North Devon events from 3/09/15 to 9/09/15

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

BINGO: 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 gary.tovey@gmail.com 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 07825 440408.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats at Ilfracombe seafront, 7.30pm, weather permitting.

EXHIBITION: North Devon Arts Summer Show, now running at Broomhill, Muddiford, more info www.northdevonarts.co.uk

ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford.

TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15.

WESTWARD HO! WI: The Old Schoolroom, Westward Ho! 2pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss. Yelland Allenstyle Way 10-11am; Fremington Parish Hall 11.30am-1pm; Bideford Pill 2-4pm.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

COUNTRY 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.

BASIL’S BALLS UP BAND: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe.

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.

APPLEDORE WI: Blue Lights Hall, 2.30pm, info 01237 476201.

GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets from Tea by the Taw.

SEA ILFRACOMBE MARITIME FESTIVAL: Runs until Sunday, centred around the Ropery Road/Broad Street car park, with sound stage, food plus many harbour based events including kayaking/sailing, vintage lifeboat trips, a Sea Symposium, fishing from the pier, gig-boat taster sessions and demonstrations from the Ilfracombe Sea Cadets to name but a few. Visit www.visitilfracombe.co.uk for the full line up.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

SMART 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 amy@streetzdancecrew.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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

BASIL’S BALLS UP BAND: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

ARABIAN VETERANS’ CLUB: New name for North Devon branch of Aden Veterans’ Assn, open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info 01271 321411.

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, first & third Saturday, 9am-2pm.

BUCKS CROSS GARDENING SHOW: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 2.30pm, refreshments.

CARNIVAL CRAFTS: Workshop at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 1-5pm, weekly until Sept 19.

BIDEFORD REGATTA: 9am start, racing every five mins up to 1pm. Come and support your local clubs.

ENCORE! CONCERT: Theatrical singing group performing songs from your favourite musicals, Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho! 7pm, refreshments, retiring collection.

CAR BOOT SALE: The playing field, Chulmleigh, 2pm, sellers from 12noon, cars £5, vans £6, for Wembworthy Church, info 01769 580241.

OPEN WEEKEND: Tarka Valley Railway, Torrington station (Puffing Billy), model railways, some with live steam, good selection of new and used items, books, magazines, bric-a-brac plus games & competitions, 10am-5pm, also Sunday.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road, 10am-12.30pm, fresh and organic produce & crafts, refreshments, free parking, new producers very welcome, info 01271 864621.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

OKINAWAN 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, Lacey’s 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 Mary’s Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong.

GRAND TABLE TOP SALE: Devonia, 3 The Quay, Appledore, 10.30am, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannock’s, Braunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 11am Morning Prayer, St Anne’s, 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.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, Bideford.

CREAM TEAS: Weare Giffard Village Hall, every Sunday in August and September, 2.30-5.30pm, proceeds to hall.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Goat Hill 2nd CP, 10.30am, Moles Chamber-Shoulsbury Castle-Squallacombe-Horcombe- Acklands, 8 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, sellers 9am, buyers 10am-4pm, info 01271 879705.

PINK FLOYD NIGHT: With James Hollingsworth, the Palladium Club, Bideford, 8.30pm, Pink Floyd plus originals, info/tickets 01237 478860.

LOBSTER & CRAB FEAST: Clovelly, live folk music, quay kitchens, beer tasting, arts & crafts stalls, cookery demos, street theatre, children’s entertainment & more. Info at www.clovelly.co.uk

CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco coffee shop, Rose Lane, Whiddon Valley, for Diabetes UK & British Heart Foundation, doors 6.30pm, entry 50p, tea or coffee at half time, eyes down 7.30pm, raffle.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

FUN 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.

LET’S 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.

TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

HAPPY 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 gary.tovey@gmail.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.

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.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.31am for bus to Barnstaple, for Codden Hill walk, all welcome, info 01271 862342.

HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.

U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484.

DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly.

TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm.

SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.

TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.

BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Bonnie Diamond, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

ILLUSTRATED TALK: Devon Birds, ‘There’s more to Vietnam than battlefield tourism’ with Gill & Philip Marlow, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 452167.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

CASH 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.

TALK: ‘Bats of North Devon’ with Samantha Pickering, Braunton Countryside Centre, 7.45pm, adm £3, info 01271 817349.

CARNIVAL CRAFTS: Workshop at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, weekly until Sept 19.

TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm.

NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on 01271 850262.

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free lively talk on driving & road safety, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 7pm, info 07891 424912.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Brendon Two Gates, 10.30am, Hoar Oak-Exehead, four miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 2pm.

RASC/RCT ASSOCIATION: Meeting at Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 7.30pm, new members & ex-Logistics Corps members welcome.

TALK: The role of the river during the English Civil War, a Tales of the Riverbank event, 7-9pm. Booking/info from www.bbcdevon.org

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight/hearing loss. Bradworthy Square 10-11.30am; Woolsery Community Hall 12noon-1.30pm; Northam Community Centre, Fore Street, 2.30-4pm.

CONCERT: Bideford Town Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

AGM: Combe Martin Gardening Club, Parish Church Hall 7pm.