• We’re expecting patchy fog before 10 a.m. today. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a south wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low around 66. Friday will be partly sunny, with a high near 78, and Saturday will be partly sunny, with a high near 81 and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10 a.m.
• The first-ever East End Fringe Festival, showcasing works by new playwrights, continues for its second week tonight at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, with performances of “Mr. Danby’s Son” and “BREAK OUT!” beginning at 7 p.m. Pictures of opening weekend and more details about upcoming shows are online here.
• Have you ever had one of those unexpected moments of personal discovery while communicating with someone else that was unlike any other, where, due to the conditions or circumstances, time literally stood still, and you had to pinch yourself to make sure that it wasn’t all a dream? Our columnist Dave Davis discusses capturing those moments in his latest Dave’s Desk@Ditch column, online here.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss the Suffolk Theater site plan, street lighting standards and a New York State disaster preparedness training scheduled for Aug. 14 at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will discuss traffic safety recommendations for Bridgehampton, proposed changes to the town’s ethics code and legislation to allow assisted living facilities at their 10 a.m. work session this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on proposed changes to septic system requirements and rebates, as well as a CPF acquisition at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. More information on the septic systems hearings is online here and their full agenda for tonight’s meeting is online here.
• The Ecological Culture Initiative in Hampton Bays will hold an “Ask ECI” forum this evening at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Library. More details are online here.
• Northeast Stage’s production of William Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors” opens tonight in Greenport’s Mitchell Park at 7 p.m., and continues through Saturday. More details are online here. [Free]
• Norman Brouwer will discuss “LI Sound Steamboats — 1899s to 1945” at the East End Seaport Museum’s lecture series this evening at 5:30 p.m. More details are online here. [$5/Members Free]
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:41 a.m., 8:01 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:49 a.m., 7:09 p.m.
Greenport: 8:18 a.m., 8:38 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:04 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:13 a.m., 8:33 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:40 a.m., 10 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:47 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:38 a.m., 5:06 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 8:27 a.m., 8:44 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 7:35 a.m., 7:52 p.m.
Greenport: 9:04 a.m., 9:21 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 9:53 a.m., 10:07 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 8:59 a.m., 9:16 p.m.
New Suffolk: 10:26 a.m., 10:43 p.m.
South Jamesport: 10:33 a.m., 10:50 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 5:32 a.m., 5:54 p.m
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.