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Get your grey cells churning and try your hand at the Rubik's Cube challenge being hosted at both City Centre Sharjah and Ajman. Speedcubers can test their speed, concentration and eye-hand concentration - and the first three to crack one of the cube's 43.2 quintillion combinations will receive prizes and medals.
Step Up
Got a pair of new or gently-worn shoes to spare? Take them over to Clarks' Dubai Mall Kids store to do your own bit to fight global poverty. The shoe brand is inviting one and all to participate in their social initiative in partnership with Soles4Souls, which helps to create jobs in developing nations such as Haiti and Honduras. Running till September 15, the drive is aimed at giving a second life to unwanted shoes and protecting the environment by keeping them out of landfills. Visit www.soles4souls.org for more info.
Women on top
In recognition of Emirati Women's Day on August 28, Jumeirah Emirates Towers' Flow Talks Series has put together an impressive line-up of inspiring speakers for their free-to-attend session on the day. From 12pm to 2pm, visitors can hear from four prominent Emirati women on the theme 'Women, Icons of Tolerance'. The session will be chaired by Amna Al Haddad, the UAE's champion weightlifter and motivational speaker. For more info, call 04-3198767.
Feel the rhythm
Returning for a brand-new term this September, Abu Dhabi-based Emirates School of Dance by Bodytree has announced the introduction of four new classes to their roster - and registration is now open. The new classes include Irish Dance, Boys-only Hip Hop, Mommy & Me and Latin Rhythms. Open to kids aged two to 12, call 02-4434448 for more info.


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