FATHER’S Day: This Sunday presents various entertaining opportunities at Basing House, so get dad to make a kite or even a bird box before taking the guided tour at 2pm over this historic site.

PLOUGHMAN’S Lunch: Next Thursday, June 19, at 12.30pm in the Parish Room. Time to chat and make new friends at the monthly village gathering.

SONGS of Praise: Bring your best voices to the Methodist Church on Sunday, June 22, at 3.30pm, or some favourite hymns and a jolly good tea.

BEFRIENDERS needed: St Michael's Hospice desperately needs kindly people to provide social companionship to patients who are lonely and isolated, either by visiting or by telephone. Contact Maria Bryant on 01256 393609 for further information.

GROW things – win prizes!: It's three months until the Village Show on September 7, but time runs away! The show committee have a stall at the Basing Carnival on June 21, so come and discover the variety of classes on offer.