THURSDAY, APRIL 30BINGO: 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. ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436. 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. 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, 7.30-9pm 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 email@example.com for more information. DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V Westward Ho!, friendly club, 6.45pm start, more info 01237 470990. FEEL BETTER WITH A BOOK: Reading group with a difference, Ilfracombe Library 10-11.30am, listen to stories & poems read aloud, share your thoughts with others, no reading required BIDEFORD WALK: Along Tarka Trail, meet every Thursday at Clarence Wharf car park, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. HEALING: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7-8pm. FREMINGTON SINGERS: Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, doors 7.30pm, £4, info 01271 268094. TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650. JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260. AGM: Northam Mens Forum, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam. 10.30am, more info 01237 479917. BEFRIENDERS: Weekly Activity Afternoon for the over 65s, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes. MAKIN WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & golden oldie session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm. FANTASYTASTIC: New exhibition at Petroc Goodwin Gallery, free entry, parking £1 all day, open week days 10am-4pm plus Saturday (May 2). COFFEE MORNING & TABLE TOP SALE: RND Yacht Club, Instow, 10am-12noon, for North Devon Hospice.FRIDAY, MAY 1COUNTRY 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. 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. 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 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559. TABLE TENNIS: Torridge Table Tennis Club social table tennis sessions, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome, £2 a session. BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome. HIP ROUTE: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe. ROCKIN SHOES: Rock n Roll Club, Robins Nest, Bideford FC, all welcome. First and third Friday evenings. THE DODGY JAMMERS: A Party for Aunty, The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9pm.SATURDAY, MAY 2SMART 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 Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm. FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, childrens craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Fewer than 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Northam Square Hall, 7pm, new players welcome, £1.50 to include tea and a happy evening. CAR BOOT SALE: Weekly, Bideford football ground, 8-11am, info 07724 168119. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. CRAFT & DESIGN FAIR: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, wide range of stalls, runs until Monday, more info www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor PETE BRUNTNELL: Live music at The Champ, Appledore. COUNTRY FARMERS MARKET: Atlantic Village, Bideford, first & third Saturday, 9am-2pm. INSTOW SCARECROW TRAIL: Runs until May 4, join the trail around the village, bigger and better than ever, trail schedules available from Johns of Instow and Graylings Fish & Chip Shop, Fremington. ARABIAN VETERANS CLUB: New name for North Devon branch of Aden Veterans Assn, open to all Middle East veterans, meets first Sat each month, Ex-Servicemens Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from 01271 377182 or 815168. DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Childrens 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. CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, first Saturday each month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593. WINKLEIGH MARKET: First Sat each month, new community market, produce, cakes, preserves, pies, gifts, cards, crafts & more, refreshments, 10am-12noon, all welcome. DEVON WOMENS ASSEMBLY: Meet first Sat each month, Sunrise Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 11am, new members welcome. More info 01237 424343 or email email@example.com JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn Common Room, Barnstaple, from 10am. SPRING BAZAAR: Clovelly Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm. NORTHAM MAY FAIR: Grand opening 10am by the Mayor, with crowning of May King & Queen. Live entertainment, Maypole dancing, displays, bands, childrens fairground rides, vintage vehicles, medieval combat display and much more. Plus table top stalls at Community Centre & Northam halls, Craft Fair at St Margarets Church. More info www.northammayfair.co.uk ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: St Peters Church, Highfield Road, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local & organic produce, crafts, refreshments, free parking, new producers always welcome, info 01271 864621. CHITTLEHAMPTON PLANT SALE: The Village Hall, 10am-12noon, wide range of plants from leading local nurseries, refreshments, cakes, draw, produce stall, with proceeds to North Devon Hospice. DANCE TO BEN: West Buckland Village Hall, 7.30pm, bring-and-share supper, entry £3.50, raffle, soft drinks, tea & coffee available. VE DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY: Victory Dance with Gold Coast Big Band, Appledore Community Hall, 7.30-11pm, hosted by the Royal British Legion, raffle, refreshments & bar, tickets £5 from Docton Court Gallery + Appledore News, Johns Store + Quay Shop. YARN SHOP DAY: The Periwinkle, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, joins national event, with book signing from Internationally acclaimed designer Martin Storey, from 11am, plus crochet taster sessions, & a competition with top prizes, visit www.theperiwinkle.co.uk CHRIS STUCKEY: live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm. OPEN AIR ART FAIR: Petroc Brannams Campus, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, artists selling work, free taster workshops, free photo booth - fun for all the family, Fantasytastic Exhibition open, tours