What’s on: Thursday, March 24th to Wednesday 30th

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

● Bingo: Ring O' Bells, Landkey, weekly snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

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

● Coffee 'n' Chat: Combe Martin Baptist Church Hall, 10.30am-noon

● Bingo: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

● Bingo: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● Pollyfield Lunch Club: East-the-Water, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, info (01237) 478734

● Lunch: Salvation Army, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, great food & company, all welcome, booking (01271) 321972

● Blazing Sounds Band practice: Ilfracombe College, new members welcome, £1, tuition, instrument & uniform provided, musical experience handy but not necessary, training band 6-7pm, band practice 7-8.45pm, info 07805 387473

● Barnstaple Rock & Roll Club: Free dance tuition, Cedars Hotel, 7.30pm-late, 07899 701498, all welcome

● South Molton Striders: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 3/4 hour, (01769) 573258

● Atlantic Flower Club: Floral demonstrations, Appledore Church Rooms, every third Thursday of the month, 2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 421911

● Rose Hill Carers Group coffee morning: Rose Hill, Heywood Rd, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, coffee, cake, a chat & support, info Laura Clements on (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

● NEARLY NEW/UNWANTED GIFTS SWISH PARTY: Crealock Arms, Littleham, for ND Chemo Appeal, make money from your items, sellers 6.30pm, sale start 7pm, entry £1, all welcome

● AGM: Bideford Area Club for Disabled Learners, the Mayor's Parlour, Bideford Town Hall, 7.15pm

● CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP: Committee meeting, Barnstaple Library, 11am, coffee & raffle, all welcome

● TAW & TORRIDGE STAMP CLUB: Castle Hall, Castle St, Bramnstaple, 7.15 for 7.30[pm, all welcome, info (01271) 329762

● Salsa for beginners: Kingsacre Primary School, Braunton, 4.30-5.30pm, info Mercedes Romero (01271) 269146

● Flamenco lessons: For children, Kingsacre Primary School, Braunton, 6.45-7.45pm, info Mercedes Romero (01271) 269146

● Community Workshop: crafts & other activities for adults & children, Methodist Church Hall, Gloster Road, Newport, 9.30-11.10am, all welcome, £2, info 07929 546647

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

● Internet Cafe drop in: Free computer training, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.30am-1pm, £1, coffee & internet access, advice on computer use, employment, training & housing issues, (01271) 372396

● The Next Steps Club: 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, activities, trips, lunches, craft courses, dance, exercise, £1, info (01271) 372396

● The Good Companions Club: Verona Court communal room, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, friendship, lunch, entertainments, info (01271) 817138

● Coffee morning & raffle: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all very welcome, info Elsie Berrecloth on (01271) 879002

● Quiz Night: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

● South Molton Striders: Long walk, meet Withypool/Landacre Bridge 10am, two hours, free event, info & lifts (01769) 573258

● Whist Drive: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● Bingo: Ring O' Bells, Landkey, for Landkey Parish Church funds, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● The Next Steps Club: for 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, monthly lunch club, 1pm, £3, call (01271) 372396

● Bingo: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, 7.45pm

● BARNSTAPLE CONCERT BAND: Concert, South Molton Assembly Rooms, 7.30pm, all welcome

● FASION SHOW: With a difference! The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, 7pm, adm £1.50 inc hot drink & biscuits! For the Ilfracombe Twirlers

● QUIZ NIGHT & SUPPER: The Aggi, Braunton, 7.30pm, adm £6.50, for CRUK Relay for Life

● VICTORIAN WEEK: Quiz & Supper, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 7pm, £5 per team of 4-6

● WINE N WISDOM QUIZ: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, teams of six or less, info (01237) 478734

● CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, 7.30pm, Methodist Hall, North St, non members welcome, info (01769) 540261

● BIDEFORD CRICKET CLUB: Pre-season skittles evening & buffet, The Coach & Horses, Buckland Brewer, 7.30pm, tickets (01237) 451193

● LUNDY ART GROUP: St Mary's Church Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members always welcome, info (01237) 423884

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

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

● Arts, Crafts & Gift Fair: Pip & Jim's Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe seafront, 12 noon-4pm, every Saturday until end September

● Bingo: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm

● Tibetan Buddhist Meditation class: Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, (01392) 876619

● Bingo & Liner: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● QUIZ NIGHT: Bideford Lieberal Democrats, High St, 7pm, teams of 4, adm £5, tables (01237) 473887

● DEVONSHIRE & DORSET: Regimental Assn Torridge branch meeting, RBL/Magpie Club, Holsworthy, 1pm, book your seat for Exeter Reunion, buffet & raffle, all welcome

● Tatting: Knotted Lace Craft Group, High Bickington, 10.30am-3.30pm, info (01769) 560805

● CLASSICAL CONCERT: Christchurch, Braunton, with musicians from Chetham's Music School, 7.30pm, adm £5 at door, refreshments, all welcome

● Family Drop-in & Play: Victoria House Children's Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five, 9.30-11.30am, (01271) 321411

● Car boot sale: Brannams, Roundswell, Barnstaple, 1-4pm, sellers £6 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

● COFFEE MORNING: With Braunton ladies Handbell Ringers, Mariners Close, Braunton, 10am-12 noon, cake & bric-a-brac stalls, all welcome

● COFFEE MORNING: Chulmleigh Town Hall, 9-11.30am, for CRUISE Bereavement Care, donations for draw, produce & cake stalls gratefully received, info (01769) 580241

● TABLE TOP & BREAKFAST: With Northam Community Swaps, Northam Community Centre, 10am-12 noon, for local charities, info (01237) 423292 or www.northamcommunityswaps.co.uk

