THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15BINGO: 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. 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. 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 email@example.com for more information. 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, £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. 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. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 07825 440408. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford. TAI CHI: Chubb Churchill, East-the-Water 10.30-11.30am; Torrington Hospital 12noon-1pm & 1-2pm; Plough Arts Centre 2.15-3.15. WORKOUT: Seated exercise for over 60s, Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-3pm, info 01237 474689. SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE: Westleigh Village Hall, caller Les Burden, 7.30pm, info 01237 473801 or 01840 261708. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice for those with sight\/hearing loss from mobile service. High Bickington Community Centre 10-11am; Chulmleigh New Street 11.30am-1pm; South Molton lorry park 2-4pm. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Weekly, Northam Methodist Church Hall, talks from various speakers, 10.15am-12noon, more info 01237 476201. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Merton Church CP, 10.30am, Dunsbeare-Tarka Trail-Huish, 8 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. 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. TALK: The South West self sufficient in renewable energy with Dr John Green, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 6.30 for 7pm, adm free. ADVERTISING THROUGH THE AGES: Exhibition with Barnstaple History Group, St Annes Art & Community Centre, visual exhibition of how Barnstaple has changed over the decades, runs until Saturday, 10.30am-4pm daily. JO LANGDON: Live music, contemporary\/modern classics & originals, SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm. BREATHE EASY: North Devon group, with physiotherapist from NDDH, at Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16COUNTRY 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 COUNTRY 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. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. TORRIDGE TABLE TENNIS CLUB: Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932. THE DAMBUSKERS: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe, 9pm approx. COMMUNITY MINIBUS TRIPS: Every Friday in the Torridge area, to join in, call 01271 549680 or 866762. BOWLS: Roll ups at North Devon leisure Centre with ND Indoor Bowls Club, 9.30am, also Mondays, call 01271 342679. FERRET RACING: West Buckland Village Hall, 7pm start, bar and tote draw. FILM NIGHT: 5 Francis Drive, Westward Ho! 7 for 7.30pm, for David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda), all welcome. Booking 01237 477470. JUMBLE SALE: High Bickington Church Hall, good quality clothes, cakes, books & bric-a-brac plus raffle & refreshments, 7pm. SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. 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. CAR BOOT SALE: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground (opposite golf course), 1-4pm, £6 sellers, £1 parking, no buyers before 1pm, sellers 11am, info 07802 176993. CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce, info 07970 932566. DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. ANTIQUES FAIR: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, also Sunday, 10am-4pm, normal garden adm applies. CONCERT: With Appledore Band, St Margarets Church, Northam, 7.30pm, £6 on the door. CONCERT: Hartland Chamber Orchestra, St Nectans Church, Stoke, 7.30pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills, Instow, near cricket club, sellers 12noon, buyers 1-4pm, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. THE BIG DRAW: The Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams campus, Barnstaple 10am-4pm, free drawing activities for all the family, inc puffy pets, badge making and mini books, sorry no unsupervised children. JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm, refreshments. DEER WALK: Arlington Court, 8.30am start, sorry no dogs, please book on 01271 850296, also Sunday. TALK: The diaries of Tom Robins: A family history of hill farming on Exmoor, with Stuart Windsor, 2pm, Devon Family History Society. COFFEE MORNING: For Macmillan, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 10am-12noon. SHAMMICK FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12noon. CONCERT: Torrington Silver Band, Howe Concert Hall, Castle Street, 7pm, adm £5 at door, children free, for the Mayors charities (the band, Plough & Mens Shed). CLUB CLASSICS: Plus rare grooves with DJ Pete Robinson, Lilicos, Barnstaple, 9.30pm. AGM: Barnstaple & North Devon Liberal Club, Cross Street, 8pm, all members welcome. HEARTY BREAKFAST: Alwington Village Hall, fairy Cross, 9am-1pm, adv tickets £4.50, at door £5 (child £2), for new disabled facilities, book on 01237 451544.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18QUIZ 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 Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Healing Taize. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 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: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm. OPEN MIC\/QUIZ: Open mic from 3-6pm; Quiz Night 9pm, The Joiners Arms, and Bideford. CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, 10am-2pm, sellers from 9am, for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, info 07999 445489. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Exford Village CP, 10.30am, Porlock Post-Dunkery Gate- Prescott, 11 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. CONCERT: Golden Coast Big Band, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm. CRAFT FAIR: Cedars Inn, Roundswell, hosted by Barnstaple Lions Club, 10am-3pm, wide range of homemade crafts. PLANT SALE: Kentisbury Village Hall, 10am. FUNGUS FORAY: Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet 11am at Hazels Lodge, near Bampton, info Brian Sims 01271 343607. TEA DANCE: Landmark, Ilfracombe, 2-5pm, £5 inc cream tea, for Friends of North Devon Theatres, booking 01271 324242.MONDAY, OCTOBER 19FUN 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. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 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. 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. 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. TAI CHI: Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, info 07747 833490. BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk\/bcc LOUISE BOURGEOIS EXHIBITION: The Goodwin Gallery, Petroc Brannams campus, Barnstaple, open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Tues until 7pm. Adm free, all day parking £1. THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support, Roundswell Community Centre, 10.30am, with diabetes dietician, adm free, all welcome.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, 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. 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. 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. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. 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. U3A ART GROUP: Mixed ability 10am-12noon, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore. Info 01237 471484. DANCE & MOVEMENT: Class, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, info 07825 440408, weekly. TAI CHI: Northam Community Hall 11.45am-12.45pm; Loxhore Village Hall 6-7pm. TAI CHI: YMCA Centre, South Molton, 3-4pm, info 01805 622666. STRICTLY BEGINNERS: Dance class, Bishops Nympton Hall, 6.15pm, info 01769 550555. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Community Centre, East-the-Water, 7pm, all welcome, see www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk for programme. SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Every Tuesday, Barnstaple Conservative Club, singles & couples welcome, no experience needed, 7.15pm absolute beginners; 7.45pm beginners; 8.30pm freestyle; 9pm improvers. * Absolute beginners free in Sept\/Oct. MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers\/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Darren Busby, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, St Marys Church, Bideford, 3pm. WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (WELS): Friends group, meets Asda Community room, Bideford, 7-9pm, third Tues each month. More info 01237 424223. SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Torrington Bickford Centre, 2pm. More info 01271 373236. INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. LIFT OFF: For ladies of all ages, Westward Ho! Baptist Church, interesting speakers followed by a cuppa, weekly at 2.30pm, info 01237 471056. OPEN MIC: SQ Bar & Restaurant, Braunton, 8.30pm. FREE ART CLASSES: For the over 50s, Ilfracombe Two Lanes Centre, 1.30-4.30pm, book on 07590 776040. CONCERT: With David Harrild, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21CASH 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, 1.45-3.45pm, 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 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, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.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 Monte 325780. MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleave wood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058. TAI CHI: Wild Pear Centre, Combe Martin, 7.45-9pm. ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559. BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Torrington Common CP, 10.30am, Opt. pub lunch, 4 miles, info 01271 376274\/863727. TALK: Just what is on our patch? with John Bradbeer, a parish biodiversity audit, Swimbridge St James Church, 7 for 7.30pm, £3, (Friends free). TALK: The Knowledge Book introductory talk, North Devon Positive Living Group, Natures Nutrition, Mill St, Bideford, 7-9.30pm, £5 advance, £6 at door, info 07895 035091 or 01237 238001. FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, talk The wonderful world of flowers, adm £1.50 for guests.