Community events in Dubai this week

Fundraising, networking and social events happening in Dubai this week

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Wednesday 15

Digitas LBi’s #EidSocialFeed
This digital feed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram suggests creative meal ideas for those breaking fast.
Search for #EidSocialFeed on social media. Until Eid.

Support Dar Al Ber Society with Poupette à La Plage
This children’s clothing brand will donate ten percent of sales proceeds from its BoxPark store to Dar Al Ber Society, to help support orphans in Syria.
Until Eid. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.poupettealaplage.com (04 342 7720).

Thursday 16

Al Noor child sponsorship programme
Support the training of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees.
To sponsor a child, email seema@alnoorspneeds.ae. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).

Optimal Fitness’ Paediatric first aid course
Email firstaid@optimalfitness.ae to attend.
Dhs350. 9am-4pm. Optimal Fitness, Commercial Offices, Building 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).

Friday 17

Reel Cinemas’ Future Filmmakers summer camp
Promising film directors and scriptwriters aged nine to 18 can spend four weeks learning the process, with modules taught by experts at Murdoch University. They’ll also get to see their creations on screen at Reel Cinemas’ Short Film Festival.
Dhs1,500 per student. 9am-noon. August 2-31. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (800 3822 46255).

Saturday 18

Lazy artist Photoshop classes for beginners
Learn the basics of photography editing in Adobe Photoshop and with this group.
Dhs40. 7pm-11pm. La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.meetup.com/lazy-artist_photoshop-classes-for-beginners (050 476 4551).

Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home
Senses needs a hand with ongoing domestic chores such as ironing and changing beds. Volunteers are needed on a bi-weekly basis and should be over 18 with their own transport, ID and a can-do attitude.
Register online. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Sunday 19

Arabic summer programme
Learn Arabic at times that suit you with this four-week beginner’s programme.
Dhs600. Daily, times vary. Top Leaders Institute, Al Mamzar Business Centre, Al Ittihad Road, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-language-club (no number).

Crowdfunding seminar
Register now to attend a presentation on equity platforms from the founder of Crowd Sourcing Week, Epi Ludvik Nekaj. Held on Wednesday July 22, the event will also feature a pitching competition. Email your crowdsourcing plan to info@thecribb.co, and the winner will get five hours of Skype mentoring from Nekaj. Book tickets online.
From Dhs185 for students. July 22, 6pm-8pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.thecribb.co (04 319 7645).

Monday 20

Sign up for sign language
Learn the basics of American Sign Language. To book your spot, register with Volunteer In UAE online, in advance. The one-day course is held on Friday July 24.
Free. July 24, 2pm-6pm. JA Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).

Tuesday 21

Emirates Photo Club
Get feedback and advice on how to use post-processing tools.
Dhs20. 7pm-9pm. Studio Attitude, 22, 6 Street, Al Quoz 1, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (04 338 4114).

Sign up for the Turn8 Hackathon
Turn8 is seeking innovative digital media that can enhance Arabic content on the internet and that can be developed in 120 days. The winning service could get Dhs110,000 in equity funding.
Free. July 24, 9pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.facebook.com/turn8hub (04 319 7645).

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