• We’re expecting isolated showers between noon and 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 53 degrees and a west wind 10 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 32. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 25. Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 36. There’s a 50 percent chance of snow Friday, with a high near 34 degrees.
• A crowd of about 60 East End residents gathered in front of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Riverhead office in the rain Tuesday morning to share their concerns about the policies of President-elect Donald Trump and about the direction of the new Congress, which begin work yesterday. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting this morning at 11 a.m. at the town hall meeting room. When their agenda is ready, it will be online here.
• The South Fork Natural History Museum is inviting the public to meet at the museum this Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. for coffee/tea and pastries and to meet the museum’s book discussion leader, Lisa Kiss, as she introduces SoFo’s once-a-month discussion group featuring books about nature, science, and environmental Issues. More details are online here.
• The Flanders Fire Department and FRNCA host their semi-annual Blood Drive this Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Flanders Fire Department, 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders. The New York Blood Center is in urgent need of blood from the community. More details about giving blood are online here.
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting photographer Kevin Ferris this Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for a discussion on shooting in difficult environments. Registration is limited, and there’s a $5 fee per participant. More details are online here.
• Canio’s Cultural Cafe is hosting a James Joyce film series, beginning with a screening of “The Dead” on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, followed by a film discussion at Canio’s Books led by Joseph Shaw, Joyce aficionado and editor-in-chief at The Press News Group on Friday, Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. All are welcome. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 12:59 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
Orient: 2 a.m., 2:11 p.m.
Greenport: 2:28 a.m., 2:39 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:23 a.m., 2:34 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:50 a.m., 4:01 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:57 a.m., 4:08 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:15 a.m., 11:52 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 1:53 a.m., 2:09 p.m.
Orient: 2:54 a.m., 3:10 p.m.
Greenport: 3:22 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 3:17 a.m., 3:33 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 4:44 a.m., 5 p.m.
S. JPT: 4:51 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:11 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.