Reforming flood insurance
Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
Thursday, May 16, 6 p.m.
Town Hall meeting
Changes in flood insurance removing two longstanding “grandfather” clauses in, or even near, the respective 100-year floodplain shown on flood maps as a result of the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012. Other changes require the FEMA to eliminate a variety of existing flood insurance subsidies. The public is encouraged to attend.
Lunch & Learn
The Passive House
Friday, May 24, noon to 2 p.m.
6402 Quail Run Road
Architect Kevin Pfirman and owner/builder Lucien Ellison tour participants through the Passive House overlooking Hewletts Creek. Pfirman will discuss the home’s modern design. Ellison will address Passive House strategies. Ideal Precast will explain the wall panels used for construction and provide boxed lunches. For details and to register online visit http://www.cfgba.org/
Coastal Water Garden Tour
New Hanover County Arboretum
Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, noon until 4 p.m.
This year’s tour includes 11 sites, several showcasing two or more water features. Designers include Drew Thorndyke of Cape Fear Water Gardens, Josh Rickards of Creative Cascades and Sue LoRusso of Hampstead Landscaping. Purchase tickets at the Arboretum, Stone Garden, Transplanted Garden and Pender Pines Nursery. For more info, call the Arboretum at 910-798-7660.