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are getting ready to demolish a portion of Bethel Homes to make way for a public-private affordable housing complex. Columbia Residential and the AHA briefed Athens-Clarke County commissioners on the demolition at a work session last week. It will be done in phases, starting with the northwestern portion of the propBy Blake Aued, Jessica Luton and Rebecca McCarthy erty just north of downtown. About 30 residents currently living there will be moved COVID-19 data for Clarke County contininto different apartments onsite or into July 12, the rate of administration was less ued to show an increase in new cases and public housing elsewhere, with all expenses than 1% of the doses they had on hand. hospitalizations last week as the Delta paid by the AHA. Children whose families While UGA will likely administer more variant spreads. According to public health move will be allowed to stay in their school doses as students come back to campus, experts, the rise in new cases and hospiwhile work is underway, and all residents that still leaves many students who won’t talization is particularly prevalent among will be able to return to the new developbe fully protected for the first weeks of the those who have not been vaccinated. ment while paying the same rent. semester. Clarke County saw new cases of COVID“The sentiment we [heard] was that a lot For K-12 students, public health experts 19 nearly double last week. There were 95 of folks are ready for change,” said Christina are particularly concerned about the start new cases total, according to the Georgia Davis of Columbia Residential. Residents of the school year and the lack of protocols Department of Public Health, with 74 new “have been involved,” Commissioner Ovita and protections in place. Children, especonfirmed cases and an additional 21 posiThornton said, “but there is still some cially those under 12 who are not yet eligitive antigen tests. That was up from 55 new ble for the vaccine, are still at risk. edginess.” cases two weeks ago and just nine That’s because Athens has a four weeks ago. history of taking Black people’s The seven-day moving average homes dating back to the Lyndon increased from 5.9 daily new cases Johnson administration’s urban to 10.4 as of July 23. In total, there renewal programs in the 1960s. have been 13,111 confirmed cases Bethel itself was built on top of a and 2,304 positive antigen tests in neighborhood called The Bottom as Clarke County since the pandemic part of a project that extended to began last year. the federal building in what used to At UGA, there were 12 positive be the Lickskillet neighborhood off cases for the week of July 12-18, Dougherty Street. Around the same but UGA’s positive tests are self-retime, UGA razed the Linnentown ported, and there were only 148 neighborhood off Baxter Street to surveillance tests done for the make way for dormitories. week. Linnentown has recently The increase in cases is having gained attention because formore of an impact on Athens area mer residents successfully won hospitals than previous weeks, with acknowledgment and a promise of three additional hospitalizations reparations from the ACC governand one new death from COVIDment, although UGA has declined 19 last week among Clarke County to participate in the effort. Last residents. In Northeast Georgia’s week, the Linnentown Project’s Mercer University microbiology professor Amber Schmidtke. Region E, which includes Athens Hattie Thomas Whitehead wrote hospitals that serve many of the to UGA President Jere Morehead surrounding counties, 35 patients were “Their best hope at protection is that the questioning his silence and demanding that hospitalized with COVID-19, up 10 from UGA “give back to us our land.” Morehead people around them are limiting transmisthe previous week, making up 6.5% of all responded by saying the former City of sion as much as possible through vaccinapatients. Athens bears responsibility and offering to tion, masking and social distancing,” said More importantly, intensive care units include Linnentown in an oral history projSchmidtke in her weekly newsletter. “But, are nearly full again. The number of ICU unfortunately, our communities are coming ect. While Morehead is technically correct beds in use rose 19%, and Region E ICUs up short on that responsibility. Meanwhile, are now 89% full. As public health expert ER visits for children and young adults for Amber Schmidtke noted in her weekly COVID-19 are surging.” newsletter, an increase in COVID-19 Clarke County School District officials patients likely means fewer hospital beds had said that masks would only be required available for everyone. for students 12 and under, but this week “People who need a hospital bed for changed the policy to require that all stuCOVID-19 are having extended stays,” dents, staff and visitors wear masks indoors Schmidtke said. “As patient census [and whether vaccinated or not, according to beds occupied] rises, hospitals will have a communications director Donald Porter. harder time admitting new patients for any- The Oconee County school system, howthing, not just COVID-19.” ever, will have no mask requirement, and As UGA students return to town for the school reopening announcements suggest fall semester and CCSD prepares for the that there will be very few other precaufirst day of classes, public health experts tions or COVID-19 protocols in place. continue to be concerned about low vacciA lack of mask use or vaccine requirenation rates among college-age students ments should be concerning to parents, and spread among K-12 students. Schmidtke added. “While we were trying to Over the summer, UGA and the avoid transmission with less transmissible University System of Georgia used social variants [last school year,] 11 Georgia chilmedia and other marketing efforts to dren died of COVID-19,” said Schmidtke. encourage students to visit one of 15 USG “What happens when we put children into a campuses around the state to get vaccischool setting with a much more transmisnated. However, data from UGA’s weekly sible variant and no attempts to stop transupdate, at least at this point, does not bode mission?” [Jessica Luton] well for vaccination rates among college students if data trends continue. Last week UGA administered just 74 vaccine doses. The Athens Housing Authority and With 19,136 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna private developer Columbia Residential and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as of



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that the city used eminent domain to seize the property, it did so at UGA’s request. The Bethel redevelopment, however, promises to be different. ACC will invest $39 million in infrastructure, such as stormwater improvements and restoring the street grid lost when Bethel was built by realigning Lumpkin, Hull and Hoyt streets. Federal tax credits will fund additional affordable housing on the site. The project area includes Bethel’s 190 units—purchased by the AHA from Atlanta property management company H.J. Russell, which had let them fall into disrepair—as well as 32 AHA units off College Avenue. The new development will triple the density and double the number of affordable units, with one-third public housing, one-third subsidized and one-third market rate. Incidentally, Girtz announced after the July 20 meeting that the mayor’s office will partner with preservation nonprofit Historic Athens to digitize records related to urban renewal. “While we can’t turn back the hands of time and return these lost neighborhoods to existence, present and future Athenians should know about these places and the impacts on displaced residents and their heirs,” Girtz said in a news release. In other business, the commission looked favorably on a request from businesses around the intersection of Prince Avenue and Pope Street to close the block of Pope south of Prince to traffic, creating an outdoor dining area similar to the one on Newton Street between The Grit and Taziki’s. “This seems like a no-brainer to me,” Commissioner Melissa Link said. “My only question is, why did it take so long?” Daily Groceries Co-op requested the change in January, during the height of the pandemic’s second wave, but the request did not come before the commission until last week. Commissioners said they’d like to see an expedited process for such requests. The item was placed on the consent agenda for the Aug. 3 voting meeting, meaning it is likely to pass unanimously. Also put on consent was a change to the county’s sidewalk cafe ordinance. The revision would allow businesses that sell food but are not restaurants—such as a choc-

olatier or donut shop—to lease sidewalk space for an outdoor cafe, Girtz said. [Blake Aued]

Attempt to Split Circuit Rejected Oconee County wants out of the judicial circuit it shares with Clarke County after voters elected progressive Democrat Deborah Gonzalez district attorney last year. Athens’ two Republican state legislators formally requested that the Judicial Council of Georgia consider removing Oconee County from the Western Circuit.

after Mauldin resigned in early 2020, it triggered a state law pushing the election back to 2022. Gonzalez sued and had the law struck down. [BA]

