Free guide from The Financial Advisors Group, 888-747-FREE or www.yourfinancialdoctors.com for info.
FREE INCOME TAX HELP
Assistance by IRS trained volunteers; American Bible Society, 1865 B'way (61st St.), 877-719-2221 to schedule appointment [through 4/17].
HEART OF SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Austin's film festival seeks entries, categories incl. adult/mature, children/family & comedy. Deadline May 15 with $40 submission fee; 800-310-FEST or www.austinfilmfestival for info.
Covenant House Nineline seeks volunteers to help homeless youth & their families; call 727-4031 for info.
Abstract minimalist paintings & sculptures by Amercian & Canadian artists that utilize metal?opening & reception; Roger Smith Gallery, 501 Lexington Ave. (47th St.), 832-8831; 6-8, free [through 4/12].
KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF CUSTOMER SERVICE
One-day seminar; 800-255-4141 for info. & reg., $169.
Dinner & socializing for bisexuals & their supporters; NY Spaces, 131 W. 72nd St. (betw. B'way & Columbus Ave.), 714-7714; 6-8, call for info.
STRESS SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES
Community agencies teach seniors & their supporters about home delivered meals, mental health & transportation; Kip's Bay Borders, 576 2nd Ave. (32nd St.), 685-3938; 4-7, free.
the ART OF INTIMATE RELATING
Three days of presentations & workshops on relationships, emotional dramas & freedom vs. closeness; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 802-387-8728 or 334-5212; 7-9, call for price [repeats Sat. & Sun. 10-5].
ARTHRITIS SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly meeting at Cabrini Medical Center, 227 E. 19th St., rm. 335 (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 995-7017; 10 a.m., free.
IDES OF MARCH
Multimedia collaboration of video projects, installations, sculpture & paintings?70 artists on four floors; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 254-3697 or www.abcnorio.org; call for times & price [through 3/24].
STEVE MADDEN SALE
Annual winter clearance, now until March 31; Three locations: 150 E. 86th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 426-0538; 540 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 343-1800; 2315 B'way (84th St.), 799-4221.
SINGLES UPBEAT SOIREE
Introductions, buffet, conversation & drinks; Penthouse at Sutton Pl. Suites, 300 E. 58th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 718-875-3878 res. req.; 9:30, $38 [repeats Sat.].
BRIDAL STYLE NEW YORK
Bridal show & fair; The Hotel Inter-Continental, Lexington Ave. (48th St.), 906-3124; 12-4, $20/bride, $30/couple.
CLEAN YOUR CLOSET WEEK
Firm that provides clothing to low income women seeking employment, Arthur Andersen, needs interview-appropriate clothes, donate & receive free tax tips on receipts, deductibles, benefits, etc.; 545-DSNY or www.dressforsuccess.org for info. [through 3/25].
NY BOTANICAL GARDEN OPEN HOUSE
Free mini-classes, demonstrations & lectures for their Continuing Education program; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 11-4, free w/grounds adm.
NYC RECORD & CD COLLECTORS EXPO
New, used & collectable CDs, LPs & tapes; Embassy Ballrooms, Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 973-773-6067; 10-4, $6.
2001: TAKING BACK OUR CITY
Green Party, Same Boat Coalition, Labor Party & Unity Party hold strategy conference for 2001 city council races; 101 6th Ave., 9th Fl. (Canal St.), 894-8083; 10-4, $5.
Month-long wine samplings. Today, Gotham Bar & Grill's Michael Greenlee & "Red Wines of Spain," part of Sommelier Series at 33 Union Sq. W. (betw. 16th & 17th Sts.), 675-8100; 2-6, free.
ASTHMA DAY 2000
Free lectures on the treatment of asthma with Chinese herbs, acupuncture & nutrition, sponsored by the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 915 B'way, 3rd Fl. (21st St.), 982-3456; 1-5.
ISRAELI FOLK DANCING
Annual Purim party with live music & costume contest; Bridge for Dance, 2726 B'way (104th St.), 620-0535; 7, $10, $5 w/costume.
NYC CAMERA SHOW & SALE
New & used cameras, darkroom equipment & accessories; Embassy Ballrooms, Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 973-472-5460; 10-3, $6.
The International Library of Poetry will award $58,000 in prizes. Contest is free, deadline is April. 30; 410-356-2000 or www.poetry.com for info.
FRIENDLY FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP
Moderate & advanced French speakers gather to read & chat every Monday night at The Magic Carpet, 54 Carmine St. (betw. Bedford & Bleecker Sts.), 914-776-7723; 7-9, free.
Day of Jewish celebration with Moroccan buffet, drink & Hasidic New Wave with Frank London & Friends; Puck Bldg., 295 Lafayette St. (Houston St.), rsvp 683-9004; 5:15, $18.