North Devon events from 22/05/14 to 28/05/14.

THURSDAY, MAY 22

HARRY BIRD & THE RUBBER WELLIES: Talented travelling folksters bring acoustic intimate folk cabaret to Woolacombe Village Hall, 7.30 for 8pm, tickets & info from 01271 870510 or 870485.

BREATHE EASY NORTH DEVON: AGM & Social Evening, Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, all welcome, more info 01237 474725.

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.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-2pm outside Lynton Town Hall.

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. Please note: Now meeting Mondays too.

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, 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: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome.

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.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks every Thursday, see programme at www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk

HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm.

MERTON MEAL & MARKET: The Clinton Hall, Merton (A368 between Torrington/Okehampton), every Thursday, 9am-3pm, stalls £4, contact mertonmarket@btinternet.com

ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple Bus Station Stand F No. 71 11am, Newton Tracey to Instow, seven miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Now Thursdays, Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30 for 8pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

FRIDAY, MAY 23

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 12noon-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

YOUR EXMOOR: At Lynmouth Pavilion, people invited to bring films of their Exmoor adventures & turn into a mini film as a memento, 10am-12noon.

LUNDY ART GROUP: Monthly at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423884.

JADEN CORNELIOUS: Playing live at Oaks Café Bar, Boutport Street, Barnstaple, from 9pm.

SATURDAY, MAY 24

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

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.

NEW WORKS & WOODCUTS: Exhibition of work by abstract painter and printer Gillian Ayres, opens today with free talk and tour 2pm, at the Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, runs until June 1, more info 01237 471455 or www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, with Veronica Miller, 7.30pm.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before 1pm, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993.

JOURNEYS INTO MIDDLE EARTH: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington. Exhibition of paintings from JRR Tolkien’s iconic books, plus Tolkien memorabilia, family activities, garden sculptures and a ‘Middle Earth’ dwelling, Runs until August 25. More info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Now at Bideford Quay for the summer, 9am-1pm, great local produce, second and fourth Saturday each month, more info Dan Garnett 07970 932566.

ART EXHIBITION: Bishops Tawton Art Group annual exhibition at Instow Parish Hall, 10am-5pm. A wide range of paintings on display, most for sale, light refreshments available, adm free. Also Sunday & Monday.

CLOVELLY TIPPLES: Celebration of Local Ales & Cider, runs until Monday, at the Red Lion & New Inn, local brews plus Devon wines, live music entertainment, all welcome, more info www.clovelly.co.uk

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.

GRAND WESTERN 200: Celebrating Tiverton’s Grand Western Canal bicentenary, Mid Devon Showground 10am-5pm, hosting the IWA National Trailboat Festival with 30-40 colourful boats, plus music, performers & activities for all ages, more info www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

CHARITY STALLS: Bideford Pannier market, for ND Hospice and Wings charities, 9am-3pm, jewellery, postcards, bookmarks, cards, china, linen, etc.

PLANT SALE: Kentisbury Village Hall, from 10am, for hall funds.

ALWINGTON SPRING SALE: The Village Hall, 3pm, teas, cakes, bric-a-brac, plants & raffle, plus ‘Meet the Police’ action day with home & farm crime prevention help, all welcome.

PLANT SALE: Barnstaple Baptist Church, 10am-12noon, tea, coffee & cakes, all welcome.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for the Chemo Appeal.

SUNDAY, MAY 25

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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, all welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: Said Eucharist 8.30am & 9.45am Parish Sung Eucharist St Brannocks Parish Church, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms, all welcome.

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, with Veronica Miller, 6.30pm.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before 1pm, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Common, Old Bowling Green, every Sunday, 8am-1pm, £5 per pitch, plus parking, toilets & food vans, more info 07840 105355.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet North Bovey CP Dartmoor 10.30am, Easdon Tor, Manaton rocks, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

ART EXHIBITION: Bishops Tawton Art Group annual exhibition at Instow Parish Hall, 10am-5pm. A wide range of paintings on display, refreshments, adm free. Also Monday.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedars, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, contributions to RNLI, info 01805 622794.

