Events from 1/11/12 to 7/11/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

JAMES RAVILIOUS: ‘Images of Farm Life in North Devon’, work of the late photographer, presented by Mrs Robin Ravilious, at Barnstaple Camera Club, Sticklepath Methodist Church, 7.30pm, all welcome.

WESTWARD HO WI: Now meeting first Thurs of month at Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, WWH, from 2pm.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, Andrew Littlejohn on ‘the Eddystone Light’, info 01237 478123.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12 noon London Inn car park, Caen St, Braunton, plus 2-4pm outside Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Barnstaple walk, meet SM Square 10am for 10.20 bus, info 01769 572506.

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.

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.

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.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre, the Quay (next to Post Office), 7-9pm, £6, all abilities welcome, tuition available, just drop in or call 01237 425163.


QUIZ NIGHT: for Bideford AFC Youth, at the Robins nest, Bideford FC, 7pm. Adults £2.50, U16s £1.50. Teams of up to six or just turn up and find a team on the night.

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: Braunton Parish Hall doors 6pm, for the Royal Air Forces Assn, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

SPOOKY FUN: Skeletons, Bats & Creepy Creatures, Ilfracombe museum children’s activities, 10.30am-12.30pm, £1.50 per child, must bring an accompanying adult, who can get in free!

COUNTRY & WESTERN: Langtree Parish Hall, late dancing to Capricorn and The Texans, 8pm to late. Proceeds to ND Chemotherapy Appeal. £7 inc hot supper. More info Pat Dowson 01805 601495.

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: Forest school visit, bushcraft & fire building, for young carers aged 11-plus, transport from Westward Ho to Tapeley Park. 11.30am-4.30pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit

CONCERT: Barnstaple Ladies Choir, at St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 7.30pm, with songs from the shows, for church funds, all welcome.

QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT: Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7pm, teams of four, £10 per person inc curry, for a charity bike appeal in aid of Women Versus Cancer. Tickets from Emma on 07811 097327 or Cathie 07929 620664.

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.

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

JAPANESE FLOWERS: Ichiyo School of Ikebana Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, three day exhibition on the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging, 10am-4pm daily, demonstrations each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm, normal garden entry applies. Also Sat/Sun. Info 01237 424324.


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

COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 10am-12noon, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, cakes, tombola, raffle, adm £1.25 at door, to inc mince pie and cream, all welcome.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share, adm £3.50, for local good causes, info 01271 373095.

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

FOOD COLLECTION DAY: Bideford ASDA, Atlantic Village, 10am-4pm, in support of Bideford Foodbank. Info 07874 206438.

JUMBLE SALE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, from 2pm, fund raising for Unlimited Dance Company.

TABLE TOP SALE: Plus coffee morning, Medard House, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, for the Forget-Me-Not project (respite care for those with leaning disabilities) at Berry House.

FILM AT LITTLEHAM: ‘The Angels Share’ Littleham Village Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 420372.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

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.

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.

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.

JAPANESE FLOWERS: Ichiyo School of Ikebana Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, three day exhibition on the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging, 10am-4pm daily, demonstrations each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm, normal garden entry applies. Also Sat/Sun. Info 01237 424324.

COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Parish Hall, stalls, raffle, 10am-12 noon, for the museum, adm 50p, tables £3 or £5. call 01271 816688 to book.


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

BEACH COMBING: Westward Ho 11.30am-4.30pm, plus driftwood sculpture making, for young carers aged 11-plus, Call 07773 679559 or visit

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

CRAFT & GIFT SALE: Appledore Community Hall, 10am-4pm, tea & coffee, many tables, free entry.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: All Saints Day. St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm All Souls Service, 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.

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

T MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am. 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.

JAPANESE FLOWERS: Ichiyo School of Ikebana Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, three day exhibition on the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging, 10am-4pm daily, demonstrations each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm, normal garden entry applies. Also Sat/Sun. Info 01237 424324.


WOOLACOMBE FIREWORKS: Bonfire & Firework Evening at Woolacombe meadow, torchlit procession from Red Barn to meadow at 6pm, spaceship-themed bonfire, barbecue, curry, teas, coffees & cake. Proceeds to local charities. Tickets from Shirley’s Newsagents and Londis at Woolacombe, or Woolacombe & Mortehoe Playgroup (Mon 9-11.30am in the meadow hut).

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

AGM: For Appledore Royal British Legion, at Appledore Social Club 7.30pm, 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.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12 noon, info 07818 650566.

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.


CHRISTMAS FAIR: Thelbridge Parish Hall (just outside Witheridge), for East Worlington Pre-school, 7.30pm stalls inc cards, gifts, clothing, jewellery, tasty treats, arts & crafts, adm £1 inc tea or coffee & mince pie, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: The George & Dragon, Fore St, Ilfracombe, from 8.30pm, for local tourism related causes organised by IDTA. All welcome, winners get a round of drinks! Info from the George on 01271 863851.

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.

GIFT CARDS: Cards for Good Causes pop up shop, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, opens today with charity cards, gift and wrapping paper, then Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm, look for the red Santa triangle!

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea & coffee, all welcome.

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.