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Think About Gardiner:
Community Info & Brainstorming Event

Saturday, March 12th, 1pm-4pm at several downtown locations

Learn about the community—who ’s in it and how things get done

Bring your questions • Share your ideas • Give your feedback

Meet your neighbors. Help shape Gardiner's future!

With focused topics across multiple downtown locations, this interactive event will share resources and information about Gardiner and collect feedback on how to support a thriving community. Explore all that downtown Gardiner has to offer and have your voice heard. Responses from the event will be used to discover initiatives the community values and supports. Your feedback will help Gardiner Main Street prioritize strategies and projects that align with its mission. If you live, work, shop, or play in Gardiner please join us!

Get started at the Gardiner Public Library from 1-3pm
Plan which locations and topics interest you.

Join us at Bateau Brewing beginning at 3pm
Casual meet & greet to keep the conversations going!

Think About Gardiner is a great event for those new to Gardiner and unfamiliar with all that it has to offer. Individuals looking to meet new people and make more local connections will also benefit from the event. Long standing residents and active members of the community are also invited to attend and share their knowledge and feedback. Teens, and families are also encouraged to participate as the event seeks to find out how downtown Gardiner can welcome our younger generations. We'll also have raffle prizes for participants. We're looking forward to connecting with you downtown! 

Join and share the event on Facebook, and read full event details about the event on our website

Get it in Gardiner - All year long!
Gardiner Has Style- featuring the Salons of Downtown

Looking for a fresh new look for spring? A pop of color, a trim, a curl? You can  find the perfect new look right here in downtown Gardiner. There are six hair salons and one barber shop right in the heart of Gardiner. There are many services available between all of these salons from a simple cut to the perfectly sculpted eyebrows to a daring rainbow hair color - and you can get it done in Gardiner! Some also offer nail and facial services for all your personal beauty care needs. Check out the downtown salons: 
The Hair Lab - 343 Water Street
Krome Hair Salon - 306 Water Street
The Harrom - 215 Water Street
Serendipity Hair Salon - 230 Water Street
Side By Side Hair Stylists - 306 Water Street
Concepts Hair Design - 17 Brunswick Avenue
Paula's Nails & Aesthetics - 2 Church Street
The Barber Shop - 8 Maine Avenue
Explore all that Gardiner has to offer – all in one place!
Find businesses, parks, events and more on our website at


The Ballroom Thieves at Johnson Hall

March 18th, 7:30pm - 9:15pm
The Ballroom Thieves have become a quiet phenomenon. Following two EPs, the group released their full-length debut A Wolf in the Doorway in 2015. Between marathons of touring, 2016’s Deadeye would spawn a string of fan favorites. They claimed real estate on prime Spotify playlists (e.g. “Your Favorite Coffeehouse,” “Relax & Unwind,” “Morning Acoustic”) with “Bees” cracking 10 million streams on the platform. Along the way, they sold out shows and delivered standout performances at festivals such as Boston Calling and Newport Folk Festival, while landing features at NPR, Baeble Music, Boston Globe, Paste, Earmilk, and many others.
For more information and ticket sales visit

Maine Event Comedy

Johnson Hall, Saturday, March 19th, 7:30pm
Maine Event Comedy presents one of New England's top comics, Mark Scalia, at Johnson Hall Theater. The show will also feature Krystal Dyer and JJ Jones. The show is for ages 21-plus and will contain adult language and content. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call 207-582-7144.

FREE Movie Thursdays at Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall is excited to announce that they will be offering a free ten-week movie series in their downstairs theater, beginning on January 20. Movies will run every Thursday at 6:30pm. They will also play five matinees beginning at 12pm every other Thursday. Enjoy some new release movies and also some great classics! For more movie details visit

March Movies:
March 3, 6:30pm - Black Widow
March 10, 12:00pm - 13 Minutes
March 10, 6:30pm - Godzilla vs. King Kong
March 17, 6:30pm - Steps
March 24, 2:00pm - The Great Gatsby (2013)
March 24, 6:30pm - Keystone, Voices for the Little Fish

Celebrate Earth Day & Clean Up Your Community

Save The Date: Saturday April 23rd 8am-12pm

Join Upstream, Gardiner Main Street, Gardiner Boys and Girls Club, Gardiner Rotary, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed, Kennebec Valley Trout Unlimited, Kennebec Land Trust and many other civic groups in celebration of Earth Day and Day of Caring by picking up trash in our beautiful watershed! To celebrate your hard work EJP is hosting a free BBQ at the Boys & Girls Club from 11-12. Register your group in advance and we will connect you to an area ready for clean up. Or just show up at the Boys & Girls Club and be ready to help out. For more details visit

Alewife Review at Johnson Hall 

Thursday March 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Join Upstream for this entertaining evening of music, improv, art and film, all in celebration of the return of the alewife to Gardiner and the beautiful Cobbossee watershed. Improv artist, Dennis Price will be the lively host, with unique music by Alfred Lund & friends. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the new release of Keystone: Voices of the Little Fish video that tells the story of the return of the native alewife to its historic waters in Cobbossee. Art and games will give everyone the chance to learn more about the beautiful Cobbossee watershed and the creatures that call it home! This is a free event. For admission Johnson Hall requires proof of vaccination or recent negative covid test.

Gardiner FCU Scholarships:
$4,500 in Free  Money!

Are you headed to college in the fall of 2022? Whether you're starting your freshman year or continuing your education, you should apply for one of Gardiner Federal Credit Union's six scholarships. More details and online application available on their website. Deadline is 4/29/22.

Be Your Own Boss! Anchor Downtown Business For Sale

Raggamuffins is looking for a new owner who is interested in bringing this well established downtown Gardiner business into the future. Opened in 1993, Raggamuffins is the oldest consignment store in the area and is located in a large storefront directly across the street from Johnson Hall. With the purchase you will receive a turnkey business, all the fixtures and displays (including enough to start a second store in storage onsite), office, cleaning, security equipment, and inventory. The building owner has recently installed new LED lighting which has drastically reduced the electric bill. If interested please call 207-582-2886 to set up an appointment in order to see everything that is included. 


The Blind Pig Tavern
266 Water Street
Trivia & Tacos: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Karaoke: Wednesdays 6-9pm
Bateau Brewing
149 Water Street
Trivia Night: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Dungeons & Dragons: Thursdays
Niche Inc
307 Water Street
Magic The Gathering: Fridays 2-7pm
Free Play 1st Sundays at Bateau Did you know that Bateau Brewery has an arcade room filled with vintage pinball, foosball and video games? Fun for all ages - and the first Sunday of every month they turn off the coin collectors for all of the machines so everyone can play for free from 12-5 pm!

Looking For More Things To Do?
New Events Added Weekly On Our Website:

We're adding new event listings to our website all the time! 
Search by date, type of event, location and more. We're making it easy to find what's going on in Gardiner. Are you hosting a community event? You can easily post your event listing right on our website, we'll review your event and publish it to the site. Share your event here.

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.

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

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