Spokane Health & Fitness Expo, Homebuyer Education Seminar, and other events

Spokane Health & Fitness Expo

Just in time for New Year's resolutions to get fit — or shed some extra pounds acquired through holiday feasting — the Spokane Health & Fitness Expo is back. The weekend is filled with fitness class demos, competitions and spectator events like roller derby and jiu-jitsu. Attendees should dress in athleisure-wear to be ready to try something new during sessions introducing activities from kickboxing to rock climbing; aerial silks to pilates. Jan. 4 from 10 am-6 pm and Jan. 5 from 10 am-4 pm. $8 weekend admission; $5/ages 6-12. Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. spokanehealthfitexpo.com

Homebuyer Education Seminar

These frequently scheduled sessions at the library help future homebuyers explore the major aspects of the home-buying process in an unbiased format with SNAP Spokane instructors certified by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. At the end of the seminar, attendees are issued a certification of completion which can be used to apply for down payment assistance. Offered Sat, Dec. 14 and Sat, Jan. 11 from 9 am-2 pm. Free; registration required. Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Rd., Spokane Valley. snapwa.org

Mount St. Helens: Critical Memory

This new exhibit at the MAC commemorates the 40th anniversary of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, which remains the most destructive volcanic event in U.S. history and one of the most universal memories for those living in the Pacific Northwest at the time. Experience personal accounts of the event and learn how Mount St. Helens has advanced understanding of volcanoes more than any other eruption in history. Exhibit on display Dec. 21 through July 2020; open Tue-Sun from 10 am-5 pm. $5-$10 admission. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. northwestmuseum.org (456-3931)

Noon Year's Eve Family Celebration

The Spokane Public Library is hosting this special celebration for families to ring in the New Year without the need to stay up late. Come to the library to enjoy crafts and a snack at this event for all ages, though young children should be accompanied by a caregiver. The program starts at 11 am, with a countdown starting at the minute leading up to noon. Tue, Dec. 31 from 11 am-noon. Free. South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. and Indian Trail Library, 4909 W. Barnes Rd. spokanelibrary.org

Polly Apfelbaum: Frequently the Woods are Pink @ Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through March 14
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Chey Scott

Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...