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 an event by clicking here. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

01/26/202013:30: Lake Forest Reception with Senator Dick Durbin

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 1:30pm

Where: Home of Devon and Yvonne Bruce. Address provided upon RSVP. Please park at the Lake Forest College Recreation Center parking lot.  A shuttle will be provided to the home.

What: A Lake Forest reception with Senator Dick Durbin. Democratic Whip Durbin is running for re-election in 2020. Register online or for more information, contact Nancy Kohn or Michal Schoenberg at 312-527-3667 or Michal@kohnconsulting.com.

01/26/202013:45: Tenth Dems Field Trip: Capitol Steps “The Lyin’ Kings” in Skokie

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00pm

Where: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie

What: Join Tenth Dems for 1) an afternoon of laughs with the Capitol Steps followed by a dinner at Jameson’s Charhouse next door at 9525 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, and/or 2) come to just the show at 2:00 pm, or 3) just dinner at 5:00 pm. Click here to RSVP.
Tickets for The Capitol Steps are $55 per person, which is $4.05 less than you what you’d pay to purchase your tickets online. And dinner is $30 per person, including tax and tip.
So extend the fun by joining us for dinner next door at Jameson’s Charhouse. Click here to RSVP .

01/28/202018:00: Birthday Party Fundraiser Supporting Michael Cabonargi for Clerk of the Circuit Court

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Old Crow Smokehouse, 3506 N. Clark St., Chicago

What: A birthday party fundraiser supporting Michael Cabonargi, candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
To RSVP, register online. For additional information, email eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com

01/29/202016:00: Reception Supporting Matt Flamm for Judge

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

Where:  Co-Optim West Loop, 550 W. Washington St., Suite 201, Chicago

What: A reception to support Matt Flamm, candidate for Judge, 13th Judicial Subcircuit. Featured speaker: Hon. William J. Haddad, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County (retired.)  Special guest: Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board.  Wine, beer, soft drinks and light appetizers will be served.  Click here for more information or to RSVP.

01/29/202018:00: Fundraiser for Rhonda “Randie” Kind Bruno, Candidate for Circuit Court Judge

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Taste of Paris, 161 N. Seymour, Mundelein

What:  Citizens to Elect Rhonda Kind Bruno sponsors a fundraiser for Rhonda “Randie” Kind Bruno, a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, 19th Judicial Circuit, Third Subcircuit.  Cash bar. Appetizers and soda will be provided.  Tickets: $100.
To RSVP or for questions, email brunoforjudge@gmail.com or call Lou Bruno at 847-471-0156.

01/30/202011:45: Illinois Fiscal Crises: Current Facts and the Way Forward

When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Doors open at 11:45; lunch at 12:00 noon; presentation at 12:30pm

Where: Roosevelt University, Ida B. Wells Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What: The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Roosevelt University sponsor a presentation by Ralph Martire, Arthur Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at the University.
To RSVP, register online.

02/01/202013:00: African-American Student Success Summit 2020

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan, IL

What: Waukegan and Warren Township High Schools’ Black Student Unions present a college fair for African American students. Subjects to be discussed include vision boards, college admission process, FAFSA and scholarship completion, Historically Black College and University exploration, Career Readiness: Trade Schools, Soft Skills, resume writing and more.

02/01/202018:00: Equality Illinois Gala

When: Saturday, February 1, 2020. 6:00pm Silent auction and cocktail reception; 8:00pm Seated dinner and awards program; 10:30pm Dancing and music.

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

What: Equality Illinois holds its 2020 Gala.
To purchase tickets, register online

02/03/202008:00: Iowa Caucuses

When: Monday, February 3, 2020

Where: Iowa

What: Iowa Democratic Caucuses 

02/03/202018:00: Representative Joyce Mason’s Environmental Advisory Council

When:  Monday, February 3, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste LL 60, Gurnee

What:  A meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Environmental Advisory Council. Facebook page.  Residents interesting in joining the Council are asked to contact Rep. Mason’s District Office at 847-485-9986 or info@repjoymason.com.

02/04/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Liam Heneghan, Professor of Environmental Science, DePaul University, presents Beasts at Bedtime, Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature. The program is followed by audience Q&A. For the entire series, click here. For additional information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

02/05/202017:30: Fundraiser for Judicial Candidate Danielle M. Pascucci

When: Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where: The Kerryman Bar & Restaurant, 661 N. Clark St., Chicago

What: Fundraiser to support Danielle M Pascucci, Democratic candidate for Lake County Circuit Court Judge, 3rd Subcircuit. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Register online at https://donorbox.org/danielle-pascucci-for-circuit-court-judge-feb-5-2020-kerryman. For more information, email citizensfordaniellep@gmail.com.

