Playing for 100 years... what’s on this week?

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small with the North Devon What’s On Diary 06/10/11 to 12/10/11

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

? BRAUNTON TROOPS HOMECOMING PARADE: By 24 Commando Engineering Regiment, which is receiving the Freedom of the village. 2.45pm depart Georgeham Cross; 3pm salute & Freedom Ceremony opposite Parish Hall, then parade along main street to Velator Way

? BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW: Artwork at 15 venues around the town centre. Follow the culture Trail, looking for art in shops, cafes and businesses. Free guided trails 4 & 5pm, meet outside Gertie's Cafe, Mill Street. Plus free heritage trail walks, 4.30 & 5pm, meet outside Co-op. Live music + artists in Mill St, workshop at Craftihands. www.bbcdevon.org.

? 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 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, info (01769) 573258

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

? 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

? NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: New weekly programme, Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, 10.15am-12 noon, talk “A Visit to Bhutan,” info (01237) 470553

? RAILWAY VIDEOS: “Films, the weird and wonderful on film and the internet,” by Chris Bines, at Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, (Bideford Arts Centre,) the Quay, 7.30pm, adm �1, refreshments, all welcome

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

? 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 Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? QUIZ NIGHT: St John’s Garden Centre, Barnstaple, for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, tickets �5 inc ploughman’s supper, plus bar & raffle, all welcome, 7pm, info (01271) 329717

? MUSIC & DANCE: Barracuda plus full country band, Burrington Parish Hall, presented by Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, doors 7pm, 7.30 start, for the Chemotherapy Appeal & local charities, bar & raffle, buffet supper, tickets �14, call (01769) 520499

? LUNDY ART GROUP: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 423884

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

? 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

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’S MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, fresh local produce, crafts & seed swap, adm free, refreshments & entertainment, 10am-12.30pm, info (01271) 864621

? TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911

? BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? GARAGE SALE: 11am-4pm, at 59 Staddon Road, Appledore, all welcome

? HAND BELL CONCERT: St Andrew’s Church, Alwington, with St Peter’s (Fremington) Hand Bell Ringers, 7.30pm, adults �4, children �2, refreshments, all welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Abbotsham Village Hall, 2.30pm, all welcome

? NEARLY NEW SALE: Baby and children’s clothing, books, toys & equipment, for NCT charity, Sports Hall, Petroc, Barnstaple, 12.30-2.30pm, �1 adm, refreshments, info (01271) 314938

? JUMBLE SALE: Northam Hall, 2-3pm, good selection of goods, for Northam Twinning Association, adm 20p, refreshments, all welcome

? AUTUMN BAZAAR: Kings Nympton Parish Hall, 2.30pm, hosted by Kings Nympton Methodist Church, variety of stalls, all welcome

? LOCAL VOCAL CONCERT: An evening of entertainment with The Torridge Male Voice Choir + Philip Price plus The Appledore Singers & the App Pips, Woolsery Community Hall, 7.30pm, hosted by Peter Miller, for Marie Curie Cancer Care & ND Hospice, tickets �5 from (01237) 431982 (not 6-7pm)

? BARN DANCE: With the Oggle Band, Goodleigh Village Hall 8pm, �9 inc food & soft drink, BYO alcohol, tickets on (01271) 326151 or 07779 764135

? CENTENARY CONCERT: South Molton Town Band marks 100 years with a show at the New Assembly Rooms, the Square, 7.30pm, with current and junior bands performing, �5 inc refreshments, plus draw, info (01237) 472747

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619 or www.dechen.org/barnstaple

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

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

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

? 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 Harvest Festival & All Age Communion, all welcome

? quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (012374) 473798

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

? HOUSE & OPEN GARDEN DAY: The Round House, Kingsley Avenue, Ilfracombe, 11am-3pm, enjoy the gardens and look around this unique house, for Ilfracombe in Bloom, cream teas, homemade cakes & refreshments, all welcome

? BARNSTAPLE HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES: At The Queen’s Theatre, 3pm & 7pm, adm free, hosted by Barnstaple National Farmers Union, speaker Jonathan Edwards, with the Kingsley School Choir, all welcome, collection for air ambulance

? CAR BOOT SALE: North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple, for Chemotherapy Appeal, sellers 10am, buyers 11am-2pm, info/pitches 07855 531946

? ST JOHN SUNDAY LUNCH: Charity lunch at Langtree Village Hall to mark Bideford St John Ambulance 85th anniversary, 1pm, tickets �12.50 adults, inc glass of wine, dessert, cheese & biscuits, tea & coffee, u12s �5, call (01805) 601602 or (01409) 253174

? ESTUARY ANTIQUES FAIR: Instow Parish Hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p, supporting RNiB

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

? 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 www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7pm, more info October on (01271) 329717

? PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

? 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

? employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

? APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 7pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

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

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

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

? COFFEE MORNING: Coffee, books & raffle with friends, Combe Martin Museum Sail loft, 11am

? ENGLISH WILDLIFE: Devon Birdwatching Society illustrated talk, by David Kjaer, naturalist & photographer, Park School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm �2.50 inc tea/coffee, info (01271) 8831621, all welcome

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

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

? WARTIME SONGS: Sing-a-long with Chloe Bix, The Royal George, Appledore, every Wednesday 1-3pm, adm free, OAP lunches available, 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

? 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

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

? CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, with Torrington Silver Band, 8.15pm, all welcome, info www.emmanuel-ilfracombe.org

? EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome, monthly, info 07875 577428

? 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, 6.50pm, 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: Bideford Conservative club, Bridgeland St, 7.30pm, new members welcome

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