Week on the Cheap: Monday, April 25th – Thursday, April 28th

Article of the Week:
– “7 shopping secrets retailers won’t tell you,” by Naomi Mannino of Bankrate.com.

Monday, April 25th:

Canstruction Portland, a free family event at Pioneer Place mall in downtown Portland. Check out the canned food displays now until Sunday, May 1st and vote for your favorite structure.
5th annual Semana de la Raza “a week of Latino culture, advocacy and celebration,” at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, events all week. Open to the public. All events are free to attend – children are welcome!
– Portland Trailblazers vs. Dallas Mavericks, game 5 beginning at 5:30pm; McMenamins Mission and St. John’s theaters will be showing it free on the big screen.
Last Monday History Pub Lecture at McMenamins Kennedy School with tonight’s topic “Child of Steens Mountain: The Hard, Happy Life of an Eastern Oregon Rancher’s Daughter.” Begins at 7:00pm, free admission and all ages welcome. Consider bringing a canned good for the Oregon Food Bank.

Tuesday, April 26th:

– Celebrate National Pretzel Day with a free pretzel at Pretzelmaker Lloyd Center or at Clackamas Town Center. Limit one per customer. Valid for salted or unsalted pretzel only. Sing for your snack or just say “National Pretzel Day” to get your a free pretzel.
– Portland Community College Cascade Job Fair, 11:00am – 3:00pm in the Cascade PEB Gymnasium. Students and the community are welcome to this free event.

Wednesday, April 27th:

– Baskin Robbins Fifth Annual 31 Cent Scoop Night, 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Each 2.5 oz. scoop is $.31 plus applicable tax. Limit three 2.5 oz. scoops per person.

Thursday, April 28th:

Baby’s Bottom Dollar Sale, 10:00am – 7:00pm at the Lake Oswego Armory located at 1915 South Shore Boulevard. This consignment sale ever features maternity all the way thru kids size 12. Also runs Friday and Saturday.
Book reading with author Mike Sacks, 7:30pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, free. From web site: “Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason (Tin House) collects Mike Sacks’s unique humor pieces into one volume. Whether it’s a groom tweeting his wedding in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks’s work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.
Bike Back the Night/ Take Back the Night, 6:00pm at PSU’s South Park blocks. From web site: “In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Portland Women’s Crisis Line and Portland State University’s Women’s Resource Center will be collaborating to host Bike Back the Night/ Take Back the Night on April 28th, 2011. We will be leading two different routes, one on bike and one on foot, with the goal of spreading the message about ending sexual violence throughout the city. A walking route will be led by the Women’s Resource Center and a biking route by Portland Women’s Crisis Line.

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