Events large and small from 18/07/13 to 24/07/13.

A swashbuckling presentation of £324 to moon bear rescue charity Animals Asia Foundation coincided with a day of pirate fun at Butchers Row in Bideford Pannier Market.

The charity works to rescue caged bears in China and Vietnam, as well as cats and dogs.

Pictured right is Wendy Bowden (front) who raised the money at a sale she organised in Bishops Tawton Village Hall. She is joined by (from left) Jacky Hallesy (co-ordinator North Devon branch of Animals Asia) volunteer Trish Hill, and traders Fiona Jones, Michael Dendle and Fiona Balfour.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

FREE BOOKS: At the Small School, Hartland, from 2pm, all welcome.

SQUARE PICTURE SHOW: North Devon Arts summer exhibition, Broomhill Arts Hotel, runs until Aug 24, call 01271 850262 to confirm opening times.

ART EXHIBITION: Trelawney Garden Centre, Ashford, displays in the craft centre of work by artists who attend the Wednesday watercolour classes, runs until July 20.

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

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, talk with respiratory nurse Jan Williams, all welcome, info 01237 474725.

WOODY BAY WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10am to car share, info 01769 573258.

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners' Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

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

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, £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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10am-12 noon the Square, Winkleigh; plus 2-4pm South Molton lorry park (Southley Road).

DISH OF THE DAY: Happy Café, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2pm, £3, no booking required.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho green 7.30pm, weather permitting, info 01237 475653 or visit www.bidefordtownband.co.uk.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

*** NOTE CORRECTION *** FOUR CHOIRS CONCERT: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, to mark retirement of Reverend Terry Spencer after 12 years, with Yeo Valley School Choir, Barnstaple Jubilee Singers, The Harmony Choir & Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, compere Ian Roome, 7pm, adm free, collection for Chemo Appeal. * On Friday, July 19, not Sunday as previous published *

BINGO: Bideford Angling Club, Honestone Street, doors 6pm, eyes down 7.15, plus raffle. Supporting Mik Morgan's computer appeal.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for school and pre-school funds plus local good causes, all welcome.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Margaret's Church, Northam, hosted by Atlantic Flower Club, 10am-5pm, refreshments, all welcome. Also Sat/Sun.

COUNTRY 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, 8.30pm.

ALWINGTON FLOWER & CRAFT FESTIVAL: St Andrew's Church, Alwington, 10am-7.30pm, theme 'An English County Garden', flower arrangements plus a variety of crafts, light refreshments, ploughman's afternoon tea, also Sat/Sun.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

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.

THE ARTIST: Film night at St Mary's Hall, Appledore, doors 7pm, screening 7.30, tickets at door or from Docton Gallery, an Appledore Book festival event.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.

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.

NORTHAM REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12noon, a friendly smile, a cuppa and homemade refreshments, provide advice, support and a welcoming atmosphere for those who may be have memory loss or dementia and their carers. Info Sophie at Taw & Torridge Caring - 01237 459337 & sophiee@torridgecvs.org.uk

SATURDAY, JULY 20

SAUSAGE EATING COMPETITION: The Sandpiper Inn, Ilfracombe, for SW German Shepherd Dog Rescue, 6-8pm, entry on the night £5, heat winner to November final with £250 prize, more info 07833 300720.

SUMMER FETE: For Northam Lodge, at Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 12noon-3pm, wide range of stalls, crafts, cakes, fancy dress, raffle & tombola, barbecue bouncy castle & face painting. Entertainment from Jaden Cornelious, Platform 2 Drama Group, North Devon Gymnastics Display Team & Wren Music.

SUMMER FETE: Hatherleigh Care Village, Hawthorn Park, 12noon-4.30pm, stalls, barbecue, face painting, dog show, live band & more. Info from 01837 810602.

COFFEE MORNING: Holy trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 10am-12noon, books, bric-a-brac, cakes, jewellery, tombola & raffle, all welcome, adm £1.25.

JUMBLE SALE: South Molton Assembly Rooms, 9.30am-1pm, being organised by young dance students to fund trip to educational dance event in America next year, refreshments, free entry.

