North Devon Easter events from 29/3/18 to 04/4/18

Get all your Easter events lined up in a row this weekend. Picture: GettyGet all your Easter events lined up in a row this weekend. Picture: Getty

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome.

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.

Plenty of social events to enjoy a natter at in North Devon this Easter. Picture: Getty/Maya23kPlenty of social events to enjoy a natter at in North Devon this Easter. Picture: Getty/Maya23k

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, £5, 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.

BARNSTAPLE CAMERA CLUB: Winter programme, weekly 7.30pm Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details.

SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 8am-1pm.

ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John’s Community Centre (next to Whiddon Valley Tesco) Barnstaple, info 07964 250436.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from High Bickington, Beaford, Dolton, Dowland, Petrockstowe, Peters Marland & Merton, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

VOLUNTEER GARDENERS: Needed to help at Westward Ho! promenade, alternate Thursday and Friday mornings, no specialist knowledge needed, call Pat on 01237 459081 for info.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Speaker Sue Ayre on St Johns Ambulance, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-noon, info 01237 459324.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help & advice from mobile unit, Griggs Close lounge, Northam, 10am-noon; Moreton Court, Bideford, 2-4pm.

SERVICES: Maundy Thursday, Sung Eucharist of the Last Supper at St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 7.30pm; Holy Communion with foot washing, St Mary’s Church, Bideford, 7pm, prayer vigil until 10pm; Holy Trinity, Landcross, Holy Communion with foot washing 7pm and vigil.

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

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.

LIVE MUSIC: Weekly, The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

TABLE TENNIS: With Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just drop in.

SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, 9.30am Four Parish Said Communion.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Bideford, Abbotsham and Alverdiscott, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

BARUM SHANTY FOLK WAILERS: Fremington Methodist Church, weekly, 10am-1pm, all welcome, hosted by Barnstaple & District

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.

DOG LEG: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, free admission, all welcome from 9.30pm.

ART GROUP: Phase One, Ethelwynne Brown Court, East-the-Water, Bideford, 2-4pm, also Tuesdays, weekly, info 07967 656366.

COUNTRY MUSIC: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, with Hayden, 8.15pm start, info Pat on 01805 601495.

SERVICES: Stations of the Cross, St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 10.30am, Liturgy of the Day 2pm; St Mary’s Bideford, 9.30am Walk of Witness from Pollyfield Centre, 11.45am United Christians Together service, 2pm Meditation on the Cross; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 10.30am Walk of Witness, noon Easter Service.

PILTON CINEMA: Pilton Street, 7.45pm, tickets £4 or ‘couples’ £6.

SWIMBRIDGE CROSS WALK: Join in to carry the cross up Hooda Hill, Swimbridge, for Good Friday, meet St James Church 7.30am, all welcome, dogs on leads please, hot cross buns and hot drinks after, info 01271 830587.

CONCERT: South Molton Keyboard and Light Music Club, with Andrew Nix from Yorkshire, Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm, raffle, tea and biscuits, visitors £7, all welcome.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

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.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Bideford Centre of Light, Hart Street, 6.30pm.

RUDH: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm, all welcome.

EASTER VIGIL: St Brannock’s Church, Braunton, 9pm, followed by celebration of cake and bubbly;

DJ NIGHT: Northern Soul and Motown, with DJs Pete Robinson and Paul Diamond, The Aggi, Braunton, free entry.

DRESSING THE CHURCHYARD: St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 10.30am-noon, all welcome to come and help.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, first of the season, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome.

DIVINE SERVICE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 6.30pm.

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.

CHARITY CAR BOOT SALE: Every Sunday (weather permitting) at Tesco, Rose Lane, Barnstaple. 10am - 2pm, cars £5 vans £7, sellers 9am. All fees to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. Info Maureen 07999 445489.

BIDEFORD AREA SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 6am Five Parish Sunrise Communion (Pollyfield Centre), 8am Easter Communion, 10am Easter Communion; St Nectan’s Hartland, 6.30am Sunrise Service, 11am Holy Communion; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 9.30am Holy Communion; St George’s, Monkleigh, 9.30am Parish Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Holy Communion; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan’s, Welcombe, 9.30am Holy Communion; All Saints & St Peter’s, Clovelly, 11am Holy Communion; St James’, Parkham, 11am, Holy Communion; St Swithun’s, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion; Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Family Eucharist for Easter, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Easter Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.

EASTER CELEBRATION: Churches Together on Combe Martin beach from noon, barbecue, all welcome, weather permitting.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.

