Here are a few tidbits of community news from in and around Washington County,

Beaverton Library celebrates 'Age Out Loud' with storytelling

In recognition of these two themes, Washington County Mental Health and Disability, Aging and Veteran Services are hosting a special event with master storyteller Paul Iarrobino, who will be joined by three older adult storytellers who will share their accounts of resilience.

The event takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth St.

The theme for this year's Older Americans Month is "Age Out Loud" and shines a light on trends among aging Americans — older Americans are working longer, trying new things and engaging in their communities. They are taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence and advocating for themselves and others.

"I find that being resilient and feeling relevant has changed as I transitioned from full-time employment to starting my own business in my 50s," says Iarrobino. "I am excited to have a dedicated place for us to share personal experiences and openly explore this topic in a supportive environment."

Iarrobino regularly performs his craft at community events and incorporates stories when giving keynote addresses and presentations.

All are welcome at the storytelling event. Refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are requested by calling 503-846-3056.

NEWS-TIMES/HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - The Orenco elms in the old Orenco neighborhood of Hillsboro are among the heritage tree sites listed in the updated Travel Oregon brochure of the states historical markers and heritage trees. The free guide is available now.Free Oregon historical marker maps now available

The Oregon Heritage Tree and Historical Marker Programs recently updated its most popular and widely distributed publication: "Guide to Oregon Historical Markers and Heritage Trees."

The full color, glovebox-sized 20 page brochure, which is released every two years, lists all Heritage Tree and Historical Marker sites across the state.

Each section of the brochure includes maps by region — the guide is a perfect companion for a day trip or weekend with the family, and for planning educational activities with students of all ages.

For those interested in copies of the free publication, contact Jessica Carbone at 800-574-9397, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Non-profit tourism and historical organizations can request a shipment of multiple copies, or they can be picked up in person at the Oregon Travel Experience's office at 1500 Liberty St. S.E., Suite 150. OTE is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A digital version will also be available soon on Oregon Travel Experience's website at

Meet local historic figure Joseph Meek

Meet the famous pioneer, frontiersman, sheriff and politician Joe Meek.

Meek's descendant David Meek will make a presentation on Friday, June 2, at Cornell Estates. Hear how Joseph Meek left his mark on Oregon and specifically Hillsboro, where many landmarks and a road are named after him.

The public is invited to attend the free presentation. It begins at 1:30 p.m. Cornell Estates is located at 1005 N.E. 17th Ave., in Hillsboro.

Forest Grove American Legion sponsors summer camps

The Forest Grove American Legion hosts Oregon Girls State and Oregon Boys State in June at Willamette University in Salem. The one-week camps offer high school students who have completed 11th grade intensive training on how government functions.

Oregon Girls State is June 11-17. More: or 503-430-0257.

Oregon Boys State is June18-24. More: or 503-357-3660.

Aug. 6-11, Law Enforcement Career Camp takes place at the Oregon State Police grounds in Salem.

Male and female students ages 15 to 17 are eligible to attend to learn about various aspects of law enforcement. More: or 503-357-3660.