It’s August now and lots of us have friends and family coming to visit. Here are some “things to do” in Searsport this week.

Carver Memorial Library

As part of their DIY program, the library is offering kits for felt animals to sew. Patterns for a camel and a black bear are included. Both are available on Thursday, Aug. 5, and after.

Book Club is reading “Spoonhandle” by Ruth Moore. They meet on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Community Building at 42 Prospect St.

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m., Dean Anderson introduces Tai Chi animals Turtle, Snake, Crane, Tiger and Dragon. This event is outdoors (rain date Aug. 12) and open to all ages from children to seniors.

For questions about any of these activities, give Sue McClintock a call at 207-548-2303.

At the Penobscot Marine Museum

Aug. 6 and every Friday this summer is Lobster Day! Come meet this very personable lobster on the grounds of the museum, included with museum admission.

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a very interesting walking tour exploring the little known (or talked about) lives of the paupers, criminals, servants and divorcees of Searsport in the 1800s. We know many of the stories from the journals and letters of the well-educated and well-traveled citizens of Searsport, but little of the folks who also lived in town. Taken from surviving records of the 19th century, this proved to be an interesting look into the Searsport community of that time. There is a $25 admission for families for this event. For reservations or questions on any of the programs offered at the museum, get in touch with Jeana Ganskop at 207-548-2529, ext 213.

Traffic alert

Water lines are being installed on Norris Street, so if you’re going to Cottage Street, you’ll be rerouted. We on Route 1 know what that inconvenience is all about!