• Artist Billy Rayner will give a free talk at Guild Hall at 7 p.m. tonight on his two-volume set “Notes and Sketches: Travel Journals of William P. Rayner,” a collection of musings, paintings, and memorabilia exploring over three decades of travel in Africa and India. Rayner was editorial business manager at Condé Nast Publications and wrote articles for Vogue, House and Garden, and Vanity Fair. He traveled extensively for both professional and personal reasons, perfecting his watercolor painting while on his many trips. More information is online here.
• The Montauk Observatory is hosting a lecture by Professor Matthew Pappas on “Exoplanets: A Sense of Our Galactic Neighbors” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Ross School’s tennis center. In 1989, astronomers discovered the first planet beyond our solar system orbiting the remnants of a dead star. Since that first discovery, advances in technology and observing techniques have steadily pushed the number of known exoplanets ever higher. In this lecture, Professor Pappas will present a survey of the exoplanets that have been found and discuss the implications that such discoveries may have on the search for life beyond Earth. More information is online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the 100th Anniversary of the Riverhead Water District, The Suffolk Theater’s proposed East End Visual Arts Festival and an update on the potential sale of the Second Street Firehouse at their 10 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss fire department access to their GIS mapping system and financial issues at their 10:30 a.m. work session today. Their full agenda is online here.
• Mambo Loco will be playing their signature old school Latin music at The Suffolk Theater tonight beginning at 8 p.m. as part of the theater’s Sumer Dance Thursdays program. Tickets are available online here.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.