THURSDAY, APRIL 20BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome. LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, 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. FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £4, 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. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Weekly 7.30pm Sticklepath Methodist Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details. BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm. SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm. ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St Johns Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Sea shanties with local choir, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.15am to 12 noon, info John on 01237 459757. 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. 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. BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: 11am, informal gathering at the Green Goose, 25 Mill Street, all welcome. GHOST WALK: New route, discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets from Tea by the Taw, hot drink and cake on return. SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am-noon. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Chulmleigh New Street car park 10am-noon; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm. BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, with speaker Denise from TorrAge, all welcome, info Monica 01237 474725.FRIDAY, APRIL 21QUIZ 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. 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. OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680. LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm. TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in. SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 10.30am Four Parish Said Communion. SAM DOWDEN: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12pm, info 01237 459337. 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 branch Parkinsons UK, info firstname.lastname@example.org ROCKIN SHOES: Rock n Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings. SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday. CONCERT: Barnstaple Concert Band, Newport Methodist Church, music from light classics, shows and films, free entry, 7pm, retiring collection. CHARITY DANCE: Hawkridge Village Hall, Dulverton, dancing to Ben, 8pm-midnight, bring-and-share, all welcome, for hall and church funds. SATANS BARBER SHOP: Hell burnin rockabilly at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx. THE RAGAMUFFINS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.SATURDAY, APRIL 22BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. 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, 1-4pm, £1 public parking, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info. NINE YARDS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. RAMBLERS WALK: Winsford Village CP, 11am, Withycombe-Nethercote-Staddon, 7.5 miles info 01271 376274\/07720 203737. FERRET RACING: Yarnscombe Village Hall, with South West Truckers, first race 7.30pm, adm £2 adults, 50p children, for Everything Ellie. EXTRA BINGO: Northam Top Hall, eyes down 2.15pm, for North Devon Hospice. QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, supper from Squires Fish Restaurant, entry £750 inc supper. SPRING MARKET: Braunton Parish Hall, for Christian Aid, 10am-noon, lots of produce, plants, clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, 7.30-11.30pm, adm £3.50. ADOPTION OPEN DAY: Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, come and find out more about adopting a child, all welcome, info 01364 645480. QUIZ: St Margarets School, Northam, 7pm, for the Atlantic Racquet Centre, £7.50pp inc supper, teams up to six, bar, book on 01237 470501. CONCERT: Encore! songs from the shows, St Marys Church, Appledore, 7pm, plus The Torridge Shanty, for Torridge branch of Parkinsons UK, £6 at door. MAD DOG MCCREA: Right next door at St Marys Church Hall, for rock and folks fans, 7pm, tickets at door. THE BLACK DOGS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford. ACTION DAY: Laston Green Community Garden, corner of Larkstone Lane, Ilfracombe, 10am-1pm, come and help out or just find out what its all about. CHUNKYS BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, all cash buyers, all welcome.SUNDAY, APRIL 23QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Laceys Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm. BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. 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. OPEN MIC\/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm. BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion. St Georges, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am, Parish Communion. St Swithuns, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Annes, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church. TRACTOR & COMMERCIALS RUN: Assemble South Molton central car park, 10am departure, hosted by South Molton Vintage Rally Club, info 01271 378019 or 07974 026060. GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, plus vocals from Jo Jones. DAWN CHORUS WALK: Meet 6am opposite surf shop at Velator, Braunton, with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, info Brian on 01271 343607. AN EVENING WITH: Westerley 5 or 6, The Palladium Club, Bideford.MONDAY, APRIL 24APPLEDORE 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. 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. 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. LETS 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. OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm. 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.TUESDAY, APRIL 25FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Returns after Christmas break, every Tuesday, 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. 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. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. 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. 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 Johns Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm. CHUNKYS BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Roundswell Kidney Unit. MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 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. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm. ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm. 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. TORRINGTON WALK: Meet Puffing Billy 10.30am, info 01237 421528. COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, weekly, 9.30am-noon, for church funds. LIFT OFF: For ladies, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 2.30pm, interesting speakers, a cuppa and a chat, all welcome. QUIZ & RAFFLE: SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, for the Alzheimers Society, first prize of £125 plus £125 raffle prizes (donated by Compass CHC), teams up to five, tickets £3 pp, quiz start 7.30pm, table bookings via Nicole@compasschc.co.uk BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, all welcome. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30pm. TALK: Forty Days to Windward: North Devons Links with Newfoundland, ND Archaeological Society event, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26CASH 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: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780. 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. BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm. BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899. BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118. LETS DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292. 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. RAMBLERS WALK: Umberleigh VH , 10.30am, Warkleigh-Shortridge Wood-Cleave Copse, 7 miles info 01271 376274\/07720 203737. BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337. INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, info 01271 860780. BRAUNTON CAEN MEMORY CAFÉ: Mariners Close, South Street, 2-4pm, for people with memory problems and their carers, hosted by Braunton Caen Rotary, all welcome, info 01271 812754. THINKING MATTERS!: North Devon discussion group, topic Senior citizens: an expensive burden or an undervalued resource, The Cedars Inn, Roundswell, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 474225. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, North Molton square 10am-noon; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm.