Treasured Time "A Night to Remember" charity concert Jan. 9

Treasured Time will host a night of great music on Saturday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m., at Derby High School Auditorium, 8 Nutmeg Avenue, Derby, to benefit its mission of granting the wishes of parents with life-threatening illnesses.

“A Night to Remember” will feature four musical performance by popular area performers. Paula Bogart-Pettinella takes the stage at 6 p.m. with the classics of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline and other popular songs of the late 50s and 60s. Modern-day crooner Mark Lanzieri will start at 7:15 p.m. performing songs out of the American Songbook and Golden Era including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Flying Meat takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. with their original rock music, specifically tailored and written for the City of Derby, and The Gamma Rays close out the night at 9:45 p.m. playing the hits of the 80s and 90s.

Admission is $10 per adult. Children 16 and under are free. Additional donations are welcome throughout the night. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase. Attendees may also take their chances in a 50/50 raffle. This event was organized by Mark Searles and Flying Meat with all proceeds being donated to Treasured Time.

Treasured Time currently is fundraising for eight families. The organization’s most recent wish is being granted to Jodi Chevarella, 44, of Derby.  Jodi was diagnosed in 2010 with Stage 2 Invasive Breast Cancer, and underwent chemotherapy, radiation and 11 surgeries in a year to remove the cancer and perform reconstruction surgeries. Jodi’s cancer recently resurfaced and she has been diagnosed with Stage IV, Her2 Metastic Breast Cancer. This past year she received radiation again and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and hormone treatment. Jodi is continuing to fight and keep positive during this difficult and uncertain time. Jodi wants the opportunity to be able to create a lasting memory with her family by going on a cruise with her loving husband Dave and their four children: Anna, 16, David, 14, Isabelle, 12 and Genna, 10. They have never been on a cruise and this is something she has always wanted to do. We will be granting Jodi’s wish in the summer of 2016.

For more information about the event, contact Jenn at 203-446-1068 or

Treasured Time, Inc. is a CT based 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to grant the wishes of parents with life threatening illnesses who want to create a lasting memory with their children.  With your help, Treasured Time, Inc. can provide families with the “Gift of Moments." To see how you can help us make a difference, visit us at