THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22BINGO: 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £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. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408. 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. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE: Westleigh Village Hall, caller Les Burden, 7.30pm, info 01237 473801 or 01840 261708. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201. ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911. BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. Swimbridge Square 10-11am; Witheridge Square 11.30am-1pm; Tiverton Phoenix Lane 2-4pm. FSB AGM: Federation of Small Business North Devon branch, Barnstaple Hotel 6.30pm, speakers inc Peter Heaton-Jones MP, all welcome, info/confirm attendance 01803 321251.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23COUNTRY 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. WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm. 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. REIGNING DOGS UNLEASHED: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm. SAM EVANS BAND: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx. MERRY HARRIERS TRIP: Bideford out and about community minibus group, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680. BOWLS: Roll ups at North Devon leisure Centre with ND Indoor Bowls Club, 9.30am, also Mondays, call 01271 342679. OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Coach & Horses, Market Street, Appledore, fourth Fri each month, 8.30pm. CEILIDH: With the Oggle Band, Tapeley Park Barn, Instow, 8-11pm, all welcome, bring your own picnic and drinks, in aid of Two Rivers Kindergarten, tickets/info 01271 850574/850282. BARN DANCE: With The Watch Ceilidh Band, Northam Hall, optional bring-and-share supper, info 01237 476632. CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every fortnight, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492. TALK: The changes in South West farming since foot and mouth disease in 2001 with Anthony Gibson OBE, 11am, Methodist Chapel, Witheridge. TWO MOORS FESTIVAL: Musical events at St John the Baptist Church, Witheridge. A Gathering of Birds 11am pianist Alison Farr, narrator Penny Adie; Open Rehearsal 2.30pm, Rebecca McMaught cello, pianist James Orrell.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24BINGO: 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. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. BASILS: Balls Up Band, live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills, Instow, near cricket club, sellers 12noon, buyers 1-4pm, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: The Big Sheeps spooky week of fun for Halloween, with daytime family activities, rides, face painting & much more, plus Scary By Night Fright Fest parties for over 14s from Thursday, October 29, featuring zombies, Haunted Hay Ride and much more, Visit www.thebigsheep.co.uk for full details. ADOPTION MORNING: Thinking of adopting? Come along and find out more, meet adopters and talk to Families for Children staff, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill, Filleigh, 10am-12noon, info 01271 612004. JUMBLE SALE: Northam Hall, 2pm, for Northam Twinning Association. BROCKABILLY: Elvis comes to Ilfracombe Football Club, 8pm, £6 at door inc refreshments, for Ilfracombe Community Minibuses, free bus from High Street 7.30pm, call 01271 863630. CONCERT: Appledore Silver Band, Fremington St Peters Church, 7.30pm, £6 at door, for church funds. SPECIAL BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 2.15pm, all welcome. COUNTRY & WESTERN EVENING: Hosted by South West Truckers, Ex-servicemens and Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, dancing to Double Barrel, 8pm-late, £6.50 at door. KARAOKE NIGHT: Robins Nest, Bideford AFC, 8pm-late, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome. PUMPKIN WEEKEND: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 10am-3pm Sat & Sun, carve your own pumpkin, take the Pumpkin Trail, cookery demonstrations, normal adm applies. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Concert with Helen North, Pack O Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm. BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, 7.30pm. CONCERT: St Marys Singers, perform Faures Requiem and Vivaldis Gloria, St Marys Parish Church, Bideford, 7.30pm. AUTUMN CRAFT FAYRE: Hartland Arts & Crafts Society, at Hartland Parish Hall, runs until Tuesday, 10am-4pm daily, Poppy Café by British Legion ladies serving drinks, light lunches and homemade cakes. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25QUIZ 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. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 4pm Service for the Faithful Departed (Trapnell & Sherborne). BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Annes, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 6.30pm Memorial Service for Bereaved, remember loved ones with candles, readings and music, all welcome. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. 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. CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 11am-3pm, sellers from 10am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Newport Bple park and ride CP, 10.30am, Tawstock-New Bridge-Hall and Bishops Tawton, 8 miles, info 01271 376274/863727. HEAD OVER HEELS: Acoustic duo at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm. AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR: Eggesford Garden Centre, 11am-4pm, free entry, wide range of stalls, all welcome.MONDAY, OCTOBER 26FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. 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. LETS 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 COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm. PLANT & PRODUCE FAYRE: Combe Martin Parish Church Hall, 11am-2pm. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities. BINGO: Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 6.30 for 7pm, raising money for Creating Precious Memories for Carries Christmas, prizes, raffle & bar.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27HAPPY 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. 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. 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. 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, 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. SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, no experience needed, 7.15pm absolute beginners; 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers. * Absolute beginners free in Sept/Oct. ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm. 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. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with West Country, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. TORRINGTON WALK: Meet Puffing Billy 10.30am, part of Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528. FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Marys Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm. CHARITY QUIZ EVENING: For Macmillan Cancer Support, Fulham Restaurant, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Chinese food, tables of four, tickets £25 inc four courses. Book on 01271 328882. CAR CARE EVENING: Free for over 50s, learn basics such as changing wheel, checking oil & water, Kwik Fit Barnstaple, 6.30pm, book on 07590 776040. LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, interesting speakers followed by a cuppa, weekly at 2.30pm, info 01237 471056. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free. HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Family crafts at Arlington Court, making creepy bats and furry spiders, 12noon-4pm, free with normal adm. SOCIAL EVENING: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm. BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, with Bett & Audrey, adm £2, all welcome.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28CASH 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. 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, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215. 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. LETS 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. INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528. BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, info 01237 473337. THINKING MATTERS: New discussion group, Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, this month The Migrant Crisis: Threat or opportunity? Come along and have your say. More info 01237 474225. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss from mobile service. North Molton Square 10-11.30am; The Glebe Bratton Fleming 12noon-1pm; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm. HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Family crafts at Arlington Court, making witches & wizards hats, 12noon-4pm, free with normal adm. ARLINGTON AT NIGHT: Spooky torch-lit visits to the house at Arlington Court, 5.30-8pm, 15 minute slots, booking on 01271 850296. Also October 29. WORDS & MUSIC: Fundraising event for refugees, 7pm, Sandy Browns Studio/Museum, Appledore, more info 07813 776349.