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Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo: 9 a.m. Saturday; Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. $25 suggested donation per family. 954-368-6000.

Fight for Air Climb Fort Lauderdale: Hundreds of people will climb 30 floors of the 110 Tower in Fort Lauderdale to benefit the American Lung Association in Florida; 8:30 a.m. Saturday; 110 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. $35 registration until Jan 22. There is a pledge minimum of $100 per climber to participate. 954-524-4658.

Yoga with a Chassidic Twist: Bring a yoga mat and water. For all levels; 6 p.m. Wednesday; Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10 per class. 305-538-2503.

Kidokinetics Jr.: For kids 18 months old and over. The curriculum is designed to get toddlers engaged in active play. Organized by Buzzy Kids, Community of Parents; 7 p.m. Tuesday; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, 1725 NE 135th St., North Miami. $14. Advance payment required. 786-499-5726.

Navigating Malignant Melanoma: Presented by the Melanoma Research Foundation, Clinical Care Options and the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower; 9 a.m. Saturday; Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa, 17375 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Free. 800-673-1290.

Quantified Self for Health, Longevity and Survival: Ben Best discusses his personal experiences as a subject in the Kronos Longevity study. RSVP to neal@churchofperpetuallife.org; 6 p.m. Thursday; Church of Perpetual Life, 1855 McKinley St., Hollywood. Free. 954-674-2524.

Yoga: Bring a mat or large towel; 7 p.m. Wednesday; West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, West Miami-Dade. Free. 305-926-3578.

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