THURSDAY, MAY 14BINGO: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. COMEDY NIGHT: With Marcel Lucont, as seen on TV. First ever comedy night at The Pier House, Westward Ho!, three acts, tickets from the venue or call 01237 477777. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit 10am-12noon Caen car park, Braunton; 2-4pm Ilfracombe Landmark. MEDITATION CLASSES: Braunton Parish Hall, weekly, first two session free, 7.30-9pm, info 01392 490058.FRIDAY, MAY 15COUNTRY 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. TABLE TENNIS: Torridge Table Tennis Club social table tennis sessions, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome, £2 a session. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. JENNA WITTS BAND: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe. DRAWING SYMPOSIUM: The Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, part of the Jerwood exhibition, which runs until June 8, features artist speakers and academics, exploring what drawing means to artists. Discussion plus two artist led workshops, in conjunction with North Devon Arts, tickets £45 via www.burtonartgallery.co.uk A TOMB WITH A VIEW: Croyde Players latest show is a comedy mystery thriller about the eccentric Tomb family and a will reading At Croyde Village Hall Fri/Sat. Tickets from Croyde Post Office, The Manor, Georgeham Stores & Copy Catz, Braunton, or visit www.croydeplayers.btck.co.uk THE IMITATION GAME: Appledore Film Night, St Marys Church Hall, hosted by West Quay Fundraisers, bar open 6.45pm, film at 7.30. Tickets £4 from Appledore Newsagents or £4.50 at door. CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, 7.30pm, tickets £7.50 (£5 child/concessions) from 01271 830267 or Swimbridge Post Office. ROCKIN SHOES: Rock n Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings. NORTHAM REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12noon, a friendly smile, a cuppa and homemade refreshments, provide advice, support and a welcoming atmosphere for those who may be have memory loss or dementia and their carers. Info 01237 459337 & email@example.com. THE WILD HATTERS: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford. JIVE DANCE NIGHT: New dancers welcome, 8-11pm, Ex-Services & Social Club, Barnstaple, £5pp, info 07817 144292.SATURDAY, MAY 16SMART 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 firstname.lastname@example.org MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm. FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, childrens 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. DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451527 or 472883. PLANT HERITAGE SPRING FAIR: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, also Sunday, popular plant fair with wide range of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials from local nurseries, more info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, first & third Saturday, 9am-2pm. FESTIVAL: Flowers, arts, crafts & photography, St Edmunds Church, Dolton, 10am-4pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun. Displays, local crafts and much more, refreshments, adm free, for church funds. COFFEE MORNING: Howe Concert Hall, Torrington, for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, 10am, coffee, cakes, plants, handicrafts & more. COFFEE MORNING: St James Church, Swimbridge, 10am-12noon, cakes, books, bric-a-brac, plants, draw & refreshments. COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Methodist Chapel (EX31 3AZ), for Lampard Community School, 10am, stalls, raffle & refreshments. CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, Sam & Ruth Chapple and friends Songs Without Words, charity concert for WellFound, 8pm. CHARITY DANCE: Hawkridge Village Hall, dancing to Ben, 8pm to midnight, bring-and-share supper, proceeds to Hawkridge church and village hall, in memory of Rita Warne. RUMMAGE SALE: Fremington Parish Hall, 10am-3pm, items from 50p, plus drink & cake for £1 for pensioners, all proceeds to Animals Asia Foundation charity. JUMBLE SALE: Beaford Village Hall, 2pm, proceeds to hall & church. BASILS BALLS UP BAND: Live musical mayhem at The Joiners Arms, Bideford. CONCERT: Bolton Millennium Chapel Gospel Choir, Holy Trinity Church, Weare Giffard, 7pm, tickets £7 include a buffet supper. Proceeds to the church. JUMBLE SALE: Pilton Bluecoat School, Abbey Road, Barnstaple, 10am-12noon.SUNDAY, MAY 17OKINAWAN 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, 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 Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 11am All Age Communion Service with the Bishop of Exeter for 150th anniversary celebration; 7pm Taize. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 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. SWIMBRIDGE RUN: 10k and 3k runs, registration at Jubilee Hall, 10k start 11.30am. Call 01271 830345 for more information. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet North Bovey CP (Dartmoor), 10.30am, Easdon Tor-Bowermans Nose-Manaton Rocks, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727. OPEN DAY: Byeways Bowling Club, Fremington, from 2pm for anyone interested in learning to bowl. Registered coaches & all equipment provided. Light refreshments, adm free. More info 01271 324024. CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, 10am-4pm, sellers from 9am, more info 01271 879705.MONDAY, MAY 18FUN 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. 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. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Friends of the Theatre. AGM: Friends of St Peters Church, Combe Martin, at Parish Church Hall 7.30pm, all welcome. AGM: For Chittlehampton Village Hall committee, 7.30pm, all welcome, especially volunteers.TUESDAY, MAY 19HAPPY 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 email@example.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. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. 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. HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted. 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. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with McKenzie, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. 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. REFLECTIONS: Fellowship for the bereaved, St Marys Church, Bideford, 3pm. CYCLE MEETING: Making Bideford More Cycle Friendly, public meeting with North Devon Cycle Forum, St Marys School, Chanters Road, 7.30pm, all welcome, more info www.bidefordsustain.org WESTWARD HO! WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Co-op bus stop Nelson Road 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, talk with Devon Homelink on personal alarm systems, all welcome.WEDNESDAY, MAY 20CASH 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, 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. 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, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Montse 325780. SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461. RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Poltimore Arms Brayford, 10.30am, Kedworthy Farm-Whitefield Hamlet, four miles, info 01271 376274/863727. MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058. MOTHS & BUTTERFLIES: In the Garden, Fremington Garden Club talk by Jenny Evans, the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, adm £1 members, £1.50 guests, refreshments included. CONCERT: Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir, Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, 8.15pm. NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS CHANGING: 7.30pm, the Annexe, Fremington Parish Hall, come along and tell us what you want from North Devon Humanists, more of the human and less of the -ism, is the essence of what were aiming for. A forum where people from different backgrounds can meet to discuss contemporary issues, without feeling overawed or inhibited. More information from Barry Zussman 01237 474225.