• We’re expecting rain later today, with possibly a thunderstorm after 10 a.m. and a high near 55 degrees. Winds will be out of the east at 6 to 11 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible. Rain is likely to continue overnight, with a low around 44 degrees. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 61. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers Sunday, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 54.
• “When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going, or at least the general direction in which you are moving, but don’t forget: the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment.” Our columnist Dave Davis discusses this wise advice on Surrendering to the Unknown from spiritualist Eckhart Tolle and others in his column this month.
• The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association will present SUNY-Syracuse College of Environmental Science & Forestry landscape architecture students’ design ideas for Mattituck this evening, April 27, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mattituck Presbyterian Church. More details are online here.
• Sag Harbor’s Christ Episcopal Church at 5 Hampton Street will host a forum on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including a talk with DACA recipient and LatinoJustice Community Organizer Angel Reyes this Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
• KK’s The Farm in Southold hosts its annual Dandelion Festival this Sunday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be lectures on biodynamic farming and spiritual living, poetry, music, children’s activities, music, food trucks and, of course, celebrations of all things related to the dandelion. More details are online here.
• Earth festivities continue this coming weekend with the Quogue Wildlife Refuge‘s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 3 p.m. and at Custer Observatory in Southold, which will hold a twelve-hour-long festival, from noon to midnight, with kids events, astronomy information and stargazing under the dark sky.
• The Beacon’s Events Calendar is chock full of ideas for things to do this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. If you have an event you’d like to publicize, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:36 a.m., 8:55 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:44 a.m., 8:03 p.m.
Greenport: 9:13 a.m., 9:32 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 10:11 a.m., 10:33 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:08 a.m., 9:27 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:35 a.m., 10:54 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:42 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:53 a.m., 6:25 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 9:22 a.m., 9:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 8:30 a.m., 8:46 p.m.
Greenport: 9:59 a.m., 10:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 11:01 a.m., 11:18 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 9:54 a.m., 10:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 11:21 a.m., 11:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 11:28 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 6:42 a.m., 7:10 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.