What’s on in North Devon this week...?

Joseph Bulmer

Events large and small from Wednesday, January 11th to Wednesday 18th

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12

? BIDEFORD MUSIC CLUB CONCERT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Bideford, with Chenyin-Li piano, Anya Birchall violin & Christopher Wright cello, music by Brahms, Cavallini, Saint Saens, Kovacs & Chausson, 7.30pm, all welcome, tickets at door

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

? 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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, Brook Meadow, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 574827

? LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info (01237) 478734

? NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, “Alternative Energy” talk with Tom Furness, 10.15am-12 noon, info (01237) 470553

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

? 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, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808

? COASTWISE TALK: “Victorian marine naturalists,” Jim Monroe, Barnstaple Library 9.45-11.45am, first of 10 Coastwise sessions with talks/presentations on marine environment, ecology, history & more, �30 for 10, individual/taster sessions by arrangement, more info Marjorie Heath (01271) 831190

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

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

? 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

? THE NEXT STEPS CLUB: For 50+, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, call (01271) 372396 for info

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm

? AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info (01237) 476159

? INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, �2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on (01271) 372396

? BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

? “BIRDS: ....and other wildlife of Lundy Island,” Devon Wildlife Trust Barnstaple talk & slide show by Tim Davis, Castle Centre, Castle St, 7 for 7.30pm, adm �2.50, children free including refreshments

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

? 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

? TAW & TORRIDGE EMBROIDERERS’ GROUP: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, looking for new skills, why not come along for a taster? 10am-3pm, info (01237) 477911

? BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for ND Intensive Care, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? BINGO: Combe Martin Bowling Club, Kingston Avenue, eyes down 7.30, all welcome, not Sat, Jan 7 as published previously

? CASH BINGO: And liner, Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING: Bideford Liberal Democrats, High Street, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, usual stalls plus raffle, all welcome

? NORTH DEVON CAMRA: (CAMpaign for Real Ale,) Branch meeting, the Ship & Pilot, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, 12.30pm, non members welcome

? CHARITY DANCE: Yeomill, West Anstey, dancing to Ben, bring-and-share supper, 8pm to midnight, all welcome

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

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

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am All Age Communion, all welcome

? quiz night: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info (01237) 473798

? BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome

? BIRDWATCHING BONANZA: Part 2, with the Taw & Exmoor branch of British Naturalists, trip to Somerset levels, meet ND Leisure Centre car park 9am, more info Brian Sims on (01271) 343607

? EXETER MALE VOICE PRAISE CHOIR: Newport Methodist Church, Barnstaple, 6.30pm, followed by refreshments, all welcome

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: The Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce & crafts plus entertainment and raffle, admission free, refreshments, all welcome, info (01271) 864621

? BIG BAND: The Cedars Big Band in concert, Cedars Inn, Bickington, Barnstaple, 8pm, admission free, dance or listen to the music, all welcome

MONDAY, JANUARY 16

? 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

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

? MONDAY afternoon social club: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Road, Barnstaple, for adults of all ages, socialise & chat plus a variety of activities, 1.30-3.30pm, �1, all welcome

? BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, every Monday Fremington Primary School 7.30-9.30pm

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk at Alley walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info (01769) 572506

? BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435

? ENCOUNTER MEETING: New venue “Beach Cafe,” 6 Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho, 7-9pm, speaker Pam Hamilton with “Mission to Spain”

? APPLEDORE SINGERS: Rehearsal, Appledore Primary School, 7.30-9pm, new members welcome, info Pam Beechey (01769) 560034

? HOW TO GET ADVICE: With the Citizens Advice Bureau, Roundswell Community Hall (next to Sainsburys,) Barnstaple, 10.30am, all welcome, admission free, just turn up on the day

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

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

? 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 & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Bple, (01271) 373236

? BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: The Community Room, Bideford Youth Centre (opposite the Burton Art Gallery,) 7.15pm, info (01237) 423242

? SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, (01271) 373975

? TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, (01237) 476632

? CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info (01237)423095

? BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3pm, all welcome

? EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info (01271) 372396

? CONCERT: Bideford Keyboard & Organ Club, with Dave Smith, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, adm �2.50 members, �4 visitors

? ARCHAEOLOGICAL TALK: “The Archaeology of North Devon place Names,” by Terry Green, North Devon Archaeological Society meeting, Castle Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, adm free to members, �2.50 non members, all welcome

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

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

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm

? CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

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

? DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info (01237) 476159

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

? SINGING FOR FUN: Brookdale Church (near Lidl,) Ilfracombe, 2-4pm, for adults of all ages, popular songs from 50s-70s, no musical ability needed

? RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Loxhore Village Hall 9.30am, nice & easy, lanes & paths Loxhore/Arlington, info (01271) 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk

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