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Christmas Carols - December 15 
OKEHAMPTON
Okehampton Coral Society Presents 3 Christmas Concerts Fairplace Church Okehampton EX20 1DT 8th and 15th December and St Mary's, Exbourne EX20 3RY on 11th December Handel's Messiah and Popular Carols Conductor - Andrew Wilson and on the Organ - Roger Celeverdon Tickets £5 Students £2. Available for Fairplace Concerts, Beanfest, The Arcade, Okehampton. for The Exbourne Concert from The Burrow Location EX20 1DT

Christmas Fayre - December 16 
EXBOURNE
Saturday 16th December 2017 10.30am - 3pm at Exbourne Village Hall Raising Funds for Exbourne Pre-School Come and meet Father Christmas Homemade Cakes, Tea, Coffee & Bacon Baps Fantastic Raffle, Exciting Stalls Come along have a browse get organised for Christmas All stalls have a Christmas Theme Location EX20 3RY

Santa's Grotto - December 16 
Hatherleigh
10am-3pm. Santa is coming to Made-Well and he's bringing his real reindeer! (Reindeer between 11am-1pm). Tickets-£4.00 per child (includes present) The Made-Well Café will be open selling refreshments, light snacks, homemade cakes and festive treats. If you would like to attend, please call the Made-Well Office on 01837 810584 to book your space. Location EX20 3QA

Carol Service at All Saints Church Monkokehampton - December 17 

A traditional carol service with 7 carols & 7 readings.6.30pm, followed with refreshments in the Old Schoolroom. Everyone welcome Location EX19 8SF

General Household - December 19 
HATHERLEIGH
House hold Auction 10:30am Bridge Auction Rooms Hatherleigh EX20 3JA Location EX20 3JA

8.30am Coffee Morning at Old Schools - December 19 
HATHERLEIGH
Coffee morning on 19th Dec. will be in aid of Hatherleigh Parish Church Location EX20 3JN

Carolling around Town - December 20 
HATHERLEIGH
Hoping that we will have enough singers to Carol around Hatherleigh on the 20th, 21st &/or 22nd December ? meeting at 7pm in the Square. Singers (& new ones are always welcome) do come if you possibly can ? on one night or more ? we really do need you! The event is dependent on us getting enough singers to perform so please get in touch with Sally (on 0810377 or at Salar Gallery 810940) if you can join us this year (also if you would like us to sing at your house whether in the town or surrounding area). Please wear some light/bright clothing and bring a well-charged torch. All donations received go to charities in Devon (see collecting boxes for details). Location EX20 3JP

9 lessons and Christmas carols - December 21 
JACOBSTOWE
St James Jacobstowe will be celebrating the lead up to Christmas with a traditional service of 9 lessons and Christmas carols on Thursday 21st December at 7.00pm. followed by mulled wine and mince pies. We will be supporting our local charity ?The Gilliad Foundation? who do such a lot of good work with people who have drug and alcohol problems. So why not come along and share this festive occasion with your family and neighbours. Location EX20 3RB

Carolling around Town - December 21 
HATHERLEIGH
Hoping that we will have enough singers to Carol around Hatherleigh on the 20th, 21st &/or 22nd December ? meeting at 7pm in the Square. Singers (& new ones are always welcome) do come if you possibly can ? on one night or more ? we really do need you! The event is dependent on us getting enough singers to perform so please get in touch with Sally (on 0810377 or at Salar Gallery 810940) if you can join us this year (also if you would like us to sing at your house whether in the town or surrounding area). Please wear some light/bright clothing and bring a well-charged torch. All donations received go to charities in Devon (see collecting boxes for details). Location EX20 3JP

Carolling around Town - December 22 
HATHERLEIGH
Hoping that we will have enough singers to Carol around Hatherleigh on the 20th, 21st &/or 22nd December ? meeting at 7pm in the Square. Singers (& new ones are always welcome) do come if you possibly can ? on one night or more ? we really do need you! The event is dependent on us getting enough singers to perform so please get in touch with Sally (on 0810377 or at Salar Gallery 810940) if you can join us this year (also if you would like us to sing at your house whether in the town or surrounding area). Please wear some light/bright clothing and bring a well-charged torch. All donations received go to charities in Devon (see collecting boxes for details). Location EX20 3JP

Carol Service - December 24 
HATHERLEIGH
On Christmas Eve join the Town Council in the Square at 7pm as we host the Carol Service accompanied by Hatherleigh Silver Band. Followed by mince pies and mulled cider in Old Schools. Please look out for donation boxes to support the Christmas Lights Fund in shops in town. Location EX20 3JN

NO Coffee morning on 26/12/17 OR 2/1/18 - December 26 
HATHERLEIGH
Please note there will not be a coffee morning at Old Schools on 26/12/17 NOR on 2/1/18. Please come on 9/1/18 when coffee/tea and a biscuit will be 'on the house'. Location EX20 3JN

Walrus Dip 2018 - January 1 
HATHERLEIGH
Walrus 2018 All ready for Christmas and of course New Year follows hot on it?s heels, which means the Walruses are preparing to amaze you on New Years Day. This new year day we will be entertaining you with our own brand of the school nativity. We are raising money for the Hatherleigh Carnival and Hatherleigh Adult Football, please sponsor our dippers who will spend 5 minutes in the river Lew, after the exciting nativity. The fun will start at 2.45pm on the 1st of January at the roundabout. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Location EX20 3HZ

History Society - January 9 
HATHERLEIGH
At the November meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming Sophie McCormack from Beaford Arts ?Hidden Histories Project? together with David Lane, a playwright, who is working alongside this project with regard to the Oral History being collected. Sophie explained how digitalizing the thousands of photographs now made available from the James Ravilious collection are being processed and the original photos are being preserved and catalogued. Many of the people and places that appear in these photos have been named but there is still a long way to go. Interviews with older residents of the North Devon villages that appear in so many of James Ravilious`s photographs are invaluable in recording events of rural life and the characters of those times. David Lane will be running a Creative Writing Workshop here in Hatherleigh on the 11th December (see notice on Hatherleigh website and in Pump) There is no meeting in December but we wish all our members and friends and guests `Seasons Greetings` and hope to see you at the next meeting on January 9th 2018 when the speaker will be Monica Jones who will be giving an update on the ?WW1 Project? as well as discussing ideas for the Centenary Commemoration in November 2018. Location EX20 3JN

Social Evening - January 12 

Come and enjoy a social evening with optional games, cards or just a chance for a chat. Bar, tea & coffee available and snacks to purchase. 50p entrance. From 7.30pm onwards. In the Old Schoolroom Monkokehampton. Location EX19 8SF

Okehampton U3A Meeting - January 25 
OKEHAMPTON
The January meeting will take place at the Ockment Centre, North Street at 2.30pm on Thursday 25th January 2018 There will be a talk entitled Devon Churches 
by 
Robert Hesketh Robert?s talk will take us from a from a splendid wrought iron door at Dartmouth to the quarter jacks at St Mary Steps in Exeter, taking in green men, ?tinners? rabbits?, humorous monuments, a murder, some impish gargoyles and a lot more on the way. We meet at the Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR at 2.30PM.   Okehampton U3A welcomes new or prospective members, who will receive a warm welcome.   The only requirement is that members are not in full time employment. More information can be found at  www.u3asites.org.uk/okehampton or please contact our chairman at ianinzeal@gmail.com . If you would rather turn up and introduce yourself that?s fine too.  Location EX20 1AR

Panto Trip - February 10 
HATHERLEIGH
Rotary?s Annual Senior Citizen panto trip to Holsworthy Theatre will be on Saturday 10 February. Please contact Richard Tidball on 01837 810010 or call into the RTIS office at the Royal Oak Location EX20 3JN

Birthday Celebration - February 17 
OKEHAMPTON
On Saturday, 17th February, at 7.30 p.m., the Bondleigh barn Band will be at Fairplace Church in Okehampton to help celebrate the First Birthday of the Okehampton Street Pastors, a group which has for the past year been out on the streets of Okehampton late on Saturday evenings to be on hand for those who find (perhaps after their night out has got the better of them) that they welcome help to get home safely. The Bondleigh Barn Band has over forty amateur players who enjoy music together on a mixture of string, wind, brass and keyboard instruments. Over the past four years the band has raised over £10,000 for local charities and good causes. You are invited to hear music you will know, some you may not know and to join in singing with the band. Come along to enjoy yourself, to be on hand to help those who are on hand to help others. Admission is FREE but with a retiring collection. You will be most welcome! Location EX20 1DT

Okehampton Street Pastors - February 18 
OKEHAMPTON
Does Okehampton really need street pastors? The police certainly thought so and had been asking Christians Together Okehampton to consider this for some years. It's fair to say that many of us who get up each Sunday morning to attend church probably have no idea what happens in town late on a Saturday night when most of us are tucked up in our beds, so one night, a group of us went out to see for ourselves ?? and it was a bit of an eye opener! Whilst obviously not in quite the same league as larger city centres, Okehampton can get pretty lively on Saturday evenings. Most people are just out to have a good time, but inevitably as the night wears on and the alcohol consumption increases, with possibly some drug use too, things can get out of hand. Street pastors are there to help people who may find their night out isn't turning out quite as enjoyable as they'd hoped. We are non-judgemental and will help anyone who needs and would like our assistance. We carry flip flops for the girls who are finding their high heeled shoes are no longer quite so comfortable, a first aid kit, bottles of water for those who are feeling dehydrated, lollipops to help with low sugar levels which can occur as a result of drinking too much alcohol (the lollies are so popular we don't take them until after midnight or we'd have none left for those who really need them!) and we have radios enabling us to keep in contact with our prayer pastors throughout the night. Prayer pastors are vital members of the team and we are required to have at least two on duty each time we go out. It's estimated by street pastor teams that God's average response time to prayer during a street pastor patrol is about 1 to 2 minutes ? something the police have recognised and admit they themselves can only dream about (though they do concede that God being omnipotent and omnipresent does give Him an advantage!) On the 18th February 2017, the Okehampton Street Pastor team were commissioned at a service held at Fairplace Church in Okehampton, following which we went out on our first patrol. Feeling a bit like Christians being fed to the lions, we were amazed at the welcome we received. People came and shook our hands, some even gave us a hug, lots of them thanked us for being there and hoped we'd be there every Saturday. We got called ?Street Fairies?, ?Street Angels? and our favourite ?Street Pasties?. Apparently it was a ?quiet night? but we spoke to around 60 people, gave out several lollipops and some flip flops and didn't return to base until after 3 am! Currently, an Okehampton street pastor team is on duty fortnightly, but we would love to have enough teams to be able to go out every Saturday evening. If this article has inspired you to join us, you can speak to your church leader who can put you in touch with us. You can also check out our website streetpastors.org/locations/okehampton or email us okehampton@streetpastors.org.uk. Most of all we would love you to stand with us in prayer as we seek to serve our community by being Jesus' ?hands and feet on the street?. Location EX20 1DT