Hot North Devon events for the first week of July
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North Devon events from 04/07/19 to 10/07/19
THURSDAY, JULY 4
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday and Tuesday, 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.
- 1 Christmas Drive-In Cinema coming to Barnstaple
- 2 Indecent exposure near Barnstaple park under investigation
- 3 Bideford Christmas Light Switch On dates announced
- 4 Hero soldier auctioning medals to provide ‘best opportunities’ for his children
- 5 OPINION: Realising the full potential of the Celtic Sea - Selaine Saxby
- 6 OPINION: Myth busting the Green Lanes purchase - David Worden
- 7 Hip-hop comes to Torrington Dental Practice
- 8 Bring the children to see Santa at Chivenor Christmas Craft Market
- 9 Property of the Week: Hanson Park - Northam
- 10 Get dressed up to Race the Reindeer in Bideford this Christmas
FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £5, 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.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme every Thursday 6pm meet. See www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk or Facebook page for details or call 01271 343789.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 9am-2pm.
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.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info.
NEW LOOK BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, all cash prizes, eyes down 7.15pm, Chunky is your caller, all welcome.
NDADA CHOIR: A singing circle in aid of those affected by domestic abuse, first meeting at re:love store, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, 6-7pm, all are welcome.
ART GROUP: Small social art group, meets Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, 10am-noon, weekly, now seeking new members, all welcome, for info call John Hunt on 01271 371658.
SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band on Westward Ho! Green, in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.
FRIDAY, JULY 5
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.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
TABLE TENNIS: With Bideford Friday Afternoon Table Tennis Group, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01271 861797, visit the Facebook page or drop in.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District
BIDEFORD COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: All newcomers, singles and couples welcome, experience not necessary, Northam Hall, weekly, 8pm, info 01237 476632.
DAVE SHARP: Live music at The Joiners Arms with musician formerly of The Alarm, 9.30pm.
BACK ON NIGHTS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
ART GROUP: Phase One, Ethelwynne Brown Court, East-the-Water, Bideford, 2-4pm, also Tuesdays, weekly, info 07967 656366.
COFFEE MORNING: Weekly at Barnstaple Parish Church (behind High Street), 10am-noon, for church funds.
OPEN GARDEN: With Pimms and strawberries, at 4 Blyth Court, Westward Ho! (EX39 1XF), for North Devon Hospice, 12-4pm, all welcome.
TROPICAL BINGO NIGHT: George Nympton Village Hall, doors 7pm for 7.30, themed night with bar and raffle, for village hall improvements.
FERRET RACING: North Molton Sports Club, doors 7 for 7.30pm, for North Molton Primary School PTFA, adm £3 (under threes free), includes hot dog of vegetarian sausage, all welcome, info 07900 048525.
SATURDAY, JULY 6
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
MUSIC CLUB: 11 to 16 years, The Small School Room, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! weekly 11am-1pm, supported by the Ho! Co-op Local Community Fund, all welcome, info 01237 478048.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Regular meet ups, Saturday and Wednesday events, support and resources, for info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07968 511312.
RUNNING ON EMPTY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
POPPIN: New social drop in, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 10.30am-1.30pm, for all ages, free tea and coffee, why not stop by?
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, (facing golf club), every Saturday 1-4pm, all sellers £7, more info 07802 176993.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593. WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
SOB CLUB: Short-Of-Breath Club, for anyone with a lung condition, meets first Saturday each month, Wrafton Church Hall, 2-4pm, more info Ali on 01271 890217.
VINTAGE TEA PARTY: Fremington Manor care home, 12-4pm, cream teas, cakes, sandwiches, refreshments and stalls plus grand raffle, plus entertainment, all very welcome.
SOB CLUB: Short of Breath Club, Wrafton Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone with a lung condition, first Saturday of the month, all welcome, info Ali on 01271 890217.
LIVING WELL: In Braunton Day, at the Parish Hall and Vivian Moon Centre, stalls promoting health and wellbeing, 10am-4pm, come and meet the new community connector Sophie, all welcome, refreshments, info 01271 812121.
ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, produce, crafts, refreshments and music, info 01271 864621.
SUNDAY, JULY 7
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
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. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary's Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Holy Communion; 7pm Evensong; St Andrew, Alwington, 9.30am Morning Worship; St Mary & St Benedict, Buckland Brewer, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am Morning Worship; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am All Age Service; St Anne, Bucks Mills, 11am Holy Communion; All Saints, Clovelly, 11am Morning Worship; St Nectan, Hartland, 11am Morning Worship; St James, Parkham, 11am Holy Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 3pm, Four Parish Holy Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am, St Brannock's; Morning Worship, Christ Church, 9.45am, all welcome.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY: Sunday service 11am, 115 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, plus Sunday school for youngsters up to age 20. Informal testimony meetings including accounts of healings held every Wednesday 6.15pm.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9-11pm.
QUIZ NIGHT: Our Sunday Quiz for North Devon Cancer Care, the Robins Nest, Bideford AFC, Kingsley Road, 8pm, £3 per player and teams of two to six, info 01237 473798.
TORRINGTON CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, the Old Bowling Green, every Sunday until end September, sellers from 7.30am, buyers 8am-1pm, £5 a pitch, free parking for buyers.
