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7th annual pet fashion show Saturday at Pet Country

The Grange Co-op's North Medford Pet Country will host the seventh annual Pet Fashion Show, along with a full day of pet activities, on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The fashion show is free to attend, and features rescued dogs walking a red carpet runway and wearing the latest pet fashions.

The Pet Country fashion show has raised $25,000 since its inception to provide surgeries that help local animals get adopted. The money is donated to Friends of the Animal Shelter, which supports the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

The fashion show begins at 6 p.m. at Pet Country, 2833 N. Pacific Highway, Medford. A barbecue dinner will be held at the same time.

Other events during the day include Santa Claus posing for free photos with pets and pet owners from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. and a silent auction with more than 100 items from vendors such as restaurants, hotels and golf courses.

A best-dressed pet contest will follow the fashion show and is open to anyone. The entry fee is $5 and prizes are awarded to all entries.

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Bowling fundraiser will aid Talent resident with ALS

Friends of Talent resident Colton Allen, who suffers from ALS, are planning a fundraiser at Roxy Ann Lanes to help him buy a wheelchair-accessible van.

The event, "Bowling for a Van for the Allens," will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Roxy Ann Lanes, 2375 S. Pacific Highway, Medford.

Tickets cost from $30 to $50 and include an afternoon of bowling, shoes, food, beverages and live music.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

For information, see or call Dave Hodges at 541-488-1606.

To donate directly, mail a check, made out to "For the Allens," to For the Allens, c/o the Hodges, 515 Friendship St., Ashland, OR 97520.

Learn how to treat your carpal tunnel Wednesday

Hand surgeon Dr. Paul Sternenberg and certified hand therapist Janis Gubser will present "Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel" in a free lecture presented by Providence Medford Medical Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave.

The pair will discuss the nonsurgical and surgical options available to help treat and improve discomfort in hands and arms.

The class is free, but seating is limited. Call 541-732-6237 to reserve a space.

For information about Providence Hand Clinic, visit

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