THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome. TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm. ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436. LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163. BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145. LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome. SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email email@example.com for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990. FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet every Thursday at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm. FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650. JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260. BEFRIENDERS: Weekly Activity Afternoon for the over 65s, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. MAKIN WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & golden oldie session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford. TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15. WORKOUT: Seated exercise for over 60s, Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-3pm, info 01237 474689. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE: Westleigh Village Hall, caller Les Burden, 7.30pm, info 01237 473801 or 01840 261708. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. Wyevale Ashford 9.45-10.45am; Woolacombe Village Hall 11.30am-1pm; Ilfracombe Tesco 2-4pm. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201. MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. TEA DANCE: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4.30pm, inc tea & cakes, for Friends of North Devon Theatres, all welcome, tickets from 01271 324242. MAPPING THE ISLES: Live music, upbeat rock/grunge, SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon. QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm. WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm. BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145. BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632. BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490. LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932. DOG LEG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. WILD STRAWBERRIES: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx. CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every fortnight, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492. TALK: The Red Deer of Exmoor with Charles Harding, Devon Wildlife Trust event, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7 for 7.30pm. COMMUNITY MINIBUS TRIPS: Every Friday in the Torridge area, to join in, call 01271 549680 or 866762. CONFUSIONS: Drama@ present Alan Ayckbourns play at The George Hotel, South Molton, also on Saturday, five short inter-connected plays, pre-performance meals and tickets from The George. CONCERT: With Barnstaple Concert Band and Rejoice the Voice, Christ Church, Bear Street, 7.30pm, free entry, collection for hospital charity. BOWLS: Roll ups at North Devon leisure Centre with ND Indoor Bowls Club, 9.30am, also Mondays, call 01271 342679. FREE ART CLASSES: For over 50s, Bideford Art Centre, 1.30-4.30pm, call 07590 776040 to book place. GHOST WALK: Discover old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £12 from Tea by the Taw, hot drink & cake on return.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Northam Square Hall, 7pm, new players welcome, £1.50 to include tea and a happy evening. CAR BOOT SALE: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. RUDH: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome. BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce, info 07970 932566. EMBROIDERY EXHIBITION: A Symphony in Colour and Stitch, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, runs until October 18, 10am-5pm daily, normal adm applies. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open Night, the Pack O Cards, Combe Martin, singers, musicians and audience welcome from 8pm. CHARITY JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn, Barnstaple, 10am. BELLRINGING COMPETITION: St Marys Church, Bideford, from 4pm, short service and awards presentation 7pm, all welcome. QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community Hall, for the Royal British Legion, teams up to six, just turn up, with prizes and raffle, 8pm.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11OKINAWAN KARATE: Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or www.okinawakarateuk.com QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Laceys Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BIDEFORD SERVICES: Harvest Festival - St Marys Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Holy Communion; 2.30pm Songs of Praise. CONFIRMATION SERVICE: With Bishop Sarah, new Bishop of Crediton, St Brannocks Church, Braunton 9.45am. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford. CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 10am-2pm, sellers from 9am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Tarr Steps CP, 11am, Walking the River Barle, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/863727. ILFRACOMBE GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, tickets £12 from Emperors Court, High Street, hot drink & cake on return, tel 07970 180352. COLLECTABLES FAIR: Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, 11am-4pm. AND MAC: Contemporary jazz standards, SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 1.30pm. APPLE & CIDER FAIR: Eggesford Garden Centre, 11am-4pm, come and join in the Apple Day celebrations, goodies to taste & buy plus advice on growing your own.MONDAY, OCTOBER 12FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527. BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details. US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am. WAR GAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, and multiple systems supported inc War hammer, X-Wing & Infinity. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541. TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490. BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Old School Room, rear of Kingsley Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, info 01237 472101. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the British Heart Foundation.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, all welcome. FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm. BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm. COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm. COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends and chat, activities and facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times. KNIT & NATTER: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, informal and friendly group with knitters and crocheters of all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 5.15-7.30pm. 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. BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm. TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome. SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more. BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653. HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome. U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484. DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly. TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm. TAI CHI: YMCA Centre, South Molton, 3-4pm, info 01805 622666. STRICTLY BEGINNERS: Dance class, Bishops Nympton Hall, 6.15pm, info 01769 550555. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk for programme. SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, no experience needed, 7.15pm absolute beginners; 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers. * Absolute beginners free in Sept/Oct. SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593. TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info. BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Clear Cut, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. AGM: Tarka Child Contact Centre, at Bazeley, Barnes & Bazeleys Solicitors, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 5.30pm, more info 07530 605681. BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £2, 7.30-10pm, all welcome. TALK: Devon Birds illustrated talks, Peregrines: Bridges, buildings and pylons as nest sites, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm. ADVERTISING THROUGH THE AGES: Exhibition with Barnstaple History Group, St Annes Art & Community Centre, visual exhibition of how Barnstaple has changed over the decades, runs until Saturday, Oct 17, 10.30am-4pm daily. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free. COFFEE MORNING: For the over 50s, Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome. WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm. FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times. TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215. MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847. BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137. BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118. BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780. MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleave wood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058. TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm. ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559. BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337. TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Marys Church, Bideford, 2pm, all welcome. INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528. COFFEE MORNING: St Marys Hall, Appledore, plus raffle, 10.30am-12noon, all welcome. TALK: The History of Swimbridge, with Philip Dalling, St James Church, 7 for 7.30pm, £3, Friends of the church free. COFFEE AFTERNOON: For the over 50s, Roundswell Community Hall, 2.30-4.30pm. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. Shebbear Square 10.30-11.30am; Sheepwash Square 12noon-1.30pm; Dolton Rams Head Inn 2.30-4pm.