North Devon What’s On Diary

Joseph Bulmer

What’s On Wednesday, December 22nd to Wednesday 29th

PLEASE NOTE: Check with the venue or organisers that regular weekly events are still taking place over the Christmas period.

Wednesday, December 22 — Folk Dance Club, new club at Northam Hall (the old scout hut,) new dancers & all ages welcome, 7.30-9.30pm, info (01237) 477292

Wednesday, December 22 — Appledore Pirates Cash Bingo, Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Afrobics Class, Clovelly Parish Hall, Wrinkleberry, Higher Clovelly, 10.30-11.30am, info (01237) 441385

Wednesday, December 22 — Majorettes club, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 5-8pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Mini market with homemade bread & cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & more, every Wed, Winkleigh Community Centre, 9-11am

Wednesday, December 22 — Jive LeRoc! Modern jive classes for couples only. Beginners/improvers. Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, info 07817 144292, 7.15-10pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Whist Drive, Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Aiki-Jo martial arts, now at Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford, beginners 7-8pm, more experienced 7-9pm, more info (01271) 345513 or www.taichidevon.weebly.com

Wednesday, December 22 — North Devon Vegetarian Social Club meeting, the Owl Cafe, Maiden Street, Barnstaple, 11am, info (01271) 325105 or 850387

Wednesday, December 22 — Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time, Barnstaple Library, 10.30-11am, info (01271) 388589

Wednesday, December 22 — Atlantic Jive, beginners & intermediate classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328

Wednesday, December 22 — Lunch at the Salvation Army centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 12.30pm, call (01271) 321972 to book

Wednesday, December 22 — Poker League, Flukey’s, Barnstaple, 8pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Walk & Talk, meet 10.30am outside Cafe du Parc, Bideford, level 1 walk, free event, more info 07837 663628

Wednesday, December 22 — Yoga, Lavington Hall, Bideford, 9.45-11.15am + 11.30am-1pm, info (01237) 472532

Wednesday, December 22 — Barnstaple Jubilee Singers Ladies Choir rehearsal evening, Christ Church, Bear Street, 7.30-9pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Chulmleigh Badminton Club, all ages and abilities welcome, Chulmleigh Sports Hall, equipment provided, 6-9pm, info 07976 522337. New Junior Badminton sessions: Ages 5-11, all abilities welcome

Wednesday, December 22 — Line Dancing, improvers class every Wed, St Johns Hall, Tesco, Barnstaple, 6.15-7.15pm, info Paul Clifton (01237) 479767

Wednesday, December 22 — Bingo, Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

Wednesday, December 22 — Charity Bingo, the Royal Exchange, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm

Wednesday, December 22 — South Molton Striders short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — South Molton Striders short walk, meet SM Square 10am, info (01769) 573258, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — Bingo in aid of North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

Thursday, December 23 — Ilfracombe Red Petticoats Clog Dance Group, Trinity Church Hall, Ilfracombe, 7.30-9.30pm. New Members welcome, info (01271) 342351

Thursday, December 23 — Bideford Folk Club, Joiners’ Arms, Market Place, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 470792

Thursday, December 23 — Barnstaple Rock & Roll Club with Free Dance Tuition, Cedars Hotel, 7.30pm until late, info 07899 701498

Thursday, December 23 — Afro Samba Dance, Holsworthy Community School Hall, Victoria Hill, Holsworthy, 7-8.30pm, info (01237) 441385

Thursday, December 23 — Coffee ‘n’ Chat, Combe Martin Baptist Church Hall, 10.30am-noon

Thursday, December 23 — Bingo, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, eyes down 7.30pm

Thursday, December 23 — Badminton Club, Ilfracombe Arts College, 7-9pm, �3 adults �2 juniors & conc. info (01271) 867079

Thursday, December 23 — Bingo, Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, eyes down 7.30pm, every week, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — Walk & Talk, meet 10.30am outside Wooda Surgery, East-the-Water, Bideford, Level 2 walk, free event, info 07837 663628

Thursday, December 23 — Pollyfield Centre Lunch Club, East-the-Water, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, two course meal �4.50 per head, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — Line Dancing, Ex-servicemen’s Club, Yeo Vale, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — Tai Chi class for low mobility participants or beginners, Lavington Church Hall, Bideford, 11am, info 07837 663628

Thursday, December 23 — Drawing with Gerry: Art class for anyone wanting to pursue a creative hobby, at Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, 10am-12 noon, �2 session inc tea & coffee, all welcome, call (01271) 861044

Thursday, December 23 — Rag Rug sessions at Ilfracombe Museum, every Thursday, use Victorian art of “rag rugging” to create new rug for Victorian Kitchen at museum, instruction provided, informal & social, now 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome

Thursday, December 23 — Community Workshop, crafts & other activities for adults & children, Methodist Church Hall, Gloster Road, Newport, 9.30-11.10am, all welcome, �2, 07929 546647

