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As the weather turns its usual frightful in January, there are plenty of indoor activities going on in Searsport.

At Penobscot Marine Museum

Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m., PMM kicks off its Fog and Ice Speaker Series with a talk from Stockton Springs author Mac Smith about “Mainers on the Titanic.” The presentation will focus on Maine’s connection to the famous sinking of the Titanic. Mac has done meticulous research and discovered some interesting stories. The talk is free with a suggested donation of $5. Registration is required.

The series continues Feb. 2 with “Fog along the Maine Coast” with meteorologist Mike Clair. Apparently Maine is one of the foggiest places in the country; in fact, Jonesport is the fifth-foggiest spot in the U.S. with more than 1,600 hours of fog per year! For more information or to register for either of these programs, get in touch with Jeanna Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org or 548-2529.

Tatting workshop

Some of you may be saying to yourselves, “So what IS tatting anyway?” Tatting is a kind of lace handiwork that uses a small shuttle to create patterns out of a series of knots. Historically, tatters made doilies and trim for handkerchiefs and clothing. Today projects range from holiday ornaments to jewelry.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. on Zoom. It is a free workshop with a suggested donation of $5 and registration is required. The program will go over how to hold your shuttle, the tatting double stitch, making rings and chains, how to read a pattern and how to hide your ends.

This project is inspired by the tatted bonnet in the museum’s collection that once belonged to Wealthy P. Nichols. There will be a discussion about Wealthy Nichols’ tatting and her life at sea on Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information or to register for the workshop, get in touch with Jeanna Ganskop at jganskop@pmm-maine.org or 548-2529.

Freeze the Day Kits

Get a free grab-and-go snow science themed activity kit for children this month, courtesy of Friends of Sears Island. The kits include materials and instructions to make paper snowflakes, frozen bubbles outdoors, frozen ice lanterns, and a tracking identification card for looking for animal tracks in the snow. A small magnifying glass and dark paper will also be in the bag to examine the intricacy of snow crystals. The kits are intended for children ages 5 -12. To request a kit for your child, please email outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org. After receiving a confirmation email, families may pick up their kits at the Carver Memorial Library until Feb. 3. Donations to Friends of Sears Island are always welcome and help to continue educational programming.