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Acupuncture Works: Learn how acupuncture and herbal medicine can benefit your health; noon and 2 p.m. Saturday; Coral Gables Acupuncture, 2645 Douglas Rd.. Free. 305-446-3009,

Early Stage Symposium Practical Strategies: The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida Chapter presents its annual symposium featuring experts and topics on prevention, research on early memory loss, coping with memory loss, and the power of cognitive stimulation; 8:30 a.m. Friday; Broward Health North, 201 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach. $10 individuals, $15 couples, $20 professionals. RSVP at 800-861-7826, ext. 302.

Castle of Moods, Enterprises, Bipolar & Depression Support Group: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Biscayne Medical Arts Building by Aventura Hospital, 21110 Biscayne Blvd. Free, but donations to help others are appreciated. 954-923-8272..

Feel the Love: A Heartfelt Meditation: 3:15 p.m. Saturday; Rina Yoga in The Roads, 1250 Coral Way. $25. 305-856-9642,

I Care I Cure I Run 5K & Family Fun Day: Sixth annual event to raise awareness and money for research for childhood cancer. The walk/run is open to adults and children; 7:30 a.m. Sunday; BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. $25 adults, $20 children in advance; $10 more on race day. 800-807-8013,

Introduction of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Alzheimer’s Association SE Florida chapter have partnered to present lectures geared toward empowering patients and their caregivers to cope with Alzheimer’s. 12:30 p.m. Tuesday; Mount Sinai Medical Center, 4300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Free. 800-861-7826,

Miami Milers: A running club for children ages 18 and under is now registering for track and field. Club also participates in cross country and road racing; 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Free tryout. 305-877-9469,

Neon Splash Dash: A night time 5k run under high-powered ultra-violet black lights. The race benefits Camp Kesem of Miami. 5:30 p.m. Saturday; BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise.

North Shore Medical Center Heart Fair: Stroke risk assessments and heart-healthy snacks and cooking demos are offered; 9 a.m. Saturday; North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus, 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Free. 1-866-498-5433.

Run Through: A flat, out and back course along the tree-lined streets of Plantation and finishing in Central Park around the track; 7 a.m. Sunday; Central Park, Plantation. $25 preregistration, $30 raceday. 954-474-4074,

Youth Rugby in South Miami: The Miami Rugby Youth Division, which serves boys ages 6-18, practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Murray Park, 6700 SW 58th Pl., South Miami. 305-400-0134, ext 101;

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