Week on the Cheap: Monday, February 7th – Thursday, February 10th

Article of the Week:
The 10 Golden Rules of Saving on Everything,” by Brandon Ballenger and provided from MoneyTalksNews; it’s a pretty simple, straight-forward list that offers some good tips for things to remember to save on purchases.

Monday, Feburary 7th:
– Special program “You Don’t Have to Be Gourmet to Eat Well” with food historian and author Jean Johnson, 6:30pm at the Midland Library. Free to come, but space at library programs is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

OMSI Science Pub, 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. Tonight’s topic is “Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.” Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult with a $3 suggested cover charge.

1st Annual Perfect Pickle Fundraiser and membership drive for the Dill Pickle Club, 7:00pm – 11:00pm at the Cleaners at downtown Portland’s Ace Hotel. $5 admission for music, auction and more.

Tuesday, February 8th:
Oregon Zoo Second Tuesdays: discounted admission is just $4 per person; ride the MAX, show proof of fare and save an additional $1.50.

- Race Talks: An Opportunity for Dialogue “Beyond the Oregon Trail: The Untold History of Oregon,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School gymnasium. Free for all ages. “Each month, Kennedy School will host a presentation on a different topic of ethnicity and racial elements in Oregon history, given by educators and/or experts in the topic at hand. The aim is to provide educational and learning experiences that support the development of intercultural sensitivity and racial identity.”

– Portland Jewish Academy Used Book Sale at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center auditorium. Book sale runs 7:30am – 6:00pm Tuesday and Wednesday, and then 7:30am – 2:00 pm on Thursday. Open to the public.

Wednesday, February 9th:
HealthWorks NW free Lecture Series at 6:00pm at their Bethany location. Tonight’s topic is “Mindfulness” and presented by Sabrina Walters, LPC & LMFT.

Thursday, February 10th:

– Three films are on tap today for the 21st Annual Cascade Festival of African Films; Arugba, 12:00pm at PCC Cascade; Les Saignantes, 1:45pm at PCC Cascade; and Stolen, 7:30pm at PCC Cascade. All films are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

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