North Devon events from 08/09/16 to 14/09/16
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, 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.
TARKA VALLEY RAILWAY: Volunteers meet every Thursday at Torrington Station, aka The Puffing Billy, for restoration & track laying, new members welcome, info 07881 905260.
BEFRIENDERS: Weekly Activity Afternoon for the over 65s, Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Summer walks programme starts May 5, 6pm, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.
BINGO: Bideford Liberal Club, nr top of High Street, cash bingo £1,000 pay out, eyes down 7.15pm.
SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.
THE MUDDY BOOTS: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford, plus support.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Hartland Quay Middle CP, 10.30am, Coast path. Return inland, 6 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile service. Braunton Caen car park 10am-12noon; Ilfracombe Landmark 2-4pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.
BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.
OUT AND ABOUT: Community minibus trips for the Torridge area, to join in call Karl on 01271 549680.
LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
FIREKIND: Live music at the Red Barn, Woolacombe, from 9pm approx.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
CRAFT FAIR: Mortehoe Village Hall, 10am-4pm, free admission.
SUMMER CRAFT MARKET: Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, every Friday through the summer, 10am-4pm.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Communion.
KRIS BARRAS BAND: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
DINNER PARTY: 20, Bidna Lane, Northam, for David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda), 7 for 7.30pm, booking essential on 01237 477470.
GHOST WALK: Discover the social underbelly of old Barnstaple, 7.30pm, tickets from Tea by the Taw, with hot drink & cake on return.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.
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.
CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey showground, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
DOGLEG: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until September 24, Barnstaple Museum.
BINGO: Chunky’s Super Saturday, Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, plus open-the-box, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
WENDY MAY: DJ night at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info 01271 812995. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12noon, all welcome.
CREATIVE WRITING: Group at Bideford Library, every second Sat with publisher Nikki Brownson, 2-4pm, all welcome, no charge.
BIDEFORD CARNIVAL: 6pm start from Bideford Quay.
RAILWAY EXHIBITION: The Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe High Street, 10am-1.30pm, hosted by Combe Rail with guests Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Tarka Rail Association, Tarka Valley railway, Ilfracombe and Braunton museums, adm free.
AGM: Combe Rail, Lantern Centre, High Street, Ilfracombe, 2pm, come and find out more about proposals to reopen the old railway between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.
CAR BOOT SALE: Chulmleigh playing field, 2pm, for Devon Air Ambulance, info 01769 580241, sellers from 12noon.
ABSEILING TEDDIES: Combe Martin Parish Church, Teddies at the Tower, 2-5pm, soft toys parachuting or abseiling from 2-3.30pm, plus stalls, teddy fancy dress, refreshments.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Barnstaple every Saturday, call 07968 511312 for info.
SPONSORED WALK: Four mile Dulverton walk for South Molton Parish Church, all welcome, forms at church or call 01769 574763/573558.
CHURCH OPEN DAY: Visit St Matthew’s Church at Lee for Devon Historic Churches Day, 11am-5pm, Craft Shop and Gallery open, children’s quizzes, plenty to see, extensive parking.
ILFRACOMBE BIKE SHOW: seafront, 12noon-5pm, stands, music, food, trophy presentation (4pm), adm £3, all proceeds to motorcycle causes, organised by MAG.
CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.
BARBECUE & FAYRE: Barnstaple Parish Church, 109am-2pm, for the Renovation Appeal.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm.
BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.
BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Service; 11.30am Holy Communion. St George’s, Monkleigh 9.30am Parish Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard 9.30am Morning Praise; Holy Trinity, Landcross 11.15am Parish Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 6pm Evensong.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church.
BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.
DIVINE SERVICE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.
CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, info 07802 176993.
BARNSTAPLE QUAKER MEETING: Pilton Bluecoats Academy, Abbey Road, weekly, 10.30am.
CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, 8am, sellers 7.30am, for the Commons Conservators, now weekly until end September.
CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. Contact Maureen 07999 445489.
OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.
JET SKI SAFARI: North Devon Friends Meet Up Group event, 11am, info www.meetup.com/North-Devon-Friends
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Georgeham Village CP, 10.30am, Saunton Down-Middleborough Hill-Pickwell, 10 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
TIKI SHACK UP: Live music at The Palladium Club, Bideford.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.
