Week on the Cheap: Monday, April 8th – Thursday, April 11th

Article of the Week:
Last-minute tax tips for slackers and cheapskates alike,” by Brent Hunsberger for the Oregonian.

Monday, April 8th:
– Portland Center for the Performing Arts Volunteer Program presents Noontime Showcase: Jefferson Dancers, 12:00pm, free for all ages. Located in the Rotunda of Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Portland Center for the Performing Arts at 1111 SW Broadway in downtown Portland.
Authors In Pubs monthly reading event, 7:30pm – 9:30pm at downtown Portland’s Jack London Bar (beneath the Rialto Pool Room). Free for 21 and over, donations are encouraged.

Tuesday, April 9th:
Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, expect a wait!
Oregon Zoo second Tuesday offers $4 admission for all. Ride public transit, show proof of fare and receive an additional $1.50 off.
– Portland Audubon’s monthly Nature Night lecture series presents “Celebrate the Oregon Coast with Kim Stafford,” 7:00pm at Heron Hall. Free and open to the public.
– Powell’s book event with author Mary Roach and her new book “Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal,” 7:30pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside. Free.

Wednesday, April 10th:
– The Lake Oswego Public Library welcomes Lauren Pelon as part of their Performing Arts series, 1:00pm – 2:00pm at the library. Free.
An evening with Tim Wise, best-selling author and lecturer on racism and privilege in today’s society. 6:00pm at PSU’s Stott Center Gymnasium. $5 general admission tickets are available online.
– Workshop “Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning,” 6:00pm at the Woodstock Library. Learn the basics of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives with attorney and author Richard Schneider. Free for the public.
– Workshop series “Seed to Supper: Beginning Gardening on a Small Budget,” 6:00pm at the North Portland Library. Free, please register online.
– Free presentation “Multi-day Bike Touring in Oregon,” 6:30pm at the Portland REI in the Pearl district. Please register online.
– Free presentation with Dr. Neal Barnard as he discusses findings in his new book “Power Foods for the Brain,” 7:00pm at Adventist Medical Center. Join to share in the secrets of the healing powers of food to preserve and enhance memory. For reservations, please call 503-256-4000. If you can’t make this event, he’ll also be at Powell’s on Thursday.

Thursday, April 11th:
– PCC Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series presents “Connect Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck,” 12:00pm at the Multnomah County Central library. Free.
– Powell’s book event with author Dr. Neal Barnard and his new book “Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory,” 7:30pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside. Free.

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