Events from 04/08/16 to 10/08/16
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, 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.
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, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 6pm, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! Green, in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Hartland Pavilion 10am-12noon; Bideford Pill 2-4pm.
TAIZE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 7pm.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
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.
OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
PATCHWORK: Quilting group for over 50s, Bideford, 9.30am-12.30pm, call 01237 475605 for details.
SONIC FUSION: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, free admission.
SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.
ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.
SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.
APPLEDORE WI: Blue Lights Hall, 2.30pm, info 01237 476201.
BARN BASH: With Woolsery Young Farmers, live music, disco, barbecue, bar, speed shearing and rodeo sheep, at Brookland Farm, Merry Harriers, nr Woolsery, for Clovelly RNLI, tickets from 01237 431839/431595.
ART EXHIBITION: Fremington Methodist Church, School Lane, work by local artists, 10am-4pm, adm free, also Saturday.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, Four Parish Holy Communion 9.30am.
5.15: Live music at The Joiners Arms, 9.30pm.
JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, non dancers welcome, 8pm-midnight, info 07817 144292.
FLOWER FESTIVAL: Combe Martin Parish Church, theme ‘The last 90 years’, all welcome, part of carnival week.
SUMMER BARBECUE: Appledore Mens Group, St Mary’s Church Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome, bring food and drink, info 01237 425247.
BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, liners, flyer, raffle & refreshments, eyes down 7.45pm.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BUSH PIG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until September, Barnstaple Museum.
NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Karting Centre, Barnstaple, 11am; Meal at The Thatch, Croyde, 7pm, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
ARABIAN VETERANS’ CLUB: New name for North Devon branch of Aden Veterans’ Assn, open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.
WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, 9am-2pm.
CLOVELLY LIFEBOAT WEEKEND: Also Sunday, for the RNLI, with games, competitions, entertainments, food and drink, music and other family fun in and around the harbour. Normal admission charges apply.
BIDEFORD MUSIC DAY: Victoria Park, fun for all ages, live music throughout the day, 12noon-8pm.
COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, stalls, books, jewellery, cakes, tombola and raffle, £1.50 at door.
FABRIC SALE: Royal Hotel, Bideford, 10.30am-3pm, designer fabrics from £7 per metre.
TABLE TOP SALE: Combe Martin Community Centre, 9.30am-12noon, sellers 8.30am (£5), info 01271 883031, for the Senior Citizens.
OPENING DAY: Combe Martin Carnival opening fun day, Hollands Park from 1pm, including junior wheelbarrow race, games and live music.
ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local and organic produce, crafts, refreshment and music, new producers welcome, info 01271 864621.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong. St Georges Monkleigh, Holy Communion 11am; St Swithun’s, Littleham, Five Parish Stephen Hunt farewell service 6pm.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church.
BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
BIDEFORD TRIATHLON: At the Quay, more info www.bidefordtriathlon.co.uk
HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET: First Sunday each month, Hartland Village Hall, 10am-1pm.
THEATRE: Around the World in 80 Days, presented by Box Tree Productions at Northam Lodge, 2pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Four Winds Tor CP (Dartmoor), 10.30am, Great Mis Tor-Staples Tor, 8.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
CREAM TEA: Monkleigh Village Hall, 3-6pm, for North Devon Hospice and hall funds.
NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Monthly book group 2pm, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
TABLE TOP SALE: Ilfracombe Tennis Club, for FOND (Friends of North Devon Families), sellers 9am (£5), open 10am-12noon, info 01271 855699.
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
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.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.
APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.
FREE FACE PAINTING: Atlantic Village mall, every Monday 11am-2pm.
ART EXHIBITION: Work by Westward Ho! Art Club, at the Baptist Church, runs until Saturday, adm free. (Mon 2-4.30pm; Tues-Fri 10am-4.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm).
SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Four Parish Morning Prayer.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 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.
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.
BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
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.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
OCEAN VIEW: Country Music Club, at Alverdiscott Village Hall for summer, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
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: Every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.
RAMBLERS WALK Meet: Hartland Village CP, 10.30am, Hartland-Blegberry-Stoke, 7 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
CHURCH OPEN DAY: St Paul’s, Landkey, 2-4pm, discover the history of the church with your guide Michael Gee BEM, refreshments, adm free.
SERVICE: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, Holy Communion 10.30am.
MEMORY GROUP: Barnstaple Library, for people with memory loss and their carers, small friendly group, refreshments, 10.30am-12noon.
CHARITY CAR WASH: Petroc Sticklepath campus, for Everything Ellie, 10am-4pm, by NCS Team 8.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
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.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.
JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.
FREE TENNIS: Atlantic Village, with Atlantic Racquet Centre, 11am-3pm.
MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Appledore Coach & Horses 7.30pm; Appledore Beaver 8.30pm.
BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.
TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 2pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Shebbear square 10-11.30am; Sheepwash square 12noon-1.30pm; Dolton Rams Head Inn 2.30-4pm.
BARNSTAPLE BLOOMERS: Institute meeting at Barnstaple Library Henry Williamson Room, 6-8pm, new members welcome, info 01271 372542.
QUIZ NIGHT: Barnstaple Library Friends Group, at the library 7-9pm, teams up to four, £5 pp inc wine and cheese, book at library or call 01271 318780.