North Devon events from 08/12/16 to 14/12/16
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, 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.
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, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Weekly 7.30pm Sticklepath Methodist Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John's Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.
CLANGERS, BAGPUSS & CO: New exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, on tour from the VA Museum of childhood, meet the much loved characters, find out how the shows were made.
OPEN CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION: The Burton Art Gallery, chance for amateur and professional artists to exhibit together, runs until December 24.
NORTHAM MEN'S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.15am to 12 noon, info John on 01237 459757, up until December 15.
MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Mortehoe CP, 10.30am, Coast path-Bennetts Mouth-Damage Barton, 5.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE & CAROL SERVICE: Barnstaple Pannier Market, opening 6.30pm by the mayor, host of stalls, community carol service 6.45pm, 7.30pm The Military Wives Choir.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
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.
OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.
TONY FINNEY: Solo set at The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BUSH PIG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Holy Communion.
THE RIVALS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Bradworthy Square 10-11.30am; Woolsery Hall 12noon-1.30pm; Northam Bone Hill car park 2.30-4pm.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Big Lunch event, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, coffee, cake and chat, all welcome.
CHRISTMAS IN COMBE MARTIN: Evening stalls, carol singers, crafts and produce, Borough Road car park.
BIRDWATCHING BONANZA: Meet park and ride, Park School, Barnstaple, 9.15am, with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, info Brian 01271 343607.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.
LIVE MUSIC: Doc Malfait and The Intemperants, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
SPACED INVADERS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
FOOD & CRAFT MARKETS: The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, 9am-1pm, on Saturday 3, 10 & 17 plus Wednesday 21.
WOOLLY'S WINTER WONDERLAND: Christmas at The Big Sheep, indoor play area, rides, meet Santa & much more, every weekend plus daily from December 17-24.
TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS' GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-3pm, friendly and supportive, join us for a free taster, info 01237 421341.
CHRISTMAS BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Community Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
CREATIVE WRITING: Group at Bideford Library, every second Sat with publisher Nikki Brownson, 2-4pm, all welcome, no charge.
CONCERT: Two Rivers Wind Ensemble, St Mary's Church, Bideford, 7.30pm.
TABLE TOP SALE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 11am-1pm.
CAROLS: With Bideford Town Band, Mill Street, 10.30am-12noon.
SONIC FUSION: Littleham Village Hall, doors 8pm, tickets £8 at door or £6 from 07791 784467.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey's Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary's Church, Bideford. 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Service; 11am Holy Communion. St George's, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise. Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion. St Swithun's, Littleham, 6pm Evensong.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 9.45am Parish Eucharist St Brannock's Church; 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne's, Saunton.
AN EVENING: With Crosby Steals My Hash, live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
RAMBLERS WALK: North Down Plantation Nr Eggesford, 10.30am, Higher and Lower Bransgrove-Hollocombe, 8 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
EXMOOR CAROLERS: Concert at St Mary's Church, Appledore, 4pm.
LESSONS & CAROLS: Service at Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho! 10.30am.
FUNDRAISER: Wellbeing, Psychic and Gifts event at Bideford Angling Club, Honestone Street, 10am-4pm, free entry, raffle, proceeds to Children's Hospice South West and animal charity, various stalls inc reiki, tarot, tea leaves, chocolate, crystals, massage, nail wraps and more.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Eggesford Garden Centre, 11am-4pm, more than 25 stalls, plenty of gift ideas.
CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Lynmouth Pavilion and seafront, 15 indoors stalls of arts, crafts & gifts plus 15 outside with produce, Christmas trees and seasonal gifts, 10am-4pm, free entry and raffle.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
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, 7pm.
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.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.
LET'S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.
ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650.
OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, The Royal Hotel, 7.45pm, tickets from 01237 475653.
TAW & TORRIDGE CAMERA CLUB: Meets most Mondays, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Barnstaple, 7.30pm info www.tawandtorridgecc.co.uk
BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Christmas special, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome.
CHRISTMAS BINGO: Fremington Parish Hall, 7.30pm, adm by ticket only, for prostate cancer.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 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.
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.
BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
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.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John's Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHUNKY'S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
OCEAN VIEW: Weekly, Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, live music with Capricorn, 8.15-11pm.
SERVICE: Holy Communion, St Mary's Parish Church, Bideford, every Tuesday 10.30am.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk
ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474.
BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all welcome.
CAROLS: With Bideford Town Band at Tesco Extra, Barnstaple, 6pm.
SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.
TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.
BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.
INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
DEVON BIRDS: Members' evening, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £3 inc tea/coffee, mince pie, all welcome, info 01237 452167.
CHRISTMAS POULTRY: Whist drive, Chittlehampton Village Hall, 7.45pm, all welcome.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
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.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.
JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.
LET'S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798/420820.
TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784.
RAMBLERS WALK: Bple bus stn no 21C, 9.30am, Croyde Bridge--Saunton Down-Croyde, 4.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 20373.
TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Mary's Church, Bideford, 2pm.
CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Trinity Rooms, Ilfracombe (by parish church), 10.30am, with Ilfracombe Ladies Choir and Elizabeth Kemp's Christmas draw, refreshments, crafts, cakes & preserves.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Shebbear Square 10-11.30am; Sheepwash Square 12noon-1.30pm; Dolton Rams Head 2.30-4pm.
BARNSTAPLE BLOOMERS: Institute meeting, Barnstaple Library Henry Williamson Room, 6-8pm, new members welcome, info 01271 372542.