• Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 81 degrees — perhaps the last time we’ll hit the 80s for a while. The wind will be out of the southwest at 3 to 8 miles per hour. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, with a low around 59. Saturday will be mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 70 degrees.
• East Hampton Town is working on an $8.5 million plan to move most town offices to one campus at the existing town hall complex. The Beacon’s full story is online here.
• Greenport’s Maritime Festival kicks off tonight with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party at the Greenport Yacht and Ship Building Company. You can find the details of the whole weekend’s festivities on our sister website, The Peconic Bathtub, online here.
• The Peconic Landing community and the students of the North Fork’s Peconic Community School got a rare treat Wednesday, when the Colombian dance group El Colegio del Cuerpo spent the day working with the students and seniors on a collaborative dance project, capped with an improvisational dance performance in response to Peconic Landing’s sculpture garden. See our photos of the event online here.
• Summer’s almost over, but that doesn’t mean the end of gardening season. Roots grow better in cool weather. Autumn is the perfect time to add native plants from Long Island to your garden. The Long Island Native Plant Initiative is holding their first-ever fall plant sale today and tomorrow, from 9 am. to 2 p.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus’s greenhouses. More information is available online here.
• Congressman Lee Zeldin has announced that he will host a Narcan Training and Resource Fair at the William Floyd High School Auditorium this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The first 50 families to arrive will receive one free Narcan kit.
• The brand-new Southold Opera House at 53930 Main Road (the former Methodist Church) in Southold will host open houses tomorrow, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The new arts center will host classes in singing, ballet, cello, piano, violin, choir, orchestra and musical theater. For more information call 631.407.8001.
• The Flanders Fire Department hosts their annual open house this Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free refreshments, demonstrations of firefighting techniques and tours of the firehouse and apparatus for all who attend. The firehouse is located at 19 Firehouse Lane in Flanders.
• There’s plenty to do on the East End this weekend and throughout the fall season. Find all the details in our events calendar, online here.
The high tides on the East End over the weekend are as follows:
MTK Hbr: 2:50 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Orient: 3:51 a.m., 4:29 p.m.
Greenport: 4:19 a.m., 4:57 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 4:14 a.m., 4:52 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 5:41 a.m., 6:19 p.m.
S. JPT: 5:48 a.m., 6:26 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 1:05 a.m., 1:29 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 3:59 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Orient: 5 a.m., 5:39 p.m.
Greenport: 5:28 a.m., 6:07 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 5:23 a.m., 6:02 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 6:50 a.m., 7:29 p.m.
S. JPT: 6:57 a.m., 7:36 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:06 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
MTK Hbr: 5:07 a.m., 5:43 p.m.
Orient: 6:08 a.m., 6:44 p.m.
Greenport: 6:36 a.m., 7:12 p.m.
Sag Hbr: 6:31 a.m., 7:07 p.m.
N. Suffolk: 7:58 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
S. JPT: 8:05 a.m., 8:41 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:08 a.m., 3:31 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.