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The Clarke County School District is looking for substitute teachers, as are most Northeast Georgia school districts. To find them, CCSD administrators have turned to ESS, a company that trains substitutes for all staff positions, and places them in schools where they are needed and want to be. Relying on a third party has meant an increase in substitute fill rates, said CCSD Human Resources Director Selena Blankenship. Comparing costs and fill rates is difficult because of COVID-19 shuttering schools in the district, but some comparisons are possible. In February 2019, the staffing fill rate was 50%, meaning half the time CCSD was able to find a substitute. With ESS’s involvement, in February 2020, a month before the pandemic shut down schools, the fill rate was 80%. The district spent $1.4 million on substitutes in 2019-2020 and $560,000 Western Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez. in 2020-2021, largely because of virtual instrucAs reported by retired journalism profes- tion. Blankenship estimated the district will sor Lee Becker at his blog, Oconee County spend roughly the same amount this year Observations, state Reps. Houston Gaines on substitutes as it did in 2019-2020. and Marcus Wiedower made the request in Right now, there’s a pool of 135 substiFebruary. Earlier this month, the council’s tutes, who have been trained on classroom Workload Assessment Committee recommanagement, district practices and ESS mended that the full council reject the practices. CCSD administrators and prinrequest. A vote is scheduled for Aug. 13. cipals would like a pool of 400 substitutes Judicial Council staff considered five so that no classroom is left without approoptions, including merging the counties priate staffing. If there isn’t a substitute with other judicial circuits and creating sep- for a particular class, its students might be arate circuits for both Clarke and Oconee. divided between classrooms, or it may be But staff members determined that Oconee taught by a teacher who gives up planning County is too small to support its own cirtime or by an assistant principal. “No stucuit. (Currently, the two counties share four dents are left unattended,” Blakenship said. Superior Court judges, as well as prosecuThere are benefits for substitutes worktors and public defenders.) The only “viable ing for ESS. Substitutes are paid every scenario,” according to the committee, week. They can work 40 hours a week, but would be to combine the Western Circuit can’t start until they have four hours of with the Alcovy Circuit, made up of Newton training. If someone works for ESS long and Walton counties, but the committee did enough, they can qualify for health insurnot recommend that option. ance and a 401K. Substitutes can pick the After Gonzalez’s election in a December schools where they want to work or the runoff, then-Watkinsville Mayor Bob days when they want to work. Online proSmith, a Republican who has since resigned, fessional learning courses are also available. asked Gaines and Wiedower to introduce CCSD administrators would like to “give legislation creating a new judicial cirsubstitutes pay that’s appropriate,” said cuit for Oconee County. Oconee County Blankenship—more than the $71 they Commission Chairman John Daniell also currently get. Paraprofessional subs receive tied the request to Gonzalez’s election $60 a day, or less than $10 an hour. The londuring a recent town hall meeting, accordger one works, the more they are paid—on ing to Becker. day 11 of working, the substitute teacher Running on a platform of criminal juspay goes to $76 a day. They also want to tice reform, Gonzalez finished first in a reach out to retired educators and sign three-person race in November, eliminating them up as substitutes. veteran prosecutor and moderate Democrat There’s a set of parents who are always Brian Patterson. In the runoff, she defeated at their children’s school, Blankenship said. James Chafin, another veteran prosecutor “The best sub pool is the parents.” The diswho ran as an independent but was mainly trict’s principals and teachers are “generally supported by Republicans, and who, like positive” about the substitute system, she Patterson, defended the status quo. said. Gonzalez had to fight to even get on To learn more about becoming a subthe ballot. When Gov. Brian Kemp didn’t stitute teacher, go to [Rebecca appoint a replacement for DA Ken Mauldin McCarthy] f

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voiced a rare objection to a Juneteenth federal holiday. Juneteenth, the day chosen to celebrate the emancipation of 4 million enslaved Americans in 1865, is necessarily a marker of the final death of the Confederate dream. After unanimous passage in the Senate last week, a mere 13 Republican House members (less than 3% of both chambers combined) joined Clyde in opposition to a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved Americans.

shared. “Oftentimes we as a society fail to honor the sacrifices of the women and men who risk their lives defending our democracy,” Pandy lamented, adding that Clyde “continues to distinguish himself as someone who is indifferent to, or perhaps even uninterested in, the dangers our law enforcement community faces.” And Pandy seethed at what he sees as Clyde’s growing ambivalence toward American principles: “I’m proud to have fought for the Stars and Stripes. Andrew seems to prefer the Stars and Bars. To each their own.”


irst-term congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has already rocketed to prominence in the post-Trump GOP, but the other freshman member of the Georgia House delegation, Rep. Andrew Clyde, is quickly proving just as ready to embody the spirit of a party more and more comfortable with subverting democracy and leveraging white racial anger and fear for political power and minoritarian rule. If, as it appears, the Republican Party is on a path toward an increasingly anti-democratic, authoritarian disposition, Clyde has emerged as someone eager to accelerate the course. Violent authoritarian ethnonationalism is not new in the U.S., of course. For four years in the 1860s, the Confederacy made war on the United States in pursuit of just such a regime. That martial effort to maintain a brutal slave state is still celebrated in some white corners of Clyde’s Northeast Georgia district, one of the most conservative in the country, and Clyde himself is, almost explicitly, a neo-Confederate. If any future rightist violence is attempted to overturn democratic elections, Clyde will be seen as one who stepped into the fray early to help normalize insurrectionary activity. Clyde has been one of the leading figures in the GOP running cover for the violent attempt on Jan. 6 to install Donald Trump as president over the democratic will of the people. After likening the Jan. 6 Capitol invasion to a “normal tourist visit,” Clyde joined Greene and only 19 others in the House (all Republicans) in voting against an official commemoration of the Capitol Police who defended the chamber against the pro-Trump attackers. Last month, Clyde further solidified his reputation as a leading sympathizer with the Capitol attackers when he refused to shake the hand of Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone, who was savagely beaten by pro-Trump insurrectionists on their way in to halt the peaceful transfer of power. That same week, Clyde became one of only a handful of members of Congress to make what can be labeled an almost explicitly pro-Confederacy vote, when he

soldiers were felled by its output in the war to preserve the enslavement of humans. Clyde’s office did not respond to several attempts by Flagpole to obtain comment for this article, but a proud Clyde explained to the Associated Press at the time of its construction that he built his own “armory” to resemble the pro-slavery forces’ armory “to the brick.” It was important to Clyde to ensure that there be no mistaking his intentions to inherit—aesthetically, at the very least—the history of white Southern violence against the United States. Clyde’s armory makes clear in its street sign and logo that the guns it prefers are the ones that kill humans, and lots of them. Almost larger than the name of the armory itself

Clyde Armory and the former Cook & Brother rifle factory, now UGA’s Chicopee Building.

In just six months in office, Clyde has already demonstrated a remarkable sympathy for violent far-right ethnonationalism, but that isn’t what makes him a neo-Confederate. What makes him an almost literal neo-Confederate is his gun shop built to look exactly like a nearby Confederate factory that supplied the rebel army with rifles. Clyde sees himself as an inheritor of the legacy of white supremacist violence. The resemblance of Clyde’s Atlanta Highway house of arms-dealing to the former Cook and Brother rebel armory across town in the Chicopee-Dudley neighborhood is unmistakable, with the distinct octagonal bastion of the Confederate gunmaker meticulously replicated. The Cook and Brother Armory was said to be the “largest and most efficient private armory in the Confederacy,” and one is left to imagine how many U.S.

