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


Today: An Animal Egg Craft for children will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.


Today: America Saves by Bancorp South 2 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


Friday: The Lonoke County Library System will be having a staff development meeting. All Lonoke County Libraries will be closed.


Monday: Story Time 10:30 a.m. at Carlisle Public Library


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


Tuesday: Adult Painting on canvas 4:30 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


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


Tuesday: Teen Earth Day Craft will be held at the Lonoke Public Library at 4 p.m.


Wednesday: Come in to the Lonoke Public Library and join us for Story Time at 10 a.m.


Wednesday: Teens Earth Day craft 4 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


April 20: Color Me Calm for adults will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a Children’s Earth Day Craft at 3:45 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.


April 20: The Lonoke County Quorum Court will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the annex building.


April 21: There will be an Adult Craft held at the Lonoke Public Library at 10 a.m. .


April 22: A Celebrate Earth Day event, sponsored by the Lonoke Lions club will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Lonoke County Court House and Lonoke County library. Admission is free. Vendors, informational booths, special speakers and demonstrators, a food drive, entertainment, contests, food and more will be available throughout the day. For more information, contact Bruce Edwards at 501-529-2377


April 24: There will be an Adult Computer Class at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.


April 24: Story Time at 10:30 a.m. and Crazy 8’s will be at 4 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


April 25: Delta Rivers Nature Center will be at the Lonoke Public Library from 1-1:45 p.m. doing a presentation on Bears. At 4 p.m. the Crazy 8’s Math Club will also meet at the library.


April 25: Delta Rivers Nature Center Bear exhibit at 4 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


April 26: Teen Book Club 4 p.m. at Carlisle Public Library


April 26: Come in to the Lonoke Public library and join us for Story Time at 10 a.m. .


April 28: Genre Bingo for all ages will be held at 2 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.


May 13: Experienced at food preservation or a novice wanting to learn, classes offered at the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension office are the thing for you. Classes in water bath and pressure canning using the newest techniques are being offered in preparation for the summer harvest. A pickling class will also be offered for those who want to learn how to turn those cucumbers into delicious pickles. Whether you enjoy foods from your own garden or locally grown from the Farmers’ Market these classes can be beneficial. Pressure canning will be taught on May 13 from 9 a.m. until noon, water bath canning May 13 from 1- 4 p.m., and the pickling class will be on June 3 from 9 a.m. until noon. During the pickling class we will also discuss dehydration. Each class will meet in the Cooperative Extension conference room on Hwy 70 East. There will be a cost of $10 per person for each class to cover the cost of food with each participant taking home one jar of each item preserved. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your (insert appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. Pre-registration is required by May 5 as space is limited. For more information and to register for the classes please contact Dianna Bowen, County Extension Agent at the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension Service, 2001 Highway 70 East, 501-676-3124.