Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in the Chicago Southland
By Carrie Steinweg published December 15, 2022
As we look forward to 2023, you may be thinking about resolutions to make for the new year. Some of the events and activities in the Chicago Southland can help you achieve those resolutions. Here are a few:
TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY
Have you set a goal to try something new in 2023? Or to dive into a new hobby? How about axe throwing? Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events will be starting a new league soon and they’re holding a meet & greet event for those who want to learn more about it.
Axe Throwing League Meet & Greet
Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events
8580 Springlake Drive
Learn about this popular, fast-growing pastime and get questions answered by axe-throwing league members. Try it out and test your aim!
Laughter is good for your well-being, so resolving to spend more time seeking out a good belly laugh is a good move. Take in a comedy show at a venue in the Chicago Southland where you’ll be entertained by some of the funniest people in the biz.
Comedy Show with Mike Toomey
The Lyric Blue Island Theatre
12952 Western Avenue
If adding more laughter and fun is on your agenda for the new year, plan to check out the quick wit and unique style of Mike Toomey, who has been a favorite at comedy clubs and special events since 1982. A regular contributor on The WGN Morning News in Chicago, Mike has performed on HBO, MTV and The Arts and Entertainment Network. Opening act features comedian Brian Hicks.
The Best of Second City
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Dorothy Menker Theatre
9000 West College Parkway
This is a must-see show featuring the best sketches and songs from Second City, made famous by superstars like Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell and Gilda Radner - as well as their trademark improvisational style of comedy.
Did you resolve to volunteer and give back in the new year? There are a couple of organized events coming up recognizing the Martin Luther King Day of Service and offering opportunities to do good for your community.
MLK Day of Service
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County
15891 Paxton Avenue
The Forest Preserves of Cook County invites you to come out and lend a hand in a self-led litter pick-up project. Garbage bags and gloves are available.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Village of Flossmoor
2800 Flossmoor Road
The village comes alive for service to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping in various ways around town.