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 their plans. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

09/25/201609:00: Special Olympic Illinois Coaster Challenge Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL

What: A fundraiser for Special Olympics that was designed by graduating seniors at Columbia College in Chicago. The event features roller coaster rides keyed to the contribution level.  Instead of running a 5k marathon, donors ride five kilometers of roller coaster rides.  Participants receive a Six Flags Flash Pass that gives easy access to the rides until 1:00pm. The event includes admission to Great America, free parking, breakfast, a Coaster Challenge athletic shirt, and other goodies.

To register and for further information, visit the Coaster Challenge website at www.coasterchallenge.com

09/25/201610:30: Hillary Road Trip from Highland Park to Wisconsin

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:30am – 6:30pm

Where: Meet at the Target Parking Lot,  2099 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park

What: A caravan road trip to Wisconsin to do door-to-door canvassing for Hillary.  We’ll arrive in Kenosha close to noon and meet at the local Hillary for America Office.  Then we’ll hit the doors to persuade people that we are stronger together.  This is a daylong event; we hope to be back around dinnertime.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes.

You can RSVP online.

09/25/201611:00: North Shore Synagogue Beth El Candidate Forum

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:00am sharp

Where: N.S.S. Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL

What: N.S.S. Beth El Men’s Club hosts a Q&A town hall meeting for Democratic candidates Brad Schneider, State Senator Julie Morrison and State Representative Scott Drury.

09/25/201614:00: Susana Mendoza Afternoon Reception in Highland Park

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Home of Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, address provided upon RSVP

What: An afternoon reception in honor of Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza, Democratic nominee for Illinois Comptroller.

You can RSVP online, or for more information email Abby Erwin at abby@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496.

09/25/201617:30: Jewish National Fund Chicago Tree of Life Award Dinner

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 5:30pm cocktails and registration and 6:30pm dinner

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

What: Award dinner honoring Dawn and Steven Lavin for their dedication to the Jewish Community and the work of Jewish National Fund. Featuring Guest Speaker: former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon. Event Chairs: Susan and Marc Sacks

Please RSVP online by September 12th, or call  847-656-8880. For more information, contact Genevieve Gandal at ggandal@jnf.org

09/26/201619:00: Highland Park Hillary Victory Fund Debate Watch Party

When: Monday, September 26, 2016.  Doors open at 7:00pm; debate starts promptly at 8:00pm.

Where: Beautiful Lakefront Home of Chuck and Debbie Frank.  Address provided upon RSVP.

What: Join local Hillary supporters to watch the debate and cheer on our candidate at this event benefiting the Hillary Victory Fund!

For more information or to RSVP, register online, email LaurenBethGash@gmail.com or call (847) 702-6635

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09/27/201613:00: Sen. Julie Morrison Disability Employment Summit

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park, IL

What: State Senator Julie Morrison hosts a disability employment summit, bringing together experts and organizations to discuss employment opportunities for Illinoisans with disabilities.  Speakers include Louis Hamer, Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Services Bureau and representatives from Aspiritech, a software testing service that harnesses the strengths of people with high functioning autism.

For questions, contact Senator Morrison’s Deerfield office at 847-945-5200.

09/27/201617:30: Kim Foxx Event in Chicago

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Quartino’s, 626 N. State St., Chicago, IL

What: An event for Kim Foxx, Democratic nominee for Cook County State’s Attorney.

You can RSVP online, or for more information email Liz or Lauren at rsvp@kimfoxx.com or call 312-806-2743.

09/27/201618:30: Let’s Talk Politics with Vernon Township Democrats and Tenth Dems University

When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Village Bar & Grill, 48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL

What: A discussion of current events.  All Democrats are welcome to attend.

Food will be served.  Since space is limited, RSVP is required.

You can RSVP online or email events@tenthdems.org or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683).

09/28/201617:30: Reception with Tom Dart Cook County Sheriff

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, 400 North McClurg Court, Chicago, IL

What: Annual Fall Reception with Tom Dart, Cook County Sheriff.  The event includes cocktails and food.

You can register online.  To get more information, email John Zapala at TDartCommittee@gmail.com or call 312-890-1056.

09/28/201617:30: Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Trailblazers Award and Reception

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: The Ballroom at 12 East Erie, 12 East Erie St., Chicago, IL

What: IWIL’s Annual Trailblazers Award and Reception, Celebrating the Art of Leadership.  2016 Honorees are Barb Brown, in memoriam, Founding Board Member and Past IWIL President; and Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady.

