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.

09/23/202117:30: Sheriff Tom Dart Reception

When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Oak Park Country Club, 2001 North Thatcher Ave., River Grove

What: An outdoor reception with appetizers and drinks for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. RSVP here.

09/23/202119:00: Warren Township Democrats September Virtual Meeting

When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. The link will be sent closer to the meeting date.

What:  Warren Township Democrats will continue holding their monthly meetings online for the near future. The September meeting will feature guest speaker Eric Rinehart, Lake County State’s Attorney.  Topics to be discussed include more details about  Lake County Democrats Connection Canvassing, Bylaws change update, a Fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup date and old/new business. For more information, email jcnbbn@gmail.com or call at 847-223-0795.

09/24/202113:00: The Health Care Power of Attorney (POA) Document: Why Older Adults Need It.

When: Friday, September 24, 2021 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

Where: North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Rd., Northfield

What: New Trier Township Education Forums presents this free legal counsel event in conjunction with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. It is for adults over age 55. Volunteer attorneys will offer their help completing the POA document along with free on-site notary service. Appointments are limited, so please RSVP to: info@NSLEGALAID.org

09/24/202114:00: How 3.14 Action Works to Get Doctors and Scientists Elected

When: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 2:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To register email Sheila Nielsen at sheila@nielsencareerconsulting.com

What: A free online presentation that will help participants understand how 3.14 Action works to get doctors and scientists elected to Congress as well as to state and local positions of leadership. Named for the number PI, 3.14 Action identifies women and men with professional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) backgrounds to run for elected office. Its work includes training and supporting endorsed candidates, ensuring they have the cutting-edge tools to run successful campaigns.

09/25/202110:00: Illinois National Organization for Women (NOW) Annual Conference, “Forward Feminism: We Leave No One Behind”

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  NOW holds its 2021 Annual Conference with the theme: “Forward Feminism: We Leave No One Behind.” Special guest and keynote speaker: U.S. Representative Robin Kelly; with guest Robin Marty, author of New Handbook for a Post-Roe America.

09/25/202110:00: Lake Dems presents: Connecting with Voters — A Conversation with Jon Carson, Top Obama Strategist

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00am

Where: Online via Zoom.

What: Join Lake County Democrats and Jon Carson at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, for a conversation (on Zoom) about connecting with voters. Carson served as National Field Director for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and was Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Engagement. Click here to RSVP. RSVP required. (Link will be sent on the day of the event.) Free. Open to Democrats.

Having good conversations with voters door to door, or on the phone, is at the heart of our Lake County Democrats Fall Connection Canvassing project. Can Democrats win in 2022 if we know the voters and they know us? Yes, we can!

09/25/202110:30: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Glenview

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: Glenview address provided upon RSVP. 

What: Congressman Brad Schneider is hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event to answer questions from constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington. RSVP is required in advance to accommodate social distancing. To ensure you have a seat, please bring a lawn chair. RSVP online.

09/25/202112:00: Northwestern Football Tailgate Extravaganza with Senator Laura Fine

When: Saturday, September 25th, 2021. Tailgate begins at 9:30am.  Game time: 11:00am.

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

What: A Northwestern Football Tailgate Extravaganza with State Senator Laura Fine. Northwestern Wildcats vs. Ohio Bobcats. Food and beverages provided. RSVP required. Email carly@ilsenatedems.org

09/25/202117:00: Lake County Democratic Women (LCDW) Life is Art 2021 Fundraising Gala

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Where: Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek

What: LCDW’s annual fundraising gala features opening remarks expected from Governor JB Pritzker and First Lady MK Pritzker, followed by art exhibits and a social hour. Outdoor cocktail attire is encouraged. Proof of vaccination required.  Register here.  For questions, email Kate Johnson at kjohns8888@gmail.com

09/27/202117:30: Senator Julie Morrison Campaign Kickoff Reception

When: Monday, September 27, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

What: Reception for State Senator Julie Morrison kicks off the election season, complete with food and drinks. Register online. on Facebook, or RSVP to kelly@ilsenatedems.org

09/28/202116:00: Clothing Drive for WINGS Domestic Violence Survivors Program

When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00pm.

Where: Cook County Commissioner Britton’s District Office, 1812 Waukegan Road, Glenview

What: Residents are invited to drop off gently used or like-new clothing to support the WINGS Program that provides domestic violence survivors with housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence.

09/29/202112:00: Women for Toni Luncheon 2021

When:  Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00pm (VIP toast at 11:30am)

Where:  Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago

What:  Women for Toni Preckwinkle host a luncheon in support of Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board.
Register online here, or for more information contact Kelly Marie Murphy at kellymarie@kmmconsulting.com or 224-999-4690.

09/30/202118:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Deerfield

When:  Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where:  Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What:  This training session is full. Please register for the training session on Wednesday, October 27th.
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 email info@tenthdems.org or info@lakedems.org

10/01/202108:30: Virtual Breakfast Conversation with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

When: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8:30am

Where: Online. Register here.

What: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin holds a lively and informative discussion about politics and policy.

10/02/202109:00: Walk with Democrats in the Lindenfest Parade

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021. Line up at 9:00am. Step off at 10:00am.
Where: Millennium Park, Lindenhurst

What: March with Indivisible Western Lake County in the Lindenfest Parade. For questions, email Esther Hebbard at ehebbard1@gmail.com .