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is a large assault rifle with a drum magazine (one that is able to fire 50-plus rounds before reloading). That Clyde’s behavior has helped animate an anti-Capitol Police sentiment in the wake of Jan. 6 angers many in his home district. Devin Pandy, the Gainesville military veteran who ran against Clyde in November, was particularly incensed by Clyde’s refusal to shake the hand of Officer Fanone, charging in a statement to Flagpole that Clyde “falsely claims to be all about law and order and backing the Blue [but] he refuses to shake the hand of an officer who nearly gave his life defending Clyde and the rest of the United States Congress.” Pointing out that both he and Clyde were veterans squaring off for the northeast Georgia seat, Pandy said he feels that Clyde betrays the kinship the two rivals

While Clyde does not as often seek the performative sensationalism of his fellow Georgia first-termer Greene, Clyde’s behavior and very presence in the House are perhaps more alarming. Clyde has been in a battle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since the earliest days of this legislative session over the speaker’s measures to keep firearms off the House floor. Last month, Clyde and Texas congressman Louie Gohmert filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn Pelosi’s rule fining members who refuse to subject themselves to metal detectors. Clyde was fined earlier in the year for refusing to be checked. Yale historian Joanne Freeman’s research reveals how violent Congress became in the tense decades before the Civil War. The eventual national conflagration was prefigured by violent clashes on the House floor among members, with guns and knives drawn by pro-slavery Southerners to bully Northern legislators (for example, South Carolina Rep. Preston Brook’s famous caning of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner.) It worked, and many Northern congressmen feared violence at their place of work. One member estimated 70 to 80 of his fellow legislators brought guns onto the floor. One assumes those armed racists would have rejected a metal detector, as well. f


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From Our Readers REMINDING US OF HUMAN LIFE’S FRAGILITY By Richard Shoemaker and Michael Steele

Personal Letter to Athens, GA Fellow Athenians: If you’re not vaccinated, this might be a great time to act. Look what’s coming to Athens very soon. On Aug. 4, 22 Clarke County Schools open with an estimated enrollment of 13,600. Think of all the children and young adults and their teachers and parents who’ll gather in close quarters. On Aug. 18, UGA starts classes with an estimated enrollment of 35,000-plus students. UGA faculty number 3,000. UGA staff of 7,700 must be added to this number. The grand total is 45,700. CAROL SHOEMAKER

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Two home football games are coming on Sept. 11 and 18, each bringing 100,000 fans and support personnel to Athens. They’ll need hotels and restaurants and will fill bars. They’ll shop in dozens of stores. These upcoming events are great for Athens. They’re an essential part of our lives and culture. They help make Athens a fantastic town, and they help our economy tremendously. Most likely, though, we’ll be left with increases in COVID cases in our local population. I say these things not to bemoan reality, but to urge the unvaccinated to strongly consider going on the offensive by getting vaccinated. Our vaccines don’t guarantee one will not get COVID, but they have an amazing track record of keeping those who do free from hospitalizations and death. Athens: We can tackle COVID if we all do our part. [Richard Shoemaker]

I Loved Anthony Bourdain Last Sunday evening, I took in the Anthony Bourdain documentary, Roadrunner, at Ciné. I loved Anthony Bourdain. It was not the kind of love that grows out of truly coming to know someone. It was more the love and admiration of a living example of my own ideal of a life well-lived. The film covers the depth of this tortured gift, and the well was filled with endless darkness and stunning, fulfilling light. He was a seeker and master storyteller who tried to convey not so much his

own view of the world he so thoroughly explored, but rather the unvarnished truth of the beauty and stark reality of the global human existence. Yes, on the surface the mechanism was simply to present how regional food and cuisine relate to regional culture, but that was merely the vehicle he used to explore and reveal the deeply rich, glorious joy and tragic adventure of human life. And not just some of it—all of it. So when his own story ended as it did, I was angry. It was admittedly a selfish anger, because he had taken away from me a portal into the world that I truly adored and learned so very much from. But my anger was a very small sample of the shared anger laid bare in the film. It examines the bottomless desperation and heartbreak inhabiting the people who actually did know and love him: his family, his coworkers, his professional peers and his rich and diverse group of close international friends—all utterly devastated. It may even have made some kind of perverted sense if he had done what he did because he had experienced everything and come to the conclusion that it was just not enough, and the depression caused by that reality drove him mad with some kind of a profound emptiness. But that’s not what happened. By all accounts, he treasured every minute and every detail of his life’s work, while at the same time reporting to us from remote corners of the world mired in desperate circumstances—many regions still suffering the results of years of international intrusion and intervention. But still he would discover joy in these places of poverty and despair among inhabitants who reveled in their culture and tradition, just as he also found that same kind of joy in the privileged modern restaurants and societies of a cosmopolitan city, and every place in between. No, the documentary more than strongly implies that he killed himself because he was in love with a woman who did not love him. Well, I guess there are many forms of socio-economic and emotional desperation, so who are we to second-guess this man? Still, somehow there is a senseless irony to it. It’s easy to fall into that selfish pit of wondering how one could possibly take away from the world a talent so beautifully poignant and a voice so important. It didn’t belong to him, dammit! It belonged to us. In my feeble attempt to understand the tragic end of a beautiful life I sometimes remember the incredible song by Don McLean, “Vincent,” and mostly think of myself as the understanding narrator, but also for a moment I must include myself in the group he refers to in the last stanza as “them.” “Now I think I know what you tried to say to me/ How you suffered for your sanity/ How you tried to set them free.” [Michael Steele] f

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A Blast From the Past PHOTO COLLECTION SHOWS ATHENS IN THE 1970S AND ’80S By Adria Carpenter


uried in Athens-Clarke County Library, on the second floor in the Heritage Room, is a box of 35mm slides. The slides, no bigger than the palm of your hand, total around 965 photographs and reveal a different Athens than the one of today. But while some things change, other scenes have sparks of familiarity. There are seven series of images containing snapshots of daily life from around 1970 to 1990. The slides of downtown Athens and the University of Georgia campus show the starkest changes, both physically and culturally. The photographs were taken by Dan McClure, who worked in the photography department at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education and traveled with the Bulldogs in the ’80s. For 34 years, he specialized in portrait photography at McClure Studios before retiring to operate the Centerville Zaxby’s. McClure died last July, but he leaves behind a welcome contribution to the history of Athens. Special thanks to the ACC Library and the Heritage Room for this collection. See more of their collections at f


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Levitating Tortoises and Deserted Islands FOUR NEW EXHIBITIONS AT THE LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER By Jessica Smith The Lyndon House Arts Center opened four new exhibitions last weekend that collectively explore the friendships and exchanges held between artists. Here’s what to see this season.

the feature on Rosenbaum that ran in Flagpole last week. Often, Whittle’s figures are not human at all, allowing beautiful beets, eggplants and dragon fruit to take the spotlight in heavily patterned settings. Cherewick’s textural scenes are immediately identifiable by his remarkably thick application of paint. “Follies” is an extended series of works, arranged in multiple rows of framed square images, that collectively portray a narrative involving a shipwreck and deserted island. Though the sun shifts positions, the scenes are cohesively anchored by horizons at which sky blue meets sea green. Recurring staples like waves, boulders and sand speak to the monotony of being stranded, while more fantastical details like floating heads and rearview mirrors hint at delirium. Redand-white striped objects like buoys, lifesavers and flares suggest a threat of danger or search for help, all too fitting with the isolation and fear that pervades a pandemic. An artist talk will be held Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., and “I vs Me” will remain on view through Oct. 15.

