FREE WILDBIRD GARDEN TREES
Join the National Arbor Day Foundation during the month of July & receive 10 free trees, sent $10 to Wildbird Garden Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.
International scuba diving organization hosts first meeting for potential divers at David Copperfield's, 1394 York Ave. (E. 74th St.), 212-650-1595; 6:30, free.
Poets Society sponsors contest. Submit 21 lines or less for chance to win $1000 to Free Poetry Contest, PMB126, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028 or enter at www.famouspoets.com by July 27. e-mail email@example.com for more info.
POETRY COMPETITION 2000
Religious poetry wanted for The Bards of Burbank competition, $1000 awarded to winner. Submit 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 or enter at www.friendlypoets.com by Aug. 4.
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.].
Monthly potluck for lesbians, gay, bi & transgender vegetarians?bring a vegan dish to share; Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, 1 Little W. 12th St. (Hudson St.), 212-802-8655; 5-7, $5.
WENDY'S SEARCH FOR SIZZLIN' SOUNDS CONTEST
Hamburger chain seeks original songs about hamburger hankerings & odes to the all beef patty, two contest finalists to appear on CBS' Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, winner receives recording session with Wynn Jackson. Hamburger lovers should submit music & lyrics by Aug. 31 to RollingStone.com, att: Sizzlin' Sounds of Hamburgers' Contest, 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite #560, Chicago, IL 60610 or send an MP3 to www.sizzlinsounds.com
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.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
Monthly meeting at MNN, 537 W. 59th St. (Amsterdam & West End Aves.), 212-769-2457, res. req.; 7-9, free.
Organization of Independent Artists hosts patriotic exhibition feat. works by more than 60 artists incorporating xerography, letterpress, mixed media & sculpture; Gallery 402, 19 Hudson St. (betw. Chambers & Reade Sts.), 212-219-9213; 1-5, free [continues Weds.-Fri., through 7/28].