10/02/202111:00: Rally and March for Reproductive Rights

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11:00am

Where: Mike Rylko Park, 1000 Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove. Park at BG Spray N Play, 951 McHenry Road

What: A rally featuring local lawmakers and activists followed by a march to send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country the clear, unified message that the attack on reproductive rights will not be tolerated. Bring your signs and your voices. For additional information, email carolynpinta@gmail.com

10/02/202118:30: Curt’s Cafe 9th Annual Gala

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:15pm

Where: Online. Register here

What: Student Jeremiyah hosts the first ever student-led virtual Party with Purpose celebrating Curt’s Cafe’s 9th Annual Gala. Their students will share art projects and provide entertainment. Registration includes a catered meal for pick-up at Curt’s Evanston or Highland Park cafes.

10/05/202119:00: Cook County Domestic Abuse Resource Forum

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: In commemoration of Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, expert panelists present a confidential virtual webinar about resources in Cook County for those who may be experiencing and healing from domestic abuse. The Forum will be moderated by Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton.

10/06/202118:00: Sheriff John Idleburg’s Fall Fundraiser: Evening at Kroll’s Farm

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, 13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan

What: A family friendly fundraiser in support of Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg’s reelection. Admission includes access to the corn maze, hayride, visit with the animals, hot chocolate/cider, light snacks and a pumpkin for children (ages 16 and under). Register here.

10/09/202110:00: Cancer Awareness Walk 4Literacy

When: Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Virtual and on site at Founders Park, 10385 W. Beach Road, Beach Park

What: Women of Destiny of Lake County Chapter hosts a Cancer Awareness Walk 4Literacy to improve health, cancer awareness and education for women. The event includes a drive-through to pick up your walk T-shirt.  Register here. For more information, email womenofdestinylkc@gmail.com

10/09/202118:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Reception

When: Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg, 1191 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg

What: CAPIC holds a Greet & Eat reception the night before their show. For vendor table reservations, email Barbara Zaczek at barbarazaczek@yahoo.com or call 720-545-8484. Register here for special Hilton room rate.

10/10/202109:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Show, “Anything to Win a Vote”

When: Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg, 1191 Woodfield Rd., Schaumburg

What: CAPIC holds its 2021 Political & Pop Culture Memorabilia Show with the theme “Anything to Win a Vote.” Collectors can buy, sell or trade pinback buttons, ribbons, medals, posters and other memorabilia. Free kids bag of starter buttons. Free admission and free parking. For vendor table reservations, email Barbara Zaczek at barbarazaczek@yahoo.com or call 720-545-8484. Register here for special Hilton room rate.

10/10/202110:30: Wheeling Township Democrats 12th Botterman Breakfast

When: Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 10:30am

Where: Chevy Chase Golf Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling

What: The 12th annual Botterman Breakfast celebrates the dedication of local grassroots volunteers and activists working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot!  RSVP link to follow.

10/10/202119:00: Sierra Club Speaker Series “The Cranes of North America”

When: Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: The Sierra Club’s Woods & Wetlands Group presents Anne Lacy, manager of the North American Crane Foundation, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. She will talk about both Sandhill Cranes and the Whooping Crane reintroduction project here in the U.S.

10/12/202118:30: Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz Second Annual Virtual Trivia Night

When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be emailed upon RSVP

What: State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz holds her Second Annual Virtual Trivia Night. Purchase tickets online or RSVP to Bernie at BWilliams@HDemsIL.com

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

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00pm

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

What: Waukegan To College (W2C) holds its annual fundraiser.  Click here to buy tickets.

10/20/202112:00: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

Where: Online. Register here.

What: Personal PAC holds its Virtual 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon. Featured speaker: Pro-choice Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock.  To purchase tickets, click here, or call Grace Barter at 312-422-0005 or cell# 508-524-1994.

10/21/202117:00: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2021 at 5:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here

What: A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest, Stacey Abrams.

10/23/202118:00: NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Dinner served at 7:00pm.

Where: Westin North Shore Chicago Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling

What: NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala. Theme: “Revitalizing Our Community.”  Keynote speaker: Darren Hutchinson, Emory University Inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights & Social Justice. For tickets, contact Dr. Sandra Leconte, sannikki@aol.com  847-445-9438 or Stella Jones, jonesstella74@yahoo.com  224-627-0196

10/27/202115:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Wednesday, October 27, 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).

10/28/202118:00: Democrats of Northfield Township Fall Fundraiser and Dinner with Gov. J.B. Pritzker

When: Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Option of in-person at The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview OR online via Zoom. Register here.

What: The Democrats of Northfield Township hold their Fifth Annual Fall Fundraiser and Dinner with keynote speaker Governor J.B. Pritzker. Other speakers include U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Jan Schakowsky, and Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. Vaccination and mask required to attend in person.

12/15/202111:15: J Street Chicago Annual Event Honoring Fred Andes

When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021. VIP reception: 11:15; Main event: 12:00pm

Where: The Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago with virtual option. Register here.

What: The 2021 J Street Annual Event features a discussion between former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami. The event will also honor Fred Andes by presenting him with the Tzedek V’Shalom Award. All in-person guests must be vaccinated. For questions, email chicago@jstreet.org or call 312-298-9435.