an american grand tour
Lecture series on classical tradition highlights four cities. This week: Mr. Norman Askins & Classicism in 20th-century Atlanta; Sotheby's Institute of Art, 1334 York Ave. (72nd St.), 212-894-1111; 6, $25.
complementary & alternative healing & cancer Care
Physicians from Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Columbia University participate; Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-822-7273, res. req., call for time & price.
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].
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.), #305, 212-362-7214; 5:30-7.
Gardens stay open late in summer. Seasonal events incl. gardening programs with Laurel Rimmer, world nature music, movement workshops (tai chi) & landscape improv (writing & sketching); Wave Hill, W. 249th St. (Independence Ave.), 718-549-3200 for times & prices.
HOW TO SELL YOUR IDEA TO TV
Executive producer of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Mike Davies, shares secrets & predictions; RSVP 212-371-0280 ext.503 for location; 6:30, $34-$49.
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.
This week's topic: "Developing Personal Resilience"; St. Jean Baptiste Church Parish Center, E. 76th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-949-9300; 6, contrib.
adult craft workshop
Cinematographer/fine art photographer Dave Knox leads Polaroid art workshop; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; 6:30, free.
global cities/urban crisis
"New York Marxist School's 22nd Annual Intensive Summer School" kicks off with Ellen Braune & discussion on media/pop culture's world view; Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), RSVP 212-242-4201 for full schedule, times & prices.
perfectly preserved flowers
Learn pressuring, glycerin treatment, microwaving & many more ways to save them; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext.216; 10, $69-$77.
organize your finances now!
On the table are brokerage vs. cash accounts, power of attorney & insurance policies; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-996-1100; 6:30-9, $50.
understanding & coping with stresses of caregiving
NYC Alzheimer's Association chapter sponosors workshops for adult children & spouses/siblings at 360 Lexington Ave. (betw. 40th & 41st Sts.), RSVP 212-983-0700; 6, free.
the inevitability of death
Brace yourself for reality spiritually & legally; The Workman's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), RSVP 212-869-9477; 2, call for price.
Arnold Jay Smith's weekly lecture series feat. guest performers/speakers?this week Connie Crothers; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-229-5690; 7:45, $20.
stop the insanity
Susan Powter's back & this time Uncle Fester's playin' for keeps; The Seminar Center, 212-655-0077 for location; 6:30, $32-$39.