• We’re expecting patchy fog before 8 a.m. today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a south wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. We’re expecting showers and thunderstorms tonight between midnight and 2 p.m. There’s a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with a high near 83 degrees. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Sunday, with a high near 77 degrees.
• President Donald Trump is expected to be in Southampton Village mid-day today for a fundraiser at the Halsey Neck Lane home of Nathan’s Hot Dogs executive Howard Lorber. Protests are expected in the area between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We’ll have more details later today.
• The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world’s largest operational Viking ship, is open for tours at Preston’s Dock in Greenport from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. More details are online here.
• Our Peconic Dish columnists Alison Boyd & William Sertl had a field day with their August column, exploring the possibilities of fresh clams.
• Anna-Marie Wellins, DNP of The Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will give a talk titled “Lyme & Tick-Borne Disease: What You Need to Know” tomorrow morning, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at Peconic Landing in Greenport. More details are online here.
• The East Marion Community Association will hold a public meeting titled “Troubled Waters in Oysterponds: Threats to Our Water Supply” this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. at Poquatuck Hall in Orient. All are welcome to attend. More details are online here.
• The 42nd Annual Polish Town Fair is this weekend in Riverhead. More details are online here.
• Save the Sound and Long Island Paddlers are hosting a Paddle for Plum Island tomorrow, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Orient Beach State Park to raise money for the effort to preserve Plum Island. More details are online here.
• The final performance of Southold’s Custer Observatory’s “Steinway & Stargazing” series is this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., when members of the underground band “Blow Up Hollywood” will perform. More details are online here.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend, and in the weeks ahead. Get the details in our Events Calendar.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 3:03 a.m., 3:38 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 2:11 a.m., 2:46 p.m.
Greenport: 3:40 a.m., 4:15 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 4:38 a.m., 5:05 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 3:35 a.m., 4:10 p.m.
New Suffolk: 5:02 a.m., 5:37 p.m.
South Jamesport: 5:09 a.m., 5:44 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 2:14 a.m., 2:51 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:23 a.m., 1 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 4:03 a.m., 4:39 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 3:11 a.m., 3:47 p.m.
Greenport: 4:40 a.m., 5:16 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 5:36 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 4:35 a.m., 5:11 p.m.
New Suffolk: 6:02 a.m., 6:38 p.m.
South Jamesport: 6:09 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 3:07 a.m., 3:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:16 a.m., 1:50 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.