Your Week: a guide to navigating the days ahead
» YOUR HEALTH
Don’t want to turn into a potato this TV season? Try watching while sitting on a stability ball. These large, inflatable balls help improve balance and posture and work abdominal muscles – as opposed to the couch, which does nothing for you.
» Find more health and fitness tips in Tuesday’s Today section.
» YOUR HOME
If crab grass has plagued your lawn this summer, make a note to deal with it early next spring. It will die naturally in a few weeks, but the seeds will generate new plants in 2011. Keep flower heads mowed to reduce the seed set now, and tackle the weed in April with a pre-emergent herbicide that will prevent germination. Corn gluten can be used as an organic control.
» Find more home and garden ideas in Sunday’s Today section.
» YOUR FOOD
Need a quick fix for dinner tonight? A no-fuss pasta primavera takes advantage of the late-summer vegetable harvest in a healthy, hearty way. For the recipe, see page C5.
» Find more recipes and restaurant news in Wednesday’s Food section.
» YOUR FUN
Here’s what’s on the schedule for this week:
On CD (Tuesday)
Robert Plant, “Band of Joy”
Linkin Park, “A Thousand Suns”
Mavis Staples, “You Are Not Alone”
On DVD (Tuesday)
“Glee: The Complete First Season”
“Letters to Juliet”
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”
In theaters (Friday)
“Alpha and Omega” (animated)
“Easy A” (Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes)
“The Town” (Ben Affleck, John Hamm)
“Survivor: Nicaragua”: Series premiere (Wednesday, 8 p.m., CBS)
“America’s Got Talent”: Season 5 finale (Wednesday, 8 p.m., NBC)
“The Apprentice”: Season 10 premiere (Thursday, 9 p.m., NBC)
Clint Black: Tonight, Spokane County Interstate Fair
Smashing Pumpkins: Tuesday, Knitting Factory
Train: Thursday, INB Performing Arts Center
Spokane County Interstate Fair: Through Sunday, Fair and Expo Center
Apple Festival: Saturday-Sunday, Green Bluff
Odessa Deutchesfest: Thursday-Sunday, Odessa, Wash.
» Find a full arts and entertainment roundup in the Thursday and Friday Today sections.