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.
Spring lecture series pres. Reed Kroloff (editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine) on "The View from Here;" 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.
A LOCAL EMERGENCY: AN INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE
Forum on the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities, breakfast at 9; National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Pk. S. (E. 20th St.), rsvp 780-1400 ext.778; call for info., $30.
MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR 21ST-CENTURY
The Women's Media Group & Newseum/NY hosts panel with contributors from New York Times, 60 Minutes & People, Marlene Sanders from Newseum/NY hosts; 580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), rsvp 592-0961; 6, free.
Discussion & critiquing of poetry at the Riverside Branch Library, 127 Amsterdam Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 874-0772, res. req.; 6-8, free.
MARY LOU RETTON
Former Olympic Gold Medalist discusses happiness, how to achieve that perfect smile & teaching gymnastics to your children; Midtown Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Ave. (48th St.), 957-2890; 12:30-2, free.
Guest teacher Henry Letang offers open classes for all dancers; Broadway Dance, 221 W. 57th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 582-9304 ext.21; 6-7:30, $12.50 [repeats Fri. at 7].
WORKING FOR PEACE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Senator George J. Mitchell delivers public address at Hunter College, 68th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 772-4068; 3, free.
CELEBRATING YOUR BODY EROTIC
Oakland-based Body Electric School hosts three-day workshop for women on the correlation of touch, physical satisfaction & spiritual awareness; 765-5400 for location & res., $325.
GLAUCOMA 2000 SYMPOSIUM
The Glaucoma Foundation sponsors day-long conference on the management & treatment of glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness, reg. at 9; Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Union Sq. E. (14th St.), 651-2503; 10-4:30, $30 incl. breakfast & lunch.
HOMEOPATHY FOR TREATING CHRONIC ILLNESSES
Dr. Ramakrishnan on treating cancer & heart disease; NY Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 7:30, $15.
how to break into broadcasting
WPLJ morning host Todd Pettengill offers tips on finding that perfect job; School of Physical City, 55 E. 25th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 371-0280 ext. 4122; 6:30-9, $29-$49.
PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE 2000
Three days of free playreadings with panels & workshops presented by Pen & Brush; 16 E. 10th St. (betw. 5th Ave. & University Pl.), 969-0248; call for times, $150.
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.
Learn beginner/intermediate techniques of planting & caring for bonsai culture?bring tools; Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433 or www.bbg.org; Sat. 10-3:30, $88.
GET UP & GARDEN
Monthly talk & demonstration. Today, learn about usage & placement of ornaments in your garden during "Garden Ornaments" workshop at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8773; call for times, free w/grounds adm.
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].
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, free.
DECIDING TO HAVE A BABY...OR NOT
Explore the pros & cons of starting a family; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 11-3:30, $45.
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.; 3-4:30, free.
MASTERPIECES OF JAPANESE ART
Columbia Univ.'s Miyeko Murase gives lecture on The Mary Griggs Burke exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3710; 3, free.
Yale University's Michael Denning speaks on the transformation of American culture & the arts; Winston Unity Aud., 235 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 924-2338; 2, free.
WOMEN'S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
Day of lectures, seminars, screenings & exhibits at 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 9:30-4:30, $20-$50.
THE DRUM AS MYTH, THE DRUM AS SYMBOL
New School's Chris Johnson gives talk, part of New School's Jazz Faculty Series at Performance Space, 55 W. 13th St., 5th Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5896; 6, free.
LA VIDA LOCA
Art commentator Edward Rubin gives illustrated lecture on "The Life of the Artist in Cuba" at Cooper Union, Engineering Bldg., Wollman Aud., 51 Astor Pl. (3rd Ave.), 353-4158; 7, free.
PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE MOMENT
First in series of three open forum discussions. Today, talk about the meaning of photography & it's effects on culture; NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. (Central Pk. W.), 539-3945; 7, free.
The Israel America Foundation sponsors symposium at Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), 869-9477; 2, free.
FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS
Free seminar on buying your first home, EAB sponsors; 1107 B'way (24th St.), 800-322-6527; 6:30-9, free [repeats 4/12].
Arnold J. Smith hosts lecture with vocalist, Rosanna Vitro at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5690; 7:45, $25.
MARILYN MONROE: CULTURALIZATION
The 92nd St. Y hosts the "Marilyn" phenomenon discussion at Caspary Aud. at Rockefeller Univ., 1230 York Ave. (67th St.), 996-1100; 8, $20.
NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Author Ric Burns gives illustrated talk & shows clips from PBS special, book signing follows; CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 817-8215; 6:30-8:30, free.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LECTURE SERIES
Rosemary Pipitone demonstrates "Hand Coloring Photographs," part of The New Century Artist's Gallery weekly series, 168 Mercer St. (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 431-5353; 6:30-8:30, $35.
PRESS FREEDOM CONFERENCE
Discuss journalism, democracy & media activism during workshops at Fordham Univ., 140 W. 62nd St. (betw. Columbus & Amsterdam Aves.), 718-817-4998 or www.sevenstories.com; 9-5, free [repeats 4/12 at 9, $15].