TODAY

BREAST CANCER TEA PARTY, literature about prevention, awareness, diagnosis and treatment options will be distributed by the American Cancer Society; proceeds will benefit cancer research. Sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital. 2:30-5 p.m., Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. $12.95; reservations recommended. 301-856-4500.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS, includes a prostate-specific antigen blood test and a digital exam conducted by a physician specializing in urology. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Doctors Community Hospital, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Free; preregistration required. 301-552-8060.

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP, for those with Parkinson's disease and their families. 7-8 p.m., Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Room 1, 6513 Queens Chapel Rd., University Park. Free. 301-864-5298 or send e-mail to andrewssh@earthlink.net.

FRIDAY

SENIOR CENTER EXERCISE PROGRAM, for people of all fitness levels, chair exercises, strength training and light cardiovascular activities. 10 a.m. Fridays and Mondays, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

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, the Centre at Forestville, Pennsylvania Avenue and Donnell Drive, Forestville. Free; register in the mall's Center Court. 301-877-5700.

LAUREL BLOOD DRIVE, for healthy people 17 and older, sponsored by the Greenbelt Lions Club and the American Red Cross. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-552-8060.

LAUREL NAR-ANON MEETING, for friends and relatives of substance abusers. 7 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-490-7140.

TUESDAY

SENIOR CENTER EXERCISE PROGRAM, a Holy Cross Hospital instructor leads strength and muscular endurance exercises intended to help with daily living activities and improved flexibility. 11:15 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

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

STOP-SMOKING WORKSHOPS, sponsored by the Dimensions Healthcare System. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel; 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Prince George's Hospital Center, 3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly; and 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Bowie Health Center, 15001 Health Center Dr., Bowie. Free. 301-618-6363.

WEDNESDAY

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP, for friends and relatives of substance abusers. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mary of the Mills School, 106 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel. Free. 301-490-8968.

UPCOMING

LAUREL BABY-SITTING CLASS, for ages 11-18, safety and emergency procedures, infant handling and care, safe and appropriate toys, basic first aid and marketing tips. Participants should bring a bag lunch or snack. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. $20; registration required. Mail the fee to the above address, c/o Public Relations Department, Laurel, Md. 20707; or call 301-497-8736 or 410-792-2413.

MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, for those with mental illness, their friends and families, sponsored by Southern Maryland Hospital Center and the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- Prince George's County chapter. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4456.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, bring pillows, mats, ice or hot packs; sponsored by Pain Connection Chronic Pain Outreach Center. 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Rexford Place, 9885 Greenbelt Rd., Lanham. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, family members and friends, sponsored by the ALS Association. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10, Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. Free. 301-978-9855 or www.ALSinfo.org.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER