BASING House children’s event: Hoodwink and the Egg offer four performances this Saturday, for youngsters aged three to seven years, of Beneath the Trees – where nobody sees. Telephone 463965 for tickets, and hopefully generate a lifelong interest in Shakespeare.

CHURCHYARD Conservation Group: The next working party is on March 27 from 2pm-4pm, meeting in St Mary's Church lobby. The AGM takes place at 8pm in the Parish Room on April 7, with Clare Andrews talking on British Bats.

CHURCH news: Both the Feast of the Annunciation Service on Wednesday, and the Mothering Sunday service on March 30, start at 10am in St Mary’s Church. Lent Group meetings continue at the Methodist Church on March 25, April 1 and 8 from 7.30pm.

ROYAL British Legion: The next Women’s Section meeting starts at 7.30pm, on March 27, in the RBL Hall, in Crown Lane, where you can also enjoy the first Poppy Appeal Tea Party this Saturday, from 3pm-5pm. Tim Russell on 07777 2883964 has the details. Go to for more Old Basing happenings.