Today 5 BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Noon-8 p.m. Thursdays, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Solarium, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

LANHAM BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, for adults who have lost a loved one. 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month, Doctor's Community Hospital, Room 404-B, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 703-538-2044 or 800-255-3042.

CELIAC DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, for those with celiac disease, their friends and families; discussion of treatment options and coping strategies. 5:30-6:30 p.m. today and the second Wednesday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; preregistration required. 301-877-5700.

LAUREL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, support meeting for drug abusers and their families. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

Friday 6

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

Sunday 8

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

Monday 9

BOWIE HOLISTIC HEALTH SEMINAR, Dottie McCaleb discusses the use of herbs in general health and healing. 7:30-9 p.m., Borders Books & Music, Arts section, 4420 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-262-4536.

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

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

FORESTVILLE MALL WALKERS, for all ages, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring, mothers encouraged to bring youngsters in strollers, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. Monday-Aug. 12, Forest Village Park Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register in Mall Center Court. 301-877-5700.

Tuesday 10

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

CLINTON PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for prostate cancer survivors and their families. 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.

CLINTON EMOTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAM, for adults, learn how to control negative emotions such as anger, anxiety, sadness and depression. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

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

Wednesday 11

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, discussion of "Personality Changes Due to Chronic Pain," sponsored by the Pain Connection Chronic Pain Outreach Center Inc. Bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs for personal comfort. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-309-2444. www.pain-connection.org.

GLENN DALE ADDICTION SUPPORT, for those struggling with chemical addiction, sponsored by Chemically Dependent Anonymous. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. George's Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. Free. 301-369-6556.

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

Thursday 12

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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN