10 community events in Dubai

Movie screenings, pet adoption, volunteering and more in Dubai this week

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Our picks of the week

1 Watch films outdoors at Reform Social & Grill
See Tue 7.

2 Learn how to develop apps with Start Up Corner
See Wed 1.

3 Attend the Bibliophiles book club at BookMunch
See Sat 4.

4 Learn to sew with reMADE DXB
See Sun 5.

5 Try speed coaching with Authenticity
See Mon 6.

Wednesday 1

Start Up Corner meet up
Learn how to develop apps that use Beacons, tiny Bluetooth devices that communicate with the smartphones around them to provide information. Discover how this new technology works at a Q&A with Piotr Krawiec from Estimote Technology.
Free. 7pm. The Cribb, Football Center building, Al Quoz, www.meetup.com/atthecribb (04 319 7645).

Thursday 2

Tour the K9 Friends rescue centre
Schools and groups can book a tour of the purpose-built animal shelter. Experienced volunteers will show guests around the premises and teach them how to approach and handle the dogs. Call to arrange an appointment.
Free. Sun-Thu 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Jebel Ali, www.k9friends.com (04 887 8739).

Friday 3

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).

Saturday 4

Bibliophiles book club
This sociable group gathers monthly to discuss their chosen book. This month the title up for discussion is Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz.
To join, read the book and RSVP online. Free. 7pm-9pm. BookMunch, Al Wasl Road, www.meetup.com/bibliophiles-dubai-book-club
(04 388 4006).

Feline Friends adoption day
Adopt a cute kitten into your home. Potential pet-owners must attend with a valid Emirates ID and must also have a cat carrier with them.
Free. 1pm-4pm. Creatures Oasis, 31a Street, off Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, www.felinefriendsdubai.com (04 342 0555).

Sunday 5

Coaching workshop
Discover how you can mentor others and find a new career in coaching at this introduction to the Society of NLP Licensed Coach programme. Email info@transforminst.com to enrol. Full location details will be disclosed upon registration.
Free. 6.30pm-9.30pm. www.transforminst.com (04 344 0115).

Films at Wafi
Watch a movie under the stars at Wafi Pyramids. This week, catch comedy She’s Out of My League, starring Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve, and T.J. Miller.
Free. 8.30pm. Ongoing. Wafi Pyramids Rooftop Gardens, Oud Metha www.wafi.com (04 324 4100).

Make a tote bag with reMADE DXB
Learn the basics of sewing, how to use a sewing machine and create your own tote bag. Dhs300 per person (including fabrics, threads and light refreshments).
9.30am-1.30pm. The Sewing Parlour at reMADE DXB, 1/F Objects & Elements, Al Quoz, www.remadedxb.com (055 615 5711).

Monday 6

Try speed coaching
Learn how to achieve your goals at this speed coaching event. Find out what’s holding you back and how you can progress your life in just 15 minutes. RSVP online to attend.
Free. 7pm-9.15pm, Authenticity Coaching & Consultancy, Pinnacle Building, Al Barsha, www.meetup.com/the-speed-coaching-mondays (no number).

Tuesday 7

Outdoor movies at Reform Social & Grill
Watch the comedy There’s Something About Mary starring Cameron Diaz with hot dogs and popcorn at this British gastropub. Book an area to guarantee a seat and enjoy the al fresco film.
Free with the purchase of food and drink. 8pm. Ongoing. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, www.reformsocialgrill.ae (04 454 2638).

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