THURSDAY, MAY 9LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday and Tuesday, 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 programme every Thursday 6pm meet. See www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk or Facebook page for details or call 01271 343789. 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. NEW LOOK BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, all cash prizes, eyes down 7.15pm, Chunky is your caller, all welcome. NDADA CHOIR: A singing circle in aid of those affected by domestic abuse, first meeting at re:love store, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, 6-7pm, all are welcome. RAMBLERS WALK: Stroxworthy Cross Woolsery 11am, Gorrell-Hole-Dipple-Leworthy, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7pm. APPLEDORE MEN'S GROUP: Special event, Appledore Library events room, with John Puddy on SS Freshspring, the historic steamship, 7.30pm, info Frank on 01237 425247.FRIDAY, MAY 10QUIZ 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 Bideford Friday Afternoon Table Tennis Group, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01271 861797, visit the Facebook page or drop in. 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 BIDEFORD COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: All newcomers, singles and couples welcome, experience not necessary, Northam Hall, weekly, 8pm, info 01237 476632. WILD HATTERS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. ART GROUP: Phase One, Ethelwynne Brown Court, East-the-Water, Bideford, 2-4pm, also Tuesdays, weekly, info 07967 656366. LUNDY ART GROUP: Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members always welcome. COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon, for church repair fund, all welcome. AGM: Woodaplus, Annual General Meeting, in the Ruddock Room, Wooda Surgery, Bideford, 1pm, all patients are invited to attend. MOTOR NEURONE: Get together, for people living with or affected by motor neurone disease, at North Devon Hospice, 2-4pm, help with transport available, for more information call Kerry on 0345 375 1844 or Jo 0345 375 1839.SATURDAY, MAY 11COFFEE MORNING: St Peter's Church Hall, Fremington, for the League of Friends Barnstaple Hospital, 10am-noon, all welcome. 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. 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. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Regular meet ups, Saturday and Wednesday events, support and resources, for info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07968 511312. RESCUE REMEDY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. POPPIN: New social drop in, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, 10.30am-1.30pm, for all ages, free tea and coffee, why not stop by? BUSHPIG: Live music at Appledore Social Club, 9pm, all welcome, entry 50p or annual membership £7.50. RAMBLERS WALK: Parracombe VH CP or bus 309 from Bple @10.15am 11am, Martinhoe Common-Lee Abbey-Valley of Rocks-Lynton, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737. TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS' GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-3pm, why not come and join us for a free taster, info 01237 422341. NEW LOOK BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre (bottom hall), for NDIntensive Care, doors noon, eyes down 2.15pm, all in 310, last flyer £70, with Chunky, Barb & Sylvia, all welcome. CROSSPATCH QUILTING GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-4pm. New members always welcome. Info 01271 321538. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: With South Molton Singers, 7.30pm, South Molton Assembly Rooms, directed by Tom Bayliss with the Petrovian Orchestra, more info from email email@example.com BRIC-A-BRAC SALE: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, 10am-1pm, stalls, tombola, refreshments, entry 50p. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open night, come along to perform or listen, the Pack o' Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm. VINTAGE GATHERING, AUTO JUMBLE & CAR BOOT: With Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, North Heale (EX18 7PH, signed from radar station at Eaglescott), from 11am, all welcome, more info Derek on 01769 520286 or 07771 738212. BOWLING OPEN DAY: Byways Bowling Club, Fremington, 10am-4pm, come along and have a go, equipment and tuition supplied, please wear flat-soled shoes, refreshments available, all very welcome. CHARITY DANCE: Hawkridge, Dulverton, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share supper, 7.30-11.30pm, all welcome, for village hall and church. BIG BREAKFAST: Dolton Village Hall, 8.30-10.30am, full English breakfast, adults £7, eight and under £4, for North Devon Hospice. SUNDAY, MAY 12BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. 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 SERVICES: St Mary's Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am All Age Service, 11.30am Holy Communion; St Andrew, Alwington, 9.30am Morning Worship; St George, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Morning Praise; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am Holy Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Mary & St Benedict, Buckland Brewer, 10am Morning Worship; St James, Parkham, 10am Sunday breakfast; St Anne, Bucks Mills, 11am Holy Communion; Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion; St Swithun, Littleham, 6pm Evensong; St Nectan, Hartland, 11am Holy Communion. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am, St Brannock's. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY: Sunday service 11am, 115 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, plus Sunday school for youngsters up to age 20. Informal testimony meetings including accounts of healings held every Wednesday 6.15pm. OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9-11pm. QUIZ NIGHT: Our Sunday Quiz for North Devon Cancer Care, the Robins Nest, Bideford AFC, Kingsley Road, 8pm, £3 per player and teams of two to six, info 01237 473798. TORRINGTON CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, the Old Bowling Green, every Sunday until end September, sellers from 7.30am, buyers 8am-1pm, £5 a pitch, free parking for buyers.MONDAY, MAY 13D-DAY EXHIBITION: Barnstaple Guildhall, runs until May 18, 10.30am-4pm daily, pictures and memorabilia of American GIs in North Devon, hosted by Barnstaple History Group. 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. 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. 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. CHAIR EXERCISE: For the over 60s, chair-based class at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am plus Barnstaple Baptist Church 2-3pm, first class free, info Claire on 07966 166953. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT: 60-plus class for adults who want to keep moving, active and independent, St Brannock's Church Rooms, Braunton, 11am; 2pm Pilton Church Hall, first session free, call 07810 204545. BONSAI: Live music at North Devon Jazz Club, The Beaver Inn, Appledore, 8.30pm.TUESDAY, MAY 14COFFEE 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 local charities. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 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: Now at Kind Studio, Braunton, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Hombre, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273. OPEN MIC: Acoustic open mic with Dogleg, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm. CHAIR EXERCISE: For the over 60s, chair-based class at Newport Church Hall, Barnstaple 2-3pm, first class free, info Claire on 07966 166953. COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon, for church funds, weekly, all welcome. 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. COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers one week from Torrington, Frithelstock, Buckland Brewer and Weare Gifford, the next from Torrington, St Giles, Roborough, Frithelstock to Barnstaple town centre or supermarkets, £5 return, door-to-door. Call Shirley Davies on 07776 414740. INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE: 'Hitchcock, the master of suspense' by international speaker John Francis, at Durrant House hotel, Bideford, 2pm, hosted by The Arts Society North Devon, entry donation £5, all welcome, for more information about becoming a member or future programmes, call 01271 866661. DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, adm £2.50, new members always welcome.WEDNESDAY, MAY 15CASH 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 Maureen 378719. 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. FREE TAI CHI: Classes for 50-plus, weekly, the G4 Studio, Dadden Court, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, the charity provides gentle exercise for all those with mobility problems, post or pre-op, more info Ellie 07910 073463. RAMBLERS WALK: Bishops Tawton A377 roadside parking 6.30pm, Paths on Codden Hill, 3 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737. 'COMBE LANTERN FRIENDSHIP GROUP: Ilfracombe Lantern Centre, all welcome to the meeting, 2-4pm, with Anne Carter and her therapy dog Skye, entry £2 inc raffle & refreshments, community minibus available door-to-door (£2.5), call Shirley 01271 863630. ADOPTION OPEN EVENT: Ever thought of adopting a child, find out more at families for Children information event, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, 4-6pm, to book call 01271 612004. FOCUS: North Devon Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum, 'Transpersonal Psychotherapy' by Steve Davies, 7pm, Room LSF24, Petroc, Barnstaple, non members £7, all welcome, info 07752 886464. INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780. SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-3pm, an array of crafters and crafts, tombola for Appledore RNLI, all welcome.