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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: Come get “egg-cited” about eggs, a program for all ages with science, games and eggs from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.

Friday: Community Shred day will be from 10 a.m until noon at BancorpSouth in Carlisle. Staples, paper clips, binder clips or manila folder do not have to be removed before shredding. Please remove all paper from binders. Binders, cardboard, plastics, hard drives, computer discs or floppy drives can not be shredded.

Friday: Make and take crafts will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for all ages at the Lonoke Public Library. Come make a bookmark and mark your spot.

Saturday: The Carlisle Community Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. in the Carlisle City Park. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures so don’t forget your camera. For more information call the Carlisle Methodist Church at 870-552-7789.

Saturday: The Carlisle Masonic Lodge will host a Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Lodge. Cost is $6 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. Proceeds will go to the Masonic Lodge Scholarship fund.

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

Monday: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed for a regional staff training until 1 p.m. Hours will be 1-6 p.m.

Tuesday: Calling all adults. Blackout poetry will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

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

April 24: Youth Blackout poetry will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Participates must be old enough to read and write.

April 24-26: The Marjorie Walker McCrary Memorial Library will hold a sale of hundreds of books for easy readers, juvenile, and young adult in hardback, softcover, and paperbacks from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 and from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26. All proceeds will benefit the children and teen departments.

April 26: The first annual Fort Lincoln Fest Southern Heritage Wild Game Dinner will be held at the beautifully restored old DeValls Bluff School Gym on Saturday, April 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and are going fast for this unique event, which will feature deer, duck, and wild turkey. Special guest speakers include Diane Bohnert, a professional living historian, and Dr. Jim Lagrone, an avid hunter and former president of the Ark. Baptist Convention. Live entertainment will be provided by Preservation Theory. Displays will be provided courtesy of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Operation Wounded Warrior Support, and Muddy Bayou Young Gunz. Nice door prizes will be given away for free, including bigger ticket items like duck hunts and duck calls. For more information regarding this and other Fort Lincoln Fest events, please go to Facebook.com/FortLincolnFreedomFest, or contact Billy White, Festival Dir., at (501) 516-6064.

April 28: Lonoke and Prairie County Families are invited to the First Baptist Church in Cabot at 6:30 p.m. for information on how to be involved in helping children in need through fostering, adopting or volunteering via The CALL in Lonoke and Prairie Counties - thecallinarkansas.org

April 29: Movie Day at the Carlisle Public Library will begin at 4 p.m. Snack will be provided. All ages are welcome.

April 29: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Business Appreciation dinner will be at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center banquet room.

April 30: The Bunny Tales story time, for ages two through five, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be Pete the cat and colors.

April 30: There will be a picnic themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library

May 2: The Relay for Life of Lonoke County will be from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Gina Cox Center. For more information call 501-690-8538 or visit the website at RelayForLife.org.

May 3: Grills and Gowns, a pageant and BBQ contest, benefit event for the Lonoke County Council on Again, Meals on Wheels Program will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lonoke County fair grounds. Cost is $50 for a four member team for the BBQ contest. Turn in time is 3 p.m. Five awards will be given. The pageant will be open to any girls ages birth to 20 years. Cost for pageant entry is $30 for beauty, $10 for photogenic or $35 for beauty and photogenic. Attire will be pageant dress or Sunday best. There will be eight categories winners and one people’s choice winner. Deadline by Mail is April 25 or in person by May 2. For more information about the events, contact Wayne Hamric at 501-438-1006, Ronnie Evans at 501-412-5087 or Sharon Anderson at 501-676-6971. Forms are also available online at LonokeCountySeniors.com

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