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.

Ongoing Event throughout March: Women of Apex

Throughout our 150 years of history as a town, we've had many remarkable women who have made an impact on the Apex community. The Women of Apex ongoing event provides a place for loved ones or fellow community members to nominate a woman who has lived a life of legacy, one that has had a lasting impact. The name of each Apex women honored will be placed on a backdrop and on display during the Courageous Conversations event on March 30th. (more info below) 

Women of Apex: Courageous Conversations

  • Thursday, March 30th
  • 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking and Reception
  • 6:30 pm: Program Begins
  • The Halle Cultural Arts Center (237 N. Salem Street)
  • Event is free, but registration is required. Register here!

The Courageous Conversations event will feature female panelists discussing how women have impacted the Apex community in our 150-year history. The panel includes:

  • Former Town Clerk, Georgia Evangelist
  • Owner of Positively Apex and Greet Friendship, Leslie Lockhart
  • Lifetime Apex Resident, Mary Clay
  • Middle Creek High Schooler, Alexa Burke
  • CoderDojoApex community member, Ritika Rajagopal

The panel will be moderated by Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director, Linda Graham Jones. Before the event, the Women of Apex names, stories and accompanying images will be in a rolling video presentation on the top floor of the Halle. The foyer area of the second floor will feature a pre-show reception and mingling opportunity for attendees.

Past events:

JazzLive Concert - Women in Jazz

  • Sunday, March 5th | 3:00 pm
  • The Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • Tickets are available for purchase
  • Learn more

Wednesday Night Movie - Double Feature

  • Wednesday, March 8th | 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

The Women's History Month - Wednesday Night Movie will be a double feature honoring two stories of women - one full of impact and the other based on a warrior

The Halle Art Gallery Exhibition Opening: Natalia Torres del Valle, Egg In Nest, and Beverly Dorland

  • Show Runs: March 10th - May 1st
  • Reception: Friday, March 10th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Learn more

Wednesday Morning Movie 

  • Wednesday, March 15th | 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

Grab snacks and blankets to enjoy a free movie on the big screen! Doors open at 9:30am. We hear this morning movie features a young lady with large red hair and a bold determination for breaking the mold of society!

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”.