BREAST CANCER: TODAY'S CHOICES, TOMORROW'S CHANCES FOR A CURE
American-Italian Cancer Foundation sponsors discussion with health care professionals on current treatment & it's future, free bar after; Waldorf Astoria, Empire Room, 301 Park Ave. (49th & 50th Sts.), rsvp 209-6800; 5-7, free.
challenges to democracy in southern africa: a view from nambia
Prime Minister Hage G. Geingob lectures at the New School, Orozoco room, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), rsvp 212-229-5580; 6.
THE COLLAPSE & REVIVAL OF AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Harvard professor of Public Policy Robert Putnam speaks about his new book Bowling Alone & loss of community; The New School's Swayduck Auditorium, 65 5th Ave. (betw. 13th & 14th Sts.), rsvp 212-989-0633; 8:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 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.
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].
JUDY GOLD INTERVIEWS CHARLES GRODIN
Whether you fell in love with Grodin via the Muppets, his cable show or Rosemary's Baby, let him know how deeply that love runs tonight; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 8-10, $20.
lesbian herstory archives anniversary slide show
Members of Herstory's committee offer slides & commentary on their 25th birthday; Bluestockings, 172 Aleen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028, 7, 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; 202-326-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info [through 6/9].
Heather Boushey & Dawn Sanders host bash for new reader Political Economy & Contemporary Capitalism; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-242-4201; 7:30, $6.
BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURES
Informal lectures on modern art?repeat from last Tuesday feat. 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.
CONVERSATION WITH LOUISE LASSER
In tandem with marathon screening of her 70s cult hit Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Lasser speaks & takes questions from audience; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-621-6600; 6.
CYBERGRANNY SURFS THE NET
Comic strip style presentation for computer illiterate seniors; Science, Industry & Business Library of the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 212-592-7000; 5:30-7, free.
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY & WOMEN WAGING PEACE
Roundtable discussion is continuation from Beijing with women leaders "from 7 regions of violent conflict" feat. Queen Noor of Jordan & Ambassador Richard Holbrooke; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 5-6:30, $20.
RUSS SMITH SPEAKS
MUGGER waxes poetic on McCain, Manhattan, the next Manchurian candidate & more at this New York Young Republican Club meeting; Source of Life Conference Center, 22 W. 34th St., 5th fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-460-5624; 7:30-9:30 p.m. $8.
Kicks off June events with swing dance & special birthday party feat. west coast instructor Michael Norris; 39 W. 19th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), call for complete schedule, price & times 212-807-0802.
LANDSCAPES OF LOSS
Prof. Matthew McKelway talks about screens of Itsukushima & Yoshino from Mary Griggs Burke Collection; Metropolitan Museum of Art's Grace Rainey Rogers Aud., 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.
introduction to multimedia technology
Crash course for beginners on creating websites, CD-ROMS & videos; Harvest Works, 596 B'way, #602 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-431-1130; 12-3, $50.
Lynching In The Larger CULtural context
As a companion to the Without Sanctuary exhibition, several authors/professors comment on lynching in American culture; New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 212-873-3400; 2, free w/mus. adm.
women & money
Learn how to plan for retirement & take charge of your finances; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 10:30, $60.
end of life issues: a frank discussion about treatment options & hospice care in advanced alzheimer's disease
Chief of Geriatrics at St. Vincent's Dr. Judith Ahronheim & RN from Jacob Perlow Hospice discuss options when patient stops eating; Chapter Office, 360 Lexington Ave., 5th fl (betw. 40th & 41st Sts.), rsvp 212-983-0700; 6-7:30, free.
evenings of christian meditation in the celtic tradition
"Find your inner refuge" or wish you could at this gathering; The Studio, 1st Ave. (82nd St.), 212-472-9642; 7-9, $20.
how to become a successful entrepreneur with designer Eileen fisher
She won't offer you a job but she'll tell you how she got hers; the Learning Annex; 212-371-0280 for location & reg.; 6:30-9, $29-$49.
Informal lectures on modern art?this week, James Latham on "Filming the Family"; 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 6/15].
GAY & LESBIAN TRADE BOOK PUBLISHING
Part of continuing series on independent book biz for writers & publishers; Small Press Center, 20 W. 44th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-764-7021; 5:30, $30.
LEARN THE ART OF GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Stroll through the garden & let professional horticultural photographer Alan Detrick show you how to capture it; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 8:30-4:30, $193 [repeats 6/14].
Series about women jazz instrumentalists: this week is saxophonist/composer/professor Jane Ira Bloom on jazz education; New School, 100 Greenwich Ave. (betw. 12th & 13th Sts.), 212-969-8756; 7:45-9:30, call for price.
MARKETING TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT
"Work Talk" lecture by writer & coach Sandra Lotz Fisher; St. Jean Baptiste Church Parish Center, E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-949-9300; 6, contrib.
TUESDAY EVENING HOUR
Photographer & confirmed Manhattanphile Kay Simmon Blumberg offers "Nature on 6th Avenue" slide show; 310 Greenwich St. (Independence Plaza), 718-388-2835; 6:30, contrib.
WOMEN & INVESTING
Arline Segal offers tips at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. (34th St.), 212-817-2005; 6.