TODAY

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

HEARING-LOSS SUPPORT, learn about hearing aids and listening-assist device technology; sponsored by Prince George's County Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. 1:30-3:30 p.m., Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-0345.

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

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. today and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4750.

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, support for drug abusers and their families, 7:30 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-512-5151 or 410-788-9422.

SATURDAY

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

KIDNEY DISEASE SUPPORT, for people with polycystic kidney disease, sponsored by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. 4-5 p.m. today and the first and third Saturdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. Call Judy Bowen, 202-324-3356.

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

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. Sundays, 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 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.

EMOTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAM, improve your sense of well-being and relaxation by learning to control emotions. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-672-2620.

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

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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. 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.

FUTURE EVENTS

NORTH BRENTWOOD HEALTH FAIR, medical screenings, information stations, health-related demonstrations, granola bar and fruit giveaways and door prizes. Also, balloons, a clown and face-painting for children. Sponsored by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 22, North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood. Free. 301-352-8983.

BIPOLAR DISORDER SEMINAR, topics including medication, treatment, and the disorder's effect on caregivers. Sponsored by Laurel Regional Hospital, the Mental Health Association of Prince George's County and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. 7-9 p.m. March 25, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-725-4300.

BLADENSBURG LUPUS SUPPORT, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. 7 p.m. March 25 and the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Bladensburg Visitors Center, 4317 Edmonston Rd., Bladensburg. Free. 301-927-1457.

DEPRESSION-BIPOLOR DISORDER SUPPORT, sponsored by the Depression Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 7-8:30 p.m. March 20 and the first and third Thursdays of each month, Oseh Shalom Synagogue, Room 6, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel. Free. 301-317-6090 or 410-695-1062.

OXON HILL BLOODMOBILE, for adult donors. Donations of used eyeglasses and hearing aids also requested. Sponsored by the Oxon Hill-Friendly/Oxon Hill Lions Clubs and the American Red Cross. 2:30-7 p.m. March 24, Oxon Hill Fire Dept., 7600 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-839-2742.

-- Barbara Hinton