Forum Seeks Input

On Capital Improvements

County residents will get a chance Monday to speak out on the need for libraries, parks, recreation facilities and other projects, in a public forum to discuss Montgomery's six-year capital improvements budget.

The next forum begins at 7 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

Suggestions and comments from the public will be considered by a citizens advisory board before it submits a list of priorities to the county executive in late July.

For more information, call Anise Key Brown at 240-777-8400.

Consumer Protection Symposium Planned

A free symposium will be held next week to educate community leaders about consumer protection issues and fraud schemes aimed at Latinos and people older than 50.

The second annual Consumer Protection Symposium for Maryland Hispanic Leaders will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Thursday at the National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase.

Speakers will include AARP Maryland director Joe DeMattos, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Alfred Redmer and representatives from the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

There will be panel discussions on such issues as deceptive advertising for health care products, identity theft and changes in Medicare and Social Security.

To register, call Myriam Torrico at 240-777-3627.

Town Hall Meeting

For East County Residents

The Montgomery County Council will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. June 30 for residents in the East County and Route 29 area.

The meeting will be at the performance hall of the Riderwood Senior Complex at 3140 Gracefield Rd., Silver Spring.

"This will be an excellent opportunity for people to have their say and put their questions directly to members of the County Council," said council President Tom Perez (D-Silver Spring).

He said officials will discuss the county budget, taxes, senior issues, education, transportation, development and public safety.

-- Compiled by KATHRYN LYNCH