• There’s a chance of showers before noon today, with rain and possibly a thunderstorm increasingly likely as the day goes on. The high temperature will be near 62 degrees with an east wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Showers are likely overnight, with a low around 47. There’s a 30 percent showers Saturday, increasing later in the day, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 58.
• The Jamesport Meeting House has cancelled their Third Annual Spelling Bee, originally scheduled for tonight, due to a lower-than-usual number of registered participants. Meeting House President Richard Wines says he believes there may be other community events that night that interfered with interest in the spelling bee, and he plans to check the calendar more carefully next year.
• Artist Mary Mattingly’s WetLand, a modified houseboat that demonstrate easy-to-do sustainability projects, has been delayed in arriving at Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf, in connection with the Parrish Art Museum’s Radical Seafaring exhibit, due to the heavy rains last week. The vessel is now expected to dock in Sag Harbor in June.
• The East Marion Community Association hosts their annual meeting this Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell and Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca will speak. More information is online here.
• Southold Town and SoutholdVoice will host their Fourth Annual Free Removal of Waterfront Debris this weekend. Residents can drop debris collected on their beaches during winter storms at several drop-off sites throughout town. More information is online here.
• The spring running race season continues this week with Miles for Mike in Greenport, the Back to the Bays 5K in Southold and Riverhead High School’s Run to Remember. Our full running race listings are online here. If you’re running a race you’d like to se publicized, please email the details to [email protected].
• The South Fork’s newly-elected Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming will be the guest speaker this Sunday at the 39th Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons. The public is invited to attend the meeting, from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 15, at the Southampton Cultural Center, at 25 Pond Lane in Southampton Village. Ms. Fleming will update attendees on her work as county legislator. More information is online here.
• The Bridgehampton Fire Department is inviting the community down to the firehouse at 64 School Street, Bridgehampton, on Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. to christen two new vehicles in its fleet, the Fire Police and Tanker trucks, with a celebratory wet-down, with the help of neighboring fire departments, at about 2:30 p.m. EMTs will also be on-hand with lifesaving information and hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream will be served. The Bridgehampton Fire Department will also be hosting a blood drive on Monday, May 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Beacon’s events calendar, which highlights music, outdoor, arts and cultural events throughout the upcoming weekend and the weeks ahead, is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.