Combe Martin Carnival and more besides from 02/08/12 to 08/08/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm.

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm.

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

OUTDOOR CONCERT: Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho Green 7.30pm (weather permitting), info 01237 475653 or

OPEN DAY: Susan day Residential Home, Ilfracombe 2-4pm. All welcome. Raffle, stalls, cream teas & refreshments. Have a look around and join in the fun. Just turn up or call 01271 862528.

ROCK POOL RAMBLE: With Coastwise, meet Woolacombe Barricane Beach (towards end of Esplanade) 11am. Please call Jim on 01271 882078 or 07889 134466 to secure place or for more info.

CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258.

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.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, runs until Aug 12, open daily 11am-5pm, draw with handmade quilt first prize, local crafts for sale, light lunches, creams teas, adm free, ample parking.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dancing at The Old Mill, Ossaborough, Woolacombe, 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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


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.

FIRST FRIDAY: Family friendly event on Mill Street, Bideford, with food, drink, performance & art from 4-7.30pm. Tastings at Blazey’s Deli, free banner workshop.

AGM: Bideford Euchre League, at Reds Rowing Club, Bideford, 8pm, 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 & 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.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

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

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


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

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, 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.

COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Grand Opening Night, from 3pm until late at Hollands Park. Wacky races, crowning of the carnival queen and live music.

VILLAGE FETE & DOG SHOW: Black Torrington, 2pm, plenty to see and do, all welcome.

GARAGE SALE: 42 Chestwood Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 10am-3pm, bric-a-brac, books, proceeds to Leukaemia Research.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local and organic produce, crafts, refreshments, free adm and entertainment. Info 01271 864621.

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.

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.


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

COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Raft races at the beach from 5.30pm, various classes and age groups.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome.

GARDEN PARTY: At ‘Newstead’, New Road, Instow, 2-4.30pm, cream teas, cake stall, bric-a-brac, plants, raffle, £2 entry, £3 inc cream tea. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Spiritual meeting, now at Castle Street Rooms, Barnstaple, 7pm, refreshments, £1 entry, all welcome.

HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET: The Parish Hall, 10am-1pm, 20 stalls of local produce and plants, plus breakfasts & homemade cakes, children’s photography competition. More info 01237 441786.

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

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Dartmoor - Merrivale (SX561 749) 10.30am, ‘Ten Tors Plus One’, 12 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

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

THEATRE: Studio Theatre’s hilarious performance of ‘The Red Pepperd’ by Noel Coward, followed by ‘Still Life’, the play that became ‘Brief Encounter’ the film. Landmark Theatre, 7.30pm.


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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, for the Gateway Club, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

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

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Appledore Band and training band perfuming on Appledore Quay every Monday through summer, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet, adm free.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574179.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hillsford Bridge NT CP (SS739 477), 11am, Lynmouth via Cleeves, back Watersmeet, 5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

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.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

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.


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.

COMBE MARTIN CARNIVAL: Main parade, leaves Holdstone Way at top of village 7.30pm, floats & walkers assemble from 6pm.

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

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, short talk on driving issues and an observed drive, refreshments, non members welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 6.50pm, info 07891 424912. NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on (01271) 850262.

MEMORY LANE: Share memories & reflect on ‘the good old days’, Bideford Library 2-3.30pm, anyone over the age of 60 is very welcome to this free, friendly event. For info call 01237 459337 or email

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Fairview car park, Barnstaple, 6.30pm, ‘A peek behind Pilton with a little local history’, two hours, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Woolacombe walking tour from 7.45pm.

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.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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.