TODAY

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

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, coping strategies for families and caregivers. 5-6 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 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

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT FOR SENIORS, for ages 55 and older. 10:30 a.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300 or www.bowieseniors.org.

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; parents 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.

CANCER SEMINAR FOR WOMEN, cosmetologists and estheticians will discuss and demonstrate ways to handle changes to physical appearance during cancer treatments. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. 6:30 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, Ambulatory Care Building, fifth-floor conference room, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free; registration required. 301-552-5199.

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

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.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, for ages 55 and older. Weigh-in, 12:30 p.m.; meeting, 12:45 p.m., Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Annual fee, $20. 301-408-4343.

FUTURE EVENTS

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLASS, 11 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4558.

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, parking lot, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-877-5741.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with lupus and their families, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN