Christmas Fair time...

Joseph Bulmer

What’s on North Devon: 17/11/11 to 23/11


? BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

? BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574662

? NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, “Buzz About Bees” with Ed Moore, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

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

? COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am

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

? ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

? GIVE BLOOD: Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, sessions 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

? CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Durrant House Hotel, Northam, 11am-1pm, all welcome


? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

? 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

? INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, �2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

? THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? HAPPY CAFE: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, training cafe for chefs, open to the public Thur/Fri/Sun, 11am-3pm, theme this week is Children in Need - making Pudsey Bear biscuits

? CHEMO CONCERT: With Barnstaple Concert Band & Appledore Singers, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, for NDDH Chemotherapy Appeal, 7.30pm adm free, retiring collection

? BAKE-A-THON: For Children in Need at Velvet & Vanilla, Cooper Street, Bideford, free homemade scone or slice of cake in return for donation

? “STONE AGE DEVON”: Devonshire Association, Bideford branch, talk with Dr Laura Basell, the Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, 2pm

? WINTER AUCTION: With the West Quay Fundraisers, at the Beaver Inn, Appledore, viewing 4pm, auction start 7pm, donations of lots or promises welcome, call (01237) 477373 or 474822

? CRAFT FAYRE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7-9pm, Christmas gifts & decorations, refreshments, all welcome


? BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

? CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? BINGO: Cash bingo & liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619 or

? DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

? PRIZE BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, lots of Christmas goodies to be won, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS FAIR: And table top sale, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 2pm, all welcome

? BABY & UNDER FIVES SALE: Clothing, toys & accessories, Roundswell Hall (next to Sainsburys,) Barnstaple, 12 noon-2pm, 50p adm, for Care for Kids charity, all welcome

? CONCERT: With Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, at St Peter’s Church, Landkey, 7.30pm start, for church funds, all welcome

? NORTH DEVON CAMRA: (CAMpaign for Real ale,) Branch Social & 21st Birthday Celebration, the new Inn, Roborough, 12.30pm, non members welcome

? CASH BINGO: St John’s Community Centre (next to Tesco,) Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for 1st Fremington Air Scouts

? CHILDREN IN NEED: Bideford Children’s Centre, children’s activities from 12noon-4pm, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 2pm, adm 20p, all welcome

? WOULDCARE CHRISTMAS FAYRE: The Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, 2-4pm, all welcome

? RNLI CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station, stalls, refreshments, Christmas crafts & handmade items for sale, visit Santa’s grotto and meet Stormy Stan, plus RNLI Christmas cards & seasonal goods, 11am-4pm, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: St James Church, Swimbridge, 10am-12 noon, bring-and-buy, bric-a-brac, raffle, coffee, cakes & more, all welcome

? ARTS & CRAFTS CHRISTMAS FAIR: Appledore Baptist Church Hall, cards, jewellery, painting, prints, gifts, Fairtrade items & more, raffle & refreshments, 10.30am-4pm, all welcome

? homemade Christmas fair: Arlington Court, Shirwell, near Barnstaple, 11am-3pm, all goods homemade by local people, more than 40 stalls inc produce, jewellery, artwork, cards, crafts & much more, barbecue & refreshments, free entry to all “locals” bearing an EX postcode utility bill

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pilton Church Hall, 2.30pm, �5 per table, for church funds, call (01271) 345992 to book table

? AUTUMN FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, many stalls, cakes, books, tombola & more, raffle plus refreshments, 2pm, for church funds, all welcome

? CONCERT: Torrington Silver Band & Corps of Drums, Kings Nympton Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets �6 inc refreshments, call (01769) 520499, proceeds to Ashreigney Methodist Church

? DANCE WITH ELAINE: Filleigh Village Hall, 8pm, bring-and-share, adm �3.50, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE TORCH MEETING: For the elderly blind & partially suggested, at Whiddon Valley evangelical church, refreshments & transport provided, (01271) 879611 for pick up times etc

? ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: The Winsford Centre, Halwill Junction, Beaworthy, from 11am, info

? CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Northam Hall, 1-3pm, stalls, cakes, tombola, children’s games, refreshments, fun for all the family, with the Parish Ladies Group of the Bideford & Torrington Catholic Churches, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS FAIR: Burrington Parish Hall, crafts, cakes, gifts & raffle, 10am-4pm, adm free

? SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12 noon, stalls, produce & crafts

? BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome


? homemade Christmas FAIR: Arlington Court, Shirwell, near Barnstaple, 11am-3pm, free entry to all “locals” bearing an EX postcode utility bill

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

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments

? QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

? CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for �1

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 3.30pm Songs of Praise & opening of Bible exhibition; 7pm Taize with choir, all welcome

? quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (01237) 473798

? PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 12 noon-3pm, sellers 11am

? TARKA PIPE BAND PRACTICE: Learn to play bagpipes & drums, 6-9pm, Bideford Pollyfield Centre, just turn up and have a try, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: And Farmers’ Market, Kingsley School, Bideford, 10am-4pm, Santa’s Grotto, more than 50 stalls of handmade crafts, hog roast, make festive wreaths, children’s games & activities, refreshments, entry �1 adults, 50p children. Includes prints and original work for sale & view by local wildlife artist Sharon Read, studies of owls, kingfishers & garden birds in local settings, all welcome

? SUNDAY ROAST: Hartland Village Hall, local beef, three courses, �9, full bar, booking essential on (01237) 441550, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS CRAFT & GIFT FAYRE: Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, 1.30-4.30pm, all manner of crafts, children’s activities, face painting, Santa visit, plus cream teas & refreshments, for good causes, proceeds to ND Hospice & The Willow Foundation all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Lantern Centre, local produce, crafts & entertainment, refreshments, adm free, info (01271) 864621

? CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, hosted by the Vintage Rally Club, selling from 11am, info (01271) 378019 or 07974 026060

? CLOVELLY HERRING FESTIVAL: 10am-4pm Clovelly Harbour, with tasty herring specialities, “Kipperland exhibition,” traditional flax crafts, live music with the Exmouth Shanty Men, Shake A Leg & Fifers Ruse, plus crafts, a ship bottler, penguin & photo exhibition of Clovelly herring fishing. Info or (01237) 431781


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

? US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

? BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

? MONDAY afternoon social club: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, all welcome

? FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for an autism charity, all welcome

? BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm, all welcome

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, car share, info (01769) 572506

? BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435

? BIDEFORD RAILWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Group meeting, Johnny’s Wine Bar, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome

? DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon branch, with diabetes specialist nurse, at Roundswell Community Centre (next to sainsburys,) Barnstaple, 10.30am, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, cash liner, raffle, all welcome


? 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

? SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, 2-3.30pm

? BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

? SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

? TARKA MORRIS MEN: Practice night, Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 476632

? CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, all welcome, info (01237)423095

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

? 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

? ILFRACOMBE MEMORY CAFE: The Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, a relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, their friends & family, health & social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

? NORTH DEVON RSPCA: Members and supporters meeting, Fremington Methodist Hall, School Lane, 7pm

? PRE-CHRISTMAS COFFEE & CHAT: Combe Martin Museum, Cross Street, near the seafront, 10.30am-12.30pm, orders taken for homemade mince pies & cakes, all welcome

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

? CONCERT: With Richard Monks, at Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, refreshments & raffle, members �2, non members �5, all welcome


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

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

? BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, (01237) 473798

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

? SINGING FOR FUN: Meets every Wednesday, Brookdale Church Hall, Ilfracombe, adults of all ages welcome, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed, plus tea and a chat

? NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

? BIDEFORD SENIOR COUNCIL: And public meeting, Bideford Town Hall, 2.15pm, refreshments, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Kenwith Castle nursing home, near Abbotsham, 11am-3pm, crafts, jewellery, paintings, stained glass, cakes & more, all welcome, info (01237) 470060

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Mortehoe car park (SS458 453) 11am, coastpath around Mortehoe, five miles, info (01271) 376274/863727,

? CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Scout Hall, Torrington, 6-8pm, for Torrington St John Ambulance, with games, tombola, raffle, cake, trade & bric-a-brac stalls plus refreshments & much more, adm 20p, for trade stall enquiries call 07759 688399

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