TODAY

MALL WALKERS, supervised walking with free blood pressure monitoring; mothers 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.

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.

BIPOLAR DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-490-7140.

ALS SUPPORT GROUP, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients, family members 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

SENIOR EXERCISE, chair exercises and strength training for people 60 and older. 10 a.m. Fridays and Mondays, Langley Park Senior Center, 1500 Merrimac Dr., Langley Park. Free. 301-408-4343.

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.

SUNDAY

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

MONDAY

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE, for people 55 and older, exercises designed to increase range of motion, flexibility and stamina. Participants must be able to walk independently or with an assisting device and be able to transfer to a straight-backed chair. 11:15 a.m.-noon., Camp Springs Senior Center, 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. Monthly fee, $5. 301-449-0490.

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

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP, 10:30 a.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-7914.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY, for ages 60 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.

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. Tuesday and the second Tuesday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-4456.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT, for survivors and their families. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and the second Tuesday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

FUTURE EVENTS

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS, sponsored by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 17 and the third Saturday of each month, at selected Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services 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. Dec. 17 and the third Saturday of each month, Colony South Hotel and Conference Center, parking lot, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free; registration required. 301-877-5741.

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP, for people with lupus and their families, sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Library, 7503 Surratts Rd., Clinton. Free. 301-877-5700.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT, sponsored by Prince George's Hospital Center. 6 p.m. Dec. 20 and the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 1701 McCormick Dr., Landover. Free. 301-883-3525.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN