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.

07/27/201610:00: Help Wanted! Democrats at the Lake County Fair

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 thru Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10am – 9pm; and Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 10am – 6pm

Where: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 East Peterson Road (at Midlothian), Grayslake, IL (booth in the main expo building)

What: Every year, Tenth Dems and Lake County Democrats volunteer to staff the booth at the annual Lake County Fair in Grayslake. The fair has great food and vendors, and by staffing the booth for a three-hour shift or more, you’ll gain free admission to the fair on the day you volunteer! More importantly, you’ll help get the word out that Democrats in Lake County are ready to win in 2016.

Sign up by clicking here for a shift (please note the times that are still available), or email chris.law@earthlink.net or call Chris at 847-532-0401

07/27/201617:30: Cubs vs. Sox Crosstown Fundraiser for Rep. Rita Mayfield

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 5:30pm.  Game starts at 7:05pm

Where: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison, Chicago, IL  (Addison and Sheffield avenues).

What: Reception and Cubs vs. Sox baseball game.  Attendees include: Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives; Jesse White, Secretary of State; and a special guest from the Chicago Cubs.  The event includes the pregame reception with free food, drinks and liquor at Draft Kings (formerly the Captain Morgan Club), ticket to the Crosstown Classic, and unlimited liquor and drinks during the game.

Mail checks to: Friends of Rita Mayfield, 649 Fulton Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.  For questions, call 847-542-3458

07/28/201619:30: Watch Hillary’s Acceptance Speech with State Representative Robyn Gabel!

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30pm.  Hillary is expected to start speaking around 9pm.

Where: Tommy Nevin’s Pub, 1430 Sherman, Evanston, IL

What: Join Robyn Gabel and progressive neighbors watch Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic nomination for president and officially begin her campaign to defeat Donald Trump. Event is free and open to the public. Cash bar.

RSVP, or if you have any questions contact Josh at josh@robyngabel.com or by phone at 312.593.1886

Further details on Robyn’s Facebook event page. Watch Party for Hillary’s Speech

07/29/201607:00: YWCA Lake County “Drive Fore Change” Charity Golf Classic

When: Friday, July 29, 2016.  Registration at 7:00, shotgun start at 8:00am

Where: White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Greggs Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL

What: A day of golfing in support of YWCA Lake County’s advocacy and local programming geared toward youth leadership and development, women’s economic advancement, health, child care resources, and racial justice.

For more information, email golf@ywcalakecountyil.org or call 847-662-4247.

08/01/201617:30: Senator Laura Murphy Cocktail Reception

WhenMonday, August 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Rosebud Theater District (Clark and Madison), 70 West Madison (Ground Floor), Chicago, IL

What: Chicago Loop cocktail reception for State Senator Laura Murphy with special guests Don Harmon and Dan Kotowski. 

You can RSVP to claire@ilsenatedems.org or 630-251-0629. Click here for full invitation.

08/03/201609:00: Clean Energy Rally And Hearing

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016:  Rally at noon, Public hearing from 9:00am – 8:00pm (you do not need to attend the whole hearing)

Where: Rally at Federal Plaza, 219 S Dearborn, Chicago, IL (corner of Dearborn and Adams)
 (map); Public hearing at US EPA Region 5 Office, Ralph Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
 (map)

What: Rally for clean energy and public hearing about the Clean Energy Incentive Program

You can RSVP online. Questions contact caroline.wooten@sierraclub.org

08/04/201617:30: Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Annual Fundraiser

When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Old Crow River North, 149 W Kinzie, Chicago, IL

What: Now more than ever, the issue of gun violence is on people’s minds. Come support an organization that has been working for decades on measures to prevent it.

For more information contact Colleen Daley. Purchase tickets for the event here

08/04/201617:30: Save the Date! Reception in Support of Brad Schneider

When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Winnetka, IL (address available upon RSVP)

What: Reception with special guest State Senator Daniel Biss. Sponsored by the Moraine Township, Northfield Township, New Trier, West Deerfield Township and the Tenth Congressional District Democrats in support of Brad Schneider, Democratic Nominee for Illinois’s 10th District

RSVP to Robert Bourret at robert@schneiderforcongress.com or call (847) 504-4722. Support Brad’s campaign using this link.

08/04/201618:00: Reception Honoring IL State Rep. Laura Fine

When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: The Valley Lo Club, 2200 Tanglewood Drive, Glenview, IL

What: Reception honoring Illinois State Representative Laura Fine (D-17). Please mail contributions to Friends of Laura Fine for State Rep. at 53 W. Jackson, Suite 510 Chicago, IL 60604.

For more information, or to RSVP contact Katy Langenfeld via email: katy@kjdstrategies.com, or call 312-600-9496. You can also purchase tickets online here.

08/10/201610:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL

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. This training is available to all those wishing to register new voters.  The training itself is less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge.

