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Community Calendar

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: Stop by the Carlisle Public Library and see the Santa display. They are celebrating Santa around the world.

Today: The Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney is hosting a toy drive to benefit the Open Arms Shelter. All donations must be new and unwrapped and can be brought to the prosecutor’s office. Monetary donations are also accepted. If needing donations picked up, please call Jennifer or Jessica at 676-2807. Deadline is Dec. 18.

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

Tuesday: Its is the last day to turn in your letters to Santa at the Carlisle Public Library. Letters will be personally delivered to Santa so he can write the children back before Christmas. Bingo for books will be at 3:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Join Casting Creations for “Express yourself on Canvas” at 6:30 p.m. in the Lonoke Depot, 102 Front Street in Lonoke. Tickets are $30. This event will be a fundraiser for New Hearts Ministries of Arkansas. For more information or to purchase a ticket call 870-552-5227.

Wednesday: The Lonoke Public Library Bunny Tales Story time will begin at 10 a.m. at the library. We will have a great party planned for children ages two and up.

Wednesday: The Carlisle Public Library will have a Santa themed toddler time at 10 a.m. The library will also be celebrating 30 years in the library building from 2-5 p.m. Patrons are invited to stop by the library, 105 East 5th Street and see how much it has changed over the years. The Virtual display will showcase news clippings and achievements the library has made.

Dec. 19: The Carlisle Elementary School Christmas around the World program will be at 6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.

Dec. 20: BancorpSouth in Carlisle will have their Christmas open house from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Dec. 23: The Carlisle and Lonoke Public School District will be closed through Jan. 3 for Christmas break. Classes will resume 8 a.m. on Jan. 7.

Dec. 23: The Carlisle Public library will be doing Christmas Crafts all day.

Dec. 24 & 25: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Dec. 26: It is Wii Day at the Carlisle Public Library. Stop by between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to enjoy the fun.

Dec. 30: It is movie day at the Carlisle Public Library. Stop by a 2 p.m. to watch a movie.

Dec. 31 & Jan. 1: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed in observance of the New Years holiday.

Jan. 6: The Carlisle Public School District will be closed for teacher workshop.

Jan. 20: The Carlisle and Lonoke School District will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Jan. 27: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building. There will be a reception honoring all past and present board members, and specifically recognizing Rick Pennington for his 21 years of service to the district, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the meeting.

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