THURSDAY, MAY 17BINGO: 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, £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: Summer walks weekly programme, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details. SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 9am-2pm. ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St Johns 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. SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Winkleigh Square 10am-1pm; South Molton Southley Road 2-4pm. BREATHE EASY: North Devon meeting, Marlborough Court, Park lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, all welcome, info 01237 474725. CREAM TEA & PLANT SWAP: St Johns Garden Centre, hosted by Barnstaple & District Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, all welcome, info 01271 342390.FRIDAY, MAY 18QUIZ 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. WILD HATTERS: 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. THE ELDERLY BROTHERS: The Cedars Hotel, Barnstaple, for Exmoor Search & Rescue, door 7.30pm, tickets at door or in advance from Devon Outdoors (Wyevale Garden Centre, Ashford), or email firstname.lastname@example.org GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY: Recycled teenagers invited to a night of fun at The Big Sheep have a go on all the things the kids enjoy (twister ride, slides, water bombs, go karts and trampolines)! 6.30-9.30pm, for Appledore RNLI, tickets from www.thebigsheep.co.uk SPRING PLANT & CRAFT SALE: Two day sale at St Andrews Church, Alwington and Old Schoolroom, craft demonstrations, books & bric-a-brac, refreshments, tea/coffee & sandwiches, cream teas, free entry, all proceeds to church and Schoolroom heating fund. QUIET CAFÉ: Barnstaple Library, meets monthly, 10am-noon, for people with dementia newly diagnosed or with sensitivity to noise/hearing loss, all welcome. ADOTION OPEN EVENT: Anyone thinking of adopting a child welcome to find out more, Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, info 01364 645480.SATURDAY, MAY 19BINGO: 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. OLD NO 7: Live music at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm, all welcome. CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey Showground, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993. CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Ground, weekly, 8-11am, info 07724 168119. MUSIC CLUB: 11 to 16 years, The Small School Room, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! weekly 11am-1pm, supported by the Ho! Co-op Local Community Fund, all welcome, info 01237 478048. ANNIVERSARY CONCERT: Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, start of 700 year celebrations at Barnstaple Parish Church, 7pm, all welcome. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett from 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, raffle, adm £3.50, all welcome. QUIZ & CHIPS: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, quiz night plus fish and chip supper from Squires, £7.50 all in, all welcome. CHUNCKYS BINGO: Northam Bottom Hall, eyes down 2.15pm, for Northern Devon Foodbank. COMBE MARTIN FARMERS MARKET: The Village Hall, 9.30am-noon. WRITING FOR CHILDREN: For adult writers at Barnstaple Library, if you write for children, come along and share support & ideas, 10am-noon. MOLLAND MOOR CUCKOOS: An Exmoor Society Walk, all welcome. Meet Molland Moor Gate (Anstey Gate) 10.30am, info www.exmoorsociety.com SUNDAY, MAY 20BIDEFORD 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 Marys Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectans, Welcombe, 9.30am All Age Service; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Service in Chapel; St Marys & St Benedicts, Buckland Brewer, 10am Chapel service; St Nectans Hartland, 10am Breakfast Service, Methodist Church; St Andrews, Alwington, 11am Morning Prayer; St Swithun, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise; St James, Parkham, 11am Holy Communion; St Annes, Bucks Mills, 4pm Holy Communion for Pentecost. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; 11am Eucharist, St Annes, Saunton. OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm. CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993. BUTTERFLIES & SPRING FLOWERS: Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists event, meet Gooseham Mill 11am, all welcome, info Brian Sims on 01271 343607. QUIZ NIGHT: Our Sunday Quiz for North Devon Cancer Care is now at the Robins Nest, Bideford AFC, Kingsley Road, 8pm, £3 per player and teams of two to six, info 01237 473798.MONDAY, MAY 21APPLEDORE 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. LETS 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. EUCHRE-STYLE 500: Now at Marlborough Court, Bideford, weekly, 2pm, adm £1.50, tea, biscuits & raffle, all welcome, 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. KNIT & MIX: Social drop-in knitting group, Barnstaple Library, 2-4pm. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for Instow Friendship Club. AGM: Wings South West, at Wings Hall, Meddon Street, Bideford, update on the North Devon Coastal Academy run in partnership with Integer, Bude, if you wish to attend, please rsvp email@example.com COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.TUESDAY, MAY 22COFFEE 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 Johns Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm. CHUNKYS BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peters 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 Ben Thompson, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273. COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon. BUSINESS WORKSHOP: Finding those first customers, Barnstaple Library Business & IP Centre, 4-5.30pm, for info call the library on 01271 318780. BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, all welcome, adm £2.50. TORRINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Dartington Crystal car park, 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780. TRADITIONAL JAZZ: The Old Barn Inn, Bickington, live band from 7.30pm.WEDNESDAY, MAY 23CASH 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. DIGITAL ASSIST: Barnstaple Library, for those needing a little extra help with computing and getting started, 2.30-5.30pm, book at the library or call 01271 318780. COLOURING & COFFEE: Fun colouring group for grown ups, Barnstaple Library 2-4pm. FOCUS: North Devon Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum, Y-Smart by Simon DeAth, Barnstaple Library, 7pm, non-members £5, info 07752 886464. INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills car park entrance, 12am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.