Events of the Empire and beyond from 05/06/14 to 11/06/14.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

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.

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 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.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Now Thursdays, Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm for 7.45-9.45pm, £4, info 01271 268094.

BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12noon The Pavilion, Northgate, Hartland; 2-4pm The pill Car Park, Bideford.

WESTWARD HO! WI: Meeting, 2pm, the Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho!.

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

FIRST RATE FOLK: Talented English folk singer songwriter Pete Coe at Bideford Folk Club, the Joiners Arms, 8pm, more info 01237 476632.

EUROPEAN MARKET: Traditional continental food and craft fair, on the seafront every day this week up to Saturday, traders from across Europe, with cheeses, meats, bread, cakes, olives, nougat, leather work & much more. Info www.traditionalmarket.co.uk

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Globe Hotel, Torrington, patchwork, jewellery making, rag rugging & much more, 10am-1pm, £3.50 per session inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

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

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

PLANT SALE: Torrington 1646 garden, 10.30am-12.30pm, in aid of Branching Out garden for people living with dementia, all welcome.

CEILIDH: With folk performer Pete Coe, plus the Bloatertown Band, Tawstock Village Hall, 8pm, optional bring-and-share supper, info 01237 476632.

REAL ALE & CIDER WEEKEND: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 16 real ales, meet the brewers, live music, runs until Sunday, more info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

MERMAID WALK COFFEE DAY: Coffee morning/afternoon tea for North Devon Hospice with tea, coffee & cakes plus raffle from Padfields + other Mermaid Walk shops, 9.30am-5pm.

RAGGED UNION: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx.

BLOOMING GREAT TEA PARTY: Hele Cornmill, Ilfracombe, for Marie Curie cancer care, £1.50 donated for every cream tea sold on the day from 11am-5pm, please show your support.

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, eyes down 7.45pm, for Soroptimist International Taw & Torridge.

COFFEE MORNING: Castle House nursing Home, Torrington, to commemorate the start of WWI, 10.30am, come along and enjoy a sing song, all welcome.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

TABLE TOP SALE & CRAFT FAIR: For CLIC Sargent, Braunton Parish Hall, 9.30am-1.30pm, many stalls including arts & crafts, plants & vegetables, children’s clothes, shoes, books & toys, cake stall and much more, refreshments available. For CLIC & 16-year-old Harriet Kerr’s charity skydive.

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.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, with Chris & Jass Godley, 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

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168.

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Plus boat jumble, Skern Lodge, Appledore, for the RNLI, sellers 8am (£5 per car), buyers 9am & £1 adm, refreshments available.

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. BRAUNTON BREATHE EASY: Group meet, Heanton Punchardon Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone affected by a lung condition or their carers, more info 01271 813240. WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: Medard House, Barnstaple, 10am-12noon, sellers can book tables (£5) from Janet on 01271 327394.

TABLE TOP & CRAFT SALE: St Michael’s Church, Torrington, from 10am, stalls include real fudge, homemade cards, woodturning, silk ties & scarves plus refreshments, for St Michael’s tower and steeple appeal, all welcome.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: St Peter’s Church, Highfield Road, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local & organic produce, plus crafts, refreshments, all welcome, info 01271 864621.

ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK:

* Opening Parade 1.45pm along High St, Church St and St Brannocks Road to the vicarage Trinity Fair, from 2pm with stalls (plants, cakes, jewellery, collectors corner & more), games, barbecue and cream teas available.

* Victorian Music Even, concert at Emmanuel Church, 8.15pm, tickets at door.

COMBE MARTIN CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, St Peter’s Church, 7.30pm, for the organ restoration fund, tickets £10 including wine or soft drink.

DEVON WOMEN’S ASSEMBLY: Meet first Sat each month, Sunrise Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 11am, new members welcome. More info 01237 424343 or email devonwomensassembly@gmail.com

COFFEE MORNING: Northam Leisure Centre, 10-11.30am, plus stalls, for the British Legion, all welcome.

AMIGOS FUN DAY: Castle Green, Barnstaple, free adm from 10am-4pm, It’s a Knockout style games, plus go karts, bouncy castle, face painting, stalls, refreshments & more, all welcome.

VOCAL RECITAL: Lavington Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, £5 at door or call 07870 675231, u18s free, all welcome.

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM: Film at Littleham Village Hall, 7.30pm, £4 entry, refreshments, all welcome, info 01237 473707.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

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 Five-Parish All Age Communion, 2.30pm Mayoral Service, all welcome.

