North Devon events from 12/5/16 to 18/5/16
THURSDAY, MAY 12
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Methodist Church Hall, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 1-4pm, £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.
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.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 6pm, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
NORTHAM MEN'S FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, £6, info 07825 440408.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit for those with sight/hearing loss, Braunton Caen St car park 10am-12noon; Ilfracombe Landmark 2-4pm.
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.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
TALK: 'Learn to pray and heal: A spiritual adventure' with Nate Frederick, Christian Science Church, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm.
TALK: 'Changing Landscape', with Dave Edgcombe of North Devon AONB, Lynmouth Pavilion, 7pm, booking essential on 01598 752509.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.
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.
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.
PATCHWORK: Quilting group for over 50s, Bideford, 9.30am-12.30pm, call 07539 991838 for details.
BASIL'S BAND: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
KICK BOXING: Fitness class, Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, 6-7pm.
WESTERLEY 5 & 6: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Said Communion.
ROCK ANTHEMS: Live music with Old Number 7, The Palladium Club, Bideford, 9pm.
TALK: 'Learn to pray and heal: A spiritual adventure' with Nate Frederick, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 7.30pm.
FERRET RACING: North Molton Sports Club, doors 6.30pm, first race 7, £3.50 entry inc hot dog, for North Molton Primary School PTA.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
BINGO: 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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
5.15: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
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, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
CREATIVE WRITING: Group at Bideford Library, every second Sat with publisher Nikki Brownson, 2-4pm, all welcome, no charge.
PLANT HERITAGE: Spring Fair, at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, wide variety of rare and unusual plants. Also Sunday.
SPRING GALA: woody Bay Station, 10am-5pm, also Sunday, three steam engines plus miniature railway, real ale tent & barbecue, model railways and craft stalls, unlimited rides with all day ticket.
SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open Night at the Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm, featuring Paul Wilson & Marilyn Tucker.
CHARITY DANCE: Dancing to Ben, Hawkridge, Dulverton, 8pm, all welcome, for village hall and church.
FAMILY DOG SHOW: Alverdiscott Village Hall, six pedigree classes plus 'A right Royal occasion' fancy dress theme for dogs and handlers, entries from 12noon, info 01271 326253.
FAB FLOWERS WORKSHOP: Barnstaple Library, with Barnstaple Floral Art Club, come and create a beautiful flower arrangement to take home, 2-3.30pm, bring a tall wide-necked container. Booking essential - call 01271 318780.
VINTAGE GATHERING: With Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, vehicles, car boot and auto jumble, plus lawnmower racing and refreshments, from 11am, North Heale (EX18 7TH), for Devon Air Ambulance & British Heart Foundation, evening entertainment and barbecue in barn.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
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.
TABLETOP SALE: The Big Sheep for Bideford Sea Cadets, 10am-3pm.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary's Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Five Parish Communion; 7pm Taize.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannocks Church, 9.45am Parish Eucharist; 11am Eucharist, St Anne's, Saunton.
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.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, snowball £167, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford.
JU JITSU: Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, 10-11.30am, all welcome, info 07933 875144.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.
RAMBLERS WALK Meet Haytor CP Dartmoor, 10.45am, Becka Brook-Trendlebere Down, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco, Rose Lane, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, entry 50p, plus door prize, raffle, tea & coffee.
HISTORY WALK: Rolle Canal, to the site of the 1825 boat lift at Ridd, start 2.30pm at Annery Kiln, donation £2, info email firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN DAY: Byeways Bowling Club, Fremington, from 2pm for anyone interested in learning to bowl, free sessions, all equipment supplied, refreshments, info Penny on 01271 324024.
CONCERT: Golden Coast Big Band, with guest Tamsin Ball, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm.
MONDAY, MAY 16
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
HULA HOOP CLASSES: For absolute beginners, Northam Hall, weekly, 6pm, info Anne on 07590 776040.
JU JITSU: Westcroft Junior School, Bideford, juniors 5.30-6.30pm, adults 7.30-9.30pm; kick boxing fitness 6.30-7.30pm.
AGM: Wings South West, Bideford, 5.30pm, light refreshments afterwards, call 01237 472000 or email email@example.com
AN EVENING: With Paul Jones (Manfred Mann/The Blues Band) and Fiona Hendley, hear how faith in God has changed their lives, St Mary's Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, free entry.
OPEN DAY: Barnstaple Bowling Club, 6.30pm, come and have a go, please wear flat soled shoes, all equipment provided, all ages welcome. Info 07811 341010.
AGM: Friends of St Peter Ad Vincula, Combe Martin Parish Church Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome.
THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support, meeting at Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, adm free, with diabetes specialist nurse.
AGM: Wings South West, Bideford, 5.30pm, all welcome, light refreshments after, call 01237 472000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
AN EVENING: With Paul Jones & Fiona Henry, musicians and stage performers on how faith in God has changed their lives, St Mary's Church, Bideford, 7 for 7.30pm, free entry.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for local charities.
TUESDAY, MAY 17
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.
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 email@example.com.
VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.
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.
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, £6, 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.
ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 10am at Landmark for Hillsborough/Chambercombe walk, info 01271 862342.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults with North Devon Dance & Movement, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, £6, info 07825 440408.
CHUNKY'S TUESDAY BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford (behind Morrisons), eyes down 7.15pm, all cash fliers, for the new kidney unit at Roundswell.
COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Capricorn at Braddick's Pier House, Westward Ho! 8.15pm-11pm.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT: Classes for senior ladies, Goodleigh Village Hall, 10.30am, first session free, just turn up, info 01271 375631.
GAMES GALORE: Board/cards games every Tuesday, the Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, 1.30-3.30pm, all welcome, info 07852 252197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, every Tues except first of month, 2.30pm, a warm welcome and interesting speakers, info 01237 425471.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
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.
INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
HOLY COMMUNION: St Mary's Church, Bideford, 10.30am.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
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.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.
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.
COLOURING & COFFEE: Colouring club for adults, Barnstaple Library foyer, 2-4pm, enjoy colouring, chat and a cuppa, materials provided or bring your own.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
DANCE FITNESS: Weekly, for over 50s, Bideford Methodist Church hall, High Street, 10.30-11.30am, get fit and make friends with this low impact class, info 07791 568340.
DANCE FITNESS: All ages welcome, weekly, Bideford Sea Cadets, Park Lane, 7.15-8.15pm, info Anne 07590 776040.
FREMINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet The New Inn 11am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bple Bus Stn Stand K No 310 11.20am, Walk to Barnstaple via Loxhore-Shirwell, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.