Networking, fundraising, social events and more things to do this week
Our picks of the week
1 Volunteer at Senses See Sat 18.
2 Enjoy Freshly Ground Sounds at Dubai Garden Centre See Mon 20.
3 Buy books at the Pink Book Sale See Fri 17.
4 Watch The Breakfast Club at The Magazine Shop See Wed 15.
5 Become a helper at RDAD See Fri 17.
Dubai Business Breakfast Evening Networking Event Join this business networking group where members exchange business information. RSVP online to attend. Free. Food and beverage is chargeable. 7.15pm. The Library Lounge, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).
The Magazine Shop Cult Movie Night: The Breakfast Club Pop into the cultural hub for a series of movie nights and enjoy ’80s classic The Breakfast Club, starring Emilio Estevez. Free. 7pm-9pm. The Magazine Shop, Dubai Media City, www.themagazineshop.me (04 457 4283).
Twitter for business Find out how to make the most of Twitter for your business. Free. 11.30am-12.30am. GITEX Dubai Internet City Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/dubai-internet-city-events (no number).
Sew Pink Join a 36-hour sewing marathon in support of Breast Friends. For 12 hours each day, volunteers will work together in production lines to produce mastectomy cushions and bags for patients recovering from breast surgery. Even if you can’t sew, volunteers are needed to help with cutting and stuffing. Sign up online to be a part of it. Free. 10am-10pm. Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina, www.mycraftland.com (04 342 2237).
The Al Tamimi Stables Family Fun Day Experience two days of live entertainment and delicious food at the 30-acre petting farm. The event aims to raise funds for the Children of the Mountain charity. Dhs250 per family (two adults and three children aged three to 15), Dhs85 per adult, Dhs45 per child. Until October 18. 9am-6pm. Al Tamimi Stables, Al Zubair, Sharjah, www.tamimistables.com (06 743 1122).
The Pink Book Sale Get your hands on second-hand books at this sale. All proceeds go to Safe & Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Free. 10am-10pm. BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.burjuman.com (04 352 0222).
Volunteer training weekend for RDAD Riding for the Disabled Association of Dubai needs committed volunteers to assist as horse leaders during its therapeutic riding lessons. Come along to the training sessions to find out what’s required. Email email@example.com, to confirm your attendance. Free. 8.30am-11.30am. Until Saturday October 18. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road, www.rdad.ae (no number).
Learn modern standard Arabic at Iqra’a Arabic Centre Enrol onto one of three new classes with an introduction to writing and reading. There’s also a new Emirati dialect conversational class. From Dhs1,140 for an eight-week course. Sat 9am-1pm, Sun and Tue 10am-noon and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Iqra’a Arabic Language Centre, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, www.iqraalc.com (04 388 1155).
Volunteer to lend a hand at Senses This home for children with special needs requires volunteers to help with domestic chores on a biweekly basis. Sign up online to get involved. Free. 2pm-5pm. Senses Residential Care Home, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Enjoy classic films al fresco Movies Under the Stars returns. Grab a bean bag and watch The Five-Year Engagement starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 3244 100).
Digital marketing networking event If you want to expose your products to a wider market, attend this evening hosted by Hamza Nasir, director of strategic relations at LiveAdmins. RSVP Online. Free. 7pm-9pm. Grosvenor Business Tower, TECOM, www.meetup.com/digital-marketing-meetup-uae (no number).
Ikebana at The Archive Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging at this weekly class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enrol. Dhs1,600. 5pm-8pm. Until December 9. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).