• Today will be sunny, with a high near 75 degrees and a northwest wind 11 to 17 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 52. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, mainly after 2 p.m., with increasing clouds throughout the day and a high near 73. Sunday will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 77.
• If you’re planning for a summer of easy beachgoing and barbecues, keep in mind that summertime is also a time when blood supplies dwindle nationwide due to lack of donations. The New York Blood Center issued an emergency appeal for blood donations over this past weekend, and there are plenty of opportunities to donate blood on the East End in the weeks ahead. Our full story is online here.
• Through his underwater pictures and videos of local fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and other assorted invertebrates, Chris Paparo will take attendees on an underwater journey of Long Island at a special event sponsored by North Fork Audubon Society at the Peconic Lane Community Center tonight, June 10, at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• The East Marion Community Association is hosting a Tick-Borne Disease Forum at their meeting tomorrow, Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the East Marion Firehouse. Dr. Anna-Marie Wellins, a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will speak. More information is online here.
• Volunteers are needed tomorrow, June 11 at the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station to help weave and set eelgrass mats for the Shinnecock Restoration Program. The weaving begins at 10 a.m. Volunteers are also needed this week to help collect adult eelgrass shoots. More information is online here.
• The North Fork’s inaugural Rites of Spring Music Fest concludes tomorrow night, June 11, with a concert of Italian opera arias with soprano Masha Carrera and pianist Paolo Bartolani, paired with an evening of antipasti from Caci restaurant at Laurel Lake Vineyards. More information is online here.
• Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor and Racial Justice East End will host the first in a four-part series of book discussions on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness” on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. at Canio’s. More information is online here.
• Looking ahead to next week, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will host a forum on the merger of Southampton Hospital with Stony Brook University Hospital next Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall. More information is online here.
High tides on the East End for today and over the weekend are as follows:
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.