• Today will be sunny, with a high near 48 degrees but wind chill values between 25 and 35 early and a northwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 29 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 50, Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 53 and Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
• Meschutt Beach County Park on the Peconic Bay in Hampton Bays is one heck of a popular place. But the park is also a victim of its own success when it comes to sewage treatment. Suffolk County is now planning to change that model, at Meschutt and other county parks. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Tonight at 7:30 p.m, Amber Stubler of Stony Brook University will give a lecture titled “Waves of Change: How Ocean Acidification is Reshaping Coral Reefs” in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook – Southampton Campus. 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]
• Books & Books in Westhampton Beach is hosting its first book drive to benefit the students from Phillips Avenue Elementary School in Riverside. Books can be purchased from now until Sunday, Dec. 20 at Books & Books on Main Street in Westhampton Beach. They’ll be donating the books later this month.
• From menorah lightings to Santa parades to a rockabilly concert dedicated to the season, there’s plenty going on on the East End this weekend to get you in the holiday spirit. Our full listings are online here.
• The ninth annual 10X10=100 art show and sale to benefit the North Fork Environmental Council at Greenport’s South Street Gallery will be held tomorrow, Dec. 5, but you can stop by the gallery today to take a look at the pieces, which are all created on 10 inch by 10 inch square boards. More information is online here.
• The Peconic Estuary Program’s first-ever Penguin Plunge will be held tomorrow at noon at Cedar Beach in Southold. More information is online here. [Free]
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.