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NORTH Devon Lions clubs presented cheques for £900 to both the Tarka Child Contact Group  which enables access arrangements for parents  and Pathfield School. Pictured are Kimberly and Barbara Grant of Tarka Contact flanked by local Lions Club presidents Henry Smith (South Molton); John Williams (Lyn Lions); John Forsdike (Ilfracombe); Dave Page (ND zone chairman); Jenny Hacker (Barnstaple) and Chris Serna (Bideford). On the night local LKions received long service certificates: Collon Bolt (25 years), Dave Page and Roy Pugsley (35 years). NORTH Devon Lions clubs presented cheques for £900 to both the Tarka Child Contact Group  which enables access arrangements for parents  and Pathfield School. Pictured are Kimberly and Barbara Grant of Tarka Contact flanked by local Lions Club presidents Henry Smith (South Molton); John Williams (Lyn Lions); John Forsdike (Ilfracombe); Dave Page (ND zone chairman); Jenny Hacker (Barnstaple) and Chris Serna (Bideford). On the night local LKions received long service certificates: Collon Bolt (25 years), Dave Page and Roy Pugsley (35 years).

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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Plenty of events from 29/11/12 to 05/12/12.

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Pathfield headteacher Claire May is presented with a cheque towards the school's classroom project by Lions presidents Henry Smith (South Molton); John Williams (Lyn Lions); John Forsdike (Ilfracombe); Dave Page (ND zone chairman); Jenny Hacker (Barnstaple) and Chris Serna (Bideford).Pathfield headteacher Claire May is presented with a cheque towards the school's classroom project by Lions presidents Henry Smith (South Molton); John Williams (Lyn Lions); John Forsdike (Ilfracombe); Dave Page (ND zone chairman); Jenny Hacker (Barnstaple) and Chris Serna (Bideford).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

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.

NORTHAM MEN’S FORUM: Methodist Church Hall, Cross Street, 10.15am-12 noon, info 01237 478123.

COFFEE MORNING: Fremington Parish hall, hosted by Fremington WI, 9.30-11am, all welcome.

COFFEE & CRAFTY MORNING: Ilfracombe Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm, meet the Crafty Ladies and have a go at making Christmas crafty gifts, tombola, raffle & refreshments, all welcome.

‘ALL ABOUT CHALLACOMBE’: Exmoor Society Barnstaple group meeting, speaker Christopher Tull, Castle Centre, barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome.

ROSE HILL CARERS GROUP: Coffee morning, Rose Hill, Heywood Road, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, for carers of adults with learning disabilities, every fortnight, come along for coffee, cake, a chat & support, info (01237) 420137 or 07944 562808.

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.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Bratton Fleming Village CP 11am, five miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

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 DANCE CLASSES: St Peters Church Hall, Fremington, 7.30-9.45pm, 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.

NORTH DEVON ARTS SHOW: St Anne’s Chapel, Barnstaple, work by 16 members of North Devon Arts group, exhibition runs until Nov 24, daily 11am-4pm except Sundays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm.

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.

EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: Carols old, new and ancient, at St Michael’s & All Angels Church, Marwood, 8pm, tickets (to include refreshments) from 01271 850903 or at the door.

PREPARING FOR D-DAY: Slide & film presentation at saunton Golf Club on North Devon’s involvement in WW2 and the build up to D-Day. Doors 6.30pm, with refreshments, raffle & bring-and-buy stall. For the Forget-me-Not Project and Devon Air Ambulance.

‘THE STATION AGENT’: Pilton Cinema, Pilton Church Hall, 7.45pm, tickets £3, ‘couples’ £5, info www.piltoncinema.org.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Barnstaple Library, 5.30-7.30pm, various craft stalls with handmade gifts, carol singing with local primary school & music from Barnstaple Brass Band, face painting, visit from Dogs Helping Kids, refreshments, all welcome.

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

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Barle Valley walk from Simonsbath, six miles, meet SM Square 10am for car share or Ashcombe Car Park 10.45am, info 01769 573258.

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 & 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.

YOUNG CARERS: Seasonal garden crafts, for young carers aged 11-plus, Happy Café, Westward Ho, 4-6pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit www.seize-the-moment.net

CONCERT: South Molton Organ & Keyboard Club, with Audrey & Betty, Methodist Church Hall, North Street, 7.30pm, non members welcome adm £4, info 01769 574677.

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 DANCE CLASSES: Sticklepath Methodist Church Hall, 7.30-9.45pm, now teaching samba, 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.

NORTH DEVON SKITTLES: Rolle Quay Inn, Barnstaple, auction, draw and skittles with ND Skittles Charitable Trust for NDDH, 7pm, all welcome, info 01271 376387.

CHEMO CONCERT: With Barnstaple Ladies Choir, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnstaple, for ND Chemotherapy Appeal, 7pm, tickets at door.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

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

BINGO & LINER: Sweb Social Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome, for local charities.

