North Devon events 15/11/18 to 21/11/18

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

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: Winter programme, every Thursday 7.15pm, Methodist Church Hall, Rhododendron Avenue, Sticklepath, see www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk for details or call 01271 343789..

SOUTH MOLTON COUNTRY PANNIER MARKET: 9am-2pm.

ART GROUP: Art for Leisure & Pleasure, weekly drop-in, 1.30-4pm, St John’s 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.

NEW LOOK BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, all cash prizes, eyes down 7.15pm, Chunky is your caller, all welcome.

NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-noon, ‘A British housewife in Sierra Leone’ with Marian Barnes, ladies welcome, more info Mike on 01237 459324.

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.

BREATHE EASY: North Devon group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, with Dr Hands, consultant at NDDH, all welcome, more info 01237 474725.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Now at the Old Custom House, 11am, informal gathering, all welcome.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

QUIZ 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 Bideford Friday Afternoon Table Tennis Group, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01271 861797, visit the Facebook page or drop in.

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

BIDEFORD COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: All newcomers, singles and couples welcome, experience not necessary, Northam Hall, weekly, 8pm, info 01237 476632.

END OF THE ROAD: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm.

ART GROUP: Phase One, Ethelwynne Brown Court, East-the-Water, Bideford, 2-4pm, also Tuesdays, weekly, info 07967 656366.

QUIZ & SUPPER: Fundraiser at Appledore Community Hall, 7.30pm, teams of six, £8pp inc hot supper & nibbles, licensed bar & raffle, book tickets on 01271 346560 or 861291.

ADOPTION OPEN EVENT: Come and find out more about adopting a child, Families for Children in formation morning, Barnstaple Library, 10am-noon, all welcome.

BEETLE DRIVE: Combe Martin Parish Church Hall, 7.30pm, £7 with nibbles, tea & coffee included, BYOD, book on 01271 883578/882542/883554.

PIRATE PARTY: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, three live bands 9 Yards, The Jukes, Morning Glory, doors 7.30pm, £7 in advance from www.freeoftigers.co.uk or Appledore News Agents, or £10 at door.

QUIZ & SUPPER: For Appledore RNLI, 7.30pm, Appledore Community Centre, teams of six, £8 per head inc hot supper, table nibbles, bar and grand Christmas raffle, info/booking 01271 346560 or 861291.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

BINGO: 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.

WILDHATTERS: Live music and madcap mayhem at the Joiners Arms, Bideford, 9.30pm, all welcome.

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.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Regular meet ups, Saturday and Wednesday events, support and resources, for info email info@thefibroclinicsouthwest.co.uk or call 07968 511312.

RAMBLERS WALK: Fairview CP Barnstaple, 10.30am, Pilton- -Ashford-Blakewell Farm-Bple, 7.5 miles, Info: 01271 376274/07720 203727.

DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: North Devon Branch meeting, Pollyfield, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on 01237 451305. CHUNKY’S BINGO: Northam top hall), for Northern Devon Foodbank and The Harbour, doors 12.30pm, eyes down 2.15, last flyer £200 guaranteed, all welcome.

BINGO: South Molton church hall, Duke Street, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30pm, for South Molton Vintage Rally Club.

WINTER FAIR: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 9am-12.30pm, stalls & refreshments.

OGGLE BAND: Playing live at a community event, Marwood Community Hall, 8pm, tickets and info from 01271 850903/600684.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 11am-3pm.

AUTUMN FAIR: Alwington Village Hall, 11.30am-2.30pm, stalls inc tombola, gifts, books, raffle, plus soup & roll and pasties, proceeds to Alwington Church.

NOVEMBER FAYRE: Braunton Parish Hall, 10am-noon, cakes, gifts, plants & bulbs, bric-a-brac, tombola, 100 square, refreshments, all welcome.

NEARLY NEW CLOTHES SALE: Northam Leisure Centre, 10am-4pm, great prizes in Christmas raffle, donations to British Heart Foundation and Over & Above.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Moreton Court, Bideford, 10am-3pm, all welcome, with Father Christmas, crafts, gifts, raffle, face-painting, cakes and lots more, adm free.

COMBE MARTIN FARMERS MARKET: The Village Hall, 9.30am-noon.

CRAFT & GIFT FAIR: Harracott Village Hall, jewellery, toiletries, cards, food, books, preserves, handmade children’s clothes & more, tea, coffee and cakes.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18

BIDEFORD 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 Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Holy Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am All Age Service; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am chapel; St Nectan, Hartland, breakfast at Methodist Church 10am; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 11am Morning Prayer; All Saints, Clovelly, 11am Holy Communion; St James, Parkham, 11am Holy Communion; St Swithun, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise.

BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church; 11am Eucharist, St Anne’s, Saunton.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY: Sunday service 11am, 115 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, plus Sunday school for youngsters up to age 20. Informal testimony meetings including accounts of healings held every Wednesday 6.15pm.

OPEN MIC/QUIZ NIGHT: The Joiners Arms, Bideford, open mic 3-6pm, quiz 9pm.

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.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Sticklepath School, all cash prizes, doors 5.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm, for Northern Devon Foodbank and The Harbour, every third Sunday.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

APPLEDORE 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.

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.

LET’S 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.

SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon Diabetes, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with bank manager Mark about scam awareness, all welcome, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640.

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, 7.30pm, for Fremington School PTFA, all welcome.

AGM: Bideford & District Community Archive, The Chamber, Northam Council offices, Windmill Lane, 7.15pm.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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.

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 John’s Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm.

CHUNKY’S BINGO: Marlborough Court, Bideford, 7.15pm, all cash prizes, for Northern Devon Foodbank/The Harbour.

BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 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 bidefordblack@gmail.com

HAPPY DANCE FOR OVER 50S: St Peter’s 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, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimer’s/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927.

TALK: The archaeology of buildings’ with Emily Wapshott, a ND Archaeological Society event, the Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, members free visitors £2.50.

TORRINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sydney House car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.

TRADITIONAL JAZZ: The Fox, Fremington, live band from 7.30pm.

CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, with Chris Powell, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

CASH 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 Maureen 378719.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Manor Inn CP Croyde, 10.30am, Putsborough- Baggy Point, 5 miles, Info: 01271 376274/07720 203727.

MACMILLAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE: The Assembly Rooms, South Molton, 10am-3.30pm, more than 25 stalls, with gifts, clothing, produce, Christmas gift ideas and much more.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Kenwith Castle, Bideford, 10am-noon.

FREMINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet New Inn car park 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.