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New Year's Interfaith Breakfast

An interfaith prayer breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 1.

This year's breakfast theme is "Healing Our City Through Prayer."

The breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Macon.

For more information, call 478-745-1890.

Unemployment Rates Announced This Week

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Macon area increased to 10.4 percent in November, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in October.

The jobless rate in the metro Macon area in November 2009 was 9.6 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced earlier this week that the GDOL is processing extended benefit claims for unemployed Georgians who will qualify under legislation enacted Friday, which expands the extended benefits claim filing period for jobless Americans through Dec. 31, 2011. The bill does not, however, provide additional benefits beyond 99 weeks, the news release says.

“These additional resources will help qualified jobseekers provide food, clothing, and shelter while they seek employment,” said Commissioner Thurmond. “I’m pleased that the approval came in time for the holidays.”

Big Screen Movie Night: The Polar Express

Big Screen Movie Night: The Polar Express

At 7 p.m. at Cherry St. Plaza in front of the Terminal Station

Grassroots Organization to Host Men's Symposium Monday

Macon Community Enrichment Organization (MCEO), a grassroots organization, is hosting its First Men’s Symposium – Men Reaching Out to Men on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 at 6 p.m.

14th Annual Anita Ponder and Friends Holiday Feast Scheduled for Christmas Day

The 14th Annual Anita Ponder and Friends Holiday Feast will take place at Douglass Theatre on Dec. 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The feast is free to the public. Free haircuts and salon services will be offered by local barbers and salon services.

Toys, clothes and shoes for those in need will be available.

AJ the DJ will have live entertainment.

For more information, contact Anita Ponder at 478-978-5067. Call for free rides to the dinner, if you or someone you know is in need, if you want to volunteer or if you want to donate food, toys or clothes.

Peyton Anderson Foundation Donates to Museum of Aviation

Peyton Anderson Foundation Donates to Museum of Aviation

The Museum of Aviation Foundation received a $50,000 donation from the Peyton Anderson Foundation to improve and relocate the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit from Hangar One to the Scott Exhibit Hangar at the Museum of Aviation, according to a museum release. 

The move is part of the Museum’s effort to consolidate a number of World War II exhibits into one hangar. 

The Peyton Anderson Foundation website says that the foundation was formed to handle the broad distribution of the estate of Peyton Tooke Anderson, Jr. to enhancing the quality of life in the communities of Macon, Bibb County, and Middle Georgia.

Saturday City Market on the Green

City Market on the Green will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.

City Market on the Green will include home-baked goodies, jewelry, handcrafted wreaths and holiday items, handmade soap and Amish and Mennonite products, a release from Davis Farm says.

City Market on the Green is held Saturdays between Poplar St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.