• The Friends of the Big Duck are hosting their second annual Rubber Duck Race, to benefit the creation of a duck farming museum at The Big Duck Ranch on Flanders Road this Saturday, Aug. 9 at noon (Rain Date Aug. 10) at the Flanders Mens Club, behind The Big Duck. Participants pay $5 to reserve their rubber duck and the registration form is online here. For More Information, call Ms. Fran Cobb at 631.727.5342. The grand opening of the Long Island Duck Farming Museum will be on Oct. 18.
• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a special meeting this morning at 11:30 a.m. to set a public hearing for Sept. 3 on the subdivision of EPCAL, the former Grumman property in Calverton. The Sept. 3 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. The full agenda for this morning’s special meeting is online here. The board will also hold a work session at 10 a.m. to discuss solar farms and the 2015 budget. The full agenda for the work session is online here.
• The Southampton Town Board will hear a proposal from Dr. Christopher Golber to mitigate excess nitrogen in the bays at its 10 a.m. work session today. They will also discuss the proposed Flanders garbage district. The board’s full agenda is online here.
• The East Hampton Town Board will hold public hearings on several Community Preservation Fund acquisitions and two changes to make the zoning code more friendly to affordable apartments at its 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight. The town board’s full agenda is online here.
• The Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival (HITFest) returns to The Mulford Farm in East Hampton tonight for an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Performances will be held Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. There will be no performance tomorrow, Aug. 8.
• Tonight in Amagansett, South Fork poetry publishers Hunt & Light will feature a reading by New York poets Monica McClure and Ben Fama at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett tonight at 7 p.m. More information is online here.
• The Accabonac Protection Committee is inviting local artists to enter their second “Images of Accabonac” art show, to be held Aug. 23 and 24 at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, with an opening reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The deadline for notification of submission is Mon., Aug. 18 and all work must be dropped off at Ashawagh Hall on Fri., Aug. 22 between 10 a.m. and noon. The Accabonac Protection Committee will retain 33% of sales, with 67% to the artist. There is a $25 entry fee. Artists can request an entry form or further information from chairwoman Arlene Coulter at email@example.com or call 631.324.6173.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.