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.

02/11/201617:00: Women Employed Panel Discussion: Beyond Balance

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:30pm.  Networking and refreshments: 5:00, Program and Q&A: 6:15 – 7:30pm

Where: Northern Trust, 50 S. LaSalle St., 6th Floor Room B6, Chicago, IL

What: Women Employed hosts a conversation about the challenges of meeting the demands that all working women face – whether it’s 24/7 professional obligations, unpredictable job schedules, or the need for paid family leave.  Panelists are: Susan Lambert, University of Chicago Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration; Iliana Mora, COO of Erie Family Health Center and Women Employed board member; and Rex Huppke, Chicago Tribune journalist of the popular workplace column, “I Just Work Here.”  Moderated by Anne Ladky, Women Employed’s Executive Director.

To register online, click here.

For further information, email Amanda at acollins@womenemployed.org or call 312-782-3902 x223

02/11/201618:00: Phone Banking for Bernie

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Panera Bread (Lake Bluff), 605 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff, IL

What: An evening of phone bank activity, identifying Bernie supporters and making calls to voters.

To RSVP, click here.

02/11/201619:00: Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) Community Outreach Event

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Rd., Northfield, IL

What: NEIS holds its first quarterly community outreach event, “Great Lakes Nuclear Hot Spots: How Safe Are We?”, to inform members and the public about current nuclear issues of importance.  Participants will discuss the state of nuclear power and nuclear waste in the Great Lakes region, especially Lake Michigan, and the threats to our drinking water and our health.

The meeting is open to members, their guests, and the general public.

No charge for admission; free-will offerings accepted.

For additional information about NEIS, visit their website at www.neis.org.

02/13/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, February 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

02/16/201617:00: A Reception Supporting Brad Schneider

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: 7 Bridlewood Ln., Northbrook, IL

What: A reception in support of Brad Schneider, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  Special guest: Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), Senior Democrat – Ranking Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Senior Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee.

To RSVP online click here, or email Robert Bourret at Robert@schneiderforcongress.com or call 847-504-4722.

02/16/201617:30: Hillary Clinton Highland Park Phone Bank and Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Highland Park Dem HQ – Moraine Democrats, 474 Central Ave., 2nd Floor above Mizuki Grill, Highland Park, IL  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone bank calls to volunteers and other help needed in support of Hillary Clinton.  Phone banks will continue weekly on Tuesday evenings.  More supervisors are needed for this and other locations as well.

To RSVP online click here, or email TenthforHillary@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635.

02/16/201617:30: Nancy Rotering Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: 1910 1st St., Suite 1S, Highland Park, IL

What: Phone bank operations to support Nancy Rotering, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  Weekly phone banks will continue through the primary.

To RSVP and for more information on other opportunities, email carter@nancyroteringforcongress.com or call 847-579-9852

02/17/201618:00: An Evening with Hillary

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Evening (time TBD)

Where: Venue One, 1034 West Randolph St., Chicago, IL

What: A fundraising reception with Hillary.

To RSVP, click here.

For more information, call 847-702-6635

02/18/201618:00: Phone Banking for Bernie

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Panera Bread (Lake Bluff), 605 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff, IL

What: An evening of phone bank activity, identifying Bernie supporters and making calls to voters.

To RSVP, click here.

02/18/201618:30: Jews & Brews: A Social Event in Chicago for Israel

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Revolution Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL

What: B’nai B’rith Young Leadership Network-Chicago, JNFuture Chicago, A Wider Bridge Chicago, and Israel Bonds New Leadership host a brewery tour and craft beer tasting social and networking event in support of Israel.

Price includes brewery tour, two beers, and refreshments/light dinner (meat).  Attendees must be over 21.

To register online, click here.

For more information, email Cary A. Wolovick at cwolovick@bnaibrith.org or call 312-551-0011

02/18/201619:00: Dinner with the Fremont Township Democrats

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Maya’s Restaurant, 506 N. Lake St., Mundelein, IL

What: A dinner meeting of the Fremont Township Democrats to talk about the Democratic presidential, state and local campaigns, prepare for the primary elections, or just hang out and have dinner with some like-minded folks.

To RSVP, email Matt Lowry at fremontdems@gmail.com

02/18/201619:00: A Reception for Brad Schneider

When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: The home of Michael Kasdin, 1119 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, IL

What: A reception in support of Brad Schneider, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.

Free valet parking will be provided.

