Kin­era Trunk-or-treat event set for Oct. 29

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

STEVENSVILLE — Kin­era Foun­da­tion East­ern Shore Re­gional Hub will host its an­nual Trunk-or-Treat event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun­day, Oct. 29, in the park­ing lot at 115 Sal­litt Drive, Stevensville, lo­cated at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Busi­ness Park. This event is free and open to the pub­lic.

Kin­era’s Trunk-or-Treat will kick off at 2 p.m. with a sen­sory-friendly trick-or­treat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence tai­lored for fam­i­lies with chil­dren with spe­cial needs and dis­abil­i­ties.

Lo­cal busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions will have ta­ble dis­plays and ve­hi­cle trunks dec­o­rated in the Hal­loween style, and par­tic­i­pants will have the op­por­tu­nity to vote for their fa­vorite vendor dis­play. Trick-or-treaters are en­cour­aged to wear Hal­loween cos­tumes and will be able to par­tic­i­pate in the crafts and games sta­tion, as well as trick-or-treat­ing at the ven­dors’ ta­bles for treats and give­aways. The sen­sory-friendly por­tion of the event will last through 3 p.m.

Be­gin­ning at 3 p.m., the Trunk-or-Treat will open to the gen­eral pub­lic to of­fer a pre­lude to the Hal­loween evening or an al­ter­na­tive to door-to-door trick-or-treat­ing.

Snacks and drinks will be avail­able for sale and all pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Kin­era Foun­da­tion. There will be a kids cor­ner with crafts and games, and lo­cal DJ Dalton will be pro­vid­ing the mu­sic. In ad­di­tion to the Kin­era Foun­da­tion spon­sor­ing the event, there will be other spon­sors, in­clud­ing lo­cal busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions.

This is a free event for fam­i­lies, but regis­tra­tion is re­quired to www.kin­era. org. For more in­for­ma­tion about this event and how to spon­sor, part­ner or pro­vide a vendor/busi­ness ta­ble, con­tact Christy Russell at christy@kin­era.org, Kate McCloskey at kate@kin­era. org or the Kin­era Foun­da­tion of­fice at 443-249-3126.

The Kin­era Foun­da­tion is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to en­hanc­ing the qual­ity of life for chil­dren with spe­cial needs and their fam­i­lies by pro­vid­ing par­ent sup­port groups, so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties and events, ac­cess to ther­a­pies and treat­ments, while con­tin­u­ing to sup­port in­clu­sive and com­mu­nity pro­grams.

The Kin­era Foun­da­tion East­ern Shore Re­gional Hub, with part­ners that in­clude the Of­fice of Ge­net­ics and Peo­ple with Spe­cial Health Care Needs, and Kennedy Krieger’s Mary­land Cen­ter for De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties, pro­vides a cen­tral­ized, co­or­di­nated hub of pa­tient-/fam­ily-cen­tered care. The hub brings to­gether providers, ther­a­pists, fam­i­lies and sup­port­ing agen­cies to en­sure Chil­dren with Spe­cial Health Care Needs have ac­cess to the level of care, ser­vices and re­sources they need. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.kin­era.org.

PHO­TOS BY JEFF WE­BER

From left, Jen­nifer Kafka-Smith, Chris­tine Kin­lock and Will Robin­son ap­pear in the Garfield Cen­ter for the Arts’ pro­duc­tion of “Sylvia.”

Kin­era Foun­da­tion East­ern Shore Re­gional Hub will host its an­nual Trunk-or-Treat event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun­day, Oct. 29, in the park­ing lot at 115 Sal­litt Drive, Stevensville, lo­cated at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Busi­ness Park. This event is free and open to the pub­lic.

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