Celebrate Black Cat Day, plus events supernatural or otherwise from 25/10/12 to 31/10/12.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
FOOD COLLECTION: TTVS ‘Make a Difference’ food collection in support of Bideford Food Bank, at 14 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 9.30am-3pm.
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, info 01237 478123.
CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.
ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911.
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.
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT: Bishops Nympton Village Hall, organised by North Devon Young Farmers Club for Bishops Nympton Pre-school and ND Chemotherapy Appeal, 7.30pm, teams of four-six, £10 each inc food & wine, please call 07775 473012 or 07528 855091 to book a team.
FOOD COLLECTION: TTVS ‘Make a Difference’ celebration and food collection day in support of Bideford Food Bank, at 14 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-2pm.
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.
CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, Methodist Church Hall, North Street, 7.30pm, adm £4, non members welcome, info 01769 574677.
BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.
PILTON CINEMA: Showing ‘The Lives of Others’, at Pilton Church Hall 7.45pm, last Friday of every month, info www.piltoncinema.org or call 01271 378168.
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.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
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, eyes down 2.15pm, for ND Intensive Care.
AUTUMN FAYRE: Five day fayre hosted by Hartland Arts & Crafts Society at the Parish Hall, 10am-5pm daily, runs until Wednesday.
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS: 10.30am-2pm, butchers Row, Bideford, £2 per child, free ‘lucky horseshoe’, bring along a Guy, prize for the best, fancy dress optional.
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN PARTY: Portobello Inn, Bideford, 2-5pm, £2 per child, includes food and drink.
PUZZLING: Ilfracombe Museum book and puzzle sale from 10am-12 noon, all welcome.
CONCERT: South Molton Town Band, the Assembly Rooms, South Molton, 7.30pm, compere Reverend Tony Cox, draw & refreshments, tickets £5, children free.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Vivian Moon Centre, Braunton, 9am-12 noon, for ND Chemotherapy Appeal, plus other local charity stalls, refreshments, info 01271 812121.
GRAND TABLE TOP: Sale, Appledore Baptist Church, 11am onwards, for the David Rundle Trust (help for Rwanda).
TABLE TOP SALE: Tawstock Village Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm, refreshments, draw, bric-a-brac, nearly new, cake, WI, book stalls, proceeds to NDDH chemotherapy unit.
CRAFT & TABLE TOP SALE: Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12 noon.
QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm. Bring your own team or form one on the night, entry £7 inc fish and chip supper during interval from Squires. Licensed bar. Info 01271 814082.
JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn, Barnstaple, from 10am, cake stall, raffle, all welcome.
HARMONICA SING DISNEY: West Buckland Village Hall, 7.30pm, tickets £5 from 01598 760437.
COFFEE MORNING: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 9am-1pm, stalls inc cakes, books, jigsaws, toys, bric-a-brac, coffee, tea & biscuits, for the Mercy Ships charity.
TABLE TOP SALE: Bideford Blues, The Pill, 2-4pm, baby and household items & more, refreshments, all welcome.
WOMEN’S CLOTHING: sale, new and almost new, sizes 16-24, All Saints Community Centre, Instow, 10am-2pm, for Help for Heroes.
ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind and partially sighted, meet Whiddon valley church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided, call Brian Patchitt on 01271 879611 for info/times/pick up points.
DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assoc, Torridge branch AGM and get together. Bideford Liberal Club, High St, 1pm, all welcome.
COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.
TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info (01769) 560805.
ATLANTIC JIVE FREESTYLE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm to midnight, £5 at door, info 07875 201328.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.
FIREWALK: The Big Sheep, Bideford, charity fire and glass walk run by Blaze to raise money the charity or cause of your choice. To take part, call 01271 371343, email email@example.com or call Claire at The Big Sheep on 01237 472366.
BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion, all welcome.
PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Night time camera workshop, Westward Ho! beach 6.30-9pm, with local photographer Dave Green. More info 07530 508681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MERCY SHIPS: Talk with Maureen Richards, Combe Martin Parish Church, about her experiences volunteering for the charity in West Africa, during the Family Worship Service at 9.30am.
CRAFT MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 10am-4pm, more info 01271 882682 or 07854 211175.
AUTUMN CRAFT FAIR: Eggesford Garden Centre, 11am-4pm, craft, produce, jewellery and much more. Free entry and parking.
SOUTH MOLTON APPLE FAIR: The Pannier Market (SM) from 10.30am, inc Apples and Produce Show, games, activities, fresh, cooked, preserved, distilled and fermented apples! More info 01769 573415.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Eggesford Forest CP 10.30am, woodland walk, nine miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: The Cedars, Bickington, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, adm free, donations taken for RNLI.
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.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Fremington-in-Bloom, all welcome.
BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.
ENCOUNTER MEETING: Beach café, Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho, speaker Eunice Dunn ‘A Story of love’, 7-9pm.
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: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574179.
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 www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc.
DIGITAL WORKSHOP: Half day digital camera workshop, with Dave Green Barnstaple 3-5.30pm. Get to know your camera better. More info 07530 508681 or email email@example.com.
MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
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.
PUDDING PARTY: Kentisbury Village Hall, 7.30pm, plenty of puddings, a raffle & quizzes, £4, all welcome. Info 01271 882487.
BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.
YOUNG CARERS: Trip to RHS Garden Rosemoor, organised by the Happy Café, Westward Ho for young carers. 11.30am-4.30pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit www.seize-the-moment.net
CRAFT FAIR: Appledore Church Hall, 11am-4pm, refreshments available, all welcome.
MEETING: ND branch of Royal Air Forces Association, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm, 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 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 & 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.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
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.
APPLEDORE SINGERS CONCERT: Bethel church, East-the-Water, Bideford, 7.30pm, a wide variety of choral music to suit all tastes, adm free but donations welcome, light refreshments, info 01237 475962.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: For ages 7-11, at the Happy Café, Westward Ho, 2.30-3.30pm. £3 per child inc food, drink, apple bobbing etc, plus prizes for best costume. Children must be accompanied but adults go free. Call 07773 679559 or visit www.seize-the-moment.net
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
CRAFT & FOOD FAYRE: Ilfracombe Golf Club, 11am, all welcome.
NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info 01237 477851, all welcome.
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.