ACTIVE DAYDREAMING: Though Athens painters Jeffrey Whittle and Andy Cherewick have known each other for decades— Whittle even paints in a studio built by Cherewick in the late 1990s—the two friends have very rarely ever shown works together. “I vs Me” divides the room to draw attention to two artists who, despite having incredibly different styles, share a strong sense of wonder, imagination and strangeness. Whittle considers painting to be a form of active daydreaming in which new realities can be built from scratch. Featured on the cover of Flagpole this week, his painting “Infinity Encountered” exemplifies how he juxtaposes the ephemeral (a flowering pink magnolia) with the infinite (a starry sky)—while simultaneously colliding daytime and night time—to create an image that exists PEN PALS: Continuing the explooutside the limits of space ration of friendship between and time. The flying tortoises’ artists is “Something I’ve shells depict topographical Been Meaning to Tell You,” an maps, which often appear exhibition that intermingles within the artist’s body of A painting by Gayle Hurley in “Inside Out: Expressing the Inner works by Maryland-based work to investigate ideas of World.” interdisciplinary artist Julie parallel worlds, destination Wills with those of former and exploration. Athenian Brian Hitselberger, who now resides in Indiana. Self-identifying as a figurative painter, Whittle includes Immediately gravitating towards each other during a resithree portraits of artists: sculptor Kinzey Branham, figuradency program at The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap sevtive/landscape painter Regina Miele and painter/musician eral years ago, the two have since nurtured a long-distance Art Rosenbaum, who is depicted in his studio working on a portrait of Whittle and his wife. In a bemusing coincidence, friendship through email, FaceTime and Zoom, long before those communication channels became the norm. a painting in the background of the studio appeared within

Interested in ideas of intimacy, longing and tenderness, both artists experiment with what is said versus what is left unsaid, and how things are versus how things feel. Visually, they both coincidentally happen to work frequently with celestial imagery. Though they frequently exchange feedback and bounce ideas off of each other, they have always worked independently in their respective studios. Their exhibition materializes this active dialogue by spatially arranging pieces to emphasize parallels or suggest a calland-response quality. This approach to collaboration creates a conversation in which both artists retain their distinct voices. A Virtual Artist Talk will be held Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., and the exhibition will stay displayed through Oct. 15. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Offering an introduction to a network of like-minded artists, “Expressing the Inner World” features abstract paintings by 24 women associated with the group Inside Out. After meeting through workshops, these artists have stayed in touch over time and organized multiple exhibitions along the way to present their work together sideby-side. Concentrated primarily in the Southeast, though some live as far away as California and Iceland, these artists produce work that appears visually compatible. Each takes their own subtle approach to how elements like color, form, mark-making and texture can be used to convey interior thoughts, reflections and emotions. A conversation with the artists will be held on closing day, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. MODERN MARVELS: A man of many talents, William Loyd Florence Jr. (1921–2007) had a lifelong passion for aviation. After earning his pilot’s license at the early age of 15, he graduated from the first civilian pilot training program, worked as a flight officer for Pan American Airways and the Navy, served as president of Athens Aviation (which operated the Athens airport in the early ‘1950s) and built a state-of-the-art flight simulator for training pilots that he maintained until his final days. Somehow, amidst all of this, he also found time for various leadership and community roles, such as developer of the Tanglewood subdivision and president of the Dr Pepper Bottling Co. of Athens, developmental disabilities nonprofit Hope Haven and retirement home Talmage Terrace-Lanier Gardens, among other organizations. Currently on view through Oct. 23, “Modernist Sculptures from the Legacy of Loyd Florence” reveals his more private and lesser-known artistic practice. With a clear emphasis on form, his small-scale sculptures echo popular mid-century modern shapes such as the iconic atomic starburst. No two cast metal works are alike, and they vary between interlocking geometric shapes and more figurative forms like a scorpion, cloaked guardians and a unicyclist. f



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The Vinyl Strangers, the band that is still top contender for Athens’ most authentic jangle-pop band due to its longevity and dedication, recorded its album ‘Til We Meet Again. The band planned to release it in 2020 but then, of course, 2020 happened. Well, this 10-song virtual platter is out now, and it’s packed with hooks and sing-along choruses. Special highlights are “City of Gold,” “Almost Home” and the positively buoyant “Wonderful.” The band will celebrate its release at the Athens Farmers Market at Creature Comforts on


McKay—you’ll be treated to tracks from artists as seemingly disparate as DMX, U2, Kim Carnes, Coven, Robert Plant and too many others. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I had to get tipped to this station’s existence, but there’s only 24 hours in a day, and I can’t listen to everything. That said, I’ve already bookmarked this. In a public post online, McKay reported that the station’s rotation is curated via a base of over 7,000 songs spanning the past 100 years. In addition to this, there are several times during the day when the hosts will throw some non-database tunes into the mix. There are also twice-daily (noon and 7 p.m.) lookbacks on a particular date in time and its music. The station lives at station/Bored-MusicGeek-Radio-a13080, and you can follow along for more information at boredmusicgeek.

I took a road trip back in March 2020, not long after news reports on COVID-19’s spread became a daily occurrence. We were going to visit family a few states over, and we were terrified of carrying the virus into anyone’s home and getting people sick, so we brought masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and bleach wipes for cleaning off gas pumps and toilet seats. I remember stepping out of the car somewhere in Alabama with my mask and gloves on, and I made eye contact with someone who I can only describe as a good ol’ boy. His uncovered face and rolling eyes clearly communicated his contempt for our caution. I can imagine that we looked paranoid at that

would overcome, but that infection knocked his feet right from under him. He never walked again. I had this vision of my father recovering his health and going fishing with my cousin, golfing with his old college buddies or coaching youth baseball. But his barber didn’t wear a mask while she cut his hair, and my dad picked up an RNA virus that was strong enough to kill him. No one will tell me her name, and I know good and well that they shouldn’t, but I just keep asking. I don’t know who else to blame in all of this. I knew that he was going to die eventually. I will, and my mother will, and everyone I love will die. But the idea that I could have him here with


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Wednesday, July 28 at 5 p.m., which is its first live show in 18 months. Yes, you read that time right, so get your act together and hustle down. Stream this at THEY’RE STILL DAILY FROM THE BLOCK: The Daily

Groceries Co-Op will host a block party Saturday, July 31 on the lawn at 380 Meigs St. (i.e., the lawn of the old Athens jail across the street from New West/ Normaltown Records) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. That’s just enough time to get you good and ready to take the party back to your own block. I’ve been duly informed that there will be snacks, an opportunity to meet and speak with the co-op board and a few local vendors doing, ya know, vending. The featured musical guest is Cicada Rhythm. For any other information you might need about this pretty self-explanatory event, please see and/or

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new single out from the upcoming album Proper Smoker by power-pop hitters Blunt Bangs. The track is named “Silence is Golden” and, just like the first single “Decide,” you can find it at The full album comes out Sept. 17 courtesy of the Ernest Jenning Record Company. That’s all the news on this for now, unless you want me to just start making stuff up. To keep up with Blunt Bangs, head over to facebook. com/bluntbangsband. CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE DEPARTMENT:

Although the news was announced seemingly out of the blue a couple of weeks back, I’d be remiss in my duties as a music columnist if I didn’t weigh in on the lineup for this year’s AthFest Music & Arts Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24–26. Simply put, the organizers did a great job. Without naming specific acts, there are several in the lineup that would have been otherwise relegated to less-than-optimum club crawl time slots but this year, in the absence of a club crawl, will get to play to a festival crowd outside. And those who already have a nicely built-in audience will only get to expand their reach. Without the club crawl, a component that has been part of the event since its very beginning, AthFest necessarily had many more acts to consider for its main stages. The work involved in this process is largely private, generally thoughtfully considered and enormously thankless. To all who had a part in bringing together this year’s event, congratulations and thank you. f

point in time, and I’m sure our out-of-state license plate made us seem like idiot city slickers from Atlanta who are scared of small-town people. This COVID thing is just gonna die out, right? It didn’t, but you know who did die? My cousin’s grandmother, an old friend’s father and so many other people who absolutely, positively did not have to leave us all so soon. My own father got infected in December, and though he didn’t die of COVID-19, he never recovered from the damage that it did to his body. I remember being very preoccupied with my impending birthday a while back, super worried about aging and taking stock of my life and achievements, and then my father died. My birthday happened six days later, and we scheduled his visitation the day after. The last time I touched my father was at that visitation, and I hadn’t touched him since Thanksgiving the year before. He’d been in isolation since Dec. 23, and he died only weeks after the restriction had been lifted. We didn’t make it home in time. I’m just glad that my mom got to hug and kiss him in those few weeks. I laid my hand on his shoulder. I wasn’t brave enough to touch his hand, his bare skin, but my mother was. Before he got COVID, my dad had been recovering from some health issues that we were sure he

me now but for some careless hairdresser’s selfishness… well, it really burns me the hell up. It makes it easy for me to see UGA’s lifting of COVID restrictions for the fall and want to flick the entire campus off of the planet like a crumb on a plate. It’s entirely possible that I’ll get COVID when some 18-year-old brings the Delta variant to town, because neither masks nor vaccines will be required for students returning to campus, and they’re even getting rid of the online classes that were offered to keep people off campus. Imagine a home-game weekend, y’all. Thinking about the fall semester makes me wanna double-check my insurance and make sure that I have burial coverage. Sounds extreme, but I know what happens when someone dies and they don’t have it. When I got vaccinated, the first thing I thought of was making out with someone, but I can’t take the current uptick in COVID infections lightly at all. I want to sound like a stodgy old asshole in hindsight. I want to be completely wrong about this. I want returning students to get vaccinated and wear a damned mask. I do not want to go through Round 2 of this pandemic, especially when it was completely avoidable. f Email, or use our anonymous online form at

