ALRESFORD will be in the pink on Tuesday March 5 when the community cinema screens Barbie.
Following a sold out showing of Where the Crawdads Sing recently, the advice is to book early.
Phone Annie Saunders on 01962 736282/07780703543. The movie will be screened in the Community Centre, West Street, at 7pm. Get there early and take advantage of the generously stocked, competitively priced bar. All proceeds go to St John's Church.
ROPLEY Horticultural Society has issued its programme for 2024.
It generally meets at 7.45pm on the last Monday of the month, at Ropley Parish Hall, Vicarage Lane, Ropley, SO24 0DU with an invited speaker. Free parking. It holds spring and summer shows and organises outings. Annual membership is £10, which includes free entry and refreshments to all standard meetings, whilst non-members are welcome at £5 per meeting. For more information contact Jill on 01962 772425.
Forthcoming events:
Monday February 26: "Understanding Solitary Bees in your patch" with Pauline Weeks.
Saturday March 23: Spring Show with displays of flowers and produce, floral art, cookery, design and children’s classes. Enjoy a cream tea and home made cakes before admiring the colourful displays. Raffle. Doors open 2.30pm.
Monday March 25: Talk "Vegetable Growing" with Martyn Cox.
THE next talk to Alresford Historical and Literary Society will be an infamous murder on the high seas.
The Porthole Murder talk will be given by retired senior Hampshire police detective Paul Stickler on Wednesday March 20.
Actress Gay Gibson went missing from MV Durban Castle between Cape Town and Southampton in October 1947. The criminal case that followed was known as the Porthole Murder. 
The society holds its monthly meetings at the Methodist Church on Jacklyns Lane, SO24 9JJ. Visitors are welcome at the door for just £3.
A CELEBRATION of the River Alre has been launched in Bishop’s Sutton.
Whispers of Chalk Stream was launched in the village hall last month and looks into the importance of the stream to local people, and its history.
Forthcoming events include a spring light procession from 4-6pm on Saturday March 9.
The project is part of the Watercress and Winterbournes scheme run by the Hampshire Wildlife Trust.
A SHORT early-evening concert by the Thomas Weelkes Singers, directed by Christopher Tolley, will be performed in St Nicholas church, Bishop’s Sutton, on Saturday March 2. Ticket price £10 to include a welcoming drink.
Proceeds will be shared between Blood Cancer UK and St Nicholas.
Doors open at 5.30pm and the concert will begin at 6pm. Tickets are available on the door and can be reserved via
St Nicholas is currently in the process of trying to raise £200,000 for roof repairs and future fundraising events include a plant and cake sale at Westerclose, School Lane, on March 23-24 and a quiz in the village hall on Friday April.12. Further details from
A QUIZ night is being organised by Alresford Rotary next month.
The event will be on Friday, March 22 at Itchen Abbas Village Hall.
Tickets are £15 per person and teams can be up to six strong.
There will be a licenced bar, raffle and a hot supper.
More information is available from David Marshall on
ADVANCE notice that the biggest sporting event is returning in June. The Alresford 10k race, organised by the Rotary, will be held on Sunday June 16.
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The patch stretches from the Candovers to Kilmeston and Tichborne to West Meon.
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