State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D- Pittsfield, will hold his May Coffee & Conversation forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Town Hall, 84 South Main St.

In order to be accessible to all his constituents, no matter where they live, Downing hosts at least 10 Coffee & Conversation open forums in rotating towns across his Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden district.

All are welcome to join Downing and his 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 details on this program, visit and click on "Upcoming Events."