Good Morning!

• We’re expecting increasing clouds today, with a high temperature near 53 degrees and a 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m., with a southwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting rain overnight, with cloudy skies and a low around 44. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies on Saturday, with a high near 54 and areas of fog before 10 a.m. We’re expecting rain on Sunday, with a high near 52.

• Shellabration returns to Greenport Village on the weekend of Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 from Noon to 4 p.m. each day, with local seafood and wine and beer pairings throughout the village to raise fund for Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s shellfish restoration and community stewardship projects.  Here’s more info.

• The Bridgehampton Fire Department at 64 School Street in Bridgehampton hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive today from 1 to 7 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made online here.

• A Cocktail reception and preview for VSOP Projects’ 10X10=100 art show & sale to benefit CAST will be held this evening at CAST, 53930 Main Road in Southold from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The sale of $100 small works to benefit CAST continues Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Here’s more info.

• Curators Jennifer Tripp and Mark Lubell lead a tour of “Re:Cycle: The Ubiquitous Bicycle” at The Church, 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor this evening at 6 p.m. The exhibition, on view through Dec. 31, includes innovative historical bicycles from The Bicycle Museum of America, photographs exploring lives intertwined with bicycles throughout the world and contemporary art videos. Tickets are $10 for non-members and free with RSVP for members and are available online here.

• The East End is filled with holiday light-ups this weekend. Here are the details.

• The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s annual “Nutcracker” opens this evening at 7 p.m. at Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton. Showtimes continue on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $40 and are available at hamptonballettheatreschool.com.

• Orient archeology buff Scott Newman, a descendant of the King family, one of the founding families of Orient, discusses his metal detecting finds — artifacts that show who lived here and how they lived, in a PoquaTALK at at Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skippers Lane in Orient this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Visit poquatuckhall.org for more information about this free event.

• The North Fork Chorale’s Winter Concert will be held at the Southold Presbyterian Church, 53100 Main Road in Southold on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at Orient Congregational Church, 23045 Main Road in Orient. Tickets are $10 from Chorale members or at the door.

• The Second Annual Rudolph’s River Run, a four-mile run from the Tanger Outlets to Downtown Riverhead will be held on Sunday at 9 a.m. More info is at runsignup.com/Race/NY/Riverhead/RudolphsRiverRace.

• The Choral Society of the Hamptons presents “A Christmas Garland: Bach, Rutter & Saylor” at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 2429 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton on Sunday, Dec. 3 3 and 5:30 p.m. Walter Klauss conducts, with the South Fork Chamber Orchestra. Tickets range from $10 to $75 and are available at choralsocietyofthehamptons.org.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

December 1
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:03 a.m., 12:24 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:32 a.m.
Greenport: 12:40 a.m., 1:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:36 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:35 a.m., 12:56 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:02 a.m., 2:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:09 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:25 a.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:34 a.m., 10:21 p.m.

December 2
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:55 a.m., 1:17 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:03 a.m., 12:25 p.m.
Greenport: 1:32 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:24 a.m., 2:36 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 1:27 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:54 a.m., 3:16 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:01 a.m., 3:23 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:12 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:24 a.m., 11:13 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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