OPEN GARDEN: Highlea, Hill Top, near church), Fremington, soups & cream teas, plant & bric-a-brac stalls, 12noon-4pm, for North Devon Hospice.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: Said Eucharist 8.30am & 9.45am Parish 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 Chris & Jass Godley, 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 Minions CP Bodmin Moor 11 am, Mines, stone circles, return Cheese ring, nine miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK:

* Demonstration of vintage vehicles on the seafront. 2pm Blessing of celebration, followed by children’s games, competitions and Victorian tea party. Evening Victorian service at Emmanuel Church. Info www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk.

* Moody & Sankey Revival, with South Molton Town Band, Runnymede Bandstand, Wilder Road 4pm.

OPEN GARDEN: Furzebray Farm & Lakes, George Nympton Road, 2-6pm, by kind permission of the Kingdon family, for Friends of South Molton Church, entry £2.50 adults, children free, cream, teas available, info 01769 573558.

EUROPEAN MARKET: Traditional continental food and craft fair, South Molton Pannier Market, traders from across Europe, with cheeses, meats, bread, cakes, olives, nougat, leather work & much more. Info www.traditionalmarket.co.uk

10K BEACH RUN: Plus Family Fun day, Woolacombe Beach, race start 11am register from 9.30, plus fun races, sandcastle competition, beach games & more. Runners register at www.racetimingsystems.net

CONCERT: Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, Newport Methodist Church, Barnstaple, 7pm, conducted by Mr N Turner, followed by refreshments, all welcome.

MONDAY, JUNE 9

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.

APPLEDORE BAND: Free concert on Appledore Quay every Monday from 8pm. Plus music from the training band from 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.

COFFEE MORNING: Every Monday, Bethel Evangelical Church, East-the-Water, Bideford, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 479494.

ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK:

* Victorian Coffee Morning, Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

* From Embroidery to Taxidermy, Ilfracombe Museum talk, 2-3.30pm, the weird world of Victorian domestic handicrafts!

* Western Victorians (cowboys) raid shops in High St in the morning.

* Under sevens Teddy Bears’ picnic and show by David Alexander at lunchtime. Parlour Games with Tea in the afternoon. Pearlies sing song in the evening. Info www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk

THE PEOPLE’S CHOIR: Community choir meets at The Aggi, Braunton, second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7 for 7.30pm, new members very welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner & raffle, all welcome.

PATHFIELDS WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am, one hour walk, all welcome, info 01769 572506.

PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

TUESDAY, JUNE 10

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, tuition & materials provided, 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.

OCEANVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB: Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15-11pm, live music with Stig Country, all welcome, info 01805 601495.

MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, all welcome.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Torrington Puffing Billy 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 10am Landmark and walk to Combe Martin, more info 01271 862342.

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.

ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK: 
* Cyanotype Printing Workshop, Ilfracombe Museum, 10am-1pm + 2-5pm, learn about this early photography process with printer Peter Stiles. £4 per session, places limited, please book on 01271 863541. 
* Cowboy encampment visit. Living history with the Boots & Saddles Club at Warrcombe Farm Christian Trust near Mortehoe. Transport from the Landmark 10.15am & 2.15pm. Plus Buffalo Bill evening. Info www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

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.

BANDAM: Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free short talk on driving & an observed drive, refreshments, non members welcome, Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 6.50pm, info 07891 424912. 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. MEMORY LANE: Bideford Library 2-3.30pm, join us for a friendly reminiscence session down Memory Lane, with friendly smiles and a cuppa. To provide advice, support and a welcome for carers and their loved ones, who may be experiencing memory difficulties or dementia. More info Sophie at Taw & Torridge Caring – 01237 459337 or sophiee@torridgecvs.org.uk.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, all welcome, more info 01237 473337.

RASC/RCT & RLC ASSN: Meeting, Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome.

ILFRACOMBE VICTORIAN WEEK: * Nature Writing Day Retreat, the Tunnels Beaches, organised by Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-3.30pm, places limited, cost £6, booking/info on 01271 863541 * Bathing Belles & Beaus morning dip * Mayor’s Garden Party Runnymede Gardens * Golden Age of Music Hall at Landmark 8.15pm. Info www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk

EUROPEAN MARKET: Traditional continental food and craft fair, South Molton Pannier Market, traders from across Europe, with cheeses, meats, bread, cakes, olives, nougat, leather work & much more. Info www.traditionalmarket.co.uk

BINGO: Ex-servicemen’s Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for North & West Devon Motor Neurone Disease Association, all welcome.

CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, all welcome.