Good Morning! No Foolin’!
• There’s a 30 percent chance of showers today, mainly before 8 a.m., with mostly cloudy skies, a high temperature near 57 degrees and a west wind 9 to 17 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 32. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 50 and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
• Greenport High School at 720 Front Street in Greenport hosts a New York Blood Center blood drive this morning from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be made online here.
• Today is the fifth anniversary of The Beacon’s print edition — our April edition will be on newsstands mid-day today. Pick up a copy at one of these newsstands to help us celebrate five years of bringing fresh independent news to the East End.
• Latin Jazz All-Star pianist Bill O’Connell’s Quartet, featuring Craig Handy on saxophone perform at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill this evening at 6 p.m. More details are online at parrishart.org
• Friends of The Big Duck and the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps celebrate the arrival of spring with an Easter Duck Egg Hunt at Big Duck Ranch, 1012 Flanders Road, Flanders. The free (but bring your own basket) annual event will be held on Saturday, April 2 at noon sharp. The rain date is Sunday, April 3. The grass field behind The Big Duck will be dotted with filled plastic “duck eggs” that children two- to nine-years-old can easily find. To make it a safe event, the children are grouped into three separate age groups. A prize basket is awarded to “The Good Egg” in each group who discovers the special egg, and Mother Goose will also visit. Both admission and parking for the event are free. Cars should enter at Otter Hole Neck Road, just east of The Big Duck, and park in the back of the field. For more information, call 631.284.3737 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Southold Historical Society hosts a Book Launch Party for Mary Korpi’s “The Lady Lighthouse Keeper” at the Ann Currie-Bell house at their Museum Complex at 55200 Main Road, Southold on Saturday at 2 p.m. The book is based on the life of Stella Prince, who kept the light at Horton Point for many years and was the lighthouse keeper of record from May 1903-1904. Admission is free. For more info, visit southoldhistorical.org
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 10:41 a.m., 10:58 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 9:49 a.m., 10:06 p.m.
Greenport: 11:18 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:22 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:13 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
New Suffolk: 12:15 a.m., 12:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 12:22 a.m., 12:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 9:56 a.m., 10:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:05 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:24 a.m., 11:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:32 a.m., 10:49 p.m.
Greenport: 12:01 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:37 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 11:56 a.m.
New Suffolk: 12:57 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:04 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:37 a.m., 10:57 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:46 a.m., 9:06 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.