Events large and small from 27/02/14 to 05/03/14.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

POTS, FISH & SHIPS: Exhibition of contemporary works with a nautical theme, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, runs until march 24, more info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk or 01237 471455.

NEW YEAR NEW WORK: North Devon Arts exhibition, now open at Broomhill Art Hotel, wide variety of media from more than 40 artists, open daily 11am-4pm, adm free, runs until February 28, new exhibition March 3. Please call venue on 01271 850262 if making special visit.

MONTHLY LUNCH: Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends lunch, The Park Hotel, Barnstaple, 12 for 12.30pm, all members, spouses and friends welcome.

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, info Eric 01237 478123.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-2pm outside Lynton Town Hall.

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, 7-9pm 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, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet weekly at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

CARVERY, AUCTION & RAFFLE: The Old Station House, Blackmoor Gate, for the Chemotherapy Appeal, 7pm, tickets £10 to include star prize draw, bookings on 01271 850300 or the venue on 01598 763520.

COUNTRY MUSIC COLLECTION: Live music for the next three nights from calibre, Capricorn and Black Steel, Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, 8pm, more info 01805 601495. Also Sat/Sun.

IF WAR SHOULD COME: Authentic archive films from the start of WW”, hosted by Bideford Film Society at the Edgehill Theatre, Kingsley School, Bideford, 7 for 7.30pm, tickets at door, info www.bidefordfilmsociety.org.uk

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.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7 for 7.30pm, all welcome.

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.

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.

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 12noon-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

LUNDY ART GROUP: Monthly at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423884.

ABOUT TIME: Pilton Cinema film, Pilton Church Hall, 7.45pm, £4 or ‘couples’ £6, all welcome, info www.piltoncinema.org

QUIZ NIGHT: Landmark Pavilion, Ilfracombe, for Studio Theatre – the theme is love films! Doors 7pm, start 7.30, tickets on the night or from nana Sue’s and The Deli (High Street), or call 01271 882993.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

COUNTRY MUSIC COLLECTION: Live music for the next three nights from calibre, Capricorn and Black Steel, Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, 8pm, more info 01805 601495. Also Sun.

MAYOR’S MASKED BALL: Barnstaple Hotel, hosted by the Mayor, Cllr Lesley Brown, 7 for 7.30pm, dancing to Soul Agency, silent auction on the night, tickets £35 inc three course meal, for RMB Chivenor Memorial Garden & Victoria Ward (coronary care) at NDDH, tickets from 01271 373311.

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

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 Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.

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

HOT DOGS & HOE DOWN: Lavington Church Hall, Bideford (Willet Street entrance), 4.30pm, tickets in advance from 07870 675231.

COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11am, for the Royal National Institute for the Blind, all welcome, any cakes, produce or draw prize donations greatly appreciated.

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS: Littleham Film Club, the Village Hall, 7.30pm, refreshments, all welcome, info 01237 473707.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Under cover at St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road, 10am-12.30pm, fresh produce and crafts, more info 01271 864621.

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

EXHIBITION: Paintings and drawings of rare plants from the Avon Gorge, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, runs until April 23, more info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor‎ or call 01805 624067.

NEARLY NEW 4 KIDS: Sale & café, Roundswell Community hall, Barnstaple, 10.30am-12.30pm, plus homemade cakes! Info email NN4KidsNDevon@gmail.com

FAMILY ART GROUP: New fortnightly group for children and families, Lynmouth Pavilion, 10am-12.30pm, run by local artist & volunteers, first of four trial sessions, please book a space on 01598 752509.

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody 01271 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168. 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, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

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

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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

COUNTRY MUSIC COLLECTION: Live music for the next three nights from calibre, Capricorn and Black Steel, Durrant House Hotel, Bideford, 8pm, more info 01805 601495.

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

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

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, Parish Eucharist 9.45am, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms.

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.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Afternoon dance at Northam Hall, 2.30-5.30pm, bring-and-share cakes, raffle, adm £3, all proceeds to the Brain Tumour Charity, more info 01237 423554.

TABLE TOP SALE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 2-4pm, for the Sue Ryder charity, more info 01271 342529.

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Castle Street Rooms, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm £1.50 inc refreshments, all welcome.

CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco café, Rose Lane, doors 6.30pm, cash prizes & raffle, entry 50p inc tea & coffee, eyes down 7.30, for Diabetes UK.

MONDAY, MARCH 3

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.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.

HEADLANDS ART GROUP: Every week at Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 1.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 478223.

BREAKFAST WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet the square 8.30am for Limers Lane walk then breakfast at South Molton Café, two miles, all welcome, info 01769 574827.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: New weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2.30pm, all welcome.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Youth Centre, The Pill, Bideford, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info call Carole 01237 423242.

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

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

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Sydney House car park, 10.30am, more info 01237 421528.

CLOVELLY LENTSHERD: Or ‘Tin Night’. Join the local youngsters as they drag tin cans and other noisy objects down the main street to drive off the evil spirits! From 4.30pm, free entry to village after 4.30. More info www.clovelly.co.uk.

OCEANVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15-11pm, live music with Boxcar Kelly & Railroaders, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern pop-in centre, Broad Street, first Tues every month 2pm, all welcome.

AUTHOR VISIT: Barnstaple Library celebrates World Book Day with historical crime writer Ruth Downie, discussing her latest book Semper Fidelis from 7pm. Tickets £3 (inc refreshments) from the library on 01271 388724.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

WESTWARD HO! RESIDENTS’ ASSN: Kingsley Hall, speakers County Cllr Andrew Eastman & Mark Evans secretary RND Golf Club, 7pm, all welcome.

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

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.

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.

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

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, Said Eucharist 10am.

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.

INSTOW WALK: Two mile walk, meet fortnightly by kiosk Sandhills car park 11am, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

COFFEE MORNING: With charity collections, every Wednesday, the Fox & Hounds, Fremington, 9am-12noon.