What’s on in North Devon

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Thursday, July 14th to Wednesday 20th

THURSDAY, JULY 14

? BINGO: For North Devon Intensive Care, Northam Leisure Centre, 7.15pm

? BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

? BINGO: Barnstaple St John Ambulance HQ, Princess Street, 7.30pm, all welcome

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, on (01271) 372396

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet town square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, in skittle alley

? NORTHAM WI MEETING: Methodist Hall, Northam, second Thursday of each month, new members and guests very welcome, 7.30pm

? ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, come along for coffee, chat & support, info Laura Clements on (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

FRIDAY, JULY 15

? COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

? WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

? INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 10am-12 noon, �2, pre-book on (01271) 372396

? THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, members’ monthly lunch club, 1pm, �3, call (01271) 372396 for info

? CAFE CHURCH: St Brannock’s Rooms, Braunton, refreshments, informal chat, 7pm

? CHARITY CONCERT: Ex-servicemen’s Club, St Georges Road, Barnstaple, local singer inc Donna Norden, Bethan Funnin and Abi Braunton, raising money for Victoria House & Sticklepath children’s centres, tickets �3 at door, from centres & Solo Music or Beatz Workin’, all welcome

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? SUMMER FAIR: Southmead school, Braunton, 5.30-8pm, with pony rides, bouncy castle, stalls, games, cream teas, ice creams, burgers & hotdogs, beer tent & chocolate tombola! All welcome

? BINGO: Braunton Parish Hall Citizens Club, good prizes & raffle, adm 25p, doors 6.30pm, eyes down 7.45, all welcome

? WINE MAN’S BLUFF: Appledore Community Centre, wine related fun to raise money for North Devon Hospice, 7.30pm, all welcome, info (01237) 422710

? SUMMER BARBECUE & FAYRE: St Margaret’s School, Northam, 5.30pm, bouncy castle, games, stalls, licensed bar & bbq, all welcome

? GIVE BLOOD: Bideford donor session at Pollyfield Centre, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book appointment call 0300 123 23 23

SATURDAY, JULY 16

? BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

? CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? SATURDAY MARKET: Pip & Jim’s Church Hall, St James Place, Ilfracombe, stalls, teas & coffees, 12 noon-4pm, info (01271) 867614

? CASH BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? TIBETAN BUDDHIST: Meditation Class, Castle Centre, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.30am, info (01392) 876619 or visit www.dechen.org/barnstaple

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern centre, fresh produce & crafts, 10am-12.30pm, free, refreshments & entertainment, info (01271) 864621

? DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? KIDS’ CLOTHING SALE: Nearly new for babies and under fives, clothing, toys & accessories, Park School, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, adm 50p inc donation to Care for Kids North Devon charity, all welcome

? DEVON CREAM TEAS & CRAFT STALLS: Vivian Moon Centre, Braunton, 2-5pm, for the SCOPE charity, all welcome

? SHAMMICK MARKET: Combe martin Village Hall, 9.30am-12 noon, local produce and much more

? CHARITY FAMILY OPEN DAY: Larkstone Leisure Park & Cafe, Brimlands, Ilfracombe, games and entertainment for all the family, visit www.larkstonecafe.co.uk for info

? CASH BINGO: 1-2-3 all night, Tomlin Hall, Bickington, doors 6.45pm, eyes down 7.30, raffle, refreshments & all welcome

? COMMUNITY ON SHOW: Instow Parish Hall, beach & Commodore car park, celebration of the community with exhibitions, games, competitions, displays, teas and much more, 1-5pm, more info www.instow.net/community on show.htm

? CHARITY DANCE WITH BEN: At Knowstone, for church funds, bring-and-share supper, 8pm to midnight, all welcome

SUNDAY, JULY 17

? BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? TABLE TOP SALE: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, sellers 8am, buyers 9am, refreshments, all welcome

? QUIZ NIGHT & IRISH BINGO: First In, Last Out, Bideford, 8pm, for North Devon Hospice

? CAR BOOT SALE: Pottington, 1-4pm, sellers �6 per car from 11am, �1 public parking, no dogs on site, info 07802 176993 or 07878 034683

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 11.15am St Mary’s at Wings, all welcome

? CAR BOOT SALE: Old Bowling Green, Torrington Common, 7am start, �5 pitch, free parking, for Great Torrington Commons Conservators

? PRAISE & WORSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, at Bideford Baptist Church, 3-4pm, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE BANDSTAND: Blazing Sounds Youth Band, at Runnymede Gardens, Ilfracombe seafront, 2-4pm, free concert, weather permitting

