Your local what’s on guide from 31/03/16 to 06/04/16
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
BINGO: 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.
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, 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, Methodist Church Hall, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 1-4pm, £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.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
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.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, £6, info 07825 440408.
INTO THE LANDSCAPE: Art exhibition at Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams campus, Barnstaple, adm free, daily (Mon-Sat) 10am-4pm.
AGM: Bideford Area Club for Disabled Learners, Methodist Church vestry (downstairs), High Street, 7pm.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
PIRATE FUN DAY: Easter holiday fun for children at Green Lanes, Barnstaple, from 10am. Meet your captain at the square outside Wilkinson’s to receive your orders. For Calvert Trust Exmoor. Prizes for best dressed pirate, best colourer and a Pirate Treasure Hunt.
COUNTRY 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.
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.
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 07539 991838 for details.
HIP ROUTE: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
KICK BOXING: Fitness class, Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, 6-7pm.
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.
BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, flyer, raffle & refreshments, eyes down 7.45pm, for Taw & Torridge Soroptimist International.
INSIDE OUT: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 3.30 for 4pm, hosted by West Quay Fundraisers.
SUFFRAGETTE: Show at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 6.45 for 7.30pm, tickets at Appledore Newsagents or on door.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
BINGO: 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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
LIVE MUSIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, first of new season, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, 9am-2pm.
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.
DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info 01271 321411.
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.
QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, quiz night plus supper from Squires Fish Restaurant.
ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, produce, crafts, music & refreshments. Producers welcome, call 01271 864621.
TABLE TOP SALE: Combe Martin Community Centre, 9.30am-12noon, tables from 01271 883031.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s 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.
CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN: Clean up of the town, 9am-1pm. Meet at Jubilee Square, children must be accompanied by an adult.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannock’s Rooms; 11am Morning Prayer, St Anne’s, Saunton.
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.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.
CAR BOOT SALE: Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane, Whiddon Valley), 10am-2pm, for Diabetes UK and The British Heart Foundation, sellers from 9am, info 07999 445489.
JU JITSU: Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, 10-11.30am, all welcome, info 07933 875144.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, first of new season, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993, also Monday.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Robbers Bridge CP, 10.30am, Worthy Wood- Culbone Church-North Common. Steep descent to the finish, 9 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Now at Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
LOOKING FOR LICHEN: Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists walk, meet Arlington Court car park 11am, info Brian Sims 01271 343607.
MONDAY, APRIL 4
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.
LET’S 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
HULA HOOP CLASSES: For absolute beginners, Northam Hall, weekly, 6pm, info Anne on 07590 776040.
JU JITSU: Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, juniors 5.30-6.30pm, adults 7.30-9.30pm; kick boxing fitness 6.30-7.30pm.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local good causes.
OPEN EVENING: With Appledore Singers, 7.30-9pm at Appledore Baptist Church. Contact Pam Beechey on 01237 420652 for more information.
PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
HAPPY 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.
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, £6, 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.
ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl car park for car share to Hunters Inn, info 01271 862342.
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.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, £6, info 07825 440408.
CHUNKY’S TUESDAY BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford (behind Morrisons), eyes down 7.15pm, all cash fliers, for the new kidney unit at Roundswell.
COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Dean Austin at Braddick’s Pier House, Westward Ho! 8.15pm-11pm.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT: Classes for senior ladies, Goodleigh Village Hall, 10.30am, first session free, just turn up, info 01271 375631.
BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmith’s Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745.
INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233.
MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern Pop-in Centre, Broad Street, 2pm.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
CASH 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.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.
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.
LET’S 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.
COLOURING & COFFEE: Colouring club for adults, Barnstaple Library foyer, 2-4pm, enjoy colouring, chat and a cuppa, materials provided or bring your own.
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.
DANCE FITNESS: Weekly, for over 50s, Bideford Methodist Church hall, High Street, 10.30-11.30am, get fit and make friends with this low impact class, info 07791 568340.
DANCE FITNESS: All ages welcome, weekly, Bideford Sea Cadets, Park Lane, 7.15-8.15pm, info Anne 07590 776040.
FREMINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet The New Inn 11am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
CRAFTY PLAY DAY: Barnstaple Museum, 11am-4pm, paper crafts & decorations with a Middle Eastern theme.