TODAY

LAUREL BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-725-4300.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, noon-8 p.m, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Solarium, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

LAUREL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

MATERNITY CENTER TOUR, for expectant parents and family members, tour the labor, delivery and recovery rooms. 6:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4750.

LANDOVER ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Landover. Free; preregistration required. 866-259-0042.

CLINTON STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, for those who have had a stroke and family members, learn about coping strategies from health-care professionals and other stroke patients. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 5-6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. 301-877-4563.

FRIDAY

LAUREL AL-ANON MEETING, support for friends and family of alcoholics. 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-490-7140.

LAUREL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-512-5151 or 410-788-9422.

SATURDAY

LAUREL OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, 9:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

SUITLAND NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 6:30 p.m., Office Building House, 4300 Suitland Rd., Suitland. Free. 202-904-3123.

SUNDAY

DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, a 12-step self-help program for people with an emotional or mental illness and a chemical dependence. 3:30-5 p.m., Greenbelt Step Club, 155 Centerway, Greenbelt. Free. 301-345-5775 or 301-345-0353.

MONDAY

BOWIE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m., Belair Baptist Church, 2801 Belair Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-249-8088.

LAUREL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-317-1391.

CLINTON CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, couples attend one night per week for five weeks. 7-9:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. $65; preregistration required. 301-877-5740.

CLINTON WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, for adults, how to manage eating habits and other behaviors for weight loss. 11 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Monday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4558.

TUESDAY

LAUREL PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, for those with Parkinson's disease and their families, 10:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-7914.

FUTURE EVENTS

KIDNEY DISEASE SUPPORT, nephrologists describe how to best manage polycystic kidney disease. Sponsored by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. 4-5 p.m. Nov. 2 and the first Saturday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. 202-324-3356.

CLINTON LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 and the first and third Saturdays of each month. Colony and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-292-2972.

BELTSVILLE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for children ages 6-16 who have lost a loved one, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Hospice of Prince George's County, 11700 Beltsville Rd., Suite 100, Beltsville. Free; preregistration required. 301-572-2489.

BOWIE ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, 6 p.m. Nov. 6 and the first Wednesday of each month, Adult Care Center of Bowie, 3112 Belair Dr., Bowie. Free; preregistration required. 866-259-0042.

FORESTVILLE MALL WALKERS, supervised all-weather walking with free blood-pressure monitorings; mothers are encouraged to bring youngsters in strollers. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 and the first and third Wednesdays of each month, Forest Village Park Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register in the mall's center court. 301-877-5700.

LAUREL FLU SHOTS, for those at risk of serious illness from flu; no appointments. 4-6 p.m. Nov. 6, Laurel Regional Hospital, J. Russell Jones Conference Room, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

-- Barbara Hinton