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.

09/29/202318:00: POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 23 – Fundraiser for Eric Rinehart with Governor JB Pritzker

When: Event moved to Monday, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Address provided upon RSVP

What: An evening fundraiser in support of Eric Rinehart for Lake County State’s Attorney with special guest Governor JB Pritzker. RSVP online or contact Sam Langheim at (715) 892-3522 or sam@nineteensixtycampaigns.com

09/29/202318:00: “Behind the Mask” Masquerade Gala for Suicide Prevention

When: Friday, September 29, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Where: Ivanhoe Club, 28846 N. Thorngate Dr., Mundelein

What: A fundraiser to support CYN Counseling Center’s work providing education and programming for suicide prevention and mental health support in Lake County. The event includes an evening of dinner, drinks, dancing, and celebration of life. To register, visit https://cyngrayslake.org/suicideprevention/

09/30/202311:00: 5th Ward Meeting and Informational Session

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 11:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Shekinah Glory Banquet Hall, 2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, North Chicago

What: 5th Ward Alderman Kenneth Smith presents a Ward Meeting and Informational Session. The event includes a raffle and free fall fish fry. For more information, call 224-595-7525.

09/30/202318:00: Holly Kim’s Korean BBQ Birthday Celebration

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

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

What: Korean BBQ celebrating Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim’s birthday. The event features food, fun and Karaoke. Register here.

10/01/202313:00: Fremont Township Democrats Fall Cookout & Petition Event

When: Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Diamond Lake Sports Complex, 26543 N. IL Route 83, Mundelein

What: Fremont Township Democrats sponsor a fall cookout and petition event with candidate petitions to sign and hand out. Completed petitions can be notarized. There will be burgers, brats, hot dogs, and other tasty food. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share, potluck style. For questions or to RSVP, email fremontdems@gmail.com

10/02/202318:30: Kwame Raoul Birthday Fundraiser

When: Monday, October 2, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Taste 222, 222 N. Canal St., Chicago

What: Fundraiser celebrating the birthday of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul. RSVP here. . For more information or to RSVP directly, email Allison Hunt at allison@apsandassociates.com

10/02/202319:00: Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read

When: Monday, October 2, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.

What: Multiple Illinois libraries host this Banned Books Week webinar, moderated by syndicated columnist Heidi Stevens. Panelists including Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, will share how to effectively support intellectual freedom. Topics include the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities. Register here.

10/04/202317:30: Fundraiser for Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. #2, Chicago

What: A joint fundraiser for Cook County Commissioners Scott R. Britton and Kevin B. Morrison. RSVP online or contact Eric Benson at eric@newchicagollc.com or 312-448-8014

10/06/202307:30: Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast

When: Friday, October 6, 2023 from 7:30 to 9:30am

Where: Holiday Inn Gurnee, Sapphire Ballroom, 6161 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee

What: Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast features State Senator Adriane Johnson, State Representative Bob Morgan and Lake County Board President Sandy Hart. Register here.

10/06/202309:00: Breakfast and Conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff

When: Friday, October 6, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00am

Where: Address of Highland Park home provided upon RSVP

What: A light breakfast and conversation supporting the Senatorial campaign of Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA). RSVP here. For questions, email Jenna Gravalis at jgravalis@capstratca.com

10/07/202310:00: NAMIWalks Cook County North Suburban

When: Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Gallery Park at The Glenview Park District, 2001 Patriot Blvd., Glenview

What: A fundraiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), supporting its work for mental health in our community. Register online. For more information, call David Wolf at 847-508-9653 or email dwolf@namiccns.org

10/07/202310:00: Maria Peterson Day of Action & Rally with Jan Schakowsky

When: Saturday, October 7, 2023. Rally and kickoff at 10:00am, canvass begins at 10:30.

Where: 125 Carriage Road, North Barrington

What: Day of Action canvassing for Maria Peterson, candidate for District 52 State Representative, and special guest Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Register here. For questions, email Maria@Mariafor52.com

10/07/202313:30: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) Chili Cookoff

When: Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 1:30 to 4:30pm

Where: Harbor Brewing Co., 130 Cedar Avenue, Lake Villa

What: IWLC hosts a spicy and savory fundraiser where up to 10 chili cooks will compete for three trophies. Register here.

