Events from 07/05/15 to 13/05/15

THURSDAY, MAY 7

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.

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.

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, all inclusive price £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

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 gary.tovey@gmail.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 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

WESTWARD HO! WI: Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, WWH, 2pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 2-4pm Bideford Pill.

STREET FOOD EVENING: Atlantic Village, Bideford, 5-8pm, Caribbean, Mexican & Indian cuisine, plus late night shopping.

FRIDAY, MAY 8

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, 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.

TABLE TENNIS: Torridge Table Tennis Club social table tennis sessions, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome, £2 a session.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.

FALLING APART: Live music with Ilfracombe punksters at The Red Barn, Woolacombe.

DRAWING SYMPOSIUM: The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, part of the Jerwood exhibition, which runs until June 8, features artist speakers and academics, exploring what drawing means to artists. Discussion plus two artist led workshops, in conjunction with North Devon Arts, tickets £45 via www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

SAM DOWDEN: Live music at The Champ, Appledore.

VE DAY SERVICE: St Brannock's Church, Braunton, 3pm, commemorating 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe, with readings, hymns and attended by Royal British Legion & Royal Air Force Association, followed by refreshments.

GHOST WALK: Tales of history, murders and ghosts who still haunt Barnstaple, tickets £10 from Tea by the Taw, or call 01271 370032.

A TOMB WITH A VIEW: Croyde Players' latest show is a comedy mystery thriller about the eccentric Tomb family and a will reading… At Croyde Village Hall Fri/Sat plus Fri/Sat, May 15/16. Tickets from Croyde Post Office, The Manor, Georgeham Stores & Copy Catz, Braunton, or visit www.croydeplayers.btck.co.uk

VE DAY CELEBRATION: Hartland Parish Hall, 7.30pm, dance to 1940s tunes, plus 1940s menu and comedy acts, 40s dress welcome but not compulsory! Tickets £8.50 from the Hartland Pop-in or call 01237 441824.

NUMB: Live music at The Kings Arms, Georgeham, (Never Underestimate Musial Belief), from 9pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

SMART 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 amy@streetzdancecrew.com

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.

FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, children's craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Fewer than 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559.

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.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS' GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info 01271 812995. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce, info 07970 932566.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

ANNUAL PLANT SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.

DEVON CHILLI FIESTA: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, also Sunday, in conjunction with Dartmoor Chilli Farm, 30+ producers from across the UK, plenty to try and buy plus demonstrations, music, dancing and children's activities, more info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

COFFEE MORNING: 1 Francis Drive, Westward Ho! 10.30am, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE: Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, runs until June 12, exhibition of work at final venue on national prize tour. Plus free Talk & Tour today at 2pm. More info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

FERRET RACE EVENING: With South West Truckers, Yarnscombe Village Hall, first race 7.30pm, adm £2, children free, for Devon Freewheelers blood bike charity.

GEORGE KYPREOS BAND: St Luke's Church, Simonsbath, 7.30pm, Greek music night as part of Simonsbath Festival.

SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open Night with Tim Graham, Pack O' Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm.

SPRING VINTAGE WEEKEND: Sat/Sun at Woody Bay Station, 10am-5pm, trains both days, celebrating arrival of new carriage.

PLANT SALE: Braunton Parish Hall, 10am-12noon, hosted by Braunton Horticultural Society.

VINTAGE GATHERING: Plus car boot, auto jumble & lawnmower racing, with Ashreigney Country Fundraisers, from 11am, North Heale (EX18 7PH), refreshments. Evening entertainment in the barn from 6.30pm with barbecue, proceeds to local charities.

ILFRACOMBE ART TRAIL: Open studios & free workshops, demonstrations and activities around the town, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun, find out more at www.artilfracombe.co.uk

RAKES ADRIFT: Live music with local folk band, the George and Dragon, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, from 5pm, part of Ilfracombe Art Trail.

BUSH PIG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 10

OKINAWAN 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, Lacey's 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 Mary's Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne's, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hatherleigh CP, 10.30am, Linear walk to Iddesleigh. Transport arranged back to cars, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BROWNSHAM WALK: Walk to Mouthmill then through bluebell woods, with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, all welcome, meet Horner Village car park 6.45am. More info 01271 343607.

CONCERT: Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, Newport Methodist Church, 7pm, conductor Norman Turner, followed by refreshments.

CAIRN CONSERVATION CARERS: Open meet to clear paths at the Cairn, Ilfracombe. Meet below Round House, Cairn Road, 10am, all welcome and tools provided. More info 01271 865889.

MONDAY, MAY 11

FUN 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.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472101.

ME & MY PELLIES: Braunton Horticultural Society meeting, Kingsacre Primary School, talk by Bert Jewell, 7pm, followed by tea/coffee, all welcome.

TUESDAY, MAY 12

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2.30pm, 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.

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.

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 gary.tovey@gmail.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.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk

FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.

HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddick's Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Cheyenne, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Puffing Billy 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second and fourth Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.

BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

CASH 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, 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.

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 for Ash Wednesday, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.

LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292.

WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org

FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or jane@seize-the-moment.net

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.

SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet St Giles in the Wood. CP by church, 10.30am, Dodscott-Stoney Ford, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free lively talk on driving & road safety, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 7pm, info 07891 424912.

NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on 01271 850262.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337.

RASC & RCT MEETING: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members and ex-Logistics Corps members welcome.

INSTOW WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, fortnightly, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10-11.30am Bradworthy Square; 12noon-1.30pm Woolsery Hall; 2.30-4pm Northam Community Centre car park.