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.


06/25/202111:00: Open House at Eddie Washington Center for Men

When: Friday, June 25, 2021 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Eddie Washington Center for Men, 424 South Ave., Waukegan

What: Waukegan Township hosts the annual Eddie Washington Center for Men Open House. Attendees will learn about their program structure and will network with other professionals. There will be food, prizes, music and light refreshments. For more information, call 847-244-0805 or email sobleton@waukegantownship.com

06/26/202109:00: Grant Township Democrats Rollins Road Cleanup

When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00am.  Rain date: Saturday, July 3rd, from 9:00 to 11:00am.

Where: Assemble in the parking lot off Rollins Road at the Long Lake Trailhead. The parking lot is on the South side of Rollins, West of Fairfield and East of Wilson.

What: Grant Township Democrats hold the next cleanup of their adopted mile on Rollins Road. Attendees should wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and bring gloves and sunscreen. Face covering is not necessary if vaccinated. Safety equipment (vests) and “grabbers” (tools to pick up the trash), insect repellant, Gatorade and water will be provided. RSVP to Randy Read via text to 847-875-0356, or email  ranhandle@aol.com. The RSVP is requested to ensure there is enough equipment.

06/26/202112:00: Democrats of Northfield Township Pride and Post-Session Picnic

When: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from noon to 2:00pm

Where: Techny Prairie Park Bluegill Shelter, 1750 Techny Rd., Northbrook

What: A celebration of Pride Month with post-session updates from Northfield Township elected officials. There will be a picnic lunch and drinks from Little Louie’s. Donations support Youth Services of Glenview-Northbrook’s Pride Program. Unvaccinated members/children please bring a mask for the speaking portion of the program.  Click here for tickets. 

06/27/202111:00: Brad Schneider 2022 Campaign Update Meeting

When: Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP. Register here.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider holds a campaign briefing with political researcher Edward Chapman. He will lead a presentation on the current status of Brad’s campaign and the political arena as we move into 2022.

06/27/202113:00: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) In-Person BBQ by the Lake

When: Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

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

What: Indivisible’s 3rd annual BBQ by the Lake Fundraiser. Attendees will meet Democratic elected officials while listening to the soulful sounds of the John Primer Blues Band. Proceeds will help fund Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.  Price will include dinner (pork, chicken or veggie burger, sides, beer and dessert).

Attendees must bring proof of vaccination. This is mostly an outdoor event. Masks are mandatory in all indoor areas and possibly even the outdoor areas, depending on IDPH/LCHD COVID-19 recommendations at the time of the event. IWLC will be taking precautions to ensure everyone has a safe experience.  Sign up here.   For information, email Esther at ehebbard1@gmail.com

06/28/202119:00: Founder’s Circle Event Supporting Congressman Brad Schneider’s Reelection Campaign

When: Monday, June 28, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Online via zoom. Register here.

What: Founder’s Circle holds its End-of-Quarter virtual event in support of Congressman Brad Schneider’s reelection campaign. For questions or comments, please contact Emanuela Frankel at (312) 213-3588 or emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com

06/29/202117:30: Toni Preckwinkle In-Person Reception

When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: Pizza Capri, 1501 E. 53rd St., Chicago.  This live event replaces an originally-scheduled virtual fundraiser.   Register here.

What: An in-person reception supporting Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.  RSVP to scott@tonipreckwinkle.org

06/30/202117:30: Virtual Cooking Lesson with Comptroller Susana Mendoza

When:  Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where:  Virtual (link to register online), and receive the recipe.

What:  Susana will be joined by special guest Stephen Henry, Executive Chef at Loews Chicago Hotel.  Kick off the program with a signature cocktail, followed by a live cooking demonstration.
Feel free to also email Katy at Katy@KJDstrategies.com to reserve your spot and receive the recipe.

07/01/202118:00: Personal PAC “Elections Have Consequences” House Party in Flossmoor

When: Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Flossmoor location provided upon registration. Register here.

What: Personal PAC sponsors an outdoor event featuring the Hon. Toi Hutchinson, State Senators Cristina Castro and Melinda Bush, and Cook County Board Commissioner Donna Miller.

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.

07/06/202118:00: Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s Cubs Game on the Roof

When: Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Rooftop opens at 6:00pm, first pitch at 7:05pm

Where: A rooftop at a Chicago Cubs game

What: State Representative Jonathan Carroll holds a fundraiser on a rooftop at a Chicago Cubs game. Sign up here.

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/

07/20/202118:30: State Rep. Robyn Gabel Annual Rooftop Soirée

When:  Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 6:30pm

Where:  Five & Dime (Rooftop), 1026 Davis St., Evanston

What:  Assistant Majority Leader Robyn Gabel (D-18) holds her Annual Rooftop Soirée.  To reserve your spot, please click here.  For any questions, please contact Katy at katy@kjdstrategies.com or 312-600-9496.

07/22/202115:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Thursday, July 22, 2021 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. 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).

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

08/15/202116:30: Jonathan Carroll Green Day Concert at Wrigley

When:  Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 4:30pm (gates open).  More information to follow.

Where: A Skybox at Wrigley Field, Chicago (More Information to Follow)

What:  Join State Representative Jonathan Carrol for a Green Day Concert.
Purchase a ticket by clicking here

09/13/202109:00: Carroll Cup Golf Fundraiser

When: Monday, September 13, 2021

Where: Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 3535 Dundee Rd., Northbrook

What: A golf outing supporting the reelection of State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Sign up here.  For more information or to RSVP, email rsvp@1833group.com

10/16/202118:00: Waukegan To College (W2C) Annual Fundraiser

When: Save the Date! Saturday, October 16, 2021

Where: Glen Flora Country Club, 2200 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan

What: Waukegan To College (W2C) holds its annual fundraiser. Ticket sales link to follow.