• We’re heading to high temperatures in the high 30s today, with the mercury cracking into the low 40s tomorrow. Really. Then back to the high 30s on Sunday.
• This weekend is full of meetings about something that surrounds us all: Water. The Peconic Estuary Program is holding a Community Water Quality Workshop at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by a demonstration on how to help the DEC monitor river herring at Grangebel Park at 12:30 p.m. More information is online here.
• The East Marion Community Association is devoting its 10 a.m. Saturday meeting to “Troubled Waters,” a discussion with Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister, engineer Joe Fischetti and Sarah Meyland, Director of the Center for Water Resources Management at the New York Institute of Technology. More information on that meeting is online here.
• Opponents of Southold’s deer cull, currently in progress, are holding a silent vigil outside Southold Town Hall on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
• If all this sounds too serious for you, head down to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, where the Neo-Political Cowgirls are filling the trails with strange creatures that will take you through the magical dreamscape of winter in their annual production of “Zima.” More information is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.