Events around the region from 21/05/15 to 27/05/15

THURSDAY, MAY 21

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

TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

BIDEFORD FOLK CLUB: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, from 8pm.

ART FOR LEISURE & PLEASURE: St Johns Community Hall, Rose Lane (Tesco), Barnstaple, 1.30-4pm, every Thursday, info David on 07964 250436.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

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

BALLROOM: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

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

THE BEACON: 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, all inclusive price £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 11.30am-12.30pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Every Thursday, Holy Trinity Church Hall, V 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.

TORRINGTON CRAFT GROUP: Every Thursday, Bickford Centre, Torrington, share ideas, hold workshops & enjoy company, 12.30-3.30pm, £2 inc tea & coffee, more info 01805 622650.

JIGGY WRIGGLERS: Musical activity group for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers, Bideford Sea Cadets hall, Park Lane, 10am, refreshments, more info www.jiggywrigglers.com

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, now at Tyrrell Hospital, Ilfracombe, 2.30-4pm, enjoy a craft or learn something new, plus hot drinks & tea cakes.

MAKIN' WAVES: Line dancing, beginners class & 'golden oldie' session, weekly, 7.30pm, Northam Hall, info 01271 860116 or 07463 980265.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 10.30-11.30am, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10am-12noon Winkleigh Square; 2-4pm South Molton lorry park.

MEDITATION CLASSES: Braunton Parish Hall, weekly, first two session free, 7.30-9pm, info 01392 490058.

SOCIAL GROUP: Informal get together for people with hearing impairment, the See Hear Centre, 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, 2pm, third Thursday each month, all welcome, info 01271 373236.

DEMENTIA DROP IN: Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12.30pm, chat to representatives including Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society, part of Dementia Awareness Week.

BRICKLAYERS COMPETITION: Petroc Brannams Campus, all day, family and local employers welcome.

FRIDAY, MAY 22

COUNTRY MARKET: Northam Leisure Centre, weekly, 9am-12noon.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8pm.

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

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.

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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: With Bideford Ceilidh Club, now at Northam Hall, 8pm, all ages/abilities welcome, with or without partner, info 01237 476632.

BAGUAZHANG: Weekly Chinese martial art classes, Northam Community Centre, 8-9.15pm, info Alex 07747 833490.

LUNCH CLUB: Happy Café, Westward Ho!, £4.50 for two set courses, served from 1-2pm, booking essential on 07773 679559.

TABLE TENNIS: Torridge Table Tennis Club social table tennis sessions, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, all welcome, £2 a session.

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, jackpot, liners & meat prizes, for local charities, all welcome.

MARQUIS DRIVE: Live music at The Red Barn, Woolacombe.

OPEN MIC NIGHT: The Coach & Horses, Market Street, Appledore, fourth Fri each month, 8.30pm.

BEER FESTIVAL: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, plus karaoke, 8pm.

NEPAL BENEFIT NIGHT: 'The Return of the Gringo', the Olive Branch, Barnstaple, with DJ Selecter, jazz funk, Latin, ska, reggae, soul, calypso, boogie etc, from 8pm.

DEMENTIA DROP IN: Barnstaple Library, 10am-12pm, chat to representatives including Age Concern and Alzheimer's Society, part of Dementia Awareness Week.

SATURDAY, MAY 23

SMART CLUB: Free to regulars & new members, Chulmleigh Sports Centre, family mix and match, table tennis, badminton & tennis. 10am-1pm.

BINGO: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities.

STREETZ: Torrington dance crew at Green Lanes, Barnstaple, every Sat, 12noon-12.45pm for 5-11 year-olds + 12.45-1.30pm for 11-16s. More info from 07854 975823 or email amy@streetzdancecrew.com

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

CLAIRVOYANCE: Barnstaple Christian Spiritualist Church, Higher Church Street, 7.30pm.

FOREST GARDEN HARVEST: Every Saturday, children's craft sessions, Happy Café, Westward Ho! 10am-2pm, with bush craft, crafts & more. Fewer than 12s must be accompanied. More info Jane on 07773 679559.