● BARN DANCE: St John's Church Hall, Sticklepath, hosted by Barnstaple Sea Cadets, tickets & info (01271) 376157/814761

● CASINO & COCKTAILS: Woolsery Community Hall, live band, draw, refreshments, 7.30pm-1am, £15, tickets 07880 921516, for Woolsery AFC & hall funds, all welcome

● ATLANTIC ACCORDIANAIRES: Performing at Northam Methodist Church, 7pm, £4 & buffet supper, for Home Mission, all welcome

● ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR: Cedar's Hotel, Barnstaple, 10am-4pm, donations to RNLI, adm free, info (01805) 622794 or 07796 100318

● BINGO & LINER: Plus charity cheque presentation, Sweb Club, Victoria Rd, Barnstaple, presentation 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30, all welcome

● TABLE TOP & COFFEE MORNING: Medard House, Bevin Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, for ND Hospice & Forget-Me-Not Project Berry House

● ILFRACOMBE TORCH: For the elderly blind and partially sighted. Whiddon Valley Evangelical Church, Barnstaple, refreshments & transport provided, info, pick-up points & times from (01271) 879611

● MODERN SEQUENCE DANCE: St John's Church Hall, Newport, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

● Bingo: British Legion Hall, Appledore. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm

● Quiz night: for Cancer Care Trust, Lacey's Ale House, Bideford, teams of two or more, £2 entry inc a light supper, now every week, 8pm

● Table top sale: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments, all welcome

● Quiz Night & Irish Bingo: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice, all welcome

● Salvation Army Praise & Worship: Baptist Church, Bideford, 3-4pm, all welcome

● Quiz Night: Ebrington Arms, Knowle, Braunton, 8pm, all welcome

● ND Ramblers: Hartland Quay CP (SS225 247,) 10.30am, Blackpool Mill-Stoke-Speke's Mill, 7 miles, hilly/muddy, info (01271) 376274/373638/863727

● BREAKFAST FOR THE HOSPICE: Littleham Village Hall, for ND Hospice, 9.30am-2pm, all welcome, info (01237) 473338

● CONCERT: With Faure's Requiem, Bradworthy Church, £5, children free, inc soup & sandwiches, 7.30pm, for Marie Curie Cancer Care & church funds

● THE LIGHTHOUSE: Roundswell Community Hall, 7pm, with Buddhist monk, talk & meditation, adm £1.50, all welcome

● CAR BOOT SALE: Combe Martin Kiln car park, sellers 8.30am, buyers 9.30am-1pm, 07795 415211 or (012171) 889031 to book pitches

● BRITISH NATURALISTS: Taw & Exmoor branch, trip to Venn, meet 11am Bishops Tawton Chichester Arms, booking/info (01271) 343945

MONDAY, MARCH 28

● Bingo: For Bideford FC, Robin's Nest Social Club, Bideford. Eyes down 7.15pm, all welcome

● Lip reading classes: For hard of hearing adults & partners, the Community Room, Ethelwynne Brown Close, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, improve conversation, boost confidence & manage difficult situations, weekly, all welcome, info 07923 536908

● ENCOUNTER MEETING: Cafecino's, Mill St, Bideford, 7-9pm, speaker Sarah Ewington

● BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: St Brannocks Rooms, Braunton, 7.30pm, info www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

● SM STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, 1.25 hours, info (01769) 574662

● FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the Allygateway Club

● EASTER BINGO: Parkham Hall, fresh poultry & Easter goodies for prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

● HEALTHY LIVES, HEALTHY PEOPLE: Free event at Filleigh Village Hall for voluntary & community groups — the changing world of health services in Northern Devon and what it could mean to you. 9.30am-4.30pm. Info from NHS professionals on NHS chnaghes, GP commissioning, health & social care plus free workshops on marketing and financial management for voluntary groups. For info & to book call (01237) 420132 or email administrator@torridgecvs.org.uk

● Meeting of the US Social Group: For singles, The Plough, Bickington, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

● Coffee Morning & lunches: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

● Coffee & Friendship: The Village Well Community Room, Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 9.30am-11.30am, (01271) 349861

● Bingo: Bideford and District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, doors 6pm, 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 and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, more info (01271) 373236

● Ilfracombe Memory Cafe: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family, health & social care workers available with support or advice, info North Devon Voluntary services (01271) 866300, all welcome

● COFFEE & sale: Combe Martin Museum Sail Loft, Cross St, 11am-1pm, all welcome

● CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, Roundswell Community Centre, 7.45pm

● Bideford Salvation Army: Fun & Fellowship Club, Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm

● Ladies Fellowship: Salvation Army Centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, a warm welcome, plus tea, coffee & chat

● BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, £2, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

● Appledore Pirates Cash Bingo: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

● Mini market: Homemade bread & cakes, plants, bric-a-brac & more, Winkleigh Community Centre, 9-11am, all welcome

● Lunch: Salvation Army centre, Oakleigh Road, Barnstaple, 12.30pm, call (01271) 321972 to book

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

● Space 4U: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, social club for carers, share experiences & receive support, activities & trips, 2.15-4.15pm, £1, info (01271) 372396, all welcome

● Bingo: the Royal Exchange, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● Whist Drive: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

● ND RAMBLERS: Molland Church, 11am, Anstey Common, 7 miles, info (01271) 376274/863727/373638

● Barnstaple Jubilee Singers Ladies Choir: rehearsal evening, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7.30-9pm

● SM STRIDERS: Exmoor walk with llamas, meet grid ref 759451 10am, two hours, info/lift (01769) 573258