Spooky half term fun...

Joseph Bulmer

What’s On North Devon from Thursday, October 20th to Wednesday 26th


? BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW: Artwork at 15 venues around the town centre. Follow the culture Trail, looking for art in shops, cafes and businesses. Follow the Culture Trail, flyers & map at participating venues, 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, info (01769) 574179

? NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway,” 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

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

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, 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

? FSB BUSINESS DINNER: With Katie Hopkins from The Apprentice, The Pier House, Westward Ho, 7pm-1am, plus Geoffrey Cox MP, tickets �20 inc carvery from (01803) 322499, all welcome

? FREMINGTON WI COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Parish Hall 9.30-11am, with cakes, books, tombola, raffle, 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 Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, 7.45pm

? CURRY NIGHT: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30pm, �5 per person, bring your own drink, tickets from (01237) 431536

? COUNTRY & WESTERN DANCE: Langtree Parish Hall, 8pm to late, dancing to West Country, tickets �7 inc hot supper, proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind, all welcome, tickets/enquires (01805) 601495

? FERRET RACING: West Buckland Village Hall, 7pm, adm �3 inc refreshments, all welcome

? “THE MONARCHY IN THE 21ST CENTURY”: Talk at Clovelly Visitor Centre by Lord Janvrin, deputy chairman HSBC Private Band UK, reception 6pm, lecture 6.45 followed by Q&A, booking on (01237) 431200 or email clovellylectures11@gmail.com

? DEVONSHIRE ASSN: Bideford branch meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, 2pm, speaker Simon Dell MBE QCB on Dartmoor Prison

? JUMBLE SALE: High Bickington Church Hall, 7pm, raffle & 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

? CHARITY DANCE: With Joe’s Band, Goodleigh Village Hall, bring-and-share supper, for Children’s Hospice South West, all welcome

? THE PETROVIAN ORCHESTRA: In concert, St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 7.30pm, entry �6 at door (U18s free,) music by Mozart, Quilter, Faure, Puccini & more, all welcome

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

? SONG, MUSIC & MERRIMENT: The Jongleurs & Friends, Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 7.30pm, bring & share finger buffet, collection for Devon Air Ambulance Appeal, info (01237) 451314

? BOOKS & JIGSAWS: Second hand books plus jigsaw puzzle sale, Ilfracombe Museum 10am-12 noon, all welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, 2pm, adm 30p, for Instow Parish Church funds, all welcome

? ATLANTIC ACCORDIONAIRES: In concert, West Buckland Village Hall, 7.30pm, adm �7 inc resfreshments, all welcome

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

? WONDERS OF WATERSMEET: Guided walk as part of National Trust walking Festival, with head ranger Julian Gurney along the East Lyn River, booking essential on (01598) 763402

? AUTUMN FOLK: Music at Halwill Parish Hall, organised by the Winsford Trust, 7.30pm, info www.winsfordtrust.org.uk

? THE LEWIS METHYR BAND: Famous Welsh brass band in concert at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ilfracombe, with support from local musicians, tickets from (01271) 866647 plus from Tinker Tailor Party Shop or Hairport in the High Street

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Northlew Square 10.30am (SX504 991,) East Kimber-Coombe-Walland Down, 7.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? QUIZ NIGHT: Torridge Vale Social Club, South Street, Torrington, 7.30pm, �10 per team (max six people,) all proceeds to Mencap, plus raffle, licensed bar, to enter call (01805) 623858

? DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn Torridge branch AGM, Bideford Liberal Club, High Street, 1pm, all welcome

? OH, WHAT A LOVELY WW2 & BEYOND: Comedy melodrama with Appledore Maritime Players, 7pm for 7.30, Appledore Community Hall, also on 29th, tickets from Docton Gallery (01237) 424989 or Appledore Newsagents 475213

? FOOD & CRAFT FAIR: Atlantic Village, Bideford, 9am-6pm


? FOOD & CRAFT FAIR: Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10.30am-4.30pm

? 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; 4pm Service to Remember the Faithful Departed; 7pm Prayer and Praise, 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

? WELSH CHOIR: Hywel Girls Choir & the Hywel Boys Singers, international choir from Llanelli, at Bideford Methodist Church, High Street, 7pm, adm free but retiring collection for BBC Devon Air Ambulance Appeal, sacred & secular music, all welcome

? HEDDON VALLEY TO WOODY BAY: Guided walk as part of National Trust Walking Festival, with Steve Mulberry on a tour of historic West Exmoor, booking essential on (01598) 763402

? FUNGUS FORAY: With Taw & Exmoor branch of the British Naturalists Assn, meet 11am at Somers near Hiscott (SS569 257,) info (01271) 343607


? 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) 573453

? FREMINGTON BINGO: For Children’s Hospice South West, Fremington Parish Hall, 7pm, all welcome

? ENCOUNTER MEETING: Sand Cats, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, speaker Andrea Russell of the Ebenezer Trust, 7-9pm

? UNDERSTANDING HEALTH: Free course for young people aged 14+, the Community Centre, Barton Road, Whiddon Valley, 2-5pm, also Tuesday, to book call Andie Scilly (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787

? HALF TERM HOLIDAY CLUB: At Torrington Family Project, runs until Friday, activities include arts & crafts day, minibeasts, cooking, scrapbook making day, pumpkin carving, ghosts and ghoulies day, to book or for info call 07791 691241 or email torringtonfamilyprojecr@gmail.com

? EXMOOR ZOO BIG DRAW: Visitors invited to use free art materials to sketch zoo residents with the theme Amazing Animals. With Halloween looming why not draw a particularly scary creature too? Prizes sponsored by the Blue Gallery in Barnstaple. Find out more at www.exmoorzoo.co.uk. Throughout half term


? UNDERSTANDING HEALTH: Free course for young people, as above, 9.30am-4.30pm, to book call (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787

? 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

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

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

? 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: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, their friends & family. Health & social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

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

? CRAFT FAIR: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm, refreshments, adm free, all welcome

? CONCERT: PPK Trio, Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre 7.45pm

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


? HORRIBLE HALF TERM HAPPENINGS: The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, a Play in a Day for eight – 12 year-olds with Sarah Middleton, bring to life Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and get ready for Halloween with a gruesome twist to best loved tales, 10am-4pm plus 3.30pm performance, booking (01805) 624624

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

? HARVEST FESTIVAL: Service, auction & supper, The Old Court House, Chulmleigh, service 8pm; Auction of Produce, Pledges & Promises 8.45; Supper 9.30. For Children’s Hospice South West. All welcome. To donate or pledge auction lots for this event, call (01769) 580522/581471/580045

? 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

? 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, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

? ARTS & CRAFTS: Start of Hartland Arts & Crafts Autumn Fayre, Hartland Parish Hall, runs until Sunday, October 30, 10am-5pm, supporting local charities, all welcome

? OLYMPIC WARM UP: Drop in play session, Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, try sports old & new from 11am-4pm, free but donations welcomed

? WATERSMEET WEDNESDAY: Fun nature themed activities for children & families at Watersmeet, Lynmouth, 11am-3pm, �1 per child, just turn up

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

? 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

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