Spring lecture series pres. Julie Lasky (editor-in-chief of Interiors & ex-managing editor for Print) on "At the Dawn of Two Centuries;" NY School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th St. (betw. 3rd & Lexington Aves.), 472-1500 ext.194; 6, $15.
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.
PIERCING THE DOT COM CURTAIN
Carl Pritzkat from NY-based web development firm, Mediapolis, moderates 90-minute exploration of the online industry with panelists Kipp Cheng (IQ News), Jeff Goodman (formerly of Lycos) & other advertising & web savvy folks?networking begins at 6:30 & continues at 9; Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th St. (Hudson St.), 620-7310; 7:45, $8.
Discussion & critiquing of poetry at the Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 874-0772, res. req.; 6-8, free.
THE SEARCH FOR SCAPEGOATS & the HOLOCAUST
Lecture by Columbia's Attila Pok; CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 817-1949; 6:15, free.
SEX TOYS 101
Workshop in Spanish on utilizing sex toys & having "safer" sex; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 8, free.
sexual HARASSMENT WORKSHOP
Free confidential forum for those experiencing unwanted sexual badgering; 888-979-7765 to register; 6.
AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND & BURIAL CUSTOMS
Sherill Wilson, director the African Burial Ground project in lower Manhattan, speaks at the Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778; 6, free w/mus. adm.
Todd Raney discusses "Financial Planning for Both Single Lesbians & Gays & Couples" at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Retrospective on Stephen Sondheim's television work. Today, Sondheim discusses his role with tv as well as his life as a writer, performer & composer; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; 6, $10.
THINKING & RETHINKING GREEN
Assistant architecture professor at Harvard University, Haskim Sarkis discusses "Ecology, Right & Risk" with Univ. of Texas at Austin professor Steven Moore; The Lighthouse, Inc., 111 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 679-0898; 6:30, $7.
GODDESSES & LOST BRIDES
"Mummy Portraits of Women from Roman Egypt" lecture in collaboration with Mummy Portraits From Roman Egypt exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Uris Center, 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 535-7710; 6, free w/mus. adm.
RACE TO BUILD THE CLEAN CAR OF THE FUTURE
Jim Motavalli lectures on regulations, global warming & the "hybrid" cars at the Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 7:45, $8.
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.
AYURVEDA & YOGA
Day-long workshop on the relationship between the two & an in depth look at chakras & the five elemental theories; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 10-5:30, $105.
Central Park hosts monthly workshop for adults; learn how to stretch, increase flexibility & reduce stress; North Meadow Recreation Center, Central Park (midpark at 97th St.), rsvp 348-4867; 10-11, $5.
WORLD WIDE WEB
New York Public Library hosts "Introduction to the World Wide Web" workshop, limited to 8 participants; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0618; 10, free [through 3/25].
ADULT OPENING climbing
Climb the new indoor climbing wall at North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; 1-5, $50/year pass [through 3/26].
GREAT WOMEN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Vanity Fair writer Marie Brenner moderates panel discussion on "The Accomplishments & Ever-Changing Roles of Their Sex" with Leslie Stahl (60 Minutes), playwright Wendy Wasserstein & Karenna Gore (yes, Al's daughter); 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 7:30, $20.
Imagery & visualization workshop helps turn anxiety into personal success; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 6-9, $60, $100/2 people.
WEEKLY STUDY GROUP: VOICES OF COLOR
Radical Women sponsor educational discussion with writer/activists from new anthology. Today, "Defying Borders to Fight a Common Foe"?snacks at 6:45, $3; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., rm. 907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7, free.
YEARNING FOR MEANING IN OUR LIVES
Lecture series pres. "The Journey of the Celtic Hero: Cuchulainn" at NY Film Academy, 100 E. 17th St. (Park Ave. S.), 465-7254; 7:30, $15.
FUNDING FOR YOUR RETIREMENT
Financial consultant Scott Riemer on "Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, IRA Rollovers & Keoghs;" Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave., rm. 018 (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), rsvp 592-7000; 5:30, free.
the future of press FREEDOM in hong kong
Representatives from leading media organizations in Hong Kong discuss "Free Press & It's Effect's Under Chinese Sovereignty" at the Canadian Consulate, concourse level, 1251 6th Ave. (50th St.), 596-1657; 8:30 a.m., $7 incl. breakfast.
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.; 8-9:30, free.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LECTURE
NY Daily News photographer David Handschuh speaks on "Tricks of News Photography," part of The New Century Artist's Gallery weekly series, 168 Mercer St. (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 431-5353; 6:30-8:30, $35, $165 for series.
JACKSON POLLOCK & THE ART OF DRAWING
Benefit lecture with art dealer Eugene Thaw; Century Assoc., 7 W. 43rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 673-6466 ext.19; 6, $250 incl. dinner, drinks & lecture.
Tony Avilez hosts motivational lecture, "Re-Energize Your Focus to Avoid Job Burnout" at the Community Center at St. Jean Baptiste, 175 E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300 or www.walktalk.org; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.