Today

AUTHOR APPEARANCE, pediatrician Lillian Beard presents her book "Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies." 6:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

Friday

ELDERLY CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP, how to make plans for disabled elderly relatives; lunch included. Sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Prince George's County. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Center, 1016 Princess Garden Pkwy., New Carrollton. $10; registration required. 301-277-8844.

Sunday

DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, self-help, 12-step program for people with a 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

CLINTON WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, information on diet and exercise for adults. 11 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4558.

CLINTON CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, expectant parents 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; registration required. 301-877-5740.

BOWIE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, support for drug abusers and their families and friends. 8 p.m., Belair Baptist Church, 2801 Belair Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-249-8088.

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; registration required. 301-497-7914.

CLINTON EMOTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAM, how to control negative emotions. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

Wednesday

HEALTH AND FITNESS FOR SENIORS, tai chi demonstrations, aerobic activities, pool classes, a wellness fair, free health screenings, speakers and a buffet lunch, in observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Hospital Center's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Dept. and the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Colony South Hotel & Fitness Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-877-7370.

LANDOVER HEALTH AND FITNESS EVENT, for seniors. Fitness walk, aqua aerobics, health screenings, vendors and massage therapy, in observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center, Field House, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Free; registration required. 301-773-8881.

Future Events

CLINTON MATERNITY CENTER TOUR, for expectant parents and their family members, a tour of the labor, delivery and recovery rooms. 6:15 p.m., May 27 and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4750.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. 6:30 p.m. May 27 and the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Landover. Free; registration required. 866-259-0042.

FORESTVILLE MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring; parents are encouraged to bring younger children in strollers. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 7:30-9:30 a.m. June 2 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.

BOWIE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for those with mental illness, their friends and families, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Prince George's County Chapter. 1-3 p.m. June 8 and the second Monday of each month, Bowie Senior Center, Music Room, 14900 Healthcare Dr., Bowie. 301-322-1900.

PROSTATE CANCER GROUP, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 8 and the second Tuesday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7400 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

CLINTON MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for those with mental illness, their friends and families, sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Prince George's County Chapter. 7-9 p.m. June 9 and the second Wednesday of each month, Dyer Health Clinic, 9314 Piscataway Dr., Clinton. Free. 301-322-1900.

-- Compiled by BARBARA HINTON