Week on the Cheap: Monday, October 31st – Thursday, November 3rd

Article of the Week:
30 Tips to Spend Less and Save More,” compiled from bloggers from a Financial Blogger Conference.

Monday, October 31st:

– The Used Book Sale put on by the Friends of the Library Multnomah County offers their final day of savings with a 50% extra discount. 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Doubletree Exhibit Hall at Lloyd Center.
– Submission from Jason: OMSI Science Pub Hillsboro presents Spider Venoms: Tools of Tiny Predators, with Greta Binford, PhD. 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Venetian Theater and Bistro. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Come early for food and drinks! Spiders (all 42,000 species) play key roles in our ecosystems as predators of insects. Without spiders there would be many more insects and thus fewer plants. Evolution over the last 400 million years has created enormous diversity of predatory tactics, including web and venom use, which has resulted in a phenomenal diversity of silk and venom chemistry. This talk will highlight some of the beautiful biological diversity of spiders’ feeding biology, silks, and venoms with a special emphasis on species native to the Pacific Northwest. We’ll also discuss and clarify some of the misconceptions associated with spider bites in this region.” $5 suggested cover charge, No RSVP or tickets required.
Willamette Radio Workshop performs works by Edgar Allen Poe at 4:00pm and 6:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room, free. There will also be trick-or-treating for kids and a free performance by the Freak Mountain Ramblers beginning at 7:00pm.

Tuesday, November 1st:
– First Tuesday in downtown Hillsboro, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Stop by the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center for the First Tuesday opening reception with house concert and light refreshments provided by Claeys Catering. Features Gerald Sticka in the main gallery and Miniature Artists of America in the lower exhibition space.
– Book event at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 7:00pm with authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François and their cookbook “Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day.”

Wednesday, November 2nd:
– Wondrous Wednesday special admission offer at the World Forestry Center, admission is just $3 for person. Open 10:00am – 5:00pm. There is an extra fee of $2 for parking.

Thursday, November 3rd:
– Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a free performance of “Raven Steals the Sun,” 3:30pm – 4:15pm at the Belmont Library. Free tickets for seating will be available 30 minutes prior to the program.
Siren Nation Festival Kickoff Party art show, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Albina Press (SE 50th & Hawthorne), free for all ages.
– Free presentation “Backpacking our National Parks,” 7:00pm at REI Streets of Tanasbourne.
– First Thursday Portland, the monthly art gallery event celebrates 25 years in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl. Click here for a printable walking map.

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