SUNDAY QUIZ: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Cider & Ale House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, players £3, teams from two to six, more info 01237 473798.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, first of the season, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

RAKES ADRIFT: Folk music fun with live band at The Old Mill, Ossaborough, near Woolacombe, 8pm.

FAMILY EASTER BINGO: Morwenna Community Centre, Northam, doors noon, eyes down 2pm, refreshments and raffle, lots of great prizes.

MONDAY, APRIL 2

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

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.

ROLL UPS: Indoor bowls, North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 9.30am-12noon, also Friday, all welcome.

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Meets weekly 1-4pm Methodist Church Hall, info Jeanne 01805 622650.

OPEN MIC: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 8-11pm.

BINGO: The Robins Nest, Bideford FC, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Westward Ho! Appledore and Northam, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

500: Enjoy Euchre? This is a bigger version, every Monday 2-4.30pm, £1.50 inc tea/coffee, Griggs Close, Northam, info 01271 329656.

MUSIC JAM NIGHT: Weekly at Appledore Social Club, 8.30-10.30pm, fun friendly evening to play or listen.

FREMINGTON FITNESS: The Parish Hall, weekly, 10am moderate exercise in a friendly group, 11am 30mins of gentler exercise followed by coffee, all welcome, free taster session, info 01271 345581.

SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Landcross, 7pm Five Parish Celtic Communion.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for K9 Focus, all welcome.

PHOENIX CAMERA CLUB: First Mon of month, Holsworthy Skills Centre, 7-9.30pm, more info 01409 259345 or www.phoenixcameraclub.com

EASTER DUCK RACE: Combe Martin beach (weather permitting), ducks on sale from 1.30pm, race start 3pm, for Combe Martin carnival.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, first of the season, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

EASTER SPECIAL: Bible addresses and fellowship, Bethel, the Quay, Appledore, 3.30 and 6pm, tea in the interval, guest speakers, all welcome, info 01237 474466.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

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.

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.

BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 8pm, members & signed in guests.

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 Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour.

MEMORY GROUP: Weekly, Barnstaple Library, for those with memory loss and their carers, listen to stories and poems and relax, 10.30am-12noon.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Churchill Hall 7.30pm, info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk

ROCK POP CHOIR: Weekly, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 7.30pm, first session free, info Jax 07891 813474.

BINGO: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, doors 6.30pm, start 7.45, cash prizes, parking, for local charities and groups, all welcome.

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, 7-9pm, info 07929 531124.

NORTHAM CHORAL SOCIETY: Every Tuesday, Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 7.30pm, new voices always welcome, info 01237 478406.

HANDBALL: Weekly, Bideford Blacks Handball Club, Kingsley Sports Hall, 5.30-7pm (U12 & U14), 7-9pm (U16 and over), info bidefordblack@gmail.com

HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington from 11.30am - 12.30pm followed by a friendly cuppa.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.

OCEANVIEW: Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15-11pm, live music with T & J Duo, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.

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 Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

THINKING MATTERS!: Discussion group, topic ‘The Falkland Islands’, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, come and have your say.

WESTWARD HO! WALK: Meet at green below Nelson Road bus stop, 10.30am, Torridge Walk & Talk, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

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.

THE VOICE: Community Choir, rehearsal, now at Barnstaple Rugby Club, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org

BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Monte 325780.

BLUES OPEN MIC: The Champ, Appledore, 9pm.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Weekly practice, Baptist Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01237 473798/420820.

TALKS & TALES: Combe Martin Community Centre, come along and share your memories of life in the village, 2-4pm, tea & coffee, info 01271 883784.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Barnstaple Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road, 1 or 5.30pm (depending on leader availability), info 01271 321972.

COMMUNITY MINIBUS: Taking passengers from Hartland, Clovelly, Woolsery and Welcombe, to Barnstaple Green Lanes and supermarkets, £5 door-to-door, call 01271 863630.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, all cash prizes, flyer of £100, for Over & Above SBU appeal.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, partners or experience not necessary, info 01237 423554.

BIDEFORD SEW SOCIABLE: Lavington Church Rooms (entrance Willet Street), come to sew, craft & natter, 7-9pm, details on Facebook.

SALSA CLASSES: The Coaching Inn, South Molton, for beginners, 7-8.30pm, all welcome, info 07549 291925.

RAMBLERS WALK: Barnstaple bus station No.309 to Lynmouth., 10.15am, Linear walk Caffyns Cross to Lynton, 5.5 miles, info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

EASTER FAYRE: Westward Ho! Craft Market, Baptist Church Hall, 10am-3pm, crafts tombola.

FREMINGTON WALK: Torridge Walk & Talk, meet New Inn car park 11am, Torridge Walk & Talk, all welcome, info 01271 860780.