Events from 16/01/14 to 22/01/14.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

ROSEMOOR WINTER SCULPTURES: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington. Exhibition runs until Feb 23, more than 120 exhibits, garden open 10am-5pm, normal admission applies. More info www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

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.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

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).

BEGINNERS’ LINE DANCING: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 6.45-7.45pm, £3, all welcome.

INFORMAL ART SESSIONS: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 1.30-4.30pm, info from David 07964 250436.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12noon, info Eric 01237 478123. 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.

TAP DANCING: Steps Ahead, Abbotsham Village Hall, 7-8pm, info 07906 930955.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the Ilfracombe Centre, High Street, 10.30am. See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

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, all inclusive price £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.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990.

BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet weekly at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm, info www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk

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.

FAMILY KITCHEN: Happy Café, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, freshly made soup and a roll £1.50, half price for children, 12noon-2pm, why not drop in after play group? All welcome.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

ROCKIN’ SHOES: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings.

NORTHAM REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12noon, a friendly smile, a cuppa and homemade refreshments, provide advice, support and a welcoming atmosphere for those who may be have memory loss or dementia and their carers. Info Sophie at Taw & Torridge Caring – 01237 459337 & sophiee@torridgecvs.org.uk.

CINDERELLA: Bright Stars Theatre group annual panto, Northam Methodist Hall, 7pm, for the Chemo Appeal. Also Sat plus Jan 25-26 (see below). Tickets from 01237 408226.

FARMING: Devonshire Association talk with Andrew Butler of the NFU, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2pm, all welcome, refreshments, info 01237 459224.

OPEN MIC: The Three Pigeons, Bishops Tawton, 9pm, followed by mass jamming session, all welcome.

CHEESE & WINE QUIZ: Abbotsham Village Hall, 7.30pm, teams of six, £6 per person inc cheese & biscuits plus bottle of wine per table. Hosted by Bideford Rotary Club., Book your place on 07968 682680.

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, 8pm.

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

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7 for 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 and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

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 ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

TAI CHI: Classes, Instow Parish Hall, weekly 6.30-7.30pm, info 01271 867236.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 12noon-2.30pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ: Boston Tea Party, Barnstaple, live music with Rejoice the Voice, Jim Jones & Sophie Littlejohn, all proceeds to WAND mental health helpline, doors 7.30pm, adm £3 donation, all welcome.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

GADGET HELP: Drop in session at Barnstaple Library 10am-1pm. New gadget for Christmas? Not sure how it works? Drop in for free help or advice, all welcome.

FAMILY ART GROUP: New fortnightly group for children and families, Lynmouth Pavilion, 10am-12.30pm, run by local artist & volunteers, first of four trial sessions, please book a space on 01598 752509.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883.

BINGO: Northam Hall (former scout hall), eyes down 2.15pm, for North Devon Hospice.

BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, eyes down 7.30pm.

CINDERELLA: Bright Stars Theatre group annual panto, Northam Methodist Hall, 2pm matinee plus 7pm evening show, for the Chemo Appeal. Plus Jan 25-26 (see below). Tickets from 01237 408226.

FLORISTRY IN THE HOME: RHS Garden Rosemoor event, Torrington, Jan 18-19, 11am-1pm + 2-4pm. Normal admission applies. More info www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.

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

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

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.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Barnstaple bus 301 to Plaistow Mill, 10.40am Plaistow Mill, Shirwell, Barnstaple, seven miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

CEDARS BIG BAND: In concert, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, the Cedars Inn, Barnstaple, 8pm, adm free.

WHIST DRIVE: Kentisbury and Trentishoe Village Hall, 8pm, all welcome.

KNOWSTONE CHURCH DANCE: Music with Ben, bring-and-share supper, 8pm to midnight, adm £3.50, all welcome.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

OKINAWAN KARATE: New group, Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or www.okinawakarateuk.com

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize, all welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, Parish Eucharist 9.45am, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms.

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.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish hall, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

WISTLANDPOUND WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM Square 10.30am to car share, all welcome, info 01769 572506.

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.

THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, Roundswell Community Centre (next to Sainsbury’s, Barnstaple), 10.30am, talk with diabetes practice nurse, all welcome, adm free.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Every Monday, Appledore Community hall, 10am-12noon, beginners very welcome, more info Cyril Williams 01237 425541.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

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

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, 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.

MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: St Brannocks Rooms, Georgeham Cross, for winter programme, 7.30pm, all welcome, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.

ENCOUNTER MEETING: Beach Café, 6 Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho!, speaker Rev Shirley Henderson, ‘Seeking Inspiration’.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

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.

BIDEFORD OAPS: Number 1 branch, Lavington Church Hall, 2.15pm, all over 60 welcome to meet, chat and enjoy entertainment.

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.

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.

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY (WLS): Friends group, meets United Community Centre, Northam, 7-9pm, third Tues each month. More info 01237 424223.

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.

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.

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.

BINGO: Brayford Village Hall in aid of Brayford Pre School. Eyes down 8pm, great prizes and refreshments also available.

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.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, every Tuesday, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, eyes down at 7.30pm. All proceeds to North Devon Hospice.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Westward Ho! Baptist Church Hall, weekly 7.30-10pm, all welcome, for more info call Carole 01237 423242.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Walking for Health programme, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, more info 01237 421528.

SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, The Bickford Centre, South Street, Torrington, third Tuesday every month 2pm.

TALK: ND Archaeological Society, ‘Excavation at Little Potheridge, Merton’ with Chris Preece, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm. Visitor adm £2.50.

SCIENCE AT THE SEASIDE: ‘Victorian Naturalists on the North Devon coast’ with Jim Munroe of Coastwise, Ilfracombe Museum, 7.30-9pm, adm free but please call 01271 863541 to book place.

CLAIRVOYANCE & MEDIUMSHIP: Evening at Roundswell Community centre, Barnstaple, with Tarot reader/medium Hayley Raistrick-Episkopos, medium Sandra Derbyshire & tea leaf reader Margaret Copp, 7.40pm, tickets from 07719 541400 or at door.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome.

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

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.

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.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, for all who want to dance, instruction available, all welcome.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Bideford Arts Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: St Brannocks Parish Church, Said Eucharist 10am.

BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet weekly at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

INSTOW WALK: Two mile walk, meet fortnightly by kiosk Sandhills car park 11am, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847.