of the Illustration and Fine Art studios, hot and cold food, live music, free parking and admission. Film Night: Littleham Village Hall, 7pm, for film details call 01237 471928 or 473707.SUNDAY, MAY 3OKINAWAN KARATE: 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 QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Laceys Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome. DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize, all welcome. THE VINTAGE BRIDE: Nautically inspired wedding fair at Clovelly Court, wide range of suppliers, live music, pop up vintage food/refreshments, beauty parlour, roaming catwalk & more. Entry £3.50, for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Brannocks; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms; 6.30pm Evening Prayer. St Annes, Saunton 11am, BCP Matins. TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome. BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993. BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Marys Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542. YESTERYEAR: Merton Vintage and Classic Vehicle Rally & Summer fayre, music with Cameron Mills and Torrington Folk Band, plus childrens entertainers, fairground rides, facepainting, science shows & more. Clinton Hall will be filled with stalls, plus there will be displays by the fire service and Dartmoor Gun Dogs. Barbecue, refreshments, bar & cream tea marquee. CAR BOOT: South Molton Pannier Market 9am-12noon, £6 pitch, sellers from 8am, no buyers before 9am, refreshments, for South Molton Community Infants School, car boot sale first Sunday each month, more info 01769 573103. PLANT SALE & COFFEE MORNING: Landkey Village Hall, for Landkey Horticultural Society, 10am-12noon, adm free. NORTH DEVON 100: Charity cycle ride and Family Fun Day, Combe Martin Football Club, for North Devon Hospice & Friends of Combe Martin School. Two cycle routes, at 100 kilometres & 100 miles, plus fun day from 12noon to welcome home riders. Bouncy Castles, barbecue, live music, raffle, stalls plus displays inc Exeter City FC and North Devon Archery Academy. More info and to take part at www.facebook.com/NorthDevon100 MONDAY, MAY 4FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities. TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490. TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome. AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527. BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details. US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292. APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652. KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am. WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, X-Wing & Infinity. WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653. 30 MIN WALK: With South Molton Striders, meet SM square 10.30am, all welcome, more info 01769 574137. SMS PARTY: South Molton spring Party, the Youth Centre, 4-7pm, activities, circus skills, live bands & DJ, plus bouncy castles & barbecue, free entry, supported by South Molton Churches Together. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.TUESDAY, MAY 5HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2.30pm, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 email@example.com for more information. VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more. BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info. BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394. BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507. MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm. YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847. BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment. HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted. MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783. BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653. OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Braddicks Pier House, Westward Ho!, 8.15pm, live music with Black Steel, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495. INSTOW ESTUARY: Walk, part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528. 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. BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Monthly chat at the Blacksmiths Arms, East-the-Water, 7.30pm, info 01237 421745. SOUTH MOLTON FLOWER CLUB: Meets first Tues of the month, South Molton Infant School, North Road, visitors welcome, 7 for 7.15pm, demonstrations, info 01769 573233. MACULAR SOCIETY: Support group, meets Burton Art Gallery, 10am-12noon, for anyone with macular degeneration and their families/carers, all welcome. MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927. SALSA PARTNER DANCING: Beginners class, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7-8.30pm, come alone or bring a partner, info 07816 614658. SUPPORT GROUP: For those with hearing loss, Age Concern Pop-in Centre, Broad Street, South Molton, 2pm. CONCERT: With Robert Davies, Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors.WEDNESDAY, MAY 6CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm. BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome. 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. TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome. BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798. BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528. YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847. BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome. BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church. LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292. WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903. REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or firstname.lastname@example.org MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137. BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118. BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780. SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461. FLOWER ARRANGING: Maytime Delights, demonstration by Brenda Davison, Newport Methodist Church, 7.30pm, raffle, all welcome, tickets £4 from church members or at door.