THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11WORLDS BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING: See page 31 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 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. NORTHAM MENS FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-noon, Marshford Organic Foods with Vanessa Ebdon, more info Mike on 01237 459324. NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm. BOOK LAUNCH: South Moltons Great war, by Derrica Hodgson, South Molton Library 7pm, come and meet Derrica, book signing, for the Royal British Legion. SWIMBRIDGE TALK: The Old School Room, St james Church, 7.30pm, An actors life for me by Gill Nathanson and John Surman. HARVEST FAIR: South Molton Assembly Rooms, hosted by parish church, 10am-noon, produce, cakes, bric-a-brac, stalls, more info 01769 579020 or 573558.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12QUIZ 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. HIGH TIMES: 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 COME DANCE WITH ME: Northam Hall, 2.30-4.30pm, £5 donation for TorrAGE Ageing Well, all welcome, info 01805 622666. TALK: Devon Wildlife Trust Barnstaple, Wildlife photography, in pursuit of the improbable by Stephen Powles, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7 for 7.30pm, all welcome, entry donation £3. JACKET POTATO EVENING: Landkey Village Hall, with music by Bett parker, 7.30pm, tickets from 01271 831259. BARNSTAPLE MEMORY CAFÉ: Barnstaple Library 10am-noon, for those with memory loss and their carers, all welcome. LUNDY ART GROUP: Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 10am-1pm, new members welcome, info 01237 421554. KSC QUIZ NIGHT: Fremington Parish Hall, 7pm, 33 at door, inc nibbles, teas, squash, great raffle prizes, for Women and Orphans in Rural Kenya (WORK) charity and Childrens Hospice South West.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13BINGO: 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. THE JUKES: 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. 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 email@example.com or call 07968 511312. TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Hall, second Saturday each month, 10am-3pm, join us for a free taster, info 01237 421341 or 01271 812995. BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for NDIntensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. QUIZ NIGHT: St Margarets School, Northam, 7.30pm, teams of six approx, £7.50 inc ploughmans supper, raffle and bar, to book call 01237 470501, for Atlantic Racquet Centre. JUMBLE SALE: Northam Hall (Fore Street), for Cancer Research UK, from 2pm. JUMBLE SALE: Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 2pm, for St John the Baptist Church. JUMBLE SALE: Magdalene Lawn Common Room, Barnstaple, 10am onwards, adm 20p. ENCORE: Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Westward Ho! songs from the musicals, 7pm, retiring collection, tea & biscuits after, all welcome. CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, for Childrens Hospice South West, dancing to Bett, 7.30-11.30pm, bring-and-share supper, raffle, adm £3.50, all welcome. EVENING CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, fine selection of brass band music, £5 at door or call 01237 475653. TABLE TOP SALE: Westleigh Village Hall, 2pm, sellers noon, £5 a table, for hall funds, book tables on 01271 860708. SHAMMICK ACOUSTIC: Open night, the Pack O Cards pub, Combe Martin, 8pm, all welcome to sing or play.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14BIDEFORD 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, 10.30am All Age Harvest Festival, 11.30am Holy Communion; St Andrews, Alwington, 9.30am Morning Worship; St Nectan, Hartland, 11am Holy Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Marys & St Benedicts, Buckland Brewer, 10am Morning Worship; St James, Parkham, 10am Morning Worship; Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard, 11am Harvest Festival with Communion; Holy Trinity, Landcross, 11.15am Parish Communion; St George, Monkleigh, 4pm Harvest Festival; St Nectan, Welcombe, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Swithun, Littleham, 6pm Evensong. BRAUNTON SERVICES: 8.30am Said Eucharist, 9.45am Parish Eucharist, St Brannocks Church; Harvest Service, St Annes, Saunton, 5pm, followed by Harvest Supper at Saunton Golf Club.. 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. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple, 7pm, speaker Tim Sutton of WWH! Baptist Church, supported by music from Newton St Petrock Male Voice Choir, all welcome. 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. RAMBLERS WALK: Porlock Doverhay CP, 11am, Horner Wood-Stoke Pero-Stoke Wood-Hawk Combe, 7.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737. LETTE & THE BEAN: Monthly Sunday gig at Appledore Social Club, 5-7pm, free entry to current members, non members 50p charge, yearly membership £7.50.MONDAY, OCTOBER 15APPLEDORE 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. SUPPORT GROUP: North Devon Diabetes, Roundswell Community Hall, 10.30am, Your annual review with diabetes practice nurse, all welcome, info 01271 371072 or 01769 572640. FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities.TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16COFFEE 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Lance Merlin, all welcome, info Dennis on 01271 378273. MUSICAL MEMORIES: The Vision Centre, Slade, Ilfracombe, for people with Alzheimers/memory problems & their carers, first & third Tues of the month, 2-4pm, free parking, all welcome, more info 01271 863944 or 882927. TALK: North Devon Archaeological Society, Iron Age Devon and its hillforts, with Henrietta Quinnell, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, visitors adm £2.50. CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, with Andrew Varley, 7.30pm, adm £3 members, £5 visitors. INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills entrance 10.30am, all welcome, info 01271 860780.WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17CASH 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: Withypool CP, 10.30am, Meadow-lanes road and open moor, 5.5 miles info 01271 376274/07720 203737. FREMINGTON GARDEN CLUB: The Parish hall, talk London suits to wellie boots, comic stories about life on Exmoor with Simon Dawson, 7.30pm, entry £1.50 guests, refreshments. INSTOW WALK: With Torridge Walk & Talk, meet Sandhills entrance 11am, all welcome, info 01271 860780. ADOPTION OPEN EVENING: With Families for Children, The Voice, Belle Meadow Court, Barnstaple, 5-7pm, come and find out more about adopting a child, info 01364 645480. COFFEE MORNING: Combe Martin Methodist Church, 10.30am-noon.