Events from 12/04/12—18/04/12

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

BIG BREAKFAST: Assembly Rooms, South Molton, for Devon Air Ambulance, 8am-1.30pm, adults £6, children £3, plus children’s play area, all welcome

COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Village Hall, for Barnstaple & District Cats Protection, 9.30-11am, all welcome

THE BEACON: New 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, to book or for info, call Sylvia or Peter on 01271 859334

MEETING: Roundswell Residents Association, 7pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-12 noon, info 01237 470553

MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley

NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm

OLDER PERSONS: Information event, hosted by TorrAGE Neighbourhood Links Project, Hartland Parish hall, 2-6pm, various support & information groups on hand to offer advice, refreshments, info 01805 622666

TAW & TORRIDGE STAMP CLUB: Castle Hall, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01271 329762

PAPER MAKING: Yarner Trust family activity event, at Welcombe Barton, Welcombe, 10am-1pm, info 01288 3316922

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hunters Inn, Newton Tracey (SS529 269) 10.30am, local paths, optional pub lunch & visit to Winscott Barton farm 2pm, info 01271 376274 or 863727

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

CREATIVE FELTING: Yarner Trust family activity event, at Welcombe Barton, Welcombe, 10am-1pm, info 01288 3316922

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527

FRIDAY, APRIL 13

COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

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

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

BINGO: Torridge Vale Social Club, Torrington, meat bingo & raffle, 7.30pm, for May Fair and carnival

JUMBLE SALE: High Bickington Church Hall, 7pm, proceeds to church funds, all welcome

BUTTERFLY BONANZA: Ilfracombe Museum, children’s butterfly craft activities 10am-12 noon, £1.50 per child, accompanying adult free, no need to book, all welcome

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Walk to North Molton and back, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 573258

PAST RHYMES: Yarner Trust family activity event, at Welcombe Barton, Welcombe, 10am-1pm, info 01288 3316922

THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, £1, call 01271 372396 for info

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, members’ monthly lunch club, 1pm, £3, call 01271 372396 for info

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911

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

CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Bethel Church, East-the-Water, Bideford, 7.30pm, light refreshments, adm free but collection taken, info 01237 472308

JUMBLE SALE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 2pm, adm 20p, for the Abbey Gateway Club

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

FARMERS MARKET: Bideford Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce & more, two free hours parking at Pill

CHARITY DANCE: Filleigh Village Hall, music by Beck & Audrey, 8pm-midnight, bring-and-share supper, £3.50, for ND Hospice

BOOK FAYRE: Lavington United Reform Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-4pm, refreshments

ATLANTIC JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-midnight, £5, info 07875 201328

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £6 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

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

SPRING ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Hartland Town Band celebrating its 50th anniversary, concert plus release of commemorative book, at Hartland Parish Hall, 7.15pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD SERVICES: Passion Sunday, St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome

ROLLE CANAL SOCIETY: Open AGM & talk by Bideford potter Harry Juniper, at RHS Garden Rosemoor education centre, Torrington, 2pm, info 01237 477705

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798

SPRING FAYRE: Hartland Parish Hall, 10am-5pm

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome

CAR BOOT SALE: Now back at Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site

MONDAY, APRIL 16

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

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

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

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 479494

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Meeting & speaker, Kingsacre School 7.30pm, new members & visitors always welcome

DIABETES HELP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group meeting, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with diabetes specialist nurse, all welcome, adm free

MONDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, £1, all welcome

Bideford Carers Support Group: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435

SUPPORT MEETING: North & West Devon group of Motor Neurone Disease Assn, 7.30pm, call 01271 327014 for venue details

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 572506

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

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

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome

BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering / has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446

TALK: “The Frome Hoard” ND Archaeological Society talk with Steve Minnit, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors £2

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Mortehoe car park 2pm, easy walk Morte Point coast path, info 01271 376274 or 863727

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, East-the-Water, 7.15pm, info 01237 423242

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

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

SWIMBRIDGE CHURCH LECTURE: St James’ Church, Swimbridge, Dr Todd Gray on “Swimbridge and Devon’s other 49 best churches,” 7.30pm, Q&A, all welcome, info 01271 830267

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Robbers Bridge CP (SS821 464) 10.30am, Culbone walk, steep in places, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292