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Art ATHENS CREATIVE DIRECTORY (Athens, GA) The ACD is a new platform to connect creatives with patrons. Visual artists, musicians, actors, writers and other creatives are encouraged to create a free listing. Visit the website to find creatives, network or commission work. ATHFEST EDUCATES GRANT APPLICATIONS (Athens, GA) Grants are provided to teachers and community educators from nonprofit organizations, public schools or local or state government agencies serving Athens-Clarke County youth in grades K-12. Grants can be used for music and arts based non-consumable equipment, such as musical instruments and audio/visual equipment, all types of programs and experiences that are music and arts focused, and music and arts-based professional development for educators or youth development specialists. Deadline Aug. 25, 5 p.m. Awards announced Sept. 27., CALL FOR ARTISTS (Creature Comforts Brewing Co.) Local artists and curators can submit proposals for the CCVC Gallery throughout 2021., call-for-artists CALL FOR PHOTOS (Athens, GA) Submit photos of water or nature scenes for the fifth edition of a stormwater calendar organized by ACC Stormwater. Email images with a description of when, where and why it was taken. Deadline Sept. 30.

CUT & PASTE: THE ART OF COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE (Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation) Artists may submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D collage and assemblage works that include mediums specifically but not limited to found objects, recycled materials, paper, wood and metals. Must be hanging, free-standing or pedestal ready. Deadline Aug. 13 at 11:59 p.m. Exhibition runs Oct. 8– Nov. 19. JOKERJOKERTV CALL FOR ARTISTS (Online) JOKERJOKERtv is open to ideas and actively accepting proposals for collaboration from visual/musical/video artists and curators living in Athens. Artists worldwide can also submit music videos, short films, skits and ideas to share with a weekly livestream audience. submit OPEN STUDIOS (Lyndon House Arts Center) Studio members have access to spaces for painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fiber and woodworking. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $65/month. nicholas. 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 Sept. 15, Dec. 15 and Mar. 15.

Classes BLACKSMITHING CLASSES (Greenhow Handmade Ironworks, Comer)

art around town ACC LIBRARY (2025 Baxter St.) On view in the Quiet Gallery, “Stories Told” features collages by Susan Pelham, who is influenced by Magic Realism, nursery rhymes, children’s camp songs, limericks, haiku poems, the Renaissance and 20th-century folk art. Through Aug. 29. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART: ATHICA (675 Pulaski St., Suite 1200) “TRIO: Austen Brown, Kate Burke and Xiaopue Pu” brings together works by artists from Atlanta, Chicago and Beijing that convey a common theme of space, isolation, hidden messages and bleakness. Through Aug. 8. ATHICA@CINÉ GALLERY (234 W. Hancock Ave.) Greg Benson creates painterly landscapes and seasonal views of locations around Georgia and his native state of Pennsylvania. Through Aug. 25. BARBAR VINTAGE TEXTILES AND HOME (1354 S. Milledge Ave.) Kendal Jacques’ “Come Home” includes oil paintings of antique objects and other still lifes of items associated with domesticity. Through Aug. 15. DODD GALLERIES (270 River Rd.) “Art Rosenbaum: ‘Adamham Town,’ ‘The Grey Rabbit Trilogy’ and Other Recent Paintings” presents works by Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts Emeritus, Art Rosenbaum. Through Aug. 19. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Jason Griffin presents 25 years of flyers for punk shows. Opening reception with Weaponized Flesh and Multiple Migs on Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. Through August. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley” shares approximately 30 lithographs inspired by landscape, human figures and the natural world. Through 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. • “Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection” represents


“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. “Forge Grilling Forks” is held Aug. 28, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $150. green, www. CLAY CLASSES (Good Dirt) Registration opens on the 15th of every month for the following month’s classes and workshop. Classes range from wheel, unique handles, hand building sculpture and more. Studio membership is included in class price. COMMUNITY MEDITATION (Rabbit Hole Studios) Jasey Jones leads a guided meditation suitable for all levels that incorporates music, gentle movement and silence. Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. jaseyjones@gmail. com DEDICATED MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONERS (Online) Weekly Zoom meditations are offered every Saturday at 8:30–9:30 a.m. Email for details. LINE DANCING (Bogart Community Center) Line dance classes for beginners and beyond. July 29, 6:30–8 p.m. $7. ljoyner1722@ 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! SPANISH CLASSES (Athens, GA) For adults, couples and children. Learn from experts with years of professional experience. Contact

for details. 706-372-4349, marina, YOGA CLASSES (Revolution Therapy and Yoga) In-person classes include outdoor yoga with Kate Morrissey Stahl (Mondays at 5:30 p.m.), Miles Brunch (Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.) and Nicole Bechill (Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.). Online classes include “Trauma Conscious Yoga with Crystal” Thursdays at 6 p.m. and “Yoga for Wellbeing with Nicole Bechill” on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. Visit website to register. 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,

Events ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) “Book Us! One-on-One Computer Tutorials” are held Thursdays at 9 a.m. THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Brightstone Productions, Watkinsville) Brightstone Productions presents the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky Addams Family. When Gomez and Morticia’s eldest child, Wednesday, falls in love with a “normal” boy, she invites his family to dine with The Addams, hoping the families can learn to love each other despite their differences. When the night takes a twist, Gomez and the family learn the importance of never keeping secrets, the meaning of true love, and that normal really is an illusion. July 30–31, 7:30 p.m. and July 31–Aug. 1, 2:30 p.m. $18.

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. • “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. • “Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art” pays homage to the objects stolen during the Gardner Museum heist in 1990 through light boxes, color-blocked graphics and video animation. Through Dec. 5. • “Neo-Abstraction: Celebrating a Gift of Contemporary Art from John and Sara Shlesinger.” Through Dec. 5. • “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. HEIRLOOM CAFE (815 N. Chase St.) “Summer Dream” features paintings by Susie Burch. Through Aug. 23. LYNDON HOUSE ARTS CENTER (211 Hoyt St.) AJ Aremu presents a largescale installation for “Window Works,” a site-specific series that utilizes the building’s front entrance windows for outdoor art viewing. • “Collections from our Community: Oscar’s Godzillas” shares Godzilla memorabilia collected by Oscar Justus. • “Inside Out: Expressing the Inner World” presents abstract paintings by a group of women artists working in the Southeast. Through Oct. 23. • “Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You” presents works by Brian Hitselberger and Julie Willis. Through Oct. 16. • “Modernist Sculptures from the Legacy of Loyd Florence.” Through Oct. 23. • “i vs me” features paintings by Andy Cherewick and Jeffrey Whittle. Through Oct. 15. MASON-SCHARFENSTEIN MUSEUM OF ART (567 Georgia Street, Demorest) “Michael Ross: Foothills” features lush depictions of forests, fields, wetlands, birds and people. Closing reception Aug. 19 from 5–7 p.m. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd., Watkinsville) Paintings by Broderick Flanigan. Through August. STATE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF GEORGIA (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) Susie Criswell presents a collection of botanical paintings, “Pitcher Plants and Other Natural Wonders.” Through Aug. 5.

