With the comforting nostalgia brought by Massenet’s timeless “Méditation de Thaïs” in mind, fellow violinist Annie Leeth—who also served as the album’s sound engineer—wrote “If I May,” a passionate melody that showcases Scibelli’s lush lyricism supported above a web of synthesizers and electronics. “A Little Song” by local composer Kathryn Koopman, “Around Me” by Mississippi-based composer Hannah Heaton and “Love in the Time of COVID-19” by Boston-area composer Melika M. Fitzhugh all present distinct, emotional responses to the current times. [Jessica Smith]

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Art ARTIST-IN-ATHICA RESIDENCIES AND 2022 EXHIBITS (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) Residencies provide administrative support, exhibition and performance facilities, and a small stipend. The gallery is also accepting proposals for exhibits in 2022. Deadline June 30. www. athica.org/call-for-entries CALL FOR ARTISTS (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) Local artists and curators can submit proposals for the CCVC Gallery throughout 2021. getartistic@ccbeerco.com, www.getcurious.com/get-artistic/ call-for-artists CALL FOR ENTRIES (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) The gallery’s 2021 juried exhibition will be “Light,” juried by Matt Porter, curator at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta. Seeking contemporary art in all media that explores or references light. Prizes awarded. Exhibition runs Aug. 28–Oct. 3. Submission deadline July 5 at 11:59 p.m. www.athica.org/ updates/light-call JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is seeking artist submitted videos, short films, skits, performances, interviews and more to share with a weekly livestream audience. Open to ideas, collaborations and artist residencies. www. jokerjokertv.com/submit

QUARTERLY ARTIST GRANTS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Arts Council offers quarterly grants of $500 to local organizations, artists and events that connect the arts to the community in meaningful and sustainable ways. Deadlines are June 15, Sept. 15, Dec. 15 and Mar. 15. www.athensarts.org/grants

Classes BLACKSMITHING CLASSES (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Comer) “Build a Throwing Tomahawk” is held June 26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $175. “Forge Grilling Forks” is held July 10 or Aug. 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. “Basic Blacksmithing: First Time at the Forge” is held July 31, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. “Forge a Fire Poker with Decorative Handle” is held Aug. 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. “Forge a Bottle Opener” is held Aug. 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. greenhowhandmade@gmail.com, www.greenhowhandmade.com DEDICATED MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS (Online) Weekly Zoom meditations are offered every Saturday at 8:30–9:30 a.m. Email for details. jaseyjones@gmail.com HOW TO HUMAN: IMPROV COMEDY WORKSHOP (Nimbl, 160 Winston Dr. #9) Take this fun weekly improv workshop to reboot your hard drive. All skill levels welcome. Learn or practice the exercises and games that turn everyday interactions into funny

art around town ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) On view in the Quiet Gallery, “My Aging Face: A Conversation on Aging, Beauty and Refining Norms for Women Over 40” features photos of women who posted close-ups of their faces on Instagram along with short descriptions of what they saw and how they felt. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) The Artist-in-ATHICA residency series presents Gabrielle Sinclair of the Storyhound Theatrical Detective Agency. Open studio hours are June 9, 16 and 23 from 4–6 p.m. Family Day: Bubble Worlds for ages 3–10 is held June 12, 1–3:30 p.m. “This Little Light” for ages 3 and under is held June 19 at 11 a.m. Online artist talk is held June 23 at 7 p.m. On view through July 26. • “Postcards from the Future” is an online exhibition and fundraiser of postcards designed by emerging artists. Visit athica.org. ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Photographer Cindy Karp presents “Pandemic Portraits.” Through June 25. CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING CO. (271 W. Hancock Ave.) “Respite” presents abstract paintings by Abby Kacen, a cartoonist, illustrator, muralist, chalk artist and founder of Keep It Weird Art Collective. Through June 20. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Tom Hancock presents a collection of mixed media acrylic paintings that incorporate found objects. Through July 1. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Lisa Lecorchik. Through June. GALLERY AT HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “Athens Facades” presents Mike Landers’ photographs of buildings downtown and in Five Points at dark between 2000–2002. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism.” Through June 13. • “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection” represents three generations of artists dating from the 1940s. Through Sept. 26. • “Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt.” Through Sept. 26. • “Power and Piety in 17th-Century Spanish Art.” Through Nov. 28. • “Whitman, Alabama” features 23 of 52 films from journalist, photographer and filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s ongoing documentary project of the same name. Through Dec. 12. • “Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley” shares approximately 30 lithographs inspired by landscape, human figures and the natural world. Through



