Women's History Month

This is a Town-Organized event. What does this mean?

Women’s History Month, observed March 1st through March 31st, celebrates and encourages studying the vital role women played in American history, culture, and society. Women’s History Month began in 1981 when Congress authorized the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, Congress authorized the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.

This year's celebration month includes:

Designing Women: Beloved Apex Landmarks and their Designers

Sunday, March 10, 2024  | 2:00 pm
Pleasant Park (3400 Pleasant Plains Rd)

Join us as we highlight the women who helped create some of the most beloved landmarks in Apex - Apex Friendship Middle School, Apex Senior Center, Apex Service Memorial, Rodgers Family Skate Park, and more. 

We will have a panel discussion, where they share their creative process. Stick around after for a behind the scenes tour of Pleasant Park! This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Panelists include:

  • Charles "Chuck" Flink - Moderator
  • Christine Hilt - CLH Design Founder
  • Renee Pfeifer - CLH Design President
  • Lisa Esterrich - Ratio Design Principal
  • Cathy Kennedy - Exult Engineering Senior Transportation Engineer
  • Shweta Nanekar - McAdams Civic Spaces Project Manager

Register for this event here.

Forged in Fire: The Story of Apex, NC

March 7 - 10 & 14 - 17, 2024
The Halle Cultural Arts Center
Tickets are $18

Join us for an original play written by Apex historian, Warren Holleman! The story paints the picture of Apex's origins, struggles, and the tenacity of its residents with a strong focus on two leading ladies, Julia Montgomery Street and Mary C. Baldwin. Watch along as these two key figures showcase our town through stories and times of reflection. Purchase tickets in person at the Halle, by phone (919) 249-1120, or online at www.apex150.com/play.

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Wednesday Morning Movie

Wednesday, March 20th | 10:00 am
The Halle Cultural Arts Center (237 N. Salem Street)

Call The Halle for movie titles & details at (919) 249-1120

No registration required! Join us for a special feature for Women's History Month showcasing a superhero mom with an incredible family. Doors open at 9:30am.

Wednesday Morning Movie 

Wednesday, March 27th | 6:30 pm
The Halle Cultural Arts Center (237 N. Salem Street)

Call The Halle for movie titles & details at (919) 249-1120

No registration required!

Minority and Women Business Enterprise BadgeMinority and Women Business Enterprises Program

The Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) program, launched in early 2023, aims to support minority and women-owned businesses in finding resources and also provides a directory of their businesses and the services they offer the community. Apex’s MWBE initiatives advocate for and facilitate business growth to provide opportunities for historically underutilized businesses (HUB).

Learn more about this program and find out if your business qualifies

What is the difference between a Community Event and a Town-Organized Event?

Community Events 
This is an event that a non-profit organization runs, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff provides an event location (Town Hall Campus, Salem Street, etc.), along with staff from public safety, public works and other departments, as necessary.

Town-Organized Events
This is an event that the Town of Apex creates, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff manages the programming, including activities, logistics, and vendors. This is sometimes referred to as a “Town Owned Event”.