Funding for nonprofits: Coventry Health Care of Florida is accepting applications for the 2012 Coventry Community Grant Program that provides financial support to 501(c)(3) organizations. The groups must focus on preventive health matters, health education, disease management, health outreach programs, improving access to health care services or individual/family crisis support services. Application deadline is Monday. For information, visit chcflorida.com.
Real estate resource: Learn to find profitable homes that need renovation, choose and monitor contractors, and sell houses quickly for cash during the Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N Westshore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.
'Queer View Mirror': Gary Luter, professor of theater and speech, alongside University of Tampa honors students, will discuss "Looking at Life Through a Queer View Mirror," 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Vaughn Center Trustees' Room, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.
Adult beginning painting class: Students 16 and older will learn the color wheel, blending and composition in this five-week class starting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hyde Park Art Studio, 702 S Albany Ave. $40, includes most supplies. Call (813) 231-2579.
Jaycees reunion: The Tampa Jaycees from 1960 to 1975 will hold a reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Floridan Palace Hotel, 905 N Florida Ave. Lunch buffet is $35. To reserve, call (813) 985-3601.
Lutz pioneers: The public and descendants and friends of pioneer families who settled in Lutz are invited to the annual Lutz pioneers reunion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the old Lutz school on U.S. 41. Everyone is asked to bring two items, either meat and vegetables or vegetable and dessert selections. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. For more information, call Annie Carlton Fernandez at (813) 784-4471.
Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. To reach him, go to www.towntiles.com.