• Today will be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a west wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be clear, with a low around 55 degrees and a west wind around 6 miles per hour, becoming calm after midnight. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny, with highs near 81, and Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 82.
• Next week is National Estuaries Week, and the Peconic Estuary Program is celebrating by holding a conference next Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Atlantis Sea Star Ballroom at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. More information is online here.
• Next Tuesday is also the Third Annual Car Free Day Long Island, a day when Long Islanders pledge to go about their day using mass transit, telecommuting or traveling by bicycle or foot. You can take the pledge online here, and you’ll also be entered to win some cool prizes.
• The East Hampton Town Board plans to discuss airport issues, the town’s coastal assessment and resiliency plan, littering laws and no parking restrictions on the south side of Montauk Highway near Cyril’s at their 10 a.m. work session at town hall this morning. Their full agenda is online here.
• The Southold Presbyterian Church is hosting an informal softball challenge —”Adults” vs “Students” — at the Southold High School ball field, this Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. They will be grilling food and sharing the fun with the community at large, and are asking anyone, players or spectators, to stop by.
• The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is on a search for a face painter (or two) who is willing to donate their time during their Enchanted Forest fundraising events on Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Oct. 25 from noon to 3:30 p.m. and on Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They will feed you lunch & be forever grateful. You can reach the refuge at 631.653.4771.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.