• Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a southwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 57. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers Thursday, mainly after 11 a.m., and showers are likely on Friday, with a high near 71 degrees.
• Dani Shapiro, the author of five novels and the best-selling memoirs Slow Motion and Devotion, will be the guest speaker tonight at Stony Brook Southampton’s Writers Speak Wednesdays. A 6:30 p.m. reception is followed by a 7 p.m. talk. More information is online here.
• Stay tuned later today for our coverage of the New York League of Conservation Voters’ Congressional candidate forum in Riverhead last night.
• Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor is hosting a free community debate viewing of tonight’s presidential debate. Doors open at 7:30 and the debate begins at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available in the lobby bar. The theater will also be open to the public to watch Election Day results come in Nov. 8. More details are online here.
• Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 20, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County will be hosting a beach-themed art workshop, “Brush Strokes for the Bays,” at Southampton Arts Center to benefit CCE’s Back to the Bays Initiative from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for CCE members and $50 for non-members. The sessions continue on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. More details are online here.
• Also later this week, the Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection will hold a public hearing on their State of the Aquifer report Thursday evening, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the at the Riverhead County Center in Riverside. Details are online here.
• The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held this Sunday, Oct. 23 at Suffolk Community College’s Eastern Campus at 121 Speonk Riverhead Road in Riverhead. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and walk start is at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee to register, though contributions and donations are greatly appreciated. Call the American Cancer Society at 631.300.3455, email to LongIslandNYStrides@cancer.org or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/easternlongisland to sign up or donate.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 11:59 a.m.
Orient: 12:33 a.m., 1 p.m.
Greenport: 1:01 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 12:56 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 2:23 a.m., 2:50 p.m.
S. JPT: 2:30 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:12 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:29 a.m., 12:57 p.m.
Orient: 1:30 a.m., 1:58 p.m.
Greenport: 1:58 a.m., 2:26 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:53 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 3:20 a.m., 3:48 p.m.
S. JPT: 3:27 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:10 a.m., 11:49 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.