GARDEN GATHERING: 10am-2pm, live music, stalls & food, for Amnesty International, at 79b, South St, South Molton, all welcome, free entry.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Margaret's Church, Northam, hosted by Atlantic Flower Club, 10am-5pm, refreshments. Also Sun.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, at St Sabinus Parish Church, Woolacombe, 7.30pm, all welcome, tickets at door.

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

ALWINGTON FLOWER & CRAFT FESTIVAL: St Andrew's Church, Alwington, 10am-7.30pm, theme 'An English County Garden', flower arrangements plus a variety of crafts, refreshments, also Sun.

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

CONCERT: Organ recital by Chris Beechy with Cara Nicholls & Pam Beechy, St Margaret's Church, Northam 7.30pm, adm £5.

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683/07802 176993.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars and new members. Family mix and match, table tennis, badminton and tennis. 10am-1pm.

OPEN DAY: Ilfracombe bowls Club, Highfield Road, first timers invited to bowl for free, from 2pm, please wear flat shoes. All welcome, info 01271 871202.

SUMMER JEWELLERY: Evening with Ice Jewellery, The Coaching Inn, South Molton, 7pm, range of silver & boutique jewellery, all welcome.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

BRAUNTON BREATHE EASY: Group meet, Heanton Punchardon Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone affected by a lung condition or their carers, more info 01271 813240.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Warkleigh 10.30am, Warkleigh-Chittlehamholt and back, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30am, info 01392 876619.

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

BRAUNTON BREATHE EASY: Group meet, Heanton Punchardon Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone affected by a lung condition or their carers, more info 01271 813240.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary's Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Children's Church; 7pm Taize, all welcome.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Margaret's Church, Northam, hosted by Atlantic Flower Club, 10am-5pm, refreshments.

ALWINGTON FLOWER & CRAFT FESTIVAL: St Andrew's Church, Alwington, 10am-7.30pm, theme 'An English County Garden', flower arrangements plus a variety of crafts, refreshments.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey's Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

ROLLE CANAL HISTORY WALK: To the weir head & lime kilns, start RHS Rosemoor car park 2.30pm, donation £2, info 01237 425357.

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: Torrington Old Bowling Green, 8am-1pm, parking, toilets & refreshments, £5 per pitch, info 07840 105355, every Sunday until September 29.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683.

SUMMER SONG CONCERT: With Appledore Singers, Northam Hall, with a variety of music, from Les Miserables & shows to hits, folk songs and gospel. 2.30pm, adm £5 at door inc refreshments, info 01237 4244982 or visit www.theappledoresingers.co.uk

MONDAY, JULY 22

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

SUMMER CONCERT: With UK national youth brass band champions 2013, Fred Longworth High School Brass Band, Ilfracombe seafront bandstand, Runnymede Gardens, 2pm.

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.

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

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, 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.

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

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

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.

STRIDERS WALK: Meet South Molton Square 10.30am for medium walk, info 01769 572506.

OVER 60S LUNCH: Plus afternoon bingo, Aunt Polly's Tea Rooms, Riverside Caravan Park, South Molton. Every Monday 12noon-2pm, £5, call Nicky on 01769 579269.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

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.

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.

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

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.

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

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light music Club, Roundswell Community Centre 7.45pm.

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.

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.

REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on (01237) 424946 for info ILFRACOMBE MEMORY CAFE: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family. Health/social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, talk 'Richard Francis Burton: An Atheist at Mecca', more info (01237) 477851, all welcome.

STRAWBERRY TEA: Astral House, Instow (EX39 4LZ), 3.30-6.30pm, part of Bideford Methodist Church 100th anniversary celebrations, all welcome.

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

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, for the Chemo Appeal, 7.15pm.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Holdstone Hill CP 6.30pm, Holdstone Hill-Trentishoe Down, three miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

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

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

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.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, no partner needed, info 07592 766871.

MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Lynmouth Bath Hotel 7.45pm, Village Inn 9pm.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

CONCERT: The Cedars Big Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, 8.15pm, all welcome.