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Friday Afternoon Club: All-You-Can-Eat-Live-Music & More

Lara Chavez was looking forward to a career as a dental assistant and planning her wedding when, on Nov. 1, she suffered a brain aneurysm, an abnormal bulging outward of one of the arteries in the brain. According to the website Brain Aneurysm Resources it is estimated that up to one in 15 people in the United States will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime.

Chavez has had three surgeries and is expected to recover, according to Pam Johnson, a friend of the family. But at one point her chances for survival were slim, and she still has a long way to go. Medical bills are just the beginning of her needs, say friends and family.

Johnson works at The Beachside Grill & Bar, where a benefit concert featuring 12 hours of nonstop rock is planned Saturday for Lara. Here are the details. Co-hosting the event is the Greenbriar Project, a band led by George Blessing, the boyfriend of Lara’s mother Malinda Chavez.

Here are details of the concert:

Local Bands for Lara
1 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday (Nov. 20)
Beachside Grill and Bar
1604 Bay St., Port Orchard; (360) 874-2221.
Featuring: 12 hours of music, described as all-you-can-eat-live-music, with local bands Spence Brother, Revolver, Impact, Stand to Fall, Z-Rexx, Zeds Dead, Jug Struggle and the Greenbriar Project.
Cost: “Bring at least $5 donation for Lara

And in other Friday Afternoon Club news: A Fundraiser for Silverdale Dog Park
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill, 1240 Hollis Street, Bremerton
Featuring: Comedians Mike Jenkin and Bob Baily
Prizes donated by: Blenders, Naturally 4 Paws, Happy Tails and More (raffle tickets $1)
Admission: $15
Tickets available at the door or by calling Kathy, (360) 620-1719
Seating is limited advance tickets are recommended.