Cardiovascular disease discussion: Dr. Marc Stauffer, director of Palma Ceia Heart and Vascular, will lead a program on updates in cardiovascular disease from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Hospital auditorium, 2901 Swann Ave. Light lunch included. To RSVP, call (813) 342-1313.
Raw cooking class: Learn how to create treats and dishes to load your body with nutrients in this "uncooking" demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Whole Foods Market, 1548 Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Register in store exit lobby or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community forum: The Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will host the forum "You've Earned a Say," with AARP and Addeco, that addresses legislative proposals regarding Social Security reform, new voter ID laws, employment and job training from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the HOPE Community Center, 4902 N 22nd St. Free. To register, visit nc100bwtampabay.org.
Introduction to Braille: Children can learn the Braille system's six magic dots and the medium of literacy for the severely visually impaired at 11 a.m. Saturday at John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. For children 8 and older. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.
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, 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.