North Devon events from 25/01/18 to 31/01/18 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25BINGO: 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 requiredBIDEFORD 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: Speaker John peel on ‘Special Forces Training’, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-noon, info 01237 459324.SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, 10am-noon Lynton Town Hall; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.RAMBLERS WALK: Red Barn Woolacombe, 8.30am, Woolacombe Down-beach. Optional brunch, 4 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: Rib Eye Rides Again benefit gig, alternative Burn’s Night, hear some of the music from an early country pioneer, Torrington 1646 Community Hall, 8pm, tickets from 01805 624030.NEW YEAR BINGO: Barnstaple Rugby Club, for Barnstaple Pilot Gig Club, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, bar, cash flyer, raffle, adm £6 inc six games (extra tickets available.)FRIDAY, JANUARY 26QUIZ 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, from 9.30pm.BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.LIVE COUNTRY: The Robin’s Nest, Bideford FC, live music with Richard, charity night for Devon Air Ambulance, 8.15pm, all welcome, info Pat on 01805 601495.FABRIC SALE: Northam Hall, 10.30am-6pm, designer furnishing fabrics, info 07964 307775.SATURDAY, JANUARY 27BINGO: 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.FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music fun at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.FRESH START FAIR: Combe Martin Village Hall, 11.30am-3.30pm, free event showcasing local organisations, voluntary and community groups, hobbies, sports, anything at all, come and find out more about what is going on in your community.SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: With Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching, The Pack O’ Cards, Combe Martin, 8pm.QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, quiz night plus supper from Squire’s Fish Restaurant, £7.50, all welcome.RNLI SOS DAY: Sample-Our-Sausages, and-shortbread & Sing-Sea-Shanties, Appledore Lifeboat Station, 11am-2pm, all welcome, part of national SOS Day fundraiser.EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for Over & Above.SUNDAY, JANUARY 28BIDEFORD 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 Word & Worship; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 9.30am Holy Communion; St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan’s, Welcombe, 9.30am Holy Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am Chapel; St Anne’s, Bucks Mills, 11am Morning Worship; All Saints & St Peter’s, Clovelly, 11am Morning Worship; St Nectan’s Hartland, 11am Holy Communion; St James’, Parkham, 11am Morning Worship; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion; 4pm All Hallows, Woolsery, Candlemas, Rev Jacob’s final service.BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church.OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.RAMBLERS WALK: Mortehoe CP, 10.30am, Easewell Farm-Lee Bay-Bull Point, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.MONDAY, JANUARY 29APPLEDORE 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 BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome.TUESDAY, JANUARY 30COFFEE 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.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 email@example.com 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 West Country, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.RAMBLERS WALK: Helebridge nr Bude., 10.30am, Coast path-Bude-canal tow path-The Weir, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.TORRINGTON WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.TRADITIONAL JAZZ: The Old Barn Inn, Bickington, live jazz, 7.30pm, all welcome.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31CASH 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.INSTOW WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills entrance 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.CAEN MEMORY CAFÉ: Mariners Close, South Street, Braunton, friendly and informal café for people with memory problems and their carers, hosted by Braunton Rotary Club, 2-4pm, all welcome, info 01271 814532.