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 an event by clicking here. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

04/22/201918:30: Thriving with Autism – a Piano Performance

When:  Monday, April 22, 2019  from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where:  Mt. Prospect Public Library, 10 South Emerson St., Mount Prospect

What:  A piano performance by Dr. Charles J. Smith, an accomplished pianist, accompanist and composer with autism.  The concert will include music from his classical piano repertoire as well as original compositions.  Q&A session follows the concert.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/23/201919:00: Libertyville Township Democrats Meeting

When:  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from, 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  The Office Clubhouse, 914 N. Lake St., Mundelein

What:  Join the April meeting of the Libertyville Township Democratic Organization.  Discussion topics include the municipal election and plans for the coming months.  Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg will be joining to talk about his department and answer questions. Libertyville Township includes Libertyville, parts of Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Mettawa, and Waukegan.
For additional information or to RSVP, visit their Facebook page.

04/25/201919:00: Rep. Mary Edly-Allen Hosts Environmental Citizens’ Advisory Council

When:  Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville

What: State Representative Mary Edly-Allen welcomes community members and Illinois Environmental Council Legislative Director Colleen Smith to discuss current environmental legislation and local priorities for future green jobs, sustainability and conservation initiatives.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/27/201909:15: Democrats of Northfield Township Mini Convention

When:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:15 – 10:45am

Where:  Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

What: Join local Democrats for an update on key local legislation.  Scheduled speakers include: Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi; Metropolitan  Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Cam Davis; Daniel Biss, Executive Director, Rust Belt Rising, and other elected officials.  Free admission.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or visit the Facebook page.

04/27/201910:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 50th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 50 artists and artisans. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Free admission and parking.
For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/27/201911:00: Donuts with Dan Didech – Mundelein

When:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00am

Where:  Maya’s Restaurant, 506 N. Lake St., Mundelein

What:  Join State Representative Dan Didech for his first “Donuts with Dan” gathering in Mundelein.  Enjoy complimentary pastries and an informal community roundtable discussion about the issues important to you.

04/27/201913:00: Feminism on Tap

When:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where:  Revolution Brewing Brew Pub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

What: Join the Young Women’s Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women (YWGC) for an afternoon of food, drinks and raffle prizes. Hear from one of the Council’s grantees, Assata’s Daughters, and enjoy an opportunity to mingle with like-minded members of the community. Must be age 21 and up to attend. Assata’s Daughters works to involve teens of color in the political and activist process. Funds raised will support grantmaking to women and girls’ access to healthcare, financial security & safety.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/27/201913:30: Gurnee Community Meeting on Ending Ethylene Oxide Emissions

When:  Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:30 – 2:30pm

Where:  Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

What:  A community meeting with the latest updates on efforts to end the emission of Ethylene Oxide (EtO).
For more information, visit the Facebook page.

04/28/201911:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When:  Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 50th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 50 artists and artisans. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Free admission and parking.
For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/28/201913:45: Brad Schneider Coffee Club in Grayslake

When:  Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1:45 – 2:45pm

Where:  Somethings Brewing, 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake

What: Monthly meetings at a local coffee shop around the 10th District to discuss issues affecting our community and hear the newest updates on Brad’s campaign. Brad’s Coffee Club is a chance to have a more in-depth conversation with Brad and meet the campaign staff.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

04/28/201914:00: Stevenson Center Presents: “An Analysis of Prescription Prices: Can We Afford the Cure?”

When:  Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Where:  The Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)

What: Tom Gochenour, part time staff pharmacist and chief compounder for Rush University Medical Center, will trace the evolution of the prescription marketplace from 1972, the year he became a pharmacist, to the present. Through this journey, he will refer to sentinel events and legislation that has led to our current condition in which the list price of some medications can cost over $25,000 per month.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online

04/29/201909:30: Rep. Joyce Mason Hosts Senior Advisory Council

When:  Monday, April 29, 2019 from 9:30 – 10:30am

Where:  Joyce Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Suite LL60, Gurnee

What: State Representative Mason is seeking older adults to join her Senior Advisory Council, which will meet quarterly to provide feedback on ways to enrich the health and quality of life for seniors in Illinois.
For additional information or to RSVP, register on the Facebook page.

