North Devon events from 1/12/17 to 6/12/17

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

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.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, doors 5.15pm, eyes down 7.15.

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.

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

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

FALLING APART: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

CHRISTMAS FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, noon-6.45pm, lunches from noon, wide range of local crafts, arts and foods, tombola, plus 6pm music with the Hubba Choir.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Abbeyfield House, Villa Road, Torrington, 10.30am-noon, entry £1, all welcome.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

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.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.

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

RAMBLERS WALK: Combe Martin Kiln CP, 10.30am, Little & Great Hangman, 5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

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.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, 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, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

SOCIAL DANCE: Alwington Village Hall, 7.30pm, a friendly dance with superb CD music, plus raffle, adm £3, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 2pm, for St John the Baptist Church building project.

WOODAPLUS CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Robins Nest, Bideford, 2-4pm, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Torrington Parish Church, 10am-3pm, lots of stalls, raffle and Father Christmas.

CHRISTMAS BARN DANCE: Music by Pigeon Swing, caller John Blackburn, Northam Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 476632.

JOYFUL CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Concert at Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, with North Devon Academy of Music, Barnstaple Community Choir and Orchestra, Newport & Landkey school choirs, 7pm, collection and raffle, all welcome.

EXMOOR CAROLERS: Carols ancient, modern and original, St Peters Church, Tawstock, 7.30pm, tickets £7.50 inc refreshments, call 01271 858306, 07599 259617 or email elainesmallridge@hotmail.com.

ILFRACOMBE CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern centre, 10am-12.30pm, produce, crafts, music, refreshments.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

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.

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

CAROL SERVICE: With Appledore Band, at Appledore RNLI, 2pm, all welcome.

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE: St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 6.30pm.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, open daily, runs until December 10.

Connect & create fest: Barnstaple Pannier Market, independent marketplace festival featuring more than 100 artists, crafters, musicians, charities and local businesses, food stalls, free entry, live music throughout, 10am-6pm.

EXMOOR CAROLERS: Carols ancient, modern and original, St Andrews Church, Tiverton, 3.30pm, retiring collection Refreshments served.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

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.

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

FREMINGTON CHRISTMAS BINGO: The Parish Hall, DOORS 6.15pm, for CLIC Sargent, by ticket only.

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

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, at The Royal Hotel, 7.45pm, tickets from 01237 475653.

JAZZ: Fluent saxophonist Dave Higgins brings his quartet to North Devon Jazz Club, The Beaver Inn, Appledore, 8.30pm, info 01237 421065.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

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

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.

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 refugee clothing charity.

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.

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

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music with Steve Hanks, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, all welcome, info 01271 378273.

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.

SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233. MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, all welcome.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Vocal Accord, Holy Trinity Church Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, adults £5, children free, tickets at door, or from tickets@vocalaccord.co.uk

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern, Broad Street, 2-4pm.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music with Chris Harris, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, all welcome, info 01271 378273.

TORRINGTON WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

THINKING MATTERS!: Discussion group, ‘The unbelievable truth – can you tell lies from truth?’ followed by a hat debate, bring your issues! Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

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.

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,

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

ALADDIN: Combe Martin Village Hall Players present the first of a four-show run with their popular panto, 7pm, tickets from 01271 883495.

INSTOW WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills entrance 10.30am, three miles, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

CONCERT: Bideford Music Club, featuring Agnew McAllister duo (flute and piano), Bideford Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm, more info 01237 423112.

BINGO: Lovacott Village Hall, 7.30pm, pork and chicken prizes, all welcome.