TODAY

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

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.

MONDAY

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.

BOWIE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m., Belair Baptist Church, 2801 Belair Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-249-8088.

CHEVERLY AL-ANON MEETING, support for friends and families of alcoholics. 8 p.m., Prince George's Hospital Center, auditorium, 3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly. Free. 301-618-3858.

TUESDAY

LANDOVER AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES, for adults with arthritis, muscle fatigue or chronic pain, and for adults rehabilitating from surgery, slow-moving swimming pool exercises. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 9, Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. $51; nonresidents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $61. Registration required. 301-583-2400 or www.pgsportsandlearn.com.

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; registration required. 301-572-2489.

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.

FUTURE EVENTS

DIABETES AWARENESS SEMINAR, recent research, treatment options and medications. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6, Prince George's Hospital Center, auditorium, 3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly. Free, registration required. 301-618-6555.

COLLEGE PARK LUPUS SEMINAR, for patients, their families and caregivers, "Living With Lupus," Donald Thomas, a rheumatology specialist, discusses drugs for treating lupus and a choice of one of two workshops on stress management or lupus flare-ups. Also, a continental breakfast and education materials. Sponsored by Lupus Mid-Atlantic. 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 6, Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Ave., College Park. $30; registration required by Saturday. 800-777-0943 or www.lupusmd.org.

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. Nov. 8 and the second Monday of each month, Bowie Senior Center music room, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-277-8844.

SMOKING CESSATION WORKSHOP, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Participants must attend all sessions. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 9-18, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-877-7370.

BOWIE CARDIOVASCULAR SEMINAR, medical specialists discuss ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and talk about advances in treatment. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free; reservations required. 301-809-2300 or www.cityofbowie.org/links.htm.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, "Recreating Yourself: Accepting How Pain Has Changed Your Life." Bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs for personal comfort; sponsored by Pain Connection, Chronic Pain Outreach Center. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10, Greenbelt Library, 11 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-309-2444. www.pain-connection.org.

SENIORS HEALTH DINNER AND LECTURE, for ages 55 and older, dinner and a discussion of "Taking Care of Your Knees." 3-5 p.m., Nov. 10, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. $1; registration required by Nov. 8. Space is limited. 301-618-2546.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN