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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.), rm. 205, 874-7372; 5:30-7.

INFANTICIDE: THOUGHTS, THEORIES & QUESTIONS
Margaret Spinelli, authority on mothers who kill their children discusses phenomena of maternal infanticide; Barnard Hall, 3009 B'way (betw. W. 117th St. & B'way), 854-2037; 5:30-7, free.

KATHAK WORKSHOP
Sandhya Desai instructs dance workshop at Lotus Fine Arts Center, 109 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 627-1076; 7:30-9, $25 [repeats 10/21, 10/22 & 10/23].

NATURAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Need more energy? Learn how to rejuvenate, detox & cleanse your body through food & herbs; NY Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527 ext.103; 7:45, free.

Thursday 10/21


GOTHAM WRITER'S WORKSHOP
Jason Greiff instructs "Characterization in Screenwriting" at Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free.

STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP
Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), 674-3778; 7:30-9:30, $3 contrib.

CHRISTIAN WITKIN
Photographer whose work has appeared in Interview, Vanity Fair & Vogue speaks at The Camera Club of NY, 853 B'way (14th St.), 260-7077; 7, $3.

Friday 10/22


MAKING YOUR HOME AN AROMATIC SANCTUARY
Learn to lift your mood & increase your energy through aromatic candles, mists & diffusers; NY Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527 ext.103; 7-10, $35.

Saturday 10/23


GS IMPROV
Greg Sullivan's comedy improv workshop for amateurs; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 501-2905; 12-3, $7 [through 12/11].

NEW EUROPE/NEW IDEAS
BAM & The New School addresses issues that New Europe '99 raised. Panels incl. "The New Europe Citizen" (Sat. at 11), "Ten Years After the Wall: A Focus on Eastern & Central Europe, 1989-1999" (Sat. at 2), "Melting Pot or Cultural Diversity: The American & European View of a Pluralistic Society" (Sat. at 4) & "Putting It Into Practice: Creating Performances for Unconventional Audiences" (Sun. at 1); BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn; New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.); 229-5488 for info; $5.

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP
NYU professor, Marilyn Horowitz leads monthly workshop about turning your dreams into screenplays?price incl. lunch; 60 W. 71st St., Su. 1B (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Pk. W.), rsvp 496-9631; 12:30-6, $95 [through 12/11].

WORLD WIDE WEB
New York Public Library hosts "Introduction to the World Wide Web" workshop, limited to 8 participants; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0618; 10:30, free [through 10/30].

Sunday 10/24


BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS
Learn history of & how to care for your plant?bring lunch; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8747; 10-2:30, $69.

HEALING DEPRESSION
Learn spiritual & holistic approaches incl. meditation techniques, yoga & utilization of herbs; Open Center, 83 Spring St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.), 219-2527; 10:30-6, $105.

LEARNING TO TALK AND LISTEN
Workshop designed to help people deal with everyday life situations using the basic skills of improvisation; Performance of a Lifetime, 588 B'way, Su. 403 (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), res. req. 343-2884, 4:30-6, free.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Letha Hadady instructs day-long workshop at China Institute, 125 E. 65th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 744-8181; 10-4, $100.

Monday 10/25


DANCE WORKSHOPS
Flamenco with Andrea Del Conte (6-7:30) & Middle Eastern with Nadia Moussa (7:30-8:45); Lotus Fine Arts Center, 109 W. 27th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 627-1076; $25 & $20 [through 11/8 & 11/22, respectively].

GS IMPROV
Greg Sullivan's comedy improv workshop for experienced students; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 501-2905; 8-10:30, $10 [through 12/13].

LONG POEM WORKSHOP
Weekly workshop for select applicants, hosted by poet who's written for Crazyhorse; 26 E. 63rd St., (Madison), rsvp 421-8875; 8-10, call for price.

THREE TRADITIONS OF HEALING
Susan Weed explores scientific, heroic & wise woman variations of healing; Sufi Books, 227 W. B'way (betw. Franklin & White Sts.), 334-5212; 7:30-10, $20-$40.

Tuesday 10/26


ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
ADD Action Group's monthly meeting addresses non-medical treatment of Dyslexia, Autism & other "diseases;" Manhattan Neighborhood Network, 537 W. 59th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), res. req. 769-2457, 7-9, free.

BOOKS: LICENSE TO TELL?
Author's Guild & HBO sponsor panel with New York Magazine's Michael Wolff, attorney Martin Garbus & Candace Bushnell, author of Sex in the City; Center for Communication, 271 Madison Ave., 15th Fl. (betw. 40th & 41st Sts.), 686-5005, res. req.; 6-8, $10.

HUMAN SEXUALITY?DOES IT GET BETTER OR WORSE?
NYU Professor Dr. Ruth Westheimer addresses sexuality issues that aging adults face; The New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5488; 6, $5.

VERBAL FREE-FORM MEDITATION
Seminar pertaining to anxiety, insecurity, fear & violence, monitored by Michael Beckett; Source of Life Center, 22 W. 34th St., 5th Fl. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), rsvp 330-6587; 7:30-10, $10.

WORK TALK
Tony Alivez hosts motivational lecture, "How To Stay Focused When Your Future Looks Fuzzy" at St. Jean's High School, 175 E. 75th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 949-9300; 6-8:30, $10 contrib.

WORLD WIDE WEB
New York Public Library hosts "Introduction to the World Wide Web" workshop, limited to 8 participants; Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0618; 10:30, free [through 10/26].

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