• We’re expecting scattered snow showers, mainly between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 40 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 30 due to west winds increasing to 12 to 17 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 24. On Saturday we’re expecting increasing clouds throughout the day, with a high near 39. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
• The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is currently working on a “conceptual draft scope” document for their Long Island Nitrogen Action Plan, designed to address the harm that excess nitrogen from septic systems and fertilizers is doing to our aquatic and marine ecosystems. They’re meeting with members of the public next Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center in Riverhead. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Members of the Mattituck and Laurel community are being asked to attend a workshop on the land use chapter of Southold Town’s comprehensive plan update tomorrow, Jan. 20, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mattituck American Legion Hall.
• The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 23 at the Jamesport Meeting House has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m. at the Meeting House due to the blizzard last weekend.
• The East End Arts Gallery in Riverhead hosts a reception for their annual Members Show, “Out of Your Mind,” tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. More information is online here. Galleries are beginning to wake up from their slumber, with a few openings scheduled this weekend. Our full arts listings are online here.
• The Eighth Annual Rockin’ for the Homeless will be tomorrow night, Jan. 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Riverhead Polish Hall, raising money for the Johns Place homeless shelter. The Lone Sharks, Who Are Those Guys and Boot Scoot Boogie will perform. Tickets are $35 at the door. More information is online here.
• The Great Bonac Chili Cookoff, a Clamshell Foundation project to raise money for church meals and college scholarships throughout East Hampton Town, will be held this Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Amagansett American Legion Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for ages 6 to 16. More information is online here.
• Three East End theater companies have shows closing this weekend, so if you were planning on seeing “Dead Accounts” in Quogue, “Sordid Lives” in Southampton or “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in Mattituck, you don’t have much time left. More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.