Events from 09/01/14 to 15/01/14.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

ROSEMOOR WINTER SCULPTURES: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington. Exhibition runs until Feb 23, more than 120 exhibits, garden open 10am-5pm, normal admission applies. More info www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

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: 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.

BEGINNERS’ LINE DANCING: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 6.45-7.45pm, £3, all welcome.

INFORMAL ART SESSIONS: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1.30-4.30pm, info from David 07964 250436.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12noon, info Eric 01237 478123. 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.

TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies’ clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

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.

THE BEACON: Tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, all inclusive price £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm 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, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet weekly at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

LYNMOUTH PAVILION: Evening talk with National Trust ranger Julian Gurney, new series of talks every other Thursday, all welcome, 7pm start.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

UP THE CREEK: Devon Wildlife trust talk with vet and kayaker Rupert Kirkwood on kayaking the Devon & Cornwall coast, Castle Centre, castle Street, Barnstaple, 7 for 7.30pm, all welcome.

COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

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.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7 for 7.30pm, all welcome.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

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.

TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01271) 812995.

SOUP & SWEET: Combe martin Parish Church Hall, hosted by Arlington WI for the hospice, 12noon-2pm, all welcome.

JUMBLE SALE: Bideford Lions Club, at Northam Village Hall, 10am-1pm, plenty of stalls, coffee & biscuits.

SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: AGM followed by Open Night music session, at the Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Jubilee Square, 9am-1pm, great local produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, more info Dan Garnett 07970 932566.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

ORCHID WEEKEND: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington. Sat 11 re-potting and orchid care; Sun 12 Q&A with Devon Orchid Society 11.30am & 2.30pm. Normal admission applies. More info www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

DARK STARRY SKIES: Story Café at Lynmouth Pavilion, family event from 30-5pm, with astronomical themed refreshments plus local stories about Exmoor’s night sky, all welcome.

ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8.30pm-midnight, £5 at door, info 07592 766871.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

OKINAWAN KARATE: New group, 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

AGM: Pollyfield Community association, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 3pm.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion, all welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, sung Holy Communion, 9.45am.

UNTOUCHABLE: Film South Molton at the George Hotel, (15 cert), 8pm.

BIRDWATCHING BONANZA: With Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet Barnstaple Leisure Centre 8am to car share. Visit RSPB Reserve at Bowling Green Marsh (Exminster). More info Brian Sims on 01271 343607.

CONCERT: Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir, Newport Methodist Church, 6.30pm, followed by refreshments, all welcome.

BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

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.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams Pottery, Barnstaple, every Sunday, 12noon-3pm, £1 parking, 50p on foot, info 07802 176993.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hartland Quay (middle CP), 10.30am Hartland Point Blegbury Stoke, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

MOOR MUSIC: First of new series of song & music sessions, Blue Ball Inn, Countisbury, 8pm, songs, music and stories from Exmoor, all welcome.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13

BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho!, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 479494.

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Every Monday, Appledore Community hall, 10am-12noon, beginners very welcome, more info Cyril Williams 01237 425541.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

SHORT WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574179.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14

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

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.

BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment.

FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 2-3.30pm, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome.

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, all welcome.

BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774.

ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop-in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

BINGO: Brayford Village Hall in aid of Brayford Pre School. Eyes down 8pm, great prizes and refreshments also available.

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.

SALSA DANCING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.

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.

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.

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 for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, every Tuesday, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info call Carole 01237 423242.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

OUR AFRICA: Devon Birdwatching Society talk, ‘Our Africa – birds and other wildlife of southern Africa’ with Colin and Patricia Humphrey, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £3 inc tea & coffee.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

RECORDER CONCERT: Bideford Music Club host international artist Jill Kemp, accompanied by pianist Aleksander Szram, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, tickets £12.50 at door (students free) or call 01237 423112 for info.

TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND: Fremington Garden Club talk & meeting, the Parish hall, 7.30pm, adm £1 members, £1.50 guests, refreshments included, all welcome.

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Lynton Cemetery CP, 10.30am South Cleave, North Walk. Opt. lunch, four miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

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, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info www.rejoicethevoice.org.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

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

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Bideford Arts Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, Holy Communion, 10am.

BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet weekly at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.