Three-piece band Dr. Yahagi and the Mended Hearts will play a benefit concert Friday to support compassionate end-of-life care in the Crossroads. Proceeds will go toward the 12-bed Hospice of South Texas Inpatient Center, which will break ground this summer at 1005 Mallette Drive in Victoria. "We are building a state-of-the-art inpatient center where a patient's family and personal medical end-of-life crisis can be faced with unequal care and compassion in a homelike setting," said Hilary Lucas, director of community relations and advancement for Hospice of South Texas.

On Friday, doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. Guests can bid on silent auction items, including a blue Ventura acoustic guitar donated by Tee's Music House, a Woodhouse Day Spa package and handcrafted items by Tommy Green and Curtis Kerth. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and cocktails will be available at a cash bar. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. with a brief intermission.