Fayres, fetes & open gardens – what’s on in North Devon this week?

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Events from 16/7/15 to 22/7/15

THURSDAY, JULY 16

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.


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ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

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BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

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

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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.

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650.

JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com

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, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.

MAKIN’ WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & ‘golden oldie’ session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Mobile service, advice & equipment for those with sight/hearing loss. Winkleigh Square 10am-12noon; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.

SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! green or in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236.

REFLECTIONS: The Torridge in Poetry & Prose with Liz Shakespeare, talk from 7-8.30pm, booking on www.bbcdevon.org

ADOPTION INFORMATION MORNING: The Garden Flat, castle Hill, Filleigh, 10am-12noon, find out more about adoption & meet adopters, book on 01271 612004 or turn up, hosted by Families for Children North Devon.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, the Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am, all welcome.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.

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

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.

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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

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.

THE RIVALS: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe.

NATTY DAPS: Live ska band at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

NORTHAM REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12noon, a friendly smile, a cuppa and homemade refreshments, provide advice, support and a welcoming atmosphere for those who may be have memory loss or dementia and their carers. Info 01237 459337 & sophiee@torridgecvs.org.uk.

CHILDREN’S FUN EVENING: Hosted by Bideford Sea Cadets, at Ewetopia in the Big Sheep, 6.30-9.30pm, tickets £5, accompanying adults free.

SUMMER FAYRE: Barnstaple Parish Church, from 9.30am, stalls, tombola, cakes, books, teas & barbecue, all welcome.

SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, all welcome.

APPLEDORE FILM NIGHT: The Theory of Everything, St Mary’s Church Hall, hosted by West Quay Fundraisers, bar 6.45pm, film 7.30, tickets £4 from Appledore Newsagents, £4.50 at door.

SATURDAY, JULY 18

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email amy@streetzdancecrew.com

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.

FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, children’s craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Fewer than 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559.

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.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: ‘Looking for and looking after’, talk, North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2pm, something for all, info on 01237 451305.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, first & third Saturday, 9am-2pm.

WALK & TALK: A Tales from the Riverbank event hosted by Bideford Bay Creatives, Hunt for Elizabethan pottery sherds with Sadie Green, 1.30-4pm, booking on www.bbcdevon.org

CHRIS MARTIN: Live music at The Green Goose, Bideford, 7pm, tickets £12.95 inc barbecue from 01237 459599.

RUNNING ON EMPTY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, 9.30pm.

CONCERT: North Devon Choral Society, Christ Church, Braunton, 7.30pm, performing Edward German’s Merrie England, tickets from 01805 628262.

ENCORE: Presenting songs from the musicals old and new, St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, tickets from 01237 474078.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.

SUMMER FETE: Fremington Methodist Church, stalls, competitions, refreshments, entertainment by Jack & Julie, plenty of car parking, stalls inside, from 2pm.

BAT WALK: With Cairn Conservation Carers, weather permitting, meet below Round House, Kingsley Avenue, Ilfracombe, 8pm, torches handy, wear suitable footwear, sorry no dogs.

COFFEE MORNING: St James Church, Swimbridge, 10am-12noon, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac, draws, refreshments, in aid of St James Church.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

OKINAWAN KARATE: Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or www.okinawakarateuk.com

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.

DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize.

GARDEN PARTY: Plus afternoon tea, at Newstead, New Road, Instow, 2-5pm, raffle, garden produce & plants, bric-a-brac, entry £2.50, for North Devon Hospice.

CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL: Music, entertainment, crafts, workshops, storytelling, pirate parade, street theatre, seafood kitchens & much much more, 10th anniversary, for North Devon Hospice. More info www.clovelly.co.uk

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannock’s; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 11am Eucharist St Anne’s, Saunton.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993.

CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542.

DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons. Old Bowling Green, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am. Runs until end September.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Fingle Bridge CP, 11am, River Teign and Castle Drogo, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

ROLLE CANAL WALK: Start at Puffing Billy, Torrington, transport history of Staple Vale: Pack horse, canal and railway, 2.30pm, donation £2, info 01237 425357.

BOOK FAIR: RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, wide variety of secondhand, modern & antiquarian books, 10am-4pm, more info 01237 421065.

CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, 10am-4pm, sellers 8am, info 01271 879705, for Studio Theatre.

OPEN GARDEN: Court Hall, North Molton, 2-5pm, entry £3, cream teas, book & cake stalls, raffle, for North Devon Hospice.

CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane) coffee shop, doors 6.30pm, entry 50p inc refreshments, eyes down 7.30pm, raffle, for Diabetes UK.

BUG HUNT: With Cairn Conservation Carers, meet below Round House, Kingsley Avenue, Ilfracombe, 10am, jars or plastic boxes with lids useful, children must be accompanied.

TARR STEPS/EXMOOR PONY CENTRE: Visits with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet 11am Ref SS 868 322. More info Brian Sims 01271 343607.

MONDAY, JULY 20

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in.

LET’S DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.

KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.

ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am.

WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, X-Wing & Infinity.

WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, 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.

TUESDAY, JULY 21

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 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, all welcome.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop-in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

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.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm.

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk

FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl for car share to Tarr Steps, all welcome, more info 01271 862342.

HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

REFLECTIONS: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, fellowship for the bereaved, 3pm.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with Mac Bailey, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (WELS): Friends group, meets Asda Community room, Bideford, 7-9pm, third Tues each month. More info 01237 424223.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.

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

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847.

BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.

LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org

FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or jane@seize-the-moment.net

MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118.

BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780.

SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461.

MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Lynmouth walking tour, 7.45pm Village Inn, 8.30pm Bath Hotel.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Chittlehamholt VH CP, 10.30am, Warkleigh church-Shortridge Wood, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

CONCERT: Golden Coast Big Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Mobile advice and information unit for those with sight or hearing loss, Chittlehampton Village Hall 10-11.30am; Tesco East-the-Water 1-2.30pm; Landkey car park behind Castle Inn 3-4pm.

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