Week on the Cheap: Tuesday, January 17th – Thursday, January 19th

Article of the Week:
Best Things to Buy in January,” from Yahoo Shine, includes a 2-minute video if you don’t want to read it.

Tuesday, January 17th:
William Stafford Birthday celebrations at Clackamas Community College from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and at bookstore In Other Words beginning at 7:00pm.
– “Make It Short: 40-Second Film” competition. From web site: “Submissions to the Make It Short contest will be screened for an audience and judges. Prizes to be awarded for both audience choice and judges selections. Come to support your favorite filmmaker!” Free admission for all, screenings will be held at the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum. There will be a pre-film reception at 6:00pm.
OMSI Science Pub at McMenamins Mission Theater presents “Urban Landslides: A Slippery Challenge for the Forensic Geologist,” 7:00pm. Science Pub is open to ages 21+, or minor with adult. $5 suggested cover charge, no RSVP or tickets required.

Wednesday, January 18th:
Oregon Symphony Storytimes at the Hollywood Library, 11:00am – 12:00pm, free. Today’s performer is John Cox and his French horn.
Sack lunch concert at the Old Church, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, features Michael Barnes, Organist of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and tenor Evan Abeling. Free.
– Surprise Party Theatre presents “Shakespeare Party: Measure for Measure,” 7:30pm at the Waypost. Free admission to spectate, or provide a suggested $5 donation to be an active participant. Please see web site for more info.

Thursday, January 19th:
– Multnomah County Library’s Smart Saving series presents “Personal Tablets, Personal Finance,” 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Sellwood library. Free. Registration required; register online, in the library or by calling (503) 988-5234.
– Celebrate the year of the dragon by making Red Fans for Lunar New Year at the Belmont Library, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, free.
Slough Tour: Water Flow, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, free. From web site: “Co-hosted by the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and the Multnomah County Drainage Districts, this tour led by District Engineer Byron Woltersdorf highlights the water flow of the Columbia Slough waterway and the levees and pumps that maintain water levels. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Advance registration requested at www.columbiaslough.org.”
Global Struggle and Socialist Revolution, a public discussion in the ‘Parkway North’ room of the Smith building on the Portland State University campus. 7:00pm start, free.
William Stafford birthday celebration at the Lake Oswego Library, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, free.
Wild in the City book event at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30pm. For the event, editors Michael C. Houck and M. J. Cody will be joined by contributors Bob Sallinger, Tom McAllister, and Judy BlueHorse Skelton.

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