Events large and small from 01/08/13 to 07/08/13.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

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

OPEN DAY & FETE: Susan Day residential Home, Ilfracombe, opened by Town Crier Roy Goodwin at 2pm, stalls, teas, cakes, clothes, bric-a-brac, tombola, books & games. Vintage Ice Cream Van with Devon ice creams & old-fashioned sweets.

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.

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.

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10am-12noon The Pavilion, Northgate, Hartland; 2-4pm The pill Car Park, Bideford.

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

SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, 7.30pm, Commodore Hotel, Instow, in Westward Ho Baptist Church if wet, info 01237 475653 or visit www.bidefordtownband.co.uk.

WESTWARD HO WI: Meeting, 2pm, the Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Weare Gifford Rec Ground 7pm, local paths, three miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

AFRICAN ADVENTURES: Ilfracombe Museum free children's activity day, 10.30am-12.30pm, with mask crafts, drumming workshop, stories, games, explorers' trail & weaving. Just turn up with an accompanying adult!

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

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.

ART EXHIBITION: With Appledore U3A Art Group, Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 2-4pm, plus Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. Free admission - 'come along and see some wonderful paintings by local people'.

GHOST WALK: Hear about the spirits said to walk old Barnstaple town, tales of notorious brothels, eccentric characters and murder... Tickets from Zena's Restaurant, Market Street.

APPLEDORE SUMMER FESTIVAL: Start of three day festival with music, entertainments, arts, crafts, workshops, food and drink at venues right around Appledore. Stalls on the quay, stonemasonry, pasty making competition, art displays in several venues, 12 hours of live music and much more. Parade on Sunday at 4.15pm, Quay Sun service 5pm. Find out more at the Appledore Summer Festival Facebook page.

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

BIDEFORD FIRST FRIDAY: Live music and community event on Mill Street, 4-7pm, with bands Forever Young, Judith Christie & Sean Heath, free, bring the family and enjoy.

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 CAFE: Friday Lunch Club, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho! 1pm, three courses for £6, 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.

ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8.30pm to midnight, £5 at door, info 07592 766871.

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.

ADEN VETERANS' ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen's Club, St George's Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children's Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, new group, then first Saturday of every month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall at Lee, near Ilfracombe, runs until August 11, 11am-5pm daily, refreshments, ample parking, all welcome.

SAUSAGE EATING COMPETITION: Village Inn, Westward Ho, 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.

CHURCH FETE: Langtree Parish Hall, stalls, homemade cakes, plants, produce, arts & crafts, scrumptious cream teas & refreshments plus games for all. Opened by Cllr Andy Boyde 2.30pm.

SUMMER FETE: Fairlea Residential Home, Chope Road, Northam, 2pm, variety of stalls, music with Bideford Youth Pipe Band, plus bouncy castle, Indian head massage, raffle, tombola, cakes & much more.

BOOKS & PUZZLES: Secondhand book & puzzle sale at Ilfracombe museum, 10am-2pm.

KARAOKE: Bideford AFC Robins Nest, all welcome.

JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn, Barnstaple, for FSID (cot death) charity, from 10am, all welcome.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

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.

WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

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.

FOODBANK: Food collection day at Bideford Asda for Northern Devon Foodbank, donations welcome, info 07874 206438.

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

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: At Market Arches, middle of High Street, 10am-12.30pm, local produce, crafts, more info 01271 864621.

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.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday until Sept 1, 2.30-5.30pm.

ILFRACOMBE HORTICULTURAL & CRAFT SHOW: Landmark Pavilion, 1-5pm, adm free and still time to enter categories - email stbrannocks@aol.com for entry form.

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

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

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.

HARTLAND FARMERS MARKET: Hartland Parish Hall, 18 stalls of great local produce plus café, 10am-1pm, info Rod on 01237 441786.

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.

August RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Meldon Reservoir, Dartmoor 10.30am, West Mill-Yes Tor-High Willhays, 10 miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Castle Street Rooms, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm £1 inc refreshments, all welcome.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

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

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, raffle, 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.

PLAY WITH CLAY: Free family workshop at St Anne's arts & Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am-3.30pm, more info and booking on 01271 373311.

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

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: To Hele Farm, meet South Molton Square 10.30am for medium walk, info 01769 573453.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

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.

DRAWING WORKSHOP: two day workshop at St Anne's Community Centre, Barnstaple, for young people studying (or want to study) GCSE art & design, 10am-3pm, explore new drawing techniques, age 11+, info 01271 373311. Also Wednesday.

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.

FOODBANK: Food collection day at Bideford Co-operative store, for Northern Devon Foodbank, donations welcome, info 07874 206438.

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: Closed for summer, back on Sept 3.

BREAKFAST WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 8am, long walk, info 01769 573258.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple Bus Station-Stand K 1.15pm Guineaford Bridge-Westcott Barton, 6 miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

NAPPIES IN THE PARK: Informal 'nappuccino' event for mums, dads, babies & toddlers from 11am to find out more about the environmental, health & financial benefits of cloth nappies. Organised by Nappies of North Devon.

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.

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

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.

THE MAZZARD: Braunton Countryside Centre talk, 7.45pm, 'North Devon's special tree' with Michael Gee, adm £3 inc refreshments.

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, 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 on Woolacombe walking tour from 7.30pm.