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ART EVENTS (Georgia Museum of Art) “Curator Talk: Rediscovering the Art of Victoria Hutson Huntley” is held Aug. 4. “Drawing in the Galleries” is held Aug. 8. “Family Day To-Go: Neo Abstraction” is held Aug. 12–15. www.georgia ATHENS FARMERS MARKET (Multiple Locations) Saturday markets are held at Bishop Park from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Wednesday markets are held at Creature Comforts Brewery from 5–7 p.m. Both markets offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs, meats, prepared foods, a variety of arts and crafts, and live music. Additionally, AFM doubles SNAP dollars spent at the market. www. ATHENS-OCONEE CASA HYBRID INFORMATION SESSION (Children First, 693 N. Pope St.) Learn how to support children in foster care. In-person and streaming options available. Aug. 11, 12:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. www.athens BAD MOVIE NIGHT (Ciné) Athens’ longest-running movie night is back at Ciné! Professor Jim takes his UFO Studies class on a field trip to rural Oklahoma and instantly runs into zonked-out locals, claymation cows, and stop-motion aliens in the mega cheap and charming Mutilations. July 29, 8 p.m. FREE! www. BIKE NIGHT (Akademia Brewing Co.) Grab a beer with the Athens Litas Women’s Motorcycle Collective. All bikes and people welcome. First Thursday of every month, 6–9 p.m. BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) KnitLits Knitting Group is held every Thursday at 6 p.m. “Virtual Booktalks” features picture books on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. “Bogart Bookies Adult Book Club” discusses The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. CINÉ DRIVE-IN (General Time Athens) Ciné will host weekly drive-in movies on Tuesdays with food trucks and concessions. Check website for weekly announcements of films. CONVERSATION WITH EDITORIAL CARTOONIST MIKE LUCKOVICH (Special Collections Library) The

Russell Library hosts Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Lines with Power and Purpose: Editorial Cartoons.” Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m. FREE! DAILY GROCERIES CO-OP BLOCK PARTY (380 Meigs St.) Daily Groceries Co-Op hosts a block party on the lawn with live music by Cicada Rhythm. Bring your own picnic blanket. July 31, 5:30–7:30 p.m. GIRL SCOUT OF HISTORIC GEORGIA ALUMS GATHERING (Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Athens Service Center) Reconnect with old friends. July 29, 4–6 p.m. granma GRAND OPENING OF ATH|BNB’S RUSHMORE (ATH|BNB’s The Rushmore) ATH|BNB, an innovative new lifestyle and accommodation concept, hosts a grand opening for The Rushmore, a luxury, modern bed and breakfast decorated by Athens design firm Metal + Petal. Aug. 5, 1:30–4 p.m. FREE! www. MARIGOLD MARKET (Pittard Park, Winterville) Vendors 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 MILAN ART CONFERENCE 2021: THE POWER OF THE BREAKTHROUGH (Milan Art Institute Campus, Statham) This three-day conference is the grand reopening of the new Georgia campus. Highlights include keynote sessions, technique demonstrations and live artist battles. Aug. 27–29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. $350. www.milan 2021 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER FUNDRAISER (Trumps Catering) YWCO presents a murder mystery dinner theater. Guests may be victims, suspects, witnesses or sleuths as a murder is discovered and a crime must be solved. Includes a meal, interactive performance, cash bar and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Girls Club, a summer camp for low-income girls. Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $75, $300/table of four, $600/ table of eight.

TIF SIGFRIDS (83 E. North Ave., Comer) “LA Pictures 78/79” is an exhibition of photographs by George Porcari taken in various neighborhoods around Los Angeles. Often depicting cars or taken from within a car, the images offer a roaming portrait of the city. Through July. • Gainesville, GA-based painter Betty Brown offers a bird’s eye perspective of small towns. TINY ATH GALLERY (174 Cleveland Ave.) Designer, illustrator and educator Cameron Berglund presents plein air sketches and watercolor paintings in “Things I’ve Seen & Drawn.” Open by appointment through July. 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.) “The Hargrett Hours: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” presents original items from the collections, dating back centuries, as well as findings from students’ indepth 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. WHEN IN ATHENS (Multiple Locations) Organized by The Humid with support from an Arts in Community Award from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, “When In Athens” is a city-wide public art exhibition of images by over 100 photographers made in every Athens. Photographs are installed in the windows of street-facing businesses. Participating locations include Creature Comforts, Georgia Theatre, The Grit, Hi-Lo Lounge, Trappeze Pub and many others. Visit the for a full list of participating venues. 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

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (Arbor Ridge Apartments) Meet your neighbors, community leaders and local vendors. Receive free BBQ and school supplies. Activities include a bounce house and police and fire truck tours. Aug. 3, 6 p.m. www. PUFFS, OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC (The Studio Athens) The MP Theatre Group follows the journey of Wayne, a Puff and new student at a wizarding school as he makes new friends, handles some tough decisions and navigates his new school throughout the years. July 30–31, 7:30 p.m. July 31, 2:30 p.m. $10–12. www.mptheatre. org QUEER ABOLITIONIST DRIVE-IN FILM SERIES (Rabbit Hole Studios) “Camp” on July 30 presents But I’m a Cheerleader, Hairspray and Bound. “(Black) Future” on Aug. 20 presents Watermelon Woman and Moonlight. Films begin at 8 p.m. Free, but registration required. REALLY, REALLY FREE MARKET (Reese & Pope Park) Just like a yard sale, but everything is free. Bring what you can, take what you need. Second Saturday of every month, 12–2 p.m. reallyreallyfree 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 SUNDAY FUNDAY (Rabbit Hole Studios) Every Sunday from 5-7 p.m., join the White Rabbit Collective for a free drum circle outside of Ben and Jerry’s on College Avenue. Some instruments are provided but guests are encouraged to bring their own drums and rattles. An afterparty at Rabbit Hole Studios from 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m. offers space for playing drums, singing songs, playing ping pong and board games, reading books, doing yoga, making art and more. Donations accepted. Memberships offering access to the musical museum and private lounge are also available for $16/ month. 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. WHEELS OF HOPE FOUNDER’S FUNDRAISER EVENT (Harris Shoals Park, Watkinsville) Enjoy a low country boil and food provided by The Blind Pig and live music by Carly King. Wheels of Hope provides low-cost transportation to people who are visually impaired, disabled or no longer drive due to age or health issues. July 31, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $8–15. www.wheelsof

Kidstuff ACC LIBRARY EVENTS (Athens-Clarke County Library) Virtual storytimes are offered via Facebook weekdays at 10:30 a.m. www.face BOGART LIBRARY EVENTS (Bogart Library) “A Whale of a Summer!” featuring arts and crafts, snacks, experiments and giant bubbles is held July 28 at 1 p.m. “Virtual Storytime with Ms. Donna” is held July

