A fund-raiser for the revitalization of the Druid Theatre, which closed in March, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot across from the Damascus landmark, at 9840 Main St.

Sponsored by Friends of the Druid, the group working to refurbish the theater and halt or modify the owners' plans to convert the building to offices and shops, the event will feature music, games, clowns and an auction of local services. Commemorative buttons, balloons and T-shirts will be sold, and local vendors, who were charged $20 each to set up booths, will sell their wares. There also will be appearances by two actors with the CBS soap opera "Guiding Light."

Friends of the Druid so far has raised about $1,800 toward the renovation and is awaiting word on whether the project will receive state historic preservation grants, said spokeswoman Linda Janus-Napier.

Last month, the owners of the Druid agreed not to begin construction on stores and offices at the site until October, giving Friends of the Druid time to raise money and draw up plans for possible restoration of the art deco-style theater.


A forum for candidates in the upcoming county executive, School Board and at-large County Council races will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, sponsored by the village and the Rollingwood Citizens Association.

The forum will be held at the former Rollingwood Elementary School, 3200 Woodbine St., Chevy Chase.

In the county executive race, Democratic County Council member Neal Potter is running against Republican Albert Ceccone, a Chevy Chase businessman. In the at-large School Board race, incumbent James E. Cronin is competing against Alan Cheung, an administrator at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Frances Brenneman, a former PTA president and reading teacher at Montgomery College, is running for the District 5 board seat against Donald R. Buckner, an administrator at the National Library of Medicine who helped write the first outside critique of the lagging standardized test scores of the county's minority students.

In the County Council contest for four at-large seats, incumbent Democrats Bruce T. Adams, Isiah Leggett and Michael L. Subin are on a campaign slate with Gail Ewing, a former council aide and now a public policy and education coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association. The four candidates on the Republican ticket are Richard LaSota, a county school teacher and former head of the Montgomery County Republican party; George E. Sauer, a real estate agent and former head of the Montgomery Civic Federation; Edward R. Shannon, a lawyer; and John F. Thomas, an architect.


Mayor Douglas Duncan and the City Council will hold their annual meeting Monday with the leaders of the city's boards, commissions and civic associations. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, Maryland Avenue at Vinson Street.