Concert, auction will benefit Center for Life ManagementBy HUNTER McGEE
Union Leader Correspondent April 20. 2014 11:14PM
DERRY — Featuring a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Fleetwood Mix, the Center for Life Management will hold its 6th Annual Concert and Silent Auction next month.
The event, held to benefit the Center for Life Management Foundation, is scheduled for Friday, May 9, at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy.
This year’s concert will feature Fleetwood Mix, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Also performing will be local singer Holly Winchell, who is recognized for her appearance in the viral video sensation Granite State of Mind, according to organizers.
“It is our main event, our primary fundraiser for the year,” said Vic Topo, president and CEO of the Center for Life Management.
Last year, the concert and silent auction raised more than $16,000 to help fund the Center for Life Management Foundation, which supports the mission of the non-profit community mental health agency, according to organizers.
“The mission of the center is to promote and advance mental health,” Topo said.
For more than 45 years, the center has been serving communities in southern New Hampshire, he said. It currently reaches the greater Derry-Salem-Plaistow area and provides services such as evaluation and prevention of substance abuse and treatment programs for a variety of mental health issues.
The center also works with schools in the area on substance abuse prevention, Topo said.
As for the concert, Topo said he feels fortunate that it is being held at the Stockbridge Theatre, which he called “a hidden treasure.”
The silent auction will include a variety of items such as Red Sox tickets, a wine tasting for 20 at Zorvino Vineyards, an all-in-one computer valued at nearly $1,000 donated by Technology Seed, signed sports memorabilia (Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots items), artwork, Boston Duck tours, golf packages, spa packages, jewelry items and more, according to organizers.
Tickets for the concert and auction are on sale now. For more information, call the Center for Life Management at 603-434-1577 or visit www.centerforlife management.org.