North Devon events from 28/09/17 to 04/10/17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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, £5, 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: Winter programme, weekly 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit, Lynton Town Hall 10am-noon; Tiverton Lowman Green park 2-4pm.

CONCERT: Miss Courtney Rose & Amy Newton, Appledore Book Festival gig, Appledore Community Hall, 8pm, tickets 01237 424949.

SOUL INTENTION: Live benefit gig for WHO's Park Campaign, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! doors 7.30pm, BYOD, info 01237 478937.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

ROCKING BLUES: With Andrew Riverstone, live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 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.

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

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY: Live music at the Palladium Club, Bideford.

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.

BARNSTAPLE ROCK 'N' ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.

LIVE COUNTRY: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC with Calibre, 8.15pm, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

WORLDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING: Annual fundraiser for Macmillan, events right around North Devon - visit www.northdevongazette.co.uk for details.

FREMINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL: Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan, 9-11am, homemade cakes and raffle, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Wyevale Garden Centre, Ashford, cake stall, books, tombola, crafts, Orchadia Hats, for Macmillan, 9.30am-noon.

PILTON CINEMA: Lion, playing at the Church Hall, 7.45pm, entry £4 or 'couples' £6.

DYLAN THOMAS AT 100: Studio Theatre tribute to the work of the poet and playwright, Lee Memorial Hall, Ilfracombe, 7.30pm, tickets from 01271 882193 or 01769 540823.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

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.

CHIGGYPIG: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.

CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 930pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

CONCERT: Appledore Band and Shanty Singers, St Mary's Church, Appledore, 8pm, tickets 01237 424949.

PRE-LOVED SALE: Wide range of new and pre-loved goods, for Barnstaple Cats Protection, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 11am-1pm, info 01271 860787.

WINE TASTING EVENING: St Margaret's School, Northam, 7.30pm, a fun evening with John Crossman or the Torridge Valley Wine Circle, fundraising for Changing Places toilets, booking essential from 01271 861321 or 01237 474235.

CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-noon.

BRAUNTON AUTUMN MARKET: The Parish Hall, 10am-noon, for Christian Aid, stalls, cakes, tombola, plants, coffee & biscuits.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

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 Evensong. St Swithun's Littleham, 11am Four Parish service. St George's, Monkleigh, 4pm Harvest Festival.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock's Church; 11am Morning Prayer, St Anne's, Saunton.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, weekly from 8am until September, sellers 7.30am.

RAMBLERS WALK: Fairview CP, 10am, Pilton-Tutshill Wood-Shirwell-Collard Bridge-Yeo Valley, 10 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

TRACTOR RUN: Meet Pilton Causeway sheepskin car park, Barnstaple, 10am departure, entry & info 01271 850903 or 07974 026060.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 10.30am, service taken by Reverend Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

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.

MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.

PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

BRIDGE TASTER: Have a go, learn bridge, beginners classes and free taster, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 11am-1pm, all welcome, info 01271 343394.

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.

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, free in September, info 07929 531124.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, live music with Mac Bailey, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, all welcome, info 01271 378273.

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. MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, all welcome.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

RAMBLERS WALK: St John's Garden Centre, 8.30am, Paths and cycle tracks round town, 3 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

NORTHAM CHORAL SOICETY: Meet weekly 7.30pm, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, all welcome, info 01237 478406.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering at The Blacksmiths Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern, Broad Street, 2-4pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

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.

BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

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.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above,

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.

BEGINNERS BALLROOM DANCE: Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30am, info 01769 550899.

CONCERT: Bideford Music Club, with Joo Yeon Sir (violin) and Irina Andrievsky (piano), Bideford Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm.

TRY MORRIS DANCING: Have a go with Bideford Phoenix Morris, free taster at Bideford Baptist Church Hall, Mill Street, all welcome, visit www.bidefordphoenix.co.uk or email info@bidefordphoenix.co.uk

CRISTIAN TALK: Dick Chamings on the Minor Prophets, Umberleigh Christian Fellowship, the Village Hall, 7.30pm, tea & biscuits, car parking, info 01271 830662, all welcome.