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North Devon events from 20/04/17 to 26/04/17

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

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, £4, 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.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Weekly 7.30pm Sticklepath Methodist Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 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.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Sea shanties with local choir, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.15am to 12 noon, info John on 01237 459757.

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.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: 11am, informal gathering at the Green Goose, 25 Mill Street, all welcome.

GHOST WALK: New route, discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets from Tea by the Taw, hot drink and cake on return.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am-noon.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Chulmleigh New Street car park 10am-noon; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, with speaker Denise from TorrAge, all welcome, info Monica 01237 474725.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

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.

LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.

OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.

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.

SAM DOWDEN: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

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 branch Parkinson’s UK, info keith.woolgar@btinternet.com

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Concert Band, Newport Methodist Church, music from light classics, shows and films, free entry, 7pm, retiring collection.

CHARITY DANCE: Hawkridge Village Hall, Dulverton, dancing to Ben, 8pm-midnight, bring-and-share, all welcome, for hall and church funds.

SATAN’S BARBER SHOP: Hell burnin’ rockabilly at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.

THE RAGAMUFFINS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

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: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119.

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.

NINE YARDS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Winsford Village CP, 11am, Withycombe-Nethercote-Staddon, 7.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

FERRET RACING: Yarnscombe Village Hall, with South West Truckers, first race 7.30pm, adm £2 adults, 50p children, for Everything Ellie.

EXTRA BINGO: Northam Top Hall, eyes down 2.15pm, for North Devon Hospice.

QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, supper from Squire’s Fish Restaurant, entry £750 inc supper.

SPRING MARKET: Braunton Parish Hall, for Christian Aid, 10am-noon, lots of produce, plants, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, 7.30-11.30pm, adm £3.50.

ADOPTION OPEN DAY: Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, come and find out more about adopting a child, all welcome, info 01364 645480.

QUIZ: St Margaret’s School, Northam, 7pm, for the Atlantic Racquet Centre, £7.50pp inc supper, teams up to six, bar, book on 01237 470501.

CONCERT: Encore! songs from the shows, St Mary’s Church, Appledore, 7pm, plus The Torridge Shanty, for Torridge branch of Parkinson’s UK, £6 at door.

MAD DOG MCCREA: Right next door at St Mary’s Church Hall, for rock and folks fans, 7pm, tickets at door.

THE BLACK DOGS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

ACTION DAY: Laston Green Community Garden, corner of Larkstone Lane, Ilfracombe, 10am-1pm, come and help out or just find out what it’s all about.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, all cash buyers, all welcome.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.

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, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion. St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am, Parish Communion. St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church.

TRACTOR & COMMERCIALS RUN: Assemble South Molton central car park, 10am departure, hosted by South Molton Vintage Rally Club, info 01271 378019 or 07974 026060.

GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, plus vocals from Jo Jones.

DAWN CHORUS WALK: Meet 6am opposite surf shop at Velator, Braunton, with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, info Brian on 01271 343607.

AN EVENING WITH: Westerley 5 or 6, The Palladium Club, Bideford.

MONDAY, APRIL 24

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Returns after Christmas break, every Tuesday, Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.

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.

BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.

FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.

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 Roundswell Kidney Unit.

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 welcome.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.

REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info.

TORRINGTON WALK: Meet Puffing Billy 10.30am, info 01237 421528.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, weekly, 9.30am-noon, for church funds.

LIFT OFF: For ladies, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 2.30pm, interesting speakers, a cuppa and a chat, all welcome.

QUIZ & RAFFLE: SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, for the Alzheimer’s Society, first prize of £125 plus £125 raffle prizes (donated by Compass CHC), teams up to five, tickets £3 pp, quiz start 7.30pm, table bookings via Nicole@compasschc.co.uk

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, all welcome.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30pm.

TALK: ‘Forty Days to Windward: North Devon’s Links with Newfoundland’, ND Archaeological Society event, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

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.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554.

BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.

LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Umberleigh VH , 10.30am, Warkleigh-Shortridge Wood-Cleave Copse, 7 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337.

INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, info 01271 860780.

BRAUNTON CAEN MEMORY CAFÉ: Mariners Close, South Street, 2-4pm, for people with memory problems and their carers, hosted by Braunton Caen Rotary, all welcome, info 01271 812754.

THINKING MATTERS!: North Devon discussion group, topic ‘Senior citizens: an expensive burden or an undervalued resource’, The Cedars Inn, Roundswell, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 474225.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, North Molton square 10am-noon; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm.

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