You can RSVP online or email Christina Nowinski Wurst at director@iwilinfo.org or call 773-669-4945.

09/28/201617:30: AFHU 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:30pm

Where: Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. at Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL.

What: American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner honoring David Hoffman, partner, Sidley Austin LLP.  Honorary Dinner Co-Chairs: Hon. Abner J. Mikva and Newton N. Minow.  Dinner proceeds benefit the Clinical Legal Education Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.

To RSVP, email bsugar@afhu.org

09/29/201617:30: Annual Women for Toni Preckwinkle Event

Where: Christy Webber Landscapes, 2900 W. Ferdinand Street, Chicago, IL

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

What: Annual Women’s event honoring Tony Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President.  Hosted by:  Eileen Chin; Lynn Cutler; Billie Paige; Honorable Carol Ronen; Jane Saks;  Bernice Weissbourd; and Christy Webber.

Please be sure to RSVP online or email nish@tonipreckwinkle.org

09/29/201618:00: Lawyers for Hillary Conversation with Hillary in Chicago

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm (tentative)

Where: Chicago, address provided upon RSVP

What: Lawyers for Hillary host a conversation with Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

You can RSVP online or email laurenbethgash@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635.  Even if you can’t attend, please consider making a contribution.

09/29/201618:00: Chicago Abortion Fund’s Fall Fundraiser

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: The University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL

What: Fundraising and award event. The Reproductive Justice Trailblazer Award will be presented. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

You can RSVP online

09/30/201619:00: Nicasa Behavioral Health Services 50th Anniversary Celebration

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 510 East IL Route 83, Mundelein, IL

What: Celebration of Nicasa Behavioral Health Services 50th anniversary.  Reservation includes soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar.

You can RSVP online or call Christel Tatro at 847-201-7072.

For more information, visit the Nicasa website at www.nicasa.org/50

10/01/201610:00: Coffee and Conversation with Mary Turley, Candidate for Lake County Board

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Warren Newport Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL

What: Coffee and conversation with Mary Turley, candidate for Lake County Board.  All Democratic candidates and supporters are invited to attend.

10/01/201610:00: Coffee and Conversation with Mary Turley, Candidate for Lake County Board

When: Saturday, October 1. 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Warren Newport Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL

What:  An opportunity to meet Mary Turley, candidate for Lake County Board.

10/01/201613:00: West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization Annual Picnic

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, IL

What: Annual picnic of the Deerfield Township Democratic Organization.  Families welcome.  Candidates will attend.  Lawn signs will be available.

10/02/201617:30: Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) 37th Annual Banquet

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016.  Cocktail reception: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:30pm

Where: Holiday Inn Northshore, 5300 Touhy Ave., Skokie, IL

What: The 37th annual banquet of the IADO, an organization that advocates on behalf of the South-Asian community on socio-economic issues ranging from immigration reform to policies that help small businesses grow.  Keynote speaker: U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2)

For more information or to RSVP, register online

10/05/201617:00: Rep. Robyn Gabel Fall Campaign Rally

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: The home of Ronna Stamm and Paul Lehman, 101 Hamilton St., Evanston, IL

What: Join State Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18) for her annual fall campaign rally.

You can RSVP online or email Katy at katy@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496.

10/05/201618:00: Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Fall Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00pm

Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL

What: The Community Outreach Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois holds its Fall Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Treatment Center that supports women with babies and young children battling drug and alcohol addiction.  The center allows women to get treatment and not have to find someone else to take care of their children during the process.  The Center also provides parenting and family classes to help mend the bonds between mothers and their children.

The event features raffle prizes, an open bar, plenty of appetizers and a lot of fun.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, or email Kristen Lukaszak at klukaszak@salawus.com

 

10/08/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.

10/08/201612:00: Rep. Rita Mayfield Meet and Greet

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Where: Rita Mayfield Campaign Office/Tenth Dems Community Connection, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL

What: A Meet and Greet in support of State Representative Rita Mayfield (D-60).

To RSVP and for questions, email ritamayfield60@gmail.com

10/09/201617:00: New Trier Democrats 2016 Annual Dinner with Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Reception: 5:00pm; Dinner: 6:15pm

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL

What: New Trier Democrats hold their 2016 Annual Dinner.  Featured speaker: Kim Foxx, Candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney.  She will be introduced by Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President.

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For more information or to RSVP, register online or email newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com with the subject title: “2016 Dinner.”  Please include the full name(s) of all attendees.