BIDEFORD QUAKER MEETING: Ethelwynne Brown Close, Bideford, EX39 4RH, weekly at 10.30am.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, dual carriageway between Pottington and Ashford, every Sunday, sellers & cars £7, vans and trailers extra, more info 07802 176993.
RAMBLERS WALK: Whiteworks south of Princetown 11am, Hingstone Hill stone row-Drizzlecombe-Ditsworthy Warren., 12 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
CONCERT: Two Rivers Wind Ensemble at Ilfracombe bandstand, Runnymede Gardens on the seafront, 2-4pm.
SUMMER CONCERT: With the Appledore Singers at Northam Hall (top of Fore Street), 2.30pm, songs old and new, entry £6 at door inc light refreshments, under 16s free, all welcome.
MONDAY, JULY 8
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.
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.
BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
EUCHRE-STYLE 500: Now at Marlborough Court, Bideford, weekly, 2pm, adm £1.50, tea, biscuits & raffle, all welcome, info 01271 329656.
MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.
FREMINGTON FITNESS: The Parish Hall, weekly, 10am moderate exercise in a friendly group, 11am 30mins of gentler exercise followed by coffee, all welcome, free taster session, info 01271 345581.
KNIT & MIX: Social drop-in knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.
CHAIR EXERCISE: For the over 60s, chair-based class at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am plus Barnstaple Baptist Church 2-3pm, first class free, info Claire on 07966 166953.
MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: 60-plus class for adults who want to keep moving, active and independent, St Brannock's Church Rooms, Braunton, 11am; 2pm Pilton Church Hall, first session free, call 07810 204545.
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, every Monday opposite the Seagate, training band 7pm, senior band 7.45pm, in St Mary's Church if wet.
NORTH DEVON JAZZ CLUB: With the Tony Woods Project, The Beaver Inn, Appledore, 8.30pm, entry but collection taken for the band.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Fremington School, all welcome.
BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, meat & food prizes, 7.30pm, all welcome.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
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.
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.
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 local charities.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 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.
LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Now at Kind Studio, Braunton, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.
NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.
HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info email@example.com
HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter's Church Hall, Fremington from 11.30am - 12.30pm followed by a friendly cuppa.
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Roots and Wings, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.
OPEN MIC: Acoustic open mic with Dogleg, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.
CHAIR EXERCISE: For the over 60s, chair-based class at Newport Church Hall, Barnstaple 2-3pm, first class free, info Claire on 07966 166953.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon, for church funds, weekly, all welcome.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers one week from Torrington, Frithelstock, Buckland Brewer and Weare Gifford, the next from Torrington, St Giles, Roborough, Frithelstock to Barnstaple town centre or supermarkets, £5 return, door-to-door. Call Shirley Davies on 07776 414740.
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 central Bideford, 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: The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.
FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT: At St Nectan's Church, Hartland, opening concert with Hartland Primary School, 6pm, adm free, retiring collection.
APPLEDORE MEN'S GROUP: Appledore Library Events Room, 'Moon landings: A 50th anniversary presentation', 7.30pm, info Frank on 01237 425247.
WESTWARD HO! WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet on green below Nelson Road bus stop, 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
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: Join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Maureen 378719.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
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.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above SBU appeal.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.
BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms (entrance Willet Street), come to sew, craft & natter, 7-9pm, details on Facebook.
SALSA CLASSES: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, for beginners, 7-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07549 291925.
DIGITAL ASSIST: Barnstaple Library, for those needing a little extra help with computing and getting started, 2.30-5.30pm, book at the library or call 01271 318780.
COLOURING & COFFEE: Fun colouring group for grown ups, Barnstaple Library 2-4pm.
FREE TAI CHI: Classes for 50-plus, weekly, the G4 Studio, Dadden Court, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, the charity provides gentle exercise for all those with mobility problems, post or pre-op, more info Ellie 07910 073463.
OPEN DAY: Alwington Church, EX39 5DA, every Wednesday in June, July & August, 10.30am-3.30pm, teas & coffees available, all welcome.
NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Queen Anne's, The Strand, Barnstaple, free to members, non members welcome at small charge, supper from 7pm, must be booked in advance on 01271 850262.
CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, with Bideford Town Band, 8.15pm.
FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT: St Nectan's Church, Hartland, Appledore Singers concert, 7.30pm.
ADOPTION OPEN EVENT: Families for Children Trust is hosting an open afternoon for anyone thinking of adopting a child, 3-5pm, Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road (off Eastern Avenue), Barnstaple, to book call 01271 612004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDWEEK WORSHIP: Christ Church, Braunton, 10.15am, followed by coffee and biscuits.
BARNSTAPLE BLOOMERS: Institute meeting, Barnstaple Library Henry Williamson Room, 6-8pm, new members welcome, info Cherry on 01271 372542.
BIDEFORD FRIENDS: Social group, the Burton art Gallery, fortnightly, 2pm, talk 'Journey of a trombone player', all welcome, info Alan on 01237 473877.
INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance, 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.
OPEN GARDEN: For North Devon Hospice, Bude Street, Appledore (EX39 1PS), 2-5pm, courtesy of Val Robbins, tea, cake and raffle, all welcome.