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

Today: Through the month of August, BancorpSouth in Carlisle will be collecting school supplies for children in need. Donations can be brought to the BancorpSouth branch.

Today: At 10 a.m. the Woodlawn Community Center’s will have a Bingo day. Fill a gift bag with a gift, (something inexpensive). The Woodlawn Community Center is located at 10070 Arkansas 31 north. Come early for a cup of coffee, and bring a dish for the potluck luncheon.

Today: Drop in and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog from 2-5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Elementary ages welcome to the back to school party with Clifford.

Monday: First day of school for Carlisle and Lonoke School Districts.

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

Tuesday: Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot of the North Metro Medical Center, 1400 Braden Street, Jacksonville, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Schedule appointment at and enter sponsor code: North Metro. For information call Amy Arnone at 985-7249.

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

Aug. 22: The American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Red Oak Healthcare and Rehab, 1010 Barnes St. in Lonoke.

Aug. 27: The American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Gina Cox Center, 501 W. Academy in Lonoke.

Sept. 8: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Civic Center. Meal will be provided for $5.

Sept. 8: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at City Hall.

Sept. 8: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the superintendent’s office.

Sept. 13: The Ward Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to this year’s annual Jamboree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ward Chamber Community Center in Downtown Ward. This year’s headliner entertainment will be none other than local country recording artists Willie Ray & Smokin’ Guns. In addition to Willie Ray & Smokin’ Guns (, there will be live entertainment all day long with bingo games; cake walks, and a silent auction. New to the Jamboree this year will be food vendors. There will also be crafts booths, product specific booths, and informational booths available all day long. If you wish to rent booth space to sell, advertise, or promote your product, service, organization, campaign or business, please contact MaryJane Sawyer, 501-319-3436. For further information, visit our website, or contact Sharon Roberts at 501-743-4395.