04/29/201914:00: Book Release Party for “Yes She Can”

When:  Monday, April 29, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

Where:  The Book Stall, 811 Elm Street, Winnetka

What:  A book release party with editor Molly Dillon for Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House.  The anthology features stories from ten young staffers who joined Mr. Obama’s administration in their 20’s with the hope of making a difference.  Contributors will be on hand to celebrate and discuss their work.

04/29/201917:00: Democratic Majority Reception in Springfield

When:  Monday, April 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where:  Island Bay Yacht Club, Springfield

What:  Evening on the Lake reception celebrating the Democratic majority.  To RSVP, call 312-578-1554

 

 

04/30/201910:00: Rep. Dan Didech at Buffalo Grove Senior Citizen Expo

When:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00am – 1:30pm

Where:  Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove

What:  Stop by State Representative Dan Didech’s table at the Buffalo Grove Senior Citizen Expo.  Meet his staff and find out the different services they can provide.

04/30/201918:00: KID (Kids In Danger) Best Friend Award Night

When:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where:  Galleria Marchetti, 825 West Erie St., Chicago

What:  KID holds its annual award night honoring parent advocates for product safety.  The event features tastings from some of Chicago’s top chefs including sweet bites and offerings of local craft beers. Proceeds support KID’s efforts to keep unsafe products off the market.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, register online, call 312-595-0649 or email email@KidsInDanger.org

05/01/201919:00: Tenth Dems University Let’s Talk Politics – Antioch

When:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where:  Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch

What: Join us for another in our ongoing series of current events discussions, Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series.  Admission is free.

Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats and progressives 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. All Democrats are welcome. The event is co-hosted by Tenth Dems and Antioch Township Democrats.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

05/04/201907:30: A Safe Place 7th Annual EmpoweRun 5K

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Registration begins at 7:30am; Race starts at 9:00am)

Where:  Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Road in Libertyville

What: Get your team together and run or walk the scenic trails of the forest preserve. All runners receive a t-shirt, goody bag, and access to family fun activities.
All proceeds raised that evening help A Safe Place continue to provide lifesaving services for survivors of domestic violence.
Link to register now

05/04/201910:00: Cook County Board Member Scott Britton Holds District Office Open House

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where:  Scott Britton District Office, 1812 Waukegan Rd., Glenview

What:  Come celebrate the opening of new Cook County Board Member Scott Britton’s District Office.

05/04/201910:00: Human Trafficking Community Forum

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where:  Evanston Township High School – Upstairs Theater, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston.   Entrance #2, Parking lot #2

What: North Shore (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, hosts a forum addressing how community organizations are working to identify and tackle trafficking channels. The event will feature a discussion with Pamela Young Samuels, attorney and NAACP award-winning author of Anybody’s Daughter, a novel which takes readers inside the disturbing world of child sex trafficking.  The event is free and open to the public.

05/04/201915:30: Mayor Sam Cunningham 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Watch Party

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3:30 – 6:00pm

Where:  Club Tiki, 3500 Sunset Ave., Waukegan

What:  The Official “Derby Party Central” is ready for a day of Food, Music, Pictures, Cash Bar, Laughter and to top it off the best HAT contest. This day will be officially for all to come out and enjoy a day of watching the Kentucky Derby.

05/04/201918:00: NAMI CCNS Gala Puts Children’s Mental Health First

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where:  Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette

What:  NAMI CCNS (National Alliance on Mental Illness  Cook County North Suburban) holds its annual gala.  Guest speaker: AJ Mendez, former WWE wrestling champion and author of the New York Times bestseller, Crazy is My Superpower. The event features food, music, raffles, auctions and entertainment.  Proceeds go to fight childhood suicide and support mental health programs in the Chicagoland area.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, register online or call 847-716-2252.

05/04/201918:00: CASA Silver Anniversary Gala

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00pm

Where:  InterContinental Chicago, 505 Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Lake County holds its Silver Anniversary Gala celebrating the people who helped CASA change the lives of over 2,000 abused and neglected children over the past 25 years. The evening features cocktails, dinner, music, dancing and auctions. Special guest speaker: Alison Myers, former Lake County CASA child.
For more information or to purchase tickets, register online.

