HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS
Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke's Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. B'way & Riverside Dr.), rm. 205, 874-7372; 5:30-7.
NUTRITION FOR CANCER PREVENTION
Workshop offers diet advice for breast cancer prevention; Sol Goldman YM-YWHA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 780-0800; 6:30-8, free.
Lecture & demonstration regarding basic concepts of Oriental medicine & the difference with western medicine; Eco Books, 192 5th Ave. (Union St.), Park Slope, 718-623-2698; 7, free.
Weekly workshop at Riverside Library offers criticism & enlightenment; 127 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 65th St.) 874-0772, reg. req.; 6-8, free.
BAROQUE OPERA CLASS
William Christie, conductor of Les Arts Florissants offers free opera training at the Santuary of the Fourth Universalist Society, 160 Central Park W. (76th St.), 757-2742; 10-2, free.
learning to talk & listen
Workshop designed to help people deal with everyday life situations using the basic skills of improvisation; Performance of a Lifetime, 588 B'way, Su. 403 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 343-2884, res. req.; 7-8:30, free.
STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.
EDITORIAL FREELANCERS SEMINAR
"Breaking into Corporate Writing" & pizza at Editorial Freelancers Association, 71 W. 23rd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 929-5400, res. req.; 10:30-4, $160.
Holiday season wreath-making class at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 10-2, $68.
Greg Sullivan's comedy improv workshop for amateurs; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 501-2905; 12-3, $7 [through 12/11].
Sony hosts technology workshops for children & adults. This week, view art in motion during "Science of Animation" workshop (11-1) or make a video time capsule during "Video Capsule 2000" (3-5); Sony Plaza, 550 Madison Ave. (55th St.), 883-8100; $10 & $25 respectively.
SURVIVING YOUR FIRST FILM
One-day intensive seminar on script writing, production & legal advice; Locus Media, 594 B'way, Su. 1010 (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 496-9631; 12-6, $95.
WEEKEND WRITING WORKSHOP
Two-day intensive designed to help writers create raw material for short stories & book proposals; Writer's Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; 9-4:45, $200 [continues Sun.].
Advice on diabetes management, sponsored by American Diabetes Association; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 1-4:45, $6.
Free demonstration with Joëlle Danant; Shetler Studios, 939 8th Ave., 4th Fl. (betw. 55th and 56th Sts.), 718-783-5231 res. req.; 2-4, free [repeats 12/13].
THE ART OF THE SHORT FILM
"Two or Three Things But Nothing For Sure," "Fishbelly White" & "Kiss My Brain" shorts are examined, each followed by discussion with the filmmaker(s). Panelists incl. Sundance's Marica Chacona & Kent Jones from NY Film Festival; Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 807-1400 ext.301, res. req.; 11-5, $70.
BUSINESS & FINANCE BOOKS IN THE AGE OF E-COMMERCE
Panel of publishers, editors & author of Investing Online for Dummies discuss trends affecting book publishing today incl. the web, mergers & online investing; Time & Life Building, 1271 6th Ave., 8th Fl. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 675-7805; 6-8, $10, $5 st.
Learn Middle Eastern dance moves with Nadia Moussa at Lotus Fine Arts Center, 109 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 627-1076; 7:30-8:45, $20 [through 11/22].
GOTHAM WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Courtney Baron instructs "Structure in Playwriting" workshop at Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Greg Sullivan's comedy improv workshop for experienced students; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 501-2905; 8-10:30, $10 [through 12/13].
INSIDE THE ART OF SONGWRITING
Songwriter responsible for "MacArthur Park" & "Up, Up & Away," Jimmy Webb, shares advice for inspiring musicians; the Seminar Center, 1776 B'way, Su. 1001 (57th St.), 655-0077; 6:30-9, $39.
LONG POEM WORKSHOP
Weekly workshop for select applicants, hosted by poet who's written for Crazyhorse; 26 E. 63rd St., (Madison), rsvp 421-8875; 8-10, call for price.
BIBLICAL MYTH & INNER EXPERIENCE
European Roman Catholic theologian, Eugen Drewermann speaks on "Why Theology Needs Depth Psychology;" Union Theological Seminary, 3041 B'way, rm. 214, (121st St.), 973-408-4567, res. req.; 6, free.
MUST HEALTH CARE COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE?
NYU professor William Baumol leads discussion at NY Academy of Sciences, 2 E. 63rd St. (5th Ave.), 838-0230 ext.232; 6, free.
Kirk Charles hosts motivational lecture, "The Peak Performance Power Principles" at St. Jean's High School, 175 E. 75th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.