Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be included. Recurring events are published in Sunday’s edition. To see a complete calendar, visit www.martinsvillebulletin.com.

TODAY

» VITA free tax service is open from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at Leatherwood Crossing, 8500 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville (next to Food Lion). To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 276-403-5976. For married filing joint, both spouses must be present. Provide an ID for you and your spouse (if married); Social Security cards; birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents; all federal and state income tax forms, including but not limited to W-2, 1098, 1099. For direct deposit of refund, you will need bank routing number and your checking/savings account number.

» New Heights Foundation’s first class of 2020 will be “Seasonal Affective Disorder” at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at New College Institute’s King Building, Room 303. Free food and drinks are provided.

» Free community meal is at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Daniels Creek Road and John Redd Boulevard, Collinsville.

THURSDAY

» Artspiration: Studio with Karen Despot is at 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Piedmont Arts. Need a little guidance in your artwork? Spend studio time working in acrylic, oil or colored pencils with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. Register at PiedmontArts.org or call 276-632-3221. Advanced registration required. Registration closes at noon the day before class.

» Application assistance for free or low-cost health care coverage for adults 19 and older and children birth to 18 who meet income and other eligibility requirements is at noon-3 p.m. at the Community Storehouse Food Pantry, 4201 Greensboro Road, Ridgeway. For information, call 276-732-0509.

» VITA free tax service is open from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at Leatherwood Crossing, 8500 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville (next to Food Lion).

FRIDAY

» Bluegrass and Gospel Music by local musicians will be at 10 a.m.-noon in the cafeteria of the HJDB Event Center cafeteria in Bassett. Admission is a $2 donation, but members admitted free. Breakfast is available for $5 at 8:30-11 a.m.; lunch for $6 at noon-1 p.m. For information, call 276-358-0489.

» Larry J’s Honky Tonk at 1151 Old Leaksville Road, Ridgeway, Friday and Saturday night dance is at 7-10 p.m., with doors opening at 6.

» VITA free tax service is open from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at Leatherwood Crossing, 8500 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville (next to Food Lion).

Saturday

» Henry County Founders Day Celebration is at 3 p.m. at the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum, 1 East Church St., Martinsville. Refreshments will be provided.

» Martinsville City Public Schools Gala Winter Wonderland is at 7 p.m. at New College Institute, featuring dancing, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and heavy hors d’oeurves. Tickets are $40, or $50 per person for reserved tables, and are available at any city school or the school board office at 746 Indian Trail, Martinsville.

» Spencer Ruritan Club will have a buffet breakfast at 6-10 a.m. with country ham, sausage, bacon, red eye gravy, sausage gravy, apples, grits, eggs, cinnamon twists, homemade biscuits, coffee and juice at cost of $7 for adults and $4 for children.

» Emergency Preparedness, a program about surviving a long-term disaster, is at 3-4 p.m. at Reynolds Homestead. To register, call 276-694-7181 or email Lisa Martin at martinlm@vt.edu.

» Patrick Henry Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution will meet at Franck’s Place at Kings Grant, 350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville, with registration at 10:15 a.m., followed by meetings and an optional lunch ($9). The topic will be military women across American history.

» Dance with Salem bluegrass band Blue Connection will be from 7-10 p.m. at Bassett Moose Lodge, 62 Spring Garden Lane, Basset; $5 admission, as a fundraiser for a double lung transplant for Teresa Foster of Bassett.

MONDAY

» VITA free tax service is open from 1-4 p.m. by appointment only at Leatherwood Crossing, 8500 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville (next to Food Lion). To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 276-403-5976. For married filing joint, both spouses must be present. Provide an ID for you and your spouse (if married); Social Security cards; birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents; all federal and state income tax forms, including but not limited to W-2, 1098, 1099. For direct deposit of refund, you will need bank routing number and your checking/savings account number.

TUESDAY

» The Mildred Lee Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets at 11:45 a.m. for a Dutch Treat Luncheon at the Dutch Inn Restaurant. Any ladies with Confederate ancestors are encouraged to attend the lunch and/or meeting. Following lunch, author and historian, Tom Perry, will speak on “J.E.B. Stuart’s Last Ride: The Battle of Yellow Tavern.”

» Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart-Hairston Camp 515, meets at 6 p.m. at AMVETS Post 35, 2147 Virginia Ave., Collinsville. Officers call at 5:30 p.m. Guests welcome.

» VITA free tax service is open from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. at Leatherwood Crossing, 8500 AL Philpott Highway, Martinsville (next to Food Lion).

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