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 even 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 email, please submit your posting entries by midday Monday, so we have time to get it ready. submit an event for future inclusion, or view the full list of upcoming events.

02/26/202011:00: Medicaid Planning Seminar with Reps. Jonathan Carroll and Marty Moylan

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Hwy., Des Plaines

What: State Representatives Jonathan Carroll and Marty Moylan, in partnership with Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Matt Margolis, present a Medicaid Planning Seminar. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP online.

02/26/202017:30: North Side Reception for Justice Margaret McBride

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30- 7:30pm

Where: The Curragh, 6705 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago

What: A North Side reception supporting Justice Margaret McBride for Illinois Supreme Court. RSVP online.

02/26/202017:30: Winnetka Canvass for Mike Bloomberg

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Meet at Starbucks, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka, just off Green Bay Road.

What: Door-to-door canvass in support of Mike Bloomberg. RSVP online.

02/26/202019:00: Comedy Night to Benefit Pete Buttigieg

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:30pm

Where: The Wooden Nickel, 444 Lakeview Ave., Highwood

What: A Comedy Night benefit with three comedians to raise money for Pete Buttigieg. For questions, contact Susan Diamond at 847-945-2850.

02/27/202017:00: Fundraising Event to Re-Elect Erin Cartwright Weinstein

When:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where:  Nightshade And Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan

What:  Campaign fundraising event in support of the re-election of Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Click  Facebook “Find Tickets” link to make a donation. You will receive your complementary drink tickets at the door.

02/27/202017:00: Mike Bloomberg Phone Bank in Northbrook

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Northfield Township Democrats office, 3710 Commercial Ave., Northbrook

What: A phone bank supporting Mike Bloomberg. Please bring a laptop computer or tablet. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP online.

02/27/202017:30: Fundraiser for Danielle M. Pascucci Lake County Judge

When:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:00pm

Where:  The Chatterbox of Long Grove, 330 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

What:  A fundraiser in support of Danielle Pascucci, Democratic candidate for Lake County Circuit Court Judge, 3rd Subcircuit.
Cash bar will be available.
For information contact Samantha Katzbeck at citizensfordaniellep@gmail.com
Link to RSVP Online

02/27/202018:00: Illinois Supreme Court Judge Forum

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Broadway, Evanston

What: WE WILL and other organizations sponsor a forum for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Candidates. This educational event features hand-picked questions, open Q+A and snacks.  Click here to RSVP and see a list of confirmed and pending candidates.

02/27/202019:00: Warren Township Democrats (WTD) February Meeting

When:  Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where:  Bill’s Pub North, 18945 Washington St., Grayslake

What:  On the agenda will be guest speakers, discussions on candidate literature and  WTD signs needed, planning for the upcoming Illinois Primary Election on March 17, upcoming training sessions for Precinct Committeemen and Deputy Voter Registrars, and “Round Table Politics 50.”  Any Democratic candidates or candidate representatives for presidential candidates who would like to be on the agenda as speakers, please contact Jim Neel at jcnbbn@gmail.com or (847) 223-0795.
All Democrats and Independent Voters who share Democratic values are welcome to attend.

02/28/202017:30: Campaign Fundraiser Happy Hour

When: Friday, February 28, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Upstairs at O’Toole’s Libertyville, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: A Happy Hour supporting Don Tyer’s campaign for Circuit Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit, 3rd subcircuit. RSVP online at @dontyerforjudge on Facebook.

02/29/202008:00: South Carolina Primary Election

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020

02/29/202009:30: Judicial Candidates Breakfast with Vernon Township Dems

When:  Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00am

Where:  The Buffalo Restaurant (back room), 1180 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove

What:  The Vernon Township Dems host Democratic Candidate for Lake County States Attorney Eric Rinehart, and Rhonda Kind Bruno and Marnie Slavin, both candidates for Circuit Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit in Lake County.  Come meet the candidates and hear their plans for the future of Lake County Judicial Branch.
Breakfast can be purchased from the menu.
Facebook link to RSVP online
For more information email Traci Fine at info@vernontownshipdems.com

02/29/202010:00: Rep. Rita Mayfield Day of Action

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Rita Mayfield Campaign Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A Day of Action for Lake County Dems/Tenth Dems canvassing and phone banking for State Representative Rita Mayfield. For questions, email william.e.gorski@gmail.com

02/29/202011:00: Black History: From Struggle Comes Strength

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00am

Where: Zion-Benton Township High School, Horizon Campus

What: Zion Park District 30th Anniversary Celebration, “Black History: From Struggle Comes Strength.”  The event is hosted by David B. Osborne Sr.

