The New Year is well underway, and though you might already have a New Year’s resolution, it can’t hurt to have another. This year, why not make one of your resolutions to get out and be more involved in your local community? There are many events in your local area that can help you do so. So, to help you get started, here are a few events for you to consider!

Women’s Leadership Council

United Way is hosting a Women’s Leadership Council at the Southside Tap & Grille located at 22324 Charing Cross Road, Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 5H8. The event will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST. Guest speaker Terry DeJonge will be discussing a variety of topics throughout the event. Ticket prices start at $20 and include a soup and sandwich bar.

If you’re interested in the event, you can reserve your tickets here!

Small Business: Taxes and Audit Management

WTC Charted Professional Accountant is hosting a free webinar on how to manage taxes and CRA audits for small business owners on January 19. The event will take place online and run from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST. According to the site, the webinar will focus on three key areas: corporate tax, payroll, and GST/HST.

If you’re a small business owner that’s just entered into entrepreneurship, or an experience one that wants a refresher, then this is a great opportunity for you. Click here to register for the free webinar!

Scene Study and Character Performance

For those interested in drama and acting, the Take a Bow Productions is hosting 10-week long drama classes beginning February 10. The classes will run between 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and will be open to ages 6+. The classes cost $150 and are located at Christ Church, 80 Wellington St. West, Chatham, Ontario.

For more information about the classes, you can visit the website or contact the organizer at

These are just a few of the many events that will be occurring in your local area. There are many more, and covering a wide variety of interests. So, this year, make it your goal to get out and experience more of your local community.