WAR GAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, and multiple systems supported inc War hammer, X-Wing & Infinity.
WHIST DRIVE: Weekly, Griggs Close, Northam, new players very welcome, £1 to include tea, raffle and laughter, 7pm.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.
APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541.
BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Weekly, The Fortescue House Club, Wrafton Road, Braunton, 7.30-10pm, call 01271 379940 or visit www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc
SUMMER CONCERT: With Appledore Band, on the quay 7pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.
APPLEDORE TAI CHI: Weekly, Blue Lights Hall, 7.30-9pm, info Alex 07747 833490.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Ex-Services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 11. Info Sue 07817 144292.
BIDEFORD STAMP CLUB: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 7.30pm, all welcome.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for CLIC Sargent.
BINGO: Abbotsham Village Hall, 6.45pm, eyes down 7pm, £1 entry inc tea/coffee, grocery prizes.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 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.
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.
BRIDGE GROUP: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 345520 for more info.
BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.
FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.
BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Band room, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.
HEALING: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10-11.45am, all welcome.
FOLK OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 7.30pm.
BOWLING: Free indoor coaching, Kingsley Bowling Club, Westward Ho!, weekly, info 01237 472507.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 7.30pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-12noon.
SILVER SPURS: Square Dance Club, student night, St John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.
CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.
OCEAN VIEW: Weekly, Country Music Club, at Braddick’s Pier House, Westward Ho!, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.
SERVICE: Holy Communion, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, every Tuesday 10.30am.
SINGALONG-A-LIBRARY: Barnstaple Library, a group for anyone who wants to sing for fun, every second Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, more info 01271 388593.
TORRIDGE TUESDAYS: A group which meets in Appledore, to socialise, host speakers, craft & fundraise, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm, all welcome, call Ruth on 07977 184897 for info.
BARNSTAPLE UKULELE GROUP: Now every second Tues, The Corner House, Joy Street, 7.30-9.30pm, any standard welcome, very friendly, informal club, more info on 07876 028331.
VINTAGE FAIR: On the Square in Barnstaple, runs until September 17.
TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30pm.
DEVON BIRDS TALK: ‘Chobe and Okavanga – Feast and Famine’ by Gill and Philip Marlow, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm £3 inc tea/coffee, info 01237 452167.
BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB AGM: Goodleigh Hall, 7pm, followed by dance club until 10pm, £2, all welcome.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.
REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org
BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.
ARTS & CRAFTS: Drop in session at Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-1pm, free, call 07773 679559.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 423554.
BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Come along and have a go, the Baptist Church, Mill Street, potential dancers or musicians welcome, more info 01237 473798.
BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Beginners sessions, Chittlehamholt Parish Hall, 6.30pm, info 01769 550899.
QUIZ A CHRISTIAN: Appledore Baptist Church, 3pm, come along with any questions for an informal chat over coffee and cake, all welcome.
BIDEFORD JIVE: Every Wednesday, Pollyfield Community Centre, all profits to charity, 8.30-11pm, beginners 8.30-9, intermediate 9.30-10, all welcome, more info 07968 053118.
JIVE: For absolute beginners, 7-8pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. Info Sue 07817 144292.
LET’S DANCE JIVE: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, improvers 9.30pm, until 10.30. Info Sue 07817 144292.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Williams Arms Wrafton CP, 11am, Tarka Trail-Braunton Down. Opt. pub lunch, 3.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10.15am, info 01237 473337.
RASC & RCT ASSN MEETING: Conservative Club, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 7.30pm, members and ex-Logistic Corps welcome.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit. Bradworthy Square 10-11.30am; Woolsery Hall 12noon-1.30pm; Northam Bone Hill car park 2.30-4pm.
TEA WITH FRIENDS: St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 2pm.
BARNSTAPLE BLOOMERS: Institute meeting, Barnstaple Library Henry Williamson Room, 6-8pm, new members welcome, info Cherry Vincent 01271 372542.
INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
ANDREW BACHE: Live music at the Palladium Club, Bideford.
CONCERT: Barnstaple Concert Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.