13 community events in Dubai

Watch Skyfall with fellow film-lovers or dress your dog for Halloween

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Wednesday 24

Halloween craft The Dubai Stay at Home Moms group meets for an afternoon of Halloween-themed arts and crafts with their kids.
Free. From 3pm. Location shown only to members, join the group the find out more. www.meetup.com/dubai-stay-at-home-moms-club (no number).

Pearls for Hope
Throughout October, 20 percent of the proceeds from every product bought from www.umipearls.com will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Prices vary. Until October 31. www.umipearls.com

Thursday 25

Cavalli Club grape-tasting event and tour
Dubai Social Club has organised a grape tasting event at Cavalli Club, with canapés, three glasses of red and one glass of white for each attendee. There are 60 places available. RSVP your attendance by joining the group’s meetup page.
Dhs200 members, Dhs230 guests. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Cavalli Club, The Fairmont Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubai-social (no number).

Wild Wadi ladies’ night goes pink
Wild Wadi’s weekly ladies’ night is this week dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer, with funds being raised for Pink Caravan through the sale of magnetic pink ribbons. Guests will also receive a map showing where the Pink Caravan screening facility can be found throughout the month across the UAE.
Ribbons from Dhs50, ladies’ night park access Dhs205. Thu 8pm-midnight. Until October 31. Wild Wadi waterpark, Umm Suqeim, www.pinkcaravan.ae (06 506 5543).

Friday 26

Join The Box Appeal
To take part in this annual charity appeal, head to a branch of the Radisson Blu or Park Inn hotel in the UAE to pick up a box. Fill the box with goodies from the list, including a T-shirt, cap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap, shampoo and talcum powder. The boxes will then be distributed to the region’s needy by The Red Crescent.
Various locations, including Radisson Blu, Media City, www.facebook.com/theboxappeal (04 366 9111).

UAE Movie Buffs watch Skyfall
This group of film lovers will meet this weekend to watch new James Bond action flick Skyfall at Meydan’s IMAX theatre.
Price TBC. From 9pm. IMAX Theatre, Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.meetup.com/uae-movie-buffs (no number).

Saturday 27

Critique group
Dubai Writers’ Group holds a critique gathering, giving budding writers the chance to have their work evaluated. Upload any work you would like critiqued a few days in advance of the meeting.
Free. From 6.30pm. The Pavilion, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/dubaiwriters (no number).

Shampooch’s Halloween party
Pet grooming parlour Shampooch is hosting its first ‘Howl’oween Pawty’ for four-legged friends. The family fun day will feature paw painting, mask making, face painting, fun photo booth, goody bags, fun doggy activities and more. The best-dressed dog will win four free grooms. Advance booking is essential as places are limited.
Dhs20 per dog. 4pm-6pm. Shampooch Salon & Daycare, Street 8, Al Quoz, info@shampooch.ae (04 340 0507).

Sunday 28

Do your bit for Project Aware
If you’re a member of Dubai’s diving community, sign up with Project Aware to help preserve the UAE’s marine environment by collecting rubbish on your dives.
Find out more by visiting the website. www.projectaware.org.

Monday 29

Free mammograms at the Saudi German Hospital
This new hospital in Barsha is offering free mammograms every Monday and Thursday throughout October. Head along for a check-up.
Free. Until October 31. Saudi German Hospital, Al Barsha, www.sghdubai.com (04 389 0000).

Monday Night Funnies
Tonight’s show sees female troupe Funny Girls take to the stage for a night of stand-up routines.
Dhs75. From 8pm. Blends, The Address Dubai Marina, www.facebook.com/dubomedypage (04 374 6789).

Tuesday 30

Give blood
Dubai’s hospitals are always in need of blood supplies – by volunteering to donate, you could help save lives. If you’re aged between 17 and 65, weight at least 50kg and are in good health, you could be eligible.
Call ahead to find out how and when to donate. Dubai Blood Donation Centre, Latifa Hospital, Oud Metha Road (04 219 3221).

Personal styling for work and play
Fashion experts offer advice on how to dress for success, apply make-up and accessorise for every occasion. Get tips on what to wear for corporate meetings, job interviews and much more.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Almaz by Momo, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates, www.facebook.com/shelterdubai (no number)

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