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 even 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 email, please submit your posting entries by midday Monday, so we have time to get it ready. submit an event for future inclusion, or view the full list of upcoming events.

Because so many of our in person events on our list have been postponed or cancelled, we recommend you check directly with the organizers of any event you're interested in attending.


02/26/202111:00: Women’s Virtual Roundtable

When:  Friday, February 26, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.  Zoom link opens at 10:30am.

Where: Online via Zoom.  www.zoom.com  Meeting ID: 879 7383 7956 Passcode: 347276

What: This event is FREE to the public and is intended to inform participants of the hardships women face during and after incarceration, along with the support necessary to reacclimate into the community.
Link for more information, call 847-244-4900 or email rrandle@waukegantownship.com

02/26/202119:30: Waukegan to College Adventure Night Fundraiser

When: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30pm

Where: Online. Register for your team here.

What: In the game of Transfer: Study Abroad, your team of five to eight participants will navigate your character through a series of fun challenges, clever puzzles and lively obstacles as they navigate their 1st year studying abroad in Hangzhou, China. The team that finds themselves at the top of the class will win an interactive cooking class with Dr. Ling Zhuang!

02/27/202109:00: One Step at a Time: The Path to Real and Enduring Change

When:  Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:45pm

Where:  Zoom link will be sent out the day before

What:  Second Installment of League of Women Voters of Illinois’ annual look at issues that matter.  Virtual briefing – six different sessions presented on two consecutive Saturdays.  Learn from nonpartisan experts about what is happening in Illinois in the areas of ecojustice, affordable housing, immigration, redistricting, income inequality and funding alternatives for the state’s social equity initiatives.
Click here for session details and registration.
Scholarships are available by contacting issues@lwvil.org

02/28/202109:00: Trans Youth and Family Summit Including PFLAG Workshop

When: Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom Register here.

What:  The Trans Youth and Family Summit is an opportunity for trans and gender-expansive youth and their family members to learn, connect, and hear from speakers on a variety of topics including transition-related health care, advocacy, mental health, and more.  PFLAG Deerfield virtual workshop dealing with parents of trans youth from 10:30 to 11:30am.  For questions, email Lizzy.Appleby@ysgn.org

02/28/202113:00: Sarah’s Circle Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes

When: Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes is a virtual fundraiser for Sarah’s Circle that highlights the harsh reality of women’s homelessness during the deadly cold of Chicago’s winters.

02/28/202114:00: Stevenson Center Presents: Oil Trains: Are Profits Worth Our Risk?

When: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2:00pm

Where: Free Zoom Webinar. Register here.

What: The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy hosts a panel discusson on the need for further regulation of railroads and other practices to protect community safety. Panelists are: Gerri Songer, educator, local activist and Legislative Director of Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211 IFT-AFT; and Mark Burrows, a retired Canadian Pacific Railroad engineer and an active member of SMART/TD, formerly United Transportation Union, now fighting for improved safety with Railroad Workers United.

03/02/202114:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 2:00pm

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. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions, and 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).

03/02/202118:00: Brad Schneider Fireside Chat about Black History Makers

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider holds a fireside chat in honor of Black History Month with special guests: State Senator Adriane Johnson, Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham and North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham. They will discuss the theme “Black History Makers.”

03/02/202119:30: Northfield Township Democratic Slate and Scott Britton on Effective Government

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton and the Democratic slate running in Northfield Township’s April 6th election talk about vaccine distribution and how cooperative government can make things better for our community.

03/03/202118:00: Brad Schneider Tax Assistance Webinar

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a webinar about tax assistance options available in the district. Representatives from the IRS will lead a short presentation and be available to answer questions.

03/04/202109:30: Together We Can Reach Victims of Domestic Violence – Free Cooking Demo

When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30am

Where: Online via RingCentral. Join meeting here.

What: The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic will host a virtual cooking demonstration inviting anyone with questions about domestic violence to ask those questions to our attorneys anonymously in the live chat. Rebecca Weininger, Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice, will host How to Make Banana Bread. No domestic violence content will be shown on the video. Guests can log on anonymously using an alias.

03/08/202118:00: TDU Virtual Let’s Talk Politics

When: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where: Online – RSVP required. Register here

What: Join Tenth Dems and Lake Dems on Monday, March 8, at 6:00 PM, for a another edition in our continuing Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics (LTP) series. Since we still cannot meet in person, we will be zooming together with TDU Dean Dr. Laurie Schiller, who will moderate the discussion. We’ll chat about whatever political issues you want to chat about and we’ll have fun doing it with each other. Democrats are welcome.  The Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests that often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

03/10/202118:00: Candidate Forum hosted by Zion & Benton Dems

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Register here.  Zoom link will be shared to RSVPs a day or two before the event.

What: Wondering who will be on your ballot for April 6th? Meet the candidates who share our Democratic values. Q&A opportunities.

