THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20LUNCH 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 Johns 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 21QUIZ 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: Lilicos, 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 22BINGO: 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 23BIDEFORD 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 Marys Parish Church, Bideford, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Holy Communion, 7pm Word & Worship; St Andrews, 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 Marys & St Benedicts, Buckland Brewer, 10am Harvest Festival; St Annes, 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 Brannocks 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 (Mayors charity). APPLEDORE BOOK FAIR: The Community Hall, 10.30am-4pm, part of Appledore Book Festival.MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24APPLEDORE 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. LETS 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 25COFFEE 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 Johns Community Centre, Barnstaple Tesco (Rose Lane), 7-9pm. CHUNKYS 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 Peters 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 Marys 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 26CASH 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 Andrews 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 Marys 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.