Evenst large and small from 23/05/13 to 29/05/13.


BOOK SALE & COFFEE MORNING: Ilfracombe Library, enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake for £1, browse a huge range of ex-library books priced from 40p or a bag for £5, organised by Friends of Ilfracombe Library.

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, with speaker Tommy Bank on ‘Yoga & Light exercise’, 7-9pm, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, all welcome, info 01237 474725.

CHARITY QUIZ: Trimstone Manor, near Mullacott, Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, for North Devon Samaritans, entry £12 per person inc hot buffet, plus raffle, info 01271 862841.

MODERN MASTERS IN PRINT: Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, exhibition of prints by Matisse, Picasso, Dali & Warhol. Gallery open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Runs until July 15. Info 01237 471455.

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.

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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-2pm outside Lynton Town Hall.

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.

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Brenamoor Common Dartmoor 11am, Belstone-Okement Farm-Belstone Tor, 6 miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or northdevonramblers.co.uk


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

BAKING WITH FRIENDS DAY: At Westward Pathfinder, Castle Street, Barnstaple, come and bake some simple recipes, learn how to access the internet, shop online, money management & more,

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.

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.

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.


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

COFFEE MORNING: Northam Leisure Centre, hosted by the Royal British Legion Women’s Section, 10-11.30am, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: St james Church, Swimbridge, 11am-12.30pm, plants, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, cream teas & draw, for the church lighting appeal.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.

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

BIDEFORD QUAY FARMERS’ MARKET: 9am-2pm on the riverside, wide variety of local produce, call 01237 428743 to book pitch or visit www.torridge.gov.uk/bidefordfarmersmarket.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE & COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Baptist Church, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.

SPRING FAIR: Bucks Cross Village Hall, from 2pm, stalls, crafts, bric-a-brac, refreshments & more, all welcome.

QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, entry £7 inc fish supper from Squires, bring a team or form one on the night, for church funds, all welcome.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome, info 01271 373095.

SARAH YOUNG: Prints exhibition opening at Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, in the Craft Gallery, runs until July 27. Gallery open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Info 01237 471455.

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.

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

TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805.

CLOVELLY CIDER: Celebration of Local Ales & Cider, runs until Monday 27, the Red Lion and New Inn pubs, Clovelly, supported by Country life Brewery, with a selection of Devon wines too. More info 01237 431781 or www.clovelly.co.uk.

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

COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Church Hall, 10am-12noon, plants, cakes & various stalls, for new church bells fund, all welcome.


PLANT SALE & GARDEN FAIR: Berrynarbor Manor Hall, from 2pm, trees, shrubs, indoor, bedding plants & more, garden gifts, refreshments & raffle, adm free.

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; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome.

GRAND TABLE TOP SALE: 10.30am at Devonia, 3 The Quay, Appledore, weather permitting, for the David Rundle Trust, more info 01237 477470.

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.

ROLLE CANAL WALK: Start 2.30pm from Cannery Kiln (by Halfpenny Bridge on the Weare Giffard road), to view new work on the inclined plane site on the canal at Ridd, entry £2, more info 01237 425357.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Molland Church 10.30am, Molland-West Barton-Smallacombe, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

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.


BRAUNTON VILLAGE FAIR: 10am-5pm at the Recreation Ground, games, shows, displays, stalls, live music, dancing, dog show & dog dash, fairground attractions & much more! Organised by Braunton Caen Rotary & Braunton Rotary. Adm free but raffle tickets will be sold and donations welcomed.

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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish hall, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

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.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01769 574179.

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.

SPRING FAYRE: Lee, near Ilfracombe, by the Memorial Hall, traditional games, stalls & entertainment, fair opens 2pm, refreshments from 12noon.


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, 7.30-10pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £2, all proceeds to local charities, more info 01271 373095.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Visit www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk or call 01237 423242.

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.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A new group which meets at the Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft and fund raise, on the last Tuesday each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Linda on 01237 429683 or Ruth 07977 184897 for information.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm, anyone interested in the service or association’s welfare work is welcome.

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.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, with Robert Davies from Nottingham, 7.45pm, Roundswell Community Centre, 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.

COFFEE MORNING: Beech House Resource Centre, North Road, South Molton (next to Quince Honey Farm), 11am, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & chocolate tombola, refreshments & raffle. For residents’ and day centre amenities funds. More info 01769 572124.

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.

FREE WELLBEING WORKSHOP: Barnstaple Chiropractic & Complementary Health Centre, Bickington Road, Sticklepath. Improve your spinal health and discover holistic treatments, including homeopathy, hypnotherapy and reflexology, 7.30pm. Free, but booking essential on 01271 376776.

CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, Bellows & Waves Accordion Orchestra, 8.15pm, all welcome.

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.

CONCERT: With Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, 8.15pm, all welcome.

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

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Withypool Village CP 10.30am, Brightworthy-Landacre Bridge-Knighton Combe, six miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.