A CHARITY concert will be held at St Nicholas church in Bishop's Sutton this Saturday, February 29, at 5.30pm for 6pm.

The highly-regarded Thomas Weelkes Singers will perform, conducted by Christopher Tolley formerly director of chapel music at Winchester College.

There will be pieces suitable for Lent and "cheerful music" too say the organisers.

Tickets are £10 by emailing stnbconcerts@gmail.com with proceeds going to Blood Cancer UK, formerly known as Bloodwise.

Other concerts in the series are March 21: The Adlamenson Duo – violinists Adrian and Byron Adlam; April 18: Lester Simpson & Nigel Corbett perform ‘The Quay of Sea’ – songs with a nautical theme, accompanied by a variety of instruments.

A FINAL reminder that the next screening by Alresford Community Cinema will be Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig and Christopher Plummer, on Wednesday February 26 at 7.30m.

The whodunnit was nominated for three Golden Globes. It was nominated for an Oscar for original screenplay.

Tickets are available from www.alresfordcommunitycinema.com or call 01962 736282.

JUST a couple of days to a 'blind sale' of art will raise money for Ropley village church that was destroyed by fire in 2015.

Art For St Peter's will help with the rebuilding of the church in Ropley.

The event in Ropley Parish Hall will be on Saturday February 22 between 6-8pm.

Tickets, to be bought in advance, at £25 per guest, will include a randomly allocated envelope containing a work by a well-known artist or a talented amateur.

There is a mix of traditional and abstract, sculpture, ceramic, watercolour, oil, photographs and woodwork – art in its widest form. The art has been generously donated by artists from around Hampshire, and beyond, and all proceeds from the sale will go to the Appeal.

Envelopes can be purchased in advance and will be drawn on the night. Buyers are invited to attend a drinks reception with a display of the art or the envelopes will be drawn by proxy.

ON Thursday March 5 at 7.30pm in John Pearson Hall, St. John’s Church there will be Alresford Museum Open Evening.

It is a chance to find out more about the museum on Broad Street, the recent revamp at the Old Fire Station and plans for 2020.

The museum is open on selected days through the spring and summer with the first open day of 2020 being Easter Sunday, April 12.

We would like to know what you would like to see on display and how it should be presented. There will be artefacts on display and old photographs of Alresford to be viewed. If you are interested find out how you can help. Admission free – refreshments available.

BARN Dance. Four Marks and Medstead Rotary are at it again! They invite the public to join them on Saturday March 7, 7pm for 7.30pm at Medstead Village Hall.

Cash Bar, Ploughman's Supper and Raffle prizes. The Bursledon Village Band playing. Tickets £15. Tickets from Paul Smy 07974 203708, email: smallpii@hotmail.com.

l A FEW tables remain for the annual quiz for the Rotary Club of Alresford.

The event will be at Itchen Abbas Village Hall on Friday March 20 at 7.15pm. Tickets are £12 each (a maximum of six per table). Lasagne will be served or a vegetarian alternative.

For application forms and further details please contact James Pinniger (evenings or weekends) 01962 738788 or email wjrp@hotmail.co.uk.

All profits to Rotary charities.