Dartmoor Pixie Band to play at Branscombe and other news

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The Dartmoor Pixie Band will lead a barn dance at Branscombe Village Hall on Sunday, March 16. Read this and more.

HOEDOWN: The Dartmoor Pixie Band will lead a barn dance at Branscombe Village Hall on Sunday, March 16.

The group, which features melodeon, piano accordion, banjo, drums and bass, will play from 8pm until 11.30pm, and there will be a bar and a raffle.

Tickets (£9 adults and £4.50 children) include a ploughman’s supper and are available from the Post Office or by calling 01404 33571.

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BRINGING BOOKS: Devon’s mobile library stops at Barnard’s Farm in Beer every fortnight.

It will next be there on Thursday, March 14, from 3.40pm.

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VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The National Trust is recruiting volunteers to work at the Manor Mill in Branscombe for the summer season from March 24 until October 27.

The working water mill is open on Sunday afternoons and some Wednesdays.

For more information, contact community ranger Kate Sheard on 01297 680507 or kate.sheard@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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HUT HELPERS: The RNLI is looking for volunteers to run its hut, by the Jubilee Gardens in Beer, from March 22 until October 27.

Current vacancies at the souvenir kiosk include Sunday mornings and afternoons, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, or to cover holidays.

To help out, call Audrey Tims on 01297 20048.

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MOST IMPORTANT MEAL: Beer Sailing Club is holding a big breakfast on March 15 from 7.30pm until 11.30am.

The meal will be in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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GRIZZLY GATHERING: With the multi-terrain race the next day, Beer Social Club is holding a pre-Grizzly get-together next Saturday (March 9).

It will be a chance to meet contestants, and there will be music provided by Beer band The Barries.

Admission is free and the club hopes it will be supported by Guinness.

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HEARTWARMING STORY: Beer Film Society’s next screening will be Quartet, a film that brings together Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly and Tom Courtenay.

Directed by Dustin Hoffman, they play four opera singers in a home for retired musicians.

It will be shown in Steamers on Monday, March 11 from 7pm. Tickets are £4 for members or £5 for non-members.

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