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.

BIDEFORD FARMERS MARKET: The Quay, 9am-1pm, local produce, info 07970 932566.

ART EXHIBITION: Instow Parish Hall, with Bishops Tawton Art Group, runs until Monday, open 10am-5pm daily, great selection of paintings, many for sale, adm free, refreshments.

EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm.

EXMOOR COAST FESTIVAL: Start of a week of events to celebrate the local coastline, including (today) a walk around Lee Abbey, 11.30am. Visit www.visit-exmoor.co.uk for full list of events.

SONGS, STORIES & PICTURES: Celebrate the history of Exmoor, Lynmouth Pavilion, 4pm, part of Exmoor Coast Festival, visit www.visit-exmoor.co.uk

BEER FESTIVAL: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, barbecue from 4pm plus live music with Falling Apart 9.30pm.

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

ADOPTION OPEN MORNING: 10am-12noon, the Garden Flat, Castle Hill, Filleigh estate, hosted by Families for Children charity. More adopters needed - hear from specialist staff and people who have adopted. Book a slot on 01271 612004 or just turn up.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Lundy Art Group, at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, runs until Monday, free entry. Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 10am-6pm; Mon 10am-4pm.

COMMUNITY ACTION DAY: Alwington Village Hall, plus spring sale, free entry, stalls inc plants, cakes, hot dogs, books & nearly new, plus meet and chat to your local police team, 12.30-4pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

OKINAWAN KARATE: Studio 20, Ilfracombe High Street, weekly 10.30am-12noon, 12 years and above, teacher Glyn Jones 6th Dan, Japan/Okinawa taught & graded, beginners or advanced, spectators welcome, info 07581 076077 or www.okinawakarateuk.com

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.

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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary's Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, St Anne's, Saunton; 9.45am Parish Eucharist, followed by coffee at St Brannocks Rooms.

TAI CHI: Ilfracombe Trinity Rooms, Church Road, 10.15-11.15am, all welcome.

BINGO & QUIZ NIGHT: Weekly at the First In, Last Out, Clovelly Road, Bideford. Eyes down 4pm, quiz night with jackpot 8pm, all welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, every Sunday, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993.

CAR BOOT SALE: Sandhills car park, Instow, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, dogs welcome, café open, info 01271 267443 or 07514 673542.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Haddon Hill CP, 10.30am, Hartford-River Haddeo-Bury, 8.5 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

NORTH DEVON MODEL RAILWAY SHOW: Bideford Pannier Market, supported by all main model manufacturers, organised by Shady Lane Models & Osborne Models Ltd, entry £3, proceeds to Amigos International. More info 01237 423453.

GRAND TABLE TOP SALE: Devonia, 3 The Quay, Appledore, 10.30am, for the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

BEER FESTIVAL: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, Open Mic 2.30-6pm, quiz 9pm, plus Monday, Open Mic 7pm.

ART EXHIBITION: With Trinity Art Group, Holy Trinity Parish Church, Barnstaple, Sun 3-5pm then 10am-4pm until May 30, varied display of work and anyone who would like to join the group is very welcome to drop in for a chat.

CHARITY BINGO: Barnstaple Tesco (Rose lane) coffee shop, for Diabetes UK, doors 6.30pm, entry 50p inc refreshments, plus raffle, eyes down 7.30pm.

MEGA CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe Rugby Club, hosted by Rotary Club, 11am-3pm, sellers 10am, cars £6, vans £7, trade £10, just turn up, refreshments & barbecue, £1 parking, Info 01271 879233.

MONDAY, MAY 25

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The White Hart, Bideford, 7.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

TAI CHI & QIGONG: Weekly classes, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.

TAI CHI: Adult Learning Centre, Ilfracombe, 10.30-11.30am, all welcome.

AIKIDO CLUB: Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7.30-9pm for adults, 01237 441527.

