Events large and small from Thursday, September 22nd to Wednesday 28th

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

● COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Village Hall, 9.30-11am, for Barnstaple & District Cats Protection, all welcome

● 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

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet town square 10.30am, info (01769) 574662

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

● ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every 4th Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

● 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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

● 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

● APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 2pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

● FESTIVAL OF BYGONE WEDDINGS: Christ Church Parracombe celebrates 60 years of marriage within its walls from Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm each day, refreshments, displays, flowers, photographs and organ music, signposted, all welcome

● CONCERT: Wembworthy Parish Church, with the young musicians of Kelly College, 7.30pm, adm free, collection for church funds, all welcome

● AN EVENING WITH BERNARD HILL: The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, showing of two films: “Torrington my old town” and “Talking to birds and animals,” 7.30pm, adm £3, for Devon Air Ambulance

● CONCERT: Christchurch, Braunton, with Barnstaple Jubilee Singers, Southmead School Choir and Peggy Piers, 7.30pm, adm free, collection, all welcome

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

● MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Senior Citizens, the Community Centre, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

● MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 11am-1pm, cake, craft & produce stalls, raffle, 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

● SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

● 40 ARTISTS — 80 DRAWINGS: New Burton Art Gallery exhibition of new works by contemporary British artists. Runs at the gallery (Kingsley Rd, Bideford,) until October 17. 2pm this Saturday, free talk by director of The Drawing Gallery Yvonne Crossley. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

● TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

● HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL: Combe Martin Parish Church, runs until Monday, 10am-5pm, donations to medieval roodscreen restoration appeal, all welcome

● JUMBLE SALE: The Bideford Centre (opposite Burton,) 2-4pm, all proceeds to Appledore Lifeboat Station, all welcome

● TABLE TOP SALE: Meddard House Common Room, Bevan Road, Barnstaple, sellers from 8.30am, buyers from 10, all welcome, to book table call (01271) 327394 or 07952 032739

● ENCOUNTER MEETING: Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, speaker Mary Ware “Healing testimony & worship,” 9.30am-12 noon

● DEVON & DORSET: Regimental Association Torridge branch monthly meeting, Bideford Liberal Club, High Street, 1pm, all welcome

● HARMONY CHOIR CONCERT: Bethel Evangelical Church, East-the-Water, Bideford, 7.30pm, celebrating the choir’s anniversary and all welcome to come along and enjoy an evening of song, sketches and testimonies, as well as find out more about the choir, or call (01271) 375939 for info

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Intensive Care, all welcome

● SOUTH MOLTON CARNIVAL: Queen crowning 12 noon at the Square, procession assemble before 4.45pm at Southley Road/cattle market, judging 5pm, moves off 6, proceeds to ND Chemotherapy Appeal

● BIG BREAKFAST: Plus harvest produce stall, Burrington Parish Hall, from 9am, tickets £5 adults, £2.50 u11s, for Burrington School PFA, tickets from (01769) 520601 or 520255, all welcome

● JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn, Barnstaple, 10am, info (01271) 375267

Magdalene CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Elaine, 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share, all welcome

● FESTIVAL OF BYGONE WEDDINGS: Christ Church Parracombe, 60 years of marriage within its walls, 10am-5pm, refreshments, floral and picture displays

● CRAFT FUND RAISER: Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, 2-4.30pm, hosted by the Old Schoolroom Craft Gallery, tea, coffee, cakes, bric-a-brac, children’s games, local craft & Jamie at Home stalls, all proceeds to Macmillan, parking next to hall

● BIBLE TEACHING & FELLOWSHIP: Bethel, The Quay, Appledore, 7-8.15pm, guest speaker & book stall, refreshments, all welcome, info (01237) 474466

● COFFEE MORNING: Mariners Close, Braunton, with Braunton Ladies Handbell Ringers, 10am-12 noon, cake, bric-a-brac, new goods & clothing stalls, for ND Chemo Appeal, all welcome

● BABY & UNDER FIVES CLOTHING SALE: Nearly new, St John’s Hall, Tesco, Barnstaple, 11am-2pm, adm 50p, proceeds to Care 4Kids charity

● LATE SUMMER FETE: Torrington Church Vicarage Garden, 2.30pm, stalls, refreshments & sideshows, in church if wet

● WEDDING DRESS EXHIBITION: Barnstaple Baptist Church, 10am-3pm, teas, coffees & homemade cakes

● ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind and partially sighted, Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, refreshments & transport provided, details inc times, pick up points, etc from (01271) 879611

● ST BRANNOCKS CHURCH AUCTION: 50/5- auction at St Brannocks Rooms, 11am start, viewing 9am, items from jewellery, plants & furniture to collectables, goods received at St Brannocks Rooms 2-5pm & 7-8.30pm Thursday + 10am-1pm, 2-5pm & 6.30-8pm Friday. For info/collection call (01271) 814082

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

● WEDDING DRESS EXHIBITION: Barnstaple Baptist Church, 12 noon-3pm, teas, coffees & cakes.
10.30am: Wedding themed service, all welcome

● 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

● CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7am start, £5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators

● 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 Prayer & Praise, all welcome

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

● ND RAMBLERS: Meet Top Tor, second CP (SX735 768) 10.30am, Tors-Jay’s Grave-Natsworthy Manor, nine miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

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

● HARVEST THANKSGIVING: Combe Martin Parish Church, part of Flower Festival, service 6.30pm followed by harvest Supper at church hall, festival open 10am-5pm, donations to medieval roodscreen restoration appeal, all welcome

● THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, therapy and crystal healing sessions, 7pm, adm £1.50, refreshments, all welcome

● FESTIVAL OF BYGONE WEDDINGS: Christ Church Parracombe, 60 years of marriage within its walls, 10am-5pm, refreshments, floral and picture displays

● ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS’ FAIR: The Cedars, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, donations taken for RNLI, all welcome

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

● 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

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet The Square 10.30am, call (01769) 573258

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

● FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for leukaemia charity, all welcome

● BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL: Combe Martin Parish Church, last day, 10am-5pm, donations to medieval roodscreen restoration appeal, all welcome

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

● 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

● 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

● MEMORY CAFE: The Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, a relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, their friends & family, health & social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

● DESIGNER FABRIC SALE: Castle Hill Estate West Wing, Filleigh, sale 10am-4pm and relaunch of Partridge and Pear Tree, range of fabrics, many new designs, supporting the Calvert Trust, adm £2.50 inc refreshments, also Wednesday, all welcome

● CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, with Elizabeth Harrison, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, refreshments, adm £4 non members, raffle, all welcome

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

● 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 Maritime History of North Devon, by John Bradbeer, 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

● ND RAMBLERS: Meet Bple Bus Stn 9.40am, Bus 1 to Instow Camp, Tarka Trail & SW Coast Path, four miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

● ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

● NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome

● DESIGNER FABRIC SALE: Castle Hill Estate West Wing, Filleigh, sale 10am-4pm, relaunch of Partridge and Pear Tree, range of fabrics, many new designs, supporting the Calvert Trust, adm £2.50

● CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple Concert Band, 8.15pm

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

● BIDEFORD SENIOR COUNCIL: “The Big Society” talk with Geoffrey Cox MP plus Q&A, Bideford Town Hall, 2.15pm, all welcome, refreshments

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