What’s On in North Devon: Thursday, November 24th to Wednesday 30th

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

● BIBLE EXHIBITION: St Mary's Parish Church, Bideford, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, large display of bibles from all walks of life, old bibles, family bibles, historic bibles & much more, runs until Sunday, December 4, all welcome

● BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

● BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

● BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1, for those with little computer experience, (01271) 372396

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574179

● NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, “More Wildfowling” with James Green of the BASC, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

● LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info (01237) 478734

● GIVE BLOOD: Landmark, Ilfracombe, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

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

● BARNSTAPLE HOSPITAL: League of Friends monthly lunch, the Park Hotel, Barnstaple, 12 for 12.30pm, all members & friends welcomed

● CRAFTS & COFFEE MORNING: Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm, adm free, handmade crafts for sale plus demonstrations and the chance to have a go yourself, enjoy a relaxing morning with coffee & chat, all proceeds to museum funds, info (01271) 863541

● FILLEIGH CHRISTMAS FETE: Filleigh Village Hall, doors 6pm, food, cakes, decorations, jewellery, crafts, toys, cards & children’s fancy dress, adm free and free visit to Santa’s Grotto for youngsters, hot suppers available, to book stall or for info call (01598) 760332

● QUIZ NIGHT: The Beaver Inn, Appledore, 7 for 7.30pm, good fun & prizes in aid of the David Rundle Trust, all welcome, more info (01237) 477470

● EXMOOR SOCIETY: Barnstaple branch meeting, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, with local author Paddy King Fretts “My books & me,” 7.30pm, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: At Abbeyfield, Glen Tor, Villa Road, Torrington, 10am-12 noon, entry £1, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: At Eastleigh Care Home, East Street, South Molton, 10.30am, coffee & mince pies plus stalls inc crafts, cakes, bottles & more, Xmas draw tickets available, proceeds to Macular Degeneration, British Legion & Eastleigh Activities, all welcome

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

● GIVE BLOOD: Landmark, Ilfracombe, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

● COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

● QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

● WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, £2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

● THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, £3, call (01271) 372396 for info

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● HAPPY CAFE: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, training cafe for chefs, open to the public Thur/Fri/Sun, 11am-3pm. This week Christmas Stars woodland crafts 12 noon-3pm, free for young people & families, children under 10 must be accompanied, all welcome

● BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● AUCTION, DRAW & SKITTLES: Charity night with North Devon Skittles Charitable Trust, Barnstaple Football Club, doors 7pm, auction of promises 8pm, grand draw 9pm, plus six ball front pin skittles competition, for the children’s department at Barnstaple hospital, all welcome, tickets & info from Mike Locke (01271) 376387

● EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: St Sabinus Church, Woolacombe, 8pm, carols from rare ancient songs to brand new ones, tickets £7.50 at door or from (01271) 870467, to include mulled wine and mince pies

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Pynes Infant & Nursery School, Bideford, 3.45-5.45pm, all welcome

● BINGO: Torrington Junior School, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, plus raffle, all welcome, info (01805) 623240

● QUIZ NIGHT: Sand Cats, Westward Ho, plus roast, 7pm, info/booking (01237) 425371

● SPANISH EVENING: Combe Martin Parish Church Hall, 7.30pm, plenty of food, bring your own bottle, for church funds, info (01271) 882915

● ART BAZAAR: South Molton Assembly Rooms, more than 50 artists & makers exhibiting work to view and buy, paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, jewellery & much more, 12 noon-8.30pm, prize draw & refreshments, info email stella@widgerystudios.com

● FUN & GAMES EVENING: At Pillowery Park, Higher Clovelly, 7.30pm, free mulled wine or fruit juice plus snacks, for All saints Church, Clovelly, adults £3.50, children £2, tickets from (01237) 431668, all welcome

● LUNDY ART GROUP: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members always welcome, info (01237) 423884

● QUIZ & CARVERY: The Sportsmans Inn, Sandyway, near South Molton, 7 for 7.30pm, £10 per head, teams up to six, for Brayford School PTFA, tickets/info from (01271) 883889

● A CHRISTMAS SHOW!: With Langtree Parish Hall Players at the hall from 7.30pm, jam full of local talent with songs, fun and laughter for the whole family, doors 7pm, tickets £5 at door or from (01805) 601485, also playing Saturday

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

● A CHRISTMAS SHOW!: With Langtree Parish Hall Players at the hall from 7.30pm, songs, fun and laughter, 7pm, tickets £5 at door or (01805) 601485

● BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

● CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● BINGO: Cash bingo & liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619 or www.dechen.org/barnstaple

● TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805

● EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: St John’s Church, Lynmouth, 7.30pm, carols from rare ancient songs to brand new ones, tickets £5 at door to include refreshments

● CHRISTMAS FETE: Brayford Village Hall, many gifts including cakes, jewellery, crafts, soft toys, smellies, kitchenware & many more stalls, plus Santa’s Grotto and raffle, 1-4pm, with Brayford Boomerangs Pre-school, all welcome

● CRAFT & FOOD FAIR: Littleham Village Hall, 10am-4pm, all welcome, more info (01237) 473338

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Tyspane Care Centre, Lower Park Road, Braunton, stalls inc bric-a-brac, clothes, refreshments, plus Santa and the Blazing Sounds Band, donated items welcome, please call (01271) 817553 or 07864 110230

● ENCOUNTER MEETING: Christmas Celebration with Breakfast & Thanksgiving, Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 9.45am-12 noon

● DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn Monthly Meeting, Torridge branch, the RBL/Magpie Club, Holsworthy, 1pm, buffet & raffle, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS FAIR: The Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe, stalls inc produce, crafts, jewellery, tombola, cakes, preserves, raffle & refreshments, all welcome, 10am-12.30pm, for St Peter’s & Holy Trinity churches

