North Devon events from 03/05/18 to 09/05/18

Try bowls at Byways Bowling Club, Fremington, on Saturday and United Services Bowling Club (Barnstaple) plus Barnstaple Bowling Club (Ashleigh Road) on Sunday. Picture: GettyTry bowls at Byways Bowling Club, Fremington, on Saturday and United Services Bowling Club (Barnstaple) plus Barnstaple Bowling Club (Ashleigh Road) on Sunday. Picture: Getty

THURSDAY, MAY 3

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

A wide range of crafts are on offer at Appledore Food & Craft Market in St Mary's Hall on Tuesday (May 8).A wide range of crafts are on offer at Appledore Food & Craft Market in St Mary's Hall on Tuesday (May 8).

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, £5, 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.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks weekly programme, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.

SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 9am-2pm.

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.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: End of season lunch, RND Golf Club, info 01237 459324.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Bideford Pill 10am-1pm; 2-4pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Exmoor classic, start NT Ashcombe C/P Simonsbath 10.30am, 6.5 miles, info 07720 203737 or 07870 472536.

GWYNETH HERBERT: Live concert with singer, composer and musician, Kings Nympton Parish Hall, doors 6.30pm, supper option £10, info/tickets 01769 572414 or lowersletchcott@hotmail.co.uk

TAIZE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 7pm.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Michael & All Angels Church, Torrington, runs until Saturday as part of Mayfair festivities, the theme is Memories of Childhood, open daily 10am-5pm, free entry, refreshments available throughout.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

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.

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, 9.30am Four Parish Said Communion.

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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.

BUSH PIG: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, free admission, all welcome from 9.30pm.

ART GROUP: Phase One, Ethelwynne Brown Court, East-the-Water, Bideford, 2-4pm, also Tuesdays, weekly, info 07967 656366.

GWYNETH HERBERT: Live concert with singer, composer and musician, St Hieritha’s Church, Chittlehampton, doors 6.30pm, info/tickets http://gwynethherbert.com/live

BARNSTAPLE MEMORY CAFE: Barnstaple Library, 10am-noon, a relaxed environment for people with memory problems and their carers, plus advice available, all welcome.

SATURDAY, MAY 5

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.

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

RUNNING ON EMPTY: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Ground, weekly, 8-11am, info 07724 168119.

MUSIC CLUB: 11 to 16 years, The Small School Room, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! weekly 11am-1pm, supported by the Ho! Co-op Local Community Fund, all welcome, info 01237 478048.

ARABIAN VETERANS’ CLUB: Open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168.

MAY FAIR BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for Over & Above, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593. WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

GWYNETH HERBERT: Live concert with singer, composer and musician, West Buckland Village Hall, 7pm, a Beaford Arts event, info/tickets 01598 760437.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local and organic produce plus crafts, refreshments and music, info 01271 864621.

CHARITY CAR WASH: Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station, 10am-2pm.

TABLE TOP SALE: Combe Martin Community Centre, 9.30am-noon.

COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 10am-noon, bric-a-brac, books, raffle, cakes & tombola, adm £1.50, all welcome.

JUMBLE SALE: St John’s Community Hall (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco), Barnstaple, doors 2pm, 30p adm, come and have a rummage, refreshments, for 5th North Devon Beaver Scouts.

THE IDEAS GANG: Writing workshop at Barnstaple Library, 1.30-3.30pm.

PLANT SALE & SWAP: Swimbridge Church Streamside Garden, 10am-noon, all welcome.

OPEN DAY: Byways Bowling Club, Fremington, 10am-4pm, come along and try bowling, equipment provided, please wear flat-soled shoes, refreshments, all welcome, info 01271 324024.

ILFRACOMBE ART TRAIL: Runs until Monday, 56 artists at 34 venues around town, more info www.artilfracombe.co.uk

SUNDAY, MAY 6

OPEN DAY: Barnstaple Bowling Club, Ashleigh Road, 10am-4pm, all welcome to come and have a free bowling taster session, all equipment provided but please wear flat-soled shoes, plus refreshments, info 01271 329027.

THE HARMONY CHOIR: Leading this week’s worship for Bideford Salvation Army, meeting Bideford Baptist Church 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.

BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Evensong; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Nectan’s, Welcombe, 9.30am Morning Worship; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Open Worship; St Nectan’s Hartland, 11am United Service; Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11am Four Parish Holy Communion; St James’, Parkham, 11am Rogation; St Anne’s, Bucks Mills, 11.15am Braund Service.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Morning Prayer, St Anne’s, Saunton.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

RAMBLERS WALK: Dry Bridge (SS759451), 10.30am, Cheriton Ridge-Hoar Oak Water- Farley Water-Hoar Oak Cottage, eight miles, info 01271 374158.

ROLLE CANAL WALK: Meet Annery Kiln by Halfpenny Bridge 2.30pm, follow the 19th century course of the canal, all welcome, info by email from hassallc@ymail.com or http://therollecanal.co.uk

PLANT SALE & COFFEE MORNING: Landkey Village Hall, hosted by Landkey Horticultural Society, 10am-noon, adm free, bedding, perennial, shrubs and vegetable plants, including heritage tomato plants.

BINGO: Morwenna Community Centre, Northam, doors noon, eyes down 2pm, refreshments & raffle, lots of great bingo prizes.

OPEN DAY: United Services Bowling Club, next to Barnstaple FC, 11am-2pm, come and have a try, all equipment supplied, please wear flat-soled shoes, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, weekly in summer from 8am (sellers 7.30am), hosted by Torrington Commons Conservators.

MONDAY, MAY 7

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.

EUCHRE-STYLE 500: Now at Marlborough Court, Bideford, weekly, 2pm, adm £1.50, tea, biscuits & raffle, all welcome, info 01271 329656.

MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.

FREMINGTON FITNESS: The Parish Hall, weekly, 10am moderate exercise in a friendly group, 11am 30mins of gentler exercise followed by coffee, all welcome, free taster session, info 01271 345581.

KNIT & MIX: Social drop-in knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Honey’s Bravery Bags.

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

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ: Top jazz singer Lee Gibson, at North Devon Jazz Club, the Beaver Inn, Appledore, 8.30pm, free entry but a collection is taken for the band, info 01237 421065.

TUESDAY, MAY 8

APPLEDORE FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary’s Hall, 11am-4pm, fresh produce, arts and crafts, tombola, freshly made lunches, free entry, family friendly, info 01769 160050.

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.

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 Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour.

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.

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.

NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.

HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info bidefordblack@gmail.com

HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington from 11.30am - 12.30pm followed by a friendly cuppa.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Mac Bailey, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon.

SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in central Bideford, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.

BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, adm £2.50, new members always welcome.

A PASSION FOR PIERS: The Arts Society of North Devon lecture, last of the season, Jackie Marsh-Hobbs looks at the history and design of piers, at Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, 2pm, visitors welcome, £5 donation, exhibition of members’ work, info 01271 866661 or 858206.

TORRINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & talk, meet the Puffing Billy 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

TRADITIONAL JAZZ: The Old Barn Inn, Bickington, 7.30pm, live band, all welcome.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

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: Join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.

BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

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.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above SBU appeal.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.

BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms (entrance Willet Street), come to sew, craft & natter, 7-9pm, details on Facebook.

SALSA CLASSES: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, for beginners, 7-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07549 291925.

DIGITAL ASSIST: Barnstaple Library, for those needing a little extra help with computing and getting started, 2.30-5.30pm, book at the library or call 01271 318780.

COLOURING & COFFEE: Fun colouring group for grown ups, Barnstaple Library 2-4pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Start Baggy Point NT car park Croyde, 10.30am, Croyde-Saunton Down-Saunton Court-Combas Lane-Putsborough Manor-Baggy Point, info 07768 175664.

NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on 01271 850262.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Bradworthy Square 10am-noon; Northam Bone Hill car park 2-4pm.

INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

QUIZ NIGHT: Barnstaple Social Club, St Georges Road, 7.30pm, for North Devon Animal Ambulance, teams up to six, all welcome, just turn up.