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


Today: 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.


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


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


Saturday: 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


Saturday: The Zyndall Raney Band will be performing from 7-10 p.m. at the Ward Country Connection located just off US Hwy 67, Exit 25 (Ward Exit).


Come join us and dance to your favorite songs. For any additional information call 870-512-8447. You may also check the band Web Site at zwrband.com


Sunday: The Carlisle Alumni Association will have a meeting at 2 p.m. at the Museum of Carlisle History. Everyone is invited to attend.


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


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


Monday: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center. The meeting was rescheduled from the previous week.


Tuesday: 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.


Tuesday: 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 4: The Lonoke Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the depot. Lunch will be provided for $10.


May 8: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Civic Center. Lunch will be provided for $10.


May 8: Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at city hall


May 8: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.


May 9: The Lonoke Libary Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Lonoke 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. 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.


May 15: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.


May 16: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center.