Town hall meeting: Mayor Bob Buckhorn will host three town hall meetings to answer questions and discuss the Republican National Convention's impact on residents and area businesses. The meetings are: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Taylor Great Room of the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Smith Court Room of Stetson University, 1700 N Tampa St.; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kate Jackson Community Center, 821 S Rome Ave. Free. Visit tampagov.net/RNC.
Attention playwrights: Stageworks Theatre is accepting submissions of original, previously unproduced and unpublished full-length plays for consideration for a staged reading during the upcoming season. Two plays will be selected. Guidelines include: one submission per playwright; comedies and dramas; minimal set; and cast maximum of eight. Submission deadline is Wednesday. No fees. Mail to: 120 Adriatic Ave., Tampa, FL 33606. Call (813) 251-8984.
Living healthy: Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center will offer a six-week program for adults living with a chronic health conditions, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 740 S Village Circle. Limited seating. Registration required. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.
Read, build, play: Lego Duplo play leaders will read stories, build Lego Duplo bricks, guide activities and sing songs for children under age 5, at 11 a.m. Thursday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
Career expo: Congressman Dennis Ross will hold his second annual career and networking expo in Hillsborough County, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Rasmussen College, 4042 Park Oaks Blvd. Veterans will be admitted at 10 a.m. For more information, call (863) 644-8215.
Neighborhood grants available: Neighborhood associations in unincorporated Hillsborough County can apply for mini grants of up to $2,500 to fund community improvements and civic involvement. Application deadline is Aug. 17. Applications available at hillsboroughcounty.org/onr/minigrant. Call (813) 272-5860.
Help victims: Attend a luncheon and mini flea market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Lutz Community Center, Lutz Lake Fern Road and U.S. 41, behind the Lutz Library. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club, will go to supporting spouse abuse shelters. The luncheon costs $6. Donations of cash and suggested items are welcome. The shelters always need baby items, diapers, small toys, new and gently used children's clothing to size 12, socks, underwear, hygiene items for kids and moms, towels and wash cloths. The flea market will sell clothing, accessories, shoes, household items and more. For more information, call Joan at (813) 855-7254.
Volunteers needed: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida seeks troop leaders, both men and women, to volunteer as positive adult role models for girls. Troop leaders facilitate activities meeting the contemporary needs of girls, and make a lasting impact by helping build girls of courage, confidence and character. GSWCF offers a flexible schedule of in-person and online trainings for all troop leaders. For more information, visit www.gswcf.org/volunteer. To learn more about volunteer needs in west-central Florida, contact Kristie Wiley at (813) 262-1765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Greacen is an artist working in Hyde Park. To reach him, go to www.towntiles.com.