Events from 11/10/12 to 17/10/12.


LIBBATON ART EXHIBITION: At Libbaton Golf Club, High Bickington, near Umberleigh, runs until Saturday, 10am-5pm daily, 10 artists exhibiting, all welcome.

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, talk by Tom Carrick on ‘Neighbourhood Watch’, info 01237 478123.

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.

AGM: Tarka Child Contact Centre, at Bideford Bay Children’s Centre, 6pm, more info 07530 605681.

BOOK LAUNCH: Alwington Church, Dr Todd Grey (‘Devon’s 50 Best Churches’) with his new book ‘Devon’s Ancient Bench Ends’, 7pm, adm £5 donation inc tea & coffee.

MEETING: Roundswell Residents’ Association, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7pm, all welcome.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit – 10am-12 noon London Inn car park, Caen St, Braunton, plus 2-4pm outside Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRESENTATION: With historian Peter Christie, Barnstaple Camera Club, Sticklepath Methodist Church 7.30pm, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Puffing Billy CP, Torrington, 10.30am, Tarka Trail-Frithelstock, optional pub lunch, 6.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

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

GET TOGETHER: North & West Devon Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Assn, St Johns Garden Centre, Barnstaple, 2pm, more info (01271) 329717.

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.

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.

COFFEE MORNING: South Molton Bowling Club, 10am-12 noon, all welcome.

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

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.

TALK: Devon Wildlife Trust Barnstaple branch, with John Bradbeer on ‘Culm country, Devon’s misunderstood treasure’. Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7 for 7.30pm, entry £2.50 donation, children free, inc refreshments.

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.

BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 9.45am Baby Music & Movement for 0-18 months, 10.45am Kindermusik ABC Wiggle & Grow, 18 months – three years.

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

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

ATLANTIC JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm-12am, £5 at door, info 07875 201328.

JIVE DANCE NIGHT: Ex-services & social club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, £5, non dancers welcome, 8pm to midnight, info 07817 144292.

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


SUMPTUOUS CREAM TEA: Beaford Village Hall, plus raffle & tombola, for ND Chemotherapy Appeal.

FOOD COLLECTION DAY: For Bideford Foodbank at Tesco, Bideford, 10am-5pm, purchase an item in store and support appeal for local people. Info 07874 206438.

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

BINGO: + liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, 10am-12 noon, all welcome.

WINE & CHEESE QUIZ: Swimbridge Village Hall, 8pm, for Swimbridge Pre-school, tickets from village post office or at door, £5, all welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 10-11.30am, hosted by St Margaret’s Church Mission Committee for the Emergency Fund, entry 50p inc coffee and biscuits, stalls, cakes, plus bring-and-buy, Christmas tombola, bric-a-brac etc.

JUMBLE SALE: Plus nearly new, Northam Hall, 2pm, tea & coffee, all welcome.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh produce, crafts & entertainment, adm free. Info 01271 864621.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, adm £3.50, all welcome.

TABLE TOP SALE: 5 Francis Drive, Westward Ho, from 11am, for the David Rundle Trust (help for Rwanda).

CHARITY CONCERT: Harmonica presents ‘Dizzy for Disney’, South Molton Methodist Church Hall, 7.30pm, adults £5, U15s £2.50, more info 07814 519692.

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

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

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.


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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion, all welcome.

NEARLY NEW SALE: ‘4 Kids’, plus café and homemade cakes, The Cedars, Bickington, Barnstaple, 10.30am-12.30pm, info 01271 314938.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Morwenstow CP (SS 205 153) 10.45am, Tidna Shute-Marsland Valley-Gooseham Mill, hilly, eight miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

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.


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

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, every week, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

FREMINGTON BINGO: the Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for the MS Society, all welcome.

BINGO: Chittlehampton Village Hall, poultry, meat & food prizes, cash liner, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome.

PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, meat & grocery prizes, all welcome.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.

BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435.

DIABETES SUPPORT: North Devon group meeting, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30am, speaker practice nurse ‘Keeping Well in Winter’, all welcome, adm free.

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

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.


APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB AGM: Members invited to attend if their club is important to them, but all very welcome, 7.30pm, at New Quay Street (the former legion hall).

WOOLSERY YOUNG FARMERS: New members evening, at Woolsery Community Hall, everyone from age 10-26 invited, come along and see what it is all about, from 7.30pm. More info 07972 834981.

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.

TALK: ‘Hillsborough Hill Fort’ with Dave Edgecombe, ND Archaeological Society, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors £2.50.

QUIZ NIGHT: For Ilfracombe in Bloom, George & Dragon, Fore St, Ilfracombe, teams of two-six or just turn up, 8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Includes digital and AV tutorials, workshops, talks, competitions and friendly advice. Visit or call 01237 423242.

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 & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.

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, info 08456 020446.

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

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.


BOOK LAUNCH: St Johns Garden Centre, launch of ‘Never Again’ by Dorothy Rundle about her experiences in Rwanda, 3.30-6pm, all welcome. Proceeds to the David Rundle Trust.

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.

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

SWIMBRIDGE PHOTOGRAPHS: ‘Swimbridge Q&A’ talk with Peter Christie showing pictures of the village from the past 60 years, at St James Church, 7 for 7.30pm, bring your own photos.

AGM: Barnstaple branch of the Royal British Legion, Ex-servicemen’s Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all members and friends welcome.

CONCERT: ‘Last Night of the Proms’ with Bideford Town Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm, last summer season concert, bring your flags, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Pig on the Hill, Pusehill 10.30am, Kipling Tors-coastpath, four miles, optional lunch, info 01271 376274 or 863727.

TABLE TENNIS: Practice/knock up sessions, Instow Village Hall, 7.30pm, just drop in, or call 01769 572162 or 01271 373379 for info.

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.

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.

BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.