02/05/202018:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where:  County Building (10th Floor – Assembly Room), 18 N. County St. in Waukegan

What:  A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois. Training takes about an hour.
This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge. Sign-ups will be taken up to 3 hours before the class starts. Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.
For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, email volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

02/08/202010:00: Canvassing in Racine, Wisconsin

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10:00 – 1:00pm

Where: Racine County Dems Office, 507 6th St., Racine, Wisconsin

What: Tenth Dems’ WIN WISCONSIN!! Project and Indivisible Evanston are sponsoring canvassing in Racine, Wisconsin. Drive directly to Racine County Dems Office for 10am training/canvass until 1pm. Carpooling may be available. Canvassing also being planned for 3/21, 3/28 and 4/4. Contact Kathleen Long at kathleenlong@comcast.net for more information. Online sign up is available at https://www.indivisibleevanston.com/ and click on “Click to CANVASS.”

02/08/202011:00: Census Campaign Townhall

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: JIC Community Development Center, 202 S. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A Townhall meeting about the census: what it is, why it is important and how to get involved. Attendees can apply on the spot for available census jobs. Census professionals will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information, call Dr. Mary Robinson at 847-687-3504 or Debra Lewis at 847-316-9180.

02/09/202010:30: Film Screening of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote”

When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 10:30am – 12:00 noon

Where: The Byron Colby Barn, 1561 Jones Point Road, Grayslake

What: Faith in Place sponsors a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a new film by Robert Greenwald. Snacks will be provided.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

02/09/202014:00: Benton Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30pm

Where: Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion

What: The February meeting of the Benton Township Democrats with special guest, Congressman Brad Schneider, U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th District.  He will be sharing updates and answering questions.  Attendees will also be addressing postcards to help get out the vote in the March 17 primary election.
To RSVP, register online.

02/11/202008:00: New Hampshire Primary Election

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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02/11/202009:00: 2020 Vision for Your Business with Holly Kim, Lake County Treasurer

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 9:00 – 10:30am (English), 10:40am – 12:30pm (Espanol)

Where: University Center of Lake County, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake

What: Holly Kim and a panel of experts hold a free economic development workshop discussing how to start or grow a business. Panelists include Eddie Soto, Director, Lake County Tech Hub & Business Incubator; Elvin Rodriguez, Community Lender Accion and Enrique Lopez, CPA, MTS, Principal, Lopez and Co., CPAs LTD. To register, email Anton Mathews at AMathews@lakecountyil.gov or call 847-377-2043.

02/13/202018:00: Valentine’s Cooking Class with Sen. Julie Morrison

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Rd., Bannockburn

What: Wine and conversation with State Senator Julie Morrison while preparing and enjoying a French-inspired Valentine’s menu. Register online, call 312-630-7700 or email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org

02/19/202017:30: EMILY’s List Cocktails for Change

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Fremont, 15 West Illinois St., Chicago

What: EMILY’s List holds its annual Chicago Cocktails for Change event featuring Marie Newman, candidate for U.S. House (IL-03), and Emily Cain, EMILY’s List Executive Director. Light refreshments provided.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

02/20/202017:00: EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception

When:  Thursday, February 20, 2020. Registration: 5:00; Reception: 5:30; Speaking program: 6:00pm

Where: Fig & Olive, 104 East Oak St., Chicago

What: EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception featuring Stephanie Schriock, EMILY’s List President; Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; and panelists Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Chicago City Treasurer and Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan, Candidate for U.S. House (IL-13).
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email McCaul Nelson at mnelson@emilyslist.org.

02/20/202017:30: Reception for Toni Preckwinkle’s Re-election

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph, Chicago

What: A reception supporting the re-election of Toni Preckwinkle as Cook County Board President.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email Scott Kastrup at scott@tonipreckwinkle.com

02/22/202008:00: Nevada Caucus

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020

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02/22/202017:30: Most Influential African Americans of Lake County Awards

When: Saturday, February 22, 2020. Reception: 5:30 – 6:30pm; Dinner and awards ceremony: 6:30pm

Where: Community Action Banquet Hall, 204 Genesee St., Waukegan.  Valet parking available.

What: The 2020 Most Influential African American of Lake County Awards featuring a celebrity guest and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
For information, call 847-473-5501.