? GUIDED WALK: Around Kentisbury Down, meet Kentisbury Village Hall, 2pm, teas also available at hall for non walkers, for St Thomas’ Church Roof Appeal, more info (01598) 763207

? BEER & HYMNS: The Wellington Arms, High Street, Ilfracombe, from 8pm, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Woody Bay CP (SS676 486) 10.45am, Martinhoe Common-Six Acre Wood-Valley of Rocks, 8.5 miles, (01271) 376274 or 863727

? DUCK RACING: The George & Dragon, Combe Martin, from 3pm, barbecue, family games & face painting, for Devon Air Ambulance, all welcome

? CLOVELLY MARITIME FESTIVAL: 10am-5pm, at Clovelly harbour, fun for all the family, with the Exmouth Shanty Men, Prof Goodvibe’s Punch & Judy, folk sensations The Blue Mosquitoes, pirate street entertainment, local art, maritime craft & food stalls, adm inc all entertainment, info www.clovelly.co.uk or call (01237) 431781

MONDAY, JULY 18

? BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

? US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info (01271) 830981

? APPLEDORE BAND: Weekly performance Appledore Quay, opposite Seagate, Training Band 7.15pm, main band 8pm, in St Mary’s Hall if wet

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet The Square 10.30am, info (01769) 573258

? BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details www.quillstring.co.uk/bcc

? BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Meeting, Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, info (01271) 372811 or email s.star@westbankfriends.org

? PRIZE BINGO: Parkham Hall, meat & grocery prizes, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

? THE MONDAY GROUP: North Devon Diabetes Support Group, change of venue, now at Roundswell Community Centre, 10.30am, come along and have your say on future group plans, all welcome

? FREMINGTON BINGO: At the Village Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the community Ring & Ride bus, all welcome

? JUMBLE SALE: Fremington Church Hall, 2pm, adm 30p, all proceeds to the Animal Ambulance, all welcome

TUESDAY, JULY 19

? COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

? COFFEE & FRIENDSHIP: The Village Well Community Room, Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 9.30am-11.30am, (01271) 349861

? BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

? COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

? SEE HEAR CENTRE: drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, (01271) 373236

? employment support CLUB: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, free, info on CVs, interviews, careers advice, computers skills & more, just drop in or call (01271) 372396, all welcome

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP CLUB: Bideford Salvation Army, at the Baptist Church Upper Hall, every Tuesday, 2-3.30pm, all welcome

? MACMILLAN HELP: Macmillan Mobile Cancer Centre information and support unit on Bideford Quay, 10am-3pm, free advice & info on all cancer issues, whether for yourself, a friend or relative

? CRAFT FAIR: St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore, 11am-4pm, refreshments, adm free, all welcome

? SHORE SAFARI: With North Devon Coastwise, meet Barricane Beach, Woolacombe, 1.30pm, nets & buckets supplied of required, please dress for conditions, to secure place call Jim Monroe (01271) 882078 or 07889 134466

? CLASSICAL CONCERT: With “wandering minstrel” Ian Honeyman, Bideford Methodist Church, Ian is a renowned classical singer & musician who is walking to John O’ Groats performing along the way, 12.30pm, all very welcome, for K9focus dog rescue and Whizz Kidz charities

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

? APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, eyes down 7.15pm

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

? WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

? SUMMER MARKET: Chambercombe Manor, Ilfracombe, stalls inc books & antique books, jewellery, 10.30am-3.30pm, manor & tea rooms open as normal, proceeds to manor

? GIVE BLOOD: Barnstaple donor session at Christ Church, Bear St, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, to book appointment call 0300 123 23 23

? EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dance out at The Ship Aground, Mortehoe 7.45pm and The Mill, Ossaborough 9pm, both performances with Ilfracombe Red Petticoats

? AGM: Woolsery Football Club, at Woolsery Sports & Community Hall, 8.30pm, all welcome

? TEA DANCE: Vivian Moon Community Centre, Braunton, refreshments & raffle, 2-4.15pm, �1 adm, all welcome

? MACMILLAN HELP: Macmillan Mobile Cancer Centre information and support unit at Holsworthy Market Square, 10am-3pm, free advice & info on all cancer issues, whether for yourself, a friend or relative

? LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL: With Greg Hookway, St Margaret’s Church, Northam, 12 noon, all welcome

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet small CP east of Holdstone Hill (SS625 476) at 6.30pm, Holdstone & Trentishoe Downs, 3.5 miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Long walk, Pinkery Pond, meet Goat Hill CP (SS728 401,) 10am or call (01769) 573258 for a lift

? BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, 9.45-10.45am + 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for those with little or no computer experience, (01271) 372396

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