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Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer and HIV/AIDS prevention seminar: All-day conference and health fair hosted by FANM and partner organizations: The University of Miami South Florida Center For Reducing Cancer Disparities, Green Family Foundation, Haitian American Nurses’ Association, Health Foundation of South Florida, Susan G, Komen, Center for Haitian Studies, and the Children’s Trust; 9 a.m. Saturday; Center for Haitian Studies, 8260 NE Second Ave., Little Haiti. www.fanm.org.

Blood Drive: 3 p.m. Thursday; Faith Presbyterian Church, 1700 NW 98th Ave., Pembroke Pines. Free. 954-431-3250, www.faithpembrokepines.com.

Colonoscopy: What is it? Who needs it? Lunch and learn health lecture with Dr. Stephen Eskin, a gastroenterologist at Coral Gables Hospital, who explains the purpose, benefits and procedure of a colonoscopy; 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Coral Gables Hospital, 3100 S. Douglas Rd. Free. 305-441-6877.

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease: Held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month; 1 p.m. Friday; St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 7410 Sunset Dr., South Miami. Free. 305-243-1061, www.npfsouthflorida.org.

Meditation and Yoga: Classical yoga, including meditation and simple exercises. No advanced registration; 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Coral Gables Public Library, 3443 Segovia St. Free. 305-926-3578, ilovemeditation.net.

Mud Dogs 1K Mini Mudder for Kids: The running course is designed for kids ages 7-12. Get active as a family and run together through mud pits and obstacles; 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie. $25-$80. 800-975-6915, ext. 6, www.muddogsevents.com.

New Beginnings Health Revival Week: A full week of health professionals sharing free information about the health problems that affect us today, including hypertension & diabetes and men’s health; 7 p.m. Saturday through March 30; North Miami SDA Church, 12800 North Miami Ave., Biscayne Gardens. Free. 786-344-3155, www.northmiamisdachurch.org.

Obamacare Roundtable: Has the Affordable Care Act got you worried or confused? Learn how it works and what it means for you and your loved ones. Information provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; 7 p.m. Thursday; Perrine-Peters United Methodist Church, 18301 S. Dixie Hwy., Palmetto Bay. Free. 305-235-2309; www.perrinepeters.org.

Saturday Zumba Classes: 9 a.m. Saturday; Holy Rosary St. Richard Catholic School, 18455 Franjo Rd., Cutler Bay. $5. 786-201-2511, www.zumbawithfabi.com.

Team Fit: For overweight and obese kids 8-12 years: 5 p.m. Tuesday; Dave and Mary Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $125 for eight weeks includes JCC Family Fitness Membership for eight weeks. 305-271-9000, x-277, www.alperjcc.org.

13th Annual Riverwalk Run: Takes runners on a beautiful course along the New River and through the historic neighborhood of Rio Vista in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Participate in the 5 mile run, 5K run/fitness walk, or enter the kids in the Kids’ Fun Run; 7 a.m. Saturday; Huizenga Plaza, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

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