You can RSVP online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

08/13/201609:00: Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Open Clinic

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9am – 12noon

Where: Firehouse Youth Center, 1830 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL

What: Staff and attorneys will be available to assist with legal issues you may have in the areas of housing, including landlord-tenant issues, immigration, domestic violence and document interpretation. This Clinic is available to provide legal assistance to those that meet their income requirements and who reside or work in Highland Park or Highwood.

For further information, email info@hphlegalaid.org, or call 847-926-1867

08/13/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, August 13, 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

08/13/201612:00: The NW Suburban Democrats are Holding a Unity Picnic

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Deer Grove Forest Preserve Site #3 —- 100 W. Dundee Rd., Palatine IL (just west of Hicks Rd.) Map link

What: The NW Suburban Democrats are holding a Unity Picnic, to bring Democrats and progressives together to help create a unified effort to bring all our candidates to victory in November. They will be inviting a lot of folks who were first time D voters in their recent primary, and want to welcome all into the fun of organizing, volunteering and winning. All are encouraged to wear their favorite political tee shirt.

RSVP online to Mark Walker, or for further information call (847) 253-9032

08/13/201618:00: Sen. Melinda Bush Saturday Evening Summer Event in Lake County

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Lipizzan performance: 6:00 – 7:30pm.  Dinner at 7:30pm

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

What: Join State Senator Melinda Bush for a performance by the Tempel Lipizzan horses followed by dinner in the GoodLuck Guest House.

To RSVP, email Brenna@ilsenatedems.org

08/16/201615:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Lake Zurich

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 3:00pm

Where: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich, IL

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. This training is available to all those wishing to register new voters.  The training itself is less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge.

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

08/27/201610:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Evanston

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00am

Where: YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St., Evanston, IL

What: A deputy voter registrar training will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Cook County.  This event is open only to Cook County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.

This event is free of charge and the training will be conducted by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

You can RSVP online.  For more information, email info@tenthdems.org or call 847-433-VOTE (8683).

08/31/201617:00: National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) “Let’s Go Cubs” Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:00pm.  Game starts at 7:00pm.

Where: Wrigley Field, Jack Daniels patio, 1060 W. Addison, Chicago, IL

What: NAMI Cook County North Suburban (CCNS) baseball fundraiser.  Meet in the Jack Daniels patio for ball park food and beer, then watch the Cubs play the Pirates.  50/50 raffle for patrons in the patio.

For questions and to purchase tickets, email susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com or call 847-716-2252

09/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, September 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

09/13/201609:00: Rabies Vaccination Clinic

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00am – 2:45pm

Where: Jewel-Osco Grocery, 1340 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL

What:  A low cost rabies vaccine clinic sponsored by Cook County.  Dogs and cats: $7.00 (1 year), $21.00 (3 years), ferrets: $9.00 (1 year).

09/14/201607:30: Girl Scouts Smart Cookies Awards Breakfast

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30 – 9:30am

Where: Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

What: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana hold a special breakfast to honor some of today’s most innovative business leaders.

You can RSVP online, email Jessica Wetmore at jwetmore@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or call 312-912-6339.

09/16/201614:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL

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. This training is available to all those wishing to register new voters.  The training itself is less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge.

You can RSVP online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/16/201617:30: Save The Date! September 16th Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner

When: Friday, September 16, 2016, cocktail reception begins at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30pm

Where: Chicago Hilton and Towers Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

What: Annual dinner honoring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. President Cullerton will receive the Egan-Evans Award, given to honor the legacies of Msgr. Jack Egan and Congressman Lane Evans.

Please click here to purchase tickets.

09/17/201609:00: George Bridges 5K Run/Walk, Fitness Expo and Worldwide Day of Play in Waukegan

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: The Field House Sports and Fitness Center at Hinkston Park, 800 Baldwin Ave., Waukegan IL

What: Waukegan Park District holds a 5K Run/Walk, Fitness Expo and Day of Play.  The event is being held to bridge the gap between mental and physical fitness.  Proceeds benefit scholarships for Special Recreation Programs.  Medals will be awarded in multiple categories.

You can obtain additional information and register online.

09/18/201607:00: National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) 5K Run and Walk Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Check in at 7:00am; run starts at 8:00; walk starts at 8:15am

Where: Washington School, 1500 Stewart Ave., Park Ridge, IL

What:  NAMI Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS) sponsors a USATF Certified 5K Run and Walk. Proceeds benefit NAMI CCNS’ work supporting people with mental health challenges and changing how Americans view mental illness.

You can RSVP online.

For questions, email susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com or call 847-716-2252

09/19/201617:30: Gun Violence Prevention PAC Paper Tiger Award Ceremony

When: Monday, September 19, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: The Dawson, 730 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Join the Gun Violence Prevention PAC and Secretary Arne Duncan at the 2016 Paper Tiger Award Ceremony as they honor Father Michael Pfleger.

Call 847-920-4722 to RSVP, and purchase tickets online here.

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

09/25/201617:30: Mark Your Calendar for the  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

09/28/201617:30: 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

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

10/13/201612:00: Personal PAC Awards Luncheon with Gloria Steinem

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon (Save the Date).

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.

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.

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

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

12/10/201610:00: 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