29 at 10:30 a.m. “Dungeons and Counties. 706-389-4164, www. 12. Riley Downing, The Kernal Blues Jam is on July 29. Grassland Dragons Club” is held July 29 at 6 and Cotton Clifton play Aug. 13. String Band performs July 31. p.m. LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL ALPHABET Doors at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR FAMILY GATHERING (Online) GEORGIA LEGENDS CONCERT FOR KIDS (ACC Library) The This is a safe space for anyone on (John W. Swails Center Auditorium, OH JEREMIAH (The Lewis Room Milledge Group at Morgan Stanley the LGBTQIA+/TGQNB spectrum. Royston) Glen Templeton performs. at Tweed Recording) Local band Wealth Management presents a Fourth Sunday of every month, Aug. 28, 7–10 p.m., $25–35. www. Oh Jeremiah share the stage with seminar on foundational financial 6–8 p.m. Valley Maker from South Carolina. literacy concepts such as budwelcoming-congregation GEORGIA THEATRE (215 N. LumpAug. 13, 7 p.m. $10–12. www. geting, the importance of saving, PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR POSkin St.) Tommy Prine plays Aug. 6. investing 101, introduction to the ITIVE MENTAL HEALTH (Nuçi’s Jerry Joseph, Eric Carter and Eric PORTERHOUSE GRILL (459 E. markets and the basics of credit. Space) Open to anyone needing Martinez play on the rooftop Aug. Broad St.) Enjoy dinner and some For ages 12–17. July 29, 5:30 p.m. peer support for depression/anxiety. 18. Magic City Hippies play Aug. smooth jazz. Wednesdays, 6–9 FREE! Aug. 3, 17, 31, 4–6 p.m. 70619. Ray Wylie Hubbard and Brock p.m. NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS 227-1515,, www. Gonyea play Aug. 20. www.georgia RABBIT HOUSE 2 (Rabbit Hole Stu(Sandy Creek Nature Center) “ dios) Cool Kid Products presents a uralist’s Walk” is held Aug. 7 from 10–11 a.m. “Creek Walk” is held July 31 from 10–11 a.m. “Nature’s Trading Post” is held Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. www.accgov. com/myrec OCONEE CO. LIBRARY EVENTS (Online) “Tails & Tales! Summer Reading Program” runs through Aug. 4. “Storytime with Miss Rebecca” is held live on Facebook every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. “Dungeons & Dragons” meets virtually the first and third Monday from 6–8 p.m. “Murder Mystery Party” is held July 28 at 6 p.m. OCLCS, www.athenslibrary. org/virtual-events 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 TEEN CLUBS (Lyndon House Arts Center) “Teen Media Arts Club” covers how to make and edit videos. Tuesdays, 5–7 p.m. “Teen Fashion Design/Sewing Club” is led by local designer Tabitha Fielteau. Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. “Teen Cartoon/Illustrator’s Club” covers drawing techniques, storytelling, anime and more. Thursdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. www.accgov. com/myrec TUTORING (Online) The Athens Regional Library System is “H.S.O.P.—Gasstunk Mob 55” by Michael Bauer is included in “Neo-Abstraction: Celebrating a Gift of Contemporary Art now offering free, live online from John and Sara Shlesinger,” currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Dec. 5. tutoring via for students K-12, plus college RECOVERY DHARMA (Recovery HAYSFEST (Live Wire Athens) Celstudents and adult learners. Daily, local electronica showcase featurDharma) This peer-led support ebrate the life of Paul Hays. Live 2–9 p.m. ing DJ Zelium, DJ Jordan P, New group offers a Buddhist-inspired music by Ken Will Morton, Jordan Kids on Acid and Chase Merritt, path to recovery from any addiction. Youngquist, Garden Variety and plus visuals by Drugs Bunny. All Visit the website for info about Hunter Blalock & the Sad Machine. ages. July 30, 8 p.m. Zoom meetings. Thursdays, 7–8 Sam’s House BBQ will provide BBQ SOUTHERN BREWING CO. (231 ATHENTIC BREWING COMPANY p.m. FREE! www.athensrecovery sandwiches and chips to advance Collins Industrial Blvd.) Sunday (108 Park Ave.) Alex Culbreth is a ticket holders. Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $15 Trivia with Solo Entertainment local folk/country/blues one-man (adv.), $20. www.livewireathens. Sundays at 5 p.m. Dead Letter band. July 31, 6:30–8:30 p.m. com Office performs a tribute to R.E.M. HOPE GALA “MASK”QUERADE on July 30. Cosmic Charlie plays FLICKER THEATRE AND BAR (263 BALL (Rialto Room) Presented by Aug. 1. Josh Purgason, Dangfly!, ART FOR ATHENS (Online) The Red W. Washington St.) Dr. Fred’s Karathe Ashton Hope Keegan FoundaThe Royal Velvet and Ty Manning & Black hosts Art for Athens to supoke is held every other Wednesday tion, the fourth annual Hope Gala & The Slawdog Biscuits play Aug. port Nuçi’s Space. Donated work by (Aug. 4, 18, etc.) from 9 p.m.–2 includes dinner, drinks, live music, 6. Trey Odum plays Aug. 7. www. artists is sold and shipped through a.m. Moon Chief, Misnomer and a silent auction and a raffle. Aug. the publication’s online store. ParFamily Recipe perform July 30. The 14, 6–9 p.m. www.ashtonhopekeeticipating artists include R. Wood, Hickoids, The Grawks, Fight Eight Maria Dondero, Jamie Calkin, and Count Vaseline play Aug. 2. INNOVATION AMPHITHEATER James Burns and Chris Robinson. Multiple Miggs and Weaponized (Winder) Skynfolks and Across AL-ANON 12 STEP (Multiple Flesh play Aug. 5. Guillotine, Sunthe Wide play Aug. 20. Interstellar tions) Recovery for people affected CAMELOT (Memorial Park, Quinn dering Seas and Parathion perform Echoes and The Mad Hatters play by someone else’s drinking. Visit Hall) Athens Creative Theatre will Aug. 6. www.flickertheatreandbar. Sept. 10. Vintage Vixens play Sept. the website for a calendar of elechold auditions for all ages and com 24. tronic meetings held throughout the all skill levels to participate in a 40 WATT CLUB (285 W. Washington LIVE WIRE (227 W. Dougherty St.) week. production of Lerner & Loewe’s St.) The Wydelles, LONA and Dave The Grateful Brothers (Greenville, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AthCamelot. Aug. 9–10. 706-613Marr play Aug. 4. Zumba After Dark SC) perform the music of The ens, GA) If you think you have a 3628, is held Aug. 5. Wieuca, Well Kept Grateful Dead and the Allman problem with alcohol, call the AA CLASSIC CITY TOASTMASTERS and Fishbug play Aug. 6. Larry’s Brothers Band. July 31, 7 p.m. $15. hotline or visit the website for a (Zoom) This is an encouraging Homework, Hayride and Akerri play schedule of meetings in Barrow, group for individuals who want to Aug. 7, Jameson Tank, Fun Room NOWHERE BAR (240 N. 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public speaking skills. Meetings are held 2–3 times a month on Thursday evenings. 706-202-7566 THE CLOCKED IN CREATIVE PODCAST (Athens, GA) Hosted by Seth Hendershot, a new podcast called “The Clocked In Creative” will touch on entrepreneurship, business models, IP rights, branding, etc. for creatives. Episodes will feature Serra Jagger of Indie South, Sanni Baumgartner of Community, Michelle Davis, Bertis Downs, Shil Patel of Tiger Bomb Promo, Rashe Malcolm of Rashe’s Cuisine and Nick Canada of Satisfactory. Check it out at @theclockedincreative on Instagram CORNHOLEATL FALL REGISTRATION (Southern Brewing Co. & Terrapin Beer Co.) The fall league offers four different divisions of play to accommodate all levels. Seven-week season begins in September. Register by Aug. 23. www. FALL LEISURE ACTIVITIES (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services will offer a diverse selection of activities highlighting the arts, environmental science, recreation, sports and holiday events for adults and children. Programs include tai chi, baton, youth cooking classes, gymnastics, nature programs, theater and more. Registration opens Aug. 7. www. FREE COVID-19 VACCINES (Clarke County Health Department) Vaccines are available by appointment or walk-in. No insurance or ID required. Vaccines are also offered at Terrapin Brewery on July 30 from 4–8 p.m. www.publichealthisfor 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. POP-UP PARK (Athens, GA) ACC Leisure Services has a new bus, decorated by Eli Saragoussi, that serves as a mobile recreation unit to take free activities and equipment to public community events, festivals and school programs. Request the bus using an online form. www. SUMMER RAIN BARREL SALE (ACC Streets and Drainage Division) The Stormwater Management Program hosts a sale of DIY rain barrel kits. $25. Pre-order online. Pickup on July 29. stormwater@, rainbarrel SUPPORT FOR SENIORS WITH PETS (Athens, GA) The Athens Area Humane Society and Athens Community Council on Aging have partnered to offer support services to seniors enrolled in ACCA programs. This includes emergency pet fostering, affordable wellness care, pet health workshops and pet training. 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. products/tdc VIRTUAL INK WRITERS GROUP (Online) This creative writing group is open for adults to share work, give suggestions and support each other. Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8 p.m. via Google Meets. Register by email. jmitchell WILD RUMPUS BOARD (Athens, GA) The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle is seeking new members for its volunteer board of directors. Apply online. f

