Bits & Pieces: Get your Lan Su tickets now
Lan Su tickets
Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 N.W. Everett St., is selling tickets to its popular Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing Evenings in February 2022. Sounds like a good Christmas gift.
There will be eight ticketed nights of events, Feb. 3-13, 2022. Most of the nights will feature the return of a 50-foot-long illuminated dragon procession. There'll be hanging red lanterns and illuminated large lantern sculptures on the garden's Lake Zither.
For more: www.lansugarden.org/LanternViewings.
The company known for "Hellboy" and other characters, Dark Horse Comics goes in a different direction with an educational comic book. In collaboration with Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Dark Horse has released "Without Warning! Wildfire," which addresses what to do before and during a Northwest wildfire.
It's the third in a series of educational and entertaining comic books promoting emergency preparedness; the previous books addressed earthquakes and tsunamis. The goal is for emergency preparedness to resonate with teens and young adults, who may or may not have moved on from the sage advice of Smokey Bear.
It's available to see on the Dark Horse Digital and OEM websites, as well on various apps and digital platforms.
The Oregon Humane Society is accepting nominations for its Diamond Collar Awards, which recognizes and honors animals who have acted to save a human or an animal life in peril, performed services within the community with undying loyalty or overcome incredible odds in order to survive.
Winners can also be humans who have had a positive impact on the lives of animals, exhibiting courage and compassion in the pursuit of animals' well-being.
Nominate a hero at www.oregonhumane.org/diamond-collar-awards, or through the mail at Oregon Humane Society, Diamond Collar Committee, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211. Nominations are open through Jan. 9, 2022.
An online event honoring heroes takes place in February 2022.
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