The Wallowa County Chess club is sponsoring free chess lessons for beginners. These will be held four consecutive Saturdays Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the new Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, 403 Main St. in Joseph.
Beginners of all ages are welcome. Parents and children can come and learn together; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Instructor Clem Falbo is a member of the US Chess Federation.
The upcoming sequence of lessons:
Oct. 6: How the game pieces move and rules of the game.
Oct. 13: Beginning chess tactics.
Oct. 20: Strategies attack and defense.
Oct. 27: Use of chess notation and chess clocks.
The Wallowa County Chess Club meets on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Josephy Center. Players of all levels are welcome to come any time between those hours and play chess for enjoyment, competition and to increase their chess skills.