What’s On in North Devon: Thursday, September 29th to Wednesday, October 5th

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

● BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW: Artwork at 15 venues around the town centre. Follow the culture Trail, looking for art in shops, cafes and businesses. See www.bbcdevon.org Flyers & map at all participating venues. Runs until October 31.

● BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

● BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

● BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● GIVE BLOOD: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, donor sessions 1pm-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, info (01769) 573453

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 — World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan

BARNSTAPLE: At M&S Cafe, Marks & Spencer; Bonmarche + F Hinds Ltd, High Street; 10.30am Padfields Funeral Service, Mermaid Walk. All welcome.

● BARCLAY’S BANK BRANCHES: Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Bideford, South Molton, Torrington, Holsworthy.

● BRAUNTON: Corner Bistro, Braunton Square, 9am.

● ILFRACOMBE: The Old Cornmill, Hele Bay. £1 for every coffee and 50p for every cream cake sold. Tearooms open 11am-5pm + guided tours of the mill throughout the day.

● FREMINGTON: 10am-12 noon, Fremington Methodist Church, all welcome

● INSTOW: North Devon Yacht Club, 10am.

● SOUTH MOLTON: South Molton Bowling Club, 10am-12 noon, all welcome.

● BEAWORTHY: Ashwater Parish Hall, 10am.

● WESTWARD HO: The Pig-on-the-Hill pub, Pusehill, 11am-2pm, homemade cake & tea/coffee £2 (£1.50 to Macmillan,) raffle, all welcome

● CHULMLEIGH: The Town Hall, 9-11.30am, cakes, produce, raffle, draw prizes appreciated, info (01769) 580241, all welcome

REGULAR FRIDAY LISTINGS

● COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

● 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

● INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, £2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

● THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, £3, call (01271) 372396 for info

● BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● GIVE BLOOD: Fremington Village Hall, donor sessions 1pm-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

● QUIZ NIGHT: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 7pm, entry £5 inc wine & refreshments, all welcome, info/tickets (01237) 473887

● ELECTRONIC ORGAN CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, with Matthew Bason, at the Methodist Hall, North Street, all welcome, 7.30pm, info (01769) 540261 or www.organfax.co.uk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

● SHEBBEAR'S BIGGEST PARTY: Part of World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan, at Shebbear Village Hall, 10am, all welcome

● AUTUMN MARKET: Braunton Parish Hall, hosted by Christian Aid, 10am-12 noon, stalls include fair trade goods, cakes, books, plants, bric-a-brac, good as new clothes, refreshments available, all welcome

● BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

● CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12 noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

● HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome

● 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

● RACE NIGHT: The Village Inn, Westward Ho, all proceeds to Pathfield School, please show your support

● CONCERT: With the Salvation Army South West Divisional Band, at the Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

● CHARITY CONCERT: With Harmonica, South Molton Methodist Church, 7.30pm, all proceeds to Anthony Nolan Trust, Share Music South West & church funds, all welcome

● CHARITY DANCE: At Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share supper, 8pm-midnight

● ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, with Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir welcoming Minehead Male Voice Choir to their anniversary concert, 7.45pm, all welcome

● ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’S MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, fresh local produce, crafts & seed swap, adm free, refreshments & entertainment, 10am-12.30pm, info (01271) 864621

● FILM AT LITTLEHAM: Water for Elephants, Littleham Village Hall 7.30pm, all welcome, info (01237) 420372

● YESTERYEAR EXHIBITION: West Buckland Village Hall, also on Sunday, 10am-9pm, adm free, tea & coffees, all welcome

● OPEN CEILIDH: With the Oggle Band, Burrington Village Hall, from 8pm, all welcome, tickets/info on (01271) 314544

● CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Joe’s Band, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, 7.30-11.30pm, all welcome

● BARN DANCE/CEILIDH: Tawstock Village Hall, with the Kit ‘n’ Boodle Band, 8pm, bring-and-share supper, all welcome, info (01237) 476632

● TWO FREE TALKS: With Professor Andy McIntosh: “Astronomy & the Bible” plus “The Intricacies of Flight,” Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome, adm free

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

● YESTERYEAR EXHIBITION: West Buckland Village Hall, also on Sunday, 10am-4pm

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

● TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments, all welcome

● QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

● CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for £1

● BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

● quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (012374) 473798

● PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

● ST MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am

● CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, £5 pitch, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

● HARTLAND FARMERS’ MARKET OCTOBERFEST: And Family Fayre, the Parish Hall, Hartland, market stalls, sausages and beer festival, races & games, more info (01237) 441786, 10am-3pm

● HARVEST CELEBRATION: All Saints Church, Clovelly, 11am service followed by lunch of soup & sweets in Parish Hall, adults £5, auction of produce, donations to Gambia school charity, all welcome

● AUTUMN TRACTOR RUN: With South Molton Vintage Rally Club, assemble at “sheepskin” car park, Barnstaple, 10am departure, details/entry form from (01271) 850903 or 07974 026060

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Sunday pub lunch walk, meet SM Square 11.30am, walk time 2.5 hours, all welcome, info (01769) 573258

● nd RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Dunkery Gate (SS895 406) 10.30am, to Nutscale/Stoke Pero, 12 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

● APPLEDORE BOOK FAIR: At Appledore Hall, part of Book Festival, 10.30am-4pm, free entry, info (01237) 421065

● PET SERVICE: Annual fun Pet Service for pets of all kinds and their owners, at Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho, service start 4pm, if possible please join the regular photocall outside at 3.30pm, refreshments available, retiring collection for Dogs Helping Kids charity

● FUNGI FORAY: With the National Trust at Heddon Valley, join the experts for a gentle stroll to find out what is available this time of year and what should be avoided! Adults £5, children £2.50. Booking essential on (01598) 763402

● GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: Hatherleigh Care Village, a day of arts, crafts & wisdom-sharing with the whole community welcome to attend from 3pm, info 0800 046 1133

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

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

● US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

● BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

● FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, raising money for the hard of hearing, all welcome

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 572506

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

● 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

● SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

● employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

● APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 7pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

● FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, every Tuesday 2-3.30pm, all welcome

● BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, all welcome, info (01237) 423242

● GIVE BLOOD: Bideford Pollyfield Centre, Barnstaple, donor sessions 1pm-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

● SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

● SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

● COFFEE MORNING: Coffee, books & raffle with friends, Combe Martin Museum Sail loft, 11am, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

● APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

● CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

● BRAUNTON COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE TALK: The Life & Writing of Tarka Creator Henry Williamson, by Tony Evans, 7.45pm, £2.50 inc refreshments, (01271) 817349

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, info (01237) 473798

● GIVE BLOOD: South Molton Methodist Hall, donor sessions 1pm-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

● CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, with Ilfracombe Ladies Choir plus The Atlantic Accordianaires, 8.15pm, all welcome

● SWIMBRIDGE HARVEST: An Evening of Harvest & Hymns, followed by Harvest Supper at the Jubilee Hall £6, children under 15 free, 7pm, all welcome,