News & Notes: A Day to Celebrate

Upcoming Events and More / October 13, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day and National Coming Out Day Celebrated on Monday

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10/16: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., 5-7:30pm. Wine, cheese, and snacks available. Refreshments provided by State Representative Rita Mayfield. Feel free to stop by to talk with some of our local Democratic leaders about volunteer opportunities.

Sunday, 10/17: West Deerfield Dems Fall Gathering. Event features hot cider, kids’ crafts, and snacks. 2-4pm, Bannockburn Park, 2245 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn.

Monday, 10/18: Brad Schneider Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment. Congressman Brad Schneider and SHIP Coordinator Melissa Versch from the North Shore Senior Center present webinar. 6-7pm.

Wednesday, 10/20: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. Virtual program, noon to 1:25pm.

Thursday, 10/21: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams. A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest Stacey Abrams. Online via Zoom. 5-7pm.

Saturday, 10/23: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North ChicagoRSVP required; address will be provided upon RSVP, 10:30-11:30am.

Saturday, 10/23: SOLD OUT – NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala. Keynote speaker: Darren Hutchinson, Emory University Inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights & Social Justice. 6-10pm, dinner served at 7pm. Westin North Shore Chicago Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Sunday, 10/24: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event. 2-4pm, Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in WaukeganFree training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5 pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Friday, 10/29: We ACT Panel: Conversation with Lake County Legislators Who Advocate for Change and Transformation. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center host a panel with State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Melinda Bush, and State Representative Joyce Mason. Attendees will learn about new domestic violence legislation. Event is at noon on Facebook and Zoom.

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