North Devon events from 11/05/17 to 17/05/17
THURSDAY, MAY 11
BINGO: 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: Summer walks programme, 6pm, 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 John’s Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.
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.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Braunton Caen Street car park 10-noon; 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.
BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE DAY: Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, 10am-5pm, booking on 01769 572401.
FRIDAY, MAY 12
QUIZ 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.
END OF THE ROAD: 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 Parkinson’s UK, info email@example.com
KINDRED: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: The Old School Room, Westward Ho!, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
QUIZ NIGHT: St John’s Garden Centre, Barnstaple, for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, 7 for 7.30pm, bar, raffle entry £6 inc refreshments.
HORSE RACING: Plus live music, The Old Barn Inn, Bickington, first race 7.30pm, raffle. for the League of Friends Barnstaple Hospitals, fundraising for ventilator on Glossop Ward, all welcome.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
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.
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.
BASIL’S BALLS UP BAND: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: St Juliots Church Boscastle, 11am, Farmland-coast path, 9 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-3pm, friendly and supportive, join us for a free taster, info 01237 421341. 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.
CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, 7.30-11.30pm, adm £3.50, all welcome.
SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open night, the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, featuring Wildwood Jack, 8pm.
CONCERT: Combe Martin Parish Church, with Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm, tickets £10 inc light refreshments/glass of wine, call 01271 883578/889013 or at door.
BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE DAY: Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, 10am-5pm, booking on 01769 572401.
CONCERT: Northam Choral Society and Hartland Chamber Orchestra, Methodist Church, High Street, Bideford, 7.30pm, with soloists Ellie Laugharne, Susan Legg, Andrew Wicks and Matthew Cann, tickets at door or from the Burton & Walter Henry Bookshop, call 01237 441690.
ASHREIGNEY COUNTRY FUNDRAISER: Village gathering, auto jumble car boot, plus lawnmower racing, from 11am, North Heale Farm (EX18 7PH), evening entertainment & barbecue, proceeds to charity, info Derek on 01769 520286 or 07771 738212.
SUNDAY, MAY 14
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s 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 Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Said Holy Communion. St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise. St Swithun’s Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion and Baptism. Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, weekly from 8am until September, sellers 7.30am.
ROLLE CANAL HISTORY WALK: Weare Giffard, to the site of the 1825 boat lift at Ridd, start 2.30pm Annery Kiln, by Halfpenny Bridge, donations £2, info firstname.lastname@example.org
TALK: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, with Pastor Kenny, 6pm.
MONDAY, MAY 15
APPLEDORE 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.
LET’S 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.
500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for Fremington School.
THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Hall, 10.30am, with diabetes specialist nurse, all welcome.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
FUN & 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 John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHUNKY’S 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.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, weekly, 9.30am-noon, for church funds.
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.
REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, upstairs at the Green Goose, Mill Street, 3pm.
BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering at The Green Goose cafe, Mill Street, 11am, all welcome.
NORTHAM WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet St Margaret’s Church, Northam Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Bickford Centre, Torrington, 2-4pm.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
CASH 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.
LET’S 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.
CRAFT MARKET: New market at the Baptist Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-3pm, wide range of stalls.
RAMBLERS WALK: Chittlehampton Square CP, 10.30am, Optional lunch at The Bell, 5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Kenwith Castle, Abbotsham, 10am-noon.
FOCUS: ‘Show me, don’t tell me!’ by Jon Munsey, Barnstaple Library, 7pm, £5, info 07752 886464.
FREMINGTON WALK: Meet New Inn car park 11am, part of Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01271 860780.