Editor’s note: To submit information for the community calender, e-mail Allison Goodman at cgoodman@arkansasnews.com before 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Today: Painting on Canvas for adults will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Friday: There will be a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carlisle High School, 145 Raborn Road.

Saturday: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will host a hamburger supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Civic Center. This year bingo cards will be given with the purchase of any meal. Guests are invited to try and win one of many prizes donated by local businesses. Cost is $6 for hamburger meal and $4 for hot dog meals. Individual hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase. Bingo cards will not be given with any individual item purchases. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the chance to win a chainsaw or premium cooler. Raffle winners are not required to be present to win.

Monday: The Carlisle Lions Club will hold its annual pancake supper and silent auction from 5-7 p.m. in the Carlisle elementary school cafeteria. Silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the live auction at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per adult and $2 per child.

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

Tuesday: Pinch of this food demonstration on dips will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.

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

Wednesday: There will be a spring-themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

Wednesday: Bunny Tales will be at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library with spring time stories, crafts, games, and songs for children ages two-five.

March 20: Parent-teacher conference will begin at 2:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. at Carlisle High School. There will be a special meeting for parents of students who have signed up for Advanced Placement Courses and college courses. This meeting will be held in the library of the high school at 6 p.m.. Information will be given about the courses offered and the expectations for students.

Following this meeting the high school counselor will talk to parents of junior and seniors about financial aid for college and the steps they should be taking. If you have a student taking these classes or planning on attending college in the near future, please be sure to attend these meetings.

March 20: Bingo for Books will be from 4-5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

March 25: There will a "Who stole the cookies" story time for all ages at 5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

March 26: The Bunny Tales story time will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be focusing on colors.

March 26: There will be a St. Patrick’s Day themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

March 27: Concord Methodist Church will host the Annual Wild Game Banquet at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Hank Hough of Kingdom Dog Ministries. There will be plenty of wild game dishes and non-wild game dishes as well. Admission is $10.

April 5: The annual Miss Carlisle pageant will be at 5 p.m. in the Carlisle Elementary Cafeteria. Entry deadline is at 4 p.m. March 27. Forms are available at the High school or elementary office, Nick’s BBQ, Fever’s, Lonoke County Co-op or from any Heritage League member. All participants must live in the school district or attend Carlisle schools. For more information contact Barbara Phillips at 870-552-3460 after 5 p.m. or Peggy Holmes at 870-255-3060 after 5 p.m.

April 12: The Miss Fort Lincoln Pageant will begin at 11 a.m. at the Prairie County Community Center. Ages birth-21 years will be eligible for competition. The birth-12 year old pageant will begin at 11 a.m., and the 13-21 year old pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. All contestants will compete in formal wear. All contestants ages seven-21 years will compete in interview, and contestants who choose to will compete in talent and photogenic.

All queens will receive a crown, sash, and prize pack. Queens will also receive two tickets to the Southern Heritage Dinner on April 26. Queens will also be the face of Fort Lincoln Festival on May 10. The Teen Miss Fort Lincoln will receive a $250 scholarship, and Miss Fort Lincoln will win a $500 scholarship. Talent winners will receive a prize and will perform at Fort Lincoln Festival on the main stage. Interview and photogenic winners will receive a prize as well.

The Miss Fort Lincoln Pageant is a pageant that celebrates the contestants’ beauty, poise, personality, and spirit. This is a pageant for first timers and pageant veterans alike. The entry fee is $30 with an additional $10 for talent and $10 for photogenic, which are both optional. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful pageant, please contact Hannah Jones at 501-951-4027 or email at Hannah.Ellis029@gmail.com. Be sure to "LIKE" the Facebook page to get up to date information, https://www.facebook.com/MissFtLincoln.

April 14: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet a noon in the Civic Center. Meal will be available for $5.

May 2: The Relay for Life of Lonoke County will be from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Gina Cox Center. For more information call 501-690-8538 or visit the website at RelayForLife.org.

May 3: Grills and Gowns, a pageant and BBQ contest, benefit event for the Lonoke County Council on Again, Meals on Wheels Program will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lonoke County fair grounds. Cost is $50 for a four member team for the BBQ contest. Turn in time is 3 p.m. Five awards will be given. The pageant will be open to any girls ages birth to 20 years. Cost for pageant entry is $30 for beauty, $10 for photogenic or $35 for beauty and photogenic. Attire will be pageant dress or Sunday best. There will be eight categories winners and one people’s choice winner. Deadline by Mail is April 25 or in person by May 2. For more information about the events, contact Wayne Hamric at 501-438-1006, Ronnie Evans at 501-412-5087 or Sharon Anderson at 501-676-6971. Forms are also available online at LonokeCountySeniors.com