North Devon events from 15/03/18 to 21/03/18
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
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, £5, 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.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Winter programme, weekly 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John’s Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info.
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: ‘Conspiracy 911’ with Adrian Hitchcox, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-noon, info 01237 459324.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit, Winkleigh Square 10am-noon; South Molton Southley Road 2-4pm.
MEMORY WORKSHOP: Barnstaple Pop Up Museum, Bridge Chambers, the Strand, 11am, come and share memories of births, marriages and deaths in North Devon, pictures welcome, tea & coffee provided, all welcome.
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.
BREATHE EASY: North Devon support group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, talk with respiratory nurse specialist on ‘updating our inhalers’, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725.
BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering at The Green Goose, Mill Street, 11am, all welcome.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
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.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Said Communion.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District
ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.
RUNNING ON EMPTY: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, free admission, all welcome from 9.30pm.
LENT LUNCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, 12.15-1.30pm, soup, cheese, bread and tea or coffee, £5, profits towards supporting children in Zimbabwe, all welcome.
REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12pm, info 01237 459337, every third Friday.
JUBILATE: In concert, Combe Martin Parish Church, 7.30pm, songs from spirituals to show-stoppers, tickets from 01271 883717 or at the door.
ADOPTION OPEN DAY: Come and find out about adopting a child, at Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, info 01364 645480.
TALK: Lynton & Barnstaple Railway future plans, Devonshire Association event, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2pm, all welcome, info 01409 281565.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
ST PADDY’S NIGHT: With Tony Finney plus guests, live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, all welcome.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Northam top hall), for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour, doors 12.30pm, eyes down 2.15, last flyer £200 guaranteed, all welcome.
FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-noon.
SPRING FAIR: Dolton Village Hall, noon-3pm, more than 20 stalls, local crafts, edible treats, plants and more, hot drinks, cakes and snacks.
BIG BREAKFASTS: For North Devon Hospice, High Bickington Community Centre 9-11am; Ilfracombe Yacht Club 9am-12.30pm.
BINGO: For South Molton Vintage Rally Club, the Church Hall, Duke Street, South Molton, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, all welcome.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
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.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan’s, Welcombe, 9.30am All Age Service; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am Chapel Service; St Nectan’s Hartland, 10am Breakfast/service at Methodist Church; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 11am Holy Communion; All Saints & St Peter’s, Clovelly, 11am Morning Worship; St James’, Parkham, 11am Holy Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Eucharist St Anne’s, Saunton.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
SUNDAY QUIZ: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Cider & Ale House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, players £3, teams from two to six, more info 01237 473798.
RAMBLERS WALK: Georgeham CP, 10.30am, Georgeham to Woolacombe and return, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Sticklepath School, all cash prizes, doors 5.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm, for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour, every third Sunday.
CAIRN TOP TIDY-UP: With Cairn Conservation Carers, all welcome, meet 10am at walks notice board on Cairn Road, Ilfracombe, tools provided.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
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, 7pm.
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
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.
ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome.
TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650.
OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.
BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656.
MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.
FREMINGTON FITNESS: The Parish Hall, weekly, 10am moderate exercise in a friendly group, 11am 30mins of gentler exercise followed by coffee, all welcome, free taster session, info 01271 345581.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon branch, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk with diabetes dietician, all welcome, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
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.
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.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk
ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474.
BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all welcome.
LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.
NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.
HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info firstname.lastname@example.org
HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington from 11.30am - 12.30pm followed by a friendly cuppa.
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with Martin Jaye, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.
MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.
AGM: North Devon Archaeological Society, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, followed by talk by Ross Dean on geophysics in North Devon, visitor adm £2.50.
INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance, 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.
CONCERT: With Ryan Edwards, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm 33 members, £5 visitors.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
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.
THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798/420820.
TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972.
COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above SBU appeal.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.
BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms (entrance Willet Street), come to sew, craft & natter, 7-9pm, details on Facebook.
SALSA CLASSES: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, for beginners, 7-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07549 291925.
RAMBLERS WALK: By Parkham school, 10.30am, local walk, 5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Methodist Church, 10.30am-noon.
FREMINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet New Inn car park, 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.