A CRAFT and makers market is beginning in Kings Worthy. The market will be open on Sunday, March 19 from 10am-2pm. Admission is free and visitors will also be to take part in a raffle draw for a chance to win £25 to spend at the following sale in April.

More than 20 craft tables, including two ran by younger people, will be at the event at the Worthies Sport and Social Club. Tea and coffee will be available.

The market will continue on April 16, May, 14 and June 11 and re-start again in September.

THE Worthys Local History Group is welcoming the eighth countess of Carnarvon, Lady Fiona Carnarvon of Highclere, to speak at their next meeting on Thursday, March 16.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend and hear Lady Carnarvon’s talk on her books Seasons of Highclere and The Earl and the Pharaoh.

The talk will take place at St Mary’s Chapel in Fraser Road, Kings Worthy at 7.30pm. People are encouraged to email their attendance to wlhg.chair@gmail.com so organisers know how many to expect. Guest fees cost £5 while an annual membership is £13.

FOLLOWING a three-year break, Easton and Martyr Worthy’s Safari Supper will be back on Saturday, March 25.

Participants travel from house to house for three separate courses meeting different people each time before a grand finale at The Farmyard in Easton, hosted by Theo and Judith Mezger.

Most people, other than first-timers, are expected to host one course with entry costing £25 per head. At least £10 of which will be donated to Easton Village Hall and St Mary’s Church.

Hosts will be reimbursed £4 for starts, £5 for mains and £3 for desserts. Applications close on Saturday, March 18. To get involved contact Terry and Anna McGowan at aanamcgowan1@aol.com.

LITTLETON and Harestock Parish Climate Change Initiative is hosting an event on tackling heat loss in the home. On Tuesday, March 28 experienced and expert panellists will be at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall from 7.30pm to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes with practical and advice and DIY quick fixes.

There will also be a demonstration of the thermal imaging camera which can be loaned out to residents. Admission is free. For more information email clerk@lhpc.org.uk.

LITTLETON and Harestock Gardening Club is welcoming members and non-members to an evening talk - Flowers of Reserves and Roadsides on Wednesday, April 19 at 7.30pm in the Millennium Memorial Hall. Non-members can attend for a guest fee of £5, to be paid on the door. This will be refunded if visitors decide to join the club.

Attendance must be pre-booked by calling Jackie on 01962 882343 before Saturday, April 15.

SPARSHOLT Parish Council is holding its next meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 7.30pm in Sparsholt Memorial Hall. All residents are welcome to attend but requested to contact the clerk on clerk@sparsholtparish.org before 5pm on the day to notify their attendance.

THE Sparsholt 100 Club wants more members to help support St Stephen’s Church. Currently, the first prize pot stands at £200, with members subscribing £10 a month to take part in the four prize draws this year.

To take part and help boost the prize money and donations made to its beneficiaries- the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Friends of St Stephen’s Church- contact Ian Hay at hay588@btinternet.com or 019627766468.