• We’re expecting a cold wet soaking rain today, with a steady temperature around 38 and an east wind 9 to 14 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon, with new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half an inch. Rain will continue overnight, with a low around 38. We’re still expecting rain Saturday, mostly in the morning, with a steady temperature around 41 degrees and a north wind 18 to 22 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
• The Beacon’s first-ever print edition is hitting newsstands over the weekend. We’re adding more distribution stops every day, but as of this morning you can find the paper in the Cove Deli and Schiavoni’s IGA in Sag Harbor, the Hampton Deli in Flanders, the Southampton 7-Eleven and Chancellor’s Hall at Stony Brook Southampton. We will have a more detailed distribution list online this weekend. Look for us on the newsstand, or subscribe online here. There are only two days left to subscribe to receive our inaugural issue!
• The North Fork Environmental Council will host its third Speaker Series of the year with Louise Harrison of Save the Sound, who will talk about the effort to preserve Plum Island, this evening, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamesport Meeting House. More details are online here.
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is hosting its first-ever Walk-A-Thon to raise money for the refuge’s animals tomorrow, April 1, rain or shine. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. More details are online here. [$35/adults, $25/youth]
• The North Fork Animal Welfare League hosts its fourth annual Comedy Night at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall tomorrow night, April Fools Day, at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit NFAWL’s plan to build a new animal shelter in Riverhead. Tickets range from $40 to $62.50. More details are online here.
• Next Monday, April 3, the Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force will host an Upstander Bias Training session at Southampton Town Hall Auditorium, 116 Hampton Road, Southampton. Networking begins at 5 p.m. followed by training by the New York Civil Liberties Union from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 631.702.1922.
• North Forkers for the Common Good is planning to sponsor a bus to Albany for the April 4 “Health Care is a Human Right Day of Action.” The bus will depart the Mattituck Shopping Plaza at 5 a.m. Tickets are $55 and are available on Eventbrite.com at “NY Medicare For All Lobby Day.” More details on the project are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details on all sorts of community events in our events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:41 a.m., 1:12 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:20 p.m.
Greenport: 1:18 a.m., 1:49 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2:14 a.m., 2:48 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 1:13 a.m., 1:44 p.m.
New Suffolk: 2:40 a.m., 3:11 p.m.
South Jamesport: 2:47 a.m., 3:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 10:35 a.m., 10:55 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:34 a.m., 2:06 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 12:42 a.m., 1:14 p.m.
Greenport: 2:11 a.m., 2:43 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:05 a.m., 3:43 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 2:06 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:33 a.m., 4:05 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:40 a.m., 4:12 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:33 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.