• We’re expecting rain and possibly a thunderstorm today and are under a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. The high temperature today will be near 78 degrees, with an east wind 7 to 14 miles per hour, becoming north in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers tonight, with a low around 62. Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 83 and Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 81 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
• Southampton Town has just launched a new program designed to bring together three sustainable energy components to make it easier for residents to reduce their electricity use. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• The Hope For Depression Research Foundation has enlisted the help of Southampton Hospital and other local businesses in organizing a three-mile walk around Lake Agawam in Southampton tomorrow, July 30, to raise awareness and money for depression research. More information is online here.
Out & About
• The Mattituck Greek Festival begins today at 4 p.m., and continues through Sunday at the Transfiguration of Christ Church on Breakwater Road. More information is online here.
• North Fork historian and author Amy Folk will delve into history in a special lecture tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport. More information is online here. [$12/Members Free] The museum is also hosting a sunset trip to Bug Light on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. More information is online here. [$50-$85]
• North Fork-based Northeast Stage, which every year stages a Shakespeare in the Park production in Greenport’s Mitchell Park, is taking this year’s show, “As You Like It,” on the road this year. They’ll hold their first performance this Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m. behind East End Arts in downtown Riverhead, followed by performances on Aug. 3, 5 & 6 at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Park and a final performance in the Patchogue Shorefront Park bandshell on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. More information is online here. [Free]
• You can find out what’s going on throughout the East End any time in our events listings, online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are below. Get the next two weeks’ tides, any time, online here.
MTK Hbr: 5:30 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Orient: 6:31 a.m., 7:08 p.m.
GPT: 6:59 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:54 a.m., 7:31 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:28 a.m., 9:05 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 3:33 a.m., 4:06 p.m.
MTK Hbr:6:29 a.m., 7:01 p.m.
Orient: 7:30 a.m., 8:02 p.m.
GPT: 7:58 a.m., 8:30 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 7:53 a.m., 8:25 p.m.
S. JPT: 9:27 a.m., 9:59 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 4:38 a.m., 5:07 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.