Words going cheap

If you’re looking to buy inexpensive used books, you’re in luck. Cornelius is having a one-day sale Thursday, May 2, and most books are priced under $1.

Proceeds will enhance the city library’s summer reading program, children’s story times, and special events.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Council Chambers, 1310 North Adair St.

Mayor humors

late-night host

Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax will burn the midnight oil in Portland Thursday, May 2, with Ed Forman, a non-broadcast, late-night talk-show host. (“Imagine Stephen Colbert as a libidinous sociopath,” writes Willamette Week of Forman.) Forman hosts “The Ed Forman Show” live every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Al’s Den, 303 S.W. 12th Ave. in Portland. He is featuring Oregon mayors this month and kicking off with Truax, who will bring his dry wit to Forman’s show at 10:30 p.m. Free.

County Democrats raise funds with fiesta

The Washington County Democratic Party will will feature Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian at its SpringFest 2013 fundraiser Sunday, May 5. This year’s theme is “Cinco de Mayo, El Festival de la Primavera.” The benefit includes a silent auction, wall of wine, raffle, Mexican buffet dinner and musician Onda Norte. Guests can bid on items such as wine and political memorabilia. Democratic Party T-shirts and bumper stickers are also available.

The event is at 2 p.m. in the Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Hall in Tualatin, 20210 S.W. Teton Ave.

Tickets cost $30, $25 for seniors, veterans and precinct committee persons, $15 for children, and $250 for patron tables. For more information or to make reservations, call 503-626-7018.

Help with hoarders

Washington County law enforcement agencies will hold their free monthly session Wednesday, May 8, on how to better manage rental properties. This month’s meeting focuses on code enforcement and hoarding issues.

People also have an opportunity to get their questions answered by Jeffrey Bennett, an attorney who specializes in rental property issues.

The meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month on the first floor of Portland Community College’s Willow Creek campus in Hillsboro, 241 S.W. Edgeway Drive. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. and run for 90 minutes.

Adelante needs volunteers

People looking for spring and summer volunteer opportunities can come to Adelante Mujeres’ Volunteer Orientation May 13.

The meeting will give a general overview of the Forest Grove nonprofit and describe the seasonal needs of its Chicas, Agricultura and Farmers Market programs.

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

Adelante Mujeres aims to improve the quality of life for low-income Latina women, their families and their community.

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

Bank makes

charity easy

Wells Fargo customers can now help save the world at one of the bank’s 231 ATMs in Oregon, including the one on Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

The bank has partnered with five regional organizations so customers can give to Mercy Corps, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Mentors, Start Making a Reader Today, or Freshwater Trust.

Contributions are anonymous and can be any amount up to $249 in a single transaction. The funds are debited from the donor’s account and sent electronically to the nonprofit group of their choice.

There’s no charge for the service.

“Our previous effort in 2008-2010 raised more than $53,600 for Oregon nonprofits,” said Regional President Don Pearson of Portland.

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