State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) will conduct his July Coffee & Conversation forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Peru Town Hall, 3 East Main Road.

Downing will be joined by his colleague, state Rep. Paul Mark (D-Peru), who represents the 2nd Berkshire District.

All are welcome to join the Downing, Mark and their district staff to pose a question, submit a comment or pitch an idea regarding state government. Downing provides free coffee and refreshments for those who attend.

For more information, visit and click on "Upcoming Events."