Spooky What’s On Fun

Joseph Bulmer

What’s on in North Devon over Halloween...?

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

? HALF TERM HOLIDAY CLUB: 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

? 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

? EXMOOR ZOO BIG DRAW: 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

? 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) 573453

? NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, TDC chief exec Nicola Bulbeck, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

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

? BARNSTAPLE HOSPITAL: League of Friends monthly lunch, the Park Hotel, 12 noon for 12.30pm, all members & friends welcomed

? RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE: Free course for young people aged 14+, at the Community Centre, Barton Road, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 4.30-6pm, then every Monday for 7 weeks, booking essential, call Andie Scilly on (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787

? BIDEFORD 500 AGM: Annual general meeting of the heritage project, Bideford Town Hall, Bridge Street, 6pm, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN AGM: As many as possible welcome to ensure a good start for the 25th anniversary Victorian Celebrations next year, at Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, 7.30pm, nominations for committee members welcome, secretary Shirley Jones (01271) 863630

? COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Village Hall, for Barnstaple & District Cats Protection, 9.30-11am, all welcome

? IN CAMERA: Snowdon and the world of British art: New exhibition at Burton Art Gallery, featuring some of the most important figures in recent art history, info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

? ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Landkey public CP 10.30am (SS597 311,) Harford Woods-Goodleigh-Acland Barton, 5 miles, (01271) 376274 or 863727

? EXMOOR SOCIETY: Barnstaple group meeting, ‘What Have e Been Up To?” Talk by Jason Ball, Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership, 7.30pm, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, all welcome

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

? 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

? CHILDREN’S CRAFTY MORNING: Enjoy spooky crafts at Ilfracombe museum, follow the spooky trail to discover the museum’s spooky secrets! 10.30am-12.30pm, �1.50 per child, accompanying adults free

? HALLOWEEN DISCO: Barnstaple Rugby Club, 6-10pm, prize for best fancy dress, Halloween games, raffle, �4 per person or �10 family ticket (up to four,) tickets from (01271) 329742/314324

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

? ELECTRONIC ORGAN CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North St, 7.30pm, non members welcome, adm �4, info www.organfax.co.uk or (01769) 540261

? BIG DRAW AT WOOLACOMBE: Free half term fun with the National Trust from 11am-1pm, create any art you like with what you can find on the beach, look for the NT banners near Mill Rock, all welcome

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

? 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

? TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

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

? CONCERT: Wembworthy Congregational Church, with the Windy Cross Singers (Torrington Methodist Church,) 7.30pm, followed by supper, all welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Plus cake stall, Northam Hall, 2-4pm, hosted by Bideford Lions Club for local charities, all welcome

? ALL SAINTS BAZAAR: The Old School, North Molton, 2pm, cake, produce, plant, craft & bric-a-brac stalls, plus refreshments & raffle, all welcome

? VILLAGE MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, 10am-1pm, all welcome, tables �5 — to book call (01598) 760437

? COUNTRY & WESTERN EVENING: Hosted by South West Truckers at The Pier House, Westward Ho, 8pm-late, dancing to Ridgeway Country, tickets �6.50 per person at the door, all welcome

? CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Vivian Moon Centre, Braunton, 9am-12 noon, in aid of animal charities

? CHARITY MUSICAL EVENING: Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for Ministries of Love (rescuing Mexican street children,) adm free, collection plus cake stall, all welcome

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

? JUMBLE SALE: Greenfields, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, in aid of Greenfields Amenities Fund, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre (the Square,) eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Hospice, 1-2-3 lines

? DISCO CHARITY NIGHT: Bratton Fleming Sports Club, disco, buffet & raffle, optional fancy dress, 7.30pm, �7.50 per person, fund raising for Steve Shapland’s Sahara Marathon bid on behalf of Cancer Research, tickets/info (01271) 850420

? ATLANTIC JIVE HALLOWEEN FREESTYLE: Pollyfield, Bideford, 8pm-midnight, 07875 201328

? TABLE TOP SALE: Northam Hall, 10am-12noon, free entry, all welcome

? SHAKE A LEG: Musical & fun evening, Combe Martin Museum, 7.30pm, all welcome, bring a bottle!


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

? 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; 7pm All Souls/All Saints Service, 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

? HAPPY CAFE OPEN DAY: At the old tennis pavilion, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, free family arts & crafts, pumpkin carving, face painting, view plans for new community garden & bike club, 12 noon-3pm, all welcome, info 07773 679559

? THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, talk on paganism, 7pm, adm �1.50, including refreshments, all welcome

? RNLI CONCERT: Hartland Parish Hall, annual festival of music with Hartland Town Band plus Torridge Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm, adm inc glass of wine, raffle, all welcome

? ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, collection taken for RNLI, info (01805) 622794

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

? COMBE MARTIN HALLOWEEN PARADE: Floats & walkers asked to assemble at the coach park by the Pack O'Cards from 6.30pm, parade moves off at 7pm. Arrive seafront, followed by firework display 7.30pm, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: Parade from Wilder Road car park 4.30pm, led by "Ghost of Christmas" sleigh to the Cove, all welcome to join in, entry forms from TLC shop (Portland Street,) or Pedlars, forms/info (01271) 866315

? 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) 574662

? FREMINGTON BINGO: For Fremington Football Club, Fremington Parish Hall, 7pm, all welcome

? ANNUAL BIBLE SOCIETY MEETING: Appledore Baptist Church, 2.30pm, plus “Open the Book” drama presentation, refreshments, all welcome

? LIGHT PARTY: Westward Ho Baptist Church, for children under 12, free games, fun & food, 4-6pm, wear brightly coloured clothes, under eights must be accompanied by an adult, all welcome

? RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE: Free course for young people aged 14+, Community Centre, Barton Rd, Whiddon Valley, Bple, 4.30-6pm, every Monday, call (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787 to book

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

? 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

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

? ALL SAINTS DAY: Candlelit service at All Saints Church Clovelly, 7pm, with St Nectan’s Stoke church choir and organist Greg Hookway, followed by tea & coffee, all welcome

? SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

? 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

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

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

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