CANAL BASIN CARNIVAL: Tiverton Canal Basin, 2.30-9.30pm, free entry, with boat handling competition, music, food and illuminated boat parade at 9.30pm, more info www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

EMSWORTHY MIRE: Taw & Torridge branch of British naturalists walk, meet Torrington Common to car share 9.30am, all welcome, more info Brian Sims 01271 343607.

LIVE MUSIC: Ben Stenning evening acoustic set, The George & Dragon, Combe Martin.

UBER NIGHTS: House party night at The Venue, Barnstaple, 10pm-4am, with former Kaos resident DJ Creature Craig, two rooms of non-stop dance, line up includes Simon Lindley, Lee Kay, Owen Rolfe & Rich Ironman, plus Tommy Tease, EZ PZ, Tommy D, Mads & Dee Esquire. Adm £6, more info 07455 178781.

MONDAY, MAY 26

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

FUN 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.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

HEADLANDS ART GROUP: Every week at Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 1.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 478223.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

ART EXHIBITION: Bishops Tawton Art Group annual exhibition at Instow Parish Hall, 10am-5pm. A wide range of paintings on display, refreshments, adm free.

BRAYFORD DUCK RACE: Quacking family fun, with family dog show from 1.30pm, games & stalls from 2.30pm, duck race prizes – 1st £75, 2nd £50, 3rd £25, all very welcome.

NAVVIES FAIR: Sampford Peverell, 11am-4pm, adm free, Georgian themed village fair with navvies’ encampment and re-enactment, bring-and-share lunch, hog roast, local ales & ciders. More info www.tivertoncanal.co.uk.

GREAT HELE FARM: Walk with South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, one hour walk, all welcome, more info 01769 573258.

CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate Market Place, buyers 11am, sellers from 10.30am (£5 per car), for St Thomas’ Church, Kentisbury, refreshments, info 01598 763491.

BRAUNTON VILLAGE FAIR: The Recreation Ground, live music on the Red Shoes Busking Stage, open fancy dress competition, annual dog show, falconry display, North Devon Youth Rotary Football Finals, stalls, games & displays, plus The Bay Auction, 11am-4pm, more info on Braunton Village Fair Facebook page or email admin@brauntoncaenrotary.co.uk

POLLYFEST: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 1-5pm, free admission, live music with Baqua + support, special guest appearances, table top sale, soccer skills school, street dance, face painting, refreshments, raffle & much more.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before 1pm, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993.

TUESDAY, MAY 27

HAPPY 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.

SALSA DANCING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.

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.

PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.

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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

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.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (WLS): Friends group, meets Asda Community Room, Bideford, 7-9pm, third Tues each month. More info 01237 424223.

OCEANVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Note venue change for one week only. Alverdiscott Village Hall 8.15-11pm, live music with Bear Faced Country, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Sydney House car park, 10.30am, more info 01237 421528.

SALSA DANCING: Fun, fitness and friendly. For all ages and abilities. Every Tuesday 7.30pm The Conservative Club, 13 Boutport street, Barnstaple. 01271 267443.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.30am Lidl for car share to Lynton, Valley of the Rocks walk, more info 01271 862342.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm. 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.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £2, all welcome.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, doors 7pm, with David Ingley, visitors £6, members £3, more info www.barnstaplekeyboardclub.webs.com

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, wide selection of local handmade products, cakes, chutneys, crafts & more, freshly made lunch & snacks available, 11am-4pm.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

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.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info www.rejoicethevoice.org.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, 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.

COFFEE MORNING: With charity collections, every Wednesday, the Fox & Hounds, Fremington, 9am-12noon.

ART GROUP: Meets every Wednesday, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903.

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, Braunton.

TRY BOWLING: Byways Bowling Club, Fremington, 2pm, all equipment provided, all welcome.

CONCERT: Bellows & Waves Accordion Orchestra, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, all welcome.

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, debate ‘Ceremonies and why we have them’. more info 01237 474225 or 01271 326942, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Pier House Westward Ho 5pm, Greencliff Kipling Tors, 4.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BINGO: Combe Martin Village Hall, 6.30 for 7.30pm, refreshments, raffle, 50/50 draw, for Swaziland educational visit.