9 community events in Dubai this week

Buy second-hand books, ladies luncheons, helping hands and more

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Our picks of the week

1 Try a morning mindfulness session at LifeWorks
See Thu 8.

2 Read books at Reademption Library
See Mon 12.

3 Watch film under the
stars at Wafi Pyramids
See Sun 11.

4 Volunteer at Senses
care home
See Sat 10.

5 Reserve a place at the
Al Noor Ladies Lunch
See Fri 9.

Wednesday 7

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind
Enjoy this classic film every day at Vox Cinemas across Dubai. Fans and those discovering the epic Civil War drama for the first time can revel in the joy of seeing this romantic drama on the big screen.
Dhs50 (standard), Dhs120 (Vox Gold). Mon, Wed and Fri 7.30pm-11.30pm with a ten-minute intermission. Until January 16. Vox Cinemas Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha; Mercato Mall, Jumeirah and Mirdif City Centre, www.voxcinemas.com (600 599 905).

Thursday 8

LifeWorks Mindfulness morning workshops
Learn to live in the present and how to tune into what is happening in your mind. These new classes are held on Thursday mornings, call in advance to book your place.
Dhs1,000 (four-week course). Thu 9am-11am. Until January 29. LifeWorks Personal Development Training Centre, Umm Suqeim, www.counsellingdubai.com (04 394 2464).

Sign up now for a course in kilim weaving
Learn the traditional techniques of weaving kilims, pile rugs and flat tapestries. In seven weeks, participants will learn to create their own 20cm by 20cm kilim to keep. The course is now accepting requests to enrol. For more information and to book your place email mady_soltani@hotmail.co.uk.
Dhs1,800. Course starts January 15 9.30am-12.30pm. Until February 26. The Archive, Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

Friday 9

Book tickets in advance for the Al Noor Ladies Luncheon
Reserve a table at this charitable gala event, which is now accepting bookings. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, a stand-up comedy show and music from Dubai Drums with proceeds going to support the work of Al Noor Training Centre. Dhs350 per seat or Dhs3,250 for a table of ten. The lunch takes place Thursday January 29 noon-3pm.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR, www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 3404 844 ext 108).

Buy second-hand books at Mercato Mall
Purchase pre-loved books to support The Animal Project. Take home quality reads for as little as
Dhs10. If you have unwanted books that you’d like to donate, email admin@friendsofanimalsdxb.com.
Free. Daily 10am-10pm. Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.mercatoshoppingmall.com (04 344 4161).

Saturday 10

Helping Hands with Volunteer in UAE
Senses, the care home for children with special needs, requires help with domestic chores such as ironing, making beds and helping with meal times on a fortnightly basis. If you are competent, committed and willing to help, then register online.
Free. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Jumeirah, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Sunday 11

Enjoy films at Wafi
Grab a bean bag and head over to Wafi with some friends to watch The Guilt Trip, starring Seth Rogen, Colin Hanks and Barbara Streisand.
Free. 8pm. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.wafi.com (04 3244 100).

Monday 12

Visit Reademption Library
Browse the collection at Dubai’s new multichannel library and immerse yourself in a world of books. It stocks more than 30,000 titles across printed books, e-books and audiobooks at the Sheikh Zayed Road site and you can download titles to your smart device. This new modern library will even deliver to your door.
Membership from Dhs120 per month for six months. Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Al Wasl Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.reademption.com (04 321 2521).

Tuesday 13

Attend an entrepreneurs lunch at Impact Hub
Enjoy a meal, share ideas and network within a creative space with like-minded entrepreneurs and others interested in business.
Dhs30. 1pm-2pm. Ongoing. Impact Hub, Saaha Offices, Downtown Dubai, www.impacthub.ae (04 375 4444).

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