Events around North Devon from 09/08/12 to 158/08/12.


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

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

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.

MUSIC & DUCKS: Band Night & Duck Race, at Heasley Mill, near North Molton, 7pm. With South Molton Town Band, tug-of-war, dog show, stalls, children’s fancy dress, barbecue. Race proceeds to North Molton Sch PTA, more info 01598 740123.

WESTMEAD FETE: Braunton Village Green, 10am, stalls, games, cakes, toys, raffle, tombola, balloons & magic with entertainer Dave Hendy, for Westmead House Leonard Cheshire Home, info 01271 815195.

OUTDOOR CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho Green 7.30pm, weather permitting, info 01237 475653 or

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258.

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.

ARTS & CRAFTS: Exhibition, Lee Memorial Hall, near Ilfracombe, runs until Sunday, open daily 11am-5pm, draw with handmade quilt first prize, local crafts for sale, light lunches, creams teas, adm free, ample parking.

ILFRACOMBE RED PETTICOATS: Dancing at Hunters Inn, Heddons Mouth, 7.30pm weather permitting.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.


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.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

BOOK SIGNING: With local author Tania Crosse, Barnstaple Library 10.30am-12.30pm. With latest book ‘The Wrong Side of Happiness’. All welcome.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Bickleigh Mill walk, meet SM Square 9.30am for 9.45 bus, info 01769 572506.

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.

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, £2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome.

JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, non dancers welcome, 8pm-midnight. £5. Info 07817 144292.

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.

DARTS CHARITY CUP: (Reg Tanner & John Berry) Bideford Conservative Club, 7.30pm, entry £1, all welcome.


BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

BINGO: + liner, Barton Rd Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities. Temporary venue - usually Sweb Club.

BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

LAUNCH PARTY: For newly restored St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 10.30am-4pm, historical spectacular, with historic graffiti, paper airplane workshops, choir and concert. More info 01271 373311.

BIG DAY OUT: Family events and live music from 11am-7pm, Braunton Recreation Ground, Exeter Road, stalls, games, fairground rides, raffle, hog roast & refreshments, for charity.

FERRET RACING: Croyde Village Hall, nine races, bar, barbecue, adm free, doors 7.30pm, racing at 8.

GARDEN SHOW & FETE: Chittlehampton Village Hall, 2.30pm, stalls, entertainment, games & competitions, barbecue, beer tent. To be opened by Frank Pawsey MBE, all welcome.

TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Northlew Square (SX504 991) 11am, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: On the quay, 9am-2pm, fresh produce, meats, preserves, pate, ice cream and much more. For stalls or info call 01237 428743.

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.

CREAM TEA: At ‘Knockbeg’, behind Saunton Church, for St Anne’s (Saunton), 2.30pm, by kind permission of Patrick & Sarah Farrelly, cake stalls & raffle, great views, plenty of parking.

COFFEE MORNING: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, stalls inc cakes, bric-a-brac, toys, books & jigsaws. 9am-1pm, coffee, tea & biscuits. For Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir.

ART EXHIBITION: With Headlands Art Group, Bideford Art Centre, the Quay, 10am-4pm, adm free.

GARAGE SALE: At 42 Chestwood Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple. 10am-3pm. Proceeds to Leukaemia Research.


BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Prayer & Praise, all welcome.

WEST BUCKLAND METHODIST: Service, St Peter’s Church, every second Sunday of the month, preacher S Blake,

25th ANNIVERSARY: Songs of Praise, part of Emmanuel Church 25th celebrations, at Preachers Rock on the seafront 5.30pm, in church if wet. All welcome.

MEMORY LANE: Bideford Library 2-3.30pm, over 60s welcome to share memories and reflect on ‘the good old days’, free fun, friendly event, refreshments. Info Taw & Torridge Caring 01237 459337.

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.

FLOWER & CRAFT SHOW: Landmark pavilion, Ilfracombe, from 1pm, presentation of awards 4pm, sale of produce 4.30pm, adm £1. Organised by Ilfracombe In Bloom.


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.

MEETING: Braunton Horticultural Society, Kingsacre Primary School, 7.30pm, a social occasion with bring-and-share light refreshments, members and visitors welcome.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

CONCERTS BY THE SEA: Appledore Band and training band perfuming on Appledore Quay every Monday through summer, training band 7.15pm/senior band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet, adm free.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 572506.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.


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.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.

EPILEPSY ACTION MEETING: ND branch, Henry Williamson Room, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm, all welcome, monthly, info 07875 577428.

BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: At Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome, info 01271 373095.

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883.

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.

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396.

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.


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.

BINGO: Ex-services Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 7pm, for the Motor Neurone Disease Assn.

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Appledore walking tour from 7.45pm.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Croyde NT car park, 10.30am, Nice ‘n’ easy, four miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

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.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396.

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.

CREAM TEAS: Plus bring & buy, All Saints Community Centre, Anstey Way, Instow, 3-5pm, proceeds to St John’s Church.

WILDLIFE FILM SHOW: The Seasons, Wild West and other films, Braunton Countryside centre, 7.45pm. with Film maker John Butter.