THURSDAY, APRIL 9BINGO: 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. 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. 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. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Weekly at Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.15am to 12noon, Gold with Wendy Barrow, more info 01237 479917. 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. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit 10-11am Croyde Village Hall; 11.30am-1pm Woolacombe Village Hall; 2-4pm, Ilfracombe Tesco. BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, info 01271 343789. MERTON MEAL & MARKET: Clinton Hall, 10am-2pm, local produces, gifts, crafts and foodbank collection. 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. EXHIBITION: The Paintings of Vernon C Boyle, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, selected works by well known Bideford-born artist, runs until April 27. More info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. FUN SPRING TRAIL: Arlington Court, follow the riddles hidden around the grounds to win a prize, runs until April 12, more info 01271 80296. HOLY TRINITY GUILD: Meets Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho! speaker Ali Hunt of North Devon Hospice, 2.30pm, all welcome. CRAFT FAYRE: Last day of Hartland Arts & Crafts Society Easter fayre, Hartland Parish Hall 10am-5pm, with teas, coffees & light lunches at the Poppy Café, all welcome. RAKES ADRIFT: Live music at The Wave Bar, Golden Coast Holiday Park, Woolacombe, 5.30pm.FRIDAY, APRIL 10COUNTRY 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. TABLE TENNIS: Torridge Table Tennis Club social table tennis sessions, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome, £2 a session. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. BOY LE MONTI: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe. CHRIS MILLINGTON: Live music at The Champ, Appledore. GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets £10 from Tea by the Taw, with hot drink & cake on return. AUCTION: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7pm start, auctioneer Chris Hampton, lots can be dropped off 10am-4pm, up to four lots per person, proceeds to church funds, light refreshments, all welcome. CREATURES OF THE NIGHT: Wildlife film by John Butter, followed by Barnstaple group AGM, 7 for 7.30pm, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, short displays from local group members will complete the evening, all welcome, entry donation £3, children free, includes refreshments. RANGER DAYS: Arlington Court, stone walling and gate making, more info from 01271 850296. RED DIRT: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.SATURDAY, APRIL 11SMART 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. FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, childrens craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Under 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559. 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. TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info 01271 812995. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for NDIntensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: Jubilee Square, 9am-1pm, local produce, info 07970 932566. COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome. MESSY CHURCH: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30-11.30am, breakfast, crafts and stories, all welcome. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open Night, the Pack O Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm. OPEN HALLS MONTH: Filleigh, discover more about your village hall, crafts, short mat bowling tasters, 1.30-4.30pm, all welcome. OPEN HALLS MONTH: West Buckland, discover more about your village hall, 2-5pm, free teas, more info 01598 760437, all welcome. SPRING MARKET: Braunton Parish Hall, plants, cakes, toys, books, bric-a-brac, raffle & tombola, for Christian Aid, 10am-12noon, adm 20p. COFFEE MORNING: bideford Bowling Club (Strand), 9.30-11.30am, raffle, tombola, bring-and-buy & cake stall, all welcome. SEQUENCE DANCE: Alwington Village Hall, 7.30-11pm, bring-and-share, raffle, non dancers welcome, very friendly evening. CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. KARAOKE: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7.30pm-late, all welcome.SUNDAY, APRIL 12OKINAWAN 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 All Age Communion, all welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Annes, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms. 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: Back at Brannams site, Barnstaple, 12noon-3pm. Sellers £6 per car, buyers £1 parking, no buyers/helpers before noon, sorry no dogs. Info 07802 176993. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Selworthy Cross CP, 10.30am Selworthy Combe coast path Bossington, 9.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727. OPEN HALLS MONTH: Lee Memorial Hall, discover more about your village hall, 2-5pm, all welcome. TABLE TOP SALE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 2-4pm, all welcome. TRACTOR & COMMERCIALS RUN: First combined run from South Molton Vintage Rally Club, assemble Central Car Park, South Molton, 10am, tractors follow a route including some off-roading, and commercials (other classic and vintage vehicles are welcome) take a different route, arriving at Filleigh Village Hall lunch stop around 1pm. For info, entry forms and to book a roast lunch call 01271 850903 or 0794 026060. RAKES ADRIFT: Live music at Barnstaple Pannier Market Real Food Market, performing at 12noon & 1.30pm. TEA DANCE: Bishops Nympton Parish Hall, 2-5pm with a break for refreshments, a fun afternoon with Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dances.MONDAY, APRIL 13FUN 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. MODERN JIVE: Dance classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30-11pm, 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. ONE HOUR WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01769 573453. 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. BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Meeting at Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome, more info 01237 472101. OPEN HALLS MONTH: Bishops Nympton, discover more about your village hall, 2.30-9pm, all welcome. BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30p, poultry, meat & other food prizes, cash liner, all welcome.TUESDAY, APRIL 14HAPPY 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. 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. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted. SING OUT!: Community choir, meets weekly Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road, Barnstaple, 6.45-8.15pm, term time only, new members always welcome. More info, email email@example.com ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 10am war memorial for Score Valley walk, info 01271 862342. 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. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Steve Hanks, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, second Tuesday each month, to socialise, host speakers, craft and fund raise, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth 07977 184897 for information. TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. 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. HARTLAND TOWN BAND: In concert, St Brannocks Church, Braunton, tickets £7 at door or from 01271 813367, 7.30pm. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING: Torridge District, Holsworthy Football Club, North Road, 7.15pm, guest speaker followed by open forum Q&A, all welcome. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free. DEVON BIRDS TALK: Panama, an abundance of butterflies (and birds too!) with Colin & Patricia Humphrey, 7.30pm, adm £3 inc tea/coffee, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple. BATSWORTHY EXCAVATIONS: North Devon Archaeological Society talk with Gareth Chaffey, at the Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitor adm £2.50.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15CASH 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, 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. 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 for Ash Wednesday, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. MODERN JIVE: Dance classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required. WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or firstname.lastname@example.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. SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet CP by Castle Inn Landkey, 10.30am Circular walk via Harford Woods. Opt pub lunch, 4 miles, info 01271 376274/863727. NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Do political parties care about a secular UK? Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info 01237 474225 or 477851, all welcome. INSTOW WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, fortnightly, all welcome, info 01237 421528. WOODAPLUS AGM: Wooda Surgery, Bideford, meeting start 1pm, all welcome. OPEN HALLS MONTH: Kings Nympton, discover more about your village hall, 8-10pm, all welcome. DEVON COUNTRY HOUSES: Talk with Hugh Meller, St James Church, Swimbridge, 7.30pm, entry £3, wine & refreshments by donation, all welcome. FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB AGM: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, followed by talk on hellebores and plant sale by Hidden Valley Nursery, adm free with refreshments. SAME STUFF, DIFFERENT DAY: New exhibition at the Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams, open weekdays 10am-4pm, free entry, runs until April 24.