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FAKER TO BAKER: Dr Oetker Bak­ing is call­ing on non-bak­ers to take the Dr Oetker Faker to Baker chal­lenge this sum­mer. To en­ter, fam­i­lies can fol­low the weekly tu­to­ri­als on Dr Oetker Bak­ing’s Face­book page and post a photo of their tasty cre­ations. Five weekly win­ners will re­ceive a ham­per of bak­ing goods, with a Kitchen Aid for the over­all win­ner. For more recipes and bak­ing tips check out www.oetker.ie

MOON BEAM: A gi­ant replica of the moon is on dis­play at CIT’s Nexus Hall un­til 8.30pm tonight. This free fam­ily-friendly in­stal­la­tion is part of Cork’s Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val. More than 50 events are planned dur­ing the Sum­mer of Space, which also cel­e­brates Black­rock Cas­tle Ob­ser­va­tory’s 10th an­niver­sary. Bud­ding as­tro­nauts may be in­ter­ested in BCO’s pop­u­lar July Space Camps and there will be lots of spacethemed ac­tiv­i­ties in li­braries. See: www.bco.ie

JU­NIOR EN­GI­NEERS: Learn It LEGO sum­mer camps are run­ning through­out July and Au­gust at lo­ca­tions in Cork city and county in­clud­ing Mac­room, Ban­don, Mallow, Car­ri­ga­line, Mi­dle­ton, Clon­akilty, Nemo Rangers, and the Life­time Lab. There are camps for chil­dren from age six to teenagers, cov­er­ing STEM con­cepts such as me­chan­ics, en­gi­neer­ing, ro­bot­ics and pro­gram­ming, though fun, hands-on LEGO projects. Camps cost from €105; www.lear­nit.ie

COLOUR RUN: Fam­i­lies can bounce, walk or run through gi­ant bouncy cas­tles and show­ers of rain­bow-coloured pow­ders at the In­flat­able Colour Run, at venues coun­try­wide this sum­mer. The course cov­ers ap­prox­i­mately 5km, with a short­cut for those who wish to re­duce the run to 3km. The next run is at Clon­mel Race­course this Sun­day. Tick­ets are €23.95 for adults and €12.95 for chil­dren, with fam­ily deals avail­able; www.in­flat­able­colour­run.com

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