05/05/201914:00: Stevenson Center on Democracy Hosts “Building MLK’s Beloved Community”

When:  Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where:  The Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)

What:  A team from the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago will speak about their work building safe, peaceful and just communities.
Link to purchase tickets in advance and for more information regarding this event contact Tara Dabney via email at:  tarad@nonviolencechicago.org

05/06/201911:30: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch with Nancy Pelosi

When:  Monday, May 6, 2019. Registration opens: 11:30am, Luncheon and program: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

Where:  Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at her 18th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as Keynoter. Lauren Beth Gash and Tina Tchen are the co-chairs of the event.
To sign up, register online (be sure to write TENTH DEMS in the table preference field – sit with us!) or call Sarah Gersten in Jan’s office at 847-424-1998 and let her know your table preference, or email sarah@janschakowsky.org.  Or contact Lauren Beth Gash at 847-702-6635 or laurenbethgash@gmail.com.

 

05/09/201906:00: Environmental Advocacy Day 2019

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00am – 6:00pm

 Where:  The bus is departing from the St. Joseph Catholic Church Formation Center, 112 North Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville

What:  Join supporters of the Illinois Environmental Council, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Faith in Place at The Capitol in Springfield for the 2019 Environmental Lobby Day for an energizing rally with inspiring speakers.

Information Link for Mandatory Registration

05/09/201911:00: Women Employed Hosts “The Working Lunch”

When:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 11:00am – 1:30pm. Networking reception: 11:00am; Program: 11:45am

Where:  Hyatt Regency Chicago,  Grand Ballroom, 151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago

What: Come to “The Working Lunch” for an energizing conversation with influential leaders about manifesting and celebrating the power of women from the boardroom to the ballot and beyond.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, register online.

05/10/201917:00: Chris Hayes Headlines Environmental Law & Policy Center Gala

When:  Friday, May 10, 2019.  5:00pm: Cocktail reception; 6:00pm: Dinner and program; 7:30pm: Dessert reception.

Where:  Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Atlantic Ballroom, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

What:  The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) holds its 2019 Gala with special guests: MSNBC host Chris Hayes and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, register online.

05/10/201917:30: A Safe Place Hosts Wine Women and Shoes 2019

When:  Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 9:30pm

Where:  Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire

What:  A Safe Place hosts its third annual Wine Women and Shoes fundraiser.  The event features unlimited wine tasting, a multi-designer marketplace, charming Shoe Guys serving up must-have items on silver platters, raffles, silent and live auctions, and other attractions. Proceeds support the work of A Safe Place, assisting victims of domestic violence.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

05/11/201910:00: Coffee and Conversation about Lake County

When:  Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where:  Fremont Public Library (Meeting Room B), 1170 N Midlothian Rd., Mundelein

What:  Join Lake County Board members Jennifer Clark and Jessica Vealitzek and Sheriff John D. Idleburg for coffee and conversation about Lake County.

Facebook Event Link

05/13/201909:30: League of Women Voters of Cook County (LWVCC) Annual Meeting with Assessor Fritz Kaegi

When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 9:30: Registration, Coffee/Muffins; 10:00am: Annual Business Meeting; 11:30am – 1:00pm: Buffet Luncheon

Where: University Center, Lake Room, 525 S. State St., Chicago.  Directions and parking info at www.universitycenter.com

What:  LWVCC holds its Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  Featured speaker at noon:  Fritz Kaegi, the new Cook County Assessor. All members of Leagues in Cook County (and friends) are welcome.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email amylittle3@gmail.com or call 312-939-5935.

05/13/201919:00: Tenth Dems University Let’s Talk Politics – Gurnee

When:  Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where:  Warren-Newport Public Library, Central Library, Meeting Room B, 224 O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

What:  Join us for another in our ongoing series of current events discussions, Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series.

Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats and progressives 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. All Democrats are welcome. The event is co-sponsored with the Newport Township Democrats. Free admission.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

05/15/201919:00: Swearing-in of Foss Park North Chicago Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt

When:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where:  Foss Park Community Recreation Center, 1130 Lewis, North Chicago

What:  Attend the swearing-in of Foss Park Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt.

