Parents and Friends Embracing the Challenge, is the theme for the Kennedy Center awards dinner and annual meeting at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., in Bridgeport, on Thursday, April 2. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner, annual meeting, and community, consumer and employer awards at 7 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Jocelyn Maminta, Channel 8 News Medical Reporter and co-founder of Caroline’s Room, who will receive The Kennedy Center Vision Award.

Tickets for the annual awards dinner are $50 per person. Register online at thekennedycenterinc.org or call 203-365-8522, ext. 213.