02/23/202013:00: Save the Date for Sarah’s Circle 28th Annual Winter Walk

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where:  Truman College, 1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago

What:  This event takes participants on a one-mile walk through the Uptown neighborhood while stopping along the way to listen to stories of women who have rebuilt their lives with the help of Sarah’s Circle. “Winter Walk: A Mile in Her Shoes” emphasizes the reality that women are homeless even during Chicago’s most dangerous weather.
Participants first meet at Truman College where they separate into walking groups to brave the cold together. After returning from the one-mile walk, they enjoy a meal of Chicago-style hot dogs generously donated by Vienna Beef while listening to the program.
Anyone is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event which offers a shortened walk and special activities for children.
Click here to sign up for event updates
If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns about this event, please contact Mary NeCastro at mnecastro@sarahs-circle.orgor 773.728.1014 ext. 313.

02/25/202018:00: Census Campaign Townhall

When:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: JIC Community Development Center, 202 S. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A Townhall meeting about the census: what it is, why it is important and how to get involved. Attendees can apply on the spot for available census jobs. Census professionals will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information, call Dr. Mary Robinson at 847-687-3504 or Debra Lewis at 847-316-9180.

02/29/202008:00: South Carolina Primary Election

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020

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02/29/202017:30: Black Excellence Awards Gala 2020

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Dandelion Gallery, 109 South Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A celebration of black entrepreneurs and business owners of Lake County. The event honors excellence in education, community leadership, media, the arts, business, entrepreneurship, politics, outreach and food service.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online  or visit  www.BEawardsgala.com

03/01/202011:00: Canvassing in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 11:00 – 4:30pm

Where: Kenosha County Democratic Office, 5712 7th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin

What: Tenth Dems’ WIN WISCONSIN!! Project is sponsoring canvassing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Drive directly to Kenosha County Democratic Office for 11am training. Carpooling may be available. Canvass until 4:30pm. Contact Nancy Bruski at 847-373-7755 for more information. After receiving walk routes and a brief training, canvassers will knock on every door and pass out Voter ID information cards to each home where voters talk to someone. Please register in advance with nancysbruski@gmail.com.

03/03/202008:00: Super Tuesday

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Where: Alabama, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont primaries

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03/03/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Sam Brunson, Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, presents God and the IRS.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here.  For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

03/07/202008:00: Louisiana Primary Election

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Where: Statewide in Louisiana

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03/10/202008:00: Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Primaries, North Dakota Caucus

When:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: Statewide in five states

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03/12/202013:00: Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste. LL 60, Gurnee

What:  A meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council.  This Council’s quarterly meetings discuss feedback on ways to enrich the health and quality of life for seniors in Illinois. All are welcome. Facebook page.
To RSVP for the meeting, please call her office at 847-485-9986 or email info@repjoycemason.com.

03/12/202017:30: Sen. Laura Murphy St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When:  Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  The Harp and Fiddle, 110 Main St., Park Ridge

What:  State Senator Laura Murphy holds her annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
For questions or to RSVP, register online or email carly@ilsenatedems.org

03/14/202010:00: 10th Annual Green Living Fair

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville

What: The Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, Lake County Green Congregations and Faith in Place sponsor the 10th Annual Green Living Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about earth-healthy daily routines from the 24+ exhibitors. Admission is free. Register online.

03/17/202008:00: Arizona, Florida, Illinois Primaries

When:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: Statewide in three states

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04/07/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Claire Hartfield, Chicago lawyer and author, presents A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919.   The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

04/08/202018:00: Rep. Joyce Mason’s Women’s Advisory Council

When:  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Suite LL 60, Gurnee

What:  A meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Women’s Advisory Council. Facebook page
To RSVP for the meeting, please email info@repjoycemason.com or call 847-485-9986.

04/22/202018:30: Save the Date: 10th Annual Poetry and Prose Awards Night

When:  WednesdayApril 22, 2020 at 6:30pm

Where: Location in the Waukegan area to be announced

What:  High school students who entered the Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest will read their original works inspired by the theme CHOICES.  The student authors of prize-winning pieces, selected by our panels of published poets and past prizewinners, will receive cash awards, and all participants will receive Certificates of Participation.  These budding authors write from their hearts, and hearing them read their work is a truly memorable experience!
For more information, or to volunteer email events@tenthdems.org, or telephone 847-266-VOTE (8683).

04/26/202016:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  John Buehrens, past President (1993-2001) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, presents Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender and Social Justice. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

06/02/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Michael Fisch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, presents An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

09/08/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Janet McCracken, Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, presents Perry Mason as Greek Tragedy, in Perry Mason and Philosophy.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

10/06/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Barbara Risman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, presents Where the Millenials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

11/10/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What:  Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, presents The Philosophical Hitchcock. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.