* Movies--11 a.m.: Scenes from the new flick "Pay It Forward" will be shown via streaming video, plus interviews with stars Helen Hunt, Kevin Spacey and "The Sixth Sense" kid Haley Joel Osment. http://events.yahoo.com/entertainment--and--arts
* Sports--11 a.m.: The weekly golfspan.com chat takes on all issues in golfdom. http://espn.go.com/community/chat/index.html
* Books--5 p.m.: Harry Potter's real mom, author J.K. Rowling, chats about her phenomenally successful creation and her latest tome, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." America Online subscribers sign in at keywords: "AOL Live." See Friday for a more public chat with Rowling.
* Books--11 a.m.: Superstar children's author J.K. Rowling chats about the creation of her Harry Potter series. Questions are invited about Harry, the author herself and the upcoming Harry Potter movie. Go to http://www.bn.com, then click on "Chats & Events."
* Cabaret--3 p.m.: Singer/actress Jaymie Meyer, one of the new generation of cabaret performers, gives a concert live from the Kennedy Center in Washington. http://kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium
* Tech--10 a.m.: Get your questions on video hardware ready for host William Ball. http://computingcentral.msn.com/chats
* Comedy--3 p.m.: Several performers take the stage for the Kennedy Center's Celebration of American Humor. http://kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium
* Tech--6 p.m.: For the latest about palmtop technology, tune in to this weekly Webcast hosted by Blake Peterson. http://computingcentral.msn.com/chats
* Country--Noon: A Dwight Yoakam concert recorded in Dallas includes some of his vintage material, such as "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" and "Ain't That Lonely Yet," and songs from his new CD, "Tomorrow's Sounds Today." http://events.yahoo.com/entertainment--and--arts
* Books--4 p.m.: Jane Hamilton, author of "A Map of the World" and "The Book of Ruth," discusses her new novel, "Disobedience." Go to http://www.bn.com, then click on "Chats & Events."
* Sports--7:30 p.m. (approximate): During halftime of the NFL match between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, Denver Bronco running back Terrell Davis will host a chat. http://espn.go.com/community/chat/index.html
* Games--6 p.m.: Everything from cheats to upgrades is fair game for this gaming chat. http://computingcentral.msn.com/chats
* Books--4 p.m.: Author Anne Rice chats about bringing back two of her most famous vampire characters, Lestat and Louis, for the latest of her 21 novels, "Merrick." The vampire duo play a background role to the title character, who is a New Orleans witch. Go to http://www.bn.com, then click on "Chats & Events."
* Health--5 p.m.: Actress/activist Whoopi Goldberg talks about the concerns and issues surrounding breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. America Online subscribers can sign in at keywords: "AOL Live."
--compiled by David Colker