Week on the Cheap: Monday, April 29th – Thursday, May 2nd

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

Monday, April 29th:
– History Pub presentation “Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era,” 7:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School, free for all ages.
– OMSI Science Pub presents “Exploring the Deep Ocean: Strange Animals, Submarine Volcanoes, and Life in Extreme Environments,” 7:00pm at Hillsboro’s Venetian Theater. $5 suggested cover charge.
– Free presentation “History of Oregon Amusement Parks,” 7:00pm at the Tigard Public Library.
– Powell’s book event with author William J. Bernstein and his new book “Masters of the Word: How Media Shaped History,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, free.

Tuesday, April 30th:
16th Annual Cascade Job Fair, 11:00am – 3:00pm at the Portland Community College Cascade campus gymnasium. Free.
– Oregon Encyclopedia History Night presents “Pendleton and the Real West: The Photographs of Lee Moorhouse,” 6:30pm at McMenamins Edgefield, free for all ages.

Wednesday, May 1st:
Wondrous Wednesday at the World Forestry Center offers admission for $3 per person to the Discovery Museum.
May Day Celebration, 4:00pm – 9:00pm at McMenamins Kennedy School. Free, all ages welcome.
– Free program “Estate Planning: Common Sense Wills and Trusts,” 7:00pm at the Tigard Public Library.

Thursday, May 2nd:
– Fit Right’s First Thursdays Urban Adventure Run, 6:00pm beginning at Fit Right. Please register online to avoid the lines and receive three extra raffle tickets; this event is free for all walkers and racers of all abilities.
– First Thursday monthly art gallery event in downtown Portland, Old Town / Chinatown, Northwest and the Pearl.
– Pub Quiz USA presents the All Downton Abbey Pub Quiz, 7:00pm at McMenamins Mission Theater. $5 per person advance, $8 day of event, 21 and over only.
– Powell’s book event with author Becky Ohlsen and her book “Walking Portland,” 7:30pm at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, free.

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