What’s on Thursday, December 1st to Wednesday 7th

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

● BIBLE EXHIBITION: St Mary's Parish Church, Bideford, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, large display of bibles from all walks of life, old bibles, family bibles, historic bibles & much more, runs until Sunday, all welcome

● BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

● BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

● BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1, for those with little computer experience, (01271) 372396

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574662

● NORTHAM MENS’ FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross St, Northam, with NHS director Kate Maynard, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

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

● GIVE BLOOD: Landmark, Ilfracombe, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

● BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm

● BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

● 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

● CHRISTMAS BINGO: Ex-servicemen’s Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, for Pathfield School, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, at the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, teams or individuals, questions on a railway theme, 7.30pm, adm £1, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Springfield Day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 10.30am-12 noon, all welcome

● ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Martinhoe east of village (SS674484) 11am, Lee Abbey, Bonhill Woods, Croscombe Barton, five miles, info (01271) 376274/863727, www.northdevonrambler

● SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church, runs until Monday, open 10am-4pm each day, 38 trees of many designs, food & drink available, all welcome

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

● SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church, runs until Monday, open 10am-4pm plus late night 5-9pm, 38 trees of many designs, food & drink available, all welcome

● GIVE BLOOD: Landmark, Ilfracombe, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

● COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon

● 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

● THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, £1, call (01271) 372396 for info

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● HAPPY CAFE: Golf Links Road, Westward Ho, training cafe for chefs, open to the public Thur/Fri/Sun, 11am-3pm. This week mince pies & hot fruit punch

● EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: St Peters Church, Washford Pyne, 8pm, carols from rare ancient songs to brand new ones, tickets from (01884) 860940, to include refreshments

● BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

● CARERS RIGHTS DAY: Free information event, Castle Centre, Castle St, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, this year’s theme is “Money Matters,” presentations on benefits & Power of Attorney, refreshments & mince pies, info 08456 434435

● “MY FRIEND MR BEECHING”: Tarka Valley Railway Group illustrated talk by Michael Sampson, the Puffing Billy, Torrington, 7 for 7.30pm

● CAEN CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Caen Primary School, Braunton, doors 3.15pm, all welcome, with Santa’s Grotto, Secret Santa, grand raffle, tombola, trade & charity stalls, face painting, refreshments, bouncy castle and more

● NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL: Fremington Methodist Church, 10am-6pm, runs until Sunday, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Southmead School, Braunton, 3.15pm, craft stalls, games, tombola, Father Christmas’ magical grotto, mince pies & mulled wine, all welcome, tables available from (01271) 812448

● QUIZ NIGHT: Windsor Arms, Bradiford, 7.30 for 8pm start, teams up to five, hosted by Jaden Cornelious Foundation, for Devon Air Ambulance

● CHRISTMAS FAIR: Torrington Junior School, Father Christmas, Secret Santa room, stalls, choir singing carols, 5-7pm, all welcome, more info (01805) 623240

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Kingsley Indoor Bowling Club, Edwards Drive, Westward Ho, 10-am-12 noon, cakes, stalls, tombola & more, all welcome

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

● BIDEFORD STALL FOR HOSPICE: Children’s Hospice South West stall at Bideford Pannier Market from 8am onwards, please show your support

● SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church, runs until Monday, 10am-4pm

● NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL: Fremington Methodist Church, 10am-6pm, runs until Sunday, all welcome

● BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

● CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● BINGO: Cash bingo & liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: St Thomas’ Church, Kentisbury, 7pm, carols from rare ancient songs to brand new ones, tickets from (01598) 763207/763491

● ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 10am-12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

● HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome

● DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411

● FILM AT LITTLEHAM: Tea with Mussolini, Village Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome, info (01237) 420372

● CHRISTMAS BINGO: Northam Community Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for the MS Society, all welcome

● HERITAGE WALKS: Bideford 500 event, guided trails around the historic town, at 10am, 11am, 2pm & 3pm, meet outside Baptist Church, Mill Street, suggested donation £2

● ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Lantern Centre, local produce, crafts & entertainment, refreshments, adm free, info (01271) 864621

● NEARLY NEW: Baby & Children’s Sale of clothes, toys, books, games, accessories & more, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, adm £12 in aid of Snapdragons Pre-school, all welcome

● CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR: Knowstone Parish Hall, wide variety of stalls, plus teas & refreshments, 2pm

● CHRISTMAS TABLE TOP SALE: Meddard House, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, (01271) 327394 to book table

● CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With Northam Choral Society, Bideford Methodist Church, High Street, 7.30pm, tickets £6 at door, all welcome

