More Free Stuff 

My hodgepodge page of low & no-cost resources.
If you know a free resource, share it.

Fall Farmers' Markets 


Scarborough, 9 am-1 pm (Oct 30)

Lewiston, 9:30 am-1 pm (Nov)

Gray, 10 am-1 pm  (Oct 2)

South Portland, 10 am-2 pm (Oct)


Brunswick, 8 am-1 pm (Nov 22)

N. Yarmouth Artisans, 4:30-7:30 pm



Portland, 7 am-1 pm (Nov 23)

Falmouth, 10 am-1 pm (Oct 26)

Gorham, 2-6 pm (Oct 26)



Yarmouth, 3-6 pm (Oct 27)



Brunswick, 8 am-1 pm (Nov 22)

Freeport, 9 am-1 pm (mid Oct)

Harrison, 2-5 pm (Sept)


Portland, 7 am-1 pm (Nov 23)

Bridgton, 8 am-12 pm (Oct 29)

Saco, 8 am-12 pm (Oct 29)

Sanford, 8 am-12 pm (Oct 31)

Kennebunk, 8 am-1 pm (Nov 19)

Bath, 8:30 am-12 pm (Oct 29)

Kennebunk Artisans, 9 am-2 pm (Oct 1)

Brunswick, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (Oct 29)

Gorham, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (Oct 29)

Windham, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (Oct 1)

Standish/Steep Falls, 9 am-2 pm (Oct)

Cumberland, 10 am-1 pm (Oct 29)

The Helpful List

Got a great resource? Share it

Free Covid-19 Home Tests

All Covid-19 Testing Sites in Maine


211 Maine

Free Public Wifi, Monument Square, Portland       

All Apartments for Rent in Greater Portland

Maine Emergency Shelters

Critical Repairs for Low Income Homeowners Rights of Tenants

Maine Rent Relief

Free Smoke Alarm Request

Free Rental of Electricity Usage Monitor

Free/Low Cost Storm Window Inserts

Free Parking in Portland every day after 6 pm,

Sundays & major holidays

Greater Portland Metro Bus Map & Schedule

GoMaine Carpool/Rideshare Program

Old Orchard/Saco Seasonal Trolley ($2)

Preble Street Mobile Meals

Greater Portland's Food Pantries & Meals

Every Food Pantry Statewide by Town 

'In-A-Pinch' Non Food Pantry

Free Farm Shares for Seniors​

Free Monthly Food Box for Ages 60+

Portland Kids/Teens Summer Meals Program

Summer Meal Finder for Kids Statewide Child Care Subsidy Program


Maine Needs- Free Clothing/Supplies

Mission of Hope Clothes Closet- Free Clothing

Free Clothing/Supplies for Low Income

Windham Clothes Closet- Free Clothing

Furniture Friends for Low Income

Free Cell Phones & Low Cost Land Lines

Federal $30 Internet Discount for Low Income

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline- Call 988

Pandemic Stress Management Resources

Maine Mental Illness Resources

Every AA Meeting in Maine Today

Portland Recovery Community Center

Maine Veterans' Resource Guide

Free Respite Relief for Veteran Caregivers

Military & Veterans Free State Park Passes

Free & Low Cost Legal Services

Hour Exchange Portland (bartering group)

Dept. of Labor Job & Training Assistance

Maine Unclaimed Property Search

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Additional Low Income Pet Resources

Fish & Bone Adopted Pet Supplies Bundle

Free Historical Sites

Free Museums within 50 miles of Portland 

         Free Museums Statewide 

          Free Walking Tours

         Roadside Attractions 


State Civics

Civics: The study of the rights and duties of citizenship


Election Deadlines from

  • ​Maine does not offer online voter registration

  • If you're registering by mail, your voter registration must be received by October 18, 2022

  • If you're registering in person, your voter registration must be received by November 8, 2022

  • ​Early voting runs October 11 to November 7, 2022

  • ​If you're returning your completed absentee ballot application- by mail, by hand, or online- it must be received by 5 pm, November 3, 2022

  • If you're returning your completed ballot- by mail or by hand- it must be received by 8 pm, November 8, 2022

Keep Trying to Understand Each Other

"10 Tips for Talking to People You Can't Agree With," by S. Whitbourne

"12 Tips to Find Common Ground With People Who Disagree With You," by C. Butler

The DNA of any two people on earth is 99.6% identical; we have far more in common than we think.

Volunteer Locally

Volunteering your unique talents in the community makes the world more vibrant for everyone. There are so many options to get involved- help your town do things better, lend your skills to a nonprofit, assist a neighbor, a stranger, or take action on an issue you're passionate about. Your contribution matters, however large or small.  

         Free Career & Continuing Ed 


 Free Tech Help at Local Libraries

The Great Free Outdoors

Enjoy my Cheat Sheets of every free outdoor space in five towns. 

  More Free Parks & Recreation 

  Find a Free Trail to Hike 

  Free Spots for Kids & Teens 


"Love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world. "