The North Devon community events guide

09:24 04 July 2012

Lions made a visit to the new den of the Stepping Stones Pre-School at East-the-Water. The Lions Club of Bideford presented £500 to the pre-school, rrecently relocated to new premises alongside the Pollyfield Community Centre. President, Mike Hacker and fellow Lions, local councillor Mervyn Langmead and Liz Cox, who runs the unit, are pictured with some of the youngsters who attend the school.

Lions made a visit to the new den of the Stepping Stones Pre-School at East-the-Water. The Lions Club of Bideford presented £500 to the pre-school, rrecently relocated to new premises alongside the Pollyfield Community Centre. President, Mike Hacker and fellow Lions, local councillor Mervyn Langmead and Liz Cox, who runs the unit, are pictured with some of the youngsters who attend the school.

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Events large and small from 05/07/12 to 11/07/12.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

ART EXHIBITION: The work of potters Clive Bowen & Svend Bayer, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk.

CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258.

THE BEACON: New tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dance at The Mill, Ossaborough (nr Woolacombe), 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

SUMMER FAIR: Ashleigh Primary School, Barnstaple, from 3.15pm. Large inflatable assault course, bouncy castles, face painting, stalls, barbecue & beer tent, all welcome. Fund raising for new outdoor play equipment. Enquiries 07926 160112.

SUMMER FAIR: Grand Fair & Fun Run, Torrington Junior School, 5-8pm, stalls, games, assault course, barbecue, bar, raffle, giant tombola, majorettes, Streetz dance crew, Torrington Silver Band & much more. Call 01805 622761 for stalls.

BINGO: Oxham Hall, Mariansleigh, eyes down 7.30pm, good prizes, all welcome.

COFFEE & COOKIE MORNING: Followed by ‘Afternoon Cuppa’, cake, table top and book sale plus raffle, 10.30am or 2.30pm onwards, at 5 Francis Drive, Westward Ho. For David Rundle Trust (help for Rwanda).All welcome, cake donations gratefully received. Info 01237 477470.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Any age, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

LITTLEHAM FETE: Plus Fun Dog Show, from 2pm, with displays & activities throughout the afternoon, info 01237 473338.

JUBILEE CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir plus South Molton Town Band, St Peter’s Parish Church, Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11am, cakes, produce, draw prizes greatly appreciated. For South Molton Hospital league of Friends.

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Holford Green CP (ST154 410), 11am, Quantock Combes & Ridges, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome.

DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

SPONSORED TARKA TRAIL WALK: Meet Puffing Billy, Torrington, ends at Braunton – take part in as much or as little as you wish. Dogs welcome. Fund raising for Jaden Cornelious Foundation for local good causes. Info & sponsor form from 01271 371343.

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Now back at Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site.

MONDAY, JULY 9

BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, for British Heart Foundation, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, raffle, eyes down 7.30pm.

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Monthly meeting, Kingsacre Primary School, 7.30pm, talk ‘The Plant Hunters’ with Edward Skinner, visitors welcome.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Robins Nest, Bideford Football Club, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 479494.

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, more info on (01271) 327014

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Appledore Band and training band perfuming on Appledore Quay every Monday through summer, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall is wet, adm free.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.

TUESDAY, JULY 10

COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

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

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm, all welcome, monthly, info 07875 577428.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm, all welcome.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

LUNCHTIME CONCERT: St Margaret’s Church, Northam, with organist Chris Beechey & soprano Cara-Jade Nicholls, 12 noon.

EVENING CONCERT: Appledore Band at St Mary’s Church, Northam, for North Devon cancer Care Trust, 7.30pm, adm free with retiring collection.

ATHERINGTON VILLAGE FETE: Stalls, games, cream teas, entertainment & beer tent from 2.30pm plus display by Ilfracombe Majorettes. BYO food to the barbecue from 7pm.

CONCERT: Songs from Stage & Screen with Elizabeth Kemp and Friends, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

BANDAM : Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free lively talk on driving & road safety, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 7pm, info 07891 424912 NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on (01271) 850262.

RASC/RCT ASSN MEETING: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bucks Mills CP (SS359 232), 10.30am, Coastpath-Peppercombe-Horns Cross-Parkham, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dancing at The Rock, Georgeham 7.45pm, The Aggi, Braunton 9pm.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.

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