• We’re beginning the countdown to Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s fifth annual State of the Town address, to be held Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Southold Town Hall meeting room. During his address, the supervisor will inform the public of the town’s accomplishments in 2013 and define goals for 2014 and the future. As an aspiring comedian, Mr. Russell is aware that brevity is the soul of wit, so don’t be late or you might miss everything he has to say about his accomplishments.
• Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter will give his State of the Town address tomorrow, Feb. 25, to a dinner meeting of the town’s Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs at the Sea Star Ballroom at the aquarium, which begins at 6 p.m. Tickets, which cost $45, are online here.
• Shelter Island Town wants input from islanders on how to help mitigate threats from natural disasters, as part of its application for federal grant money for projects ranging from elevating roads to stabilizing shorelines. The project’s website is here and a survey they’d like citizens to fill out is online here.
• The Springs Seedlings “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser for the greenhouse at the Springs School is scheduled for Sunday, March 9 at the Amagansett American Legion Hall. Soup will be served from noon until 3 .pm. More information is online here.
• The North Fork Community Theatre is holding two talk-back sessions after the matinee performances of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” on Sundays March 23 and March 30, where audience members can talk with the actors about their roles and what it takes to get under their characters’ skins. “Cuckoo’s Nest” opens on March 14 and closes on March 30, with shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available online here.
• The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society is offering a new summer internship for local high school and college students interesting in gaining experience in trail maintenance and as hike leaders. Applications are accepted through April 15, 2014. More information is on their Facebook page here.
And that’s how things look at dawn’s light here today.