TODAY

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

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, for families and caregivers of Alzheimer's disease patients, health care professionals discuss coping strategies. 5-6 p.m. 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, a tour of the labor, delivery and recovery rooms. 6:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4750.

LAUREL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, support 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

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

SATURDAY

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING, for those 40 and older who are not under the care of a urologist, physical exams and PSA blood tests by urologists. 8-11 a.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center, second-floor lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-877-5700.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP, meetings for family caregivers of adults. 10:30 a.m. to noon, the second Saturday of each month. Gilmore Center, 608 Largo Rd., Largo. Free. 301-292-9585.

MONDAY

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with mental illness, their friends and families, sponsored by Prince George's County Department of Aging and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Prince George's County chapter. 1-3 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Bowie Senior Center, music room, 14900 Healthcare Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-322-1900.

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.

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

FORESTVILLE MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring; mothers are encouraged to bring youngsters in strollers. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays, Forest Village Park Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register in the mall's Center Court. 301-877-5700.

TUESDAY

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.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for 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.

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.

WEDNESDAY

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

FUTURE EVENTS

LANHAM BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, for adults who have lost a loved one. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 and the first and third Thursday of each month, Doctors Community Hospital, Room 404-B, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free. 703-538-2044 or 800-255-3042.

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. Sept. 19 and the third Monday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4278.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for ages 6-16 who have lost a loved one. 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Hospice of Prince George's County, 11700 Beltsville Rd., Suite 100, Beltsville. Free; registration required. 301-572-2489.

GREENBELT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT, for widows and widowers or for those grieving the loss of a partner, led by trained volunteers from Patuxent Widowed Persons Service, sponsored by AARP. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 28. Greenbelt Community Center, 25 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Free; reservations required. 301-441-8943.

POSITIVE PARENTING CLASSES, aimed at strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 24 through Dec. 10, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; reservations required. Call Karen Newsome at 301-909-2318.

DIABETES FOOT CARE SEMINAR, podiatrist Michael Frank discusses symptoms and treatments. 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 30, Southern Maryland Regional Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. Refreshments served. 301-877-5560.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN