Help with Hoarders

Washington County law enforcement agencies are holding their free monthly session on how to better manage rental properties today, May 8. This meeting focuses on code enforcement and hoarding issues.

It features a panel of code enforcement officers, experts on hoarding, and legal expert Anna McCormick.

The program is designed to give rental-property owners information and training on crime prevention.

The meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month in Room 103 at Portland Community College’s Willow Creek building in Hillsboro, 241 SW Edgeway Drive. The sessions run for 90 minutes and start at 6:30 p.m.

Waste away

Forest Grove's spring-cleaners can look forward to several city-wide cleanup events this month.

From May 6 to 10, people can put out six extra bags of trash on their regular curbside garbage collection day.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, three bulky-waste items or appliances and four tires can be disposed of for free at the Transfer Station on B Street. Refrigerators must be empty and the certificate must be included.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the same day, papers will be shredded in the gravel parking lot between Council and Ash.

May spotlights elders

In honor of "Older Americans Month," Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services hosts a free resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

More than 20 local service providers will be there, including home-care and legal services, transportation, and senior meal sites. Information on volunteer opportunities with and for the elderly is also available.

The event is at the Washington County Conference Center in Hillsboro, 102 SW Washington Street. For more information, call 503-846-3087 or visit

Gracias for any help

Adelante Mujeres will describe spring and summer volunteer opportunities at a Volunteer Orientation Monday, May 13.

The non-profit charitable organization works with low-income Latinas to improve the quality of their lives and it needs help with its Chicas, Agricultura and Farmers Market programs.

The Farmers Market needs help setting up the market and greeting people.

The Agricultura program needs construction, marketing, greenhouse and farm-maintenance volunteers at La Esperanza Farm, along with a business-coach mentor, a sustainable-farming lecturer and researchers for projects on soil quality, water-tolerant crops and more.

The Chicas summer camp needs people to help girls in grades three through 12 learn about science, technology, engineering, math and healthy lifestyles. There will also be a segment on conflict management.

Volunteer opportunities can be for both Spanish and non-Spanish speakers, one-time or ongoing, individual or group activities.

The orientation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony House, 1660 Elm Street. Please RSVP to 503-992-0078 x 301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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