10/09/202318:30: Antioch & Grant Township Democrats October Meeting

When: Monday, October 9, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Antioch Township Center, 1625 Deep Lake Road, Lake Villa

What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. The guest speaker will be Eric Rinehart, Lake County State’s Attorney.  RSVP to AntiochTownshipDemocrats@gmail.com

10/14/202317:30: Mano a Mano Hispanic Heritage Celebration Gala

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 5:30 to 9:30pm

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 510 IL-83, Mundelein

What: A celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month that supports Mano a Mano’s mission to empower immigrant families in Lake County. Register online. For questions, email amartinez@mamfrc.org

10/15/202314:00: Lake Dems 2nd Annual Shades of Blue Fundraiser

When: Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Hyatt Regency Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

What: Lake Dems presents our 2nd Annual Shades of Blue Fundraiser. We will present our Leadership Award to Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Volunteer of the Year Award to Fremont Township Democrats Chair Matt Lowry, Labor Leader of the Year Award to Painters District Council 14 Business Representative Todd Overdorf, and our Lifetime Achievement Award to State Representative Rita Mayfield. Our exciting keynote and featured speakers will also be announced soon. Reserve your seat now! Lakedems.org/ShadesofBlue

10/18/202317:00: Fiesta en Campestre Reception for Lake County Board Candidate Esiah Campos

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Campestre Mexican Restaurant, 515 W. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach

What: A reception in support of Esiah Campos, candidate for Lake County Board. RSVP here. 

10/19/202315:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 3:00pm

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

What: Lake Dems is sponsoring volunteers to become Deputy Voter Registrars. The training session is conducted by the County Clerk’s office, and once you complete the session you will officially be able to register others to vote. Register here.

There are certain requirements. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Lake County. Once you are trained to register voters in Lake County, you can register voters anywhere in Illinois. (Deputy Voter Registrars must be trained in their home county.)

Voting is our most basic right, and helping others to exercise that right is an important contribution to our community. We hope you can help.

10/21/202310:00: Ela Township Democrats Petition Signing Event

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Deer Park Office Complex, 21660 N. Field Parkway, Deer Park

What: A petition signing event to get Democratic candidates on the ballot for 2024. Rain or shine.

10/21/202318:00: Lake County NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Gala

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm; program at 7:00pm

Where: Westin North Shore Hotel, River Ballroom, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.  Free parking.

What: Lake County NAACP holds its 3rd Annual Freedom Fund Gala, with the theme: “Moving Forward with Powerful Voting.” Keynote speaker: Kevin Myles, Deputy Director of Programs and Strategy, Southern Poverty Law Center. For tickets, call 847-445-9438 or 224-627-0196.

10/22/202311:00: Prof. Heather Cox Richardson on Her Book, “DISCOVERY AWAKENING: Notes on the State of America”

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Where: Address of Winnetka home provided upon RSVP.

What: Author and history professor Heather Cox Richardson presents insights from her new book, DEMOCRACY AWAKENING: Notes on the State of America. She explains how a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals, leading us down a dangerous path to authoritarianism. Q&A and open conversation follows.  A light brunch will be served.  To RSVP, email sheila@nielsencareerconsulting.com.

10/22/202311:00: Alderman Kenneth Smith’s Fishing Show Senior Trip

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 11:00am to 5:00pm Bus leaves at 11:00am sharp.

Where: Meet at Foss Park District Community Center, 1730 Lewis Avenue, North Chicago.

What: Alderman Kenneth Smith presents a fishing trip with transportation, lunch and fishing poles provided. Register at Foss Park Center. For more information, contact Lasha Brown at 847-689-7480 or Alderman Kenneth Smith at 847-845-5549.

10/22/202314:00: BG Pride’s Coming Out Day Celebration

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove

What: BG Pride celebrates its 6th Annual Coming Out Day. This family-friendly event includes games, music, treats and more. For tickets, register at buffalogrovepride.com/

10/22/202316:00: Scott Britton “Rock the River” Fundraiser

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00pm

Where: Whiskey River Bar and Grill, 1850 Waukegan Road, Glenview

What: An event supporting Cook County Commissioner Scott R. Britton, featuring his brother’s band L-Win Motel. Register here. For more information or to RSVP directly, contact Eric Benson at 312-448-8014 or email eric@newchicagollc.com

10/23/202318:00: Fundraiser for Eric Rinehart with Governor JB Pritzker

When: Monday, October 23, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Address provided upon RSVP

What: An evening fundraiser in support of Eric Rinehart for Lake County State’s Attorney with special guest Governor JB Pritzker. RSVP online or contact Sam Langheim at (715) 892-3522 or sam@nineteensixtycampaigns.com

10/26/202318:30: Live4Lali’s Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

When: Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 6:30 to 9:30pm

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

What: Fundraiser to support Live4Lali’s lifesaving overdose prevention efforts – harm reduction, peer support, community education, and public policy advocacy – positively impacting Lake County residents daily.