December’s diary.

We’re here every week –


10-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall.

6.45pm – 8.30pm. Breakaway Social Club for adults with learning/physical disabilities at the Baptist Church Hall, Westward Ho! (not bank holidays). 01237 475051.

7pm Tai Chi at Bideford Methodist Church. 01237 472532.

7pm – 8pm Walking Football at Kingsley School. Men (over 50) and Women. Tel 07895 035091 (until 17th December).

7pm – 9pm Table Tennis Club at Bideford Youth Centre.

7pm Appledore Band Practice; training band, followed by senior band at 7. 45 pm St Mary’s Church Hall. Contact Hugh, Secretary, 473723.

7.15pm Appledore Singers rehearse at Appledore Baptist Church. 420652.

7.45pm Bideford Band Senior Practice at Band Room Victoria Park. Tel Becky, 01237 475653.


10 -1pm Lavington Church coffee and lunches.

10.30 am Walking for Health. 421528.

11.45-12.45 pm Tai chi. Northam Community Centre. Ageing Well 01409 622666.

2-3.30pm Salvation Army ‘Fun and Fellowship’ Club meets at Baptist Hall, Bideford.

2.30pm ‘Lift off for ladies.’ Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 01237 425471.

6.30pm Bideford Band Beginners’ and Youth Band Practice, Victoria Park Band Room. 01237 475653.

7.30pm Bideford Camera Club meet at Chubb/Churchill Hall. 01237 421391.

7.30 – 9pm Samba Baia rehearsal at Community Arts Network, 13 Rope Walk

7.30pm Northam Choral Society rehearsals at Northam Methodist Hall. Tel 01237 478406. New members welcome.


10-12pm Bideford Healing Group at Sea Cadets’ Bldg, Victoria Park.

10am – 1pm Job Club at Bideford Library.

10.30-12pm ‘Feel Better with a Book’ at Bideford Library. 01237 476075.

10.30am-11.30am and 11.30am-12.30pm Tai Chi SW. Free for over 50s. G4 Gym, Dadden Court Ind Est. 01237 478802.

10.30am Walking for Health in Victoria Park. Meet at Cafe du Parc. 421528.

11am -12pm Walking tennis for over 40’s at Atlantic Racquets, Caddsdown.

2pm Tea with friends at St Mary’s Church,Bideford.

2.15pm-3.30pm “Fit as a fiddle.’ Buckland Brewer School Room. Tel 01805 622666.

7-9pm ‘Sew Sociable’ at Lavington Church Rooms, Willett St.

7.30pm Two Rivers Wind Ensemble rehearsal at Bideford Band Room.

7.45pm Torridge Male Voice Choir meets at Woolsery Village Hall. 441601.

8pm Appledore Band Senior rehearsals at St Mary’s Church Hall, Appledore. 01237 473723.


9.30am -10am Under fives story time at Bideford Library. 01237 476075.

10-11am Tai Chi Beginners. Marlborough Court, Bideford. £2.50 donation. Ageing Well. 01805 622666.

10.15am – 12noon Northam and District Men’s Forum, Methodist Church Hall, Cross St. Mike, 01237 459324.

10.30am Walking for Health along Tarka Trail. Clarence Wharf car park. 421528.

2-3pm Seated exercise for over 60s at Westward Ho! Baptist Hall. 01805 622666.

2- 3.30pm ‘Tea and IT’ at Bideford Library. Bring your tablet/phone etc. Devon Age UK. 01598 740060 to book a place.

6.45pm Westward Ho! Bridge Club at Trinity Church Hall. 01237 470990.

7.45pm Bideford Band Senior Practice at Band Room Victoria Park. Tel Becky, 01237 475653.

7.30 for 8pm Bideford Folk Club at Joiners’ Arms. Email



9.30am Over sixties fitness class at Pollyfield

2-4pm ‘Sew Together’ at Westward Ho! Baptist Church. 01805 622666.

