Christmas what’s on

Joseph Bulmer

What’s on North Devon: 22/12/11 to 29/12/11

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22

? 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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573453

? NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Christmas Extravaganza, 10.15am-12 noon, Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, music, quiz & raffle, info from (01237) 470553

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

? ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

? REQUEST A CAROL: The Clifftop Cafaurant, Lynton, 11am-3pm, donations for carol requests, played by members and friends of Torrington Silver Band, on behalf of North Devon Hospice, mulled wine, mince pies & cakes, visit from Santa at 2pm, all welcome

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

? 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

? THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? SOCIAL EVENING: Woolsery Sports & Community Hall, free glass of mulled wine, bring food if you wish, plus Grand Draw, info (01237) 431585 between 6-9pm

? ELVIS TRIBUTE: Hits from “the king” courtesy of Maurice Poole at the Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8.15pm, tickets from club after 6.30pm or call (01884) 821817

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Charles walk, meet SM Square 10am, car share, info (01769) 573258

? CHRISTMAS CEILIDH: With The Oggle Band, Yarnscombe Village Hall, 7.30-11pm, bar available, tickets/info from 07891 505128

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

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

? WOOLSERY CHRISTMAS EVE: Woolsery Sports & Community Hall, relax before the big day, musical entertainment, info (01237) 431585 between 6-9pm

? ST BRANNOCK’S PARISH CHURCH, BRAUNTON: Crib Service, 4pm, informal service for all ages
* Midnight Mass by Candlelight, 11.30pm

? ST MARY’S CHURCH, APPLEDORE: Crib Service 5pm, all welcome, especially children

? ST THOMAS’ CHURCH, KENTISBURY: Christmas Eve Communion Service, 8pm, all welcome

? ST PETER’S CHURCH, ILFRACOMBE: Crib Service 4pm, a simple service for all the family, all welcome

? HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, ILFRACOMBE: Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm, all welcome

? ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, BIDEFORD: Family Nativity 4pm; Midnight Mass 11.30pm, all welcome

? ST PETER’S CHURCH, BERRYNARBOR: Communion Service, 9.30pm, all welcome

? ST PETER AD VINCULA CHURCH, COMBE MARTIN: Midnight Communion 11.30pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

? HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, ILFRACOMBE: 8am Eucharist with hymns, all welcome
* St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road: Sung Eucharist 10.30am, all welcome

? COMBE MARTIN CHURCH SERVICES: St Peter Ad Vincula Parish Church, Village Lessons & Carols By candlelight, 6.30pm. Baptist Church: Family Nativity & Communion 10.30am. All welcome.

? ST BRANNOCK’S CHURCH: Family Communion Service at the Parish Church in Braunton from 9.45am, all welcome

? ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, BIDEFORD: Holy Communion 8am; 10am Parish Communion, all welcome

? COMBE MARTIN BAPTIST CHURCH: Christmas Celebration, 10am, all welcome

? COMBE MARTIN METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Service 10am, all welcome

? ST PETER AD VINCULA CHURCH, COMBE MARTIN: Christmas Family Communion 9.30am, all welcome

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26

? RAMBLERS WALK: Meet (continues above...) Arlington Court NT car park 11am, local paths, food available at cafe, two hour walk, info (01271) 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

? FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Village Inn, Westward Ho, up to teams of four, 8.30pm �1 entry, all welcome

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27

? 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 & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Bple, (01271) 373236

? 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: 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, 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

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

? 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

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

? ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

? NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, “A Christmas Hat Debate” with topics drawn from the hat, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

? 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

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

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

? 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

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