THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10CHARITY FASHION SHOW: M&Co, Green Lanes, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, in support of mental health charity WAND, entry by ticket only, call Simon Harvey on 07817 084812. ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS: The work of Ben Nicholson, Josef Albers and Naum Gabo, at the Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, during gallery opening hours, info 01237 471455 or www.burtonartgallery.co.uk. 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. 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. BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm. BEGINNERS LINE DANCING: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 6.45-7.45pm, £3, all welcome. INFORMAL ART SESSIONS: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1.30-4.30pm, info from David 07964 250436. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12noon, Pamela Vass on Lynton & Lynmouth Flood Disaster, info Eric 01237 478123. 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. TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955. ROUNDSWELL RESIDENTS: Association Meeting, at Roundswell Community Hall (next to Sainsburys), Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome, second Thursday of each month. CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868. 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. THE BEACON: Tea\/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. DISH OF THE DAY: Happy Café, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2pm, £3, no booking required. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit 10am-12 noon London Inn car park, Caen St, Braunton, plus 2-4pm outside Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45, all welcome. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities. BINGO: Oxham Hall, Mariansleigh, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome. 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, 8.30pm. WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market\/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm. DEMENTIA SUPPORT: Information drop in at Barnstaple Library, with Alzheimers Society staff on hand to help, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome. Part of the October Active Life Active Mind programme. COFFEE AFTERNOON: Chubb Churchill Community Hall, Churchill Road, East-the-Water, Bideford, 12noon-4p, for Macmillan, with barbecue, stalls, draws, 50p adm inc tea\/coffee, all welcome. FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info. HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £6, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available. FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094. BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145. BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm. ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages\/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632. TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236. BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490. WILDLIFE TRUST TALK: Barnstaple branch, with Simon Berry organic beef farmer on grazing-management, 7 for 7.30pm, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, all welcome, entry donation £3, children free, inc refreshments. CHOIR: Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir, South Molton Methodist Church, 7.30pm, refreshments to follow. For church refurbishment\/improvement fund.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Jubilee Square, 9am-1pm, real local food and produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, more info 07970 932566. TABLE TOP SALE: Medard House, Barnstaple, 10am-12noon, sellers £5 per table, more info 01271 327394. KARAOKE: Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7.30pm until late, all welcome. SCRABBLE SATURDAY: Barnstaple Library, free sessions, just come along and play, 1-3pm, all welcome. Part of Active Life Active Mind programme. SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm. TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01271) 812995. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for NDIntensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £3.50, all welcome. ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir plus Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8pm, all welcome. DAMBUSKERS 10TH ANNIVERSARY: Legendary local folk band at St Marys Hall, Appledore for a gig to mark a decade together, free entry, all welcome. COFFEE MORNING: Braunton parish Hall, for Braunton Museum & Information Centre, 10am-12noon, adm 50p, craft tables welcome to book call 01271 816688. JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, proceeds to Instow Church, adm 30p, from 2pm. EXHIBITION: Members and Staff select Burton Art Gallery, exhibition of paintings chosen by staff & councillors from Torridge District Council. Runs until Nov 4. More info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk or call 01237 471455. COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome. TASTE OF AUTUMN: Celebrate the season at RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, with cookery demonstrations, guided walks, stalls and family fun, 10am-4pm, normal garden admission applies. More info www.rhs.org.uk\/gardens\/rosemoor. Also on Sunday. WOODY BAY WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM square 10am to car share, info 01769 573258. COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p. CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food. BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683\/07802 176993. JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13CHARITY BINGO: Tesco coffee shop, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, for Diabetes UK, doors 6.30pm, entry 50p inc refreshments, eyes down 7.30, cash prizes plus raffle, all welcome. BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome. 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. APPLE & CIDER FAIR: Eggesford Gardens, near Chulmleigh, 11am-4pm, produce, ciders, juices, growing tips, trees for sale, competitions & games for children, adm free, info www.eggesfordgardens.com. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, all welcome. ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR: Instow Parish hall, 10am-4pm, adm 20p supported RNiB, info 01271 812711. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683. QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Blue Lights Hall, 7pm, all welcome, info 01237 478313. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Lee Cross CP 10.30am, Twitchen-coast path-Woolacombe Down, nine miles, info 01271 376274\/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robins Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the kidney unit, all welcome. TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peters Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia. BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: The Old School Room, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101. BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Monthly meeting, with speaker Nick Oliver on Autumn Planting for Spring, Kingsacre Primary School, 7.30pm, members & visitors welcome. APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Every Monday, Appledore Community hall, 10am-12noon, beginners very welcome, more info Cyril Williams 01237 425541. FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566. TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982. BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm. MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome. MEDIUM WALK: Hele Farm, with South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827. BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Back at St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info www.quillstring.co.uk\/bcc. MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, to attend call (01271) 327014.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 GARDENERS QUESTION TIME: With BBC Radio 4 from RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, 6.30-8pm, hosted by Howard Shannon, tickets £2.50 inc garden admission after 4pm. More info www.rhs.org.uk\/gardens\/rosemoor. FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm. CONCERT: Elizabeth Harrison at Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 non members. BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm. BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment. Back after summer break. MUSICAL MEMORIES: The vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, Reformed group for Alzheimers sufferers and their carers, 2-4pm, first and third Tuesday each month, all welcome for a singsong and some fun, ample parking, please call 01271 882927 for more info. FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 2-3.30pm, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome. 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, all welcome. BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering \/ has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446. BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774. ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394. SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop-in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236. 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. SALSA DANCING: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145. 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. PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Annes Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326. 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 email@example.com for more information. VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, every Tuesday, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more. BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice. BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info. BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, weekly sessions, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Now meeting at Westward Ho Baptist Church Hall, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info cal Carole 01237 423242.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Talk with Pete Yeo Sharing Visions of a More Generous World, followed by short AGM, Bideford Town Hall, 7pm, all welcome, more info 07783 384982. AGM: Great Torrington branch of Royal British Legion, Torrington Conservative Club 7pm, members requested to attend and new members very welcome. CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Braunton Caen St CP 2pm, local paths. Optional tea & cakes, three miles, info 01271 376274\/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk. 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, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215. MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info www.rejoicethevoice.org MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292. BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome. TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Bideford Arts Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798. TALK: Temperate Gardens of the World by Peter Lindsey, Fremington Garden Club, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, guest adm £1.50 inc refreshments. LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS: With Bideford Town Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.