BREAKAWAY SOCIAL CLUB: Meets Mondays evenings, for adults with learning/physical disabilities, please call 01237 475051 for full details.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For over 40s singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, from 8pm, call 01271 813153/374048 or just drop in.

LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11pm, no partner required, more info 07817 144292.

APPLEDORE SINGERS: Appledore Baptist Church, all ladies welcome, 7.15-9pm, more info 01237 420652.

KNIT & MIX: Social knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm.

ADULT BALLET CLASSES: The Meeting Hall, Ilfracombe Rebecca Varley Dance Academy, 11-11.45am.

WARGAMING CLUB: Weekly at St Johns Hall, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), from 7pm, multiple systems supported inc Warhammer, 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 Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band; 7.45pm Senior Band. More info 01237 475653.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bank holiday car boot at Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers from 11am, £6 per car, strictly no dogs, £1 parking, info 07802 176993.

OPEN GARDENS: Woolhanger Manor, Parracombe, 1-4.30pm, part of Exmoor Coast Festival, plus craft stalls & cream teas.

FLOWER ARRANGING SHOW: 'The richness of the earth', competitive show of arranging, St Philip & St James Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, 12noon-4pm, refreshments, raffle, free admission.

APPLEDORE ART GROUP: Friendly group meets 10am weekly, Appledore Community Hall, attendance £2 inc refreshment, all very welcome, more info 01237 425541.

TUESDAY, MAY 26

HAPPY HOUR TUESDAY: Weekly fellowship meeting at Barnstaple Salvation Army hall, Oakleigh Road, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 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, all welcome.

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

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Inc modern sequence, qualified teacher, Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

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.

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm.

TAI CHI: Drop in lesson for beginners, Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe, 3-4pm, all welcome.

SOCIAL TENNIS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, Ilfracombe Tennis Club, Bicclescombe Park, 9.30am-12.30pm, with refreshment break, all welcome, call 07879 882877 or email gary.tovey@gmail.com for more information.

VINTAGE MARKET: Torrington Pannier Market, handmade crafts, foods, retro & vintage clothes, lace, jewellery & more.

BRIDGE MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall, 2-4.30pm, every Tuesday, all welcome, call 01271 327645 for more info.

BEGINNERS BRIDGE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, every Tuesday, 2-4pm, info 01271 343394.

BOWLS: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho!, new members welcome, equipment & coaching supplied, info 01237 472507.

MARKET DAY: Bideford Pannier Market 8am-3pm.

YOGA: Bideford Methodist Hall, beginners 5.45pm, intermediate 7.30, info 07968 898847.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Chubb Hall, Chubb Road, 7.30pm, all welcome. More info www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk

FUN QUIZ: The Chill Bar, Ilfracombe, 9pm, plus raffle, proceeds to Ilfracombe play park equipment.

HEALING: Bideford Spiritualist Church, Hart Street, by SNU trained healers, 10am-12noon, all welcome, no charges but donations gratefully accepted.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: Class for adults, weekly, Bluelights Hall, Appledore, 7-8pm, all abilities welcome, first class free, more info 01237 459783.

BAND REHEARSAL: Bideford Town Band, weekly at the Bandroom, Victoria Park, 6.30pm beginners and Training Band. More info 01237 475653.

REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on 01237 424946 for info.

OCEANVIEW: Note one-off venue change - Country Music Club, Alverdiscott Village Hall, 8.15pm, live music with Ronnie del Rio, sorry no line dancing, info 01805 601495.

TORRINGTON WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Torrington Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Wrafton Legion Hall, 7.30 for 8pm.

ILFRACOMBE WALKERS: Meet 10.10am High Street for bus 31 to Woolacombe. Potters hill-Putsborough walk, all welcome, more info 01271 862342.

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET: St Mary's Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm, wide selection of local handmade crafts, refreshments in the Lounge Café.

AN EVENING OF LIGHT MUSIC: Presented by Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, 7.30pm, adm 50p inc refreshments.

BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. 10.30am-12.30pm, has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat on second and fourth Tuesdays, info 07713 629774.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, 7.30-10pm, adm free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome.

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

FUN QUIZ NIGHT: The Ebberley Arms, Barnstaple, 8.30pm, cash & prizes, £1 per person, supporting local charities.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: Filleigh Village Hall, every Tues & Wed, all welcome, call 01769 572384 for more details & class times.

TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 1.45-3.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.

TAI CHI: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7-8pm, all welcome.

BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Baptist Church, Mill Street, 8pm, weekly practise, new members or musicians welcome, info 01237 473798.

BIDEFORD WALK: Short walk around Victoria Park, meet every Wednesday at Café du Parc, part of Torridge Walk & Talk (Walking for Health), all welcome, more info Steve 01237 421528.

YOGA: Lavington Hall, Bideford 9.45am, info 07968 898847.

BIDEFORD HEALING GROUP: Every Wednesday, at the Sea Cadets Hall, Victoria Park, 10am-12noon, all very welcome.

BRAUNTON SERVICE: Sung Eucharist for Ash Wednesday, 10am St Brannocks Parish Church.

LETS DANCE JIVE: Modern jive classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, absolute beginners 7pm, beginners 8pm, intermediates 9.30, dancing until 11. No partner required, info 07817 144292.

WEARE GIFFARD ART GROUP: Every Wednesday 10am, Weare Giffard Village Hall, new members & all abilities welcome, oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, more info Mike on 01271 860903.

REJOICE THE VOICE: Choir rehearsal, Trinity Church, Barnstaple, 7.15-9pm, new singers welcome, info www.rejoicethevoice.org

FREE SOCIAL CLUB: Happy Cafe, Westward Ho! 9.30am-2.30pm. For ages 19+ offers activities including arts and crafts, cookery, gardening, bicycle maintenance, sports and IT training and support. Light refreshments on sale during cafe opening hours, info 07773 679559 or jane@seize-the-moment.net

MEDITATION DROP IN: Class at 17, Honestone Street, Bideford, weekly 7-8.30pm, followed by tea & biscuits, £6 or concessions, info 01752 224137.

BIDEFORD JIVE: Pollyfield Centre, beginners 8.30pm, improvers 9.30, dancing until 11. Info 07968 053118.

BARNSTAPLE JUBILEE SINGERS: Now recruiting, join us 7.30-9pm, call Marilyn on 01271 830869 or Montse 325780.

SEW TOGETHER: Northam Library, 4-6pm, new members always welcome, info Sue 01237 471461.

MEDITATION CLASSES: Cleavewood House, Lynton, weekly, first two session free, 7-8.30pm, info 01392 490058.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Withypool CP, 10.30am, River Barle-Tarr Steps-Parsonage Farm, 7 miles, info 01271 376274/863727.

BIDEFORD PROBUS CLUB: The Royal Hotel, East-the-Water, 10am, second & fourth Wednesday each month, more info 01237 473337.

INSTOW WALK: Part of Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance 11am, fortnightly, all welcome, info 01237 421528.

CONCERT: Bellows & Waves Accordion Orchestra, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm.

MINIBEAST MADNESS: Children's activity session, Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm, make a butterfly feeder and a dragonfly mobile, children £2, accompanying adult free, more info 01271 863541.

FREE PRINTING WORKSHOP: Drop in at St Anne's Arts Centre, Barnstaple, 11am-4pm, with print maker Liz Wilde, making decorative hangings to be used in the building, just come along.

CHILDREN'S SUMMER CLUB OPEN DAY: At 2 Charles Dart Crescent (former Deaf Children's Society Hall), 10am-2.30pm, launch of Summer Club, come along and find out more, volunteering or hall hire, more info 07933 740020.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Drop in sessions for people with sight or hearing loss. Equipment, information & advice at mobile sensory unit - 10-11.30am Chittlehampton Village Hall; 1-2.30pm Tesco East-the-Water; 3-4pm Landkey behind Castle Inn.