• We’re expecting a 40 percent chance of light rain today, mainly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., but otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with the temperature falling to around 43 by 5 p.m. and a northwest wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 29 but wind chill values between 20 and 25. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40 and heavy winds; Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 44; and Monday will be partly sunny, with a high near 56.
• The Jamesport Meeting House continues their holiday tradition of “Carols and Cookies,” tonight, Dec.18, at 6:30 p.m., with cookies, mulled cider, and a performance by the Riverhead High School Chamber Chorus More information is online here. [Children free/Adult suggested donation $5)
• The Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association hosts a free screening of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” tonight at 7 p.m. at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders. They’ll also be collecting donations of Christmas lights, after someone stole the Christmas lights from neighborhood signs around Flanders and Riverside. More information is online here.
• The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association is hosting a member and friends meeting tomorrow, Dec. 19, to discuss the unprecedented amount of development proposed for the Jamesport area. The meeting will be held in the Jamesport Meeting House beginning at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments and followed by the meeting at 10 a.m.
• The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum will hold its 14th Annual Winter Festival tomorrow, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including an artisan market, food and children’s activities. More information is online here. [Free Admission]
• Christian Scheider will read “A Christmas Memory,” the short story by Truman Capote, originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, at the Amagansett Library tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 19 at 3:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• Simon Van Booy will read from his latest story collection, “Tales of Accidental Genius” at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor tomorrow night, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. Mr. Van Booy’s stories dwell in the haunting and humorous everyday experience, highlighting how human “genius” can emerge through acts of compassion. More information is online here.
• The Beacon’s full events calendar for the week ahead is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.