Events large and small from 26/07/12 to 01/08/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258.

THE BEACON: New 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, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

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

OUTDOOR CONCERT: Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho Green 7.30pm (weather permitting), info 01237 475653 or

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.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dancing at the Manor, Croyde, 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.


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.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, 7.45pm, for Braunton Volunteers, all welcome.

OLYMPIC CELEBRATION: Victoria Park, Bideford. Music, hog roast, children’s activities & stalls from 3pm. Bar. Marquee in park showing ‘Cool Runnings’ from 7pm plus Olympic Opening Ceremony 9pm. Hosted by Bideford Film Society & Bideford Cancer Research UK shop. Also on saturday, entry at gate.

CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North Street, 7.30pm, non members welcome, adm £4, info 01769 574677.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

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

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.

SUMMER FAYRE: Lavington United Reformed Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-1pm, cakes, new stall, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments, all welcome.


BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for Force care after cancer, all welcome.

FREMINGTON QUAY OLYMPICS: Fun races, disco, throwing events, registration from 3.30pm, races starts 4; disco from 6-8pm. Free entry but children must be registered by a parent/carer to take part.

COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 10am-12 noon, bric-a-brac, tombola, books, raffle, adm £1, all welcome.

FLOWER SHOW: Shebbear & Buckland Filleigh Show, at Shebbear Village Hall, doors 2pm, with family dog show, car boot sale, Torrington Silver Band, classic motorcycles display & clay shoot from 4pm, more info 01409 281426.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Ilfracombe Football Club, Marlborough Park, 1-5pm, adm free, games, face painting, penalty shoot out, hook a duck, grand raffle with great prizes, for club funds and St John Ambulance.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: On the quay, 9am-2pm, fresh produce, meats, preserves, pate, ice cream and much more. For stalls or info call 01237 428743.

ILFRACOMBE TORCH: Social club for elderly blind and partially sighted, Whiddon Valley church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided. Call Brian Patchitt on 01271 879611 for details/pick up times.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hillsford Bridge NT CP (SS739 477), 11am, Cheriton Ridge-Hoar Oak-Stock Common, 7.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, runs until Aug 12, open daily 11am-5pm, draw with handmade quilt first prize, local crafts for sale, light lunches, creams teas, adm free, ample parking.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Freestyle, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-midnight, £5, info 07875 201328.

STRICTLY BALLROOM: + Latin dance nights, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm-midnight, info 01271 376369.

MUSIC & DANCE NIGHT: Eggesford Airfield, Chulmleigh, with 17-piece AJ’s Big Band, 8-11.30pm, bring your own picnic, bar, 1940s gear optional. Tickets from 01769 580241 or 01363 83746. For Devon Air Ambulance & Mission Aviation Fellowship.

OLYMPIC CELEBRATION: Victoria Park, Bideford. Music, hog roast, children’s activities & stalls from 3pm. Bar. Marquee in park showing ‘Fast Girls’ from 7pm plus Olympic Opening Ceremony 9pm. Hosted by Bideford Film Society & Bideford Cancer Research UK shop. Entry at gate.

DEVON & DORSETS: Regimental Assn, Torridge branch, monthly meeting, Bideford Liberal Club, High Street, all welcome, 1pm.

FUN DAY: The London Inn, Braunton, hog roast, inflatable assault course, beer festival, face painting & live music, from 12 noon. Info 01271 816566.

SHOW: Landkey Horticultural Society Show, Landkey Primary School from 2.15pm, more info Jane Stapley 01271 831292.

SALE & REFRESHMENTS: Bideford Town Band Room, Victoria Park, 10am-1pm, produce, books & more, all welcome.

JUMBLE & COFFEE MORNING: Northam Hall, 10am-12 noon, for Children’s Hospice South West, adm 20p.


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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome.

CONCERT: Bideford College, Abbotsham Road, with Andrew Nix and Tony Stace, performances at 2 & 7pm, all welcome.

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.

ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedars, Bickington, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, collection for RNLI.

CAR BOOT SALE: Now back at Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site.

FLOWER FESTIVAL: Plus Open day, St Anne’s Church, Saunton, Songs of Praise 11am, light refreshments until 4pm, all welcome.

PLANT & GARAGE SALE: 91 Yelland Road, Fremington.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe. Treasure hunt with prizes, fun races, fancy dress competition, children’s magic show, bouncy castle, face painting, Ilfracombe Town Majorettes, 11am-3pm, Manor & tearooms open. Call 01271 862624 for info.

APPLEDORE & INSTOW REGATTA: From 1pm on the water - 31 rowing events, tug-of-war, greasy pole, water jousting, helicopter & lifeboat display plus much more. Art & craft show at Appledore Hall, stalls along the quay.

SUNDAY FUNDAY: Instow, Beach Service 11.15am, beach events from 1pm, exhibition & cream teas at the Parish Hall, Part of Appledore/Instow Regatta, face painting, Appledore Band 1pm, Family Dog Show 4pm, ferry service across river to Appledore, all welcome.


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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, for Barnstaple ring & ride, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, 7.30pm, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, raffle, all welcome.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 572506.

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Appledore Band and training band perfuming on Appledore Quay every Monday through summer, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet, adm free.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.

ART & CRAFT SHOW: Appledore Hall, 1.30-8.30pm.


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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome.

PILOT GIG RACE: Appledore estuary, 6.30pm, part of App/Instow Regatta.


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

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

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

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Woolacombe walking tour from 7.45pm.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: George Nympton walk, meet SM Square 10am, info 01769 573258.

HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.

CONCERT: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, Sam and Ruth Chapple & friends, 8.15pm, for WellFound, all welcome.

ILFRACOMBE MUSEUM: 80th Anniversary Celebrations, 10am-5pm, adm free, with regular Flea Circus shows, Punch & Judy, plus children’s crafts and displays. Info

CRABBING: World Champion Crabbing competition, Appledore quay 5pm. Part of App/Instow Regatta.

MEETING: National Association of Retired Firefighters, bi-monthly meeting, Cedars Inn, Bickington, 7.30pm. all ex-fire fighters welcome, info Trevor Shaddick 01271 379195.

FLORA & FAUNA: Braunton Countryside Centre talk by natualist Mary Breeds about Braunton Burrows. £3 inc refreshments, 7.45pm.