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10:33 30 January 2013

BUCKLAND Brewer Community Shop is hosting its grand opening celebration on Saturday, at the renovated vestry of the Methodist Church. Festivities start in the church at 11.30am with a cake cutting by the winner of the shop logo competition. Geoffrey Cox MP for Torridge and West Devon has been invited to cut the ribbon opening the shop at 12noon.

BUCKLAND Brewer Community Shop is hosting its grand opening celebration on Saturday, at the renovated vestry of the Methodist Church. Festivities start in the church at 11.30am with a cake cutting by the winner of the shop logo competition. Geoffrey Cox MP for Torridge and West Devon has been invited to cut the ribbon opening the shop at 12noon.

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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.

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