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

Article of the Week:
The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January,” by Lindsay Sakraida for dealnews.com.

Monday, January 7th:
Lan Su Chinese Garden offers free admission for the new year through Saturday, January 12th. Hours are 10:00am – 5:00pm daily.
The January Series of Calvin College will be broadcasted free at Oak Hills Community Church daily beginning at 9:30am. Please see web site for list of speakers, or if you can’t make it out to Oak Hills, you can stream them online. Free and open to the public. Today’s presentation features Roberta Green Ahmanson’s “Dreams Become Reality: Inspiration through the Arts.”
– OMSI Science Pub presents “Nature vs. Nurture: A Story of Adoption, Reunion, Neuroscience and Shock Therapy,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Bagdad Theater. Suggested cover charge of $5 per person, open for all ages.
Authors in Pubs, 7:00pm at the Jack London Bar in downtown Portland. Free, 21 and over only.

Tuesday, January 8th:
Oregon Zoo Second Tuesdays offers admission for just $4 per person. Ride the bus or MAX, show proof of fare and receive an additional $1.50 off.
– 12th annual Jefferson High School Multicultural Film Festival features the documentary film “No Impact Man,” 6:00pm at the North Portland Library. Free for all ages. Description from IMDB: “Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.
– Race Talks: Opportunities for Dialogue series presents “Growing Up Multi-Racial in Oregon,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School gymnasium. Free, minors okay with parent or guardian.

Wednesday, January 9th:
– Oregon Humanities presents “Life after War: Photography and Oral Histories of Coming Home,” by photographer James Lommasson, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at the Kenton Library. Free for all ages.

Thursday, January 10th:
– Powell’s book event features Paul Gerald’s “Peaceful Places: Portland,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne. Free.

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