To RSVP online click here, or email Robert Bourret at Robert@schneiderforcongress.com or call 847-504-4722

 

02/19/201612:00: Women’s Luncheon in Honor of Anita Alvarez

When: Friday, February 19, 2016 at noon.

Where: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: A lunch in support of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, a Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney.

To RSVP, click here or call 312-854-8018.

02/19/201612:00: Women’s Luncheon for Anita Alvarez in Chicago

When: Friday, February 19, 2016.  Begins at 12:00 noon, lunch at 12:30pm.

Where: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: A Women’s Luncheon in support of Anita Alvarez, a candidate for re-election as Cook County State’s Attorney.

To RSVP online, click here.

For questions or to RSVP, call 312-854-8018

02/20/2016 08:30: Asian American Leadership Forum 2016

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:30am – 3:00pm

Where: Columbia College Chicago, Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL

What: Asian Americans Advancing Justice presents the Asian American Leadership Forum (AALF). The AALF is a unique conference whose goal is to bring together people from different professional sectors, industries, and backgrounds to share, learn, and network.

For more information click here or email bhara@advancingjustice-chicago.org.

02/20/201609:00: Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic

When: Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9:00am – noon

Where: Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL

What: An open clinic with staff and attorneys on hand to assist with legal issues in the areas of housing including landlord-tenant issues, immigration, domestic violence and document interpretation.  Assistance is available to residents of Highland Park or Highwood who meet income requirements.

02/21/201610:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Winter Meeting

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016  Open to the public from 11:30am – 2:30pm.  Table setup at 10:00am.

Where: Luigi’s Pizza and Fun Center, 732 Prairie St., Aurora, IL

What: CAPIC holds its winter meeting, “Road to the White House 2016.”  The bourse will be of interest to members, friends, history buffs, political junkies and collectors of popular culture.  After the bourse, there will be an informal chapter meeting with social time and free pizza.

Free admission and parking.

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

02/21/201613:00: Final Options Illinois Forum “Aid in Dying: The Ultimate Human Right”

When: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:00pm

Where: Countryside Unitarian Church, 1025 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL

What: Final Options Illinois presents “Aid in Dying: The Ultimate Human Right.” Speakers are board member Nancy Kloetzli and Bess Schenkier, Chicago coordinator of Compassion and Choices.  Attendees will be urged to support establishing the legal right to aid in dying in Illinois and to learn about Final Options Illinois’ bill, the “Illinois End of Life Choice Act.”

Free admission.  Plenty of free parking.

02/23/201617:30: Hillary Clinton Highland Park Phone Bank and Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Highland Park Dem HQ – Moraine Democrats, 474 Central Ave., 2nd Floor above Mizuki Grill, Highland Park, IL  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone bank calls to volunteers and other help needed in support of Hillary Clinton.  Phone banks will continue weekly on Tuesday evenings.  More supervisors are needed for this and other locations as well.

To RSVP email TenthforHillary@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635.

02/23/201617:30: Nancy Rotering Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: 1910 1st St., Suite 1S, Highland Park, IL

What: Phone bank operations to support Nancy Rotering, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  Weekly phone banks will continue through the primary.

To RSVP and for more information on other opportunities, email carter@nancyroteringforcongress.com or call 847-579-9852

02/23/201619:00: “Race: Why is it so hard to talk about?” a conversation with Dawn Turner Trice

When: February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm

Where: Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, IL

What: A conversation about race with Dawn Turner Trice, novelist and former columnist with the Chicago Tribune.

To register click here.

02/25/201618:00: Phone Banking for Bernie

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Panera Bread (Lake Bluff), 605 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff, IL

What: An evening of phone bank activity, identifying Bernie supporters and making calls to voters.

To RSVP, click here.

02/28/201613:00: League of Women Voters: Rotering/Schneider and Perillo/Stanton Debate in Highland Park

When: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:30pm.  Doors open at 1:00pm

Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park, IL

What: Four chapters of the League of Women Voters are co-sponsoring a debate between Nancy Rotering and Brad Schneider, Democratic primary candidates for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  This will be followed by a debate between Mike Perillo and Matt Stanton, Democratic candidates for Lake County State’s Attorney.  Questions from the audience are encouraged.  Co-sponsoring League chapters are: Deerfield, Glenview/Glencoe, Highland Park/Highwood and Lake Forest/Lake Bluff.

02/28/201615:00: Young Professionals for Kim Foxx Fundraiser

When: Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Fremont Chicago, 15 West Illinois St., Chicago, IL

What: A fundraiser supporting Kim Foxx, a Democratic candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney

To RSVP, click here.

