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Beach Bliss: Enjoy light yoga, Pilates, walking, stretching and meditation. Be gently guided through a relaxing, yet invigorating exercise class. Free fitness classes for Bal Harbour hotel guests and residents; 8 a.m. May 18; Bal Harbour Beach, Bal Harbour.

Fit Kids Day: Students, parents, schools, elected officials and community organizations come together to bring awareness to the childhood obesity epidemic. School-age children serve as ambassadors and are in charge of creating a healthier and more active community; 10 a.m. May 19; Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124th St., Pinecrest. Free. 786-253-7270.

Health Without Drugs: Dr Stefanie Salera hosts this free seminar for families who would like to correct the underlying cause of a health issue; 2:30 p.m. May 18; Atlantis Natural, 1717 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. Free, but must pre-register. 305-379-2722.

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Discussion: Dr. Charles Shenker hosts a discussion on the leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, and the effects of high blood pressure and cholesterol; 5:30 p.m. May 15; Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 2825 NE 191st St., Aventura. Free. 305-705-0501; Dr. Claire Katz will host the same discussion at 4 p.m. May 14; Plantation Renaissance Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Rd., Plantation. Free. 954-584-9111.

Jem Youth Fitness Classes: Jem Playshops is a fitness class for kids ages 6-13. The classes develop overall strength; improve posture, movement and coordination while enhancing balance and other motor skills; 4 p.m. May 16 and 9 a.m. May 18; PowerFit Studios at the Opera Tower, 1750 N. Bayshore Dr., Miami. 305-763-8260.

Meditation and Yoga in the Libraries: 7 p.m. May 15; West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, West Miami-Dade. Free. 305-926-3578.

PAL of Hallandale Beach 5K/10K Run: Race starts on the track and goes once around and then out into the shopping area, then reenters the track for one more lap and the finish line. 7 a.m. May 19; Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach. $20-$35/runner. 954-457-1466,

Summer Safety Splash: Activities include interactive water activities for children 3 and older accompanied by an adult; rescue and water safety demonstration; lifeguard-attended swim time; CPR demonstrations and bicycle safety. Hosted by the city of Miami Gardens, Miami Children’s Hospital Trauma Services and Miami-Dade County; 10 a.m. May 18; Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th St., Opa-locka. 305-663-6800.

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