THURSDAY, JANUARY 22BINGO: 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. ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436. 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, 7.30-9pm 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 email@example.com for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990. QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT: The White Lion, Braunton, 8.30pm, free entry, win £20 food voucher for the on-site Indian Kitchen. 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 EUCHRE DRIVE: The Royal Hotel, Bude St, Appledore, 7.45pm, runs throughout the summer, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome. 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. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, patchwork, jewellery making, rag rugging & much more, 12.30-3.30pm, £3.50 per session inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650. JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Weekly at Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.15am to 12noon. Different talks each week, call Bob on 01237 479917 for more information. BEFRIENDERS: Weekly Activity Afternoon for the over 65s, now at Tyrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: 10am-12noon Lynton Town Hall; 2-4pm Tiverton Lowman Green. Drop in advice and help for those with sight or hearing loss. MERTON MEAL & FOODBANK: Collection and market at The Clinton Hall, weekly, 10am-2pm, produce, gifts & cards. ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421776.FRIDAY, JANUARY 23COUNTRY 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. 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 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559. YOUR EXMOOR: Lynmouth Pavilion, bring films of their Exmoor adventures & turn into a mini film as a memento, 10am-12noon. ALADDIN: Bright Stars panto, Northam Methodist Hall, riotous fun with popular local theatre group, 7pm (also Saturday), for the Grow@Jigsaw charity, booking advised on 01237 408226. OPEN MIC: The Coach & Horses, Appledore, fourth Friday every month, 8.30pm. ACOUSTIC CAFÉ: Boston Tea Party, Barnstaple, live music with Bethan Funning and James Tucker, proceeds to Open Doors charity to help persecuted people across the world, £3 donation at door, doors open 7.30pm.SATURDAY, JANUARY 24SMART 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 Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm. FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, childrens craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Under 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559. BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Jubilee Square, 9am-1pm, local produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, info 07970 932566. AFTERNOON TEA & CRAFTS: Pilton Church Hall, refreshments, homemade cakes & craft stalls, 12.30-3.30pm, to help Emily Lloyds volunteering visit to South Africa. BURNS NIGHT: Haggis, tatties 7 neaps plus whiskey and all the Scottish trimmings, St Peters Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, adm by tickets only, £10 from 01271 866647 or Tinker tailor Party Shop, Ilfracombe High Street. ALADDIN: Bright Stars panto, Northam Methodist Hall, riotous fun with popular local theatre group, 7pm plus 2.30pm matinee, for the Grow@Jigsaw charity, booking advised on 01237 408226. Also plays on Jan 30/31. JUMBLE SALE: For Northam Twinning Association, at Northam Hall, 2pm. BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, eyes down 7.30pm. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Concert with Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Pack O Cards, 8pm. QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, fun evening with supper from Squires, plus bar & raffle, £7 inc food, all welcome. EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Intensive Care.SUNDAY, JANUARY 25OKINAWAN 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 QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Laceys Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist St Annes, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Sung Eucharist, St Brannocks, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion. TEA DANCE: Hosted by Bishops Nympton Dance Club, the Parish Hall, 2-5pm, ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing with professional tuition, £4 inc light refreshments, all welcome. KIDS CLUB: High Bickington Community Centre, 10am-12noon, £2 per child.MONDAY, JANUARY 26FUN 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. TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527. BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details. US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in. MODERN JIVE: Dance classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30-11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Now Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. LIMERS LANE WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01769 574179. ENCOUNTER LADIES MEETING: The Rock Café, Grenville Street, Bideford, 7-9pm, speaker Shirley Patterson, £4.50 entry inc dessert & coffee. ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am. COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm. WOODLANDS WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM square 10.30am, 30 min walk, all welcome, info 01769 572506.TUESDAY, JANUARY 27HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2.30pm, all welcome. 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. 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. 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. 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 email@example.com for more information. VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more. BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl car park for car share to Hunters Inn, Ladys Mile walk, info 01271 862342. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Shaun Michael, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info. SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second and fourth Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593. SING OUT!: Community choir, meets weekly Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, 6.45-8.15pm, term time only, new members always welcome. More info, email firstname.lastname@example.org EVENING OF LIGHT MUSIC: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm, adm 50p for members and visitors, inc refreshments. NORTHAM WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet 10.30am St Margarets Church, all welcome, info 01237 421528. BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome. SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second and fourth Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593. ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome. 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. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798. 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. BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICE: Said Eucharist 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. MODERN JIVE: Dance classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required. WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or email@example.com BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: 10-11.30am Chittlehampton Village Hall; 1-2.30pm Tesco East-the-Water; 3-4pm Landkey car park (behind Castle Inn). Drop in advice and help for those with sight or hearing loss. MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137.