All sorts from 17/10/13 to 23/10/13.


BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, speaker Roger Watts on living with a lung condition, all welcome, more info 01237 474725.

COFFEE MORNING: With Fremington WI, at the Parish Hall, 9.30-11am, all welcome.

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

FUNGI FORAY: With Nigel Pinhorn, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, guided garden and woodland walk, 11am-12.30pm, more info

ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS: The work of Ben Nicholson, Josef Albers and Naum Gabo, at the Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, during gallery opening hours, info 01237 471455 or

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.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

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

INFORMAL ART SESSIONS: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1.30-4.30pm, info from David 07964 250436.

NORTHAM MEN'S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12noon, with Deborah Bean, former secretary to Queen's Private Secretary, info Eric 01237 478123.

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.

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

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 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.

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 for more information.

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

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).

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Meets every Thursday, Sticklepath Methodist Church, Rhododendron Avenue, 7.30pm, info/programme


DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION: Bideford branch talk, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2pm, all welcome, more info 01237 459224.

COUNTRY CONCERT: Burrington Parish Hall, 7.30pm, with Johnny Neale and Pam Bailey, hosted by Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, tickets £14 inc buffet supper, plus raffle & bar. For Devon Freewheelers plus North Dartmoor Search & Rescue. Tickets from 01769 520499

JUMBLE SALE: High Bickington Church Hall, 7pm, all welcome.

OGGLE BAND CEILIDH: Join the popular folk band at St Peter's Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, tickets & info from 01271 865329.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

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 &

ROCKIN' SHOES: Rock 'n' Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

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 £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.

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.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

CONCERT: With Barnstaple Concert Band, Goodleigh Church, 7.30pm.

FERRET RACING: West Buckland Village Hall, 7pm, refreshments and raffle, all welcome.


NEARLY NEW SALE: Baby to under fives clothing, toys and accessories, St Johns Hall, next to Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, adm 50p, proceeds to Care for Kids North Devon, 11am-1pm.

HELE MILL MEMORIES: Coffee morning at Hele Corn Mill & Tearooms, Ilfracombe, for residents past and present from 10am. Do you remember Hele and the Mill from decades past? Come along and share your memories. More info 07554 310176.

SHAMMICK FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12, local produce, crafts, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Community Centre, 10am-1pm, stalls, raffle, refreshments, all welcome. For the Senior Citizens & Guiding Groups.

'A TRANSATLANTIC JOURNEY': North Devon pottery in the USA, talk with Sadie Green on her research of local pottery exported to colonial America. Barnstaple Library, 2pm, tickets £3 inc refreshments, call 01271 388724 to book.

CHARITY TREASURE HUNT: From Kings Arms, Bideford 2pm, teams of two to six, £5 per person, for Stand Up to Cancer charity, more info 01237 425572.

AUTUMN PLANT SALE: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, free event in Plant Centre & Gift Shop, from 10am.

AUTUMN ANTIQUES FAIR: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 10am-4pm, normal adm applies.

BINGO: Northam Hall (former scout hall), for ND Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

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

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

EXHIBITION: Members and Staff select… Burton Art Gallery, exhibition of paintings chosen by staff & councillors from Torridge District Council. Runs until Nov 4. More info or call 01237 471455.

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

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

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.

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.

QUIZ NIGHT: Braunton Football Club, 7pm, teams of four or five, tickets £5 pp inc food, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30pm, £5 pp inc supper, BYOD, tickets from 01237 429388.

BATTLE OF THE ORGANS: Concert at Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 7pm, adm £6.


BAT WALK: The old railway line, Ilfracombe, hosted by North Devon Bat Care. Start 6pm, meeting at the very top of Station Road. Open to all ages but children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Come along, listen out for bats and find out more about how bats use this area and the surrounding North Devon Coast. Donations welcome to help cover bat rescue costs and to enable future events to be held.

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

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

INSTOW VINTAGE FAIR: Textiles, furniture, clothing, jewellery & homeware, the Parish Hall 10am-4pm, £1 adm, raising funds for ND Hospice. Visit

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

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

SUNDAY LUNCH: Hartland Village Hall, 12noon-2pm, roast beef, Yorkshire pud and the trimmings, vegetarian option, home made desserts, cheese & biscuits, tea & coffee, £9, for hall funds, call 01237 441550.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Exford CP 10.30am, Exe Valley-Room Hill, nine miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or

RNLI CONCERT: With Hartland Town Band and Torridge Male Voice Choir plus soloist Carla-Jade, Hartland Parish Hall, 7.30pm, all proceeds to RNLI.

CEDARS BIG BAND: In concert, the Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 8pm, adm free.


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

BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm.

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.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Every Monday, Appledore Community hall, 10am-12noon, beginners very welcome, more info Cyril Williams 01237 425541.

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

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

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, 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.

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.

SHORT WALK: Gunswell Lane, with South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574179.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Back at St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon branch, Roundswell Community centre, Barnstaple, 'Insulin and non-insulin' with diabetes nurses, 10.30am, all welcome.


CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light music Club, with Brian Hazelby from Sutton Coldfield, Roundswell Community Centre, Gratton Way, Barnstaple, 7.45pm, adm £5, members £2, refreshments & raffle.

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.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

RAFA: Royal Air Forces Assn meeting, ND branch, Wrafton Hall, Braunton, 7.30pm, new/old members or anyone interested in the service or welfare work is very 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.

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 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.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, weekly sessions, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Now meeting at Westward Ho Baptist Church Hall, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info cal Carole 01237 423242.


DROP IN HEALTH SESSIONS: Barnstaple Library 10am-3pm, Community Heart Health Project staff & Petroc sports students on hand for free advice, blood pressure and health checks, advice on diet and fitness. Part of the county council's Active Life Active Mind initiative. All welcome, more info 07773 610405 or 01271 338112.

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

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

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.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Bideford Arts Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Baptist Hall, 10.15am, for Cancer Research UK, all welcome.