Pictured above: Aquebogue, Afternoon.
• Today will be sunny, with a high near 49 degrees and a light breeze out of the south. We’re expecting increasing clouds overnight, with a low around 36. We’re expecting rain on Thursday, mainly after 11 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 48. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50.
• The Southold Fire Department will hold an emergency blood drive today from 2:15 to 8:15 p.m. Long Island’s blood supplies are at dangerously low levels and they’re asking everyone who can to come out and give a pint.
• Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith has announced that she will hold her annual State-of-the-Town address on Monday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall meeting room at 200 Howell Avenue. Breaking with past Riverhead tradition, for the second year there will be no fee to attend this address, which had previously been held at a dinner meeting of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.
• You might be seeing early spring bulbs popping up in your garden this week, but our Gardenwise columnist, Susan Tito, has a favorite must-have late winter/early spring plant you might not have heard of: hellebores. Read her March column for more details about how to raise and care for this plant, often known as the Lenten Rose.
• Several nature organizations are holding full moon hikes this evening. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s hike starts at 7 p.m., the South Fork Natural History Museum’s hike in Bridgehampton starts at 7:30 p.m. and Group for the East End’s hike at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue starts at 7:30 p.m.
• In the 35 years since the Quogue-based Hampton Theatre Company began, they haven’t once produced a musical. It’s an ambitious and quixotic undertaking, requiring space and tech on a scale much larger than what’s needed to produce a straight play. Enter “Man of La Mancha,” opening tomorrow. Our preview is online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:55 a.m., 10:16 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:03 a.m., 9:24 p.m.
Greenport: 10:32 a.m., 10:53 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:33 a.m., 11:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 10:27 a.m., 10:48 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:54 a.m.
South Jamesport: 12:01 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:10 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 7:19 a.m., 7:49 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:45 a.m., 11:06 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:53 a.m., 10:14 p.m.
Greenport: 11:22 a.m., 11:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:23 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:17 a.m., 11:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:15 a.m., 12:44 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:22 a.m., 12:51 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:59 a.m., 10:29 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:08 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.