02/29/201619:00: Race Relations in the United States: Today and Tomorrow

When: February 29, 2016 at 7:00pm

Where: Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus, Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest, IL

What: A panel discussion featuring former Illinois State Senator Susan Garrett, College trustee Bill Lowry and Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul.

To register for this event click here.

03/01/201617:30: Hillary Clinton Highland Park Phone Bank and Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Highland Park Dem HQ – Moraine Democrats, 474 Central Ave., 2nd Floor above Mizuki Grill, Highland Park, IL  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone bank calls to volunteers and other help needed in support of Hillary Clinton.  Phone banks will continue weekly on Tuesday evenings.  More supervisors are needed for this and other locations as well.

To RSVP email TenthforHillary@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635

03/01/201617:30: Nancy Rotering Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: 1910 1st St., Suite 1S, Highland Park, IL

What: Phone bank operations to support Nancy Rotering, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  Weekly phone banks will continue through the primary.

To RSVP and for more information on other opportunities, email carter@nancyroteringforcongress.com or call 847-579-9852

03/01/201618:00: Southside St. Patrick’s Day Reception for Anita Alvarez

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Reilly’s Daughter, 4010 West 111th St., Oak Lawn, IL

What: A St. Patrick’s Day reception in support of Anita Alvarez, candidate for re-election as Cook County State’s Attorney.

To RSVP online, click here.

For questions, email friendsofanitaalvarez@gmail.com or call 312-854-8018

03/03/201617:00: Phone Banking for Bernie

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Panera Bread (Lake Bluff), 605 Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff, IL

What: An evening of phone bank activity, identifying Bernie supporters and making calls to voters.

To RSVP, click here.

03/08/201617:30: Hillary Clinton Highland Park Phone Bank and Planning Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Highland Park Dem HQ – Moraine Democrats, 474 Central Ave., 2nd Floor above Mizuki Grill, Highland Park, IL  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone bank calls to volunteers and other help needed in support of Hillary Clinton.  More supervisors are needed for this and other locations as well.

To RSVP email TenthforHillary@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635

03/08/201617:30: Nancy Rotering Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: 1910 1st St., Suite 1S, Highland Park, IL

What: Phone bank operations to support Nancy Rotering, a Democratic primary candidate in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.  Weekly phone banks will continue through the primary.

To RSVP and for more information on other opportunities, email carter@nancyroteringforcongress.com or call 847-579-9852

03/11/201618:00: The Trotter Project: Evening in Bloom

When: Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:30pm

Where: Chicago Navy Pier Festival Hall

What: A dinner and preview of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show the evening before it opens to the public.  The event is hosted by Nina and Bob Mariano of Mariano’s Grocery.  The event includes food from notable Chicago Restaurants and chefs, along with champagne, wine, beer and specialty cocktails.  The Trotter Project seeks to unite culinary arts, hospitality and service industries in inspirational and educational programs and events.  Proceeds benefit local charities and the Trotter Project.

To purchase tickets, click here.

03/12/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, March 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

04/01/201611:00: ACLU Lunch: Fighting for a More Perfect Union

When: Friday, April 8, 2016.  Registration and reception: 11:00am, Lunch and program: 12:00 – 1:30pm

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

What: ACLU holds its annual luncheon with guest speaker Charles Blow, New York Times columnist.  Blow’s editorials appear in the paper twice weekly and often focus on racial justice issues across the country, including Chicago.  He appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC.  In 2014 his memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” was published to critical acclaim.

To RSVP, click here.

For questions, call Emmalee Scott at 312-201-9740 x317

04/09/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, April 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

04/21/201618:00: Small Business Advocacy Council Dinner and Awards Ceremony

When: April 21, 2016  from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL

What: The 6th annual Advocacy Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC).  Proceeds from the dinner go to supporting the SBAC’s advocacy efforts and ensuring small businesses have a voice.

To register and purchase tickets, click here.

For questions, email Mike Cavanaugh at Mike@sbacil.org

04/25/201618:00: Girl Scouts Tribute to Achievement

When: Monday, April 25 at 6:00pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL

What: The annual Girl Scout’s Tribute to Achievement Dinner celebrates the accomplishments of business, civic and community leaders while highlighting the important work of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

To register click here or email efahey@pjhchicago.com or call 312-553-2000.

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

05/20/201618:00: 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

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

 

06/11/201610:00: 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

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

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

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