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Events in Macon July 6-12

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The Hummingbird Stage and Tap Room

This week in town we have fencing classes, First Friday and a book club you may not know about. 

Thursday, July 6

Songwriter Showcase feat. Andy Johnson, Bob and Blender, and Henry D. Jones at Grant’s Lounge

The first Songwriter Showcase was such a success, Grant’s Lounge is doing it again. This year it will feature blues singer and guitarist Henry D. Jones, acoustic guitarist and songwriter Bob and Blender  and Southern rock songwriter Andy Johnson

8 p.m.; $10 tickets available at; 560 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

Friday, July 7

July First Friday

This month’s First Friday has a discount on axe throwing at Maniaxe Throwing, a special Corks & Canvas event at the 567 where participants can learn how to paint a weeping willow tree and Americana band Clay Johnson & the Hard Promises plays JBA. Check out the First Friday Facebook event page for a complete listing of activities and individual start times. 

Saturday, July 8

Josh Bennett Band at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom

The Josh Bennett Band’s music is a mix of country, bluegrass and well, whimsey. The Athens- based trio leads with the banjo but sounds very southern rock. In a review of a show in Athens the reviewer said, “Josh Bennett Band is everything Luke Bryan wishes he could be: In a pair of sunglasses and work boots with mismatched socks, Bennett is younger, cooler and more authentic than all the big country stars of today.”

10 p.m.- 2 a.m.; $5 at the door; 430 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 741-9130;

Sunday, July 9

Macon Film Guild Presents: “You Hurt My Feelings” at The Douglass Theatre

This 2023 film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a popular novelist in a perfect marriage with her professor husband. The couple’s future happiness is thrown into doubt when the novelist finds out her husband has been lying about his opinion on her work. The film received good reviews from critics (95% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) but was a mixed bag for audiences (65% Fresh Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes). 

2 p.m. and 5 p.m. with an after-film discussion after the 2 p.m. showing; $5; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 31201; (478) 742-2000;

Monday, July 10

Mindfulness Monday Meditation at The Bohemian Den

Bohemian Den owner Scott Mitchell leads this 30-minute guided midday meditation. The theme remains the popular “Loving Kindness” with Mitchell guiding participants breathing and imaginations to a state of mental relaxation. The doors lock at noon so attendees should arrive about 10 minutes early in order to set themselves up for the meditation.

Noon; Free; 502 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 227-7785;

Tuesday, July 11

Beginner Fencing Classes at the North Houston Sports Complex

If you’re looking to add a mysterious European air to your reputation and at the same time sweat yourself silly, then fencing may be for you. The founder of the Warner Robins Fencing Club, James Taylor leads this series of six beginner classes on the sport of fencing. The course is open to ages 11 and up. Equipment is provided. Attendees should dress in gym clothes and wear tennis/athletic shoes. There is no pre-registration required. More information available at the Facebook event page. 

6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; $70 for the series (family discounts available), cash or check only; 900 North Houston Rd., Warner Robins, 31093;

Wednesday, July 12

Macon Readers Book Club at Washington Memorial Library

Literacy Librarian Rebekah Scarborough leads the Macon Readers Book Club, which meets monthly at Washington Memorial. Scarborough picks the books for the club based around the upcoming month’s important events, with July’s choice “Educated” by Tara Westover to go with the general back-to-school feel of late July. The public is welcome to discuss the book with the conversation facilitated by Scarborough. The book choice for August is “Homecoming” by Kate Morton, if you missed out on this book club but would like to join the next. At the circulation desk, the library holds extra copies of the Book Club’s book of the month.  

6 p.m.; Free; 1180 Washington Ave., 31201; (478) 300-6744;


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