02/29/202012:00: Eric Rinehart Pre-Primary Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  Tacos El Norte, 1590 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What:  Please join Congressman Brad Schneider, State Representative Dan Didech, State Representative Bob Morgan, State Representative Sam Yingling, Lauren Beth Gash, Nancy Shepherdson, and Tenth Dems in supporting Eric Rinehart’s efforts to bring real change and real transparency to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Link to RSVP
For more information contact Eric Rinehart at 847-331-4664 or eric.rinehart1@gmail.com

02/29/202017:00: Campaign Kickoff Leap Fundraiser for Leslie Armstrong-McLeod

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: El Puerto Mexican Restaurant, 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake

What: The February 29th Leap Day kickoff to Leslie Armstrong-McLeod’s campaign for State Representative, District 64.  RSVP online.

02/29/202017:30: Black Excellence Awards Gala 2020

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Dandelion Gallery, 109 South Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A celebration of black entrepreneurs and business owners of Lake County. The event honors excellence in education, community leadership, media, the arts, business, entrepreneurship, politics, outreach and food service.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online  or visit  www.BEawardsgala.com

03/01/202011:00: Canvassing in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020, 11:00 – 4:30pm

Where: Kenosha County Democratic Office, 5712 7th Ave., Kenosha, Wisconsin

What: Tenth Dems’ WIN WISCONSIN!! Project is sponsoring canvassing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Drive directly to Kenosha County Democratic Office for 11am training. Carpooling may be available. Canvass until 4:30pm. Contact Nancy Bruski at 847-373-7755 for more information. After receiving walk routes and a brief training, canvassers will knock on every door and pass out Voter ID information cards to each home where voters talk to someone. Please register in advance with nancysbruski@gmail.com.

03/01/202014:30: House Party Fundraiser with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

Where: Private home in Gurnee. Address available upon RSVP

What:  An afternoon reception supporting Representative Lauren Underwood for Congress. Families and children welcome.  RSVP online. For questions, email Emma at Emma@underwoodforcongress.com

03/01/202015:00: Fair Tax Town Hall

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan

What: Lakefront DSA hosts representatives from Vote Yes for Fair Tax in a nonpartisan informational session on the fair tax amendment. The event will be bilingual in Spanish and English, and will offer an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. RSVP online.

03/01/202016:00: Guns in our Community? Why You Should Care

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Where: Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield

What: Temple Jeremiah hosts a panel of experts representing different viewpoints to  inform and educate attendees on the subject of guns. Rabbi Paul F. Cohen moderates. Click here to register and see the panelists’ names and credentials.  For questions, call Dina Bauwens at 847-441-5760 ext. 105, or email dina@templejeremiah.org

03/02/202008:30: Oath of Office and Installation of Judge Reginald Mathews

When: Monday, March 2, 2020 from 8:30 – 9:00am

Where: Criminal Tower, Room T-810, 301 Washington St., Waukegan

What: The Oath of Office and Installation of Associate Judge Reginald C. Mathews to the Office of Circuit Judge for the 1st Subcircuit.

03/02/202017:30: IDCCA Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards

When: Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

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

What: The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) holds its 5th Annual Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards. RSVP online, contact Dan Kovats at dan@ildcca.org or call 217-753-3380

03/03/202008:00: Super Tuesday

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Where: Alabama, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont primaries

03/03/202008:00: Fundraiser Supporting Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

When:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Kirkwood, 2934 North Sheffield, Chicago

What: A fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  To RSVP, email eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com or call 773-562-9559

03/03/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Sam Brunson, Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, presents God and the IRS.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here.  For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

03/05/202017:00: Libertyville Township Democrats March Meeting

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

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

What: The monthly meeting of the Libertyville Township Democrats.  RSVP online.

03/05/202018:00: At the Table with Sun Times Columnists Laura Washington and Lynn Sweet

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020; Cocktails: 6:00 – 7:00pm; Dinner: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Ariella’s Event Space at Max and Benny’s, 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook

What: An in-depth conversation about the election season with Laura Washington, Chicago Sun Times columnist, and Lynn Sweet, Sun Times columnist and Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.  The dinner will be Dutch Treat – so guests will pick up their own checks. RSVP online.

03/06/202008:00: ICash Event with State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and Zion Mayor Billy McKinney

When: Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:00am- 7:00pm

Where: Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Rd., Zion

What: Michael Frerichs and Billy McKinney host an ICash event where attendees can search for lost cash to claim. The event is free. Facebook notice.

03/07/202008:00: Louisiana Primary Election

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

Where: Statewide in Louisiana

03/07/202013:00: Let’s Talk Politics in Lindenhurst

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00pm. Doors open at 12:45pm.

Where: Lake Villa District Library, 40 N. Munn Rd., Lindenhurst

What: Join Tenth Dems, Lake Dems and the Lake Villa Democrats for another edition in our Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Join us for a breakdown and discussion of “Super Tuesday,” the upcoming Illinois primary, and more. To RSVP click here.

Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats 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.

03/07/202015:00: Fundraiser Supporting Paras Parekh for Lake County Board

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30pm

Where: 28 Mile Vodka & Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood

What: A fundraiser supporting Paras Parekh for Lake County Board. RSVP online.

