Events from around the region from 16/05/13 to 22/05/13.
THURSDAY, MAY 16
MODERN MASTERS IN PRINT: Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, exhibition of prints by Matisse, Picasso, Dali & Warhol. Gallery open 10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm Sun. Runs until July 15. Info 01237 471455.
COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am.
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.
TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.
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.
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 Square, Winkleigh; plus 2-4pm South Molton lorry park (Southley Road).
SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.
TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.
CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies’ clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.
BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
THE BEACON: 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 CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.
TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.
FRIDAY, MAY 17
BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for school and pre-school funds plus local good causes, all welcome.
BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.
COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.
QUARTET: Film at St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, doors & bar open 7pm, screening 7.30, tickets £4.50 from Docton Gallery or on the door, Appledore Book festival event, all welcome.
MODERN JIVE: Dance Night, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm to midnight, non dancers welcome, info 07817 144292.
HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 1pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.
FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome, info 01237 476632.
TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
SEEING GREEN: Bideford Sustainability Group event Sat & Sun, visiting local home owners who have installed ‘green’ technology such as solar panels, wood burners, etc, to hear of their experiences. Open to all, to book a place go to www.bidefordsustain.org or call 01237 474123.
COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, hosted by 5th North Devon Scouts, 10.30am-12noon, all welcome to come along and find out about Scouting in the village.
BRAUNTON BREATHE EASY: Group meet, Heanton Punchardon Church Hall, 2-4pm, for anyone affected by a lung condition or their carers, more info 01271 813240.
SHAMMICK FARMERS MARKET: Combe martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12noon.
COFFEE MORNING: Holy Trinity Church Hall, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho, 10am-12noon, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, cakes, tombola, raffle & more, adm £1.25 at door, all welcome.
CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, 8pm to midnight, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share supper, all welcome.
COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.
CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883. CHARITY DANCE: With Bett & Audrey, Filleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, adm £3.50, bring-and-share, proceeds to South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, all welcome.
OPEN GARDENS: The Old Glebe Gardens, Eggesford, open to the public for two days only, from 2pm, refreshments, hosted by Wembworthy/Eggesford churches, all welcome. Also Sunday.
BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Hall (former scout hall), for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Golden Lion Inn, Barnstaple, every Sat from 12.30-2.30pm to teach street dancing to age eight-plus. First session free.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, adm £1, info 07878 034683.
TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30am, info 01392 876619.
SUNDAY, MAY 19
VICTORIAN FASHION SHOW: Plus Clothes Sale, Pip & Jim’s Hall (opposite the church) St James Place, Ilfracombe, 2-4pm, tables £6, adm free, proceeds for Ilfracombe Victorian Celebrations and The Dogs Trust. To book table call Carol Slinn, 01271 862378.
BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.
SEEING GREEN: Bideford Sustainability Group event, visiting home owners with ‘green’ technology such as solar panels, wood burners, etc. Open to all, to book a place go to www.bidefordsustain.org or call 01237 474123.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize, all welcome.
WOODY BAY WALK: With the Taw & Exmoor branch of the British Naturalists’ Assn, meet Woody Bay car park 11am, bring packed lunch, five miles, info 01271 343607.
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.
INSTOW VINTAGE FAIR: Textiles, furniture, clothing, jewellery & homeware, the Parish Hall 10am-4pm, £1 adm, raising funds for ND Hospice. Visit www.facebook.com/InstowVintage
OPEN GARDENS: The Old Glebe Gardens, Eggesford, open to the public for two days only, from 2pm, refreshments, hosted by Wembworthy/Eggesford churches, all welcome.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Two Bridges Quarry, Dartmoor 10.30am, Beardown Tors-Wistman’s Wood, 10 miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk
POINT-TO-POINT: Racing on Exmoor at Bratton Down, near Bratton Fleming (EX31 4SG), pony racing 11.45am, first P-toP race 1pm, info 01598 710495.
TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.
FIVE RHYTHMS DANCE: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 11am-1.30pm, info 01271 342687.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Old Bowling Green, 8am-1pm, parking, toilets & refreshments, £5 per pitch, info 07840 105355, every Sunday until September 29.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car 11am, no buyers before 1pm please, sorry no dogs on site, info 07878 034683.
NORTH DEVON MEDITATION GROUP: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30am-12noon, info 01271 342687.
MONDAY, MAY 20
BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for a deaf charity, all welcome.
TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.
TIVERTON WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 9.45am for 9.50 bus, medium walk, all welcome, info 01769 572506.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.
TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Weekly rehearsal, Appledore Primary School 7.15-9pm, new members welcome, more info Jenny Cawsey 01237 424982.
BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, info 07818 650566.
BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.
MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.
TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Parish Hall, Church Road, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.
BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
CRAFT FAIR: Appledore Church Hall, 11am-4pm, adm free, refreshments, all welcome.
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm.
FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Weekly reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 2-3.30pm, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required! No need to book, just drop in, all welcome.
BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment.
BOSPA: British Obesity Surgery Patient Assn, local group meeting, the Training Room, ASDA, Atlantic Village, Bideford, support organisation for anyone considering / has undergone weight loss surgery, 7-9pm, info 08456 020446.
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, all welcome.
QUAY DRAWING: Drawing & painting classes, St Anne’s Art & Community Centre, Barnstaple. Starts today, every Tuesday until May 21, 1-3pm, all abilities welcome, info www.quaydrawing.co.uk or 07831 493326.
BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat. Info 07713 629774.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Visit www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk 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 and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.
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.
SALSA DANCING: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, weekly, 7.30pm, info 01271 860145.
SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.
TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm.
PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.
TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, for the Chemo Appeal, 7.15pm.
BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: Royal Hotel, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.
TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.
MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.
ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.
MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.
TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.