- The Rainbow Diet author Deanna Minich | Deanna Minich photo
The Rainbow Diet
Attend and reading and conversation with "rainbow diet" nutritiionist, health expert and author Deanna Minich, who shares the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of eating colorful whole foods and natural supplements. Attendees will learn how to make their plates a colorful and healthy palette that can help achieve optimal health. Friday, March 23 from 7-8:30 pm. Free. Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W. Main, auntiesbooks.com (838-0206)
Yoga on the Ice
It's not as slippery as it sounds, but you should definitely bundle up for this session, hosted at Spokane's new ice ribbon in Riverfront Park. Bring your own mat for this free session led by instructors from YogaJoy Spokane. Class is followed by hot beverages (check the event page on Facebook for cancellation updates due to inclement weather). Tuesdays, from 5:30-6:30 pm, through Feb. 27. Free. Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard.
Got a drawer full of bras that don't fit, or that you don't wear anymore but are still in fairly good condition? Donate them to help local women in need during this event, hosted by and benefiting Volunteers of America and Transitions' programs aiding homeless and impoverished local women. Other donations include new underwear and feminine hygiene products, as well as STA bus passes. Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5-8 pm. The Observatory, 15 S. Howard. help4women.org/mardibras
Get help planning your garden at this session with local experts from the WSU Spokane County extension. Learn about the region's planting schedules and how to grow from seeds or starts. $12; register online or by mail. Sat, March 3 from 12:30-3 pm. WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana St. extension.wsu.edu/spokane/events
Northwest Pet Expo
This new one-day event for pet lovers of all ages features booths from local and national pet industry vendors and organizations, including retailers, nonprofit rescue groups and more. The expo also includes free kids activities and samples, plus adoptable pets on site from local shelters and rescues. (Please do not bring your pet.) Saturday, March 24 from 10 am-6 pm.$10/adults; $6/kids. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana.