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The other articles include an educational Dark Horse comic and honor pets (and humans) that do a good job.

Lan Su Tickets

Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St., sells tickets for its popular Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing Parties in February 2022. It looks like a good Christmas present.

There will be eight paid event evenings, from February 3 to 13, 2022. Most evenings will feature the return of a 15-meter-long procession of illuminated dragons. There will be hanging red lanterns and large illuminated lantern sculptures on Cithare Lake from the garden.

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Forest fire cartoon

The company known for “Hellboy” and other characters, Dark Horse Comics is going in a different direction with an educational comic. In conjunction with the Oregon Emergency Management Office, Dark Horse published “No Warning! Wildfire,” which explains what to do before and during a wildfire in the Northwest.

This is the third in a series of educational and entertaining comics promoting civil protection; previous books dealt with earthquakes and tsunamis. The goal is for emergency preparedness to resonate with teens and young adults, who may or may not have given up on the wise advice of Smokey Bear.

It is available on Dark Horse Digital and OEM websites, as well as various digital apps and platforms.

Human people

The Oregon Humane Society accepts nominations for its Diamond Collar Awards, which recognize and honor animals who have taken action to save endangered human or animal life, rendered service to the community with unwavering loyalty, or overcome incredible obstacles to survive.

Winners can also be humans who have made a positive impact on the lives of animals, demonstrating courage and compassion in the pursuit of animal welfare.

Name a hero at, or by mail to the Oregon Humane Society, Diamond Collar Committee, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211. Applications are open until January 9, 2022.

An online event honoring the heroes takes place in February 2022.

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