• There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, but otherwise it will be partly sunny, with a high near 88 and a southwest wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 65. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 86 and Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 81.
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering adding 160,000 cubic yards of sand to a 8,500-foot stretch of Hashamomuck Cove on the Long Island Sound in Southold to protect the area, where houses are perched precariously on the edge of the scoured coastline, from coastal storms. A public hearing will be held at Southold Town Hall on Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Our full story is online here.
• Southampton Town is hosting a Peak Power Hour at Long Beach in Sag Harbor next Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is titled “Go Fly a Kite” and the first 50 attendees will receive free kites from the town. The event is designed to get people to turn up their thermostats and leave the house for a couple hours of recreation during peak utility usage times on hot summer days. More information is online here.
• Greenport’s East End Seaport Museum hosts the opening for a maritime art show tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. More information is online here.
• The North Fork Audubon Society is hosting “Birds and Brunch,” a benefit screening of the critically acclaimed and important film “The Messenger” on Sunday, Aug. 28 at noon at the Greenport Theater. More information is online here. [$25-$30]
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend and in the weeks ahead. Our full calendar listings are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are online here:
MTK Hbr: 4:12 a.m., 4:54 p.m.
Orient: 5:13 a.m., 5:55 p.m.
GPT: 5:41 a.m., 6:23 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:36 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
S. JPT: 7:10 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 2:18 a.m., 2:47 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 5:19 a.m., 5:56 p.m.
Orient: 6:20 a.m., 6:57 p.m.
GPT: 6:48 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:43 a.m., 7:20 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:17 a.m., 8:54 p.m.
Shinn. In.: 3:21 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.