Tuesday night is pizza night!

Jamie Andrew and some young visitors worked together to create this neat banner - it's now hanging at Flatbread Company!

Looking for something to do with the kids this week? Need to take a break from the kitchen? Well, we can take care of both! Join us tomorrow, May 11th at Flatbread Company in Portland for a benefit night to support the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine! For every pizza sold that night, Flatbread Company will donate $3.50 to the Museum & Theatre. All the proceeds we raise that night will directly support the educational exhibits, programs and theatre productions that our members and visitors have come to love. This benefit will also help support local families in need with year-long family memberships to the Museum & Theatre. Treat the kids to a dinner they’ll love, plus face painting and a raffle! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event! So, bring your friends and family, enjoy some great pizza and give back to your favorite community resource: Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine! I hope to see you there!

 WHEN: Tuesday, May 11th, 5-9 p.m.

WHERE: Flatbread Company, 72 Commercial Street, Portland

Congratulations, Suzanne! Ten years and going strong!

Suzanne was so busy when it was time for her surprise that we couldn’t lure her to the cake! We had to sing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” to get her attention! (L-R: Lucia, Louisa, Sara, Suzanne and Beth)

On Tuesday, we surprised Suzanne with a little celebration – she didn’t think her 10th anniversary with the Children’s Museum would slip by unnoticed, did she? We gave her three cheers and cut into a beautiful cake with a very appropriate caption: “Suzanne, you move mountains.”  The Children’s Museum & Theatre has grown in so many ways since Suzanne first took the helm in May of 2000. (Do you remember the second floor before the Book Nook, Tree to Timber, or We Are Maine? The lower level before the Dress Up Stage arrived? The pirate ship indoors? Suzanne does!)

She sure does!

Suzanne isn’t one for a big fuss. She managed to say a few impromptu words that made us feel special, which isn’t surprising – one of the things that makes Suzanne such an effective leader is her knack for making her staff feel valued. We shared a some laughs, some memories, some cake, then it was right back to work! She’s already off to the annual Association of Children’s Museums conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, no doubt gathering ideas and inspiration for the decade to come!