2018-10-12 / In the Know

New sensory-sensitive family event planned

Community Services to host Quiet Riot Halloween Dance
By Nicole Hall Special to the Leader

As part of their mission to promote active opportunities for all ages and abilities, Scarborough Community Services is offering its first-ever sensory sensitive special event, and just in time for the Halloween season.

Quiet Riot is what some call a silent disco, where all attendees must wear a specialized set of headphones during the event in order to hear the music.

The headphones, provided by Party Headphones in Massachusetts, are completely wireless and allow each guest to control the music volume to the level of their comfort.

If guests need a break from the music, they can simply take the headphones off and watch a room full of people dancing to nothing – quite entertaining.

To complement the dance, Community Services will also provide other activities, such as showing a Halloween-themed movie, providing a craft/coloring area and even providing a selfie station.

There will be a costume contest with prizes so be sure to dress in your Halloween best. This is a perfect family event as we will have something for all age levels.

Quiet Riot will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Scarborough High School cafeteria. The cost is $8 per person pre-sale and $10 at the door.

Included in the entrance fee:

 Use of wireless Party Headphones during the event.

 Halloween goodie bag.

 Light refreshments.

Tickets may be purchased online or in the Community Services office at town hall through Oct. 26. There is an online processing fee.

If any headphones are still available after this date, we will sell tickets at the door.

Just a few more notes about the event:

 This is a family-friendly event open to all ages and abilities.

 Open to residents and non-residents.

 Children younger than age 16 must be accompanied to the event by an adult.

 Adults in attendance do not need to purchase a ticket to attend unless they want to participate and hear the music.

For more information, contact Scarborough Community Services at 730-4150 or email comserv@scarboroughmaine.org.

Nicole Hall is administrative coordinator for Scarborough Community Services.

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