• We’re expecting a widespread dense fog across the East End to burn off by 10 a.m., but there’s a 20 chance of showers throughout the day. Otherwise, it will be cloudy with a high near 73 degrees and a slight south wind becoming southwest at 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers overnight and into tomorrow. Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 65 early, and then gradually cooling to around 56 degrees for the rest of the day. Sunday and Monday are expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid-50s.
• The North Fork lost a great visual chronicler of its life and environs this Wednesday with the passing of painter Rob White. His wife, Kate Altman, is planning a celebration of his life at a future date. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Amagansett Free Library has launched the first of its oral history podcasts on Soundcloud this week, a conversation with former St. Michael’s Lutheran Church Pastor Katrina Foster. Kara Westerman is in the process of putting together a series of oral histories for the library of people who live in Amagansett. The library also hosts audio files of its author and art lecture series on its Soundcloud account, Amagansettland Podcast.
• Roy Price of Stony Brook University will give a seminar titled: “Searching for the origins of life in the modern ocean” in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton tonight at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served starting at 7 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• Members of the Bay View Pines Civic Association will be hosting the commander of the New York State Trooper barracks on Route 104 to their next meeting on Nov. 6 to discuss the state’s decision to cut staffing and dispatching from that barracks. More information is online here.
• The Shinnecock Community Center at 31 West Church Street is hosting the second annual Nipi Kesuk [Water Day] tomorrow, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with presentations on ocean mapping, discussions with the representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and Indian Health Services, films, food, community presentations and environmental displays. For more information, contact Shavonne Smith at ShavonneSmith@shinnecock.org.
• There’s plenty to do all over the East End this weekend, from literary readings to new theatrical productions to live music and hikes and nature activities. The Beacon’s full event listings are online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.