Benefit dance aids dog rescue

DOGS TO BENEFIT FROM PARTY: The Bow Wow Boogie Every Dog Matters Rescue benefit dance party will be 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. George Croatian Hall, 3200 Vestal Road, Youngstown. The event will feature both the John Reese Project and deejay Timmy D. A dance lesson sponsored by Abigail and A Time To Dance will be at 7 p.m., followed by a basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing. For tickets go to and at ShamPoochies Grooming Spa, 1728 Raccoon Road, Austintown. Tickets also will be available at the event. Proceeds support the Every Dog Matters Rescue, a foster-based dog rescue whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted dogs by creating better lives for them through rescue, foster, training and adoption. For information, visit

JCC HOSTS SPEAKER; The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will host a wellness program “The Importance of Eye Health” noon Friday with ophthalmologist Dr. Lyn Yakubov of Eye Care Associates, who will discuss how to treat eye diseases, including vision loss, detached retinas, cataracts and glaucoma. This program is free. Participants must register at

GOODWILL AUCTION: Junior Group of Goodwill Auction will be held 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Tickets must be purchased by Monday at any of the eight area Goodwill stores, at the Goodwill offices on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown, or online at The Junior Group volunteers are accepting donations of sporting event and concert tickets, gift cards, hotel or trip packages, services or products by local businesses.For information, call Goodwill’s marketing department at 330-759-7921, Ext. 1207.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Black and Jewish in America” will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Jewish Community Center. A panel will discuss Jewishness and race. The program seeks to address the problem of black and Jewish being treated as mutually exclusive categories and make a transformative change.