Zebulon is the perfect place to live: secluded enough to feel neighborly and close-knit, and close enough to larger cities to have plenty of events to choose from each month. We sifted through local happenings to bring you some highlights of the goings-on in and around Zebulon throughout February.
(February 1 @ 7:30 a.m.; North Carolina State Fairgrounds; Raleigh, NC; $25)
To kick off the month, North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler is inviting constituents to have breakfast with him at the State Fairgrounds. The event is hosted by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, and proceeds will go toward its aim of honoring and cataloguing the history of local rural farming communities. At the event, attendees can expect to see Commissioner Troxler hand out the Excellence in Agriculture Award as well as the Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award.
(February 2 @ 6:30 p.m.; Umstead Hotel and Spa; Cary, NC)
An event that sold out last year, the Winter Gala of the ISPE-CaSA is sure to be a hit in 2019. Between networking opportunities and the luxurious views of the Umstead Hotel and Spa, it is remarkable that event organizers were able to provide fun: and yet they did! Guests can test their luck and skill at casino tables, enjoy the grooves of an on-site DJ, and indulge in scrumptious desserts and an open bar.
(February 23 @ 7:00 p.m.; Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh; Raleigh, NC; FREE)
Those of us who love literature and the arts may recognize the name of Sandra Cisneros from her famous novel, The House on Mango Street. In addition to novels, however, Cisneros is also known for her poetry, essays, and short stories that emphasize the struggles of working-class folk. Come to CAM Raleigh for the chance to see and hear Cisneros, whose work has earned her a place in the Frederick Douglass 200, the National Medal of the Arts from President of Obama, and many other awards.
For more information about local goings-on, check out our Local Attractions page.