scenes. Every Sunday through June, 6 p.m. Donations accepted. kelly.petronis@gmail.com, www. flyingsquidcomedy.com LINE DANCING (Bogart Community Center) Beginner and intermediate line dancing lessons are led by David and Linda. June 8, 6:30 p.m. $5. Ljoyner1722@att.net MINDFULNESS PRACTICE EVENINGS (Online) Discuss and practice how to change your relationship with difficult thoughts and emotions. Email for the Zoom link. Second Friday of the month, 6–7 p.m. FREE! mfhealy@bellsouth.net ZOOM YOGA (Online) Rev. Elizabeth Alder offers “Off the Floor Yoga” (chair and standing) on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and “Easy on the Mat” yoga classes on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Ongoing classes are $5/class or $18/month. 706-612-8077, ommmever@yahoo.com

Events A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (UGA Founders Garden) UGA Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Bring a blanket or chair for a special performance in the garden. June 10–11, 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.ugatheatre.com ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) “Book Us! One-on-One Computer Tutorials” are held Thursdays at 9 a.m. The ACC Library and Athens Historical Society present speakers Julie

Weise, Yamileth Rodriguez and Oscar Chamosa to discuss “History of Latinx Immigration in the Southeast.” June 8, 6 p.m. “Foundation Directory Essential” discusses how to search for grant opportunities on June 10 at 4 p.m. OverBooked Book Club discusses Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner on June 10 at 6:30 p.m. In-Person Computer Classes at 10 a.m. cover Google Drive and Docs (June 15), Google Photos (June 22) and Google Maps (June 29). “Search Our Archive” is held June 15 at 3:30 p.m. “Talking About Books” discusses The Spy Wore Red by Aline, Countess of Romanones on June 16 at 10:30 a.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive is held June 16 at 12:30 p.m. ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Family Day To-Go: Art of Antiquity” is held June 10–13. “Morning Mindfulness via Zoom” is held June 11 at 9:30 a.m. “Art + Wellness Studio via Zoom” is held June 13 at 2 p.m. “Artful Conversation: Saint Catherine of Alexandria” is held June 16 at 1 p.m. ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Bishop Park) The season will run Saturdays through Dec. 18, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m. athensfarmers market.net ATHENS SHOWGIRL CABARET (Sound Track Bar) The cabaret celebrates National Pride Month all weekend long with nightly performances. Friday’s theme is “Gay Icon” and Saturday’s theme is “PRIDE.” June 25–26, 7 p.m. www. athensshowgirlcabaret.com ATHENTIC’S BIRTHDAY BASH (Athentic Brewing Company) DJ Osmose spins vinyl on the patio on June 25 at 7 p.m. An early bird VIP tasting event will offer access to special release anniversary beers

