December 6 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Events large and small from 17/01/13 to 23/01/13.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm.
COFFEE MORNING: RBS (NatWest) Group Pensioners’ Association GPA, Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, 10.30am.
NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, Northam, 10.15am-12 noon, ‘Living and working in Jerusalem’ with Rev Peter Whatton, for info call 01237 478123.
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: 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, JANUARY 18
JACK & THE BEANSTALK: Annual panto with Bright Stars Theatre Group, Northam Methodist Hall, 7pm Fri & Sat, plus 2.30pm Sat matinee, supporting the Headway charity in Barnstaple. Tickets at door or from 01237 408226, booking advisable.
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.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
MOVIE NIGHT: St Mary’s Hall, Appledore, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, 8pm start, drinks from 7pm, hosted by Appledore Book Festival, tickets at door or from Docton Gallery on 01237 424949.
BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.
DEVONSHIRE ASSOCIATION: Bideford branch meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, 2pm, talk with writer Laurence Shelley, all welcome.
NORTHAM MEMORY CAFÉ: Northam Hall (by war memorial) 10am-12 noon, for people with dementia and their families to share support, information & experiences, more info Taw & Torridge Caring 01237 459337 or email email@example.com
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, £1, drop in for tea & 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 & 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, £4, 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.
QUIZ NIGHT: Littleham Village Hall, for ND Chemo Appeal, 7pm, booking essential on 01237 420372.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
JACK & THE BEANSTALK: Panto with Bright Stars Theatre Group, Northam Methodist Hall, 7pm, plus 2.30pm matinee, supporting the Headway charity in Barnstaple. Tickets at door or from 01237 408226, booking advisable.
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.
DEVON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: (North Devon Branch) Meeting, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 2-4pm, info on (01237) 451527 or 472883.
BINGO: 1-2-3 lines every game, Northam Leisure Centre, for North Devon Hospice, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome. KNOWSTONE CHURCH DANCE: At the Parish Hall, dancing to music from Ben, 8pm, bring-and-share supper, all welcome.
CHARITY DANCE: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-11.30pm, dancing to Bett & Audrey, bring-and-share supper, proceeds to local charities, adm £5, info 01271 373095.
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: 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, JANUARY 20
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; 11.30am Children’s Church; 7pm Taize, 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.
CAR BOOT SALE: Brannams site, Barnstaple, buyers 12noon-3pm, sellers 11am & £6 per car, £1 parking, no dogs on site. Info 07802 176993.
SUNDAY ROAST: Hartland Village Hall, for hall funds. Licensed bar and raffle. Booking essential on 01237 441550.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
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.
DIABETES SUPPORT: North Devon group meeting, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, talk with ambulance paramedic ‘Helping you cope with first aid’, 10.30am, adm free, all welcome.
BIDEFORD CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: Marlborough Court Communal Room, Bideford, free to join, 7-9pm, every third Monday of the month, more info 08456 434435. FILM CLUB: For TorrAGE, Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, 2pm, adm £3.50 inc refreshments after, book from TorrAGE office on 01805 622666.
SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Easy walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574179.
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.
ENCOUNTER BEACH CAFE: 6, Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho, 7-9pm, speaker Fiona Gibbons ‘Dreams - God’s neglected gifts’.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.
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.
HYPNOTHERAPY: Bideford Library, talk with practitioner Peter Blaney, 10am-12noon, how hypnotherapy can help with weight loss, stopping smoking, alleviate stress & other issues, adm free, just turn up, refreshments provided, info from the library on 01237 476075.
HISTORIC ILFRACOMBE: Through the camera lens, free talk with Dave Edgcombe of N Devon AONB, at Ilfracombe Museum, changes from the 1860s-2012, 7.30pm start, all welcome.
CONCERT: Barnstaple Keyboard & Light Music Club, with Steve Hubble, 7.45pm, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, adm £5, members £2, refreshments & raffle.
REME ASSOCIATION: North Devon Branch monthly meeting, Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm, just come along and meet fellow REME members or call Doug Spiller on (01237) 424946 for info. ILFRACOMBE MEMORY CAFE: Candar Common Room, 2-4pm, last Tues each month, relaxed & social place for people with memory problems, friends & family. Health/social care workers available with support or advice, or just drop in for a chat & cuppa, info North Devon Voluntary services on (01271) 866300. BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome.
BRATTON FLEMING DANCE CLUB: Goodleigh Village Hall, 7.30-10pm, adm £2, all welcome.
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 & 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.
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, 7pm, all welcome.
PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.
BIDEFORD STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Every Tuesday, 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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
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.
WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm.
NORTH DEVON HUMANISTS MEETING: Fremington Parish Hall annex, 7.30pm, more info (01237) 474225 or 477851, all welcome.
MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea & coffee, all welcome.
HEALING: Sea Cadet hall, Bideford, weekly 10am-12 noon, no charge but donations to ND Hospice welcome.
DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159.
ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328.
MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292.
BIDEFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB: Northam Hall, 7.30pm, new members welcome, info 01237 423554.
TARKA HEALING: Bideford Arts Centre, the Quay, 2.45-4.45pm, info 01805 624215 or www.tarkahealing.co.uk