Events large and small from 26/04/12—02/05/12


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

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

CASH BINGO: Golden Lion, Northam, for NDDH Intensive Care and Appledore RNLI, books on sale form 6.30pm, eyes down 7.15

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 01271 859334

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

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

LUNCH: Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends Lunch & Annual general Meeting, Park Hotel, Barnstaple. Lunch 12 noon for 12.30pm, AGM 2pm, all members & spouses welcome

COFFEE MORNING: And table top sale, Royal North Devon Yacht Club, Instow, 10am-12 noon, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac, raffle, for ND Hospice, all welcome

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827

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

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: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

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

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, doors 6pm, for the Royal Air Forces Association, all welcome

FASHION SHOW: Isaac Hall, Braunton School, for Cancer Research UK Relay for Life, with fashions from Bhs, Wallis & Dorothy Perkins, tickets from Wensley’s Newsagents or at door

MAMMA MIA!: Pilton Cinema screening of musical hit (cert PG), at Pilton Street, Barnstaple, 7.45pm, free refreshments & post film discussion, info or 01271 378168

PLAY & STAY: Atlantis Adventure Park Atlantic Village, Bideford, an evening of fun organised by Snapdragons Pre-school (Northam), 6-8pm, £3 per child, adults & under ones free, raffles, teddy tombola, face painting, tickets at door

SPRING CONCERT: Two Rivers Winds Ensemble, Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford 7.30pm, variety of music, tickets & info 01271 860061, all welcome

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

CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North St, 7.30pm, non members welcome, adm £4, info 01769 574677

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Barum Brewery walk, meet SM Square 10am or Barnstaple Tesco lay-by (Eastern Ave) 10.30am, bus, info 01769 572506

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

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm

REUNION: Bideford School reunion, for those who are 50 years-old in this school year and attended Bideford College/Grammar/Geneva schools, Robins Nest, Bideford, 7pm, music with Fairplay, tickets from 07727 221282 or 07975 886360

JUMBLE SALE: Instow Parish Hall, 2pm, plus cakes & refreshments, adm 20p, for St John’s Church funds

JUMBLE SALE: Fremington Parish Hall, doors 2pm, tea & coffee, raffle, proceeds for hall funds

MEETING: Devonshire & Dorset Regimental Assn, Torridge branch meeting, Bideford Liberal Club, High Street, 1pm, numbers needed for Sunday 29 Rifles Freedom parade in Barnstaple, all welcome

FREE CHECKS: Blood pressure and vision, Braunton Parish Hall, in committee room, from 9.30am, Rotary Club of Braunton Caen event in assn with Stroke Assn & RNiB

MODEL RAILWAY: Table top and craft stalls, Buckland Brewer Village Hall, 11am-3pm, tables £7 from 01237 451630

FARMERS MARKET: Braunton Parish Hall main room, 9.30am, produce, refreshments

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

BRITISH NATURALISTS: Venford Reservoir & Dart Valley reserve, meet Torrington Common 8am, info Brian Sims 01271343607

SPRING BAZAAR & PLANT SALE: Vivian Moon centre, Braunton, 9am-1pm, for Barnstaple & District cats Protection + other animal charities, refreshments, info 01271 812121

WEST BUCKLAND VILLAGE MARKET: Village Hall, 10am-2pm, tables £5, info/booking 01598 760437

ILFRACOMBE TORCH: Monthly club for elderly blind & partially sighted, Whiddon Valley evangelical church, refreshments &transport provided, details & pick up points from 01271 879611

BARN DANCE/CEILIDH: Tawstock Village Hall, with Bursledon Village Band, bring-and-share supper, 8pm, all welcome, info 01237 476632

CLAIRVOYANT EVENING: West Down Parish Hall, Ilfracombe, with Margaret M Nash, clairvoyant & spiritual healer, 7.30 for 8pm start, raffle, bar & light refreshments, proceeds to hall extension, tickets from West Down Stores or 01271 866396

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

TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

ENCOUNTER MEETING: Wings hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 9.45am-12 noon

QUIZ NIGHT: Golden Lion, Northam, teams up to four, 8.30pm

RAMBLERS WALK: Lower Tamar Lake CP 10.30am (SS294 108), linear or circular walk, (optional car shuttle back,) 8/13 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727


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; 11.30am Annual Parochial Church Meeting; United service for Christian Aid, Lavington Church, Bideford, all welcome

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

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

HEALING MEETING: Special event, the Bethel, East-the-Water, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 472308

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

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedars Inn, Bickington, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, collection for RNLI


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, 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 573258

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

OPEN DAY: Berry House, Newport, Barnstaple. The home offers respite acre for those with learning disabilities aged 18-65. All welcome to find out more about the facility, the Forget-Me-Not charity which runs it and how they can help. 10am-6pm. Call 01271 323879 for info.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883

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

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

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618

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

GIVE BLOOD: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, call 0300 123 23 23 to book appointment

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

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