Gourd and pottery demonstrations at Berea

The following free events will take place at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea:

■ Donna and Donnie Smith of Waco will demonstrate their gourd artistry from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

■ Studio potter Kristal KoKinda of Alley Cat Pottery in downtown Richmond will demonstrate making functional pottery from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chess and checkers club

The library-sponsored Chess and Checkers Club will meet for play at 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the Madison County Public Library, 507 West Main Street, in Richmond.

All equipment is provided; all ages and skills are invited to participate. Call (859) 623-6704.