Events large and small from 03/11/11 to 09/11/11

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

● APPLEDORE BRITISH LEGION: Annual General Meeting, Appledore Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome

● BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

● BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

● BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574662

● NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, “A Look at Antiques” with James Wakefield, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

● RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE: Free course for young people aged 14+, at the Community Centre, Barton Road, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 4.30-6pm, booking essential, call Andie Scilly on (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787

● BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm

● BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

● ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

● LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info (01237) 478734

● IT & BISCUITS: Northam Library 10am-1pm, just drop in and explore free UK Online beginners computer courses, tea & coffee, all welcome, info (01237) 475111

● THE DARTMOOR RAILWAY: Illustrated Bideford Railway Heritage Centre talk at the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, with Graham Isom, general manager of Dartmoor Railway, 7.30pm, adm £1, all welcome

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

● COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

● QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

● WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, £2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

● THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, £3, call (01271) 372396 for info

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

● BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

● RAILWAY RAMBLES: Tarka Valley Railway Group illustrated talk with Rod Garner, Puffing Billy, Torrington, 7pm for 7.30, all welcome

● HAPPY CAFE: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, training cafe for chefs, open to the public Thur/Fri/Sun, 11am-3pm, theme this week is Bonfire Feast, making parkin and toffee apples

● CONCERT: With West Gallery Quire at Wembworthy Parish Church, 7.30pm, adm free, collection taken for church funds, enquiries (01769) 580241

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

● BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

● CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● BINGO: Cash bingo & liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619 or www.dechen.org/barnstaple

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre (the Square,) eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Hospice, 1-2-3 lines

● ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12 noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

● HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, 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

● ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, adm free plus refreshments & entertainment, enquiries (01271) 864621

● COFFEE MORNING: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, books, cakes, jigsaws, bric-a-brac, tea/coffee & biscuits, proceeds to Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal, 9am-1pm, all welcome

● REMEMBER REMEMBER... : Celebrate Bonfire Night with the living history team from Past Present at Barnstaple Museum on the Square, 11am-4pm, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 10am-12 noon, books, bric-a-brac, cakes, jewellery, tombola, raffle & more, adm £1.25 inc mince pie & cream, all welcome

● JUMBLE SALE: Sticklepath Primary School, Barnstaple, 2pm, entry 30p, jumble, books, refreshments and raffle, for SAS junior football club

● TABLE TOP SALE: Northam Scout Hall, 10am-12 noon, bric-a-brac, crafts and cakes, adm £1.50 inc tea & biscuits, for Cancer Care


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

● BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments

● QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

● CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for £1

● BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

● quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (01237) 473798

● PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

● ST MARY’S AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am

● CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, £5 pitch, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

● CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 12 noon-3pm, sellers 11am

● ANSTEY FIREWORKS: Anstey Young Farmers Firework Night, Milton Farm, West Anstey, bar & barbecue for charity, 6.30pm, all welcome

● TARKA PIPE BAND PRACTICE: Learn to play bagpipes & drums, 6-9pm, Bideford Pollyfield Centre, just turn up and have a try, all welcome

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

● BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

● US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

● BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Arlington Welly Walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, car share, info (01769) 572506

● RED CROSS BABYSITTING COURSE: Free course for young people aged 14+, Community Centre, Barton Rd, Whiddon Valley, Bple, 4.30-6pm, every Monday, call (01271) 372396 or 07825 051787 to book

● PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

● COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

● BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

● COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

● SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

● FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, 2-3.30pm

● BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

● SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

● COFFEE MORNING: Coffee, books & raffle with friends, Combe Martin Museum Sail loft, 11am, plus orders taken for homemade Christmas fare

● TARKA MORRIS MEN: Practice night, Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, info (01237) 476632

● CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, all welcome, info (01237)423095

● BIRDWATCHING TALK: “Farmland Birds in the South West” with Felicity Clarke of the RSPB, Devon Birdwatching Society event, Park School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £2.50, info (01271) 883161

● BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: At Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome

● BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

● APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

● CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

● WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, (01237) 473798

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● SINGING FOR FUN: Meets every Wednesday, Brookdale Church Hall, Ilfracombe, adults of all ages welcome, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed, plus tea and a chat

● COFFEE MORNING: For North Devon Hospice, at 56 Philip Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, 10am-3.30pm, raffle plus bring-and-buy + cake stalls, plus sale of hospice Christmas cards and 2012 calendars, all welcome, adm 50p inc tea/coffee & biscuits

● THE REALLY BIG QUIZ: Barnstaple Hotel, doors & buffet 7pm, quiz start 7.30pm, pit your wits against other local organisation for the North Devon Hospice, teams of five, £50 per team, organised by Simpkin Edwards, entry forms from www.northdevonhospice.org.uk or call 0844 2579232

● MOTORING: Barnstaple & North Devon Advanced Motorists (BANDAM) talk, Platform 1, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 6.50pm, refreshments, all welcome to go along and find out more, info 07891 424912

● RASC & RCT ASSOCIATION: Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome