Discussion of upcoming election with Joseph Salvo from NYC Department of City Planning; Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 15:30, free.
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.
Discussion & critiquing of poetry at the Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 874-0772, res. req.; 6-8, free.
PRIVACY & GAY MARRIAGE
Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Baldwin & Rev. Greg Dell from B'way United Methodist Church lead panel discussion at New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5690; 8, $5.
SEX TOYS 101
Ladies only workshop on utilizing vibrators, dildos, butt plugs, bondage gear & having "safer" sex; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 375-1701; 8, $5-$20.
STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS
Vernita Nemec moderates panel discussion on "Where We Are, Where We've Been & Where We Are Going," with founding member of AIR, Daria Dorosh, Soho 20's Ginny Fox & Ceres Gallery's Joan Arbeiter; Ceres Gallery, 584 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 718-274-9585; 7, $5.
ORGANIZING AMERICAN SPACE
Architecture professor Ellen Dunham-Jones discusses "Post-Industrial Landscapes" & it's effect upon society; The Lighthouse, Inc., 111 E. 59th St. (betw. Lexington & Park Aves.), 679-0898; 6:30, $7.
Argentinean author of Cuentos Completos y uno más who received the Guggenheim Fellowship Award speaks at the New School, Orozco Room, 7th Fl., 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 689-4232, ext. 101; 6:30, free.
Learn to swing, salsa & tango, first lesson is free; Shall We Dance, 200 Church St., 4th St. (betw. Duane & Thomas Sts.), 4th Fl., 566-1081; 8:30.
LIVING WITH DRUGS IN AMERICA
Ethan Nadelmann lectures on "More Sensible & Compassionate Drug Policies" at the Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 8, $10.
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.
GET UP & GARDEN
Monthly talk & demonstration. Today, gardeners & authors Michael Ruggiero, Tom Christopher & Tovah Martin lecture on "Choosing Annual Foliage Plants" at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; 10-4, free w/grounds adm.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
Israel's Moshe Oron debuts series of workshops with choreographer Bentzi Tiram; Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 7, $10 [repeats Sun. at 7].
WOMEN RISE UP AGAINST GLOBAL EXPLOITATION!
Radical Women sponsors panel discussion & optional dinner at 6:30; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 677-7002; 7:30, $4, $8 w/dinner.
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].
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; 11-12:30, $5.
DID CHRISTIANITY CREATE JUDAISM?
Jewish history professor Seth Schwartz addresses topic with panelists Daniel Boyarin (Univ. of CA at Berkeley), Wolfram Kinzig (Univ. of Bonn) & Leonard Rutgers (Univ. of Utrecht); Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 B'way (122nd St.), 678-8802, res. req.; 2, free.
EXPLORATION OF the LOST WORLD OF VENEZUELA
University of Wisconsin's Dr. Paul E. Perry speaks on explorations of the "lost world," part of lecture series at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700; 1, free w/grounds adm.
GARDEN TO TABLE 'ROUND THE WORLD
Food editor & dessert maker Marissa Rothkopf bakes up a storm during "Fruit Grunts & Slumps" at the Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 2, free w/grounds adm.
Cardiac, respiratory & choking workshop for parents & caregivers; Sol Goldman YM-YWHA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 780-0800 ext.239; 1-4, $60.
CULTIVATED IMPASSES: THE WANING OF THE AVANT-GARDE, 1960-1980
Panel discussion on art criticism with book's author Max Kozloff; National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Pk. S. (E. 20th St.), 592-2010; 6, free.
WEEKLY STUDY GROUP: VOICES OF COLOR
Radical Women sponsor educational discussion with writer/activists from new anthology. Today, "Workers of Color: New Life For Labor"?snacks at 6:45, $3; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., rm. 907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7, free.
Libertarianism & anarchism ideologies with Jane Sammon, editor of Catholic Worker, Q&A follows; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., rm. 202 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 979-8353; 7:30, contrib.
the ETHICS OF PROMOTING SPORTS THUGS!
John Papanek, creator of Sports Illustrated For Kids & VP of ESPN, the magazine hosts talk at Parish House Living Room at Episcopal Church, 209 Madison Ave. (betw. 35th & 36th Sts.), rsvp 689-6350; 12-1:45, $5 contrib.
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Lecture series pres. "Integrative Medicine: What Is It? How Do We Use It?" at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4106; 6:30, free.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LECTURE
Photonica's John Duffy speaks at 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.
POWER BREAKFAST SEMINAR SERIES 2000
WBLS, Black Enterprise magazine & Young Black Entrepreneurs hosts "The Black Wealth Initiative" seminar on empowerment & money management; Roosevelt Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 43 E. 45th St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), 888-233-1110; 7:30 a.m., $45, $99 for series.
Cohosts Joy Behar, Star Jones, Lisa Ling, Meredith Vieira & cocreator Barbara Walters discuss putting together ABC's daytime talk show; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; 6, $10.
Eileen Sharaga hosts motivational lecture, "How To Start & Achieve a Successful Job Search" 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.