05/16/201917:00: Strike a Chord for Prairie State Legal Services

When:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  O’Toole’s Libertyville, 412 North Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What:  A fundraiser for Prairie State Legal Services featuring live music by Lake County’s legal rock stars who will share their musical prowess. Cash bar, food available to order.

05/18/201910:00: Vernon Township Mental Health Fair

When:  Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where:  Vernon Township Community Building, 2900 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove

What:  National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Barrington Area, NAMI Lake County, Kol Hadash and Vernon Township sponsor a mental health fair. Attendees can meet various social, legal, and financial organizations dealing with mental health. Organizations will pass out information and answer questions about their organization.  Also come and pet the therapy ponies from Soul Harbor Ranch.

05/18/201910:30: 12th Annual Botterman Breakfast with Rep. Jan Schakowsky

When:  Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30am

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

What:  Join Committeemen Mark Walker and Matt Flamm and the Northwest Suburban Democrats for the 12th Annual Botterman Breakfast with guest speaker U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky.  This year’s Patrick S. Botterman Leadership Award will be presented to Hannah Hyman. Proceeds support the Wheeling Township Democrats and Greater Palatine Area Democrats.

06/06/201918:30: ICHV Race Against Gun Violence

When:  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where:  Grant Park, Chicago

What:  Illinois Council against Handgun Violence (ICHV) holds its 5th annual Strides for Peace featuring an 8K run, 5K run, 2-mile walk and Tots for Peace Sprint.  Proceeds support ICHV’s mission to stop gun violence.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email whytneembush@gmail.com

06/13/201918:00: Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) Acts of Change Dinner

When:  Evening of Thursday, June 13 — time TBD

Where:  Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago

What:  The JCUA holds its 2019 Annual Acts of Change Dinner honoring Rabbi Capers Funnye.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, register online or contact Jill Katz, Director of Development, at 312-663-0960 or email jill@jcua.org.

06/13/201918:00: Save the Date! Voices for Illinois Children’s Annual Benefit

When:  Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:30pm

Where:  Location TBA

What:  Voices for Illinois Children’s Annual Benefit raises essential funds that enable Voices to champion strong public policies and investments for all children in Illinois.  As an independent advocacy organization, Voices seeks to remove barriers, build opportunities, and advance equity for children, families, and communities.

For questions, please call or email Lillian Baez at 312-456-0600 or lbaez@voices4kids.org.

06/15/201918:30: State Senator Laura Murphy at Grateful Dead and John Mayer Concert

When:  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where:  Wrigley Field.  Specific location provided upon RSVP

What:  Join State Senator Laura Murphy at the Grateful Dead and John Mayer concert.  To RSVP, email Lexie@ilsenatedems.org or call 770-547-9948

06/16/201909:00: Lake County Honor Flight (LCHF) Charity Car Show

When:  Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 9:00am – 2:30pm

Where:  Libertyville Chevrolet, 1001 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What:  19th Annual Father’s Day Charity Car Show.  Lake County Honor Flight has once again been selected as the North Shore Corvette Club Charity beneficiary for this event.

Link for more information and entry form

06/19/201911:00: Juneteenth Celebration Lake County

When:  Saturday, June 19, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where:  Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan

What:  A celebration commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the end of slavery in the United States.  The event includes stage talent, fabulous food, entertainment, spoken-word poetry, a discussion circle, children’s corner, demonstrations, and other attractions for the young and young at heart.
For more information, email Sylvia England at mymamacancook@gmail.com or 224-409-3421 or Harlene Shipley at harleneshipley@gmail.com

06/26/201909:00: State Senator Melinda Bush Golf Outing

When:  Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Where:  Brae Loch Golf Club, Grayslake

What:  A golf outing with State Senator Melinda Bush.  For questions, email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org  More information to follow.

07/18/201910:00: A Day at the Races with State Senator Julie Morrison

When:  Thursday, July 18, 2019.  Time To Be Determined

Where:  More information to follow

What:  A day at the races with State Senator Julie Morrison.  Details to follow.

10/12/201918:00: Waukegan to College (W2C) Tenth Anniversary Celebration

When:  Saturday, October 12, 2019, time tentative 6:00 – 9:00pm – SAVE THE DATE

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

What:  Waukegan to College celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of  First-Generation Success.  Details to follow.