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THE ASHTON HOPE KEEGAN FOUNDATION in partnership with Athens Technical College presents:

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Hope Gala The 4th Annual

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706-548-6869 • 877-526-6281 (toll free) 225 Hill Street, Athens, GA 30601



Dinner • Drinks • Live Music • Silent Auction • Raffle Platinum Sponsors: Ed and Kim Keegan • James & Jessica Whitley

Rich and Linda Crooks • Grant Grissom • Frank & Ronnie Keegan

Gold Sponsors: Rotary Club of Athens • Oconee Vision Group • Jean Dixon

Resource Partners CPAs • Jackson EMC • Double Oaks Golf Club Oconee Vision Group • CTDI • Publix • Dean Clemons & Family Athens Animal Hospital • Pat & Cheri Cherry • Tish Rumsey & Lewis Perdue Borders Glass & Lawn Service, LLC • Mary Lillie Watson Family Fund

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 Indicates images available at Athens School of Music. Now offering in-person and online instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin and more. From beginner to expert, all styles. Visit www.athensschoolof, 706-543-5800.

REAL ESTATE ART STUDIO Workshop available to all performing artists and filmmakers. Artist/students rates from $7–10/hr. Visit lisayaconelli. com/work-shop for more info. 160 Winston Dr. #9

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

HOUSES FOR RENT Available August 1st. 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. HWflrs., CHAC, quiet street. Grad students preferred or couples plus one. Rent negotiable. Also furnished apartment for rent. (706) 3721505.

MUSIC SERVICES Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College Dwntn. 706-3699428.

ROOMS FOR RENT Room with private bath and entrance for rent, available October 1. One mile from downtown. $500/month + split utilities. Text 770-548-7409 for more information.



Peachy Green Clean Cooperative, your local friendly green cleaners! Free estimates. Call us today: 706-248-4601

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Advertise your services in Flagpole! Call 706-549-0301 today!

flagpole classifieds Reach Over 30,000 Readers Every Week! Business Services Real Estate Music For Sale BASIC

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HOME AND GARDEN Female-owned/operated gardening services! We can help with planning, building, soil delivery, planting, regular maintenance and kid-friendly instruction! Call/Text: 706-3955321

JOBS FULL-TIME BOS Security is hiring SECURITY OFFICERS. FT & PT opportunities. $14/hr. if you have stable work history and enjoy the public. Apply online at Canopy Studio is hiring an Executive Director. This full-time position is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of Canopy Studio. Required skills include fiscal management and budgeting experience, strategic planning, managerial experience, effective communication and strong interpersonal skills. Full job description available at Em’s Kitchen is hiring! Back of house: food prep, light cooking, making orders and cleanup. Front of house: taking orders, food prep, making orders and cleanup. Full-time/ part-time available. Hours are Mon–Fri., 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Apply at emskitchen975@

Join the nation’s leading mobile dictation service and learn to be a transcriptionist! No customer interaction! Work independently, set your own weekday schedule (16–40 hours weekly). We have a relaxed, casual, safe space environment. Compensation automatically increases as you gain proficiency. Extremely flexible time-off arrangements with advance notice. Experience our eight-tiered training program with bonuses after each tier. So your starting compensation will range from $9.25 to $10.80 hourly based on individual performance. After approx. threemonth training, your compensation should exceed training pay and you’ll receive automatic increases for tenure with the company, efficiency, etc. Show proof of vaccination at hire. Line cooks needed! Big City Bread Cafe & Little City Diner are now hiring line cooks for daytime hours. Experienced preferred but not required. Stop by after lunch to fill out an application or drop off a resume. No phone calls, please. Find employees by placing an ad in the Flagpole Classifieds! Call 706-549-0301 or email

MAD Hospitality, LLC, a new Hospitality organization headquartered and operating in beautiful downtown Madison, GA, is currently accepting applications to staff several forthcoming concept restaurants and bars. MAD Hospitality is focused on excellent customer service and superior food and beverage offerings in unique and inviting venues. Teamwork is a cornerstone of our service philosophy. We seek to invest in professional, motivated, and forward-thinking hosts, hostesses, servers, bartenders and baristas to be a part of launching and operating this multi-faceted enterprise and creating a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. MAD Hospitality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please forward a resume indicating the position for which you are applying to We look forward to hearing from you! UberPrints is now hiring for multiple positions! Both full and part-time positions available. For more information and applications, go to company/jobs

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



Individual Real Estate Business (RTS) Run-‘Til-Sold** Online Only***

Junk South Junk Removal Hiring PT/FT starting at $13/hr. Hardworking, dependable and professional. Growth opportunities. Call 706-540-5975 or email

Visit to view all the cats and dogs available at the shelter

$10 per week $14 per week $16 per week $40 per 12 weeks $5 per week

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PLACE AN AD • Call our Classifieds Dept. 706-549-0301 • Email us at

Flik (55708)

Flik is the ultimate lovebug! He’s super soft, enjoys playing with his brothers (Nemo & Remy) and likes to sit in his foster mom’s lap. Make him yours and your lap could be next!

Nemo (55709)

Nemo was once in rough shape, but look, he’s flourishing now! This guy’s not as energetic as his brothers and prefers to chill out, be held and cuddle.

Remy (55707)

Remy is such a social kitty! He meows for attention and of course enjoys being held and petted. Call for more info on Remy and his bros, they’re eager to find a furever home!

These pets and many others are available for adoption at: • Deadline to place ads is 11:00 a.m. every Monday for the following Wednesday issue • All ads must be prepaid


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Athens-Clarke County Animal Services 125 Buddy Christian Way · 706-613-3540 Call for appointment

PART-TIME ACC Leisure Services is seeking a Technical Assistant for the Morton Theatre. Position assists with coordination of front of house, stage and backstage technical production related to operation, maintenance and public use of the Morton. Vocational/technical diploma in a related discipline with two years experience required. Part-time, varied schedule (includes nights/ weekends). For more info/to apply, visit: jobs 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 Viva Argentine is looking for a few nice hardworking folks to be part of the team! Competitive hourly wages for all positions. $10/hr. training, $12/ hr. hosting and kitchen, $5/hr. + tips servers (must be 18+). Please email resumes to viva

NOTICES MESSAGES All Georgians over the age of 12 are eligible to be vaccinated! Call 888457-0186 or go to for more information. COVID testing in Athens available at 3500 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. (Old Fire Station in the corner of Atlanta Hwy. & Mitchell Bridge Rd. near Aldi and Publix.) Mon– Fri. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To register, call 844-625-6522 or go to Mobile Food Pantry @ General Time Athens! Athens Terrapin Beer Co. alongside Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and various local sponsors will host a drive-thru food pantry on the 3rd Monday of each month thru 2021. All ACC residents that meet income requirements may attend. First come, first served. This event will take place outside rain or shine. 100 Newton Bridge Rd. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Get Flagpole delivered straight to your mailbox! $50 for six months or $90 for one year. Call 706-549-0301 or email


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