COOKING WITH THE STARS
Valentine cooking course with flaming red sauce over heart-shaped ravioli; Italian Culinary Center, 230 5th Ave., 11th Fl. (betw. 27th & 28th St.), 742-2373 ext.25; 7, $75.
Month-long series on the classification & genres of music. Series starts today with "File Under Urban" conversation feat. Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels, author Carl Hancock Rux & freelance writer Amy Linden; Den of Cin beneath Two Boots, 44 Ave. A (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 777-2668; 8, $5, $4 st. [through 2/16].
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.
UNTANGLING THE WEB
"Roundtable Discussions on Advertising;" Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; 6-7:30, $10.
ADULT attention deficit disorder
Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group sponsors workshop with nutrition consultant Lisa Hammel; West End Collegiate Church, 245 W. 77th St. (West End Ave.), 914-378-3295; 6-9, free.
THE ART & CRAFT OF AMERICAN GARDENING
Monthly series feat. Kim E. Tripp on "Trees in American Gardens" & author Tony Avent on "Native Perennials for Gardens;" NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 10 a.m.-12, $25.
Author & columnist for The Times of London lectures on expatriation among American & British writers; Barnard Hall, Altschul Atrium, 3009 B'way (betw. W. 117th St. & B'way), 854-2037; 5:30, free.
FINDING THE PERFECT JOB
Rick Jarow, author of Creating the Work You Love leads workshop on career archetypes & finding your vocation; Sol Goldman YM-YWHA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 780-0800 ext.221; 7, $15.
WHAT'S NEW IN TAXES & HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU
Lecture by CPA Stanley Chadsey at the Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30-7, free.
RETIREMENT PLAN ALTERNATIVES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Financial Advisor Matt Turtle leads workshop at the Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30-7, 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.
THE FIFTH GODDESS
Author Staci Backauskas leads workshop on dealing with the voices in your head, part of NewLife Expo at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave. (34th St.), 877-291-4212; 10 a.m., $13, $10 adv.
Advice on how to resolve conflicts; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 10:30-4, $80.
BIG, BIG LOVE
Hanne Blank, author of Big, Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size & Those Who Love Them & fat activist leads workshop on sex for the well-rounded; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 6, $20.
"Writing on Modern Art 1960-1980" panel discussion with author Max Kozloff; National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Pk. S. (E. 20th St.), 997-0947; 6, free.
"Untying the Disease That Holds You with Starr Fuentes" & "Living Foods, Longevity & Health" lecture; the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave. (34th St.), 787-1600; 10 a.m.-2, call for price.
SAILING & MOTORBOAT COURSE
Weekly 2-hour class for beginners; 718-805-2730 for location & time, $50, incl. materials.
the INTERNET, GLOBAL ECONOMY & the COMING DEPRESSION
Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum pres. discussion & analysis with Dr. Reuben L. Norman at the Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 10th Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 242-4201; 7:30, contrib.
Getting started on your meat-free diet; Vegetarian Center of NY, 150 5th Ave., (20th St.), 414-9100; 7, contrib.
Henry Barbey hosts motivational lecture, "The Top Ten Commitments for Better Communication" at the Community Center at St. Jean Baptiste, 175 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300 or www.worktalk.org; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.