TODAY LAUREL BIPOLAR DISORDER 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.

DEPRESSION-BIPOLAR DISORDER, support group sponsored by the Depression Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 7-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month, Oseh Shalom Synagogue, Room 6, 7250 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-317-6090.

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.

KIDNEY DISEASE SUPPORT, for people with polycystic kidney disease, nephrologists teach how to manage the condition. Sponsored by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. 4-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. Call Judy Bowen, 202-324-3356.

CLINTON LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, support and information for those with lupus and for their families, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation. 10:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-292-2972.

LAUREL FIRST-AID COURSE, for adults, concentrating on the critical first five minutes of care following an injury or accident. Taught under guidelines of the American Safety and Health Institute and approved by Maryland for regulated child-care providers. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. $35, includes textbooks. Preregistration required. 301-497-7917.

SUNDAY DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, a self-help, 12-step program, for those 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.

CLINTON CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, attend one night a 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, learn about managing eating habits and exercise 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.

CLINTON BREAST CANCER, support group for those recovering from or currently coping with breast cancer; sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 7:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4278.

TUESDAY

BOWIE ALS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their families, sponsored by the National Capital Area Chapter, ALS Association. 7-9 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. Free; preregistration required. 301-978-9855.

LAUREL PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, 10:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-7914.

BELTSVILLE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for children ages 6-16 who have lost a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m. 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.

CLINTON PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

BLADENSBURG LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, Bladensburg Visitors Center, 4317 Edmonston Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-1457.

WEDNESDAY

FUTURE EVENTS

BOWIE ALS SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by the National Capital Area Chapter, ALS Association. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12, Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. Free; preregistration required. 301-978-9855.

FORESTVILLE MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitorings, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Mothers are encouraged to bring youngsters in strollers. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 13 and the first and third Wednesdays of each month, Forest Village Park Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register in Mall Center Court. 301-877-5700.

LANDOVER GRIEF SEMINAR, for those who have experienced a recent loss, a discussion about the grief process and strategies for coping. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8724 Spectrum Dr., Landover. Free; preregistration required. 301-499-4500.

CLINTON ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT, group meeting for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease. Health-care professionals discuss strategies for coping. 5-6 p.m. Nov. 14 and the second Thursday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

MATERNITY CENTER TOUR, for expectant parents and family members, tour the labor, delivery and recovery rooms. 6:15 p.m. Nov. 14 and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4750.

WALK AND BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, for adults, sponsored by Providence Hospital Wellness Institute. Mall walking, 7-9 a.m.; blood pressure screenings, 8-9 a.m., Nov. 14 and the second Thursday of each month, Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville. Walk, free; screenings, free with insurance card and photo; those without insurance, $20. 202-269-7048.

BELTSVILLE GRIEF WORKSHOP, for those grieving the loss of a loved one, counselors offer coping strategies. Sponsored by the Hospices of the National Capital Region. 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 16, Hospice of Prince George's County, 11700 Beltsville Rd., Suite 100, Beltsville. Free; preregistration required. 800-255-3042.

PERINATAL LOSS SUPPORT, for parents who have lost a child because of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 19 and the third Tuesday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. 301-877-4360.

-- Barbara Hinton