Upcoming Events

Check this page often for upcoming events! Candidates or groups planning events that would be of interest to Democrats and Independents are welcome to submit their plans by clicking here. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

05/02/201618:00: Meet & Greet with Susana A. Mendoza, Candidate for Illinois Comptroller

When: Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:00pm

Where: Sketchbook Brewing Co., 821 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL

What: A Meet & Greet with Susana A. Mendoza, Democratic nominee for Illinois Comptroller.

To RSVP online, click here or email Abby Erwin at abby@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496

05/05/201613:00: Bernie Sanders Phone Bank in Gurnee

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Panera Bread, 6557 Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL  Meeting in the back room.

What: A phone banking event in support of Bernie Sanders.

Volunteers are asked to bring a laptop/tablet, cell phone and charger.  Free WiFi.  Children welcome.

05/05/201617:30: Personal PAC’s Future Voices Council: “Speak Up & Speak Out”

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., #203, Chicago, IL

What: Personal PAC’s young professionals group presents a fundraiser and awareness building event featuring a live art demonstration, readings of amicus briefs from Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and an art raffle.

Complimentary cocktails.

RSVP

 

05/07/201607:30: A Safe Place EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016.  Registration: 7:30, start 9:00am.

Where: Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Rd., Libertyville, IL  Free parking.

What: A Safe Place holds the EmpoweRun 5K Run/Walk to End Domestic Violence.  The Independence Grove venue is a stroller-friendly, chip-timed, USATF Certified Course.  Post-race party with entertainment.  Proceeds support the work of A Safe Place, providing a full range of services to adult survivors of domestic violence and their children.

For more information and to register, click here.

For questions, email Denise at dgentes@asafeplaceforhelp.org or call 847-731-7165 ext 104

05/07/201618:30: Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016.  6:30: Cocktail reception & silent auction, 8:00pm: Dinner, program and dancing

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Alzheimer’s Association Chicago’s  29th annual Rita Hayworth Gala, “Time is of the Essence.” Master of Ceremonies: Jon Harris.  Special presenter: Dawn Hasbrouck, Fox 32 News Anchor.

Additional information and register online.

 

 

05/09/201611:00: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When: Monday, May 9, 2016.  11:00 – 12:00pm: VIP reception for hosts and sponsors, 12:00pm: lunch and program

Where: Hilton Chicago, International Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch.  Featured speaker: Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).  In 2010 she was unanimously elected International President and became the first woman to lead SEIU.

For more information or to reserve your seat, click here, email laurenbethgash@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635.  Make sure to write Tenth Dems in the “Describe your table preference” field.

05/11/201611:00: Women Employed’s “The Working Lunch”

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 11:00am – 1:30pm

Where: The Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

What: Women Employed’s annual lunch in support of improved economic opportunities and increased access to education for working women.  Keynote speaker: Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal. 

For more information or to RSVP, click here, email Jessica at jlawson@womenemployed.org or call 312-782-3902 x225

05/14/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

05/14/201618:00: CASA Lake County 2016 Gala Fundraising Dinner

When:  Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 6:00 – 11:00pm

Where: Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL

What:  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) presents its 2016 gala supporting the organization’s work with abused and neglected children of Lake County.  Terri Zenner Award Honoree: Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Baxter International, Inc.

To register online, click here.

05/15/201612:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Spring Meeting and Buttons Show

When: Sunday, May 15, 2016.  Bourse time from 12:00 noon – 3:00pm.

Where: Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, IL

What: CAPIC’s spring meeting will focus on cause and issue buttons.  It will be of interest to members, friends, family members (kids too), political junkies, history buffs, collectors, and anyone interested in all things political.  Items will be available for sale and/or display.

Free admission and parking.

For display table reservations and information, email Dottie at ddpCAPIC@AOL.com or call 224-544-5735

05/18/201611:30: Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) Luncheon Speaker Series

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Where: Hull House, 800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

What: A luncheon presentation featuring Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, Executive Director of the Cook County Department of Corrections.  Dr. Tapia is believed to be the first clinical psychologist or psychiatrist to lead a major jail or prison in the US.  Her talk will focus on both advocacy and decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness to work for a brighter future.

For more information and to register

05/18/201618:00: AFHU 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – Save the Date

Where: Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. at Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL.

What: American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner honoring David Hoffman, partner, Sidley Austin LLP.  Honorary Dinner Co-Chairs: Hon. Abner J. Mikva and Newton N. Minow.  Dinner proceeds benefit the Clinical Legal Education Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.

To RSVP, email bsugar@afhu.org

05/18/201619:00: TDU Hosts Political Reporter David Yepsen

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Northbrook Public Library, Pollak Room A, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL

What: Tenth Dems University (TDU) sponsors a discussion of the current political climate with David Yepsen, a political reporter and analyst formerly with The Des Moines Register.  He is currently director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.  His observations will be followed by questions from the floor.

Sign up

05/19/201612:00: Stevenson Center Panel: Reforming America’s Representative Democracy

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016.  12:00 noon: lunch, 12:30pm: program

Where: The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

What: Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy hosts a panel featuring former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.  Moderator: Cynthia Canary, nonprofit management and policy consultant.

