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: The Lonoke County Fair Parade will be at 5 p.m. in downtown Lonoke.

Saturday: The Lonoke County Fair talent show will be held at 1 p.m. on the Lonoke County Fairgrounds.

Monday: The Carlisle Public Library will celebrate National Checkers Day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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

Tuesday: The Carlisle Public Library will be showing the movie "Super Buddies" at 3:45 p.m. Snack will be provided

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

Sept. 26: The Carlisle Public Library will have Bingo 4 Books from 3:30-5 p.m.

Oct. 5: There will be a benefit dinner for Rick Gazo and Trudy Drye from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center. Everyone in invited to come support Gazo in his battle against cancer. Oct is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 10 years of age and children 5 and under are free. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at the Carlisle Banking Center, noting "Trudy Drye and Rick Benefit". For more information call 501-516-5385.

Oct. 7: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Civic Center.

Oct. 12: The Grand Prairie Round Table of Lonoke will be sponsoring an event at Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery from 1-4 p.m. in Cabot. Local historian and Camp Nelson researcher, R.D. Keever will share a display a history of Confederate Camp Nelson at Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, south off of Campground Road on Cherry Road. The cemetery is located at Cherry Road and Rye Drive. (Quick route is to take the Lonoke exit from the interstate, and run Hwy 31 north, exiting on Hwy 321. It is 2 miles to Camp Nelson.) Keever will set up a period tent and a horse in complete period dress, along with artifacts from Camp Nelson. He will ask and answer questions on Camp Nelson. He hopes to raise the awareness of the history surrounding Camp Nelson. Keever is a re-enactor and a retired teacher, who totally knows nearly everything that there is to know about Camp Nelson. He is a real treasure trove of information and everyone is invited and welcome. For additional information, e-mail R.D. Keever at convertiblecowboy@suddenlink.net or Rick Meadows at RMeadows@aaamissouri.com

Oct. 14: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the courtroom.

Oct. 14: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Superintendents office.

Oct. 21: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.

Oct. 22: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center.