North Devon events 11/10/18 to 17/10/18
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
WORLD’S 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 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, ‘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 Molton’s 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 actor’s 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 12
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.
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 Children’s Hospice South West.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
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.
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 ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT: St Margaret’s School, Northam, 7.30pm, teams of six approx, £7.50 inc ploughman’s 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 Children’s 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 14
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, 10.30am All Age Harvest Festival, 11.30am Holy Communion; St Andrew’s, Alwington, 9.30am Morning Worship; St Nectan, Hartland, 11am Holy Communion; All Hallows, Woolsery, 9.30am Holy Communion; St Mary’s & St Benedict’s, 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 Brannock’s Church; Harvest Service, St Anne’s, 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 15
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, 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 16
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Lance Merlin, 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: 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 17
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: 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.