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

Ongoing: Christmas for Kids has started its annual fundraising for its toy drive. Donations of toys are also sought to assist the program from children who live in the Cabot School District. For more information, call 501-843-3363, ext. 1029. Donations can be mailed to: Christmas for Kids, C/O Bill Holden, 100 Gunsmoke Drive, Austin, AR 72007. To donate toys and arrange pickup, call 501-743-3560. Toys can also be brought to any elementary school in the Cabot School District. The program ends Dec. 19.

Today: Wii Play will be at 3:30-5:30 p.m. available for all ages at the Carlisle Public Library

Thursday: Story Time is at 10:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library followed by Kids Science Experiment at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Thursday: Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 will be having their annual Thanksgiving dinner for all Veterans and their families at 6 p.m. at the Army National Guard Armory, 300 Commerce Park Drive, Cabot. Any questions, call 501-203-5715.

Thursday: The Mane Event will start at 6 p.m. at Bella Terra Estates, 500 AR 89, Cabot. The event is a fundraiser for Beyond Boundaries and for more information or to buy tickets, call 501-941-1522. You can also learn more by visiting

Friday: Adult Computer Basics Class will be at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Monday: Kids Movie Day is at 2 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Monday: The Cabot City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the city Annex Building.

Tuesday: Adult/Teen Pinch of This food Program will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Tuesday: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Nov 22: Board Games, Puzzles and the Wii will be available all day for all ages at the Carlisle Public Library

Nov 23 and 24: The Lonoke County Library System Branches will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 24: Santa Shack returns! Visit Santa Claus at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cabot starting Nov. 24 through Dec. 23. The schedule is Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday it is noon to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to p.m.

The schedule for Dec. 18 through Dec. 22 is Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Shack is sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful.

Nov 27: Wii Play at 3:30-5:30 p.m. available for all ages at the Carlisle Public Library

Nov. 27: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.

Nov 28: Adult and Teen Calligraphy Program will be at 4: p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Nov 29: Teen Book Tasting Program is at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Nov. 29: HELP, (Housing, Educational, Learning Program) is being developed to assist the homeless. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post at 114 N. 1st Street, Cabot. Any questions, please contact Allen Miller at 501-203-5715.

Nov. 30: The Community Theatre of Cabot will be performing “SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS” Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 2nd and then again on Friday, Dec. 8. Come join us at the Veterans Event Center 508 N. Lincoln Street, Cabot for a fun time with the Sanders family. Call 941-2266 for reservations. Leave your name,number and request and we’ll call you back. Show and dinner adult tickets are $25 and show only is $15. Children are $15 for show and the dinner with it being $10 for show only.

Nov 30: Story Time will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Dec. 4: The deadline to enter the annual Cabot Christmas Parade is Dec. 4. The parade has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

The theme for this year’s parade is “A Hollywood-Movies Christmas!”. Participants are asked to select an idea -or- image that best represents their favorite memory or interpretation of this Christmas theme & use it to design their entry/float. This year’s parade is shaping up to be one of the best ever; including several marching bands, clowns, veterans groups and of course, Santa Claus!!

The Parade Committee would like to encourage as many businesses, groups and organizations as possible to participate, by placing some type of entry in this year’s parade. Trophies will be awarded in the five categories of competition: School/Civic, Church, Business, Animal/Equestrian and General/Personal.

Entry forms, parade rules & route maps are now available at the Veterans Park Community Center, the Cabot Chamber of Commerce office and downloadable at Entry deadline is Monday, Dec. 4. Completed forms, along with $10 entry fee, should be sent to:

Cabot Christmas Parade P.O. Box 1101 Cabot 72023

The parade will travel South Pine Street/Highway 89, beginning at Panther Trail & continuing northward past the Knights Shopping Center and will then make a left turn onto Pond Street and end at Central Elementary School, which is the same route used for the Cabot Homecoming Parade. The “Awards Presentation” Ceremony will take place immediately following the parade, at the Consolidated Administrative Services Parking Lot (across the street from Knight’s), which is where the Judges’ Stage will also be located.

If you should happen to have any questions -or- comments, please, feel free to contact the parade committee at 501-920-2122 or via e-mail: