Events from 01/09/16 to 07/09/16
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
BINGO: 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 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.
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.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 6pm, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit. Allenstyle Way, Yelland 10-11am; Fremington Parish Hall 11.30am-1pm; Bideford Pill 2-4pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Charles Kingsley Statue Bideford Quay, 2.30pm, town walk. Opt tea. Return by bus, 3.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 7pm Taize.
ONE MAN BOYCOTT: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford, plus support.
AGM: Westward Ho! Residents’ Association, 6.30 for 7pm, Kingsley Hall, keep informed about local issues, with Nick Arnold talk on ‘Northam 1069 battlefield’, all welcome.
APPLEDORE MEN’S GROUP: Blue Lights Hall, Vernon Lane, 7.30pm, talk ‘Find out more’; with Darren Walker, info 01237 425247.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
QUIZ 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.
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.
OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
THE 5.15: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, free admission.
SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Communion.
ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.
SEW TOGETHER: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, 2-4pm, £1.50 per session, first & third Friday.
APPLEDORE WI: Blue Lights Hall, 2.30pm, info 01237 476201.
DAVE SHARP: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
JOHN FAIRHURST: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
BINGO: 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.
CAR BOOT SALE: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
RUDH: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until late September, Barnstaple Museum.
BINGO: Chunky’s Super Saturday, Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, plus open-the-box, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
ARABIAN VETERANS’ CLUB: New name for North Devon branch of Aden Veterans’ Assn, open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
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.
WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
VILLAGE MARKET: Atlantic Village, 9am-2pm.
GARDEN SHOW: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 2.30pm, free entry, produce stall and refreshments.
Oggle Band Ceilidh: Portmore Golf Club, Barnstaple, 7pm, for Everything Ellie, tickets from 01271 376850.
TABLE TOP SALE: Combe Martin Community Centre, 9.30am-12noon, sellers (£5) 8.30am, info 01271 883031.
SPACED INVADERS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, refreshments & music, info 01271 864621.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong. St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11am Four Parish Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 9.45am Parish Eucharist; St Anne’s, Saunton, 11am Morning Prayer.
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.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Dry Bridge CP, 10.30am, Farley Water-Hoccombe Combe-Lankcombe, 7.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
LOBSTERS: Lobster & Crab Feast, Clovelly harbour, food tasters, live music, crafts, street theatre, for National Lobster Hatchery, which will be releasing baby lobsters into the bay.
POSITIVE LIVING FAIR: Bideford Pannier Market, 12noon-4pm, family day of music, stalls, free food, hot beverages & juice, seed swap, activities for all ages, bun competition and more, info 07946 435282.
CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, for Studio Theatre, buyers 10am-4pm, sellers 8am, info Mike on 01271 879705.
CHARITY BINGO: Tesco café, Rose Lane, Barnstaple, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, entry 50p, with door prize, raffle & refreshments.
CASTLE HILL VISIT: North Devon Friends Meet Up Group event, 11am, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
AN EVENING: With Chris Stuckey + Mary, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
VINTAGE TEA PARTY: Swimbridge Jubilee Hall, 10am-4.30pm, vintage stalls, live music throughout, cars, crafts for children, for Devon Air Ambulance and the Orangutan Appeal UK.
FLOWER & CRAFT SHOW: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4pm, raffle & refreshments, entry 50p adults, children free.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
APPLEDORE 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.
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
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.
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.
FREE FACE PAINTING: Atlantic Village mall, every Monday 11am-2pm.
PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com
CRAFT CLUB: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7-9pm, £2, making origami photo ball, info 01271 377778.
SLEEPMUD’S LOST STOMP: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford, free entry.
BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, 7.30pm, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, all welcome.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 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.
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.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
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.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
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 Roundswell Kidney Unit.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233. MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, 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.
BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Green Goose, Mill Street, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745.
OCEAN VIEW: Weekly, Country Music Club, at Braddick’s Pier House, Westward Ho!, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.
SERVICE: Holy Communion, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, every Tuesday 10.30am.
CONCERT: With John Cooper, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors.
SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, South Molton Age Concern Pop-In Centre, Broad Street, 2pm.
NORTHAM WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet St Margaret’s Church, Northam Square 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
CASH 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.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
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.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.
JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.
FREE TENNIS: Atlantic Village, with Atlantic Racquet Centre, 11am-3pm.
MORRIS DANCING: Exmoor Border Moriss, at the Ship Aground, Mortehoe, 7.30pm.
FREMINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, 11am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.