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Out & About: Cops & Rodders

MEDFORD, Ore. — This month’s third Friday event in downtown Medford is tuning up for a celebration of music, dance and shopping.

The Diamonds and Denim Band will be in Vogel Plaza from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. sending up the sounds of blues, classic rock, country and more. You can also get into the swing as dancers from the Southern Oregon Swing Convention Show what gets their feet moving.

Get ready for some bargains with the first annual Southern Oregon Shop Hop. It’s one stop shopping with local re-sale stores. And be sure to bring some canned food for access for special discounts. You can have fun getting around in the “all aboard trolley” throughout the evening.

On Sunday, you can get up close and personal with the vehicles used by police officers past and present and see other classic cars as well.

It’s the first ever “Cops and Rodders” event at Heritage Motors in Medford. Take a look at police cars that are currently in-service with Southern Oregon police agencies from Medford to Brookings. Privately restored vintage police cars will also be on hand along with other classic cars.

Funds raised will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon. Cops and Rodders is Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In Josephine County is an event made especially for pet lovers. The Pet Fair features demonstrations and products for pets of all shapes and sizes.

Bring your pet on a leash or in a carrier to enjoy the fun together. Donations of pet food are also being collected to benefit Josephine County animal shelters.

There’s pony rides for the kids and food and a variety of raffle prizes. The Pet Fair is at the Josephine County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday.