What’s on with a nautical twist

Joseph Bulmer

What’s On in North Devon: Events large and small from Thursday, September 1st to Wednesday 7th

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

? 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, (01271) 372396

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

? BINGO: Blue Lights Parish Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore. Eyes down 2pm

? BINGO: Ring O’ Bells, Landkey, snowball, eyes down 7.30pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

? SEA ILFRACOMBE MARITIME FESTIVAL: Marine related events, activites and experiences around town throughout Fri-Sun. From food and music to dance, theatre, diving and rowing. Visit www.seailfracombe.co.uk for full programme

? PIRATE DAY: Free swashbuckling fun at Ilfracombe Museum for children & adults, 11am-3pm, part of Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival. All welcome but children must be accompanied. Info www.ilfracombemuseum.com

? 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

? 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

? APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 2pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

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

? BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

? COFFEE MORNING: Kingsley Indoor Bowls Club, 10am-12 noon, various stalls, for Chemotherapy Appeal, all welcome

? BIDEFORD CULTURE SHOW EVENTS: guided Heritage Trails 4.30 & 5pm from the Co-op, plus Guided Culture Show art trail displaying art in some unlikely places — 5.15pm meet outside Gertie’s Cafe. Food, drink, live music and art in the street. Visit www.bbcdevon.org for more information

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

? SEA ILFRACOMBE MARITIME FESTIVAL: Marine related events, activites and experiences around town throughout Fri-Sun. From food and music to dance, theatre, diving and rowing. Visit www.seailfracombe.co.uk for full programme

? SEASHORE SAFARI: And Rock Pool Ramble, part of Sea Ilfracombe programme, 2.30-4.30pm, meet outside Ilfracombe Aquarium on pier, free

? 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

? ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12 noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

? BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

? HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome

? DADS & KIDS DROP-IN & PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411

? ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: Lantern Centre, Ilfracombe High Street, 10am-12 noon, fresh local produce, crafts, free entertainment, all welcome

? TABLE TOP SALE: Crealock Arms, Littleham, nr Bideford, 11am-2pm, sellers �3, for Littleham Village Hall & church, all welcome

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, 10am-4pm, theme “Hobbies & Interests,” all welcome, refreshments available

? CAR BOOT SALE: Westward Ho Tennis Club, Avon Lane, sellers 2pm, buyers 2.30, table top sale inside, free tennis for U16s, refreshments, all welcome

? CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, with Joe’s Band, bring-and-share, adm �3.50, 7.30-11.30pm, all welcome

? HISTORY OF APPLEDORE, NORTHAM & WESTWARD HO: Talk by Peter Christie, at 11am, Northam Community Centre, tickets �3.50 at Northam Post Office, proceeds to community centre refurbishment, all welcome

? FAMILY FUN DAY: First In, Last Out pub, Bideford. 12 hours darts marathon from 12 noon plus bouncy castle, barbecue & Irish bingo, raffle. 8pm: Stars in Their Eyes show plus singer Jaden Cornelious. To enter darts marathon contact pub on (01237) 474863 for a sponsorship form

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

? SEA ILFRACOMBE MARITIME FESTIVAL: Marine related events, activites and experiences around town throughout Fri-Sun. From food and music to dance, theatre, diving and rowing. Visit www.seailfracombe.co.uk for full programme

? FLOWER FESTIVAL: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe seafront, 10am-4pm

? SONGS OF PRAISE OF THE SEA: Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, with South Molton Town Band, 8pm

? 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

? 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

? MEAT RAFFLE: For Combe Martin Museum, at the Royal Marine pub 2pm, every Sunday 5 for �1

? BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church —8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Evensong, all welcome

? ST MARY’S AT WINGS: Informal, friendly family service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am

? CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 10am, buyers 10.30am, �5 pitch, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002

? HARTLAND FARMERS’ MARKET: Parish Hall, Hartland, 10am-1pm, fresh local produce & British breakfasts, info (01237) 441786

? PLOUGHING DAY: With South Molton Vintage Rally Club, at Fursebray Farm, S Molton, 10am onwards, refreshments, all welcome, info (01271) 850903

? LOBSTER & CRAB FEAST: Clovelly Harbour, seafood delights, local produce, food & craft stalls plus live music prize draw & children’s entertainment inc a lobster stilt walker, walkabout magicians & much more, in support of the National Lobster Hatchery, 10am-5pm, info (01237) 431781 or www.clovelly.co.uk

? ND RAMBLERS: Meet Baggy Point NT CP (SS431 398) 10.30am, Baggy to woolacombe and back, eight miles, info (01271) 376274 or 863727

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Long walk, meet The Square 11.30am, pub lunch at Castle Inn, George Nympton, call Jim on (01769) 573258 to book

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

? 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

? SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet The Square 10.30am, call (01769) 574179

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

? NEW RECTOR: The Institution & Induction by the Bishop of Exeter of Father Lawrence Maclean, new Rector of Great Torrington, Little Torrington & Frithelstock, at St Michael & All Angels Church, Torrington, 7.30pm, all are invited along to greet Fr Lawrence and his family, refreshments after

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

? 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 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

? APPLEDORE SHORT MAT BOWLING CLUB: At Appledore Community Hall, 7pm every week, all welcome to go along and have a go

? FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, in the Baptist Church upper hall, every Tuesday 2-3.30pm, all welcome

? SIP ‘N’ STICH: Free knitting club, Boston Tea Party, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, 5.30-7pm, all welcome

? GIVE BLOOD: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, donor sessions 10.30am-12.45pm & 2.15-4.30pm, book appointments on 0300 123 23 23

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

? 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

? BRAUNTON COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE TALK: Myths & Legends of Baggy Point, by Dr Paul Madgett, 7.45pm, adm �2.50 inc refreshments, info (01271) 817349

? 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

? EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Final danceout of the season, The Ship Aground, Mortehoe, 7.45pm

? SHORE SAFARI: With Coastwise, meet Westward Ho beach main slipway 1pm, explore rockpools and shore for marine life, free event but U16s must be accompanied, to book and for info, call (01271) 882078 or 07889 134466

? CONCERT: Bideford Town Band, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, concert of popular music, 8.15pm, all welcome

? WHIST DRIVE: Goodleigh Village Hall, for Grass Hoppers Pre-school, meat prizes & raffle, 7.45pm, all welcome

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