Topsail happenings

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM.

The guest speaker at an upcoming meeting of the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society will showcase how roses make wonderful companions to the area’s azaleas and camellias.

Matt Hunter of the Azalea Society of America, Cape Fear Chapter, will speak on how to integrate these plants in gardens on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the New Hanover County Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. For more information, call Carol Noble at 910-259-5845 or visit


Blessing of the fleet

Harbour Village Yacht Club at Olde Point annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place on April 5.

Boaters wishing to take part may assemble outside the Harbour Village Marina, Hampstead, at 10 a.m. then proceed south on the waterway where they will join with boaters from HVYC where the blessing will take place. Boaters should monitor channel No. 68. All boaters are welcome.

For more information, contact Vice-Commodore David Rockwell at

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