Good Morning!

• We’re expecting partly sunny skies today, with a high temperature near 58 degrees and an east wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers overnight, with a low around 47. Showers will continue into Saturday, with a high near 56 and an east wind 17 to 22 miles per hour, gusting to 33. We’re expecting showers again on Sunday, mainly after 2 p.m., with a high near 60 degrees.

• Many sculptors believe that wood has a soul, and they spend a good deal of time getting to know what their material is saying before they begin to work with it. North Fork artist Ted Thirlby’s most recent work, on view at East End Arts’ two galleries in Riverhead, is a conversation with a material many people would overlook — scrap construction plywood. Read More.

• The Long Island Natural History Conference returns today after a three-year hiatus. While in-person tickets are sold out, you can view the presentations by registering online here.

• The Greater Calverton Civic Association will hold an informational meeting on “Warehouse Breeds” in light of the huge amount of warehouse space planned for their hamlet this evening, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riley Avenue Elementary School. RSVP to gcca1992@gmail.com to let them know whether you will participate in person or would like a Zoom link sent to you.

• The Southampton Arts Center holds a Closing Reception for East End Collected7, along with a screening of the Lana Jokel film “The Way it Goes at on Saturday. The screening begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. More details are at southamptonartscenter.org.

• Author Lorraine Dusky discusses the newly released edition of her memoir, “Hole in My Heart: Love and Loss in the Fault Lines of Adoption” with Grand Canyon Press Editor Marylee McDonald at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 5 p.m. More details are at canios.worspress.com.

• The Dandelion Festival returns to KK & Ira’s Farm, 59945 Main Road in Southold, rain or shine, on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be educational workshops on biodynamic farming, wild edible tastings, live music, hula hooping, magic show, drumming, kids crafts. Admission s free. Find out more.

• The North Fork Environmental Council holds its annual Earth Day 5K at Indian Island County Park off of Route 105 in Riverhead, with a 10 a.m. race start on Sunday, April 30. All proceeds go towards scholarships and environmental education programs. Here’s more info.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

April 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:13 a.m., 5:47 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:21 a.m., 4:55 p.m.
Greenport: 5:50 a.m., 6:24 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:19 a.m., 6:58 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:45 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:12 a.m., 7:46 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:19 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:45 a.m., 4:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:54 a.m., 2:45 p.m.

April 29
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:14 a.m., 6:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:22 a.m., 5:49 p.m.
Greenport: 6:51 a.m., 7:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:19 a.m., 7:53 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:46 a.m., 7:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:13 a.m., 8:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:20 a.m., 8:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:40 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:49 a.m., 3:39 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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