PANCAKE BREAKFAST WILL KICK OFF FESTIVALS
The Cabot Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 6 until 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Cabot First Baptist Church to kick off Cabot Fest and raise money to buy eyeglasses for local children and adults, help provide local people with surgery for glaucoma and cataracts, and provide vision screenings at area daycares, preschools, churches, health fairs and the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, as well as support the Cabot Lions Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for kids 10 and under. They can be purchased from Cabot Lions Club members in advance or at the door. Carry-out service will be available.
Participants are asked to bring their used eyeglasses so they can be recycled.
The church is at 204 N. Third St.
The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce will hold a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. next Saturday at Sherwood Forest, ahead of Sherwood Fest, which will be held later that day.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for kids under 5. They can be purchased by calling the chamber office or from chamber board members.
CARLISLE LIBRARY WILL MARK BANNED BOOK WEEK
The Carlisle Public Library, a branch of the Lonoke/Prairie County Regional Library System, will mark Banned Book Week starting Monday and continuing through Friday.
“The Lonoke/Prairie County Libraries ask you to celebrate your freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals,” according to a news release from Library Director Lynnette Ward.
Visitors are encouraged to take their pictures reading a banned book and will be entered in a drawing set for Sept. 26.
The library will also waive its $4 replacement fee for lost library cards through the end of September in honor of National Library Card Month. The library is at 105 E. Fifth St.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD WELCOMES GUEST PASTOR
Rev. Dean Caldwell will be at First Assembly of God in Jacksonville at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 and at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 through Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to Pastor Royce Lowe. The church is at 221 N. Elm St.
Call 501-982-5018 for more information.
CABOT THEATER AUDITIONING TODAY FOR MUSCIAL
The Cabot Community Theatre will hold auditions for its Christmas musical from 9 until 11 a.m. today at Center Stage Playhouse, 204 N. First St. There are parts available for adults, teens and children.
Call 501-941-2266 for more information.
JACKSONVILLE POLICE ACADEMY ALUMNI TO MEET
The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday at the police station, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, call Eleanor Loyd at 501-412-4115 or email email@example.com.
LONOKE COUNTY MUSEUM ITALIAN DINNER SEPT. 27
The Lonoke County Museum will hold an Italian-dinner fundraiser from 5 until 7:30 p.m. next Saturday at the museum, which is at 215 S. E. Front St. in Lonoke.
Tickets are $15 each or two for $25. Lasagna, chicken Alfredo, sausage with green beans, salad, dessert and a drink will be served.
To purchase tickets in advance, call 501-676-6750. They will also be available at the door.
JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER BUNKO BASH TODAY
The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will hold a Bunko Bash today at Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Road in Jacksonville.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., when dinner will be served. Bunko starts at 5. There will be prizes, a silent auction, food and lots of fun. Proceeds will benefit the senior center. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
CABOT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’62 REUNION PLANNED
The Cabot High School class of 1962 will hold its 52-year reunion at noon Saturday, Oct. 4 at 206 Caney Creek Road in Conway.
For more information, call 501-519-2742.
ADDICTION CLASS AT HOUSE OF REFUGE MINISTRIES
The House of Refuge Ministries in Jacksonville holds a class on addiction at 7 p.m. every Monday.
For more information or to arrange transportation, call Elder Hughes at 501-590-1275 or 501-982-6351.
The church is at 901 N. First St.
WOODLAWN COMMUNITY CENTER DINNER ON OCT. 4
The Woodlawn Community Center will hold a fundraiser dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. There will be all-you-can-eat cornbread, beans, fried taters, plus extras like grilled wieners, sliced onions and delicious homemade deserts for $10.
There will also be live music by Larry Weathers and his band.
Proceeds will support the upkeep of the center.
“Come as you are, bring a friend, visit with your neighbors and enjoy the event,” according to a news release.
It is at 10070 Hwy. 31 North.
DINNER ON SEPT. 29 AT CABOT MASONIC LODGE
The Order of the Eastern Star’s Cabot chapter will hold a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 29 at the Cabot Masonic Lodge.
Participants are encouraged to bring a guest.
There will be door prizes and entertainment. For reservations, call 501-259-0758.