Events from 23/07 to 29/07/15

THURSDAY, JULY 23

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.

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 gary.tovey@gmail.com 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.

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 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Mobile service, advice & equipment for those with sight/hearing loss. Lynton Town Hall 10am-12noon; Tiverton Lowman Green 2-4pm.

SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! green or in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.

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

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats on Ilfracombe seafront, 7.30pm, weather permitting.

EXHIBITION: North Devon Arts Summer Show, now running at Broomhill, Muddiford, more info www.northdevonarts.co.uk

FRIDAY, JULY 24

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 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.

ERICA OLDHAM BAND: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe.

SUMMER FAYRE: Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-1pm, various stalls, refreshments & raffle.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Coach & Horses, Market Street, Appledore, fourth Fri each month, 8.30pm.

SATURDAY, JULY 25

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, 7.30pm.

FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, children’s craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Fewer than 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.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

FAMILY FUN DAY: First In, Last Out, Bideford, afternoon onwards, bouncy castles, facepainting, barbecue, charity head shaves, character visits, live entertainment 3.30pm, evening karaoke, for the Rainbow Trust and Macmillan Nurses, all welcome.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-2pm, local produce, info 07970 932566.

HISTORICAL WALK & TALK: A Tales from the Riverbank event hosted by Bideford Bay Creatives, with Peter Christie, walk from Bideford to Appledore 9.30am-1pm, booking on www.bbcdevon.org

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: Making origami butterflies & decorative fish, with Learn Devon, at Bideford Art Centre, 10am-1pm & 2-4pm, book a place on 0345 155 1014.

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE FAIR: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, also Sunday, 9am-4pm, antiques, collectables, vintage, textile, furniture & more. Info 01363 776600 or 07850 937371.

CREAM TEA: At Knockbeg, Saunton, for St Anne’s Chapel. 2.30pm, cream tea, cake stall and raffle.

ANNUAL SHOW & FETE: Landkey Horticultural Society, in the grounds of Landkey School, sideshows, beer tent, raffle, auction of produce, 2.15-4.30pm.

LIVE MUSIC: The George & Dragon, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, for Ilfracombe Twinning Association.

FLOWER SHOW: Shebbear and Buckland Filleigh, Shebbear Village Hall, doors 2pm, official opening 2.15 by Pam & Ralph Human, family dog show, car boot, fancy dress, classic motorcycles, clay pigeon shoot 4pm, bar & teas. More info 01409 281426.

VILLAGE FETE: Plus Dog Show, Black Torrington, opens 2pm, dog show start 1.30.

TEA PARTY: Mill Court, Barnstaple. 2.30-5pm, adm £2, for the Alzheimer’s Society.

SUMMER GARDEN SHOW: Hartland Garden Society, the playing field 2-5pm, classes inc vegetables, crafts, flowers, cookery, photography & children’s, plus Hartland Town Band, refreshments & ice creams.

COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 10am-12noon, books, bric-a-brac, cakes, tombola, raffle, entry £1.25 at door.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

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

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, 6.30pm.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, 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: 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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons. Old Bowling Green, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am. Runs until end September.

GOLDEN COAST BIG BAND: In concert, Portmore Golf Park, Landkey, 8pm, all welcome to dance or just listen.

CAR BOOT SALE: Barnstaple Tesco, Whiddon Valley, sellers 9am, buyers 10am, for Diabetes UK, book pitches on 07784 930196.

BIRTHDAY BASH: Chris Stuckey’s 50th birthday, live music, The Joiners Arms, 9.30pm, plus 9pm quiz night.

CONCERT: Chris Powell & Brett Wales, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Bideford College, Abbotsham Road, 3.30 & 7.30pm, full Devon teas available.

DANCE: Bishops Nympton Parish Hall, 7-10pm, ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing, info 01769 550555.

TABLE TOP/CAR BOOT SALE: Slade Vision Centre, Ilfracombe, sellers 8.30am (£5 per table/car), buyers 9.30am-12.30pm, for Jayne Morrow’s stem cell treatment appeal, booking on 07772 645150.

FUN DAY: Barnstaple Rugby Club, adm free, 2-5pm, stalls, games, barbecue, facepainting, Pimms Tent & much more, for Bosom Buddies North Devon breast cancer support group.

TORRINGTON TERROR: Triathlon, sets off 8am from Torrington Swimming Pool with swim, bike ride and run, novice friendly, for info/entry go to www.1610.org.uk

MONDAY, JULY 27

FUN 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.

LET’S 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.

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.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541.

WOOLSERY AGRICULTURAL SHOW: At Clovelly Court, stalls, crafts, fairground rides, vintage machinery, Young Farmers It’s a Knockout, livestock & craft classes & much more.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.

COMBE MARTIN WI: The Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

HAPPY 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, all welcome.

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 gary.tovey@gmail.com 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.

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.

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.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 9.31am for Bus 21 to Braunton, walk Georgeham trail, all welcome, more info 01271 862342.

HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.

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.

REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with Kalibre, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

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

POPULAR MUSIC: An evening of music with John Cooper, Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm, refreshments & raffle, adm £6 non-members.

APPLEDORE FISH SUMMER SCHOOL: Free fish and shellfish cookery demonstrations, St Mary’s Church Hall, 10am-2pm, for all ages, light lunches available. Visit the Facebook page or call 07918 779060.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

CASH 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 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.

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

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 jane@seize-the-moment.net

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.

MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: In Westward Ho! 7.30pm, from Westbourne Terrace to Blue & Green.

CONCERT: With Appledore Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 3-6pm.