Events large and small from 19/04/12 to 25/04/12


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

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

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

CASH BINGO: Golden Lion, Northam, for NDDH Intensive Care & Appledore RNLI, books on sale from 6.30pm, eyes down 7.15, drinks, hot & cold snacks

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

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

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

TOP CITIZEN: South Molton Citizen of the Year award, at the Assembly Rooms, being presented to Gil Taylor, musical director of SM Town Band, 7pm, with music from the band, auction of pledges, buffet & bar, all welcome, info 01769 752641

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, “The Devon Virtual carers” with Lynsey Self, all welcome, info 01237 474725

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 573258

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


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: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

CHARITY DISCO: Filleigh Village Hall, plus bar & buffet, 8pm-1am, bar open 7.30pm, for Dogs Trust Ilfracombe, tickets £10.50, plus draw, tickets 01598 760472 or 01769 540368

QUIRKY QUIZ NIGHT: Windsor Arms, Braddiford, 7.30 for 8pm start, teams up to five, adm £2 per person, great raffle, all proceeds to Jaden Cornelious Foundation

QUIZ & PLOUGHMAN’S: Littleham Village Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 473338

JUMBLE SALE: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club (Blues), the Pill, 11am-1pm, 50p entry, tables £5, to book table call 08456 521524, supporting Atlantic Coast Theatre

OPEN GARDENS & PLANT SALE: The Round House, Kingsley Avenue, Ilfracombe EX34 8EJ, 11am-2pm, look around stunning gardens and enjoy tea plus home made cakes, proceeds to Ilfracombe-in-Bloom

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Any age, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, 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

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


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

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

EBBW VALE CONCERT: Famous Ebbw Vale Male Voice Choir at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, tickets £8/£10 from TIC at Landmark, Tinker Tailor Party Shop (High St) or call 01271 866647

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

JUMBLE SALE: Abbotsham Village Hall, 2.30pm, for Abbotsham School

FERRET RACING: South West Truckers Ferret Race Evening, Yarnscombe Village Hall, first race 7.30pm, for Exmoor Search & Rescue, adults £2, schoolchildren free

SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, fresh local produce & more, 9.30am-12 noon

SPRING MARKET: For Christian Aid, Braunton Parish Hall, books, bedding plants, fair trade goods, cakes, bric-a-brac, clothing, raffle, tombola & lucky dip, coffee & biscuits, adm 20p

SPRING FAYRE: Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, Parish Church fayre with many stalls inc plants, cakes, cards, soft toys, books, raffle & refreshments, all welcome

BOOK SALE: West Buckland Village Hall, 10am-3pm, info 01598 760478

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Joe’s Band, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, info 01271 373095

CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Elaine, bring-and-share supper, 8pm-midnight, all welcome

MEGA BOOK SALE: Barnstaple Library, 10am-1pm, withdrawn library stock, bargain books, CDs/DVDs, prices from 40p to a couple of pounds, info 01271 388593

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


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 Prayer & Praise, all welcome

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

FAMILY TREASURE HUNT: Meet Fitness Factory, Fairview car park, Barnstaple, finish Reform Inn, walk approx 1-1.5 hours around Pilton area, £2 per person U12s free, teams up to five, for local charities, info 01271 371343

SPRING LUNCHEON: Clovelly Parish hall, 1pm, four courses, for All Saints Church Fabric Fund, info/tickets from 01237 431668/441287

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, entertainment, raffle, adm free

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

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Winsford Hill CP 10.30am (SS878 342), Higher Knaplock-Tarr Steps-Withypool Hill, 10 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727

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


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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Fremington Primary School, all welcome

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 574179

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

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

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


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

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 drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300

AGM: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Fund, Park Hotel, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

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

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, with Michelle French from Birmingham, all welcome

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

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

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


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

COFFEE MORNING: Lynton Town Hall, 10am-12 noon, for Barnstaple & District Cats Protection, all welcome

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

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337

SWIMBRIDGE CHURCH TALK: St James’ Church, Swimbridge, conservation architect Jonathan Rhind on the historic development of Swimbridge church, 7.30pm, Q&A, all welcome, info 01271 830267

BEAST OF EXMOOR: Appledore Library (The Quay), talk with Jonathan Downes, director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, 7.30pm, adm £1 from library in advance or at door

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

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

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Parkham Church 11am, Buckland Brewer & back plus optional loop, 4.5 or 8 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

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328

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