• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 78 degrees and a calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon. There’s an increasing chance of showers overnight, with a low around 65. There’s a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, mainly before between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a high near 76. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees.
• Which do you prefer? The Sound or the Bay? We sent our 11-year-old investigative reporter, Jennifer Luke, out earlier this summer to find out what drives people to the shores of the North Fork. Read her story online here.
• Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum, which long has provided nautical educational activities for kids, has now taken the immersive educational experience one step further, opening up a brand new children’s room on Aug. 4. Take a sneak peak at what’s going on there in this special dispatch from The Peconic Bathtub.
• Mark Haubner will discuss what we can do to have an impact on climate change in a special North Fork Audubon presentation titled “Go Ahead, Make Me Care. Then Make Me Do!” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Peconic Lane Community Center. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here. [Free]
• Tonight is also Southold Town’s movie night in Tasker Park in Peconic. Disney’s “Moana” will be screened beginning at 7:30 p.m. More details are online here.
• The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force will hold its Eighth Annual Community Picnic this Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the field behind the Peconic Lane Community Center. More details are online here. [Free]
• The Peconic Community School holds its annual “Share” benefit this Sunday at Hallockville Museum Farm from 5 to 9 p.m., with music by the Bruce MacDonald Band and great local food all night to support their innovative educational mission. More details are online here. [$125]
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. For more details, visit our events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:44 a.m., 1:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:24 p.m.
Greenport: 1:21 a.m., 1:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:13 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:16 a.m., 1:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:43 a.m., 3:15 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:50 a.m., 3:22 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:20 a.m., 10:36 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 2 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 1:08 p.m.
Greenport: 2:04 a.m., 2:37 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:58 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:59 a.m., 2:32 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:26 a.m., 3:59 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:33 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:07 a.m., 11:27 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.