Events around the region from 18/10/12 to 24/10/12.


BREATHE EASY: North Devon group, at Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, with dietician Marie Clare from NDDH, all welcome, info 01237 474725.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, info 01237 478123.

SPRING GLORY: Lecture with Andy McIndoe, MD of Hillier Nurseries and winner of 24 Chelsea Flower Show golds, at West Down Parish Hall 7.30pm, talk on spring & summer flowering bulbs, pots, beds, borders & cultivation, entry £4 non members, to attend call Roger parry on 01271 855678.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

THE BEACON: New 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: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.


BARN DANCE: The Oggle Band, at St Peters Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, 8-11pm, tickets £10 inc food, call 01271 865329 or 866647.

OF CABBAGES AND KINGS: St Helens Church, Abbotsham, a celebration in words and music performed by Barry and Sandi Ferguson, 7pm, tickets £10 at door to inc cheese and wine.

HELP FOR HEROES QUIZ: The Three Pigeons pub, Bishops Tawton, 7.30pm, £10 per team of four-five, all welcome.

JUMBLE SALE: High Bickington Church Hall, cakes, jumble, raffle & refreshments from 7pm, for St Mary’s Church (High Bickington), all welcome.

YOUNG CARERS: Fun activities, crafts, trips, growing food, for young carers aged 11-plus, at the Happy Café, Westward Ho. Garden workshop 11.30am-4.30pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit

NORTHAM MEMORY CAFÉ: 10am-12 noon, Northam Hall, support and info for people with dementia and their families, more info Taw & Torridge Caring, 01237 459337.

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.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, for the Royal Air Forces Assn, doors 8pm, all welcome.

WINE & WISDOM: With Fred, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, teams of siux, £6 per person inc wine & supper.

DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION: Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, talk by Norman White on ‘Drugs, punishment and rehabilitation’, 2pm, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: St Johns Garden Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm £5 inc ploughman’s supper. Plus bar & raffle. For the Motor Neurone Disease Assn, please call 01271 327014 for table reservations.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Filleigh Bridge walk, meet SM Square 9.30am, bus 9.45, info 01769 572506.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 9.45am Baby Music & Movement for 0-18 months, 10.45am Kindermusik ABC Wiggle & Grow, 18 months – three years.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-12am, £5 at door, info 07875 201328.

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.


BARN DANCE: Ceilidh, with the Bloatertown band, Tawstock Village Hall, 8pm, bring-and-share supper, all welcome, info 01237 476632.

COFFEE MORNING: Coffee and cake with Amigos, Trelawney at Ashford, 9-11am. Raffle with fantastic prizes, book sale, Christmas cards, African crafts and Bodyshop products. Donations to Amigos Worldwide appreciated. All welcome.

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO: + liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2-4pm, refreshments available.

JUMBLE SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

CHARITY DANCE: Music with Bett & Audrey, Umberleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, for South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, all welcome.

AUTUMN CRAFTS: Glebefields Community Room, Northam 11am-4pm, with jewellery, gift boxes, cards, scarves & more, plus cakes, tea & coffee, all welcome.

APPLEDORE BAND: Concert of light music, St peter’s Church, Fremington, 7pm, adm £5, proceeds to church funds, info 01271 325216.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883.

BUDDHIST CHANTING: 2.30-4.30pm, Combe Martin Community Centre, all welcome. Please call 07857 852103 to confirm attendance. Donations welcome to cover cost of venue etc.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

PUZZLES & BOOK: Jigsaw puzzle and book bring and buy, outside M&S, Atlantic Village, Bideford, from 10am. For North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal. Please bring donations or puzzles or books to support appeal.

ROODSCREEN CONCERT: Combe Martin Parish, medieval music with The Daughters Of Elvin, 6.30pm, marking the rededication of the restored 500-year-old roodscreen, free event, donations for refreshments, all welcome.

SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12 noon. Produce, preserves, meats & much more.

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10-11.30am, info 01392 876619.


CONCERT: With Cedar’s Big Band, the Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 8pm, adm free, all welcome.

BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize, all welcome.

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.

RED DEER OF EXMOOR: Taw & Torridge British Naturalists event, meet 8am Hillhead Cross (SS 851 404), bring hot drink, suitable clothing/footwear, possibly difficult terrain, info Brian Sims 01271 343607.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Brownsham NT CP 11am, to Clovelly on coastpath, return via Brownsham Woods, six miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site.

YOUNG CARERS: Tapeley Park visit, meet Happy Café, Westward Ho. 11.30am-4.30pm, call 07773 679559 or visit


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, every week, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 572506.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.


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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.45pm, adm £5, members £2, refreshments & raffle, all welcome.

REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on (01237) 424946 for info ILFRACOMBE MEMORY CAFE: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family. Health/social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Includes digital and AV tutorials, workshops, talks, competitions and friendly advice. Visit or call 01237 423242.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome, info 01271 373095.

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 & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome.


GRAND JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish hall, 2pm, cakes, books, bric-a-brac & more, adm 20p, for St Johns Church, Instow.

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

CARNIVAL BINGO: Combe Martin Village Hall, doors 7pm, eyes down 8, for Combe Martin carnival funds.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info 01237 477851, all welcome.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB AGM: Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

DEVON SENIOR VOICE: Open Meeting, Bideford Town Hall 2pm, talk by Devon Air Ambulance and other guests, free refreshments, all welcome.

TABLE TENNIS: Practice/knock up sessions, Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, just drop in, or call 01769 572162 or 01271 373379 for info.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.