On Thursday, March 30, the Coastal Children’s Museum hosted “Shaken, Not Stirred,” a James Bond-themed fundraising event, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. The evening was magnificent, complete with delicious food from Maggie McGaw of Heirloom Catering, raffle baskets filled with amazing things to do and see on the coast of Maine, a photo booth and photographs provided by James Sunne, a James Bond–themed trivia contest, and a special viewing of the very first Bond film, “Dr. No.”

The Coastal Children’s Museum would not exist without the generous support of a caring community. “Shaken, Not Stirred” was a tremendous success because of the support from our community. We deeply appreciate this support as we continue our efforts to make our community a more vibrant place.

We would like to thank the following sponsors, whose generous donations added to the success of the event: Allen Agency, Bangor Savings Bank, Dead River Co., and Penobscot Island Air. The following businesses graciously donated items and certificates for our raffle baskets, and we thank them for their donations and for supporting the Coastal Children’s Museum: Maine Gold Maple Syrup, Lori Huff, Christine’s Gallery, Sharon’s Haircare, Cape Air, In Good Company, Fiore Oils, Whale’s Tooth Pub, Save Your Thyme Catering, Schooner Bufflehead, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Maine Sport Outfitters, 16 Bay View Hotel, Rockland Harbor Hotel, Skydive New England, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Amtrak Downeaster, Camden Snow Bowl, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar, Green Tree Coffee and Tea, Jess’s Market, The Good Tern Co-op, New England Aquarium, Schooner Isaac Evans, Lily, Lupine & Fern, and PDQ Photo. We would also like to thank the Strand Theatre for hosting the VIP Cocktail Party and viewing of the film “Dr. No.” Thank you to Lori Huff of Kitschville designs for creating our fantastic raffle baskets — true works of art, each one based on a James Bond movie.

Finally, this event would not have come together, nor would it have been as successful as it was, without help from our Board of Directors and our wonderful volunteers. Special thank-yous to Jane Frantz, Robinsunne, Connie Hammermeister, and Dean and Deirdre Felton for their help in ensuring the event’s success. 

Three simple words define the Coastal Children’s Museum: Discover. Learn. Play. Together, the three deliver superior educational and interactive experiences for children and families in midcoast Maine. Funds raised from this special event will enable the Museum to continue to offer educational programs for the community. For more information about the Coastal Children’s Museum, programs, and other offerings please visit the web site, www.coastalchildrensmuseum.org.

Jessica McMahon,Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator and Board Member, Coastal Children’s Museum