North Devon events from 8/11/17 to 15/11/17
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.
FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required
BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet every Thursday at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.
HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm.
FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £5, info 01271 268094.
TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260.
BEFRIENDERS: Weekly activity afternoon for the over 65s, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Winter programme, weekly 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John’s Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Braunton Caen car park, 10am-1pm; Ilfracombe Landmark 2-4pm.
NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. RAMBLERS WALK: Dolton Square, 10.30am, Tarka Trail-Dowland-Halsdon, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
LIVE FOLK: Robb Johnson, Bideford Folk Club, The Joiners Arms, Market Square, 7.30pm.
JOHN GAY: Talk, ‘The Barnstaple boy and The Beggar’s Opera’, Old School Room, St James Church, Swimbridge, 7.30pm, £3 (Swimbridge Friends free), info 07813 776349.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 10.30am Four Parish Said Communion.
REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12pm, info 01237 459337.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District
ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.
DOG LEG: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
TALK: On river protection and flood management, Devon Wildlife Trust event, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7 for 7.30pm.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.
WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Northam Square Hall, 7pm, new players welcome, £1.50 to include tea and a happy evening.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, £1 public parking, info 07802 176993.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.
CRAFT AND TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-noon.
CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-3pm, friendly and supportive, join us for a free taster, info 01237 421341. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, 7.30pm, all welcome.
WHIST DRIVE: Kentisbury Village Hall, 7.45pm, good raffle prizes, entry £2.50.
QUIZ NIGHT: The Castle Inn, Combe Martin, 7 for 7.30pm, £6 for teams of four, for Friends of Combe Martin Library, book on 01271 889056 or just turn up.
OPEN NIGHT: Shammick Acoustic, the Pack O’ Cards, 8pm come along to sing, play or listen.
JUMBLE SALE: Northam Hall, doors 2pm, for the Twinning Association.
POPPY APPEAL CONCERT: Barnstaple Parish Church, with three choirs (Winkleigh Singers, Vocal Accord,, and the Swymbridge Consort) plus brass ensemble and harpsichord, 7.30pm, adults £8, children free, call 01271 830996 or pay at door.
WINTER FAIR: Christ Church, Barnstaple, stalls & refreshments, 9am-12.30pm.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-noon, £1 entry, inc tea/coffee & biscuits, stalls, home produce, Christmas crafts, bric-a-brac, raffle.
FILM QUIZ NIGHT: The Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, 7.30-10.30pm, bar, raffle, winners prizes, £3 per person teams up to six, for Ilfracombe Film Festival 2018, info/to book, email email@example.com
JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, 2pm.
STOWFORD MEADOW SINGERS: In concert, Umberleigh Village Hall, 7.30pm, adm free, buffet supper to follow, hosted by Umberleigh Christian Fellowship, for Devon Air Ambulance, info 01271 375366.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEAL: For Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, The Thatched Inn, Abbotsham, 6.30 for 7pm, info Brian 01271 343607.
TABLE TOP SALE: Northam Community Centre, 11.30am-3.30pm.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 11.30am (approx) Service of Remembrance. St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion, followed by Act of Remembrance; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise, followed by Act of Remembrance; Holy Trinity, Landcross, 10.50am Act of Remembrance followed by Parish Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 10.50am Act of Remembrance, followed by Parish Communion. See page 7 for more Remembrance events.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church.
RAMBLERS WALK: Combe Martin CP by church, 10.30am, Little & Great Hangman-Knapp Down, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
PAST AS PRESENTS: Antiques & Collectors Fair, Eggesford Gardens, 28 stalls, free entry, info 01769 580250.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
WAR GAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, and multiple systems supported inc War Hammer, X-Wing & Infinity.
WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter, 7pm.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.
ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650.
OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.
BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656.
MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for Fremington School, all welcome.
BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.
COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends and chat, activities and facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm.
KNIT & NATTER: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, informal and friendly group with knitters and crocheters of all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 5.15-7.30pm.
BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.
HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for refugee clothing charity.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk
ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474.
BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all
LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.
OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music with Shaun Michael, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, all welcome, info 01271 378273.
NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.
SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.
TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in central Bideford, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.
BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.
DEVON BIRDS: Talk ‘Hummingbirds and birds of Ecuador’ with Ian Gasper, the Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £4 non members, all welcome.
HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTOW ESTUARY WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.
TRADTIONAL JAZZ: The Old Barn, Bickington, 7.30pm.
LECTURE: American Art – Indians, buffaloes and storms with Toby Faber, a North Devon branch of the Decorative & Fine Arts Society event, 2pm, Durrants House, Bideford, all welcome, i9nfo 01271 866661.
WEDNESDAY, November 15
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798/420820.
TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above,
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.
RAMBLERS WALK: NICE AND EASY NT CP Baggy Point, 11am, Baggy Point. Opt. pub lunch, 4.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms, weekly, 7-9pm, come to sew, craft & natter, all welcome, details on Facebook.