Suppers, talks and festive fayres – what’s on in North Devon this week?
PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 November 2017
North Devon events from 16/11/17 to 22/11/17
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
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, Winkleigh Square, 10am-1pm; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.
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.
INSPIRING ENTREPRENEURS: Free event, Barnstaple Library, 6-8.30pm, chance to quiz top entrepreneurs including Charles Rolls, Karen Lynch, Rob Law, Anthony Eskinazi and Polly McMaster. To book visit www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS: Structured programme for those living with dementia, enjoy nostalgic memories and social activities, hosted by Barnstaple Link Rotary, Roundswell Community Centre, 10am-noon, al welcome, info 07943 412021 or 01598 710613.
RNLI QUIZ & SUPPER: Appledore Community Hall, 7.30pm, teams of six, £8 per person, licensed bar & raffle, book on 01271 346560/861291.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am-noon.
COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Sustainability Group, The Old Custom House Café 11am.
STORYTELLING: An evening of storytelling & wine with author Tom Vowler, Bideford Library, 7-8.30pm, entry £2 inc glass of wine, booking essential on 01237 476075.
BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, with Dr Hands, consultant in general/respiratory medicine, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
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, 9.30am 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.
WILDHATTERS: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
CHRISTMAS TABLE TOP SALE: Magdalene Lawn Common Room, Barnstaple, from 10am, free admission.
PRIZE BINGO: Atherington Pavilion, doors 7pm, raffle & refreshments.
ADOPTION OPEN MORNING: Have you considered adopting a child? Open morning and information with Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Filleigh Estate, 10am-noon, info 01364 645480.
TALK: Devonshire Association event, ‘The North Devon Tithe Map’ with John Bradbeer, The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2pm, all welcome.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
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.
BASIL’S BALLS UP BAND: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
CHRISTMAS BONANZA: St Paul’s Church and hall, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, near Petroc, 2-5pm, all welcome.
COFEE MORNING: St James Church, Swimbridge, 10am-noon, stalls, homemade cakes, draw, mince pies & cream.
SOCIAL DANCE: Alwington Village Hall, 7.30-10.30pm, adm £3.50 inc light refreshments, raffle, all very welcome, info 01237 472746.
CLOVELLY HERRING FESTIVAL: The harbour, with food, demonstrations, live music, shanties, street entertainers, craft stalls, face painting, photographic exhibition, Kipperland Exhibition and much more. Visit www.clovelly.co.uk
ART & CRAFT SHOW: St Peter’s Church, Fremington, 10am-5pm, for North Devon Hospice.
NOVEMBER FAYRE: Braunton Parish Hall, 10am, wide range of stalls, games, tombola, raffle, refreshments, all welcome.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Harracott Village Hall, 10am-2pm, lots of local craft stalls, refreshments, homemade cakes.
FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-noon.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
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, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.
RAMBLERS WALK: Penhalt Cliff CP, 10.30am, coast path and farmland around Dizzard Point, 9 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Sticklepath School, all cash prizes, doors 5.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm, for the refugee clothing appeal, every third Sunday.
CAIRN CONSERVATION CARERS: Talk by Dave Edgcombe of the AONB ‘The Changing Character of Our Coast 1800s-today’, Bicclescombe Park Tearoom, 2.30pm, followed by coffee & cake 4pm and AGM 4.20pm, all welcome.
CHARITY BINGO: Tesco cafe, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm, 50p entry inc tea/coffee, plus door prize and raffle.
GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm.
ARTISAN MARKET: Bideford Pannier Market, 10am-4pm.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20
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.
SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon Diabetes, Roundswell Community Hall, talk ‘managing your diabetes’ with a diabetes nurse, 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
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 Mike McCoy, 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.
HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.
REFLECTIONS: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, fellowship for those suffering loss, 2.30pm.
TALK: ‘The results of the Tews Lane excavation’ with Paul Cook, a ND Archaeological Society event, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm.
TORRINGTON WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Puffing Billy 10.30am, info 01271 860780.
WEDNESDAY, November 22
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.
INSTOW WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, info 01271 860780.