THURSDAY, AUGUST 13BINGO: 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. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 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. BEFRIENDERS: Weekly Activity Afternoon for the over 65s, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. MAKIN WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & golden oldie session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! green or in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm. CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats at The Manor, Croyde, 7.30pm, weather permitting. EXHIBITION: North Devon Arts Summer Show, now running at Broomhill, Muddiford, more info www.northdevonarts.co.uk SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice for those with sight\/hearing loss. Ashford garden centre 9.45-10.45am; Woolacombe Village Hall 11.30am-1pm; Ilfracombe Tesco 2-4pm. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Spires Cross Winsford Hill, 11am, Knaplock-Tarr Steps-Varle Hill., 6 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. OUTDOOR THEATRE WORKSHOP: For young people, a Tales of the Riverbank event 2-5.30pm, more info\/booking from www.bbcdevon.org ART COFFEE MORNING: With Flying Fish Artists, Rock Park Lodge, Barnstaple, 10.30am-1pm, charity which uses art as therapy, with all welcome to go along and find out more, plus bric-a-brac table, more info Toni on 07817 431067. RAFT RACE: Combe Martin Carnival raft racing on the beach, junior racing from 6.30pm, registration 5.15 onwards, more info www.combemartincarnival.co.uk MUSIC & DUCKS: Heasley Mill Band Night & Duck Race, with South Molton Town Band, dog show, duck racing, stalls, refreshments & barbecue, family fun from 7pm.FRIDAY, AUGUST 14COUNTRY 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. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. 9 YARDS: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe. JOHN PULSER: Sings folk, bluegrass & more at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CRABBING: Appledore Quay, register 5.30pm, start 6pm. CHARITY CASINO NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 7pm, free entry, live music, for the RainBo Music Trust, info 01237 474863. BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, for Cancer Research UK, grand raffle, eyes down 7.45pm. WHEELBARROW RACING: Combe Martin Carnival, barrows & fancy dress assemble Holdstone Way 6.45pm, moves off 8pm, more info www.combemartincarnival.co.uk. GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £10 from Tea by the Taw, call 01271 370032.SATURDAY, AUGUST 15SMART 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 email@example.com MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. 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. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bank End CP, 10am, SWCP to Appledore-Westward Ho!-Northam Burrows-Abbotsham cliffs, 12 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451527 or 472883. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, first & third Saturday, 9am-2pm. JAZZ CONCERT: Alan Lewis All Stars, Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 7pm, retiring collection, tea & biscuits after. ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, opens today with free 2pm talk by society chairman Trevor Price. TEA AT TAPELEY: Appledore RNLI event, Tapeley Park, Instow, entry inc cream tea, gardens & entertainment, stalls, indoor cover if wet, 2-5pm, info 01271 346560 or 01237 470778. FALLING APART: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm. MOTOR SHOW: Combe Martin Carnival, Pack O Cards pub, 10am-3pm. CHARITY DANCE: Knowstone Church Dance with Ben, 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share, all welcome. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, all welcome. CARNIVAL CRAFT WORKSHOP: Free event at The Happy Café, westward Ho!, 1-5pm, all welcome. FLOWER SHOW: Alwington Annual Horticultural Show, Alwington Village Hall, Fairy Cross, 2.30-4.30pm, grand draw, cream teas & refreshments.SUNDAY, AUGUST 16OKINAWAN 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. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize. THE WATER WAY: A Story Walk performance with The Monday Collective, 3-6pm, a Tales of the Riverbank event, more info\/booking from www.bbcdevon.org APPLEDORE CARNIVAL: Assemble Staddon Road 3pm, moves off at 4, followed by Carnival Party at Appledore Social Club. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannocks; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 11am Eucharist, St Annes, Saunton. 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. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons. Old Bowling Green, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am. Runs until end September. QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm. VJ DAY 70 YEARS DANCE: With the Golden Coast Big Band, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, adm £3. CAIRN CONSERVATION CARERS: Meet walks notice board, Cairn Road, Ilfracombe, to clear and repair paths and steps, 10am, all welcome, tools provided. ROLLE CANAL WALK: 2.30pm start, Rosemoor woodland car park, Torrington, visit headwaters of the canal from weir to lime kilns, two miles, adm £2, sorry no dogs. FURZEBRAY CARP LAKES: Walk with Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, 11am, all welcome, more info Brian on 01271 343607. CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, sellers from 9am, buyers 10am-4pm, more info 01271 879705. IOLANTHE: Outdoor Gilbert & Sullivan show with Illyria Theatre, the Old Glebe, Eggesford, garden open from 3pm, tickets from 01805 624624. HORTICULTURAL SHOW: Annual Show with Appledore Horticultural Society, Appledore Hall 1.30-4.30pm, adm 50p, all welcome. PADDINGTON: Film Night, Littleham Village Hall, £4 refreshments included, 6pm, part of Littleham Arts and Music Festival. For film details call 01237 471928 or 473707, or visit www.littleham-landcross.org.ukMONDAY, AUGUST 17FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. 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. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am. WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, 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 Bandroom, 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. CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay, training band 7pm, senior band 7.45, in St Marys Church if wet. TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490. ROCKPOOL RAMBLE: Part of Appledore Summer Fish School, 12noon & 2pm. Visit Facebook page for info or call 07918 779060. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for local charities. DIABETES SUPPORT: North Devon group, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk by practice nurse: The 15 healthcare essentials, all welcome, adm free.TUESDAY, AUGUST 18HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653. ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 10am war memorial for Score Valley and reservoir walk, all welcome, info 01271 862342. HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome. CHURCH TOURS: Landkey St Pauls Church open every Tues in August, short guided tours 2-4pm, see the restored Acland Chapel, refreshments. 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. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with Pam Bailey & Johnny Neal, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (WELS): Friends group, meets Asda Community room, Bideford, 7-9pm, third Tues each month. More info 01237 424223. SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236. REFLECTIONS: St Marys Church, Bideford, fellowship for the bereaved, 3pm. CREAM TEA: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4.30pm, bring-and-buy plus raffle, adm £2.95, all welcome, for Soroptimists International. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free. CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, with Ryan Edwards, 7.30pm, all welcome.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19CASH 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, 1.45-3.45pm, 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: Sung Eucharist, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137. BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118. BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780. MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058. EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Ilfracombe seafront\/Prince of Wales from 7.30pm. TALK: Nestletripes & Frenchnits, the countryside in old Devon dialect with Philip Marlow, Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, info 01271 817349. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Holdstone Hill CP to E, 10.30am, Holdstone Hill- Trentishoe Down, 3.5 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. BOAT STORIES: Film & talk evening, Appledore Library 7-9pm. CARNIVAL CRAFT WORKSHOP: Free event at The Happy Café, westward Ho!, 10am-2pm, all welcome.