• The skinny on the impact of tomorrow’s expected nor’easter on the East End is as follows, according to the National Weather Service: Snow after midnight tonight, with light winds and accumulation of less than an inch. On Saturday, we’re expecting rain, snow, freezing rain and sleet before 2 p.m., then rain, freezing rain and sleet between 2 and 5 p.m. Snow will end up back in the mix after that. We’re expecting a high of 35 degrees Saturday, with northeast winds between 13 and 22 miles per hour, bringing the wind chill down to 20 to 25 degrees. We’re expecting new snow and sleet accumulation of less than an inch throughout the day, and then accumulation of less than an inch of snow in the evening before 9 p.m. Sunday will be partly sunny with a high of 37 degrees.
• East End Arts in Riverhead is holding an opening reception tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. for their members show, “Squares.” Square works in any genre, of any subject, in any style, created with any medium, including scuplture and poetry, will be on display. More information is online here.
• Volunteers at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead are hosting a coat drive for community members in need. If you have a new or gently used coat to donate, contact Auxiliary Volunteer Directer Jo Fehling at 631.548.6021.
• Have you gotten your tickets for Rockin’ for the Homeless yet? The annual concert at Riverhead’s Polish Hall, which raises money for the East End Homeless Outreach Network, is tomorrow night! Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks will be there, and so will Who Are Those Guys and Boot Scoot Boogie. And maybe you’ll be there too. Tickets are available all over the North Fork. More information is online here.
• ARF in Wainscott is holding a free spay/neuters for feral cats this morning, Jan. 23, by appointment only. All cats must arrive in traps no later than 10 a.m. To see if you still have time to bring a cat by, call Rita at 631.537.4000 ext. 210.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.