Ghost walk, bingo and bric-a-brac...
10:33 30 January 2013
North Devon what’s on guide 31/01/13 to 6/2/13.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.
LEAGUE LUNCH: Barnstaple Hospital League of Friends monthly lunch, The Park Hotel, 12 for 12.30pm.
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-12pm, ‘Psychology’ with Stephanie Fry, for info call 01237 478123.
TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, the Arts Centre, Bideford Quay, 7-8pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
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, info 01271 860145.
LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734.
THE BEACON: 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, 01237 441527.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
GHOST WALK: A street tour of old Barnstaple and tales of the spirits said to haunt the town. Hear of the notorious brothels, eccentric characters and sites of murder. 7.30pm start, tickets £10 from Zena’s in Market Street, inc refreshments and desserts.
BINGO: Back at Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, for school and pre-school funds plus local good causes, all welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT: for Bideford AFC Youth, at the Robin’s 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 and Sports Assn, teams up to six, £1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome.
QUIZ NIGHT: Pilton Community College, 7-9pm, six per team, £3 a player, bring your own nibbles & drinks, all welcome, info 01271 374381.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
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, 1pm, three courses for £5, booking essential on 07773 679559. Café usual opening times Thursdays and Fridays 10.30am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes. Takeaway available.
AFTERSCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities, info 01237 476159.
BABY/TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 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, £4, info 01271 268094.
BALLROOM & LATIN: Dance, Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 8-10pm, 01271 860145.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm.
BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.30pm.
BINGO & LINER: Barton Road Community Centre, Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome, for local charities. Previously held at former Sweb Club.
ILFRACOMBE FARMERS’ MARKET: Under Market Arches, the High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, more info 01271 864621.
FOOD COLLECTION DAY: ASDA, Atlantic Village, for Bideford Foodbank, 10am-4pm, please show your support.
FLEA MARKET: Abbotsham Village Hall, 2-4.30pm, free entry, antiques, collectables, bric-a-brac, records, CDs & household items.
CANDLEMAS: Bideford St Mary’s Church, Five Parish Celtic Communion, 6.30pm, all welcome.
ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the Chemo Appeal, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome.
TABLE TOP SALE: Westward Ho Baptist Church Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm, with crafts & refreshments, proceeds to Romanian charity work, tables £5, to book call 01237 471056.
BRIC-A-BRAC SALE: Plus tombola, lawn, Barnstaple, 10am-1pm, adm 20p, for leukaemia research, all welcome.
HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome.
FILM AT LITTLEHAM: ‘Private Peaceful’, based on Michael Morpurgo’s book, at the Village Hall, 7.30pm, info 01237 420372.
DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND 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.
CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, new group, then first Saturday of every month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.
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.
ATLANTIC JIVE: Freestyle, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8pm, £5 at door, info 07872 201328.
TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10-11.30am, info 01392 876619.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
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 Evensong, all welcome.
THE LIGHTHOUSE: Now at Castle Street Rooms, Barnstaple, 7pm, adm £1.50, refreshments, all welcome.
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.
ST MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am
CAR BOOT SALE: South Molton Pannier Market, sellers 9.30am, buyers 10am, £6 pitch, no need to book, refreshments, proceeds to SM Pre-school, more info (01769) 572002.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Westleigh lay-by 10am, Bideford-Westward Ho, bus return, nine miles, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4
BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome.
FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, 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.
WESTWARD HO HISTORY GROUP: Meeting, WWH Baptist Church Hall, 7.30-9.30pm, all welcome.
AGM: Appledore Shipbuilders Horticultural Society, at Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, all welcome.
TAI CHI: Weekly classes, Qigong & Yang style, Blue Lights Hall, Appledore, 7.30-9pm, all welcome, info 07747 833490.
SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827.
BEFRIENDERS: Drop-in centre for over 65s, Christian Fellowship Church, Ilfracombe High Street, 10.30am-12pm, 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: Classes, Ex-services and social club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, info 07817 144292.
TAP DANCING: Step Ahead new classes, Abbotsham Village Hall, 6-7pm, info 07906 930955.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm.
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 and chat, activities and facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome.
BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Copps Close common room. Has your speech been affected by a stroke? Small, friendly group which meets to chat & laugh. Hesitation and forgetfulness are all acceptable! All welcome, for more info call 07713 629774.
BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw and refreshments, all welcome.
CLAIRVOYANCE & MEDIUMSHIP EVENING: With Sandra Derbyshire and Hayley Raistrick-Episkopos, Roundswell Community Hall, Barnstaple, 7.30-9.30pm, doors 7pm, raffle & refreshments, tickets from 07719 541400.
BIDEFORD CAMERA CLUB: 7.15pm at Ethelwynne Brown Community Centre, East-the-Water. Includes digital and AV tutorials, workshops, talks, competitions and friendly advice. Visit www.bidefordcameraclub.co.uk or call 01237 423242.
ON THE CARDS: Have Fun, Learn Bridge, Bishops Tawton Village Hall, 3-5pm, more info Carol on 01271 343394.
SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop-in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information and advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236.
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.
SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975.
SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618.
TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632.
BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm.
PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6
CASH BINGO: Appledore Hall. All cash prizes, running jackpot game, 7.15pm.
BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm.
CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm.
AGM: Torridge District Neighbourhood Watch AGM, Springfield Centre, Chanters Road, Bideford, 7 for 7.15pm, all welcome, info 01237 471056.
CONCERT: Bideford Music Club, Methodist Hall, High Street, Kathleen Ferrier Music & Letters by Victoria Simmonds (mezzo soprano) and pianist Anna Tilbrook. 7.30pm, tickets at door £12, students free.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
TARKA HEALING GROUP: Bideford Arts Centre, The Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, SNU approved and trainee healers, info 01805 624215.
MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea and coffee, all welcome.
RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bple bus station Stand K (309 bus) 10am Caffeyns Cross-Lynton (4 miles), then Barbrook (6). Optional lunch, info 01271 376274/863727 or www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.
HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.
ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.
MODERN JIVE CLASSES: Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple. 7.30pm-10pm. Beginners and intermediates, info 07817 144292.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.