Ornaments and Small Works Show
Each year, just in time for the holidays, Spokane Art School hosts its showcase of ornaments and small pieces of art by dozens of local artists — ideal for holiday gift-giving and trimming your family's own tree. This year's show features pieces by more than 45 local artists, and most are priced under $50. Through Dec. 22; open Mon-Fri from 8 am-5 pm and Sat from 10 am-4 pm. Free admission. Spokane Art School, 811 W. Garland.
Homebuyer Education Seminar
Buying a home doesn't have to be a stressful process. A series of workshops hosted by the Spokane County Library District and SNAP Spokane are designed to help ease the pressure that comes with one of the biggest financial decisions most of us will make. These monthly, two-night classes are geared toward first-time homebuyers who may qualify for down payment assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Dec. 4 and 6; Jan. 8 and 10, from 6-8:30 pm. Free; registration required. North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd. Visit snapwa.org to register and see other class offerings. (319-3040)
Yoga and Essential Oils
Essential oils and aromatherapy have become popular options to soothe all sorts of symptoms, from stress to chronic pain, or to simply make our living spaces smell nice. During this session, facilitators share how to create a specialized blend of six essential oils to achieve a desired outcome in scent or therapeutic need. It also includes an all-levels Hatha yoga class. Tue, Dec. 11 from 5:45-7:15 pm. $10-$20. YogaJoy North, 12501 N. Division. yogajoynorth.com/workshops (290-5086)
Spokane Health & Fitness Expo
Get inspired to accomplish your New Year's fitness resolutions at this conveniently timed expo showcasing all types of fitness classes available in the area, from pilates and barre, to yoga and jazzercise. Fitness demos offered during the two-day event also include some more unusual alternatives to basic treadmill routines, like climbing walls, aerial silks, ninja obstacles and disc golf. Sat, Jan. 5 from 10 am-6 pm and Sun, Jan. 6 from 10 am-4 pm. $8/weekend admission; $5/ages 6-12. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana. spokanehealthfitexpo.com