ADULT OPENING climbing
Climb new indoor climbing wall at North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; 1-5, $50/year pass.
EARLY MUSIC VOCAL TRADITIONS
Singer/lutenist, Paul Shipper on "The Renaissance: Sacred & Secular Polyphony of Northern & Southern Europe," in collaboration with exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3710; 2:30, call for price.
Spring lecture series pres. Louis O. Gropp (editor-in-chief of House Beautiful magazine) on "Design Talent We Applaud;" 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.
PMS MENOPAUSE/WOMAN'S HEALTH
Lecture on holistic & herbal approaches to women's health; NY Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $15.
Discussion & critiquing of poetry at the Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 874-0772, res. req.; 6-8, free.
PRIVACY: NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
Panel discussion with attorney Donna Demac, Harper's Lewis Lapham & author Reg Whitaker; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5488; 8, $5.
RETIREMENT PLANNING, IRA'S & ESTATE PLANNING
Representatives from Prudential Individual Financial Services speak at the Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 2, free.
Gallery talk with senior VP, Vishakha Desai, in conjunction with Spiritual Perfection: Religious Sculpture of South & Southeast Asia exhibit at Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA; 6:30, $7.
the CORSET: FASHIONING THE BODY
Valerie Steele from the Museum at FIT lectures on the history & fashion statement of the corset, part of "Dressmaking in a 19th-century NYC Townhouse" series at Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (Lafayette St.), 777-1089; 10:30 a.m., $25.
THE END OF THE DEATH PENALTY?
Roundtable discussion with four NYU law school professors; NY Law School, 57 Worth St. (betw. W. B'way & Church St.), 431-2868, res. req.; 5:30-7, free.
RACE & CLASS IN AMERICA
Journalists from The New Yorker, Newsday & The New York Times speak on race, gender & the United States' stance on racial equality; NYU's Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Sq. E. (Waverly Pl.), 998-7984; 6:30-8:30, free.
WASHINGTON IN GLORY, AMERICA IN TEARS
Historian Davida Deutsch speaks on 18th- & 19th-century mourning customs; the Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778; 6, free w/mus. adm.
FAIR hosts panel discussion on "Building Feminist Alternatives to Commercial Media" with Ms. Magazine's Angela Ards, Dyke TV's Mari K. Gonzalez & WomanHood.com's Ophira Edut; Housing Works Used Book Store Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 633-6700 ext.318; 6:30, 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.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & HEALING
Day-long workshop with John Bradshaw; Community Church of NY, 40 E. 35th St. (betw. Madison & Park Aves.), 371-0280 ext.2071, res. req.; 10-5:30, $39-$79.
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; 10-11:30, free.
USING YOUR INTUITION FOR HEALING
Caroline Sutherland lectures on her abilities on identify people's health problems, sponsored by the Learning Annex; for location, price & reg., call 800-575-6185; 6:30.
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; 10:30, free [through 4/29].
ARE WE HERETICS?
Lecture on "Rethinking Tradition & It's Boundaries in Conservative Judaism;" Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 B'way (122nd St.), 678-6170, res. req.; 2:30.
THE LAUGHTER WORKSHOP
Tips on how to not take your life too seriously; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 12-3, $50.
HEALTH & NUTRITION SERIES
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky lectures on "Raising Healthier Children" at West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4400; 6:30-8, free.
MAMMOGRAMS & PAP SMEARS
Women's health symposium at The Lighthouse, Inc., 111 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 305-4486, res. req.; 5:30-8, free.
MOVING INTO ACTION: JAPANESE WOMEN IN POWER
Journalist Miksuko Shimomura discusses fund raising network for female political candidates, WIN WIN, at the Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 715-1253; 6:30, $10, $5 st.
SEX TOYS 101
Workshop via sign language (no interpretation provided!), on utilizing sex toys & having "safer" sex?women only; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 7:30, $5-$20.
CYBERSPACE & SCHOOL
MediaSource's interactive presentation/workshop on "Web-Based & Multimedia Learning" in schools, part of the sixth annual educators' meeting; 348-5690 for location & res., 3:30, free.
Arnold J. Smith hosts lecture with vocalist, Helen Merrill at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5690; 7:45, $25.
LET'S TALK ART
Historian Marvin Schwartz gives illustrated slide lecture on current exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 221-7676; 12:30, free.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LECTURE SERIES
Artworks Gallery's Steve Sonshine demonstrates "Polaroid Transfers," part of The New Century Artist's Gallery weekly series, 168 Mercer St. (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 431-5353; 6:30-8:30, $35.
PRICING STRATEGIES FOR FREELANCERS & CONSULTANTS
Author of What to Charge, Laurie Lewis, hosts talk at Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30-7, free.