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Deborah Heart and Lung Center staff on last year's Wear Red Day. The center will mark the occasion this year with a free health fair.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center staff on last year's Wear Red Day. The center will mark the occasion this year with a free health fair.
Posted: February 04, 2011

Friday

Go Red for Women

Deborah Heart and Lung Center will host a free health fair, in conjunction with the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The fair will include free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, pulmonary function, body-fat analysis, and balance-assessment screenings. The event will include chair massages, yoga demonstrations, and healthy snacks courtesy of Wawa. The events are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Rd., Browns Mills, N.J. Information: 1-800-555-1990, www.deborah.org.

Saturday

Philly Materials Day

Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day will introduce the public to new materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than ever. Sponsored by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania's Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, and WHYY, the event will offer demonstrations by students and staff and faculty-led discussions. Demonstrations will focus on how plastics can be made from food products and how materials science is making athletes safer, among other topics. The free event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Drexel University's Bossone Research Enterprise Center, 3140 Market St. Information: www.phillymaterials.org.

Saturday

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring

Tyler Arboretum will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration on Saturday. The morning begins with a walk to one of the arboretum's sugar maple trees to learn about tapping for sap. The walk continues to the restored stone barn, where the process of making sap into syrup is explained. The morning ends with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The event is $10, $5 for children 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3 at the arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media. Information: 610-566-9134; www.tylerarboretum.org.

Saturday

Garden State Cake Show

The 2011 Garden State Cake Show is featuring entries from various categories, including professional, amateur, weddings, and children's. The event will features demonstrations, a contest, and cupcake decorating for children. Admission is $5 plus a canned-goods items for those 12 and older, $2 plus a canned item for children 4 to 12, and free for those younger than 4. The show will be held at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 E. Second St., Burlington. Information: 609-784-3277; www.gscakeshownj.com.

Sunday

Chinese New Year

The nonprofit Main Line Chinese Culture Center will host a Chinese New Year celebration. The festivities will bring performances including songs, plays, comedic skits, and traditional Chinese dances and art forms. The event will be a cultural fair with games, crafts, and exhibits. The free celebration will be held at Great Valley High School, 1-5 p.m., 225 N. Phoenixville Pike, Malvern. Information: 610-308-2624; www.mlccc.org.


Contact staff writer Dana Vogel at 215-854-2737 or dvogel@phillynews.com.

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