North Devon What’s On Guide 23/08/12 to 29/08/12.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

OUTDOOR CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Bideford Quay 7.30pm, weather permitting, info 01237 475653 or www.bidefordtownband.co.uk.

ILFRACOMBE CARNIVAL: Main parade, form up swimming pool car park, Hillsborough, 6pm, judging at 6.30, moves off 7.30pm, road closures from 7. Entry forms from Tinker Tailor Party Shop and Alan Jackson Shoe Repairs, High Street.

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth 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.

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.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dancing at Ye Olde Globe, Berrynarbor, 7.30pm weather permitting.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland, runs until Tuesday. Theme ‘Events that made history’. Open 10am-5pm each day, refreshments available. All profits to support church & churchyard.

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.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

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.

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

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

JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, non dancers welcome, 8pm-midnight. £5. Info 07817 144292.

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland. 10am-5pm.

ART EXHIBITION: Instow Village Hall, adm free, runs Sat-Sun-Mon.

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

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm.

PIRATE DAY: Children’s workshops, Butchers Row Bideford Pannier Market, 10.30am-2.30pm, free pirate treasure hunt with prizes, plus prizes & trophies for best pirate fancy dress (children & adults), for info or to get involved contact bidefordmore@yahoo.co.uk

BINGO: + liner, back at Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

FLORA & FAUNA FESTIVAL: Lee Church and Memorial Hall, runs until Monday 11am-5pm daily, celebration of plant & animal life with displays in church and hall. Refreshments inc lunches, cakes, cream teas.

TIVERTON BALLOON FESTIVAL: At Tiverton High School/Petroc campus, Bonham Road, Tiverton. Info www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk. Also Sun & Mon.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Monthly event, Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.

GARAGE SALE: ‘Nestuary’, Marine Parade, Instow, donations to ND Hospice, 10am-4pm.

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

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: On the quay, 9am-2pm, fresh produce, meats, preserves, pate, ice cream and much more. For stalls or info call 01237 428743.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Golden Lion pub, Barnstaple Square, away day to Dartmoor by coach, 8.05am, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

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.

BALLROOM DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm-midnight, info 01271 376369.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland. 10am-5pm.

ART EXHIBITION: Instow Village Hall, adm free, runs Sat-Sun-Mon.

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

COUNTRY FAYRE: Merry Harriers, Woolsery, classic car show, fun fair, donkey rides, craft stalls, sheep dog displays, gymnastics, games, cream teas, cake stalls & more. Organised by the Lions Club of Bideford.

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

TIVERTON BALLOON FESTIVAL: At Tiverton High School/Petroc campus, Bonham Road, Tiverton. Info www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet CP diagonally opposite Warren House Inn (Dartmoor), 10.45am, Hameldown Tor-Grimspound Stone Circle-Two Barrows, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

PUB LUNCH: South Molton Striders, at Poltimore Arms, meet SM square 10am, car share. Info 01769 573258.

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

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

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

CONCERT: Cedars Big Band, Cedars, Bickington, 8pm, adm free.

FLORA & FAUNA FESTIVAL: Lee Church and Memorial Hall, runs until Monday 11am-5pm daily, celebration of plant & animal life with displays in church and hall. Refreshments inc lunches, cakes, cream teas.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

BRAUNTON DUCK RACE: Annual race day on River Caen by St Brannocks Church. Plus in the Vicarage Garden and churchyard, stalls, games, raffle, barbecue and cream teas. For church funds. 12 noon start. Ducks for sale on the day, plus from the village green between 9.30am-1pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland. 10am-5pm.

ART EXHIBITION: Instow Village Hall, adm free, runs Sat-Sun-Mon.

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

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

TABLE TOP SALE: At no 3 ‘Devonia’, The Quay, Appledore, all day from 10am, weather permitting. For David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda). Info 01237 477470.

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, weekly event, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope sanctuary for women in Gambia.

TIVERTON BALLOON FESTIVAL: At Tiverton High School/Petroc campus, Bonham Road, Tiverton. Info www.tivertonballoonfestival.co.uk.

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium 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 www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.

CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate Market Field, buyers 10.30am, sellers 11am, car boot £5, proceeds to St Thomas’ Church Kentisbury roof appeal, refreshments on site. Info 01598 763207.

FLORA & FAUNA FESTIVAL: Lee Church and Memorial Hall, runs until Monday 11am-5pm daily, celebration of plant & animal life with displays in church and hall. Refreshments inc lunches, cakes, cream teas.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland. 10am-5pm.

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.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, adm £5, members £2, refreshments & raffle.

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.

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

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Meet Goodleigh Village Hall 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome. Info 01271 373095.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

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.

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

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dancing at the New Inn, Goodleigh, from 7.30pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Combe Martin CP SS578 472), 2pm, Great Hangman-Girt Down-Hams Lane, five miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

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.

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.

TALK: ‘The natural history of North Devon place names’, with historian, naturalist and geographer John Bradbeer, at Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, inc refreshments.

CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, with South Molton Town Band, 8.15pm.

TABLE TENNIS: Practice/knock up, weekly at Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, all very welcome to go along, try it out and join in.