Top ten community events in Dubai this week

Make Japanese knot bags, take an evening walk or visit a poetry night

Area Guides
Wednesday 29

Make Japanese knot bags
Get crafty and make a knot bag. The team at reMADE DXB has some lovely bright cottons for you to choose from and you can leave with your creation that same day.
Dhs195 includes materials and refreshments. 9.30am-12.30pm. The Sewing Parlour, reMADE DXB, opposite Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz. Register at hello@remadedxb.com (050 227 4432).

Thursday 30

Expat Woman Coffee Morning
Expats and mothers meet weekly to make new friends in the community. If you’re attending for the first time, arrive a few minutes early to introduce yourself to the hostess.
Free. 10am-12pm. Tim Horton’s, Meadows Town Centre, The Meadows, www.expatwoman.com (no number).

Poetry Night
Calling all budding performance poets. If you have a poem to share or want to be inspired by others, head down to this open mic event.
Free. 8.30pm (reservations recommended). BookMunch, Al Wasl Road. www.facebook.com/BookMunch (04 388 4006).

Friday 31

The Guardian Angels Walk
Animal lovers unite to support the care and management of the city’s strays. This strollerthon aims to raise awareness of taking care of abandoned pets.
8.30am-10.30am, Safa Park. Register at info@friendsofanimalsdxb.com, www.friendsofanimalsdxb.com (no number).

Saturday February 1

Community Cinema at Safa Park
Inspiring the community through thought-provoking films, this new event occurs every first and third Saturday of the month. The first outdoor screening is a documentary, I’m Fine, Thanks, and explores why people follow a path in life that often isn’t the one they wished for.
Dhs3 entrance fee to the park, screening is free. 7pm-9pm, The Archive, Safa Park, www.facebook.com/locomotionae (050 552 6409).

38 Smiles Adoption Day
The adoption day pairs cats and kittens with willing animal lovers. Advice on feline care will also be available. Potential adopters should be over 21, bring ID and a cat carrier.
Free. 2pm-6pm. Petzone Vet Clinic, near Mazaya Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.facebook.com/38smiles (no number).

Freshly Ground Sounds
Freshly Ground Sounds is a non-profit initiative to create a community and platform for live independent acoustic musicians.
Free. 2pm-4pm, The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

Sunday 2

Help the city’s children
Volunteers are needed on a regular basis to help disabled children have a day out in the city every Sunday. Applicants should be over 18 and have their own transport.
Free. 9.30am-12.30pm. Email registration essential. Email info@volunteerinuae.com, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Monday 3

Holistic Happy Hour
Take an hour to focus on your spiritual wellbeing. The group meets weekly for this social event. Each week a new topic related to wellness is discussed. Space is limited so contact before arrival.
Free. 4pm-6pm. Illuminations Well-Being Center 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, www.Illuminationsworld.com (04 448 7043).

Tuesday 4

Develop your photography
Exchange ideas and get feedback from fellow budding photographers in order to help sharpen your portraits and shots at this Meetup group.
Dhs20. 7pm-9pm. Studio Attitude, Al Quoz, RSVP prior to attendance, www.meetup.com/EmiratesPhotoClub.

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