Aug. 15. • “Echoes from Abroad: American Art from the Collection of Barbara Guillaume.” Through Aug. 15. • “Hands and Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics” includes works by some of 20thand 21st-century Japan’s most important artists. Through Aug. 15. • “In Dialogue: Artists, Mentors, Friends: Ronald Lockett and Thornton Dial Sr.” focuses on one work by each artist to examine their friendship and compare their creative approaches. Through Nov. 28. GLASSCUBE@INDIGO (500 College Ave.) A recipient of an Arts in Community Resilience Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, local fashion designer Tabitha Fielteau presents “Nouveau Bridal,” a collection of handmade dresses. Through June. HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) “Summer Dream” features paintings by Susie Burch. Through Aug. 23. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) The 46th annual Juried Exhibition features 161 works by 116 local artists selected by juror Hallie Ringle of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Through June 26. • On view in the lobby case, Jourdon Joly presents a collection of cast resin ice cream cones. Through June 26. • Collections from our Community presents Arthur Johnson’s (of the Bar-B-Q Killers) shark collection, which he has been building since the early ‘80s. Through June 26. • Curated by La Ruchala Murphy and featuring the works of Black artists living in the South, “#NotAStereotype” challenges the labels and limitations perceived about race, nationality, gender, ability and sexual orientation. Through June 24. • Will Eskridge’s “Endless Party: A Collection of Party Animals” offers a celebratory look at outcast animals like bats, snakes and raccoons. The show includes to-go maps for a scavenger hunt at Bear Hollow Zoo and Memorial Park. Through July 24. • AJ Aremu presents a large-scale installation for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “The 125th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Home of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center” explores the Romanesque Revival building that was built as a graded schoolhouse in 1895 and became a regional cultural center in 1976. Through June. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest) “Michael Ross: Foothills” features lush depictions of forests, fields, wetlands, birds and people. Artist talk June 11 at 11 a.m. Part of the North Georgia Arts Tour June 11–13. Closing reception Aug. 19 from 5–7 p.m.

on June 26 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $30 (Tickets required), followed by performances by Jay Memory (5:30 p.m.) and The Modern Pin-Ups (8:30 p.m.). Anniversary festivities also include a performance by The Orange Constant and a release of a special collaboration beer on June 27, 5:30–10 p.m. $10. www.athenticbrewing.com BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) KnitLits Knitting Group is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. Virtual Booktalks are held June 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. “Midsummer Lanterns” is an adult workshop for turning Mason jars into multi-colored hanging lanterns. June 22 at 1 p.m. www.athenslibrary.org CINÉ DRIVE-IN (Former General Time/Westclox Lot, 100 Newton Bridge Rd.) Ciné will host weekly drive-in movies on Tuesdays with food trucks and concessions. Upcoming films include Selena, Creed, Jurassic Park and Singin’ In the Rain. www.athenscine.com COW PLOP JAM (Bethany United Methodist, Jefferson) This live music festival and community fundraiser benefits the American Cancer Society. Activities include craft vendors, bounce houses, raffles, games, face painting, a petting zoo, food vendors and a cow plop game. June 12, 2–8 p.m. www. bethanyumc.net JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION (West Broad Farmers Market and Garden) Celebrate Juneteenth with live music, poetry and performances. June 19, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. www. athenslandtrust.org JUNETEENTH ON THE BLOCK (585 Vine St.) Farm to Neighborhood presents a Juneteenth celebration with food, vendors and family-friendly fun. Live music by Cassie Chantel. June 19, 4–8 p.m. MARIGOLD MARKET (Pittard Park, Winterville) Celebrate with live music by Dodd Ferrelle and kids activities. Vendors will offer local produce, prepared and baked goods, and arts and crafts. Season runs every Saturday through Dec.

