As Maury County citizens prepare for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, they can get into the spirit of giving with a series of benefit concerts, food events and shopping opportunities this weekend.
Very Maury Christmas
at Westbury House
Need to update the home’s holiday decor, or want to get an early start on shopping for gifts this weekend?
Visit Westbury House on Saturday for A Very Maury Christmas holiday market, featuring more than 30 local artisan and business vendors selling a variety of items.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $ 5 entry fee will benefit aMuse’um Columbia Children’s Museum.
Vendor items range from handmade one-of-a-kind Christmas and holiday decor, jewelry and plenty of unique gift ideas for all ages.
Westbury House is located at 125 W. 7th St. in downtown Columbia.
Fly High Fuzzy at Skyyz Bar
Friends and former bandmates of Michael “Fuzzy” Edwards are hosting a benefit concert to celebrate his memory and to benefit his family Friday night.
The Fly High Fuzzy Benefit show at Skyyz Bar and Grill will include a silent auction, with items such as Harley Davidson T-shirts, virtual reality glasses, carpet cleaning services from 5-Star Restoration and four hours of studio recording time at Studio 65 with Sound Revival Records.
Edwards was killed in a head-on collision Nov. 3 in Spring Hill. He was a member of local Columbia rock band, Graven Souls.
Performances at the event will include The Seethrew Circus, Robert Briglio, Fleming & Moore, The Wentzel Brothers Band, Conquer the Distance and Doctor Worx Savage.
The event is 18 and up. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there is a $ 10 cover. All proceeds from the door, silent auction and sales of “Black Tooth Grin” (Jack Daniel’s & Coke) drinks will benefit Edwards’ funeral expenses, which were estimated to cost the family more than $ 10,000.
Skyyz Bar & Grill is located at 179 River Road in Columbia.
club’s Fish Fry
The EBGB motorcycle club will host a fish fry to benefit one of its members as he recovers from injuries and continues rehabilitation.
The EBGB M/C Columbia “Bam Bam” Fish Fry benefit will run from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the EBGB Columbia Clubhouse, located at 1821 S. Main St.
Plates for fried fish or frog legs are $ 10. Other activities include raffle giveaways and an auction. All proceeds will benefit Michael “Bam Bam” Jones.
Live music will be provided by Jim Warlick of local rock band STILLROLLIN and others. Donations to the raffle or any musicians interested in participating in Sunday’s event, contact Happy People Promotions at (931) 364-3014.
Tracy Bolton Benefit Concert
Maury Hills Church, located at 101 Unity Drive in Columbia, is pitching in to help one of its members with a night of live music Friday.
The Benefit Concert for Tracy Bolton starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature performances by Box of Rox, Bald Kernel and Callie Hopper.
On Oct. 9, Bolton, a single mother of two and member of Maury Hills, was in a horrific car accident on U.S. Interstate 65, which resulted in lots of medical and household expenses. Donations will be accepted throughout the night.
Live Music and Food on the square
If hitting the usual spots on the downtown square is more up your alley, this weekend will have a number of options to choose from.
Jacob Thomas Jr. will perform starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Marco’s at 822 South. Don’t miss the restaurant’s brunch menu Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m.
Singer/songwriter Geoff Schmith of Summertown will perform at Puckett’s on the square staring at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Down at Asgard Brewing Company, patrons can enjoy the jazzy guitar and singing by Josh Preston starting at 7 p.m. Friday. While there, enjoy a “pimped out pimento” or grilled PB&J sandwich from Foodies food truck.
Pig N Out BBQ will be at the brewery Saturday, and The Love Bus food truck Sunday. Asgard Brewery is located at 104 E. 5th St.