• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 79 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 13 miles per hour. Tonight, there’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., but otherwise it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 64 degrees. Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 77 degrees. There are currently no weather advisories in effect.
• Richard Barons, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will debunk some myths and add some intriguing new information to the story of Captain Kidd and his treasure in a lecture at the Southampton Historical Society at noon today. More information is online here.
• Today is the season-opening for the Montauk Farmers Market on the Montauk Green every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the summer and fall. New additions for 2015 to the long list of vendors are Montauk Juice Factory, North Fork Smoked Fish Co. and Talk to me Treats. Keep up to date on their vendors on their Facebook page.
• The Surfrider Foundation and Defend H2O are asking for help fighting the Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to sandbag the beaches of downtown Montauk in a benefit at The Stephen Talkhouse at 7 p.m. tonight. There will be live music by Jettykoon and special musical guests. Tickets are $20. More information is online here.
• It’s not too late to register to read as part of Sag Harbor’s Moby-Dick Marathon, sponsored by Canio’s Books, beginning tomorrow and continuing all weekend. Canio’s is registering readers now for 10 minute segments. Please send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org with MDM subject) with the day, time and location you would like to read. They’ll send a confirmation. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hear a presentation from East End Arts on this year’s JumpstART! festival; an update on the Wading River Beach; information on a proposed Ragnar Relay in 2016 and an update on the West Main Street Brownfields Opportunity Area study at their 9:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear a presentation on financing for clean energy projects in commercial and non-profit buildings and on a draft of their 2014 financial report at their 10:30 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.