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

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP: Barnstaple Library, new group starting today, then first Saturday of every month, 1.30-3pm, more info 01271 388593.

EXMOOR CAROLERS: Festive concert with the Exmoor Carolers at Umberleigh Christian Fellowship, 7.30pm, plus buffet, free entry, collection taken for Barnstaple Age Concern, all welcome, more info 01271 375366.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With South Molton Town Band, the Assembly Rooms, South Molton, 7.30pm, mulled wine, mince pies, tickets £5, children free.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Northam Methodist Church hall, 10am-12 noon, wide variety of stalls, sausage rolls, mince pies and refreshments.

‘THE HOLIDAY’: Film at Littleham Village Hall, 7.30pm, all welcome.

CONCERT: With Barnstaple Male Voice and Ladies choirs, Christ Church, Braunton, 7pm, tickets from 01271 816484 or 814431.

ILFRACOMBE FARMERS MARKET: Lantern Centre, High Street, 10am-12.30pm, fresh local produce, crafts, refreshments and entertainment. Info 01271 864621.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Tawstock Village Hall, 10am-12 noon, stalls inc Christmas cakes, puds, mince pies, chutneys, crafts, bric-a-brac, raffle & more.

20 PENCE SALE: Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, all items 20p, 10-11.30am, all welcome.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Fremington Parish Hall, hosted by Byways Bowling Club from 2pm.

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: Copper Springs, Durrant Lane, Northam, from 10.30am, with Christmas and book stall plus raffle. For the David Rundle Trust (Help for Rwanda).

CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR: Knowstone Parish Hall, 2pm, good variety of stalls, teas and refreshments.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Plus big breakfast, celebrating 40 years of West Buckland Village Hall, 9am-3pm at the hall, tables £5, info 01598 760437.

CHRISTMAS TEA: Alwington Village Hall, 3pm, cake stall, draw, bric-a-brac, proceeds to Alwington Church.

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 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.

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.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Mill Park Touring Site, Berrynarbor, 2-7pm, Santa’s grotto, wide range of local craft stalls, refreshments, cakes, all proceeds to Children’s Hospice South West.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

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 Prayer & Praise, 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.

EXMOOR CAROLERS CONCERT: Christchurch, Parracombe, 6pm. Traditional, favourite and some rarely heard ancient songs, refreshments, collection taken, more info 01598 763202.

BIDEFORD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Photography workshop with Dave Green, 3.30-6.30pm. Get to know your camera then see the lights, parade and fireworks. To book call 07530 508681.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Dunkery Gate 10.30am, nine miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

YOUNG CARERS: Seasonal garden crafts, for young carers aged 11-plus, Happy Café, Westward Ho, 11.30am-4.30pm. Call 07773 679559 or visit www.seize-the-moment.net

THE LIGHTHOUSE: Angel meditation, Castle Street Rooms, Barnstaple, 7pm, entry £1, 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.

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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

FREMINGTON BINGO: The Parish Hall, eyes down 7.30pm, for the British Heart Foundation.

TABLE TOP SALE: Trinity Church Hall, Barnstaple, every week, 9.30am-12.30pm, for Trees of Hope Sanctuary for women in the Gambia.

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Medium walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 572506.

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 4

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.

CAROL CONCERT: Bideford High Street Methodist Church, 7pm, collection for Christian Aid, more info 01237 425311.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT & CAROLS: With Barnstaple Concert Band, Newport Methodist Church, 7.30pm.

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, 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.

QUIZ NIGHT: George & Dragon, Fore Street, Ilfracombe, for Ilfracombe festival events, from 8pm, teams of two to six, all welcome.

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome.

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm.

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 Annes Chapel, Barnstaple, 1-3pm, info 07831 493326.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Chulmleigh Community College, 6.30-8.30pm, stalls, crafts, jewellery, raffle, quizzes and games, something for all, tickets £1 from college reception or Chulmleigh Learning Library, £1.50 at door, inc glass of mulled wine/fruit juice & prize quiz sheet.

CHRISTMAS FOOD COLLECTION DAY: The Co-operative, Mill Street, Bideford, 10am-5pm for Bideford Foodbank.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

KNEES UP: Westward Ho residents’ association invite old and new members to Kingsley Hall for wine & cheese plus music from neversaynever (60s-80s), 7.30pm, a £2 donation appreciated.

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.

CHRISTMAS BINGO: Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, for Pathfield School, 7pm.

CARERS: Free carers information event, Torrington Fire Station, Calf Street, 10am-1pm, information on benefits, equipment and support, please call 01237 420134 to book.

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

MUSIC FOR YOU: Appledore Community hall, 2.30pm, tea & coffee, all welcome.

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Goat Hill second car park 10.30am, Pinkery Pond-Moles Chamber, 5.5 miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727. Or visit www.northdevonramblers.co.uk.

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.

BIDEFORD MUSIC CLUB: With violinist Beverley Davison in Classic Cabaret Show, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, 7.30pm, £12 entry, students free, info 01237 423112.

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