North Devon events 16/8/18 to 22/8/18

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

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 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.

SUMMER CONCERT: Bideford Town Band, Westward Ho! Green, 7.30pm, in WWH! Baptist Church, if wet.

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, ‘Are you ageing well?’ with Alison Marsdon, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, all welcome, info 01237 474725.

GIN DISTILLATION DAY: Dartington Crystal, Torrington, from 10am, come and see the making of English Crystal Gin, info 01805 626262.

BIDEFORD SUSTAINABILITY GROUP: Informal gathering at The Green Goose, Mill Street, 11am, all welcome.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

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 Torridge Table Tennis Club, Bideford Youth Centre, 2.30-4.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 477932 or just 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

ENGLISH FOLK DANCING: with Bideford Ceilidh Club. Northam Hall, 8pm, all welcome. 01237 476632.

FATMANS GASTRIC BAND: Live music at The Joiners Arms, Bideford, free admission, 9.30pm.

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

REMINISCENCE CAFÉ: Northam Hall, 10am-12pm, info 01237 459337, every third Friday.

ADOPTION OPEN DAY: Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill estate, Filleigh, come and find out more about adopting a child, all welcome, info 01364 645480.

QUIET CAFÉ: Barnstaple Library, 10am-noon, for those newly diagnosed with dementia or with sensitivity top noise/hearing loss, all welcome.

SERVICE: Holy Trinity, Landcross, Four Parish Said Communion, 9.30am.

AN EVENING OF MUSIC: Holy Trinity Church, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! 7pm, collection for North Devon Hospice and the church, refreshments after, all welcome.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

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.

RUDH: 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.

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.

THE STONE FACED WELLERS: Live music at Appledore Social Club, 9pm, open to all, entry 50p, free to members, (annual membership £7.50).

RAMBLERS WALK: Willsworthy Ranges CP off A386, 10.30am, Willsworthy Bridge-Hill Bridge-Leat-Horndon-Wheal Jewell., 8.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

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, doors 12.30pm, eyes down 2.15, last flyer £200 guaranteed, all welcome.

BOOK FAIR & COFFEE MORNING: Lavington Church, Bridgeland Street, Bideford, 10am-12.30pm.

TEA AT TAPELEY: For Appledore RNLI, tea at Tapeley Park, Instow, 2-5pm, entertainment, stalls, tombola, booked tickets only, call 01271 346560.

BIG BREAKFAST & MARKET: West Buckland Village Hall, 9am-1.30pm, draw tables at £2 each, call 01598 760437.

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

CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, raffle, adm £3.50, all welcome.

ART EXHIBITION: Westward Ho! Art Club, at WWH! Baptist Church, 10am-4pm, adm free.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

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 Parish Communion, 7pm Taize; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish Communion; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am Welcombe Service; All Hallows, Woolsery, 10am chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am, chapel; St Nectan, Hartland, 10am Breakfast service at Methodist Church; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 11am Morning Prayer; All Saints, Clovelly, 11am Holy Communion; St James’, Parkham, 11am Morning Worship; St Swithun, Littleham, 11.10am Morning Praise; St Anne’s, Bucks Mills, 6pm Evensong.

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, cars (sellers) £7, parking £1, sellers 11am, strictly no dogs, helpers or buyers before 1pm, info 07802 176993.

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.

CAR BOOT SALE: Torrington Commons, every Sunday, sellers 7.30am, buyers 8am.

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.

ROLLE CANAL SEA LOCK: Guided walk to see the ongoing restoration of North Devon’s only sea lock. Meet 2.30pm at Annery Kiln off the A386 at the Weare Giffard turn, info 01237 477705 or email Adrian@therollecanal.co.uk

ANNUAL SANKEY EVENING: Hosted by Buckland Brewer Methodist Church at Buckland Brewer Hall, with Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, 7pm, refreshments to follow.

JIM WATTS: Live music at Appledore Social Club, after the carnival 5pm, open to all.

BAT SPOTTING: With Taw and Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, meet the Puffing Billy car park, Torrington, 7.30pm, level walking, may need insect repellent, info Brian 01271 343607.

CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Runnymede Gardens bandstand, Ilfracombe, 2pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

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.

SUMMER CONCERT: Appledore Band, on the Quay weekly, 7pm Training Band, 7.45pm Senior Band.

SELF PORTRAIT COLLAGE WORKSHOP: St Anne’s Arts & Community Centre, Barnstaple, creative workshop with Hannah Gysin, using pictures, magazines, posters and lots of glue! 10am-noon, suitable for ages five-plus, under eights must be accompanied, book on 01805 624624.

NORTH DEVON DIABETES: Support group, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 10.30am, with a diabetes dietician, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

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: 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 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 with The Barhoppers, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.

COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS: St Anne’s Arts & Community Centre, Barnstaple, with The Plough, family creative workshop with Noir Carnaval, arts & crafts, stories, songs, and games, suitable for all ages, children under eight must be accompanied, info 01805 624624.

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.

ONLINE BUSINESS WORKSHOP: For those starting out, Barnstaple Library Business & IP Centre, 11am-noon, free, info bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents

NORTHAM WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet St Margaret’s Church at The Square 10.30am, info 01271 860780.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

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.

CHURCH OPEN DAYS: Visit historic 13th century St Andrew’s Church, Alwington, open every Wednesday in August, 10.30am-3pm, refreshments available in Old Schoolroom next door, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Hunters Inn Newton Tracey, 11am, Darky Lane-Lower Lovacott. Fields by paths and lanes, 3 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Kenwith Castle, Abbotsham 10am-noon.

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

RAMBLERS WALK: West Buckland VH CP, 10.30am, East and West Buckland. Lanes fields and woodland., 6 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.

INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills entrance 11am, info 01271 860780.