Events from 04/10/12 to 10/10/12.


APPLEDORE BOOK FESTIVAL: Continues until Sunday, with famous faces, readings, workshops, concerts and much more. Visit for full programme.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL: Five day festival at St Peter’s Church, Tawstock continues, open daily until Sunday 10am-4pm, refreshments available, all welcome.

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.

WESTWARD HO WI: Now meeting on the first Thursday of each month, at the Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, westward Ho, 2pm.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12 noon The Pavilion, Northgate, Hartland plus 2-4pm The Pill car park, Bideford.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, talk by Hugh Bone ‘Taylor’s Gold (JH Taylor and the Royal ND Golf Club, info 01237 478123.

BARGAIN BOOKS: At North Devon Maritime Museum, Appledore, during Book Festival week – runs until Sunday. Info

COFFEE MORNING: Fremington WI, at Fremington Parish Hall 9.30-11am, all welcome.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

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.

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


BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

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.

COFFEE MORNING: South Molton Bowling Club, 10am-12 noon, all welcome.

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

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.

YOUNG CARERS: Fun activities, crafts, trips, growing food, for young carers aged 11-plus, at the Happy Café, Westward Ho. First session 4-6pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Cloud Farm walk, meet SM Square 9.30am, car share, info 01769 573258.

CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North Street, with Ben Chapman from Somerset, 7.30pm, non members welcome, info 01769 574677.

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.

BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 9.45am Baby Music & Movement for 0-18 months, 10.45am Kindermusik ABC Wiggle & Grow, 18 months – three years.

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

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

ATLANTIC JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-12am, £5 at door, info 07875 201328.

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


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

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

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

CONCERT: With The Appledore Singers & Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, for Cancer Research UK, 7.30pm, info 01237 424982.

GARAGE SALE: At ‘Nestuary’, Marine Parade, Instow (opp Yacht Club). 10am-4pm, also Sunday. Raising funds for ND Hospice.

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

CONCERT: Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir anniversary concert, with guests Wantage MVC, 8.15pm, all welcome.

BUDDHIST CHANTING: Introduction to ‘Nichiren Daishonin’ discipline, 2.30-4.30pm, Combe Martin Community Centre, all welcome. Please call 07857 852103 to confirm attendance. Donations welcome to cover cost of venue etc.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh produce, crafts & entertainment, adm free. Info 01271 864621.

JOINT CONCERT: Heyl St Piran Singer & Barnstaple Ladies Choir, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple 7.30pm. For the RNLI, tickets £5 from 01271 373892 or 376432. Plus RNLI souvenirs, Christmas cards and refreshments, all welcome.

FRIENDS OF THE GIDEONS: Meeting of ND branch of The Gideons International, Roundswell Community Centre, 7pm, all welcome, info 01271 860628.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, bring-and-share, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, adm £3.50, 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.

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.

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10-11.30am, info 01392 876619.

FILM AT LITTLEHAM: ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’, the village hall, 7.30pm, all welcome.

ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm to midnight, £5 at door, info 07875 201328.

MEDIEVAL FUN: 10am-5pm, Bowling Green, Combe Martin & around the Parish Church. Re-enactments, living history, birds of prey and events to mark restoration of church roodscreen. Devon Medieval Combat Alliance show, 2pm.


PETS THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho, please bring pets, photos & friends, service 4pm, all invited to 3.30pm photocall, speaker Lynne Hall of K9 Focus, retiring collection and refreshments, all welcome.

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

APPLEDORE BOOK FAIR: Appledore Hall, 10.30am-4pm, free entry, Appledore Book Festival event. Info

GARAGE SALE: At ‘Nestuary’, Marine Parade, Instow (opp Yacht Club). 10am-4pm. Raising funds for ND Hospice.

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

HARVEST SONGS OF PRAISE: St Peter’s Church, Tawstock, 11am, led by the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, David Gunn-Johnson, followed by bring-and-share harvest lunch in village hall after service, all welcome. Harvest Flower Festival open at church 10am-4pm.

SCOUTS BARBECUE: Fund raiser day for 5th North Devon (Bishops Tawton) Scout Group, Three Pigeons, Bishops Tawton, 2pm onwards. Free barbecue, entertainment, tombola, raffle, lucky dip & auction. Info 07989 171910 or 01271 379133.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hillsford Bridge NT CP (SS 739 477) 10.30am, Watersmeet-Rockford-Countisbury-Lynmouth, nine miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 9.30am, buyers 10am, £6 pitch, no need to book, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002.

HARTLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Parish Hall, Hartland, 10am-1pm.

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.

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

BREAKFAST AT LITTLEHAM: The Village Hall, 9am-2pm, info 01237 420372.

MEDIEVAL COMBE MARTIN: Guided tours of Parish Church 2-4pm, climb the tower and see the restored roodscreen. Refreshments in church hall.

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Castle Street Rooms, Barnstaple, 7pm, refreshments, all welcome, entry £1.


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

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, every week, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSN: North & West Devon Group meeting, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, please call (01271) 327014 to confirm attendance.

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

BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: At the Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 479494.

BRAUNTON HORTICULTURAL: Society meeting, Kingsacre School, Braunton, 7.30pm, ‘Behind the scenes of the RHS shows’ with Howard and Sally Wills, members & visitors welcome.

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

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.


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.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Includes digital and AV tutorials, workshops, talks, competitions and friendly advice. Visit or call 01237 423242.

EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm, all welcome, monthly, info 07875 577428.

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 & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, info 01271 373095.

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

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.

TALK: ‘Birdwatching in Poland’ by Brian Sims, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 452167.


CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

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

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.

HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL: First day of five day festival at St Peter’s Church, Tawstock, 1am-4pm, refreshments available, all welcome.

BANDAM : Barnstaple & North Devon Institute of Advanced Motorists, all welcome to free talk by Devon Air Ambulance representative, refreshments, non members very welcome, at Platform 1, the old railway station, Castle Quay, 6.50pm, info 07891 424912. NORTH DEVON ARTS MEETING: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, free to members, non members welcome, £4 entry, 8pm, buffet supper from 7pm book on (01271) 850262.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.

RASC/RCT ASSN: Meeting, Bideford Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, 7.30pm, new members welcome.

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

MEMORY LANE: 2-3.30pm Bideford Library, share memories and reflect on ‘the good old days’, all aged over 60 welcome, adm free, refreshments. Info 01237 459337.

TABLE TENNIS: Practice/knock up sessions, Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, just drop in, or call 01769 572162 or 01271 373379 for info.

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.

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.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.

RHEUMERS: Support group for those with arthritis and related conditions. Fremington Parish Hall 2pm, guest speakers from NDDH rheumatology. Info 01237 424759 or 01271 860075.

CONCERT: Torrington Silver Band, at Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.