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SCI­ENCE FEST: From Mak­er­dojo at the Tyn­dall In­sti­tute to Ev­ery­thing be­neath the Sea at the Glucks­man, there are a huge va­ri­ety of free sci­ence events for chil­dren and teenagers dur­ing Cork Sci­ence Fes­ti­val (Novem­ber 10 to 19). Fam­i­lies are in­vited to Cel­e­brate Sci­ence at the Western Gate­way Build­ing, UCC on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, where there will be work­shops, tours, and dis­plays in­clud­ing LEGO Ro­bot­ics, Dis­gust­ing Di­ges­tion, and Di­nos Down Un­der. Work­shops are all free but should be booked in ad­vance through corkscience­fes­ti­val.ie

BEAT THE BLUES: The Cad­bury Foun­da­tion has do­nated €56,000 to Aware, to sup­port their ‘Beat the Blues’ ini­tia­tive for sec­ondary schools. Beat the Blues is a pos­i­tive men­tal health pro­gramme aimed at se­nior cy­cle stu­dents, de­signed to equip them with tools to deal with life’s chal­lenges. Schools can re­quest the free pro­gramme from aware.ie

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE: Fea­tur­ing gi­ant colour­ful lanterns and il­lu­mi­nated an­i­mal sculp­tures, Wild Lights opens at Dublin Zoo tonight. The en­chanted lan­tern trail fea­tures silk lanterns in the form of a pride of lions, orang­utans, tigers, and gi­raffes, a porce­lain ele­phant tower and a 30m long Chi­nese dragon. Ad­mis­sion is from 5pm and the fes­ti­val of light will run un­til Jan­uary 7. Tick­ets are €20 (adults) and €15 (chil­dren) and must be booked on­line at dublin­zoo.ie

LET­TERS TO LA­P­LAND: With this new kit, chil­dren can shrink their Santa let­ters to elf-size so they can eas­ily be car­ried to the North Pole. Af­ter Santa reads the let­ter, the fam­ily’s Scout Elf will hang it on your Christ­mas tree as a keep­sake or­na­ment. The kit is €29.95 and avail­able from of­fi­cial Elf on the Shelf Adop­tion Cen­tres in­clud­ing lit­tleones.ie

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