Things you can do in your local community this week
Crowdfunding seminar Attend a presentation on equity platforms from the founder of Crowd Sourcing Week, Epi Ludvik Nekaj. Book tickets online. From Dhs185 for students. 6pm-8pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.thecribb.co (04 319 7645).
Dubai Business Breakfast networking event Join this morning networking event to meet with other business professionals and take part in a Q&A with a keynote speaker. RSVP online to attend. Dhs25 per person. 7.15am-8.45am. Sky Lounge, Gloria Hotel, Dubai Internet City, www.meetup.com/dubai-business-breakfast (no number).
Watch Russian films As part of the summer film series, watch Utomlyonnye Solntsem (Burnt by the Sun). Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov, the film is a historical drama set in 1930s Russia. Free. 7pm. A4 Space, Cinema Room, Alserkal Avebue, Al Quoz, www.alserkalavenue.ae (050 556 9797).
Al Noor child sponsorship programme Support the training and education of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. Individuals and companies can register to sponsor a child. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org for details. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Learn to sign Learn the basics of American Sign Language at this one-day class. To book your spot, register with Volunteer In UAE online, in advance. Free. 2pm-6pm. JA Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Turn8 Hackathon: Arabic Content Turn8 is seeking innovative digital media that can enhance Arabic content on the internet and that can be developed in 120 days. The winning service could get Dhs110,000 in equity funding. Free. 9pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.facebook.com/turn8hub (04 319 7645).
Free fertility seminar at Bourn Hall Clinic Couples trying for a baby can find out more about IVF and other treatments. Book online to reserve a space. Free. 2pm. Bourn Hall Clinic, Al Hudaiba Awards Buildings, Block C, Jumeirah, www.bournhall-clinic.ae (800 483).
Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home Senses needs a hand with ongoing domestic chores such as ironing and changing beds. Volunteers are needed on a bi-weekly basis and should be over 18 with their own transport, ID and a can-do attitude. Register online. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Reel Cinemas’ Future Filmmakers summer camp Promising film directors and scriptwriters aged nine to 18 can spend four weeks learning the process, with modules taught by experts at Murdoch University. They’ll also get to see their creations on screen at Reel Cinemas’ Short Film Festival. Dhs1,500 per student. 9am-noon. August 2-31. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (800 3822 46255).
Green SME event This event promises to bring experts in crowdfunding, lending and green free zones, to discuss how small and medium-sized enterprises can be more environmentally friendly. Email, email@example.com to register. Free. 9am-5pm. iN5 Innovation Hub, Boutique Villa 7, Dubai Knowledge Village, www.greenemirates.org.
Arabic book club Fans of Arabic literature can join this book club. RSVP online to attend. This month’s book is Outstanding Life by Atef Abu Saif. Free. 8pm. Le Pain Quotidien 21st Century Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.meetup.com/iqraa-arabic-dubai (no number).