North Devon events from 20/9/18 to 26/9/18
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
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.
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.
AUTUMN LECTURE: Barnstaple Castle Centre, Dr Nick Terry: ‘Truth-seeking in the post truth age – have conspiracy theories and denialism really prospered?’ 7pm, adm free, refreshments.
BREATHE EASY: North Devon support group meeting, Marlborough Court, Park Lane, Bideford, 7-9pm, with CREADO team lead, all welcome, info 01237 474725.
START UP DAY: Free workshops in Barnstaple Library Business & IP Centre, 2.15pm onwards, including 6.30-8pm success stories with South West Cheese Shop and Mr Brooks’ Cider, more info/to book, visit https://bit.ly/DevonBIPCEvents
SEE HEAR ON WHEELS: Help and advice from mobile unit, Southley Road, South Molton, 2-4pm.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
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
BIDEFORD COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: All newcomers, singles and couples welcome, experience not necessary, Northam Hall, weekly, 8pm, info 01237 476632.
ALMOST ALICE: 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.
GET TOGETHER: For those living with or affected by motor neurone disease, North Devon Hospice, 2-4pm, all welcome, transport help available, for info call Kerry on 0345 375 1844 or Jo on 0345 375 1839.
FUNK & SOUL CLUB: Lilico’s, Barnstaple. With DJs Pete Robinson and Dave Elmer, 9pm.
ADOPTION INFORMATION DAY: With Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, 10am-noon, info 01364 645480.
QUIET CAFÉ: Barnstaple Library, for those newly diagnosed with dementia or sensitivity to noise/hearing loss, 10am-noon, all welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
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.
LIVE MUSIC: Dr Morfait and the Intemperants, 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.
EXTRA BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, Eyes down 2.15pm. In aid of Over and Above.
SOUL INTENTION: Playing at Barnstaple Carnival on the Square, 4-5.30pm, sounds and support by Petroc Performing Arts Music students.
FIRST REVIVAL: Live music at Appledore Social Club, 9pm, open to all, free entry to current members, non members 50p charge, yearly membership £7.50.
MUSIC EVENING: Songs from stage and screen with Tamsin Ball, South Molton Parish Church, 7.30pm, tickets £5 from Amory House and Walkers Insurance or at the door, for the church Protect Appeal.
CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, raffle, adm £3.50, all welcome.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: Regular meet ups, support and resources every Saturday and Wednesday, for those living with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, for info call Jok Saunders on 07968 511312.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
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 Word & Worship; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 9.30am Holy Communion; St George, Monkleigh, 9.30am Morning Praise; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 9.30am Parish communion; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am, Family Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Service in chapel; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, Buckland Brewer, 10am Harvest Festival; St Anne’s, Bucks Mills, 11am Morning Worship; All Saints, Clovelly, 11am Harvest Festival; St Nectan, Hartland, 11am Holy Communion; St James’, Parkham, 11am Morning Worship; St Swithun, Littleham, 11.10am Parish Communion.
BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannock’s Church.
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.
PROMS CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Yazzy and the Kingsley School Prep Choir, Kingsley School, Bideford, 3pm, free entry, collection for Families in Grief (Mayor’s charity).
APPLEDORE BOOK FAIR: The Community Hall, 10.30am-4pm, part of Appledore Book Festival.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
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.
SOUTH MOLTON OLDE ENGLISH FAYRE: AGM at the Garden Room, Amory House, 7pm, cheque presentations, new committee members urgently needed for 2019, come and show your support, info 01769 573558.
BABELFISH: Live music at North Devon Jazz Club, the Beaver Inn, Appledore, 8.30pm, free entry (collection for band), star-studded quartet led by Brigitte Beraha.
COMBE MARTIN WI: Baptist Church Hall, 7.30pm.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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 email@example.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 Hombre, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273.
COFFEE MORNING: Barnstaple Parish Church, 10am-noon.
THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS: Documentary about top British folk singer, Appledore Book Festival event, St Mary’s Hall, 8pm, adm £6.
BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, dancing to Bett & Audrey, 7.30-10pm, adm £2.50, new members always welcome.
TORRINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Dartington Crystal car park 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.
TRADITIONAL JAZZ: Live music at The Fox, Fremington, from 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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 September, 10.30am-3pm, refreshments available in Old Schoolroom next door, all welcome.
RAMBLERS WALK: Woolsery VH CP, 11am, Lanes and footpaths to Parkham, 4.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737.
COUNSELLING FORUM: Focus North Devon Counselling and Psychotherapy Forum, ‘Explore your MBTI preferences’ by Kate Brooks, Tower House Counselling, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 7pm, non members welcome, entry £5, info 07752 886464.
LARA CONLEY: Local singer songwriter in concert, part of Appledore Book Festival, St Mary’s Hall, 8pm, adm £8.
SOIREES MUSCIALES: A late summer recital with rising star pianist Maria Marchant, St Mary Magdalene Church, Chulmleigh, 7.30pm, music includes Handel, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and more, promoted by Young Musician Support, tickets £10, £8 for Chulmleigh Society members.
FREMINGTON WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet New Inn car park 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.
CAEN MEMORY CAFÉ: Mariners Close, South Street, Braunton, 2-4pm, for people with memory problems and their carers, all welcome.