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On Sunday, March 23rd, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, enjoy the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour, a leisure canoeing experience led by Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff.

The guided tour encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore! The Coral Gables Waterway is a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the city from the Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel.

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Campus will hold its popular 8th Annual Free Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. - 1p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. Services being offered at the fair include glucose, HIV and cholesterol tests, flu shots, a limited number of free mammograms, and dental, vision and blood pressure screenings.

There will also be information on prenatal care, diabetes, asthma, pet care and stress relief.  The MDC Health Fair is free and open to the public. A “Stress Relief Zone” will include free chair massages, Zumba, nutrition information and other services.

Each year in Florida, 1 out of 8 babies is born premature. By raising awareness and funds through the March of Dimes’s largest event, March for Babies supporters are helping improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Broward Division expects to raise nearly $1 million from hundreds of family and corporate teams.

For more than 75 years, the March of Dimes has worked to help babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will jointly hold a first-ever hearing focused on senior entrepreneurship at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 12, in Dirksen Senate Building room 562.

The hearing, titled “In Search of a Second Act: The Challenges and Advantages of Senior Entrepreneurship,” will be live-streamed on both committees’ websites (click on committee links above).

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