11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. marigoldmarket winterville@gmail.com SABACHA NIGHT (Trappeze Pub) Salsa, Bachata and Cha-Cha-Cha. Lessons held 7-8:30 p.m. followed by dancing until midnight. Music by DJ LaDarius. June 10. $8–10. SHOWDOWN AT THE EQUATOR (Flicker Theatre & Bar) A disillusioned lawyer uses his bone-crushing kung-fu to punish evil-doers to the dismay of a righteous cop in the thrilling Hong Kong actioner Righting Wrongs. June 21, 8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.om/showdown attheequator SOUTHERN STAR STUDIO OPEN GALLERY (Southern Star Studio) Southern Star Studio is a working, collective ceramics studio, established by Maria Dondero in 2016. The gallery contains members’ work, primarily pottery. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.southern starstudioathens.com STAR SPANGLED CLASSIC (Ben Epps Airport) Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display. Fireworks will be viewable from Lexington, Cherokee and Gaines School Roads. Parking at Satterfield Park opens at 7 p.m. July 3, 9:30 p.m. www.accgov.com/fireworks SUNDAY FUNDAY (Rabbit Hole Studios) This community gathering is for playing drums, singing songs, playing ping pong and board games, reading books, doing yoga, making art and more. Every Sunday, 6 p.m.–12 a.m. Acoustic song/drum circle runs 6–9 p.m. followed by games in the grand hall. Donations accepted. Memberships offering access to the musical museum and private lounge are also available for $16/month. www. rabbitholestudios.org ‘TIL BETH DO US PART (Elbert Theatre, Elberton) Encore Productions presents a Jones, Hope & Wooten comedy about marriage. June 11–12, 7 p.m. June 6 & 13, 2 p.m. $11–16. tking@cityofelberton.net TOMATOES AT TERRAPIN (Terrapin Brewery) The 11th annual event features live music by the Green Flag

OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through August. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) “Art From the Garden” shares acrylic, oil, watercolor, graphite, color pencil and pastel works created on-site at the garden by the Athens Area Plein Air Painters. Through July 16. • Dortha Jacobson shares a collection of 25 paintings, many of which are scenes from the garden or were created with the local Athens Plein Air Painters. Through June 20. STEFFEN THOMAS MUSEUM OF ART (4200 Bethany Rd., Buckhead) “Healing Our Humanity: Finding Hope, Love and Unity” presents works by Margaret C. Brown, Zerric Clinton, Oliver Enwonwu, Andrae Green and Nnamdi Okonkwo. Through July 10. TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) In “Transforming,” Penny Noah presents a collections of self-portraits, paintings and drawings that document and explore her gender transition. Opening reception June 11 from 6–9 p.m. Virtual artist talk on Instagram Live (@tinyathgallery) on June 15 at 7:30 p.m. Open 3Thurs June 17 from 6–9 p.m. Email tinyathgallery@ gmail.com for a private viewing appointment. UGA MAIN LIBRARY (320 S. Jackson St.) “Georgia Trailblazers: Honoring the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at UGA” chronicles the historic events of 1961 when Hamilton Holmes and Charlene Hunter became the first African American students admitted to the university. UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES (300 S. Hull St.) “Making Space: Fighting for Inclusion, Building Community at UGA” chronicles the journey of students advocating for racial and social justice on campus. Through July 2. • “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” presents original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as findings from students’ in-depth studies. Through Aug. 26. • The new Ted Turner Exhibition Hall and Gallery showcases CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner’s life and legacy through memorabilia, photographs and other items. • “New Again: Selections from the Rare Book Vault” includes examples of handmade tomes dating back centuries, as well as contemporary books that combine centuries-old techniques with a modern aesthetic. Through Aug. 27. WILLSON CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES AND ARTS (Online) As part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts, the Willson Center presents “Shelter Projects,” a virtual exhibition of over 30 projects created by graduate students or community practitioners who reflect pandemic experiences through the arts. Visit willson.uga.edu.

Photographer and digital artist Cindy Karp presents “Pandemic Portraits” at the ATHICA@Ciné Gallery through June 25. Band and fresh tomato sandwiches. Proceeds benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic. July 17, 4–7 p.m. simrankm 2001@gmail.com TRIAL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE (1030 W. Green St.) Tour the garden, hear live music and find cool plants to take home. June 12, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $5 suggested donation. ugatrial.hort.uga.edu TRIVIA AT ATHENTIC (Athentic Brewing Co.) Win beer tabs and other prizes. Second Monday of the month, 7 p.m. athenticbrewing.com VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION: SEEN/UNSEEN (Online) Written and edited by Christopher R. Lawton, Laura E. Nelson and Randy L. Reid, Seen/Unseen documents the people enslaved by the Cobb-Lamar family. Email for link. July 27, 6 p.m. annan@uga.edu VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE (Ross Medical Education Center) Chat virtually with an advisor about how to get an online degree and start a career in

fields like dental assisting, nursing, veterinary technician and more. July 9, 12–5 p.m. www.rosseducation. edu WEST BROAD FARMERS MARKET (300 S. Rocksprings St.) The market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5 p.m. to Thursday at 1 p.m., with a drive-through (or walk/bike-through) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. wbfm.locallygrown.net

