Things you can do in your local community this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Watch free film screenings at A4 Space As part of the summer film series, watch Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is a historical drama set in China during The Second World War and follows a young boy, Jim, who gets separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion. Free. Wed, Thu, Fri 7pm. Until August 14. A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue, 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, Fundraising@alnoorspneeds.ae for details. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Dubai Flea Market Head to Uptown Mirdif to pick up quirky pre-loved bargains at this evening market. Have a wander around stalls offering household goods, fashion, baby clothes and more at bargain prices. Free. 6pm-10pm. Promenade Courtyard, Uptown Mirdif, www.dubai-fleamarket.com (no number).
Feline Friends adoption day Make a cat or kitten part of your family. At this adoption day, potential cat owners can also find out about pet ownership and care. Adopters should be over 21, have valid ID and bring a cat carrier. Free. 2pm-5pm. Creature Oasis, 31A Street, Jumeirah 1, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (04 342 0555).
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).
Support the PCRF Gaza Relief Fund This organisation provides free critical medical care to children in need in Gaza. They aim to raise US$1 million (Dhs3,673,050) to support the three offices and medical field staff on the ground in Gaza. To donate visit www.pcrf.net.
Funday Sundays with Volunteer in UAE Sign up to help give children with special needs a fun day out at different attractions around the city. Volunteers must be over 18. Register your details online to subscribe. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for enquiries. Free. Sun 10.30am-12.30pm. Ongoing. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
SMCCU Jumeirah Mosque visit Learn about Emirati culture and religion in a relaxed and open atmosphere at this landmark mosque. No need to register, modest dress is required. Dhs10 per person, free for kids under 12. Sat-Thu 9.45am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.cultures.ae (04 353 6666).
Emirates Photo Club Join this group to learn how to take better pictures and receive feedback and constructive criticism from fellow snappers. Members can take part in the showcase and present a selection of 12 of their best shots, and answer questions about them. The group also hosts competitions and winners could win a camera from Sony. Dhs20. Every fortnight 7pm-9pm. Studio Attitude, 6B Street, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (no number).
Visit the Dubai Centre for Special needs charity shop Donate second-hand clothes or pick up a bargain at this charity shop. All proceeds go towards the work of DCSN. The first Friday of every month is a sale at the shop from 9am to 12.30pm. Sat-Thu 9.30am-6pm. Ongoing. 47C Street, Karama, www.dcsneeds.com (04 337 8246).