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.

10/17/202114:00: West Deerfield Dems Fall Gathering

When: Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Bannockburn Park, 2245 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn

What: The West Deerfield Township Democratic Organization celebrates the beginning of fall with fellow Deerfield-area Democrats. The event features hot cider, kids crafts and snacks.  For questions, email ari@bobmorganforillinois.com

10/18/202107:00: Rep. Rita Mayfield Coffee & Conversation

When: Monday, October 18, 2021 from 7:00 to 9:00am

Where: Coffee Break, 224 Washington Street, Waukegan

What: Free Coffee and Conversation with State Representative Rita Mayfield.

10/18/202118:00: Brad Schneider Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment

When: Monday, October 18, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What: Congressman Brad Schneider and SHIP Coordinator Melissa Versch from the North Shore Senior Center present a webinar on Medicare Open Enrollment and how to navigate Medicare Plan Finder.

10/19/202117:30: Reception Supporting Anna Valencia, Candidate for Illinois Secretary of State

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Chicago address provided upon RSVP

What: Hon. Anna Valencia holds her 5th Annual Women at the Forefront Event. It will feature a “Fireside Chat” with Mary Dillon, the Executive Chair of Ulta. Register here.   For questions or to RSVP, contact Alex McGowan at alexm@kjdstrategies.com.

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.

10/20/202119:00: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) October Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online. To register, email Esther Hebbard at ehebbard1@gmail.com

What: IWLC’s October meeting will feature guest speakers Alexi Gianoulius, candidate for Illinois Secretary of State, and Indivisible Midwest Representatives.

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

When: Thursday, 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.

10/23/202110:30: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North Chicago

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: North Chicago 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. RSVP online.

10/23/202115:00: Fundraiser for Congressman Sean Casten

When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Long Grove address provided upon RSVP

What: An outdoor fundraiser for Congressman Sean Casten. RSVP here. or email don@castenforcongress.com

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

When: SOLD OUT – 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 questions about this sold out event, contact Dr. Sandra Leconte, sannikki@aol.com  847-445-9438 or Stella Jones, jonesstella74@yahoo.com  224-627-0196

10/24/202114:00: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event

When: Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

What: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg kicks off her reelection campaign. RSVP here.

10/25/202118:00: Democrats of Northfield Township Fall Fundraiser and Dinner with Gov. J.B. Pritzker

When: Monday, October 25, 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.

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).

10/28/202114:00: Campaign Kickoff Reception for Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Rene Cruz

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

Where: Gil Law Group Building, 605 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora

What: Campaign kickoff reception for Rene Cruz, candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, 2nd District. RSVP online or email KellyMarie@kmmconsulting.com or call 224-999-4690.

10/29/202112:00: We ACT Panel: Conversation with Lake County Legislators who Advocate for Change and Transformation

When: Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 noon

Where: Live on Facebook via Zoom. Click here to log on.

What:   The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center host a panel on Facebook with State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Melinda Bush, and State Representative Joyce Mason. Attendees will learn about new legislation impacting victims and survivors of domestic violence.

10/30/202113:00: John Joanem for Judge – Afternoon Luncheon Tea Campaign Kickoff

When: Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where: Onan’s Gold Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Road , Wadsworth

What: Afternoon Luncheon Tea Campaign Kickoff for John Joanem, candidate for judge, Lake County Circuit. To RSVP, email JoanemforJudge@gmail.com or call 224-430-2224

11/06/202109:00: Cuba Dems Road Clean-up in Lake Barrington

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00am

Where: River Road, Lake Barrington. Meet and park on the road marked with a Cuba Dem sign. It is on the West side of River Road closer to Kelsey Road.

What: Cuba Township Democrats adopt a highway on River Road. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage on a section of the highway in Lake Barrington. Good volunteer opportunity for families ( no one under 10 please).  For questions, email mlensotr@sbcglobal.net

11/07/202112:00: Green Corridor Coalition’s Open Space Celebration

When: November 7, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm

Where: Heron Creek Forest Preserve – Shelter B. 22890 N. Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich

What: The Green Corridor Coalition sponsors a community-led fall festival to celebrate our region’s open space, legendary natural areas and lush forest preserves.  The Green Corridor Coalition is a network of local residents, homeowners, politicians, activists and environmental organizations including Sierra Club, Livable Lake County, Midwest Sustainability Group, Lake County Audubon Society, Openlands and Friends of Indian Creek Wetlands that fight to protect the land that comprises the old Route 53 Corridor, one of Lake County’s most scenic natural landscapes. For more information and to register online, click here.

11/13/202112:00: Holly Kim’s Annual Korean BBQ

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12:00 to 2:00pm

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

What: An all you can eat Korean BBQ with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim.   Register here.

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.