10/09/201619:00: Second Presidential Debate Watch Party in Bannockburn

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016.  Doors open at 7:00pm; debate starts promptly at 8:00pm.

Where: Home of Vicki and Hon. Kerry Martin.  Address provided upon RSVP.

What: Join local Hillary supporters to watch the debate and cheer on our candidate.

For more information or to RSVP, email LaurenBethGash@gmail.com or call (847) 702-6635

10/13/201611:00: Personal PAC Awards Luncheon with Gloria Steinem

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016.  11:00am: Registration and Reception;  12:00 noon: Luncheon Program

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Personal PAC’s Annual Awards Luncheon features writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem as this year’s guest speaker.

You can order tickets online or call 312-422-0005

10/13/201617:00: Mayor Motley’s Oktoberfest

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL

What: Join the fun at Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley’s Oktoberfest celebration in support of his re-election.

10/14/201611:30: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism 13th Annual Luncheon

When: Friday, October 14, 2016.  Networking: 11:30am; Luncheon:  12:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago, IL

What: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism holds its 13th annual luncheon with the theme, ‘Pathway to New Horizons.”  Keynote speaker: Judge Jackie Portman.  The luncheon is part of a full day devoted to improving the success rates of former inmates who are returning to their communities.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email coalition2RR@waukegantownship.com or call 847-244-4900.

10/14/201617:00: Josina Morita Birthday Celebration

When: Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5:00 – 6:30pm

Where: Clarity Partners, 20 N. Clark St., Suite 3600, Chicago, IL

What: A birthday celebration supporting Josina Morita, Democratic candidate for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

You can RSVP online or email Zach Martin at zach@newchicagollc.com or call 312-448-8014.

10/18/201618:00: Laura Murphy Reception in Des Plaines

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Cafe La Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines, IL

What: A fundraiser in support of State Senator Laura Murphy (D-28).

To RSVP, call Mario at 224-244-7518

10/19/201618:00: YWCA All-New YW Launch Party

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Bernie’s Book Bank, 917 N. Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, IL

What: Lake County YWCA holds its All-New YW Launch Party with new leadership, new website and new membership perks.  Same mission dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Meet Treopia Cannon, new YWCA Lake County CEO and Carla Wyckoff, Lake County Clerk.  New website: ywcalakecounty.org/allnewyw

Open bar and appetizers.

For more information and to RSVP, register online.

10/21/201618:30: Seventh Annual Fundraising Gala For A Safe Place

When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6:30 – 11:00pm

Where: Double Tree Libertyville – Mundelein, 510 East Illinois Route 83, Mundelein, IL.

What: Save the date! To benefit A Safe Place in its mission to transform lives after domestic violence.  Watch for more information in the coming weeks.

You can RSVP online, and purchase event tickets, raffle tickets and event sponsorships.

For more information, contact Pat Davenport at PDavenport@asafeplaceforhelp.org or call (847) 731-7165 x 105.

10/24/201617:30: Tammy Duckworth Reception with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

When: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: The Wilmette home of Laura Alter Klapman and Howard J. Klapman, MD.  Address provided upon RSVP.

What: A reception with Jan Schakowsky in support of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, email Sharon Weber or Kelly McKevitt at Kelly@TammyDuckworth.com or call 312-955-0573.

10/26/201618:30: Open Communities “We All Benefit” Justice Awards Event

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL

What: “We All Benefit” Justice Awards event celebrates exemplary individuals dedicated to social, economic and housing justice.  Proceeds benefit Open Communities and its work for inclusive and diverse suburbs.

You can RSVP online or call Laura Kochevar at 847-501-5760 ext. 401

11/12/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.

11/17/201618:00: Chinese Mutual Aid Association 35th Annual Dinner

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016.  SAVE THE DATE

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art

What: More information to follow

12/04/201618:00: Israel Bonds Chicago Annual Medical & Dental Division Dinner

When: SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Where: The Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL

What: Israel Bonds Chicago hosts its annual Medical and Dental Division Dinner.

For more information, email Adam Grossman at adam.grossman@israelbonds.com or call 312-558-9410.

12/09/201612:00: J Street Annual Chicago Luncheon

When: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Where: Venue SIX 10, 610 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: J Street Chicago holds its Annual Luncheon honoring Marilyn Katz with the Tzedek v’Shalom Award.

To RSVP and for more information, email Rabbi Alison Abrams at chicago@jstreet.org

12/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.