2.30- 4.30pm Torridge Table Tennis Club and afternoon table tennis club. 01237 477932, at Bideford Youth Centre.

4-6pm Needlecrafts at Bideford Library. 01237 476075.

7.45pm Modern Sequence Dancing, Kingsley Hall, W. Ho! 01769 540309.

8pm Ceilidh Club at Northam Hall. 01237 4776632.


10am -12noon Children’s lego Club at Bideford Library.01237 476075.

10am -12pm Table tennis club at Bideford Youth Centre. 01237 477932.

10.30am -12.30pm Scrabble Club at Bideford Library. 01237 476075.


7.45pm ND Cancer Care Trust Quiz at Robins’ Nest Football Club. Tel Neil 01237 473798.


And we’re not –


Friday 14th

10am-12noon Coffee, Craft n Chat, Kingsley Hall, WHo!, £2. tel 01237 421274.

10am-12noon Families for Children at The Castle Flat Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh.EX39 ORH.

7.30pm Bideford Machine Knitting club at Chub / Churchill Community Centre 01237 477532.

7.30pm Abbotsham WI at Abbotsham Village Hall.

Saturday 15th

6pm ‘Light up a life’ service at Bideford Pannier Market, in aid of North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice SW

2.30pm Appledore Singers annual Christmas concert in aid of Families in Grief at Northam Hall. Contact Pam Beechey 01237 420652.

3pm Holy Trinity Carol Concert at Westward Ho! With Appledore Band.

Sunday 16th.

5 – 8pm Pier House, Westward Ho! Meet 20 local authors – author panel, book signings, competitions. Free entry.

Monday 17th

7pm Torchlight procession starts at Pitt Hill, Appledore.

8.30pm North Devon Jazz Club, Beaver Inn, Appledore – Kim Trio.

Tuesday 18th

6.15pm – 7pm Sleepy Heads storytime at Bideford Library. Booking essential £1. 01237 476075.

Wednesday 19th

10am -3pm Westward Ho! Craft market.Baptist Church Hall, Westward Ho! Refreshments.

11am–1pm Creative memory cafe at Quay Meeting Room, 5 Danver Court Clovelly Rd Ind estate. 0781 797605.

1.30pm–3.30pm ‘Knit and Natter’ group at Holy Trinity Hall, Westward Ho! Tel 01237 475720.

2.15–3pm Meditation at Bideford Library. 01237 476075.

7.30pm Bideford Folk Dance Club meets at Northam Hall. New dancers welcome. 01237 423554.

Thursday 20th

11am Bideford Sustainability Group meets at Custom House, Bideford. Tel 01237 475375.

2.15pm Thursday Fellowship at Northam Methodist Hall 01237 421956.

Friday 21st

10am–12noon Memory cafe at Northam Hall. Tel 01805 622666 Ageing Well

10am -12noon- Families for Children, The Garden Flat, Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh, Barnstaple, North Devon. EX32 0RQ.

2pm-4pm ‘Sew Together’, Baptist Church, Westward Ho! 01805 622666 Ageing Well.

Wednesday 26th

10 .15am Bideford Probus meet at Royal Hotel. Tel 01271 473337.

2pm-3.30pm Bideford Friends meet at Burton Art Gallery. 01805 622666 Ageing Well.

Bideford Folk Dance Club meets at Northam Hall. New dancers welcome. 01237 423554.

Friday 28th

10am-12noon Coffee, Craft ‘n’ Chat, Kingsley Hall, WHo!, £2. tel 01237 421274.

10am – 1pm Lundy Art Group at Blue Lights Hall, Appledore.

2pm-4pm ‘Sew Together’, Baptist Church, Westward Ho! 01805 622666

Monday 31st

Soul Intention. 10 piece ‘big sounds’ soul at Pier House Westward Ho! EX39 1JU. Free entry.

8pm onwards. New Year’s Eve party at Wayfarer Inn Instow in aid of breast cancer . £


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