For more information and to register, click here or call 773-633-5661

05/19/201616:00: Bernie Sanders Phone Bank in Waukegan

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Tenth Dems Community Connection Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A phone banking event in support of Bernie Sanders.

Volunteers are asked to bring a laptop/tablet, cell phone and charger.

Tenth Dems does not intend to make endorsements in the Democratic primaries, but offers the occasional use of office space to all Democratic candidates and affinity groups.

05/20/201618:00: YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Awards Gala

When: Friday, May 20, 2016.  Save the date.

Where: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL

What: YWCA Lake County presents the 38th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Gala.

More information to follow at their website, ywcalakecounty.org

05/22/201614:00: Bernie Sanders Phone Bank in Waukegan

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Tenth Dems Community Connection Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A phone banking event in support of Bernie Sanders.

Volunteers are asked to bring a laptop/tablet, cell phone and charger.

Tenth Dems does not intend to make endorsements in the Democratic primaries, but offers the occasional use of office space to all Democratic candidates and affinity groups.

05/22/201615:00: Memorial for Quentin D. Young, MD

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016.  3:00-5:00pm Program; 5:00-6:00pm Reception

Where: KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 East Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL  Parking at KAM is limited to those with accessibility concerns.  General parking lot at 50th & Greenwood.  Abundant street parking north and south of KAM.

What: A memorial celebrating the life and legacy of activism of Quentin D. Young, MD., founder of Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.

To learn more about Dr. Young’s legacy at Health & Medicine, click here.  For additional information about the memorial celebration, click here.  To share a story or tribute, email info@hmprg.org.  To make a donation to Health & Medicine in lieu of flowers, click here.

06/02/201618:00: An Evening of Storytelling: Voices for Illinois Children Annual Benefit

When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: The Standard Club – Ballroom, 5th Floor, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

What: Annual benefit in support of Voices for Illinois Children.  Honorees: Tony Arnold, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio; Mark Brown, Chicago Sun-Times; and Madeleine Doubek, Reboot Illinois.  Emcee: Rob Johnson, CBS anchor.  The honorees will discuss their experiences covering important stories surrounding state issues that affect children and families in Illinois.

To RSVP online, click here.

For more information, email Emily Collins at ecollins@voices4kids.org

06/05/201613:00: Bernie Sanders Phone Bank in Waukegan

When: Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1:00 – 6:00pm

Where: Tenth Dems Community Connection Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A phone banking event in support of Bernie Sanders.

Volunteers are asked to bring a laptop/tablet, cell phone and charger.

Tenth Dems does not intend to make endorsements in the Democratic primaries, but offers the occasional use of office space to all Democratic candidates and affinity groups.

06/06/201617:30: Jewish Council on Urban Affairs Annual Dinner in Chicago

When: Monday, June 6, 2016 from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Where: 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago, IL

What: The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs hosts the 2016 Annual Acts of Change Dinner honoring Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky with the Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award.

To RSVP online, click here or email Jill Katz at jill@jcua.org or call 312-663-0960

For further information about JCUA, visit their website at www.jcua.org

06/09/201617:30: Personal PAC Reception and Auction, The Art and Politics of Choice

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm, award presentation and live auction at 7:30pm

Where: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., Suite 203, Chicago, IL

What: The closing reception of the exhibition, Your body is a battleground, that focuses on the ways art and artists have moved the pro-choice and feminist movements forward.  Artist Michele Pred will be presented the Pro-Choice Leadership Award and will offer three of her works for auction.  Proceeds of the event support the work of Personal PAC.

For more information and to register, click here or call 312-422-0005

06/11/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

06/23/201617:30: Reception Supporting State Sen. Daniel Biss

When: Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL

What: A reception supporting State Senator Daniel Biss (D-9).

To RSVP, click here, email rsvp@lbhchicago.com or call 312-806-2743

06/27/201609:30: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Golf for a Child Invitational

When: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9:30am

Where: Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 North Old McHenry Rd., Kildeer, IL

What: CASA Lake County’s Golf for a Child Invitational

To RSVP online, click here.

07/09/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

07/29/201607:00: YWCA Lake County “Drive Fore Change” Charity Golf Classic

When: Friday, July 29, 2016.  Registration at 7:00, shotgun start at 8:00am

Where: White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL

What: A day of golfing in support of YWCA Lake County’s advocacy and local programming geared toward youth leadership and development, women’s economic advancement, health, child care resources, and racial justice.

For more information, email golf@ywcalakecountyil.org or call 847-662-4247.

08/13/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

09/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

09/13/201609:00: Rabies Vaccination Clinic

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00am – 2:45pm

Where: Jewel-Osco Grocery, 1340 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL

What:  A low cost rabies vaccine clinic sponsored by Cook County.  Dogs and cats: $7.00 (1 year), $21.00 (3 years), ferrets: $9.00 (1 year).

10/08/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

10/13/201612:00: Personal PAC Awards Luncheon with Gloria Steinem

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon (Save the Date).

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Personal PAC’s Annual Awards Luncheon features writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem as this year’s guest speaker.

11/12/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283

12/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, click here or call 847-979-0283