the educational alliance art center, 197 East Broadway, 212-780-2300, x463: May 14-“Getting Stoned: the Tao of Sculpting,” 3:30-5:30 p.m., free with reservation.

Fashion Institute of technology, 7th Ave. at 27th St., 212-217-7642: Through June 20-“Tools of the Trade for the Artist,” a series of seminars and workshops tailored for all levels of artists who want to take charge of their careers, seminars, $25, package of three seminars and one workshop, $85.

new york university Kimmel center, 60 Washington Square South, 212-998-2400: May 10-“Mediating Anne Frank: A Colloquium,” a series of presentations on Frank’s diary and the various meditations it has inspired, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free with reservation by calling 212-998-3759.

nypd downtown center, Conference Room, 104 Washington St., 212-475-3394: Auto Free New York: May 24-“Personal Rapid Transit – Reducing Car Dependence in New Jersey,” 6-8 p.m., free.

SOHO PHOTO, 15 White St., 212-226-8571: Park West Camera Club hosts monthly slide lectures by well known photographers, call for further information.

TOASTMASTERS CLUB, 125 Worth St., 3rd Fl., 782-4850: 2nd & 4th Tue. of every month– “Strengthen & Enhance” presentations, leadership & listening skills, other hidden speaking talents & thinking quickly on your feet, 6-7:30 p.m., please call for more info.