Kidstuff ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) Virtual storytimes are offered via Facebook weekdays at 10:30 a.m. “Goodnight Firefly” is held June 15 at 3 p.m. “Balloon Animal Adventures” is held June 16 at 3 p.m. “You Are a Lion: A Yoga Parade of Animals” is held June 29 at 3 p.m. “Chu’s Day at the Beach” is held June 30 at 3

p.m. www.facebook.com/athens childrens ART CAMPS FOR PROMISING YOUNG ARTISTS (KA Artist Shop) One week, in-person camps are offered for ages 12–15. Camps run through July. www.kaartist.com BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) Anime Night for grades 6–12 is held June 15 at 6 p.m. “Furry Farm Friends” for ages 2–8 is held at the library on June 16 at 11 a.m. “Virtual Storytime with Ms. Donna” is held June 17 at 10:30 a.m. www.athenslibrary.org CAMP FOXFIRE (Foxfire Woods and Farm) Ages 5–12 can enjoy outdoor play, learn about arm life and discover local plants. $125/ week. Ages 13–17 participate in activities focusing on leadership, service, agriculture and animal husbandry. $25/week. Weekly sessions run Mondays–Fridays until July 16, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. foxfire woodsandfarm@gmail.com, www. foxfirewoodsandfarm.com CROSSOVER SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP/LEAGUE (2501 Hebron Church Rd., Winder) For ages 9-15. Camp held June 14–18, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. $170. League held June 21–26, 4–6 p.m. and June 26, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. $100. Combined program June 14–26, $250. 678622-0705, stevesevers@mac.com DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) The class will entail collage cut and paste assemblage by deconstructing ephemera in order to reconstruct a new narrative by the students following a theme each week. For ages 12–18. Thursdays, July 1–22, 1-4 p.m. $85–100. www.ocaf.com/learn GRAND SLAM SUMMER PROGRAM (Lay Park) Evenings include games, giveaways, guest speakers, life enrichment activities, music, refreshments, sports and more. For ages 11–17. Fridays in June–July, 7–10 p.m. www.accgov.com/ grandslam OCAF SUMMER ART CAMP (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Themes include board game bonding (June 14–18), STEM (June 21–25), around the world in five days (July 6–9), working stronger together (July 12–16), rainforest discoveries (July 19–23) and mosaic madness (July 26–30). www.ocaf.com

SUMMER CAMP SEASON (Multiple Locations) The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department hosts summer camps for children and teens in art, nature education, sports and theater. Scholarships available. www.accgov.com/camps, www.accgov.com/myrec SWIM PROGRAMS (Bishop Park, East Athens Community Center & Lay Park) ACC Leisure Services offers swim lessons for children. $33–50. The kinderswim program for 5-year-old children meets three times a week for three weeks for free. www.accgov.com/myrec TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is now offering free, live online tutoring via tutor.com for students K-12, plus college students and adult learners. Daily, 2–9 p.m. athenslibrary.org VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Camp themes include woodland fairy and gnomes, textile and fiber arts, circus, pen pals, mini museum, rebel girls, flower gardens and more. Register online. $200/camp. www. treehousekidandcraft.com

