5 things to do today

Learn tennis with the pros and donate books

Things to do today, The Knowledge
Tuesday 14

Learn tennis with the pros: Every Tuesday morning, Clark Francis Tennis offers intensive training sessions with former international-ranked coaches.
Dhs40 (Aviation Club members), Dhs60 (non-members). 7am-9am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (050 650 3140).

Enter a fashion design contest: Dubai Ladies’ Club is looking for the ‘next big thing’ in Khaleeji fashion. The categories are jalabiyas, abayas and ready-to-wear. If you’re an Emirati woman with an eye for design, then this is your chance to shine.
Entry deadline is July 31. (04 349 9922).

Donate books to the Manzil Centre: This small centre for special-needs children is organising a book donation drive for a charity sale in September (dates TBC). You can arrange to drop your books off at several locations, including DMC, International City and JBR.
autism@devinadivecha.com, tdallon@gmail.com.

Get free style advice: Media City bar Z:One is teaming up with fashion brand Vintage Parlour for the night, giving you the chance to have a makeover and win glam goodies.
Free, RSVP to sarah@urbanevents.com. Z:One, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 445 6842).

Go for a spin with the witch – if there’s room on her broom: One of Julia Donaldson’s best loved tales, Room on the Broom, has been brought to life and is live on stage at the First Group Theatre at the Madinat Jumeirah. The tale involves all sorts of furry, scaly and fire-breathing shenanigans, along with plenty of music and dance, and those very amusing rhyming couplets. Don’t miss this one if your tots are fans of the story.
Tickets from Dhs100. 4pm, continues until June 19. First Group Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, www.madinattheatre.com (04 366 6546).

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