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Today: Youth Blackout poetry will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Participates must be old enough to read and write.
Today-Saturday: The Marjorie Walker McCrary Memorial Library will hold a sale of hundreds of books for easy readers, juvenile, and young adult in hardback, softcover, and paperbacks from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 and from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. All proceeds will benefit the children and teen departments.
Saturday: The first annual Fort Lincoln Fest Southern Heritage Wild Game Dinner will be held at the beautifully restored old DeValls Bluff School Gym on Saturday, April 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and are going fast for this unique event, which will feature deer, duck, and wild turkey. Special guest speakers include Diane Bohnert, a professional living historian, and Dr. Jim Lagrone, an avid hunter and former president of the Ark. Baptist Convention. Live entertainment will be provided by Preservation Theory. Displays will be provided courtesy of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Operation Wounded Warrior Support, and Muddy Bayou Young Gunz. Nice door prizes will be given away for free, including bigger ticket items like duck hunts and duck calls. For more information regarding this and other Fort Lincoln Fest events, please go to Facebook.com/FortLincolnFreedomFest, or contact Billy White, Festival Dir., at (501) 516-6064.
Monday: Lonoke and Prairie County Families are invited to the First Baptist Church in Cabot at 6:30 p.m. for information on how to be involved in helping children in need through fostering, adopting or volunteering via The CALL in Lonoke and Prairie Counties - thecallinarkansas.org
Tuesday: Movie Day at the Carlisle Public Library will begin at 4 p.m. Snack will be provided. All ages are welcome.
Tuesday: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center banquet room.
Wednesday: The Bunny Tales story time, for ages two through five, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be Pete the cat and colors.
Wednesday: There will be a picnic themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 1: "The Evening with the Arts" will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Carlisle High School Bison Arena. The beginning band and the high school band will perform under the direction of Christina Bartlett. The choirs will perform under the direction of Cassandra VanZandt, junior choir and Christina Bartlet senior choir.
The gym lobby will house an art display of student work. Art I is taught by Monica Caviness and an advanced class, 2-D and 3D design, is taught by Carol Hauk.
Lobby of the gym will be open by 5:30 p.m. for the public to view the art exhibits, followed by performances at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
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
May 5: Yoga for kids will be at 5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 6: Mother’s Day craft will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. This is for youth age. Seating is limited.
May 7: There will be a Mother’s Day themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 12: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Civic Center. Meal will be provided for $5.
May 12: Pinch of this, adult cooking demonstration will be at 5:15 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 12: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at city hall.
May 12: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 in the administration building.
May 14: There will be a baseball themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 19: Adult painting on Canvas will be at 5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 19: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.
May 20: Bingo for books will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. All ages are welcome.
May 20: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center.
May 21: There will be a camping themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 22: Youth ages are invited to make infinity bracelets at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
May 26: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed.
May 27: Adults are invited to make laundry detergent at 5:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Bring an empty jug.
May 28: There will be a bugs themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.