Events large and small from Thursday, September 15th to Wednesday 21st

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

● BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW: Artwork at 15 venues around the town centre. Follow the culture Trail, looking for art in shops, cafes and businesses. See www.bbcdevon.org Flyers & map at all participating venues. Runs until October 31.

● 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 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

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

● GIVE BLOOD: Braunton Parish Hall, donor sessions 1pm-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

● RBS (NATWEST) GROUP: Pensioners’ Association GPA coffee morning, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am

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

● BREW FOR THE CREW: Tea & coffee morning at Ilfracombe Lifeboat station, the Ilfracombe Supporters Branch invite you to Help Saves Lives at Tea from 10am-3pm, home made cakes, all welcome

● BREATHE EASY NORTH DEVON: Meeting, Springfield day Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7-9pm, talk & info from Boots pharmacist, all welcome, more info (01237) 474725

● SPEED NETWORKING: Get together/networking for voluntary, community & social enterprise groups, the Amory Centre, South Molton, 10.30am-12.30pm, info/booking ND Voluntary Services (01271) 866300 or volunteer@ndvs.org

● WILDLIFE TALK: “Wildlife, sustainability & the Tarka Trail,” Bideford Town Hall, with Matt Edworthy (ND AoNB,) 7.30pm, hosted by Bideford Sustainability Group, refreshments, adm free, all welcome

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

● 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

● INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, £2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

● THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, 1pm, £3, call (01271) 372396 for info

● APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 2pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

● BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

● MAYOR’S CHARITY CONCERT: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7pm, with Barnstaple Male Voice Choir, Bella Voce, ND All Starz, Bple Jubilee Singers, Bple Ladies Choir, Panache, Jaden Cornelious and North Devon Guitar Ensemble, proceeds to Chemotherapy Appeal, tickets from (01271) 327311 or admin@barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk

● QUIZ NIGHT: Bideford Cricket Club, 7.30pm, teams of four, two course meal, info (01237) 477859

● TEA DANCE: South Molton Assembly Rooms, 2-4.30pm, to promote benefits of enjoying life and staying active! Hosted by Eastleigh Care Homes & SM Museum, entry £2 suggested donation, all proceeds to local charities, plus raffle, all welcome

● BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45, raffle & refreshments, for Braunton Volunteer Bureau, all welcome

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

● ASHREIGNEY WORKING DAY: Steam ploughing, working horses, tractors in action, hosted by Ashreigney Country Fundraisers for Chemo Appeal & local charities, from 11am, refreshments available, at North Heale (EX18 7PH,) signposted from the radar station, info (01769) 520286 or 07771 738212

● SEED & PLANT SWAP: Hosted by Northam Community Swaps at Northam Hall, 2-4pm, bring unwanted seed packets or plants and exchange for another, plus plant & seed sale, refreshments, raffle, info (01237) 423292 or northamswaps@fsmail.net proceeds to local charities

● POLARITIES & RHYTHMS EXHIBITION: Part of Georgeham Arts Festival, in support of Paul’s Place charity, art exhibition opening night at The Old Bakery, Georgeham and the Baptist Chapel, 7-11pm, (also on Sunday,) all welcome or visit www.pauls-fund.co.uk for info

● 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

● SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

● TIBETAN BUDDHIST: Meditation class, Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30am, all welcome, info (01392) 876619

● 40 ARTISTS — 80 DRAWINGS: New Burton Art Gallery exhibition of new works by contemporary British artists. Runs at the gallery (Kingsley Rd, Bideford,) until October 17. 2pm this Saturday, free talk by director of The Drawing Gallery Yvonne Crossley. Info www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

● DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

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

● BREAKFAST: Grosvenor Church, Old Station Road Barnstaple, 9am-12 noon, breakfast or brunch, £5 donation, supporting Emmanuel Stepping Stones Nursery in The Gambia, info 07909 772458

● BUCKLAND BREWER PRE-SCHOOL: 40th Anniversary reunion party, the Village Hall, 5-7.30pm, open to all who have been associated with or attended the pre-school, with 1970s themed disco, fancy dress, face painting, bouncy castle, memorabilia & photos, info (01237) 452144

● COFFEE MORNING & TABLE TOP SALE: Braunton Parish Hall, 10am-12 noon, adm 50p inc refreshments, tables £3, for Braunton Museum, info (01271) 816688

● PUDDING EVENING: Wrafton Church Hall, near Braunton, starter plus five puddings from 7pm, enjoy a game of “Beetle” between course, hosted by Rev Iain Robertson, £10, all welcome, profits shared between Heanton Church funds & Somalia Famine Appeal, booking/info on (01271) 815795/ 816340

● BABY & TODDLER SALES: Clothing, toys & equipment from birth to five years, St Peter’s Church Hall, Fremington, entry £1, for NDDH Special Care Baby Unit, tables £8, info (01271) 322993

● SHAMMICK FARMERS MARKET: Combe Martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12 noon, all welcome

● CHARITY CAR WASH: At your local fire station for the Fire Fighters Charity, please show your support

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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

● 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

● 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

● CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7am start, £5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators

● 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; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize with Choir

● quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, every Sunday, info (012374) 473798

● ND RAMBLERS: Meet Top Tor, second CP (SX735 768) 10.30am, Tors-Jay’s Grave-Natsworthy Manor, nine miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

● CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, sellers from 8am, buyers 9am-3pm, info 07971 176044

● ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts & entertainment, free entry, info (01271) 864621

● ROLLE CANAL SOCIETY: Trip to Kelly Mine and Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre, early start, own transport or share, book on (01237) 477705

● FREMINGTON FAMILY FUN: Quay Olympics plus 10th Anniversary Celebrations since quay refurb, 1-4pm, plus kids’ competitions, live music, food, barbecue & beer tent. Also children’s colouring and photographic competitions, entries at Quay Heritage Centre by 12 noon on the day, info www.fremingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or (01271) 321063

● BEER & HYMNS: Community singing, raise your glass and a voice at the George & Dragon, Fore St, Ilfracombe, 8pm, all welcome

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

● POLARITIES & RHYTHMS EXHIBITION: Part of Georgeham Arts Festival, in support of Paul’s Place charity, art exhibition opening night at The Old Bakery, Georgeham and the Baptist Chapel, 12 noon to 5pm, cream teas at Old Bakery, all welcome or visit www.pauls-fund.co.uk for info

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

● 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

● SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet The Square 10.30am, call (01769) 573258

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

● FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome

● Bideford Carers Support Group: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info (01271) 372811 or email s.star@westbankfriends.org

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

● ND DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, “Your Annual Review,” with diabetes practice nurse, 10.30am, all welcome, adm free

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

● 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 and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

● employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

● APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 7pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

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

● COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Museum Sail Loft, 11am-1pm, all welcome

● SIP ‘N’ STICH: free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

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

● CRAFT FAIR: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm, refreshments, adm free, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

● 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

● BRAUNTON COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE TALK: The Fantastic World of Fungi, by Dr Eireen Williams, 7.45pm, adm £2.50 inc refreshments, info (01271) 817349

● 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

● ND RAMBLERS: Meet Bple Bus Stn 9.40am, Bus 1 to Instow Camp, Tarka Trail & SW Coast Path, four miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727