Upcoming Events

Tenth Dems is an all-volunteer grassroots group, but we've developed a wide reach. We put in a lot of effort to get the word out about events in the area. Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Tenth Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups use our list to inform their own members. It's very time-consuming, but we want to get it right. In order to be included in the weekly events email, please click here to submit events for consideration (ideally by midday Monday), so we have time to get it ready.

03/27/202317:30: IDCCA 2023 Party Builder Awards Reception

When: Monday, March 27, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Hall, 12 East Erie St., Chicago

What: Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) holds its 2023 Party Builder Awards Reception honoring Deborah Cosey-Lane, Secretary Treasurer of ATU Local 308; and Michael Macellaio, President of the Chicago & Cook County Building Trades Council. Tenth Dems Founder and Lake Dems Chair Lauren Beth Gash serves on the Executive Board of the IDCCA, and is a past recipient of the Party Builder of the Year Award.  RSVP here or call 217-753-3380 for questions or to RSVP.

03/30/202317:30: Re-Election Fundraiser for Waukegan City Clerk Janet Kilkelly

When: Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Tap Room, 36 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: Re-election fundraiser for Janet E. Kilkelly, Waukegan City Clerk. Light fare and cash bar. To RSVP call 708-859-1519 or email kilkellyforwaukegan@yahoo.com

04/03/202317:00: Fundraiser for State Representatives Mary Beth Canty and Daniel Didech

When: Monday, April 3, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Sal & Tony’s Italian Restaurant, 48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove

What: A fundraiser in support of State Representatives Mary Beth Canty and Daniel Didech. Dinner and soft drinks will be served. Register here.

04/05/202319:00: Lake Villa Dems April Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Lake Villa Library, 140 N. Munn Rd., Lindenhurst

What: The monthly meeting of the Lake Villa Dems. Open to like-minded individuals. Please register at lakevillatownshipdems@gmail.com  

04/08/202310:30: Antioch Easter Parade

When: Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: Skidmore Street, Antioch

What: Walk with Indivisible of Western Lake County (IWLC) and Antioch Township Dems in the Antioch Easter Parade. For questions, email ehebbard1@gmail.com

04/12/202318:00: The Nuts and Bolts of Campaign Finance Filing

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here

What: Free seminar about how to comply with campaign finance filing requirements with prominent election attorney Ross Secler. During this interactive session, Ross will give an overview of the filing process, discuss the requirements for filings, and answer questions.

Zoom link will be sent the day of the seminar. One hour of CLE credit will be available for attorneys. Open to Democrats.

04/15/202310:00: How to Live Greener at the Green Living Fair

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: University Center at the College of Lake County, 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake

What: This free, family-friendly event will feature over 50 exhibitors focusing on environmentally sustainable practices, including environmental clubs from local high schools. There will be information provided about gardening, composting, renewable energy, conservation and more.

04/15/202314:00: Climate Change and Lake Michigan, 2023…and Beyond

When: Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:30pm

Where: Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette

What: New Trier Democrats Community Conversation Series features an Earth Day panel with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Cam Davis; Mark Wagstaff, Senior Waterfront Engineer at SmithGroup, and Sergio Vargas of the Illinois Environmental Council. Register here.

04/22/202310:00: Free Document Shred Day

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church of North Chicago, 2401 Argonne Dr., North Chicago. Church parking lot

What: NAACP Lake County Branch, in partnership with Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, sponsors a Free Shred Day where Lake County residents can shred up to three banker boxes of paper and documents. For questions, contact sanniki@aol.com or call 847-445-9438.

04/26/202315:00: Victims’ Rights Film Showing, “The Amendment”

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 3:00 to 6:00pm.  Doors open at 3:00pm, film starts at 4:30pm

Where: Genesee Theater, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Waukegan Police Department host a showing of “The Amendment,” a film about victim rights. The event will include a resource fair and a panel discussion about the film and victim rights. RSVP here. For questions, email Sara Avalos at savalos@lakecountyil.gov

05/04/202318:30: North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Annual Spring Event 2023

When: Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:30pm

Where: Pinstripes, 1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook

What: The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic celebrates its 8th Anniversary. The clinic provides accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. Register here.

05/07/202311:00: Women for Brad Luncheon

When: Sunday, May 7, 2023. Doors open at 11:00am, program starts at 11:30am

Where: Northbrook Hilton, 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook

What: 2023 Women for Brad luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. RSVP here. For questions, contact eli@schneiderforcongress.com

06/16/202311:00: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center 40th Anniversary Spring Luncheon

When: Friday, June 16, 2023. Registration at 11:00am, luncheon at 12:00pm

Where: 4275 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee

What: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center holds its Spring Luncheon celebrating 40 years of healing. Register here. or visit their website at https://zcenter.org

06/25/202311:30: Indivisible of Western Lake County (IWLC) Annual BBQ Fundraiser

When: Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 11:30am to 4:00pm

Where: Jack and Lydia’s Resort on Deep Lake, 38610 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa

What: IWLC holds its annual BBQ by the lake with speakers and live music. For information email ehebbard1@gmail.com