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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: Blind Date with a Book is back this February at the Carlisle Public Library. Stop by and choose a book, write a review and return for your chance to win a Gift Card! Review must be received by Feb. 28.

Today: Painting on Canvas for Teens in seventh through 12th grade will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.

Sunday: Celebrate Black History Month during the 11 a.m. service with Nelson A. Watson, Pastor at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle.

Monday: There will be science fun from Tweens, students in fourth through sixth grade beginning at 3:45 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.

Monday: Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin crisis intervention assistance to families with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program on. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted until funds are depleted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

CADC encourages households to attend mass application assistance days to apply for assistance; however, the program will continue to accept both crisis and regular LIHEAP applications after the mass intake days, until funds have been depleted.

Apply on Monday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. – 1 pm, at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street in Lonoke. After the mass intake in Lonoke County, applications are accepted at the following locations and times: CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 South East Front Street in Lonoke, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call 501-676-0019 for more information or the Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory Street in Ward, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until noon. Applications are made by appointment by calling 501-676-0019.

Tuesday: Lonoke Middle School and High School are having a joint parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Library. Informational presentations will be given on the district’s crisis plan from Patrick Matarazzo, the Upward Bound program from Nate Pyle of ASU-Beebe, and multicultural and ESL programs in the district from Julia Shoemaker.

Wednesday: There will be a germs themed Toddler Time beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.

Wednesday: Celebrate National Dental Health Month with the Lonoke Public Library at the 10 a.m. Bunny Tales story time. Central Arkansas Dental Associates will be the guest speaker.

Feb. 27: A representative from Affordable Care Act will be at the Carlisle Public Library between 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to assist with enrollment.

March 2: There will be a “Grab-n-Go lunch” fish, chicken and rib lunch fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. behind the Lonoke County Courthouse. Cost is $15 per plate. Meal includes three pieces of fish, two pieces of chicken, four ribs, slaw, beans, fries, hush-puppies, onion and pickle. Fish and chicken will be prepared by King Kat. Pre-orders are required by Feb. 21. Proceeds will benefit the Wade Knox child Advocacy Center’s Medical and Mental Health Services. For more information about the event call 501-676-2552. For tickets, text Jim Bailey at 501-940-8454.

March 10: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon in the Civic Center.

March 10: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the court room.

March 10: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the superintendent’s office.

March 14: There will be a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carlisle High School, 145 Raborn Road.

March 15: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will host a hamburger supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Civic Center. This years bingo cards will be given with the purchase of any meal. Guests are invited to try and win one of many prizes donated by local businesses. Tickets for the supper will be available for purchase through any Chamber of Commerce member and at the door. Cost is $6 for hamburger meal and $4 for hot dog meals. Individual hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase. Bingo cards will not be given with any individual item purchases.

March 17: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.

March 18: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center

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