What’s hatching in North Devon this Easter weekend?

PUBLISHED: 21:37 13 April 2017 | UPDATED: 21:37 13 April 2017

What's going on in North Devon this Easter weekend? Picture: Amy Kerk/Getty Images

What's going on in North Devon this Easter weekend? Picture: Amy Kerk/Getty Images

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North Devon Easter events from 13/04/17 to 19/04/17

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

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: ‘Growth of Bideford 1900-1950’ with Peter Christie, 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.

EASTER: Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, free chocolate, meet the Easter bunny and family activities daily until April 17. Info www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk

MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm.

MAUNDY THURSDAY: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, Eucharist with foot washing, prayer vigil until 10pm; St Brannock’s, Braunton, Sung Eucharist 7.30pm.

EASTER CHICKS HUNT: Clovelly, runs until April 15, collect your map at the visitor Centre and search for 10 chicks to win chocolate prizes.

ROCKPOOL RAMBLE: Meet Westward Ho! slipway, 2-4pm, please wear suitable clothing and footwear, children must be accompanied, info 01237 479708.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

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 Holy Communion.

ELVIS: Live music with Brockabilly 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.

CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: The Old School Room, Westward Ho!, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.

GOOD FRIDAY: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 9.15am Walk of Witness, 11.15am Christians Together Service, 3pm Venerations of the Cross; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 10am Walk of Witness from HT, Landcross to HT, Weare Giffard; St Brannock’s, Braunton, 10.30am Stations of the Cross, 2pm Liturgy of the Day.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

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.

RESCUE REMEDY: 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.

BOOK SALE: Outside Torrington Library, 10am-1pm.

SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-noon.

A CHRISTIAN MISCELLANY: Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, Easter event with hands-on activities, reflection, a feast for the senses, come and find out what Easter is really about, all welcome.

BIG BREAKFAST: Meshaw Young Farmers Club, South Molton Assembly Rooms, call Abi on 07444 812159.

CRAFT & FOOD FAIR: Littleham Village Hall, 10am-4pm, buyers free, refreshments, tables available, call 01237 473338.

EASTER VIGIL: St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 9pm, plus First Mass of Easter, followed by bubbly and cake.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

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, 6am Sunrise Communion at Pollyfield; 8am Holy Communion (St Mary’s); 10am Parish Communion. St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am, Parish Communion. St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist; 9.45am Family Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Easter Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE: Rock Church Inc, Kingsley School Theatre, Northdown Road, Bideford, 11am, plus kids’ church, info www.rockchurchcoffeebar.com

BEACH SERVICE: Combe Martin, with Christians Together, all welcome, 3pm.

MARWOOD CHURCH TEAS: In the church hall, next to Marwood Hill gardens, 2-5pm, cream teas £5, plain tea £4, info 01271 344433.

MONDAY, APRIL 17

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.

DUCK RACE: Combe Martin Beach, ducks on sale form 1.30pm, races at 3, a Combe Martin Carnival event.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for K9 Focus.

MARWOOD CHURCH TEAS: In the church hall, next to Marwood Hill gardens, 2-5pm, cream teas £5, plain tea £4, info 01271 344433.

QUIZ NIGHT: Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 7pm, teams up to six or join one on the night, £4pp, to support Pastor Kenny and family, asylum seekers from Pakistan, info 01271 344563.

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

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.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236.

REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, upstairs at the Green Goose, Mill Street, 3pm.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering at The Green Goose cafe, Mill Street, 11am, all welcome.

INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, info 01237 421528.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, with Chris Jones, Methodist Church hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

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: ‘Nice n easy’, Charles Church, 11am, country walk, 4 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

FREMINGTON WALK: Meet New Inn car park 11am, part of Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

TALK: Fremington Garden Club, floral art with Gail from Bloomers Flowers, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm.

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