• We’re expecting light snow today and a high near 36 degrees, but wind chill values between 15 and 25, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 31 mph. We’re expecting 1 to 2 inches by the end of the day. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40. There’s a 20 percent chance of snow showers Sunday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 43.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin will be holding mobile office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Peconic Lane Community Center at 1170 Peconic Lane in Peconic. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Attendees who arrive by 11 a.m. will be guaranteed a meeting with either Mr. Zeldin or a member of his staff.
• Playwright Steven Deitz’s “Becky’s New Car,” a “devious and delightful romp down the road not taken,” opens tonight at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck and continues through March 20. The Beacon’s preview and dress rehearsal photos are online here.
• The East Marion Community Association hosts a discussion at the East Marion Firehouse this Saturday morning on “The Exploding Deer Population — What We Can Do About It?” with speakers Amy Dries and Hazel Kahan of the North Fork Deer Management Alliance and Dave Dominy, co-chair of the Southold Town Deer Management Task Force. Coffee and socializing begin at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 10 a.m.
• Poetry at Poquatuck, the annual early spring pairing of poets and visual artists to raise money for the restoration of Poquatuck Hall in Orient, will be held Saturday night at 7 p.m. Poets expected to perform include Orient’s own Billy Hands, Miranda Beeson, Vivian Eyre, David Berson, Cindy Pease Roe and many other local poets, including current Suffolk County Poet Laureate Robert J. Savino and former Suffolk County Poets Laureate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan & Ed Stever. More information is online here. [$10]
• The Riverhead Community Band, aka the No Doubt World Famous Monday Night band, will have a free concert this Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Pulaski Street School Auditorium. The program will feature music inspired by the sea. Former Music Director John Eyre will be recognized for his many years of service at this concert. [Free]
• The Beacon’s full events calendar for this weekend, and for the weeks ahead, is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.