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Barn Boards and More-Keeping History Alive

Barn Boards and More is a small family-owned business that has been recycling barns since 2008. They are passionate about giving just about anything made of wood a new life. Old ladders, shabby chic furniture, barn doors, refurbished tables, houseware, etc.

Brett and his team see the potential in every board as they carefully disassemble these dilapidated buildings, saving the weathered wood for future projects. And Amy happily welcomes the lumber, that once built a barn, into her wood shop where they become furniture, housewares, and art…with a storied past.

Located at 521 Water Street the storefront has loads of decor from their signature re-purposed furniture to modern farmhouse linens, flowers, glassware and lots more in one half of the retail space. The other half has a large supply of reclaimed wood and hardware suitable for your own building projects. They also offer workshops that give people a chance to build and create their own handmade pieces. The next time you are looking to freshen up your space with something old or new, or have a project in the works make sure you head to Barn Boards and More where the friendly staff can you help you find just the right pieces! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for current projects they are working on and workshops they are offering.

Visit their website for more information. You can also call them at (207) 213-6777.
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Learn more about The Gardiner's Gardeners

Spring Planning Meeting - Tuesday, April 5, 10am, GMS office

Gardiner's Gardeners, part of Gardiner Main Street's Streetscape Team, is looking for new volunteers to help with making our downtown and public parks all they can be! If you enjoy planting, tending, watering, (weeding - ouch...) then we have a job for you.

Please join us at the Gardiner Main Street Office (meeting now moved indoors), on the second floor of 192 Water Street at 10am on Tuesday, April 5 to plan our summer projects! ALL welcome, green thumbs not a requirement, just your enthusiasm to brighten our old river town! For more info contact Melissa at Gardiner Main Street: or 207-582-3100.

Interested in helping out, but can't make the meeting? Get in touch with us or leave your info on our website at

Sign Up Now To Help: Day of Caring, April 23
Celebrate Earth Day & Clean Up Your Community

Call for volunteers! 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
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GAHS Producation: You Can't Take It With You

Gardiner high School Little Theater April 6th at 3pm, April 7-9 at 7pm

Gardiner Area High School Drama Club pr "You Can't Take It With You" an early 20th century romantic comedy. We are delighted that this will be the first in-person, maskless show since the beginning of the pandemic!

Shows will be at 3:00pm on April 6 and at 7:00 PM o 7, 8, and 9 in the Gardiner Area High School Little Theatre. Tickets are $8 for an adult and $5 for a student/senior citizen. To reserve tickets, please send an email to Include in your email how many and of what kind of tickets you would like. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Easter Basket Raffle at the Boys & Girls Club

April 9th 9am - 6pm and April 10th 10am - 3pm
Hop on into the Boys & Girls Club located at 14 Pray Street in Gardiner on April 9th & 10th for a magical Eggstravaganza event full of Easter fun that's perfect for the whole family! There will be a special appearance from the Easter Bunny. By participating in the raffle you will have the chance to win one of many Easter Baskets donated by local businesses. If you would like to donate an Easter Raffle Basket please reach out to Nicole Cooley at

Maine Career Center Resume & Job Search Help

Gardiner Public Library - Every Wednesday from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Are you looking for a new career? Do you need some help with your resume? Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? Starting April 6, a representative from the Maine Career Center will be at the Gardiner Public Library every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm to help you create resumes, Maine Job Link, job searching, and more! At this time, no appointments are necessary. The Maine Career Center Representative is available on a first come first serve basis.

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.

Johnson Hall Silent Auction & Online Murder Mystery

This March Johnson Hall is excited to announce the online Murder Mystery, Murder at the Matrix, and Online Auction. Starting on March 15th they will be presenting the first of a four-part video series and bidding for the silent auction will open. Each week the next segment of the video will be released, and on April 15th the conclusion of the hilarious who done it will culminate with the final bidding day for the silent auction. For more info and to view the fist video visit:

From March 15 to April 15 you can bid on fantastic items such as art work, hotel stays, sporting events, restaurant gift certificates, electronics, tools and so much more.  Bid high and bid often to support Johnson Hall and all of the great programs they provide. View Online Auction: HERE 


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 their tap room has vintage pinball, foosball and video games to enjoy every day. But 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!

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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:, 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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