Thursday, December 23 — Hatha Yoga, Winkleigh Community Centre, 7.30-8.45pm, info Samina on (01837) 682811

Thursday, December 23 — Lunch at the Salvation Army, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, great food & company, all welcome, booking (01271) 321972

Thursday, December 23 — Atlantic Flower Club, floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every third Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

CHRISTMAS EVE: Friday, December 24 — Whist Drive, Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

Friday, December 24 — Hatha Yoga class, Lovacott Village Hall, near Newton Tracey, 9.30-11am, info (01271) 858814

Friday, December 24 — Quiz Night, Appledore Community & Sports Assn (former British Legion hall,) teams up to six, every week, �1 per person, cash prizes and “snowball” draw, 8.30pm

Friday, December 24 — Yoga, Whitehall House, 9.15-10.45am, info (01237) 472532

Friday, December 24 — Coffee morning & raffle, Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, why not come along and socialise at this popular weekly event? 10am-12 noon, all very welcome, info Elsie Berrecloth on (01271) 879002

Friday, December 24 — Christmas Eve market trading, Bideford Pannier Market, 8am-3pm, market re-opens on January 4

CHURCH SERVICES: Friday, December 24 —

* — Midnight Mass, Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho, 11.15pm start, all welcome

* — Barnstaple Parish Church (just off High Street,) services: Christingle service 6pm, Midnight Mass 11.30pm, all welcome

* — Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, Candlelit Service 11.30pm, tea & mince pies at 12.30am!

* — Lavington United Reform Church, Bideford, Midnight Communion 11.30pm

* — St Mary’s Church, Bideford: Nativity Service 4pm; Midnight Mass 11.30pm.

* — Combe Martin St Peter Ad Vincula, Midnight Mass 11.30pm

* — Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, Crib Service 4pm, for children & families. Midnight Eucharist 11.30pm.

* — St Philip & St James Church, Ilfracombe: Christingle Service 4pm; Midnight Communion 11.30pm.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Saturday, December 25 —

* — Free Christmas Lunch at Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, all welcome, whether singles, couples or families, anyone who would like a little company, lunch 12.30pm, there is a short service at 10.30am, call Peter or Sylvia Edwards on (01271) 346072 to book a place

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES:

* — Barnstaple Parish Church Sung Eucharist service 10am, all welcome

* — Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, Christmas Day service 10am

* — Ilfracombe Salvation Army, Torrs Park, Christmas Day Service 10am

* — Lavington United Reform Church, Bideford, Family Service 10.30am

* — St Mary’s Church, Bideford: Holy Communion 8am; Parish Communion 10am.

* — Combe Martin St Peter Ad Vincula, Family Communion 10.30am

* — Combe Martin Methodist Church, Family Service 10am

* — Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, Sung Eucharist 8am.

* — St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, Sung Eucharist 10.30am.

* — St Philip & St James Church, Ilfracombe: Christmas Communion 10.30am.

* — St Peter’s Church, Bittadon, Christmas Day Eucharist with hymns 9am.

BOXING DAY: Sunday, December 26 —

* — Festival of Winter Walks, Arlington Court, ND Ramblers event, meet 11am at Arlington NT car park, two hour walk, food available, info (01271) 376274/373638/863727

CHURCH SERVICES:

* — Barnstaple Salvation Army, Oakleigh Road, 10.30am

* — Ilfracombe Salvation Army, Torrs Park, 10am

* — Lavington United Reform Church, Bideford, Family Service 11am

* — St Mary’s Church, Bideford. Carols & Communion 10am.

Monday, December 27 — Bingo in aid of Bideford Football Club, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford. Eyes down 7.15pm

Monday, December 27 — Appledore Singers Ladies’ Choir Practice Evening, Appledore School, 7.30pm, info (01237) 424982, new members always welcome

Monday, December 27 — Jive LeRoc! Modern Jive for beginners/improvers, Ex-Services & Social Club, Yeo Vale, Barnstaple, info 07817 144292, 8-11pm

Monday, December 27 — Meeting of the US Social Group for singles, The Plough, Bickington, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

Tuesday, December 28 — Coffee & Friendship at The Village Well, Community Room, Sticklepath School, Crosslands, 9.30am-11.30am. More info on (01271) 349861 or at www.roundswell.co.uk

Tuesday, December 28 — Winkleigh Morris Dance group, Community Centre, Winkleigh, new dancers welcome, more info (01363) 877216

Tuesday, December 28 — Bingo, Bideford and District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, every Tue, doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm

Tuesday, December 28 — Youth Club, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7-8.30pm

Tuesday, December 28 — Spiritual Healing, Torrington Healing Clinic, at the community hospital, Calf Street, Torrington, 7.15-8.45pm, all welcome, info (01805) 622883 or (01409) 281129

Tuesday, December 28 — Over 50s coffee morning, The Pollyfield Centre, East-the-Water, Bideford, enjoy a natter over a good cuppa, 10.30am-12 noon, all welcome

