doing good salons
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of NYC sponsor discussion on the pros of volunteering; Housing Works; 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), RSVP 212-686-2042, ext.268; 6:30-8.
Laurel Rimmer offers tips & advice on home gardening; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 6:30, free [through 8/30].
headaches: causes, symptoms & natural solutions
Wellness Education Foundation sponsors workshop with Louis A. Kessel; Borders Books, 576 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), 212-685-3938; 7, 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.), #205, 212-874-7372; 5:30-7.
The REVEREND billy and the church of stop shopping
Billy leaves his post at the Times Square Disney store to lecture on efforts to resist consumerism; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-229-5690; 7, $5.
STARTING & MANAGING A BUSINESS SEMINAR
Host of the "Ron Thomas Small Business Forum" radio show gives advice; 212-689-5214 for location; 6:10, $25-$35.
understanding children's feelings about divorce
Learn how to help them make that transition as much as possible with this two-parter; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 8-10, $40.
Vogue sponsors talk by herbalist/counselor Michael Fallarino on botanical health secrets; RSVP 212-827-6032 for more info; 6.
JAMES VAN PRAAGH
The master discusses suicide, reincarnation, how to recognize spirit signs & the like; The Seminar Center, call 212-665-0077 for more info; 6:30, $39-$49 .
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, "Anatomically Correct;" Museum of Modern Art's Edward John Noble Ed. Center, 18 W. 54th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9781; 12:30, $5.
CHALLENGING HATE RADIO
Steve Rendall of FAIR & NPR's CounterSpin concerned with bigotry not only in Stern & Imis but Rather & Roberts as well; Housing Works, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 212-334-3324; 6:30, free.
Author of Don't Erase Me speaks at CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 212-817-2005; 6:30, free.
PUBLIC TALKS @ THE KITCHEN
Part of series where artists discuss their work. This week: Ann Carlson & "Any Day;" the Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-255-5793; 8.
Actress & cancer survivor presents exercises & diets to help combat effects of illness & chemotherapy; W Hotel, 541 Lexington Ave. (betw. 49th & 50th Sts.), RSVP 877-878-9767; 10 a.m., call for price.
JOHN SINGER SARGENT
Stephanie Herdrich of drawings & prints dept. explores biography of artist in work & life; Metropolitan Museum of Art's Uris Center Auditorium., 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 212-570-3710; 3, free.
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.
annual free qigong introductory class in central park
Ancient art allegedly boosts the immune system, slows down the aging process & reduces anxiety; Central Park, 81st (Central Park W.), 212-343-1541; 10:30 a.m.
HONORING THE courage & spirit of survivors of torture
Listen to survivors of political imprisonment speak about violence they endured, followed by Olympia Dukakis & George Bertenieff performance; CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 212-817-2005; 1.
HOW TO SUCCEED AS A WRITER OR ACTOR
Well first you hold seminars like these for publicity/liquor money; Frederick Douglas Creative Arts Center, 270 W. 96th St. (B'way), 212-864-3375; 2.
a seminar in self-publishing
Day will be divided between beginner & advanced students, Black Women In Publishing sponsor event at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 99 Chambers St. (Greenwich St.), RSVP 718-547-3104 for times & prices.
Learn CPR for first time or take American Red Cross certified class as a refresher course; Sol Goldman YM-YWHA, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-780-0800; 7, $60.
new century: new options for people with parkinson's disease
Conference incl. doctors, patients, family members & caregivers to discuss all aspects of treatment ranging from new techniques & alternative medicine to trained dogs for those with limited mobility; Beth Israel Medical Center's Podell Auditorium, 16th St. (1st Ave.), 212-844-6050; 9.
Tomie Arai shares her experiences as a non-profit printmaker in LA; Lower East Side Print Shop, 59-61 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.), 212-673-5390; 6, free.
fight for your love
Somebody has to! Learn to establish boundaries, address conflicts & snuggle; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 6:30, $60.
HOW TO BUILD AN ENTERTAINMENT BRAND
Michael Dorf gives in the trenches perspective on Knitting Factory; School For The Physical City; 55 E. 25th St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), RSVP 212-371-0280, ext.5028, 6:30, $34-$49.
Arnold Jay Smith's weekly lecture series feat. female instrumentalists. This week: Lenora Zenalai Helm; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-229-5690; 7:45, $20.
MAKING MONEY MAKING MUSIC
Carla Hall gives advice for musicians trying to avoid straight jobs; Learning Center Annex, call 212-371-0280 for location; 6:30, $29-$39.
TUESDAY EVENING HOUR
Film-maker Neil Moran pres. "Along Big Sur;" 310 Greenwich St. (Independence Plaza), 718-388-2835; 6:30, contrib.