Bar Association Fund-Raiser

The J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Inc. is holding its ninth annual "Taste of the Counties: Men of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties Who Cook" fund-raiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central High School in Capitol Heights. The event benefits the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association Scholarship Fund, established in honor of the late judge who was the first African American judge in Prince George's County. Scholarships are for minority students enrolled in area law schools. Tickets are $15 in advance for adults and $20 at the door. Children's tickets are $5 to $7.50, depending on age. There will be music, clowns, face painting and plenty of food. For information, call Bridgett Geer at 301-883-7640.

New Chamber President

The Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, which is marking its 75th year, will install its new president, Norman Carter, of Potomac Electric Power Co., at a luncheon June 23 at the Greenbelt Marriott. The reception begins at 11 a.m. with a program and lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $35 a person. For more information, call 301-731-5000.

Upcoming Chamber Events

There are many networking opportunities for Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members this month: a tennis and golf tournament Monday at the Country Club at Woodmore, a happy hour June 10 at Rosecroft Raceway and a breakfast June 17 at the Best Western-Potomac View in Oxon Hill with a presentation by Karen Baker and Willie Price on "Business Management Solutions Through Technology." For more information, call 301-731-5000.

Choices and Challenges

The next meeting of the Bowie-Crofton Business and Professional Women's Club is June 14. It will be sponsored by the Choices Program for girls and the Challenges Program for boys. Deborah Davis, a library associate at the New Carrollton Library, will be the guest speaker, as the meeting will kick off the Summer Reading Program.

Plaza Spotlights Jazz Artists

Prince George's Plaza will feature contemporary jazz artists this summer. "Jazz at the Plaza" kicks off June 10 with a 6 p.m. performance by "Spur of the Moment." A contemporary jazz band will perform every other Thursday for the next three months. All performances are free and will take place in the food court from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be drawings for prizes from participating mall stores and tickets to performances at Wolf Trap. For more information, call 301-559-8844.

Company News

* Beltsville-based Digex Inc. named Marthe Lattinville-Pace vice president of human resources.

* The International Society of Logistics in Hyattsville named George A. Landis and Russell A. Vacante to its board of advisers.

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Michelle Singletary is away. Her column "Talkin' Money" will resume in two weeks.