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.

08/15/202218:00: Brad Schneider Campaign Kickoff

When: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Schneider for Congress Northbrook headquarters. Address provided upon RSVP. Register here.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider’s reelection campaign kickoff. Attendees will hear from Congressman Schneider and his team.  Pizza and refreshments will be served. For questions or additional information, contact Ethan Wolf at Ethan@schneiderforcongress.com

08/16/202218:00: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Fox Lake

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Location provided upon registration.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Fox Lake to answer questions from constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington. Register here. This event will be streamed on Facebook. For questions, contact Rep. Schneider’s office at (847) 383-4870.

08/17/202218:00: Wauconda Township Democrats August Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To receive the link, send email to cgt011@gmail.com

What: The August meeting of the Wauconda Township Democrats. In addition to hearing from candidate guest speakers (TBD), attendees will discuss the November 8, 2022 General Election, future “Days of Action” in Wauconda Township and other Get Out the Vote (GOTV) activities.

08/18/202218:00: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Grayslake

When: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Location provided upon registration.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Grayslake to answer questions from constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington. Register here. This event will be streamed on Facebook. For questions, contact Rep. Schneider’s office at (847) 383-4870.

08/18/202218:00: Fremont Township Democrats August Meeting

When: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom and live at the Lakeside Recreation Center, 900 South Lake Street in Mundelein (in the small party room). To request Zoom link, email fremontdems@gmail.com

What: Virtual and live hybrid meeting of the Fremont Township Democrats. Food will be available for purchase at the Dockside Diner.

08/19/202210:00: Assessment Appeal Workshop with West Deerfield Township Assessor

When: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 10:00am. The workshop will be repeated Wednesday, August 24, at 7:00pm and Saturday, September 3, at 10:00am

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield

What: Assessment Appeal Workshop with Andrew Richter, West Deerfield Township Assessor.

08/19/202217:30: Lake County Democratic Women 2022 Gala

When: Friday, August 19, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. VIP event 5:30 to 6:00pm

Where: Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago

What: Lake County Democratic Women hold their 2022 Gala. Proof of vaccination may be required. For questions, contact Kate Johnson at kjohns8888@gmail.com  RSVP here

08/20/202212:00: Lake County AfroFest 22

When: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Waukegan Lakefront Stiner Pavilion, 201 East Seahorse Drive, Waukegan

What: Commissioner Angelo Kyle sponsors Lake County AfroFest 22 Music and Food Festival.

08/21/202209:00: Bike the Tenth With Brad Schneider

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022; start at 9:00am, ride time 9:30 to 11:30am

Where: Old School Forest Preserve, 26285 North Saint Marys Road, Libertyville

What: A 14.4-mile bike ride with Congressman Brad Schneider through a part of Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District. Helmets are required. Sign-in waiver for insurance purposes. Bring hydration (water bottles), food and cash if you would like to purchase something. RSVP here. For questions contact Rep. Schneider’s office at (847) 383-4870

08/21/202213:00: Schneider for Congress August Coffee Club in Grayslake

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Where: Something’s Brewing, 82 Center Street, Grayslake

What: Congressman Brad Schneider holds this month’s Coffee Club in Grayslake. It will be an outdoor event. All attendees will need to be vaccinated to attend. RSVP online or for questions, email Eli Krule at eli@schneiderforcongress.com or call 847-530-2744

08/21/202214:00: Moraine Township Dems “Party With Our Party”

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Outdoors in southeast Highland Park. Address provided upon RSVP.

What: An afternoon of food, fun and friendship with your local Democrats, including elected officials and candidates. RSVP here.

08/21/202214:00: Ice Cream Social Campaign Kickoff

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka

What: A campaign kickoff hosted by State Senator Laura Fine and State Representatives Robyn Gabel and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and the New Trier Democrats. The candidates, campaign organizers, a few local leaders and New Trier Democrats will gather with treats from an ice cream truck to chat about this important midterm election.  RSVP here.

08/21/202214:00: Jan Schakowsky Meet and Greet

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30pm

Where: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich

What: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky holds a Meet and Greet for constituents who are now in her congressional district.

08/21/202216:00: Maria Peterson Hosts Gun Sense Rally

When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 4:00pm

Where: Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich

What: Illinois Senate candidate Maria Peterson hosts a Gun Sense Rally in Lake Zurich.

08/22/202219:00: Domestic Violence and the Danger of Firearms

When: Monday, August 22, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Vernon Township Community Services Building, 2900 North Main Street, Buffalo Grove

What: A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center and the Office of Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart sponsor a discussion of the tools available to domestic violence victims and the people who care about them. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

08/23/202218:00: Congressman Sean Casten’s Mid-Quarter Fundraiser

When: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online via ZOOM. Register here.

What: Congressman Sean Casten will discuss his plans for the general election and his recent work in Congress.

08/24/202219:00: Assessment Appeal Workshop with West Deerfield Township Assessor

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:00pm. The workshop will be repeated Saturday, September 3, at 10:00am

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield

What: Assessment Appeal Workshop with Andrew Richter, West Deerfield Township Assessor.

08/25/202215:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 3:00pm

Where:  Lake County Court Tower,  Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, 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 24 hours before the class starts. Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.  Register online. If you’re interested in helping organize voter registration, contact Lake Dems at info@lakedems.org.

08/25/202217:30: Support Asian American Candidates

When: Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: New Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago

What:  Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Illinois Senate President Don Harmon invite you to support Asian American legislative members and candidates. To RSVP visit the Facebook page.

