Fetes, fayres and festivals in North Devon.

North Devon what’s on guide, from 12/07/12 to 18/07/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

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.

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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.

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ART EXHIBITION: The work of potters Clive Bowen & Svend Bayer, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk.

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: Dance at The Ship Aground, Mortehoe, 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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


FOOD COLLECTION DAY: For new Bideford Foodbank ASDA supermarket, Atlantic Village. Volunteers on hand throughout the day, please support with donations. More info 07874 206438.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

PLOUGHCAPELLA: in concert, St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 7.30pm, poetry & prose with Margaret Hobbs, wine & cheese, �7 at door.

SUMMER FAYRE: Caen School, Braunton, popular community event with stalls, games, competitions, raffle, entertainment & much more, from 3.15pm.

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.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Any age, 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 CAF�: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for �4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Caf� also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, �2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

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

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


PURPLE FUN DAY: Northam Hall, 9am-12 noon, for Chemo Appeal, local goods and services, bouncy castle, glitter tattoos, refreshments, all welcome.

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

BINGO: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

GIFT DAY: All Saints Community Centre, Anstey Way, Instow, tea & coffee from 10.30am, barbecue 12 noon-3pm, strawberries & cream from 3pm; cakes, books, bric-a-brac, all proceeds to St John’s Church, Instow.

GARDEN TRAIL: Fremington Church Hall, 10am-4pm. �5 per adult, accompanying children free. Lunches, gifts, plants, raffle plus Children’s Trail. Organised by Fremington Friends of Children’s Hospice South West.

BUCKLAND BREWER FETE: In village primary school from 2pm; teas plus Garden & Produce Show 4pm; parade 7pm plus barbecue & evening entertainment. Proceeds to Methodist & parish churches, Village Hall & churchyard.

SUMMER FETE: Fremington Methodist Church grounds, from 2pm. Stalls, competitions, teas & refreshments.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, ‘Weddings & Anniversaries’ theme, 10am-4pm. Refreshments available.

TABLE TOP SALE: Medard House, Barnstaple, sellers 8.30am, buyers 10am, tea, coffee, raffle, more info 01271 327394.

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911.

CHARITY DANCE: Knowstone, 8pm, music with Ben, bring-and-share, adm �3.50, for church funds.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Landacre Bridge walk, meet SM Square 10am (car share), info 01769 573453. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal democrats, high Street, am-12 noon, all welcome.

BIDEFORD FARMERS’ MARKET: At Victoria Park, alternative venue for one week only, 9am-2pm. Info 01237 428743.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to music from Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share, adm �3.50, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh playing field, 2pm, for Wembworthy Church, cars �4, vans �5, info 01769 580241.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Spire Cross, Winsford Hill (SS888 335), 11am, Mounsey Gate-picnic with ponies-Mousie Trust, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8pm-midnight, non dancers welcome, �5 pp, info 07817 144292.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619.

WAR HORSE: Film at Littleham Village Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 420372.


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

FAREWELL SERVICE: For Reverend Les Austin, of St Thomas’ Church, Kentisbury, at Kentisbury Village Hall 6.30pm, light refreshments, all welcome.

OPEN AIR SERVICE: Buckland Brewer Fete closing service, 6.30pm at the playing fields.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion, all welcome.

FLOWERS & BUTTERFLIES: Walk with Taw & Torridge branch of British Naturalists, all welcome, a visit to glorious Gooseham Mill. Meet 11am. More info 01271 343607.

SUMMER SPLASH: Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station, 11am-4.30pm, stalls, games, refreshments, raffle, rescue demonstration at 5pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, ‘Weddings & Anniversaries’ theme, 2-4pm. Refreshments.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

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

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront. 9am-3pm, sellers 8am, for Studio Theatre, info 01271 879705.


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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, for British Heart Foundation, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk ‘What’s happening locally’ with research nurse, all welcome, adm free.

BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435.

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.

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Appledore Band and training band perfuming on Appledore Quay every Monday through summer, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet, adm free.

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.


CRAFT FAIR: Appledore Church Hall, 11am-4pm, refreshments, all welcome.

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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering / has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

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.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm, all welcome.

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.


APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

CONCERT: Cedars Big Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

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

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Croyde walking tour from 7.45pm, finishing Manor Inn.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Ring O’ Bells, Prixford (SS549 368), 10.30am, nice ‘n’ easy walk, 3.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

WILDLIFE WALK: From Fremington Quay, 2pm, around Home Farm Marsh reserve owned by Gaia Trust, free event, info 07796 334222.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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.

TABLE TOP SALE: Torrington Pannier Market, bric-a-brac, collectables etc, for Little John’s House, Romania.

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