Events from 18/08/16 to 24/08/16
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
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.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 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.
SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! Green, in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, High Bickington Community Centre 10-11am; Chulmleigh New Street 11.30am-1pm; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm.
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.
LIL DEBS: Guitar and vocals, The Rising Sun, Umberleigh, 7.30pm, barbecue from 6.30.
SUPPORT GROUP: The Ilfracombe Centre, 10.30am.
NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Bowling, Barnstaple, 7pm, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, with talk Citizen’s Advice, 7-9pm, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, all welcome, info 01237 474725.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
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.
OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
THE UNDERGROUND: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, free admission.
SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.
ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.
SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.
NHS CUTS: Meeting with speaker Deborah Harrington, National Health Action Party, The Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, 6pm.
LIVE JAZZ: With Gypfunk, outside at The Courtyard, Barnstaple, 6.30-7.30pm, all welcome.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Holy Communion.
BINGO EVENING: Yarnscombe Village Hall, with South West Truckers, eyes down 7.45pm, all welcome.
DJ NIGHT: We love the 90s, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
RAGAMUFFINS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until September, Barnstaple Museum.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, 9am-2pm.
NHS CUTS: Meeting with speaker Deborah Harrington, National Health Action Party, Torrington Bowling Club, 11am.
CONCERT: Golden Coast Big Band, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm.
COFFEE MORNING: Show your support for Braunton ladies British Legion, the Parish Hall 10am-12noon, this could be the last one, so please come along. With stalls, cards, books, bric-a-brac, knitting and more.
CHARITY DANCE: Hawkridge Village Hall, 8pm-midnight, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share supper, proceeds to hall.
NORTH DEVON FRIENDS: Lundy day trip, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh playing field, 2pm, for Devon Air Ambulance, info 01769 580241.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Library Friends Group, at the library, 10am-12noon, including book sale, all welcome.
DJ NIGHT: We love the 80s, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
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 Brannocks Church; 11am Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.
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.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Anstey Gate10am, Parsonage Farm-Exe Valley Way, 13.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
CRAFT FAIR: Cross Street, Combe Martin, 11am-3pm, sellers 9.30am, wide range of produce and stalls, info 01271 879705.
CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, 10am-4pm, sellers 8.30am, info 01271 879705.
SANKEY EVENING: With Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, Buckland Brewer Methodist Church, 7pm, all welcome.
CHARITY DANCE: With Bett & Audrey, Umberleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share, adm £3.50.
AN EVENING WITH…: Paul Adams at the Palladium Club, Bideford.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22
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.
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
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.
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.
FREE FACE PAINTING: Atlantic Village mall, every Monday 11am-2pm.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 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.
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.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
OCEAN VIEW: Country Music Club, at Alverdiscott Village Hall for summer, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHURCH OPEN DAY: St Paul’s, Landkey, 2-4pm, discover the history of the church with your guide Michael Gee BEM, refreshments, adm free.
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.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Social Club, with Chris Powell, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
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.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 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.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
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.
JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.
FREE TENNIS: Atlantic Village, with Atlantic Racquet Centre, 11am-3pm.
MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Morris at Swimbridge Jack Russell Inn, 7.30pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet: Bradworthy Square, 10.30am, Lanes and footpaths 6.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
SHARE YOUR STORIES: Of Bideford’s Eastern Wharves, at the Royal Hotel, 5-7.30pm, bring old documents and photos, meet project volunteers and find out more. Guided wharves walk – 5-6pm, free but book on http://bbcdevon.eventbrite.com, meet hotel reception.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, North Molton square 10-11.30am; Bratton Fleming 12noon-1pm; Combe Martin Health Centre 2-4pm.