08/25/202218:30: Sara Knizhnik General Election Campaign Kickoff

When: Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Dr. N., Hawthorn Woods

What: Reception in support of Sara Knizhnik, candidate for Lake County Board, District 18. Register here.

08/25/202219:00: Warren Township Democrats August Meeting

When: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00pm

Where: Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Drive, #27, Gurnee

What: The August meeting of the Warren Township Democrats. The agenda includes introduction of the Precinct Committee Persons, a discussion of candidates and activities leading up to the November General Election and what can be done to help, upcoming events, setting the date for an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and old/new business. For further information, email Bonnie at jcnbbn@gmail.com or call 847-223-0795

08/26/202217:30: Picnic Supporting Laura Faver Dias

When: Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Nippersink Forest Preserve, 900 W. Belvidere Road, Round Lake

What: A barbecue-style picnic in support of Laura Faver Dias, candidate for Illinois State Representative, 62nd District. Cash bar available. RSVP here. For questions, email info@laurafaverdias.com

08/27/202213:00: Black Lives Matter 2nd Annual Black Business Expo

When: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Bertrand Bowling Lanes Parking Lot, 2616 Washington St., Waukegan

What: Lake County Chapter of Black Lives Matter celebrates Black business with this 2nd Annual Expo.

08/30/202218:30: Supreme Court Candidates Hosted by Jane’s Army

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What: Jane’s Army, Indivisible Illinois and other partner organizations host an online meeting with Illinois Supreme Court candidates, Judge Mary Kay O’Brien and Judge Elizabeth Rochford.

08/31/202217:30: Brews & Tacos with Senator Julie Morrison

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: Ravinia Brewing, 582 Roger Williams Avenue, Highland Park

What: A reception in support of State Senator Julie Morrison. Register online. For questions or to RSVP, email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org

08/31/202218:00: How to Run for Local Office – with Holly Kim and the Fremont Democrats

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.

What: Fremont Township Democrats, with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, host an online session for those interested in running for a local office. To register or for questions, contact the Fremont Township Democrats at fremontdems@gmail.com

09/01/202217:30: Gina Roberts Reelection Kickoff

When: Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Home of Gina Roberts, 10481 W. Illinois Ave., Beach Park

What: Gina Roberts kicks off her 2022 campaign for reelection to Lake County Board District 4. RSVP here.

09/03/202210:00: Assessment Appeal Workshop with West Deerfield Township Assessor

When: Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:00am.

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield

What: Assessment Appeal Workshop with Andrew Richter, West Deerfield Township Assessor.

09/07/202218:00: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Beach Park

When: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Location provided upon registration.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a “Congress on Your Corner” event in Beach Park to answer questions from constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington. Register here. This event will be streamed on Facebook. For questions, contact Rep. Schneider’s office at (847) 383-4870.

09/08/202219:00: The Myth of “Soft on Crime” with Eric Rinehart

When: Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Grayslake Area Public Library, 100 Library Lane, Grayslake

What: Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart takes apart the myth that Democrats are soft on crime. He will talk about the effect of the 2021 SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform bill on our communities, gun safety reform efforts and what they mean for gun crimes across Lake County. Register online. For additional information, visit the Facebook page.

09/10/202210:00: Senator Laura Fine Hosts Northwestern Football Tailgate Extravaganza

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022. Tailgate begins at 10:00am

Where: Mustards Last Stand, 1613 Central St., Evanston

What: State Senator Laura Fine hosts a tailgate extravaganza for the Northwestern Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils football game.  Food and beverages provided.  To RSVP, email carla@ilsenatedems.org

09/10/202210:00: Sticky Note Palooza for Jennifer Clark

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Century Park Fairgrounds, 1002 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.   Public parking is available in the Park District lot at the corner of Lakeview Parkway and Hawthorn Parkway.

What: Sticky Note Palooza to support Jennifer Clark’s campaign for reelection to the Lake County Board. Volunteers will place sticky notes with information about Jennifer on doors of voters in the 15th District. Training and materials will be provided. Register here. For questions, email jenniferclarklake15@gmail.com

09/10/202215:00: An Afternoon with Anthony Vega

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 3:00 to 4:30pm

Where: Address of Mundelein home provided upon RSVP.

What: An afternoon with Anthony Vega, candidate for Lake County Clerk. To RSVP, send email to general@votevega.org

09/11/202214:00: “Love is Blue,” a Concert in Support of Carissa Casbon’s Re-Election Campaign

When: Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Where:  Primo Italian American Cuisine, 720 Milwaukee Avenue, Gurnee

What: Love songs and refreshments in support of Carissa Casbon, candidate for Lake County Board. Special guest, singing star Stacey Tappan. RSVP here.

09/21/202215:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville

When:  Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 3:00pm

Where:  Lake County Central Permit Facility – 2nd Floor Conference Room, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville

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 24 hours before the class starts. Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.  Register online. If you’re interested in helping organize voter registration, contact Lake Dems at info@lakedems.org.

09/25/202217:00: Holly Kim’s KBBQ Birthday Dinner

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:30pm

Where: BBQ Garden, 9020 W. Golf Road, Niles

What: Korean BBQ dinner in support of Holly Kim’s reelection campaign for Lake County Treasurer. RSVP here or contact Woody at Woody@MFStrategies.com or call (314) 803-7965.

10/04/202215:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 3:00pm

Where:  Lake County Court Tower,  Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, 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 24 hours before the class starts. Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.  Register online. If you’re interested in helping organize voter registration, contact Lake Dems at info@lakedems.org.