• We’re under a fire weather watch on the East End from noon through 6 p.m. today, with the potential for rapid fire spread due to low relative humidity and winds that are expected to be gusty this afternoon. Watch your butts!
• Otherwise, we’re expecting a mostly sunny day, with a high near 68 degrees and the aforementioned west wind around 16 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 38. Tomorrow and Friday are expected to be sunny and in the high 60s, while there’s a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, which is otherwise expected to be cloudy, with a high near 65 degrees. Sunday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 71 degrees.
• The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead is hosting a presentation tonight at 6 p.m. by Captain Mike Caldwell on the restoration of the Pricilla, built by Elisha Saxton in 1888. Capt. Caldwell will also give an overview of the Sailing Program at the Long Island Maritime Museum. More information is online here.
• Southold’s Mile Marker Day is this Saturday — Join in this journey from Laurel to Orient following the town’s historic mile markers along the Kings Highway, beginning at Mile Marker 7 in Laurel just east of the Elbow Too restaurant on Franklinville Road — there will be events and entertainment at mile markers all the way down the fork to Orient. More information is online here.
• The Jamesport Meeting House is hosting their second annual Community Spelling Bee on Friday, May 22, and they’re promising the words will be “kinder and gentler” than last year. More information on registering for this year’s Bee is online here, and here’s a peak into the logophilic carnage at last year’s bee: https://www.eastendbeacon.com/2014/05/25/kinkajou-halieutics-hartebeest-surviving-your-first-spelling-bee/.
• Tomorrow is opening night for the North Fork Community Theatre’s production of “Camelot,” the musical story of the tumultuous love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot, which originally appeared on Broadway in 1959. Get your tickets online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.