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The weather is getting colder and the nights are getting dark earlier. However there are still things to do in and around Wrexham this week.

The Open Doors Project is continuing around the town, providing you with free access to some historical landmarks in Wrexham. So why not pop in and have a nose at the town’s history.

 

Friday 20th September

Wedding Fayre

Come along and plan your special day – Trial makeover for free, find the perfect fragrance, wedding cars , dresses, cakes , photography, Balloon’s, Hair dressers doing demonstrations and much more. This event is suitable for all.

Venue: Boots , Plas Coch , Wrexham

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Wendy Nash on 01978264293 or email shimmernsparkle@btinternet.com

 

Llay Miners’ Heritage Centre. Open Doors 2013-Wrexham

Llay Miners’ Heritage Centre is a small museum telling the story of coal mining in north-east Wales. AS part of the Open Doors Tour 2013, you can enjoy a guided tour of the museum which can be found within the beautiful Grade II listed Llay Miners Welfare. Time: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm Access: A lift is available. Pre booking is required.

Venue: Llay Miners Welfare

Time: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Llay Miners’ Heritage Centre on 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk. Advanced booking is required.

 

Saturday 21st September

Minera Lead Mines-Open Doors 2013-Wrexham

Discover the story of the lead miners of Minera, the village named after the valuable ore found beneath. Try your hand at panning for ‘lead’ and enjoy the great views from the Engine House. Access Access to view Minera Lead Mines is via an inclined footpath. To view the site up close, or take part in the tour, visitors will be required to cross rough terrain, which may not be suitable for all. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Venue: Minera Lead Mines

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Wrexham Heritage Service on 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Walk 3. Open Doors 2013-Wrexham.

A circuit of the area around the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. View the site, go underneath then along the embankment where we then make our way down to the base of the aqueduct to view the breathtaking size of the pillars. (Approx a 1 hour walk). The walk will be led by a North Wales Tourist Guide. Access: The walk will not be suitable for those who have walking difficulties. Pre booking is required.

Venue: Meet at the Tourist Information Point, Trevor Basin, Station Road, Trevor. LL20 7TT

Time: Start at 10.30am.

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

 

All Saints’ Church,Gresford. Open Doors 2013-Wrexham

The bells of the parish church of All Saints are one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. Not only are the peal of bells of note, but the church, which is open daily, is itself remarkable for its size, beauty, interior church monuments and its churchyard yew trees. There will be guided tours of the Church Tower with the opportunity to see the bells and how they work. Visitors will also be able to climb to the top of the tower and experience the wonderful views. The bellringers will describe the history of the bells and give a demonstration of their ancient art. Access to the tower and bells is by way of a spiral stairway. Sensible footwear advised. Some may find the climb to the top a bit demanding.

Venue: All Saints’ Church, The Green, Gresford. LL12 8RG.

Time: 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: All Saints’ Church,Gresford. on 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Llay Brass Band Tribute To Our Mining Heritage

On the eve of the Gresford Colliery Disaster, commemorate the history of coal mining in Wrexham. Come along and listen to Llay Welfare brass band evoke the memories of an industry that has declined but will never be forgotten. North Wales Miners Association Trust will be on hand to give guided tours of the mobile mining visitor centre.

Venue: Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives

Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives on 01978 297460 or email museum@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Jewellery & Bead Workshop

Alison Davies will be in our Craft Days Workshop providing a unique jewellery & bead workshop for visitors to The Plassey.

Venue: Plassey Craft and Retail Centre

Time: 10.30am until 4.30pm

Ticket Price: Jewellery items start at £1.50

Contact: Sarah Brookshaw on 01978 780 277 or email enquiries@plassey.com

 

Coedpoeth Village Fete

Coedpoeth Village Fete 2013 On Saturday 21st September 2013 at 12pm, the annual Coedpoeth Village Fete will kick off, sporting the regular Plant and Produce Show, complete with categories such as biggest mushroom, Tasties Chocolate Sponge, Cardboard Dragon, Best Riddle and much more.  There will also be a reoccurring of our annual and very popular, Companion Dog Show. There will be all sorts of side attractions to keep you entertained, along with sweet stalls, hot dogs, fairground rides and more.

Venue: Plas Pentwyn, Castle Road, Coedpoeth, LL11 3NA

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Ticket Price: Free Entry

Contact: Jordan on 01978 722980 or email Whitby

 

Sunday 22nd September

Piantel – Classical Music Concert

Piantel is an established musical duo that has been performing as soloists on harp and piano for years; in 2005 they decided to combine their musical talents to bring you Piantel. In their time together they have achieved success with a varied and wide range of experiences. Both Dylan and Annette are extremely well-known all over the country for their individual style and performances, accompanying and performing alongside some of our biggest stars: Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Rhys Meirion, Shan Cothi, Gwyn Hughes Jones, to name a few.

Venue: Stiwt, Rhos

Time: 7:30pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Stiwt Arts Trust Ltd on 01978 841 300 or email enquiries@stiwt.com

 

Learn Woodcraft Skills (Woodland Trust)

The perfect chance to learn some woodland skills.

Venue: Nant Mill Visitor Centre

Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Nant Mill on 01978 752772 or email countryparks@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Tuesday 24th September

Estate Standards Group

Tenants interested in the quality and standard of their estate environment can get involved in a variety of ways.  You can influence the standards of landscape maintenance and cleaning.  You can check the condition of the estates by carrying out organised inspections with camera and notebook.  This is event is suitable for Council Tenants 18+. Advanced booking is required.

Venue: Housing Services, Ruthin Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TU

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Mike Schirwing on 01978 315509 or email Mike.Schirwing@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Jobs Fair

Come along to our Jobs Fair and discover local employment opportunities, speak to Wrexham based companies about employablility requirements including advice on your CV. There will also be local training and educational providers in attendance to discuss your future.

Venue: Kingsley Circle Community Centre, Caia Park

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Contact: Paul Abraham on 01978 357583 or email paul.abraham@wrexham.gov.uk

 

Wednesday 25th September

Junior Boxercise

Take part in a 45 minute work out for all abilities in this new, fun-filled exercise at Queensway Stadium.

Venue: Queensway Stadium

Time: 16:30pm – 17:15pm (8-11 yrs); 17:30pm – 18.15pm  (12-15 yrs)

Ticket Price: £2.90 (discount with PURE Card)

Contact: Junior Boxercise on 01978 355826 or email Queensway.Stadium@wrexham.gov.uk

 

 

Thursday 26th September

Inflatable Caddy Event

After the recent roll out of the weekly kerbside collection of food waste to another 20,000 households in Wrexham, the Waste Strategy Team are teaming up with Waste Awareness Wales to bring to you ‘The Inflatable Caddy Event’ Officers will be on hand all day to answer any questions you may have about our food waste scheme and also to give tips on waste minimisation. There are a limited number of liners which the team can give away on the day and you can also grab any recycling receptacles you may need. Residents can be entered into a free prize drawer to win a food processer worth £80 (courtesy of Waste Awareness Wales) by pledging to minimise/recycle their food waste.

Venue: Queens Square, Wrexham Town Centre

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Ticket Price: N/A

Contact: Laura Millington on 01978 729745 or email laura.millington@wrexham.gov.uk