03/11/202118:00: Sheriff Idleburg’s Annual Birthday Celebration: Trivia Edition

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What:  A celebration of Sheriff John Idleburg’s birthday by testing your knowledge against others in a trivia competition! Categories are: general knowledge, music, Lake County tidbits and Illinois politics. If you have a team name in mind, great! If not, you will be placed in a team during the welcome portion of the zoom event.

03/11/202119:00: A Conversation on Environmental Initiatives with John Wasik and the Sierra Club

When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: The Sierra Club Woods and Wetlands Group hosts an update and Q&A on the Lake County Board and Forest Preserve environmental initiatives with County Board Member John Wasik. Free and open to the public.

03/13/202115:00: Virtual Fundraiser in Support of Eric Rinehart’s 100 Days of Reform

When: Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:   A virtual fundraiser celebrating Eric Rinehart’s first 100 Days of Reform as Lake County State’s Attorney. For questions, email info@rinehartforlakecounty.com

03/14/202116:00: Spring Forward Reception with Moraine Township Democrats

When: Sunday, March 14 (the day the clocks change), from 4:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To RSVP, click here or go to morainedems.org. Link to be provided to registrants the day of the event.

What: Spring Forward!  Reception (on the day we change the clocks) with Moraine Township Democrats. Hear from candidates for the April 6 municipal election as well as elected officials.

03/17/202111:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Unclaimed Property: Leave No Stone Unturned

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:am

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. Does the State of Illinois have money for you? Learn the step-by-step process of searching for your name in the State of Illinois unclaimed property database.

03/23/202118:00: Virtual Fundraiser for Toni Preckwinkle

When: March 23, 2021

Where: Online

What: A virtual fundraiser for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. For information, email scottkastrup@gmail.com

03/27/202118:00: Holly Kim’s Lunar New Year Celebration

When: Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim and her mom, Hela Kim, welcome the year of the Ox with a dinner box delivered to your door! The event includes culture, stories, recipes, mom and daughter antics, and the exciting drum beats of a Chinatown lion dance troupe and cultural exhibitions. Special guests include: State Representatives Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Theresa Mah; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Josina Morita; and State Senator Ram Villivalam.

03/29/202117:45: Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) Party Builder Award Reception

When: Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:45pm Sponsors Reception, 6:00pm General Reception.

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Virtual reception for the 2021 IDCCA Party Builder Award recipients: State Senate President, Hon. Don Harmon; and Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Hon. Emanuel “Chris” Welch.  For questions or to RSVP, email dan@ildcca.org or call 217-753-3380

03/30/202118:00: Sen. Duckworth’s 2022 Kickoff!

When:  Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where:  Zoom link provided upon RSVP

What:  Tammy is up for re-election in 2022.  Tammy for Illinois presents the Illinois Campaign kickoff.
Link for tickets

04/12/202109:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Increasing Endurance: Borrowing Basics

When: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00am

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. This session helps participants understand options for borrowing money and what they cost. It will also discuss how to borrow money.

04/19/202118:00: Personal PAC/PNA, Lake Dems event.

When: April 19, 2021.

What: Hold the date. Details to follow. CLE Credit too.

05/13/202111:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Avoid These Mistakes Before Buying a Home!

When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00am

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. This module will help participants get ready to own a home, finance the purchase and move forward! It will identify the steps in the home-buying process, explain how to know if you are ready to buy a home, identify ways to estimate how much you can afford for housing, describe home-financing options and key costs, and explain how to get prequalified or preapproved for a mortgage.  If time allows it will also review where to get help if you’re having trouble making mortgage payments. Also in Spanish.

06/09/202111:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Lose the Weight! Managing Your Debt

When: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 11:00am

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. This session will help participants understand what debt is and how to manage it. It will also define debt and credit and explain how they differ, define phrases commonly used to discuss debt, provide strategies for reducing debit and explain the consequences of not paying debt. If time allows, student debt, medical debt and high-cost debt can be reviewed.

07/02/202114:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Fiscal Health: Credit Report and Scores

When: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 2:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. This session helps participants understand, access and improve their credit reports and scores. It will also explain the importance of credit reports and scores, discuss ways to build credit, repair, improve and maintain credit, and explains how credit scores are calculated. It will also discuss where to get help with credit reports and scores.

07/09/202119:00: A Safe Place Virtual Event: Wine Women and Shoes

When: Friday, July 9, 2021

Where: Online

What: A Safe Place hosts “Wine Women and Shoes” to support victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. This year, A Safe Place is going From Fear to FIERCE.   Tickets on sale March 1, 2021. For more information, visit https://asafeplaceforhelp.org/get-involved/wine-women-shoes/

08/03/202112:00: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – You Can Bank On It (Banking Basics)

When: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 12:00pm

Where: Online.

What:  Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts a series of classes with Lake County banks that teach healthy money habits for our wallets. This session will cover banking services and is designed to help participants build a positive relationship with a financial institution. It will describe financial products and services, provide information on selecting financial products, services and providers, and explains the basic steps for opening and managing checking and savings accounts