To submit information for the community calendar, e-mail Allison Goodman at cgoodman@arkansasnews.com before 4 p.m. on Friday.


Today: Teens Coding program at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


Thursday: The Cabot Lions Club Meeting will meet at noon in the Kingpin Sports Grill, 2350 Lakewood Dr. in Cabot


Thursday: The Lonoke County Quorum Court will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the annex building.


Friday: Dig. Plant. Grow. will be at 1 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.


Saturday: The Zyndall Raney Band will preform from 7-10 p.m. at the Ward Country Dance located just off US Hwy 67, Exit 25 (Ward Exit). The Band will be playing your favorite dance music, come early, a large crowd is expected. For additional information call 870-512-8447 or check the band web site at zwrband.com


Monday: Wii Play all day and all ages at the Carlisle Public Library


Tuesday: At 10 a.m. there will be an adult craft in the main lobby area of the Lonoke Public Library. Also, at 2 p.m. there will be a teen coding class in the train room.


Wednesday: The 16th Section crime watch meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the 16th section community center located on Highway 319 West . Fire chief Andrew Williams and board president Tommy Sentell ( will speak at the meeting on what the fire department does and the importance of the fire department board.


July 26: Story time will be held for birth age to toddlers in the Children’s Department at the Lonoke Public Library at 10 a.m.


July 27: The American Legion Post 71 Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Mini Mall 114 North 1st street in Cabot (Old Assessor’s Office)


July 28: Adult bingo will be held at 2 p.m. in the main lobby area at the Lonoke Public Library.


July 31: The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc is hosting a free environmental education teacher workshop from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participants will receive training in two internationally recognized environmental education programs – Project Learning Tree and Project WET. These programs provide respected and proven environmental education curricula that are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education and TAPP Registry for 6 hours of professional development credit. Class sizes are limited; registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the museum at 870-256-3711 or lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.com.


Aug. 1: The Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center will present a Call To Action for Suicide and Bullying Prevention – “Whispers To Wisdom.” from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Lonoke Assembly of God Church at 1763 SW Front Street, Lonoke. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from a distinguished panel of professionals on the subjects. Greg Adams – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Center for Good Mourning, Mary Meacham – Arkansas Chapter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Dr. Cathy Staton – Trauma Focused Licensed Therapist, Steven Blackwood – Strategic Consultant, Suicide Loss Survivor & Grass Roots Prevention Advocate, Senator Eddie Joe Williams and Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham. A question and answer session will allow attendees to address the panelists. Keynote Lunch Speaker will be First Lady Susan Hutchison. There will also be educational resources offered by Methodist Behavioral Hospital, Pinnacle Point, and Professional Counselling Associates. There is no charge to attend the event and lunch will be provided. You are encouraged RSVP by July 25, 2017 to Robyn Ketchum rketchum.wadecac@sbcglobal.net or Sharon Rudder srudder.wadecac@sbcglobal.net or you may call the Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center at 501-676-2552. Seating will be limited. Additional training sessions will be offered at a later date and registration to these sessions will be available at Whispers To Wisdom.


Aug. 3: The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the depot. Lunch will be provided for $10.


Aug. 14: Students return to school at the Carlisle School District.


Aug. 14: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon at city hall. Lunch will be provided for $10.


Aug. 14: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at city hall.


Aug. 14: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.


Aug. 21: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.