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


Thursday: Dental Health Awareness Story Time with a special guest at 10:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


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


Thursday: The Carlisle Bison Band fundraiser BBQ dinner will be from 3-7 p.m. in the Carlisle elementary cafeteria. Plates are $10 each for BBQ sandwich, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, drink and dessert. Hot dog meals will be available for $5. Band members are selling tickets.


Friday: Feed Our Vets Cabot Pantry, helps Veterans and their families on the third Saturday of every month with non-perishable items and personal hygiene items that Vets that may be in need of assistance. They will be celebrating their Grand Opening at 10 a.m. at 214 Rainbow Drive. They will have coffee, snacks and giving tours of the pantry. Any questions, please contact Feed Our Vets Cabot on Facebook or Deyonka Hickey, the Director.


Saturday Community Theatre of Cabot will have auditions for its spring play, “Bull in a China shop”. The auditions will start at 10 a.m. and will be held at 205 Adams St. Cabot. There are seven female and five male parts needed. The scenes take place in a Lady’s retirement home. Call 941-2266 for any questions. Please leave your name and number on the voice mail and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.


Saturday: STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service) Club, ham radio group, will be having classes taught by Steve Moore with ADEM will be presenting ICS 800 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone can attend the classes. Classes will be held at the American Legion Post 71, 114 N 1st St., Cabot. Any questions contact Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.


Monday: Lonoke County Library System will be closed in observance of President’s Day


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


Tuesday: All About Herbs Basil program for the Adults and Teens will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


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


Feb. 17: It is New Orleans night at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Community Theatre of Cabot. The theater is located at 508 N. Lincoln St., Cabot. Gumbo will be served at 6:30 p.m. with King cake for dessert. Call 501-941-2266 for reservations.


Also, auditions will be held that day for “Bull in a China Shop.” Parts are for seven females and five males. For more information, call 501-941-2266.


Feb. 17: Treat yourself and learn to make homemade lye soap at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park. Join the park interpreter to explore the process of making lye soap and take home your own unique, handcrafted soap. You can make something useful with your own hands and keep it for yourself, or give some away for the perfect gift.


The upcoming lye soap workshop will be hosted by the museum and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17. It will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 1 p.m. Participants will each receive a pamphlet of soap recipes, several bars of soap, and memories to take home. Please bring an apron or clothing which will cover your arms and legs and wear close-toed shoes. This workshop may be attended by ages 18 and up, while ages 16 to 17 are required to be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required. Admission: A non-refundable $25 registration fee is due when you sign up.


The Plantation Agriculture Museum is just 20 minutes from Little Rock at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 165 and Arkansas Hwy. 161. Take exit 7 off I-440, turn right on U.S. Hwy. 165, go 5 miles to Museum and turn right on Arkansas Hwy. 161 in Scott, Arkansas. The Museum is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the museum exhibits is free for self-guided tours and $4 for adults and $3 for children for guided tours. For more information, please contact us at 501- 961-1409 or plantationagrimuseum@arkansas.com.


Feb 21: BINGO for Books at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


Feb 22: All about Birds theme Story Time at 10:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


Feb. 22: The Cabot Lions Club will meet at noon, at Colton’s Grill & Steakhouse in Cabot.


Feb. 24: A Lonoke Housing Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lonoke Community Center. Realtor, mortgage, title, interior design, construction and housing assistance vendors will be available with answers to your housing needs.


Feb. 24: Open and free to the public, Baptist Health’s annual Head North to Health Fair and screening event will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon on the lower level of McCain Mall in North Little Rock. For more information about Baptist Health, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or visit the website at baptist-health.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.


Feb 26: Carnival Day for the Kids and Teens at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


Feb 27: Kids teach Kids program at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


Feb 28: Teen Book Club at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library


March 8: The Cabot Scholarship Foundation’s Roast & Toast Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Cabot Junior High North cafeteria. The event recognizes students who are receiving scholarships from the foundation. Last year, the foundation awarded 119 Cabot High School seniors with $124,050 in scholarships.


April 21: The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce will host its 49th annual Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce banquet in the Gina Cox Center. Details to be announced at a later date.


April 30: It’s almost Spring and that means it’s almost golf season. Criswell Robinson American Legion Post 71 will be hosting our 4th Annual Golf Tournament. It will be held at Rolling Hills Country Club on April 30 at 1 p.m. It’s a four person scramble with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Also an opportunity to win a 2018 Ford Vehicle, if you get a Hole in One on a designated hole, plus Closest to Pin Award and Longest Drive Award. Early registration is through April 27. Not only are we looking for Golfers, we are also looking for Sponsors. For more information contact The Post at 501-203-5715.