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Welcome our newest downtown business
The Table Bar, 207 Water Street

   
You may have noticed the bright blue building with a brand new business on Water Street! The Table Bar opened its doors last weekend and officially joined the lineup of great places to gather in downtown Gardiner. They serve traditionally made and natural wines by the glass in their shop or you can grab a bottle to take home and enjoy on your patio in the warm sunshine. You'll find a variety of reds and whites to suit any palate. They also serve a small rotating variety of beer, sake and cider.

While gathering at Table Bar with friends you can order a seasonal snack plate or charcuterie board to enjoy with your beverages or bring along with you. Stop by and learn more about the specialty wines available, enjoy some lively conversation and welcome Table Bar to the community!

Open Wed & Thurs 12-7pm, Fri & Sat 1-8pm
Learn more at www.Tablebar207.com or facebook.com/tablebar207
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Save the Date: Growing Gardiner Celebration, Saturday June 18th

All-Day Events Downtown & Evening Picnic on the Common

Growing Gardiner will be a great day for all ages to explore downtown and spend the day in Gardiner. Gardiner Main Street is partnering with community members to host a fun-filled day for neighbors and new residents, and for visitors wanting to explore and enjoy the charm of our historic city on the Kennebec River. The event begins downtown at 8:30am and concludes with a community picnic at the Gardiner Common from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

Downtown activities include plant sale, kids activities, expert talks on nature and history, puppet show and craft, antique cars, live music, drumming, dance, plein air artists, gallery shows, and scavenger hunt. Get rewarded for supporting small businesses during the event. Gardiner Main Street will be giving away $500 in local shopping certificates! Just show them your receipt for $50 or more from a single merchant to enter. 

All are welcome to join at the Gardiner Common for a community picnic starting at 5pm. Bring your own picnic items or purchase burgers and hotdogs from the Gardiner Rotary. Desserts and an ice cream sundae bar (by donation) will be provided by the local churches. Enjoy music from the Hallowell Community Band, family games and a story walk set up around the common. Whether you’re a local resident or visiting from away, all are welcome to spend the day in Gardiner and enjoy our beautiful city and its wonderful community. Please join us and be part of a Growing Gardiner Community!
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Attention Gardiner Tigers!!

Visit Goldfinch Creamery at 318 Water Street in your sports uniform and get a 25% discount on any purchase! This is for any team, any sport, any time! Stop by and enjoy an ice cream, milkshake, fresh baked pastries or lunch soon!

Ampersand Summer Schedule

Sign up for summer fun at Ampersand Academy of Dance and Performing Arts in downtown Gardiner! There are classes for all ages and skill levels. Register today to join their studio family. They have Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acting, Hip-Hop, Bollywood, Company, Pointe, Technique (Contemporary and Lyrical), Creative Movement, Adult Tap and Ballet and Acro! For more info and to register go to dancemaine.com.

Gardiner Area Thrives Survey

Help them get a sense of what you see in your community by completing the 2022 Roving Community Survey. This survey is simple and will give Gardiner Area Thrives with valuable information about our community needs. Learn more about Gardiner Area Thrives at: gardinerareathrives.com
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Library Offering Museum & State Park Passes

Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St 

The Gardiner Public Library is happy to offer Museum & State Park Passes to all active Gardiner Public Library card holders. To request any of these passes, visit the Library and speak to a staff member at the first floor service desk. One pass per family per day. Before making your plans please check with us. Book in advance. Visit www.gardinerpubliclibrary.org for more details.

GARDINER EVENTS

Open House at The Blind Pig: Next Level

Thursday, June 2, 3-9pm at new private function room, 11 Mechanic St
Open House at The Blind Pig Tavern! Come see what they have done to open the "Next Level." It will be your first chance to check out their new function/private event room. Located on the third floor of their building, the entrance is in the back at 11 Mechanic Street. They will be offering light snacks and a cash bar. Please note that photos will be taken for social media and  general publicity. For more details call (207) 592-0776.

Celebrating Anne Davis

Gardiner Public Library, Friday June 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
 
The Gardiner Public Library is planning a small party to celebrate Anne Davis’s retirement from Library Director and her 30 years of amazing work as the library director. The community is invited to attend this event at the Gardiner Public Library on Friday June 3, which starts at 12:30pm in the Hazzard Reading Room and the Peg Shaw Memorial Garden. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Library Director Justin Hoenke at 207-582-6893

Johnson Hall Free Summer Concert Series is back!

Friday nights June 17th - August 26th


Starting Friday, June 17th Johnson Hall's Free Waterfront Concert Series will commence at 7pm with the band Runnin' Down A Dream-The Tom Petty Tribute Band of New England. Come down to the Gardiner Waterfront, bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends and enjoy the show! Fireworks will follow this first concert around 8:45pm. View the full summer concert schedule at johnsonhall.org

Double Entendre

Thursday June 23rd, 6-8:30pm
Bateau Brewing, 149 Water St

 
Summer is right around the corner and Bateau Brewing is a perfect place to get ready! Delicious brews, a food truck, a car show on the river front and live music by Double Entendre sounds like a great way to enjoy a Thursday night! For more information call 207-203-0015

WEEKLY EVENTS

The Blind Pig Tavern
266 Water Street
Trivia & Tacos: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Karaoke: Wednesdays 6-9pm
(note: The Blind Pig is closed this week, reopening on May 30)
Bateau Brewing
149 Water Street
Trivia Night: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Summer Live Music Series: Thursdays 6-8pm


 
Niche Inc
307 Water Street
Magic The Gathering: Fridays 2-7pm
Gardiner Public Library
149 Water Street
ME Career Center Resume & Job Search Help: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm

Children's' Storytime with Miss Ginni: Tuesdays at 10am
Gardiner Waterfront Park Cruise Nights
Every Thursday, 5-7pm

 Looking For More Things To Do? 
 New Events Added Are Always Being Added: 

Go to gardinermainstreet.org:
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Loving Logan: Remembering a beloved community member

You might notice several of our businesses have signs in their window with 'Loving Logan' on them. These signs are in honor of one of Gardiner’s biggest supporters and advocates, and a role model volunteer. Logan Johnston past away last weekend and our community is morning together in this devastating loss. Logan believed in Gardiner long before most others did, and worked for decades to help grow our river city. More than just a cheerleader, Logan made things happen - and was never afraid to ask the tough questions to help better our community. You may have walked the Oaklands Farm Road, where he lived with his wife Phyllis Gardiner, and received a smile and a wave from Logan as he was tending to the cattle, building fences or making hay. You may have enjoyed listening to him play guitar and sing at various venues in Gardiner, Hallowell and surrounding towns. Logan's kind smile and generous sprit will be missed by many. 
Visit https://my.gather.app/remember/logan-johnson for information on services or to leave a message for the family
Our board of directors and teams are always welcome to new ideas and energy to help support our mission to create a thriving downtown community. Join our growing list of new volunteers looking to help make a difference. Learn more about the work that we do across our four teams on our website, or get in touch with our office to see where you can fit in: melissa@gardinermainstreet.org, 207-582-3100 or complete our volunteer contact form on our website

Support Local With A Gift For Any Occasion!

Not sure what to give someone? Don't have time to shop? Support our local businesses with the flexible downtown gift card program - The Gift of Gardiner!  This Gardiner Main Street gift check program may be used at over 30 participating Gardiner businesses.

$20 Gift of Gardiner certificates are available year-round at the Camden National Bank Gardiner branch at 190 Water Street.

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