Live Music AMPLIFY ATHENS (Southern Brewing Company) Amplify My Community and Aubrey Entertainment present performances by Drivin N Cryin, John Moreland, Lera Lynn, S.G. Goodman, T. Hardy Morris, Jay Gulley and JoJo Glidewell, Claire Campbell, Austin Darnell and Mike Killeen. Proceeds benefit Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens. June 12, 12 p.m.–11 p.m. $35+. www.sobrew co.com FRONT PORCH BOOK STORE (102 Marigold Lane, Winterville) Enjoy free free concerts on the lawn. The lineup includes Vagablonde (June 12), Making Strange and Janet and the Blue Dogs (June 19) and Adam Klein featuring Adam Poulin (June 26). Shows held at 6 p.m. jmazzucc @uga.edu GEORGIA LEGENDS CONCERT (John W. Swails Center Auditorium, Royston) Glen Templeton performs. Aug. 28, 7–10 p.m., $25–35. www. legendsconcert.org HIP-HOP PIT STOP (Live Wire Athens) This month-long residency features DJs, featured performances

and open mics (submit song by prior Sunday) every Wednesday from 8–11 p.m. GA Pro Night features DJ Kountry and Kxng Blanco on June 9. MMR Night features DJ Sean Swift and Ant Da Ripper on June 16. Volumes Night features DJ Bob Fish and Trvy on June 23. ALE Night features DJ Chief Rocka on June 30. www.livewireathens.com INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT AND PICNIC (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) Enjoy a free concert of traditional patriotic music by the Classic City Band. Bring picnic baskets and chairs. July 3, 7 p.m. www.mmcc-arts.org INNOVATION AMPHITHEATER (Winder) Streetfighting Band and Brotherhood play June 5. Chi-town Transit Authority and Gold Standard Band play June 26. Marshall Tucker Band plays July 3. End Of The Line and Frankly Scarlet play July 24. Skynfolks and Across the Wide play Aug. 20. Interstellar Echoes and The Mad Hatters play Sept. 10. www. innovationamphitheater.com INTERNATIONAL GRILL & BAR (1155 Mitchell bridge Rd.)The Splitz Band performs June 25 at 7 p.m. All ages. www.facebook.com/ IGNAthensGA JAKE SHIMABUKURO (Classic Center Theatre) Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro performs with bassist Jackson Waldhoff and guitarist Dave Preston. June 13. $35–45. www. classiccenter.com NO. 3 RAILROAD (Arnoldsville) Karaoke is held June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Open mic is held June 13 at 4:30 p.m. www.3railroad.org THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY (Festival Hall, Greensboro) The Jazz Legacy Project performs Billie Holiday’s songs. June 24, 7:30 p.m. www.festivalhall ga.com NIGHTSHADE FAMILY X WAVECRAFT COLLECTIVE (Rabbit Hole Studios) NightShade Family, an Athens underground electronic record label and event production company, teams up with the SC-based Wavecraft Collective for a night of music with Chark, DeltaV, M3WT, Sypharix and Shibari. June 11, i p.m. $20. www.facebook.com/ goodnightshade PICKIN’ ON THE GREENE (Downtown Greensboro) This free summer concert features sets by John Dunn and the Jazzmen, Pullin’ Strings,

and Tim Cadiere and Washboard Road Band. June 18, 6–10 p.m. www.facebook.com/downtown greensboroga PORTERHOUSE GRILL (459 E. Broad St.) Enjoy dinner and some smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. www.porterhouseathens.com SOUTHERN BREWING CO. (231 Collins Industrial Blvd.) Sunday Trivia with Solo Entertainment Sundays at 5 p.m. New Madrid, Monsoon and Wieuca play June 10. Eddie Ray Arnold and Jacob Kitchens play June 11. Hayride, Shehehe and Larry’s Homework play June 19. Funk Brotherhood and The Four Fathers play June 25. www. sobrewco.com

Support Groups RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery Dharma) This peer-led support group offers a Buddhist-inspired path to recovery from any addiction. Visit the website for info about Zoom meetings. Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. FREE! www.athensrecovery dharma.org SEX ADDICTS ANONYMOUS (Email for Location) Athens Downtown SAA offers a message of hope to anyone who suffers from a compulsive sexual behavior. www.athensdowntownsaa.com ZOOM INN (Online) Nuçi’s Space holds weekly meetings on Thursdays for people to drop by and say hi virtually. Email lesly@nuci.org

