THURSDAY, AUGUST 17POP-UP CHARITY SHOP: Throughout August at Belgrave Promenade, Ilfracombe, hosted by Ilfracombe Rotary, 10am-4pm, closed Sundays, donations of good, clean clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, books & household items welcome, no electrical items, info 01271 867154. BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome. LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, 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. 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, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme, 6pm, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details. BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm. SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm. ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St Johns Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436. COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630. VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info. SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am-noon, all welcome. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Chulmleigh New Street car park 10am-noon; South Molton lorry park Pill 2-4pm. BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725. CRAFT FAIR: Hartland Village Hall until Monday (August 21), with Hartland Arts & Crafts Society, all locally made plus refreshments. SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.FRIDAY, AUGUST 18THE JUKES: Live music at the Joiners Arms, 9.30pm. QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm. BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm. LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm. TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in. SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 10.30am Four Parish Said Communion. REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12pm, info 01237 459337. COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630. BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District branch Parkinsons UK, info firstname.lastname@example.org BINGO EVENING: Hosted by South West Truckers, Yarnscombe Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm.SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TEDDY BEARS PICNIC: Trinity Rooms, Ilfracombe (by war memorial), 2-4pm, outside if dry, inside if wet, bring your teddy and a blanket to site on, £2 per child inc party food, prize for best-dressed teddy, children must be accompanied by an adult (who goes free). RESCUE REMEDY: Live music at the Joiners Arms 9.30pm. BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm. 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. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, £1 public parking, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info. COFFEE MORNING: St James Church, Swimbridge, 10am-noon, numerous stalls, refreshments, draw, all welcome. COFFEE MORNING\/BOOK SALE: Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-noon. CHUNKYS BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, doors 5.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm, for the refugee clothing charity. ALWINGOTN HORTICULTURAL SHOW: 30th anniversary of annual show, Fairy Cross, Bideford, 2.30-4.30pm, entry £1, children free, prize giving 4pm, info\/schedules 01237 451554\/451760. HISTORY: All welcome to Devon Family History Society, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 2pm, info 01237 451305, find out more about tracing your ancestors. FAMILY CRAFTS: South Molton Library, Animal Agents theme, part of Summer Reading Challenge, 10.30am-noon, free drop in, under eights must be accompanied. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, all welcome. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. SUNDAY, AUGUST 20BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993. BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am. CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489. OPEN MIC\/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm. BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion. St Swithuns, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; 11am Eucharist St Annes Saunton. CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, weekly from 8am until September, sellers 7.30am. AN EVENING WITH: Tamsin Ball, live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford. RAKES ADRIFT: The Old Mill, Ossaborough, near Woolacombe, 8-10pm. CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), doors 6.30pm, entry 50p plus door prize, eyes down 7.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe Rugby Club, hosted by Ilfracombe Rotary, 11am-3pm, sellers 10am, onsite parking £1, dogs with clean owners welcome, info 01271 867154. CONCERT: Sankey evening with Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, Buckland Brewer Methodist Church, 7pm at the new hall, refreshments, all welcome. RAMBLERS WALK: Velator Quay CP, 10am, Velator Quay-Crow Point-Saunton Court-Upcott-Braunton., 12 miles, info 01271 376274\/07720 203737.MONDAY, AUGUST 21APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. WAR GAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, and multiple systems supported inc War Hammer, X-Wing & Infinity. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter, 7pm. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541. BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk\/bcc APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490. LETS DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292. ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650. OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm. BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome. COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630. 500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea\/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656. APPLEDORE BAND: Summer concerts on Appledore Quay (opp Seagate Hotel) Training Band at 7pm, Senior Band 7.45pm. In St Marys Church if wet. MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen. BIG TABLE TOP SALE: Running until Saturday, August 26, Pip & Jims Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, open daily 9am-5pm, with antiques, collectables, records, jewellery, crafts & more, refreshments, dogs welcome. SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon Diabetes meeting & talk, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with first aid trainer, all welcome.TUESDAY, AUGUST 22FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm. 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. 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. BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653. HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome. FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm. BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507. BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests. SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St Johns Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm. CHUNKYS BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for refugee clothing charity. MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474. BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all welcome. COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, weekly, 9.30am-noon, for church funds. LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, £10, info 07929 531124. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music with Bearfoot & Crazy, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, all welcome, info 01271 378273. INSTOW WALK: Sandhill car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780. BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm 32, all welcome.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome. THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780. ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559. BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm. BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899. BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118. LETS DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798\/420820. TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972. COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630. SUMMER TALK: Braunton Countryside Centre, More wildlife adventures from a kayak, with Rupert Kirkwood, 7.45pm, adm 33, info 01271 817349. RAMBLERS WALK: Bple Railway Stn CP, 10.30am, Walk to St Peters Church.River bank return, 5.5 miles, info 01271 376274\/07720 203737. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, North Molton Square 10am-noon; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm.