Events around North Devon from 17/09/15 to 23/09/15

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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.

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 Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.

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.

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.

TALK: North American pottery and its export to America, a Tales of the Riverbank event, 7-8.30pm. Booking/info from www.bbcdevon.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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.

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

LITTLE STITCHES: Quilt group exhibition, Littleham Village Hall, runs until Sept 20. Fri & Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-3.30pm. Adm £1, free parking, tombola, sales table, demonstrations, trade stand, quilt raffle and refreshments. All proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance night flight campaign.

FREE ART CLASSES: For over 50s, Bideford Art Centre, 1.30-4.30pm, call 07590 776040 to book place.

DANIEL BYE – GOING VIRAL: One man show at Barnstaple Guildhall, 7.30pm, tickets 01769 572573 – pay what you feel.

CHARITY GIG: International country group, DCM6 from the Netherlands, at the Ex-services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 7.45pm-midnight, for Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends, tickets £10 at door inc ploughman’s buffet and line-dancing tuition.

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

CEILIDH: With The Oggle Band, Lee Meadow Campsite, Shaftsborough Lane, Lee, EX34 8FF, 7.30-11pm, all welcome, food available, BYOD, for Devon Air Ambulance and IDRC, tickets/info 07446 078190.

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

JAZZ RIVER CRUISE: With The Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band, sailing from Bideford Quay 7.45pm, return 9.45. £20 inc buffer supper plus bar available. For the St Helens Centre Appeal, Lundy Island. Bookings 01271 863636.

CONCERT: With the Stewart Singers, St John the Baptist Church, Witheridge, 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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.

CARNIVAL CRAFTS: Workshop at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 1-5pm, last one this week.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Talk by Bette Baldwin, the Exmoor Hoare Cottage Project, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, 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.

CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

TASTER DAY: Kingsley Indoor Bowls, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm or 2-4pm, details 01237 472705.

SHAMMICK FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12noon.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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 Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize.

HARTLAND POINT: Walk with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet lighthouse car park 11am, info Brian Sims 01271 343607.

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: 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.

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

CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday in August and September, 2.30-5.30pm, proceeds to hall.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hound Tor CP, 10.45am, Less than Ten Tors and no quaking mires! 10 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

THE DOONE RUN: For Care for Kids North Devon, start 11am Manor Green, Lynmouth, registration from 9.30am, 10 miles multi-terrain, more info 07814 424468.

LAMB ROAST: Family afternoon at Goodleigh Village Hall, 4pm, no charges, all donations for Christian Aid support for refugees in Europe, BYOD and seating, for info/to confirm attendance, call 01271 346566.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 10am-2pm, sellers from 9am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489.

GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Portmore Golf Park, 8pm, music for all tastes, all welcome.

TEA DANCE: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, 2-5pm, £5 inc cream tea, for Friends of North Devon Theatres, info 01271 324242.

SKILTRON: Heavy metal bagpipe band from Argentina, North Devon Arena, Mullacott, Ilfracombe, with support from Steel Threads, Far North District. Doors 8pm, tickets from the venue and Movie Mix, Ilfracombe.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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.

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

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support, Roundswell Community Centre, 10.30am, Care Direct on ‘Caring for people at home’, all welcome, adm free.

ENCOUNTER: Ladies meeting, Rock Café, Grenville Street, Bideford, 7-9pm, ‘Israel: Talk & Pictures’, entry £4.50 inc dessert.

STRAYHORN JAZZ TRIBUTE: North Devon Jazz Club, the Beaver Inn, Appledore, saxophonist Ian Ellis & Craig Milverton Trio in tribute to composer Billy Strayhorn, 8.30pm, entry free, more info 01237 421065.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

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 Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl car park for car share to Hillsford Bridge, Cheriton circular walk, all welcome, info 01271 862342.

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.

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.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Best of Friends, 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.

FOOD MASTER CLASS: Six week course with tutor Daryl Littlejohns, Happy Café, Westward Ho!, introduction to food safety, basic cooking skills, to sign up call 07773 679559.

FREE ART CLASSES: For the over 50s. Two Lanes Centre, Ilfracombe, call 07590 776040 to book a place.

COFFEE MORNING: For over 50s, 10.30am-12.30pm, Bideford Art Centre.

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

OPEN MIC: SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm.

LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, every Tues except first of month, 2.30pm, a warm welcome, speakers and cuppa, more info 01237 471056.

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.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, £2, all welcome.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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, 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

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.

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

TALK: ‘The making of the North Devon landscape – its Saxon origins’ with John Bradbeer, Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, info 01271 817349.

CARNIVAL CRAFTS: Workshop at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, last one this week.

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

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss. Tesco East-the-Water, 1-2.30pm.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559.

THINKING MATTERS?: New discussion group, Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, join an evening of lively debate and conversation, This week – ‘Referendum – power to the public?’ All welcome, more info 01237 474225.

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS: Ilfracombe Community LaLa Choir, Emmanuel Church, 8.15pm.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554.