Week on the Cheap: Monday, May 9th – Thursday, May 12

Article of the Week:
– “10 Tips to Lower Gas Costs,” by Cameron Huddleston of Yahoo Financially Fit.

Monday, May 9th:

Entertainment Books are all on sale for just $12 until 12:00pm today, includes free shipping.
-Art Beat 2011, ‘a celebration of art, dance, music, literature and theater‘ kicks off at PCC’s Sylvania, Rock Creek, Cascade and SE campuses with events all week long and features student art exhibitions, discussions, readings, demonstrations, receptions, film presentations, music performances, puppet theater, workshops, Hip Hop dance and much much more. All events are free and open to the public.
– The Volunteers of Portland Center for Performing Arts presents “PCPA Noontime Showcase: Oregon Ballet Theatre,” at 12:00pm, free admission and open to the public. From web site: “Oregon Ballet Theatre Apprentices will bring “Ballet Stage by Stage” to the Rotunda lobby. The performance is designed to reveal the training that goes into becoming a professional dancer as well as show some pieces of choreography. The dancers will demonstrate various stages of ballet training, pointing out the development of skill and complexity of key movements. They will highlight movements from beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of ballet. Audience members may come up on the stage and try out some steps, too!

Tuesday, May 10th:

Oregon Zoo Second Tuesday offers general admission of just $4; take the MAX and show proof of ridership and receive an additional $1.50 off. Parking is $2 per car.

Wednesday, May 11th:

– HBO Documentary Films and Filmmaker Peter D. Richardson present a special screening of “How to Die in Oregon (NY Times review here),” 6:30pm at the Oregon Convention Center. This is a free event, but you must RSVP / register online on this web site. This film recently won the top documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, May 12th:

– Free workshop “Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning,” 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Multnomah County Central Library. “Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider.”
– City of Portland Ten Toe Express Neighborhood Walk this week is the “Ainsworth and NE Parks Loop,” beginning at 6:00pm, free.
– Powell’s book event “Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge,” with hiking author Craig Romano beginning at 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne.
– “Savage Truth on Money,” a free event for the public at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland beginning at 6:30pm features Terry Savage – author, columnist and frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Topics planned for this evening include:

• Understanding your money personality – saver or spender?
• Rebuilding your credit report – or getting started on a good credit score
• Dealing with debt and mortgage problems
• Starting to invest in the stock market with as little as $50 a month
• Paying down student loans – and saving for college for your children
• Insuring everything important to you and your family
• Planning for retirement

At the event, free copies of Savage’s new book, The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire? will be given to all attendees, courtesy of the 342 Allstate agents and Personal Financial Specialist who live and work in the greater Portland area. Sweet!

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