● CHRISTMAS MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, stalls inc crafts, cakes, plants & more, 10am-2pm, stalls available £5 or £3, call (01598) 760437 for info

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: With the Shamwick Art Group, Combe Martin Parish Hall, art group pictures, plus cards & bookmarks, craft stall, cakes, homemade fayre, raffle & tombola, 10.30am-1pm, supporting Cancer Research & the church rood screen fund, all welcome, info (01271) 883277 or 883863

● QUIZ NIGHT: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, teams of up to six, £2.50 per person, 7.30pm, raising funds for sixth former Katie Scott, who is travelling to Ecuador next year to complete six months of voluntary work

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Pinkery Pond walk, meet SM Square 10am, car share, info Jim on (01769) 573258

● BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

● ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Chetsford Bridge (SS848 419) 11am, Lucott Farm, Ember Combe, six miles, info (01271) 376274/863727, www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

● FERRET RACING: George Nympton Village Hall, doors 7pm, adm £1, under 16s free, fun for all ages, bar & refreshments, for hall funds plus donation to Devon Air Ambulance

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St Margaret’s Church, Northam, at Northam Community Centre, 10am-2pm

● CHULMLEIGH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: At the Playing Field Pavilion, 2pm, all welcome, for info or to book a table, call (01769) 580723

● HEANTON WINTER FAYRE: Wrafton Church Hall (near Braunton,) 10am-12.30pm, decorations, cakes, tombola, gifts, plants, hampers plus mince pies, mulled wine & refreshments, all welcome, proceeds for St Augustine’s Church, Heanton

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, various stalls, tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, books, refreshments, 9am-1pm, all welcome, adm free

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

● BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments

● QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

● CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for £1

● BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 6pm Five-parish Advent Carols & Communion, all welcome

● quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 473798

● PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

● CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 12 noon-3pm, sellers 11am

● TARKA PIPE BAND PRACTICE: Learn to play bagpipes & drums, 6-9pm, Bideford Pollyfield Centre, just turn up and have a try, all welcome

● ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Lantern Centre, local produce, crafts & entertainment, refreshments, adm free, info (01271) 864621

● CHILDREN’S CLOTHING SALE: Nearly New 4 Kids, Kingsley School Sports Hall, Bideford, 10.30am-12.30pm, quality second hand clothes, toys, books, games & furnishings for 4-11 years, all welcome, proceeds to local primary schools

● AUTOMOBILE EXTRAVAGANZA: Annual show of North Devon Sports & Classic Car plus Taw & Torridge Motorcycle clubs, Barnstaple Pannier Market, 10am-3pm, vehicles from the 1930s to modern classics, plus music with the George Formby Society

● TABLE TOP SALE: Roundswell Community Hall, by Barnstaple Sainsburys, 2-4pm, for ND Hospice, some tables still available to hire, call (01271) 376982 or 07801 952621

● BARB JUNGR: In concert, “The Men I Love” with Jenny Carr on piano, West Buckland Village Hall, 7.30pm, bring your own drink, refreshments plus raffle, tickets £8 from (01598) 760437

● UMBERLEIGH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Umberleigh Village Hall, 10am-4pm, artists, makers & candlestick makers plus everything in between! Adm & parking free

● ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, free, donations taken for RNLI

● THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm £1.50 inc refreshments, demonstrations, readings & healing, all welcome

● SOUTH MOLTON SINGS MESSIAH: Concert at South Molton Pannier Market with SM Town Band plus local artists, doors 4.45pm, performance 6.30, raising money for Devon Air Ambulance and NDDH Chemo Appeal, hot & cold refreshments, tickets £5 from (01769) 574122 or (01271) 328576/324242

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

● BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

● US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

● BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

● MONDAY afternoon social club: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, £1, all welcome

● FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Fremington school, all welcome

● BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, car share, info (01769) 574662

● CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: North Molton Victory Hall, 1pm onwards, all welcome, for Exmoor Search & Rescue

● COMBE MARTIN WI AGM: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

● COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

● BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

● COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

● SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

● FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, 2-3.30pm

● BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

● SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

● TARKA MORRIS MEN: Practice night, Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 476632

● CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, all welcome, info (01237)423095

● BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

● SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: West Down Primary School, 6-8pm, Santa’s Grotto plus many stalls with gifts ideas inc toiletries, kitchenware, shabby chic, fossils, crystals & more, 6-8pm, plus mince pies, mulled wine, turkey/stilton baps & chocolate fountain, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS WHIST DRIVE: Chittlehampton Village Hall, turkey, poultry & meat prizes, 7.45pm, all welcome

● GIVE BLOOD: Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

● APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

● CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

● WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, (01237) 473798

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● SINGING FOR FUN: Every Wednesday, Brookdale Church Hall, Ilfracombe, adults of all ages welcome, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed, plus tea and a chat

● ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 7.30 for 8pm

● ILFRACOMBE LIGHTING OF THE LIGHTS: At Holy Trinity war memorial 7pm, preceded by children’s procession from Oxford Grove 6.30, celebrity switch on followed by parade to High Street with Santa’s Sleigh, Ilf Majorettes & Twirlers plus cast of Robin Hood, late night shopping, entertainers, stalls & refreshments. Council offices open from 7pm, meet your councillor, free refreshments, all welcome

● ILFRACOMBE INDOOR MARKET: Santa’s Grotto plus snowmachine, free mince pies & mulled wine

● JOIN THE NATIVITY: “Get in the Picture” at Ilfracombe Baptist Church on Lighting the Lights night, fun for all the family from 6.30pm, free downloadable Nativity photo, all welcome