Christmas what’s on guide

IT was happy birthday twice over for Jackie Fayter from Barnstaple and Les Dean from Fremington when it was discovered at the annual Barnstaple Link Rotary Club Christmas celebrations they both celebrated their birthdays on the day. IT was happy birthday twice over for Jackie Fayter from Barnstaple and Les Dean from Fremington when it was discovered at the annual Barnstaple Link Rotary Club Christmas celebrations they both celebrated their birthdays on the day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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North Devon What’s On Guide from 20/12/12 to 25/12/12.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

HOSPITAL CHOIR: singing in Barnstaple High Street during late night shopping, from 6.30pm, collecting for Chemotherapy Appeal.

COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am.

GIFT CARDS: Cards for Good Causes pop-up shop, St Mary’s Parish Church, Bideford, open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm, charity cards, gift and wrapping paper, look for the red Santa triangle!

BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.

LIFE DRAWING CLASS: Bideford Arts Centre (next to post office), 7-9pm, all levels and abilities welcome, tuition available, just turn up or call Fiona Balfour 01237 425163.

CLOG DANCING: Ilfracombe Red Petticoats, ladies clog dancing team now looking for new members, weekly practice 7.30pm, no experience necessary, info 07733 476868.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance classes, St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8-10pm, now teaching samba, info 01271 860145.

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

THE BEACON: New tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, £1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334.

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

CHRISTMAS BINGO: Black Torrington Village Hall, doors 7pm, good prizes, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Emmanuel Church, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, 10am-12pm, all welcome.

CAROL SERVICE: Holy Trinity Church, Ilfracombe, 7pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine, all welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT: for Bideford AFC Youth, at the Robins Nest, Bideford FC, 7pm. Adults £2.50, U16s £1.50. Teams of up to six or just turn up and find a team on the night.

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome or call 01271 329838.

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

NORTHAM MEMORY CAFÉ: Northam Hall (by war memorial) 10am-12pm, for people with dementia and their families to share support, information and experiences, more info Taw & Torridge Caring 01237 459337 or email sharonttc@torridgecvs.org.uk

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

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea and coffee, call 01271 372396 for info.

HAPPY CAFÉ: Friday Lunch Club, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks and cakes. Takeaway available.

BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 9.45am Baby Music & Movement for 0-18 months, 10.45am Kindermusik ABC Wiggle & Grow, 18 months – three years.

FREMINGTON SINGERS: Meet weekly at Fremington Methodist Church, Old School Lane, 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, £3, info 01271 268094.

BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance classes, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, info 01271 860145.

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

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Presented by The Farndale Avenue TWG Dramatic Society, Pilton Church hall 7.30pm, licensed bar, entry £5. Also Saturday.

PETROVIAN ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT: Lavington United Reform Church, Bideford, 7.30pm, seasonal favourites, sing-a-long carols & classical gems. Entry £6 at door, U18s free, refreshments, for orchestra & church funds.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22

HOSPITAL CHOIR: Singing at Tesco Extra, Barnstaple, collecting for Chemotherapy Appeal.

EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: Carols old, new and ancient, at St Matthews Church, Lee, 6pm, tickets £7.50 in advance from Giles King Smith 01271 870467 or Ian & Cynthia Stewart 01271 870467.

BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.

CHRISTMAS BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, eyes down 2.15pm, for the MS Society.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS: Butchers Row, Bideford, 10.30am-2pm, activity workshops for youngsters. There is a small charge.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Portobello Inn, Bideford, 2-5pm, small charge for entry, to inc food and drink.

RAMBLERS’ WALK: Meet Hartland Quay middle car park 1.30pm. Festive Hat Walk - six miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

COFFEE POT SHOP: For over 55s, at the Conservatory, Sanctuary Housing, Water Lane Close, Newport, Barnstaple, 10.30am, refreshments from 50p.

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food.

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, £5 per car, £1 public parking, no dogs on site please.

ATLANTIC JIVE: Christmas Freestyle, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm to midnight, £5 at door, info 07592 766871.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Presented by The Farndale Avenue TWG Dramatic Society, Pilton Church hall 7.30pm, licensed bar, entry £5.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

CANDLELIT CAROL SERVICE: St peter’s Church, Westleigh, 3.30pm, the congregation is invited to bring tinned food or toiletries to donate to the Harbour homeless charity in Bideford.

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

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church services. 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Service of Nine Lessons & Carols, all welcome.

‘CLOTH AT THE CRADLE’: St peter’s Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, 5pm. A simple candlelit service.

VILLAGE LESSONS & CAROLS: Combe Martin Parish Church 6.30pm.

CHRISTMAS COMMUNION: Combe Martin Baptist Church 10.30am.

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Lacey’s Ale & Cider House, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798.

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

CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams site, Barnstaple, buyers 12pm-3pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site. Info 07802 176993.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

CHURCH SERVICES

ST JAMES CHURCH, SWIMBRIDGE: Midnight Mass 11.30pm, all welcome.

ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, BIDEFORD: 4pm Nativity Service; 11.30pm Midnight Mass.

ST BRANNOCKS, BRAUNTON: Crib service, 4pm, children welcome, dress as your favourite Nativity character. 11.30pm Midnight Mass.

HOLY TRINITY, ILFRACOMBE: 4pm Crib Service; 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist.

COMBE MARTIN PARISH CHURCH: Midnight Communion 11.30pm.

ST PETER’S CHURCH, WESTLEIGH: Candlelit Communion with carols, 10pm.

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

TABLE TOP SALE: Doves Christian Centre, grounds of St Peter’s Church, Barnstaple, weekly, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

BEFRIENDERS: Drop in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12 noon, info 07818 650566.

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm.

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981.

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

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

CHURCH SERVICES

BISHOPS TAWTON METHODIST CHURCH: Family worship 11am. Followed by free Christmas lunch for those who might be on their own. 12.30pm. Please call on 01271 859334 to confirm attendance.

ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, BIDEFORD: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion.

ST PETER’S CHURCH, BITTADON: Christmas Communion 9am.

HOLY TRINITY, ILFRACOMBE: 8am Eucharist with hymns.

ST PETER’S, ILFRACOMBE: 10.30am Sung Eucharist.

COMBE MARTIN PARISH CHURCH: Family Communion 9.30am.

COMBE MARTIN METHODIST CHURCH: Christmas Celebration, joint service with Baptist Church 10am.

ST PETER’S CHURCH, WESTLEIGH: Family Communion, 10am.

ST BRANNOCKS, BRAUNTON: Family Communion 9.45am.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

RAMBLERS’ BOXING DAY WALK: Meet Arlington Court car park 11am, two hour easy walk, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

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