Spooky events large and small from 29/10/15 to 04/11/15

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

ARLINGTON AT NIGHT: Spooky torch-lit visits to the house at Arlington Court, 5.30-8pm, 15 minute slots, booking on 01271 850296.

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS: Family crafts at Arlington Court, 12noon-4pm, free with normal adm.

SPOOKY WOODS: At Halloween, RHS Garden Rosemoor half tern events for families, info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: The Big Sheep’s spooky week of fun for Halloween, with daytime family activities, rides, face painting & much more, plus Scary By Night Fright Fest parties for over 14s from today, featuring zombies, Haunted Hay Ride and much more, Visit www.thebigsheep.co.uk for full details.

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: Music with Ninebarrow, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

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.

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 07825 440408.

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

TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15.

WORKOUT: Seated exercise for over 60s, Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-3pm, info 01237 474689.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE: Westleigh Village Hall, caller Les Burden, 7.30pm, info 01237 473801 or 01840 261708.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk

MUSIC: Singer songwriter Sophie Sutton, 18, at SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

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 COUNTRY 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.

TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932.

BUSH PIG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

THE JUKES: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.

OUT AND ABOUT: Bideford ‘out and about’ community minibus group weekly trip, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.

BOWLS: Roll ups at North Devon leisure Centre with ND Indoor Bowls Club, 9.30am, also Mondays, call 01271 342679.

IT BASICS: Workshop, Bideford Art Centre, learn about online safety, Facebook, shopping & emails. 2-4.30pm, book on 07590 776040.

IT BASICS: Workshop, Swimbridge Jubilee, learn about online safety, Facebook, shopping & emails, 10am-12.30pm, book on 07590 776040.

ART EXHIBITION: Appledore Library, work by artist and writer Phillippa Leslie-Benson, plus book singing of her autobiography Far From Plain Sailing, runs Friday to Sunday, from 6-9pm Fri; plus 10am-2pm & 6-9pm Sat/Sun.

DIAMOND DOGZ: Glam rock and early Bowie tribute, North Devon Arena, Mullacott, support from Bright Eyes, doors 8pm.

PILTON CINEMA: Pilton Church Hall, screening Psycho, 7.45pm, info www.piltoncinema.org

CONCERT: Jenna Witts & Amy Newton, North Devon Yacht Club, 8pm, tickets £7.50 inc supper, call 07811 678496.

FUN FILM SPECIAL: For half term, St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, with West Quay Fundraisers, free popcorn & drink for U15s, doors 3.30pm for 4, tickets £4 at Appledore Newsagents or £4.50 at door.

FILM NIGHT: Gone Girl, St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 6.45pm for 7.30.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31

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

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

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

FALLING APART: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills, Instow, near cricket club, sellers 12noon, buyers 1-4pm, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542.

JUMBLE SALE: St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 10am-12noon, quality second-hand clothes for all ages, bric-a-brac, books and homemade cakes, entry 20p.

HALLOWEEN HORSE RACING: Plus party, Reds Rowing Club, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

SALE: Various stalls, Meddard House, Bevan Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, in aid of Syrian refugee women & children.

BIG BREAKFAST & MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, 9am-1.30pm, stalls available from 01598 760437.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

AUTUMN BAZAAR: Vivian Moon Centre, Braunton, 9am-12.30pm, for Devon Air Ambulance and other local charity stalls, refreshments, info 01271 812121.

COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Parish Church Hall, 10.30am-1pm.

HALLOWEEN DISCO: Combe Martin Village Hall 5-7pm.

NORTHERN SOUL: With DJ Pete Robinson, The Reform, Pilton, 9pm.

QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, brain teasers plus supper from Squires Fish Restaurant, 7.30pm, all welcome.

POPPY APPEAL: Coffee morning, Northam Leisure Centre, 10-11.30am, entry 50p inc tea/coffee, plus cake stall, bric-a-brac, raffle & refreshments.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

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.

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

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

BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: 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.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 11am-3pm, sellers from 10am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet CP one mile north of Mullacott Cross, 10.30am, Slade Reservoirs-Torrs-SWCP, 8 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Church, All Saints Day, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 4pm All Souls’ Service.

BIDEFORD BLACK: The Next Generation, exhibition by nine artists at Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, exploring the region’s famous black pigment, runs until November 13. More info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, every Sunday, sellers from 8am, buyers 9am-12noon, weather permitting, café open, more info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542.

CAR BOOT SALE: Braunton Cricket Club, Field Lane, sellers 9am, buyers 10am, cars £5, vans £7.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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.

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.

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.

TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com

AGM: Appledore branch of Royal British Legion, Appledore Social Club, 7.30-8pm, all members asked to attend.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484.

DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly.

TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm.

TAI CHI: YMCA Centre, South Molton, 3-4pm, info 01805 622666.

STRICTLY BEGINNERS: Dance class, Bishops Nympton Hall, 6.15pm, info 01769 550555.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk for programme.

SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, no experience needed, 7.15pm absolute beginners; 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers. * Absolute beginners free in Sept/Oct.

SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233.

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.

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.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmith’s Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, weekly at Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

WESTWARD HO! WALK: Walking for Health, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet Lidl car park 9.30am for car share to Crow Point, Braunton Burrows walk, info 01271 862342.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

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 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, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.

LET’S 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

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 Monte 325780.

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

TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm.

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.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bradworthy Square (by pub), 10.30am, Walk in Ruby Country, 8 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

BLUES OPEN MIC NIGHT: Weekly at The Champ, Appledore, 9pm, musicians and public welcome.

COLOURING & COFFEE: Colouring club for adults, Barnstaple Library foyer, 2-4pm, enjoy colouring, chat and a cuppa, materials provided or bring your own.

CONCERT: Bideford Music Club, with violinist Katie Stillman, pianist Simon Lane, playing Mozart, Glazunov, Matthews, Elgar, 7.30pm, all welcome.