Tuesday, December 28 — Northam Choral Society, Northam Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome

Tuesday, December 28 — Square dancing, Parish Church Rooms, Church Street, Ilfracombe, 8.15-10.15pm, new dancers always welcome, call (01271) 865687 for info

Tuesday, December 28 — Yoga, Northam Community Centre, 1.30-3pm, info (01237) 472532

Tuesday, December 28 — Pregnancy Yoga, Whitehall House, 5.30-7pm, info (01237) 472532

Tuesday, December 28 — Yoga, Littleham Village Hall, 7.30-9pm, info (01237) 472532

Tuesday, December 28 — Community Dance Company, at Forches Community Centre (Barton Road, Whiddon Valley,) Barnstaple, new venture, no experience needed, learn to dance with other adults, every Tuesday 7-9pm, info Katy (01598) 760646

Tuesday, December 28 — Walk & Talk, different start locations each week, free event, 10.30am, call (01237) 479060 or 421528 for weekly location

Tuesday, December 28 — Tarka Morris Men practice, Bideford AAC, The Pill, Bideford, every Tuesday 8-10pm, new members always welcome, info (01271) 371415

Tuesday, December 28 — Stuck indoors with nowhere to go? Drop into the Ladies Fellowship, the Salvation Army Centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, a warm welcome

Tuesday, December 28 — Scottish country dancing, Fremington Parish Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, all welcome, info Margie on (01271) 373975, every Tuesday

Tuesday, December 28 — Vinyasa Yoga, The Tarka Clinic, Barnstaple, 7.30-9pm, info 07792 297294

Tuesday, December 28 — 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

Tuesday, December 28 — ND Ramblers walk along River Barle, meet 10.30am Simonsbath Ashcombe car park (SS773 394,) nine miles, muddy, info (01271) 376274/373638/863727

Tuesday, December 28 — Bratton Fleming Dance Club, Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, �2, all welcome

Wednesday, December 29 — Folk Dance Club, new club at Northam Hall (the old scout hut,) new dancers & all ages welcome, 7.30-9.30pm, info (01237) 477292

Wednesday, December 29 — Appledore Pirates Cash Bingo, Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Afrobics Class, Clovelly Parish Hall, Wrinkleberry, Higher Clovelly, 10.30-11.30am, info (01237) 441385

Wednesday, December 29 — Majorettes club, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 5-8pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Mini market with homemade bread & cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & more, every Wed, Winkleigh Community Centre, 9-11am

Wednesday, December 29 — Jive LeRoc! Modern jive classes for couples only. Beginners/improvers. Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, info 07817 144292, 7.15-10pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Whist Drive, Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Aiki-Jo martial arts, now at Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford, beginners 7-8pm, more experienced 7-9pm, more info (01271) 345513 or www.taichidevon.weebly.com

Wednesday, December 29 — North Devon Vegetarian Social Club meeting, the Owl Cafe, Maiden Street, Barnstaple, 11am, info (01271) 325105 or 850387

Wednesday, December 29 — Baby Bounce & Rhyme Time, Barnstaple Library, 10.30-11am, info (01271) 388589

Wednesday, December 29 — Atlantic Jive, beginners & intermediate classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328

Wednesday, December 29 — Lunch at the Salvation Army centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 12.30pm, call (01271) 321972 to book

Wednesday, December 29 — Poker League, Flukey’s, Barnstaple, 8pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Walk & Talk, meet 10.30am outside Cafe du Parc, Bideford, level 1 walk, free event, more info 07837 663628

Wednesday, December 29 — Yoga, Lavington Hall, Bideford, 9.45-11.15am + 11.30am-1pm, info (01237) 472532

Wednesday, December 29 — Barnstaple Jubilee Singers Ladies Choir rehearsal evening, Christ Church, Bear Street, 7.30-9pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Chulmleigh Badminton Club, all ages and abilities welcome, Chulmleigh Sports Hall, equipment provided, 6-9pm, info 07976 522337. New Junior Badminton sessions: Ages 5-11, all abilities welcome

Wednesday, December 29 — Line Dancing, improvers class every Wed, St Johns Hall, Tesco, Barnstaple, 6.15-7.15pm, info Paul Clifton (01237) 479767

Wednesday, December 29 — Bingo, Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, 7.15pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Barum Carers Social Club, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, a social club for carers, meet others, share experiences & receive support, plus activities & trips out, 2.15-4.15pm, �1 per session, info (01271) 372396

Wednesday, December 29 — Charity Bingo, the Royal Exchange, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

Wednesday, December 29 — Royal Air Forces Association Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Bple, 7.30 for 8pm

Wednesday, December 29 — South Molton Striders short walk, meet SM Square 10am, info (01769) 573258, all welcome

Wednesday, December 29 — Whist Drive, The Fortescue Club, Braunton, 7.45pm, all welcome

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