Word on the Street KACCB 2021 LITTER INDEX (Athens, GA) Help Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful by completing a 30-minute survey using the UGA Debris Tracker app. Deadlune July 16. www.accgov.com/litterindex OLLI MEMBERSHIP (Athens, GA) Join OLLI@UGA, a dynamic learning and social community for adults 50 and up that offers classes, shared interest groups, social activities and events. www.olli.uga.edu TOUR DE COOP, CHICKEN COOP TOUR OF HOMES (Online) Sweet Olive Farm hosts a virtual selfguided tour of eight local chicken coops. Now available through summer. $15. www.sweetolivefarm.org/ products/tdc f



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VOICE LESSONS: Experienced teacher (25+ years) retired from day job, ready to expand studio. Ages 12–90+, all genres. Contact stacie. court@gmail.com or 706-4249516.

Apparel and poster screen printing company RubySue Graphics is looking for a full-time printing press assistant. Located just 2.5 miles from downtown Athens. Must be able to multitask, have a good eye for detail and be able to lift 40lbs. Work hours Mon–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. w/ hour lunch break. Contact jobs@ rubysuegraphics.com to set up an on-site interview and more information.


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Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. 706-3699428. Advertise your music related service in the Flagpole Classifieds! Email class@flagpole. com or call 706-549-0301 today!

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Alternative Energy Southeast is currently seeking careerminded, experienced electricians and general labor. As one of GA’s oldest solar power companies, AES provides solar PV and battery backup systems to homes and businesses throughout the state. AES provides its employees with a full health benefits package including medical/dental/vision/ life. We also provide employees with education and training, PTO, and a clear roadmap to follow for future advancement within the company. If you’re interested in learning more about our team, have questions, or wish to apply, please send your resume to info@ altenergyse.com. Get paid to type! Hiring for both remote and in-office work. Create your own schedule for rolling two-week periods. Openings for both career track and part-time track. We are proud to be a safe space employer. E-mail athrecruiting@copytalk. com for full job posting or visit www.ctscribes.com to learn more. Pay based on productivity $9–14 hourly. UberPrints is now hiring for multiple positions! Both full and part-time positions available. For more information and applications, go to uberprints.com/ company/jobs Find employees by advertising in the Flagpole Classifieds! Email class@flagpole.com or call 706-549-0301 today!

OPPORTUNITIES Come join other preschool teachers at Emmanuel Episcopal Day School from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Please use emmanuelathens.org to apply and send resumes to day school@emmanuelathens.org.

Experienced kitchen help needed. Bring resume or fill out an application at George’s Lowcountry Table. No phone calls please. 420 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606 Mike Wheeler Landscape. Landscaping/gardening positions available. Good pay w/ experience. Part-time. Flexible hours. Call Mike Wheeler: 706202-0585, mwwheeler1963@ gmail.com

All Georgians over the age of 16 are eligible to be vaccinated! Call 888457-0186 or go to www.publichealthathens.com for more information.

Looking for Athens-area Uber or Lyft driver who would like three to five guaranteed rides a week (each about 1.5–2 hrs, including paid waiting time), scheduled in advance. 404-431-3139

PART-TIME Condor Chocolates is seeking a part-time Sales Assistant. Flexible hours with room to grow. Visit condorchocolates.com/careers for details.

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MESSAGES Happy Birthday Laura Grace Conroy! We recall how you’d laugh while tripping down the stairs and exclaim, “Guess I don’t fit my middle name!” But when you soared so gracefully overhead on the trapeze or silks at Canopy Studios, your middle name was perfect. After the show was over, members of the audience would often tell us, “Your daughter seems to know how to defy gravity.” Now Earth’s gravity no longer holds you. So we’ll send all of our birthday wishes and hugs to you on moonbeams and starlight. (The moon will be a waxing crescent on June 15.) We love you and miss you every day. Happy 30th Birthday to our graceful girl!

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