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.), #205, 212-874-7372; 5:30-7.
Laurel Rimmer offers info & advice on home gardening. Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 6:30, free [through 8/30].
Mind aid Conference
Psychology Today & Journal of Mind & Behavior magazines sponsor discussion between PhD's & MDs on pros & cons of modern psychiatry; Fashion Institute of Technology, Haft Aud., 7th Ave. (27th St.), rsvp 212-594-1404; 9:00 a.m., call for prices & sessions.
New York Academy of Medicine hosts round table on controversies surrounding treatment of & screenings for prostate cancer; New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-822-7273; 6, free.
The River Indians: First People of HuDSOn valley
Anthropologist Robert Grument discusses history of first Native Americans in area incl. their clash with colonial settlers; American Museum of Natural History, 79th St. (Central Pk. W.), 212-769-5200; 7:30, $12, $10 st./s.c.
JULIE TAYLOR IN CONVERSATION W/PETER JENNINGS
Jennings interviews Taylor about her accomplishments on Broadway & in film (Titus); 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 8, $20.
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
Informal lectures on modern art?repeat from last Tuesday feat. Maura Reilly on "Making Choices: Women Artists, 1920-1960"; Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9781; 12:30, $5.
EDITH WHARTON IN NY, NEWPORT & PARIS
Author David Garrard Lowe gives presentation on life of American author Edith Wharton, who was among a handful of female writers to make all those "100 greatest books" of 1900s & 20th-century lists; Beaux Arts Alliance, 115 E. 74th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), rsvp 212-639-9120; 4, $20.
WHAT YOU NEVER LEARNED IN ART SCHOOL
Professor Newton Meyers of Pratt Institute discusses how to alter those doors of perception without drugs; Nexus Gallery, 345 E. 12th st. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-82-5085; 7:30, $20.
WHY WHAT YOU'VE GOT IS NEVER ENOUGH
Workshop offers those 45-65 years old suggestions on how to get their life back together; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 6:30, $25.
THE OTHER HOLLYWOOD
UCLA professor of history & architecture lectures on la-la land & modernist design; Metropolitan Museum of Art's Uris Center Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3710; 6, free.
WOMEN 2000: GENDER EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT & PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Nick-named "Beijing+5," conference continues to examine findings presented by a UN session at the 1995 World Conference on Women. Highlights incl. "NGO Welcome Gathering" [2-5]; "Symposium on Future Directions for Women's Human Rights" [Sun. 12-6]; "Focus on Women's Health Around the World," [6/7, 9-5:30]; 202-326-6767 or email@example.com for info & prices [through 6/9].
STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 212-674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.
birthday tribute to alexander pushkin
President of Chicago's Alexander Pushkin Foundation, actor/activist Vinie Burrows & others give him one to grow on; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-4201; 1, $6.
EXCAVATING THE ARCHIVE: NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF MEMORY
Designers, scientists, artists & new media connoisseurs gather to discuss & evaluate the state of digital technology, digital archiving, storage techniques & retrieving data; New School's Swayduck Aud., 65 5th Ave. (betw. 13th & 14th Sts.), 212-229-8908; 9:30-6, free.
GLASS BLOWING WORKSHOP AT URBAN GLASS
Japan Society sponsors demonstration by artists on glass blowing techniques for beginners; Urban Glass, 647 Fulton St., Bklyn., 718-625-3685, ext.0; 11, $40.
presenting yourself in person
Part of continuing series in job skills seminars; Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave. (betw. 39th & 40th Sts.), 212-340-0934; 11, free.
Learn how to tell employers, friends, family & lovers "no" & occasionally "fuck off"; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 10:30, $80.
Learn about extra features on your kitchen appliances plus how you really hold a pair of chopsticks in this interactive sex toy/game class for beginners & "experts" alike; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 212-375-1701; 8, $25.
MODERNISM COMES TO AMERICA
J. Stewart Johnson, design & architecture consultant to the MET, talks modernism; Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3710; 3, free.
GETTING UNSTUCK: PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGING OLD PATTERNS
Get help with setting goals & making them a reality; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 6:30, $50.
LESBIAN SEX SECRETS FOR MEN WITH JAMIE GODDARD
Authors of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men offer pointers plus tell how to ask for what you need; Learning Annex at High School of Art & Design, 1075 2nd Ave. (57th St.), rsvp 212-371-0280 ext.947A; 6:30-9, $24-$39.
WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT WORTH?
Don't have enough hard drugs/pretty young men to buy your way onto Antiques Road Show? Bring one "small" objet down for Eric Albert of Sotheby's & Josh Evans of Leland Auctions to appraise; New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 212-873-3400, ext.232, res. req.; 6:30, free.
TIME CYCLES & THE KABBALISTIC VIEW OF REINCARNATION
Rabbi Asher Crispe of Jerusalem Torah Institute for Women breaks it down; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 212-334-5212; 7:30, $5.
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, Deborah Goldberg on "New York Salon"; Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9781; 12:30, $5 [repeats 6/8].
CAREER MAPPING FOR ADULTS WITH ADD
Psychologist Raizi Janus offers advice, the Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group sponsors; West End Collegiate Church, 245 W. 77th St. (West End Ave.), 914-378-3295; 6, free.
You can never know too many?female oral pleasure workshop open to all genders & orientations, but only one level of maturity; Toys in Babeland, 94 Rivington St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 212-375-1701; 8, $10-$25.
First in series about women jazz instrumentalists is pianist/composer/author Ursel Schlicht on the perception of women in jazz; New School, 100 Greenwich Ave. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 212-969-8756; 7:45-9, call for price.
NEw York'S WORLD FAIRS
Tuesday Evening Hour & Allan Roberts encourages everyone to bring souvenirs from 1939 & 1964 extravaganzas; 310 Greenwich St. (Independence Plaza), 718-388-2835; 6:30, $2.
QUICKIE STRESS REDUCTION
The first ever to completely satisfy; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 6, $25.
SO YOU ARE GIVING A SPEECH
"Multi-award winning speech writer" Peter Haas shows you how; Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 212-592-7000; 5:30, free.