THURSDAY, AUGUST 27BINGO: 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. ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436. 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. 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. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm 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 email@example.com for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650. JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com 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, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. MAKIN WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & golden oldie session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! green or in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm. CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats at Town Farmhouse, Mortehoe, 7.30pm, weather permitting. EXHIBITION: North Devon Arts Summer Show, now running at Broomhill, Muddiford, more info www.northdevonarts.co.uk SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice for those with sight\/hearing loss. Swimbridge Square 10-11am; Witheridge Square 11.30am-1pm; Tiverton Phoenix Lane 2-4pm. ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford. ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911. IRSHA STREET: Guided walk & talk, Appledore, 11am & 2pm. TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15.FRIDAY, AUGUST 28COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon. 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. 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. BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490. 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. SMALL TOWN JONES: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe. KARAOKE: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8pm. OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Coach & Horses, Market Street, Appledore, fourth Fri each month, 8.30pm. PILTON CINEMA: The Church Hall, Local Short Films evening, 7.45pm. Info www.piltoncinema.org CREAM TEA & CRAFT SALE: Windsor Court, Ilfracombe (opposite Tyrrell), 2pm, for Macmillan Cancer Care. NOTORIOUS: Walking tour of old Barnstaple and tales of its infamous brothels, start 7.30pm The English Psychic Company, Paiges Lane, tickets from Charleys Angels 01271 321005. GARDEN VISIT: South Lea House, Lower Park Road, Braunton, tea and cake, all welcome, proceeds to Braunton Museum.SATURDAY, AUGUST 29SMART 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 Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. 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 (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce, info 07970 932566. BIDEFORD MUSIC DAY: Sat\/Sun\/Mon, Victoria Park, live music throughout the weekend, plus stalls, activities, rides, crafts, something for the whole family. 12noon-8pm Sat\/Sun & 10am-5pm Mon. TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805. TABLE TOP SALE: Emmanuel Church Hall (opp Landmark), Ilfracombe, 10am-3pm, enquiries 01271 870384. EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 2.15pm, for North Devon Hospice. CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon. CRAFT FAIR: Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-4pm, refreshments. SUMMER FETE: High Bickington playing field, 2-5pm. KARAOKE: The Robins Nest, Bideford AFC, 7.30pm-late, all welcome.SUNDAY, AUGUST 30OKINAWAN KARATE: 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 QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Laceys Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion. GRAND TABLE TOP SALE: Devonia, 3 The Quay, Appledore, 10.30am, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda). BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannocks, Braunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 11am Morning Prayer, St Annes, Saunton. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons. Old Bowling Green, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am. Runs until end September. OPEN MIC\/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, Bideford. CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday in August and September, 2.30-5.30pm, proceeds to hall. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bossington CP, 10.30am, Bossington Hill-Henners Combe-Selworthy Beacon, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. CAIRN CONSERVATION CARERS: Meet 10am walks notice board, Cairn Road, to help with clearing path and steps on Baileys Cleave, tools provided. PROMS CONCERT: With Appledore Band, at the Quay from 5.30pm, in St Marys Church if wet. EXMOOR FOOD MARKET: South Molton Pannier Market, 10am-3pm, wide range of stalls, free entry and parking, more info 01598 760682.MONDAY, AUGUST 31FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527. BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning\/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details. US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153\/374048 or just drop in. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am. WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, X-Wing & Infinity. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, 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. CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay, training band 7pm, senior band 7.45, in St Marys Church if wet. TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. BRAUNTON DUCK RACE: At St Brannocks Church and Rooms, from 12noon, with stalls, barbecue, bouncy castles, childrens games, cream teas and racing. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities. BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk\/bcc TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, all welcome. FUN & FELLOWSHIP: 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, all welcome. 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. 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. 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. 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 email@example.com for more information. VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more. BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653. ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl for car share to Bossington, circular walk, all welcome, info 01271 862342. HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Little Combe Tor CP Peter Tavy., 10.30am, White Barrow-Bagga Tor-Horndon and River Tavy, 9 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. 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. BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering \/ has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm. BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmiths Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with T & G Duo, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. ART WORKSHOP: Extracting dyes from flora & fauna, a Tales of the Riverbank event, 10.30am-5.30pm. Booking\/info from www.bbcdevon.org TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484. DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly. FAMILY FUN DAY: Appledore Fish Summer School, St Marys Hall, 10am-5pm. TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome. 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, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215. MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847. BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137. BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118. BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780. MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058. EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: The Ship Aground, Mortehoe, from 7.30pm. TALK: The Story of Sand with Dr Paul Madgett, Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, info 01271 817349. INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528. CARNIVAL CRAFTS: Workshop at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, weekly until Sept 19. TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm. AGM: Combe Martin Gardening Club, Parish Church Hall, 7pm.