North Devon events from 25/08/16 to 31/08/16
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
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.
SUMMER CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! Green, in Baptist Church if wet, 7.30pm.
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Swimbridge Square 9.30-10.30am; Witheridge Square 11.30am-1pm; Tiverton Phoenix Lane 2-4pm.
ATLANTIC FLOWER CLUB: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every fourth Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info 01237 421911.
TABLE TOP SALE: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, Ilfracombe, with collectables, crafts and more, also on Friday.
LIVE MUSIC: The Vim Dicta + Stella Fox, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
QUIZ NIGHT: Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! BYOD, £5pp, teams up to six, book on 07483 229033 or 01237 476340.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
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.
FLAMIN’ RATRODS: 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.
BARNSTAPLE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CLUB: Wrey Arms, Sticklepath, last Fri each month, free entry, guests DJs, occasional trade stalls, all welcome, info 07899 701498.
CRAFT, CHAT & COFFEE: Kingsley Hall, 10am-12noon, every second and fourth Friday, all welcome, info 01237 421274/422492.
NINEPENCE: Plus support, live music, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
FLOWER FESTIVAL: St Nectan’s Church, Stoke, Hartland, runs until Tuesday, 10am-5.30pm.
GARDEN PARTY: Live music at Ye Olde Globe, Berrynarbor, Rakes Adrift in the Beer Garden on 5.30-7.30pm, followed by Old No 7 in the bar at 9pm.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Communion.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
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.
CHRIS STUCKEY: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.
BARNSTAPLE FAIR: Exhibition of the last 50 years, runs until September, Barnstaple Museum.
TATTING: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm. Bring Packed Lunch, info 01769 560805.
FOOD & CRAFT FAIR: Atlantic Village 9am-6pm, also Sunday (10am-4pm), 30 stallholders, wide range.
BINGO: Chunky’s Super Saturday, Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, plus open-the-box, for Roundswell Kidney Unit.
FANTASTIC FLLOYD: The Darkside of Pink Floyd, The Palladium Club, Bideford.
ART EXHIBITION: With Lundy Art Group, Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore, runs until Monday, adm free. Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm; Mon 10am-4pm.
CRAFTS: Plus Table Top Sale, Black Torrington Village Hall, 10am-12noon.
CHURCH OPEN DAY: St Paul’s, Landkey, 2-4pm, discover the history of the church with your guide Michael Gee BEM, refreshments, adm free.
POP UP HERITAGE: The Old Schoolroom, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, adm free, light refreshments.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
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 Parish Communion; 12.30pm Bideford Regatta wreath laying; 7pm Word & Worship. St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion. St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks 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.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Lane by Trevalga church, 10.30am, coast path Forrabury-Tintagel, 9 miles info 01271 376274/07720203737.
ANNUAL SHOW: Appledore Horticultural Society, Appledore Hall 1.30-4.30pm, adm 50p.
QUIZ NIGHT: First In, Last Out, Bideford, for prostate cancer awareness, 8.15pm, four per team, just turn up, plus raffle, hotdogs (proceeds to charity), for info call 01237 474863.
CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe Rugby Club, 11am-3pm, sellers 10am, refreshments and barbecue, parking £1, dog welcome, info 01271 867154.
LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS: With Appledore Band on Appledore Quay, training band 5.30pm with senior band 6pm plus guest singer Tamsin Ball. In St Mary’s Church if wet.
PARTY AT THE MANOR: Fremington Manor, live music 12noon-7pm, barbecue, cream teas, beer tent, children’s entertainment, tickets from Eventbrite website.
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
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.
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.
FREE FACE PAINTING: Atlantic Village mall, every Monday 11am-2pm.
TABLE TOP SALE: Westward Ho! Green, 10.30am onwards, for David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).
CAR BOOT SALE: Blackmoor Gate, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, more info 01598 763207/763491.
PARKHAM GRAND FETE: Plus Garden Show, Allardice Hall, 2.30pm, including companion dog show, vintage vehicles, stalls and teas.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for K9 Focus.
ST BRANNOCK’S DUCK RACE: Annual duck racing fun at St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, stalls, games and activities in churchyard and surrounds, bouncy castle, pony rides, barbecue and cream teas, guided church tours, starts 12noon.
SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Four Parish Morning Prayer.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
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.
OCEAN VIEW: Country Music Club, at Alverdiscott Village Hall for summer, live music each week, 8.15-11pm.
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.
ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.
TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30pm.
FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, talk on Scilly Isles and pre-show meeting, 7.30pm, adm £1.50 for non-members, who are very welcome.
SERVICE: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 10.30am Holy Communion.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
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.
FREE TENNIS: Atlantic Village, with Atlantic Racquet Centre, 11am-3pm.
INSTOW WALK: Meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, Walking for Health, all welcome, info 01237 421528.