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.

Because so many of the events on our list have been postponed or cancelled, we recommend you check directly with the organizers of any event you're interested in attending.


04/08/202018:00: CANCELLED: 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: CANCELLED: 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.

04/14/202019:00: CANCELLED: Letter Writing Party to Encourage Voter Turnout

When:  Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire

What:  Letter writing party co-hosted by Tenth Dems, to get out the vote in Wisconsin.
Donations will be accepted in the amount of $10 per person to defray the cost of postage and supplies.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend to laurakushnerx2@gmail.com or winwisconsin@tenthdems.org

04/16/202019:00: Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz Virtual Trivia Night

When: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Facebook link provided upon RSVP

What: State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz hosts the first ever Virtual Trivia Night tournament to test your trivia knowledge. Each trivia participant will be sent a google form to submit their answers. Register online

04/22/202018:30: POSTPONED: 10th Annual Poetry and Prose Awards Night

When:  POSTPONED: date and time to be announced

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).

04/26/202011:00: POSTPONED: Democratic Unity Brunch with Senator Jeff Merkley (and celebrating the life of Hon. Dan Pierce)

When:  POSTPONED: Date to be determined

Where: Highland Park location TBD

What: Celebrate Democratic unity and the life of Hon. Daniel Pierce, former 10th District State Central Committeeman, at a Democratic Unity Brunch with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), a leading progressive voice in the US Senate.
Sign up here to join Tenth Dems for a Democratic Unity Brunch with Senator Jeff Merkley.

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

When: To be rescheduled in Fall, 2020

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.

05/02/202018:30: 2020 Vision – An Evening with Brad Schneider

When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where: Vernon Hills Golf Course, 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills

What: Vernon Township Democrats sponsor an evening with Congressman Brad Schneider and the Vernon Township Democratic Candidate Slate. The event features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a vision for the future of Vernon Township in the next decade. RSVP online.

05/08/202012:00: Sit with Us at the Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When:  Friday, May 8, 2020 at noon (11:00 am registration opens; 12:00 pm lunch and program)

Where:  Hyatt Regency Chicago (Grand Ballroom, East Tower), 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago

What:  Sit with Tenth Dems at Jan Schakowsky’s amazing and inspiring lunch. 
Congresswomen Val Demings (FL-10) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) will be this year’s Women’s Power Lunch Speakers.  Demings and Garcia made history — along with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), they were the first women prosecutors in a presidential impeachment trial.
To reserve your seat, click here. Be sure to write “Tenth Dems” or “Lauren Beth Gash” in the Table Preference field — or mention it on the phone if you call Sarah at Jan’s office at (847) 424-1998.

05/21/202019:00: Letter Writing Party to Encourage Voter Turnout

When:  Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire

What:  Letter writing party co-hosted by Tenth Dems, to get out the vote in Wisconsin.
Donations will be accepted in the amount of $10 per person to defray the cost of postage and supplies.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend to laurakushnerx2@gmail.com or winwisconsin@tenthdems.org

05/31/202010:00: Eric Rinehart Cocktail Brunch Fundraiser

When:  Sunday, May 31, 2020.  Time to be determined.

Where:  611 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest

What: A cocktail brunch fundraiser benefiting Eric Rinehart’s candidacy for Lake County State’s Attorney. RSVP online

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

When: To be rescheduled in Fall, 2020

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.

06/19/202009:00: Sheriff Idleburg’s 1st Annual Golf Outing

When:  Friday, June 19, 2020 from 9:00am – 6:00pm (registration at 9:00am; shotgun start at 10:00; dinner and awards at 3:00pm)
Where:  Foss Park Golf Course, 3124 Argonne Dr., North Chicago
What:  Sheriff John Idleburg’s first annual golf outing.
Fee includes cart, lunch (at the 9th hole), and dinner (in the Pavilion), and a commemorative t-shirt.  50/50 raffle tickets will be available, as well as silent auction items.
Live link to secure your foursome’s spot in the shotgun start.  Those who are unable to join us for golf, feel free to join us for dinner. 
For more information contact Gary Thommes at 224-629-6207.

06/28/202014:00: Indivisible Western Lake County’s 3rd Annual BBQ by the Lake

When: Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Jack and Lydia’s Resort, 38610 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa

What: Indivisible Western Lake County holds its 3rd annual BBQ by the Lake. This fundraising event features Democratic candidate speeches, a pig roast and music by a blues band. Tickets will be available soon. For questions, email indivisiblelindenhurst@gmail.com

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.

09/13/202017:30: Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner

When: September 13, 2020.   Time to be announced

Where: The Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee

What: As part of its WIN Wisconsin!! project, Tenth Dems is sponsoring two tables at “A Perfect 2020 Vision,” the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner in Milwaukee.  Awards will be given for Elected Official of the Year, Democrat of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement for the Milwaukee County Democrats. Special guests and speakers will be announced.

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.