The Wallowa Valley Photo Club will introduce its 2016 calendar through a series of “autograph parties,” the first of these occurring Saturday, July 4, when photographers will be available in front of the Wallowa Public Library during the 4th of July parade.

Calendars will be available for purchase and photographers ready with pens for autographing. Calendars sell for $13.95. A portion of the July 4 sales will go to Friends of Wallowa Public Library.

The second party will be held July 25 in front of Mad Mary’s in Joseph during the Chief Joseph Days Parade. Approximate times for autograph parties both days is 9 a.m. to noon.

Also slated is an Oct. 17 autograph reception at the Bookloft in Enterprise from 1 to 3 p.m. The date for an autograph party at Crow’s Store in Lostine will be announced. Watch the Chieftain’s Community Calendar.

The 2016 calendar features a cover photo by Larry Smith of Enterprise. This picture was shot on a camping trip in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.

Debbie Lind and Linda Bauck, longtime members of the photo club, spearheaded the production of the 2016 calendar, which has 72 photos representing 20 photographers. A total of 324 photo entries were received. Donna Smith headed the photo selection committee.

The photo club first printed a calendar in 1988 with black-and-white images.

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