1. The Brooklyn Nets further solidified its lineup Monday with the announced signing of veteran Jerry Stackhouse to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. Stackhouse played 30 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 3.6 points in 9.1 minutes. In other basketball news, after he crashed his 2010 Cadillac Escalade into a telephone pole over the weekend—just days after the New York Knicks signed him to a three-year, $9.5 million contract.
2. Learn about New York City garden plants and animals through hands-on exploration, story time, and garden hunts at this . Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. 1:30 p.m. Free.
3. Looking to broaden your child's cultural horizons? Volunteers from Pratt Institute . Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Ave. 2 p.m. Free.
4. Sensei Beverly again kicks butt at her incorporating self-defense techniques with DJ-spun tunes. Nova Bar Brooklyn, 884 Pacific St. 7 p.m. $15.
5. Alternate side parking rules are in effect.