03/07/202019:00: Personal PAC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Roast

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Suite 101, 688 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Parking available across the street at 728 N. Morgan St.

What: Personal PAC celebrates its 30th Anniversary with roasts honoring founder Marcie Love and former Board Chairs Jerry Newton and Melissa Widen. Register online or visit www.personalpac.org

03/09/202008:00: Fundraiser for Michael M. Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

When: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00am

Where: Venue to be announced

What: A fundraiser honoring Michael M. Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to mdanaher@local134.org

03/10/202008:00: Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Primaries, North Dakota Caucus

When:  Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Where: Statewide in five states

03/12/202013:00: Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste. LL 60, Gurnee

What:  A meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council.  This Council’s quarterly meetings discuss feedback on ways to enrich the health and quality of life for seniors in Illinois. All are welcome. Facebook page.
To RSVP for the meeting, please call her office at 847-485-9986 or email info@repjoycemason.com.

03/12/202015:00: Joe Biden Phone Bank

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, 2nd floor, Suite 201. Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What: A phone bank supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. No experience is necessary. You will need to bring your phone and/or laptop. RSVP Online

03/12/202017:30: Sen. Laura Murphy St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

When:  Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  The Harp and Fiddle, 110 Main St., Park Ridge

What:  State Senator Laura Murphy holds her annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
For questions or to RSVP, register online or email carly@ilsenatedems.org

03/12/202017:30: Sheriff John Idleburg’s Birthday Celebration

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Fuller Center, 141 S. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: A celebration of Sheriff John D. Idleburg’s birthday. Food and drink provided.  RSVP online.

03/14/202010:00: 10th Annual Green Living Fair

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

What: The Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, Lake County Green Congregations and Faith in Place sponsor the 10th Annual Green Living Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about earth-healthy daily routines from the 24+ exhibitors. Admission is free. Register online.

03/15/202009:00: Rep. Brad Schneider Model Congress 2020

When:  Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire

What:  Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a Model Congress where 10th District high school students can simulate the work of a Member of Congress. They will hear expert testimony, debate amendments in committee and vote on legislation. Congressman Schneider will be presiding as Speaker.
Click here for student registration form.

03/17/202008:00: Arizona, Florida, Illinois Primaries

When:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Where: Statewide in three states

03/17/202018:30: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider Illinois Primary Watch Party

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Doors open at 6:30pm

Where: Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff

What: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider host an Illinois Primary Watch Party. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Food and drink available for purchase. RSVP online.

03/19/202018:30: Screening of RUN, a Film About Women Running for Office

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:30pm

Where: Northbrook Public Library, Pollack Room B, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

What: Tenth Dems University hosts a screening of the pilot episode of “RUN,” a nonpartisan political campaign transformation show to inspire and empower women running for office and winning their campaigns. The screening is open to all Democrats. RSVP online.

03/21/202013:00: Coffee and Conversation with State Rep. Joyce Mason

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where: Something’s Brewing, 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake

What: Representative Joyce Mason shares coffee and conversation about state and local issues that matter most to constituents. RSVP online.

04/07/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Claire Hartfield, Chicago lawyer and author, presents A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919.   The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

04/08/202018:00: Rep. Joyce Mason’s Women’s Advisory Council

When:  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Suite LL 60, Gurnee

What:  A meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Women’s Advisory Council. Facebook page
To RSVP for the meeting, please email info@repjoycemason.com or call 847-485-9986.

04/13/202009:30: Best Movies About Politics with Barry Bradford

When:  Two sessions on Mondays, April 13 and 20, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00am.

Where: College of Lake County, Vernon Hills Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills

What: Motivational speaker Barry Bradford hosts two showings of his favorite films about politics and elections as part of his “Speaking for a Change” series. Click here for more information.

04/22/202018:30: Save the Date: 10th Annual Poetry and Prose Awards Night

When:  WednesdayApril 22, 2020 at 6:30pm

Where: Location in the Waukegan area to be announced

What:  High school students who entered the Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest will read their original works inspired by the theme CHOICES.  The student authors of prize-winning pieces, selected by our panels of published poets and past prizewinners, will receive cash awards, and all participants will receive Certificates of Participation.  These budding authors write from their hearts, and hearing them read their work is a truly memorable experience!
For more information, or to volunteer email events@tenthdems.org, or telephone 847-266-VOTE (8683).

04/26/202016:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2020 at 4:00pm

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

What:  John Buehrens, past President (1993-2001) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, presents Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender and Social Justice. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

06/02/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Michael Fisch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, presents An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

09/08/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Janet McCracken, Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, presents Perry Mason as Greek Tragedy, in Perry Mason and Philosophy.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

10/06/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Barbara Risman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, presents Where the Millenials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

11/10/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

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

What:  Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, presents The Philosophical Hitchcock. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.