● GET IN THE PICTURE: Bideford Baptist Church, dress up, be photographed in a Nativity scene, great for family Christmas cards! Plus carol singing, refreshments, crafts stall, costumed town tours with Bideford 500, from 10am, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Bideford Angling Club, Honestone Street, for Torridgeside Majorettes, cakes, stalls, games, tombola & more, 1-4pm, free entry, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: South Street Church, Braunton, 10am-12 noon, stalls, free entry, all welcome, info (01271) 817023

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Fremington Parish Hall, 2pm, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Clinton hall, Merton, 11am-4pm, for the Rainbow Pre-school, all welcome, to book stall call 07706 767831 or 07976 855318

● CHRISTMAS FAIR: For the Chemo Appeal, at Exeter Road, Braunton, Father Christmas, stalls, barbecue, face painting, cakes, cream teas & much more, 11am onwards, paint a pot (donation to appeal,) more info (01271) 816571/813999

● CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Braunton Parish hall, 10am, adm £1 inc refreshments, crafts stalls, tombola, cakes, hampers raffle, tables £3 available from (01271) 816340, for CRUK Relay for Life

● CHRISTMAS TEA: Alwington Village Hall, cake stall, draw, bric-a-brac, games, for Alwington Church, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS MARKET: Buckland Brewer Village Hall, stalls inside & out, 11am-4pm, Santa’s Grotto, mulled wine, food, Torrington Silver Band, proceeds to hall & Devon Air Ambulance

● CHRISTMAS FAIR: Torrington Parish Church, 10am-2pm, stalls, Christmas hamper draw, morning coffee & light lunches, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Combe Martin Community Centre, hosted by the Senior Citizens, 10am-12 noon, stalls include books, bric-a-brac, cakes & more plus carols and a raffle, all welcome

● CHRISTMAS FAIR: Combe Martin Preschool, 2-4pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

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

● TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments

● QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

● CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car from 11am, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for £1

● BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

● quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 473798

● PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

● CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 12 noon-3pm, sellers 11am

● TARKA PIPE BAND PRACTICE: Learn to play bagpipes & drums, 6-9pm, Bideford Pollyfield Centre, just turn up and have a try, all welcome

● ST MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am

● CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, £5 pitch, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

● CLOVELLY CHRISTMAS: Switching on the lights, carols down the cobbles plus Christmas service and firework display, all welcome, entrance free after 3pm, £5 RNLI donation for car parking, more info www.clovelly.co.uk

● CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY: The Cedars, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 28 stalls from local businesses, adm free, 12 noon-5pm

● NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL: Fremington Methodist Church, 2-6pm, followed by concert with Harmony Choir, refreshments, all welcome

● TORRINGTON CHRISTMAS FAIR & LIGHTS: 2pm opening of Fair at Pannier Market, afternoon of entertainment with Streetz, Blaze, Torrington Allstars, Guides carol singing plus Torrington Silver Band, 4.25pm Xmas drinks & hamper raffle.
5pm Parade into town, 5.15pm lights switch on. Square closed 8am-10pm, free parking Sydney House

● BIRDWATCHING BONANZA: Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, Exe Estuary visit, meet ND Leisure Centre car park, Barnstaple 8.15am for car share, info Brian Sims (01271) 343607

● LIGHT UP A LIFE SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, 6pm, by mulled wine & mince pies

● CHRISTMAS MARKET: Ilfracombe Indoor Market, High Street, 10am-4pm, cards, food hall, old town prints, sweets, handbags, fish pedicures, beauty treatments & much more! Stalls from 07843 295803

● SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church, runs until Monday, 10am-4pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

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

● US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

● BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

● MONDAY afternoon social club: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, £1, all welcome

● FREMINGTON PRIZE BINGO: At the Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for ND Diabetes Support Group, all welcome

● BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, car share, info (01769) 574662

● SOUTH MOLTON CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: At the Parish Church, runs until Monday, 10am-4pm

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

● 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

● SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Bple, (01271) 373236

● FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, 2-3.30pm

● BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

● 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

● 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, 2pm, all welcome

● GIVE BLOOD: Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book please call 0300 123 23 23

● SCHOOLS CAROL CONCERT: Bideford Methodist Church, High Street, 7pm, adm free, collection for Christian Aid, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

● APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

● BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

● CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

● ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION: Monthly meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Rd, Bple, 7.30 for 8pm

● CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Bideford Baptist Pre-school, 10.45am, Nativity followed by stalls and mince pies

● SINGING FOR FUN: Every Wednesday, Brookdale Church Hall, Ilfracombe, adults of all ages welcome, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed, plus tea and a chat

● BIDEFORD PHOENIX MORRIS: Practice night, Bideford Baptist Church 8pm, (01237) 473798

● BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, £1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

● CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: North Molton Primary School, 6-8pm, local crafts, cards, jewellery, gifts, barbecue, mince pies & refreshments, all welcome

● ND RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Sheepwash Square (SS486 063) 11am, seven miles, info (01271) 376274/863727, www.northdevonramblers.co.uk