TODAY

MALL WALKERS, supervised, all-weather walking with free blood pressure monitoring; children in strollers are welcome. Sponsored by the Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 8-9:30 a.m. weekdays, the Centre at Forestville, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register at the mall's Center Court. 301-877-5700.

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

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT, 5-6 p.m. today and the second Thursday of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients and their relatives and friends, sponsored by the ALS Association. 7-9 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-978-9855 or www.ALSinfo.org.

Friday

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, for people 55 and older. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-809-2300 or www.bowieseniorcenter.org.

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SEMINAR, for people 60 and older, a discussion about the syndrome and its diagnosis and treatment. 11 a.m.-noon, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

LAUREL AL-ANON MEETING, for friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

Saturday

5K WALK AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR, representatives of autism service providers, information brochures, a moon bounce, arts and crafts and jugglers; sponsored by Cure Autism Now. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; check-in for walk, 8 a.m.; walk, 9:30-11:30 a.m. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover. Free; donations accepted; registration required. 888-828-8476 or www.walknow.org.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, sponsored by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at selected Prince George's County Fire/EMS Stations. Free. Call your local station or 301-583-2200.

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECKS, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, parking lot, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. Held on the third Saturday of each month. 301-877-5741.

Sunday

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for patients and family members, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

Monday

LAUREL NAR-ANON MEETING, for friends and relatives of substance abusers. 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-497-7914.

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

Wednesday

STOP-SMOKING PROGRAM, 10-11 a.m., Prince George's Hospital Center, 3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly. Free; registration required. 301-618-6363.

Future Events

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT, modifying diet and exercise. 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 and the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, fourth-floor lobby, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4558.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, Zeida Morris of the American Cancer Society discusses breast self-examinations and early detection; includes a question-and-answer session. 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Laurel Regional Hospital, J. R. Jones Conference Room, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; reservations suggested. 301-497-7914.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE PROGRAM, activities that improve endurance, joint mobility and body mechanics; participants must be able to walk independently or with a device or to transfer to a straight chair from a wheelchair. 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Oct. 27-Dec. 15, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. The 14-class program is $25; single session, $3. Registration required. 301-497-7914.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN