11 community events in Dubai this week

Fundraisers, networking, film screenings and more things to try

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Our picks of the week

1 Volunteer to give gifts to patients at Rashid Hospital
See Sat 21.

2 Try sewing with Mother at reMADE DXB
See Sat 21.

3 Cheer on the Pink Caravan at Rixos, The Palm
See Sun 22.

4 Meet fashion experts at The Dubai Mall
See Mon 23.

5 Check out an open mic night at Creekside
See Sat 21.

Wednesday 18

SME World Summit
Hundreds of entrepreneurs, CEOs and small business owners can get together to share ideas and join in panel discussions about hot topics in business.
Free to register. Wed 9am-5.30pm, Thu 9.30am-4.45pm, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Road, www.smeworld.ae (04 265 9704).

Thursday 19

Volunteer to help at Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre
This centre for children with special needs requires classroom assistants to support staff. Volunteers should be over 21 and have some previous experience working with children.
Register online to get involved. Ongoing. www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Friday 20

Dubai Photojournalism Club
Amateur and pro photographers can meet to discuss visual storytelling.
Register online to attend. Dhs20. 2pm-6pm, City Avenue Building, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubaiphotojournalismclubuae (no number).

Saturday 21

Visit patients at Rashid Hospital
Help to put a smile on a patient’s face with a friendly visit. This group are meeting to distribute small gifts at Rashid Hospital.
Register online to lend a hand. Free. 4pm-6pm. Rashid Hospital, Oud Metha, www.meetup.com/volunteerdubai (no number).

Mother and daughter sewing at reMADE DXB
Daughters can celebrate Mother’s Day by learning to sew with their mums. This morning course will teach you how to thread the machine, do basic stitches, and how to care for the machine.
Dhs600 per mother and daughter pair. 9.30am-1pm. reMADE DXB, Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (050 227 4432).

Mother’s Day market and rubber duck race
Take your mum to the Mother’s Day Market at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Enjoy browsing the stalls and then round off the day with a rubber duck race featuring over 500 rubber ducks.
Free. 3pm-8pm. Jumeirah Golf Estates, off E311 Road, near Dubai Sports City, www.facebook.com/groups/JGEDuckRace (050 559 3235).

pen mic night at Creekside
Watch undiscovered talents share their skills with a night of music, spoken word and comedy. Performers can sign up for their moment on the stage by emailing rania@brownbook.me, in advance.
Free. 7pm-9pm. Creekside, Al Fahidi, www.creeksidedubai.me (04 359 9220).

Sunday 22

Enjoy films at Wafi
Watch a film under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. This week, catch romantic comedy The Change-Up, starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.
Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha, www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com (04 324 4100).

Support the Pink Caravan
Rides Horse riders across the UAE will ride throughout the seven Emirates in a bid to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and bring free screenings to the UAE.
Turn out to support the riders as they arrive for the Dubai leg of the route at Rixos The Palm Dubai at 10am on Monday March 22 and from the Burj Khalifa at 10am on Tuesday March 23. Check the website for further details. www.pinkcaravan.ae (no number).

Monday 23

Fashion industry networking Meet and mingle with a variety of fashion and retail executives at this event. Speak with designers and suppliers, and gather useful contacts.

Sign up online in advance. Dhs80. 7pm-9pm. La Porte Des Indes, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.meetup.com/fashion-startup-fans (no number).
Tuesday 24

Outdoor film screenings at The Archive
Bring something comfy to sit on and enjoy a film in the park. This week’s film is Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, and Tom Wilkinson.
Dhs3 park entry, screenings free. Tue 7pm-9pm.Ongoing. The Archive, Safa Park, www.thearchive.ae (04 349 4033).

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