Events in and around North Devon from 17/08 to 22/08/17

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

POP-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 John's 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 18

THE 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 Parkinson's UK, info keith.woolgar@btinternet.com

BINGO EVENING: Hosted by South West Truckers, Yarnscombe Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

TEDDY 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.

CHUNKY'S 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 20

BIDEFORD 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 Mary's Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize. Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion. St Swithun's, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock's Church; 11am Eucharist St Anne's 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 21

APPLEDORE 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.

LET'S 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 Mary's 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 22

FUN & 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 John's Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.

CHUNKY'S 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 23

CASH 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.

LET'S 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 Peter's 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.