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.

02/25/202412:00: Schneider for Congress February Coffee Club in Highwood

When: Sunday, February 25 from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Where: Highwood location provided upon RSVP

What: Congressman Brad Schneider holds the February edition of his Coffee Club in Highwood.  RSVP online or email Eli Krule at eli@schneiderforcongress.com or call 847-530-2744

02/26/202417:30: Mariyana Spyropoulos Fundraiser with Toni Preckwinkle

When: Monday, February 26, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Billy Goat Tavern, 1535 W. Madison St., Chicago

What: A fundraiser supporting Mariyana T. Spyropoulos for Clerk of the Circuit Court, with special guest Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Register online. or email eric@blueprintcampaigncounsulting.com for more information.

02/26/202419:00: Let’s Talk the Cost of Gun Violence on Health Care

When: Monday, February 26, 2024 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Online

What: ACA Consumer Advocacy hosts an online discussion with Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), and gun violence prevention activists Sarah Knizhnik and Jonathan Gold about the impact and costs of gun violence on the health care of Americans and ways the discussion can be reframed to achieve comprehensive gun violence prevention. Register online.

02/28/202417:30: An Evening Celebrating Reproductive Rights with Personal PAC President Sarah Garza Resnick

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

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

What: An evening in support of State Representative candidate Maria Peterson with Personal PAC’s President and CEO Sarah Garza Resnick and the Host Committee. Register here. For more information, email maria@mariafor52.com or call 773-398-6986.

03/01/202417:00: Women for Susana Fundraiser

When: Friday, March 1, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Chicago address provided upon RSVP

What: Women for Susana fundraiser in support of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza. Register online. For questions or to RSVP email rsvp@susanamendoza.com.

03/03/202409:00: Vigilance: Learning from the Legacies of BIPOC Environmental Leaders

When: March 3, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00pm opening reception. Exhibition continues through May 5.

Where: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods

What: Vigilance art exhibition, in partnership with Insight Advocacy, celebrates the invaluable contributions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) leaders, voices, and individuals to the fields of environmental justice and community activism. Pieces by artists of all ages are featured. Register online.

03/06/202417:30: Reception for Toni Preckwinkle

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Venue to be announced

What: A reception in support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. RSVP to scott@tonipreckwinkle.org.

03/08/202417:00: University Center Art & Wine Scholarship Fundraiser

When: Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5:00 to 8:30pm

Where: 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake

What: University Center presents its Art & Wine Scholarship Fundraiser. The event includes a future artist show, silent and live auctions, a wine pull, drawings, music, and appetizers. To register, visit www.ucenter.org/events-news. For information call 847-665-4000

03/09/202414:00: Game Party Supporting Rep. Laura Faver Dias

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

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

What: An afternoon of gaming entertainment to support State Representative Laura Faver Dias. Ticket includes access to the game library, a snack table, and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available. Register online.

03/10/202414:30: Moraine Township Democrats’ Annual Spring Forward Membership Reception

When: Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2024 (the day we change our clocks), from 2:30 to 4:00pm.

Where: A venue in Moraine Township, which includes most of Highland Park, all of Highwood and Fort Sheridan, and parts of Deerfield and Lake Forest.  Once Upon a Bagel, 1888 1st Street, Highland Park.

What: Moraine Township Democrats’ annual Spring Forward membership reception. Attendees will hear from elected officials who will appear on the March and November 2024 ballots, and will mingle with them and other Democratic officials and friends while enjoying a nosh. For more information, email info@morainedems.org or go to morainedems.org/spring2024.

03/11/202418:30: Antioch & Grant Township Democrats March Meeting

When: Monday, March 11, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Hello Folks Restaurant, 78 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. Guest Speaker: Michael Conway, Democratic candidate for Lake County Board – District 5. RSVP to AntiochTownshipDemocrats@gmail.com.

03/12/202417:30: Personal PAC Hosts 2nd Annual Lawyers for Choice with Attorney General Kwame Raoul

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Where: Holland & Knight, 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago

What: Personal PAC and honorary co-chair Attorney General Kwame Raoul host the 2nd annual Lawyers for Choice. Register online. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lauren or Emily at rsvp@personalpac.org or call 312-806-2743.

03/22/202417:00: Senator Tammy Duckworth’s 56th Birthday Celebration

When: Friday, March 22, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Taste 222, 222 N. Canal St., Chicago

What: A celebration of U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s 56th birthday benefiting the Duckworth Victory Fund. Register online or email Louisa Janssen at Louisa@TammyDuckworth.com

03/22/202417:30: Waukegan Township Democrats Bowling Night Fundraiser

When: Friday, March 22, 2024 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Bertrand Lanes, 2616 Washington St., Waukegan

What: The Waukegan Democrats sponsor a charity bowling fundraiser at Bertrand Lanes! This event features entertainment, community engagement, and philanthropy. Register here.

03/23/202416:00: Women Composers: Girl Power with Natalia Kazayan

When: Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 4:00 to 5:30pm

Where: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods

What: Natalia’s program celebrates the work of women composers of the past 200 years, from Clara Schumann to Joan Tower. Register online.

04/16/202409:00: 2024 Future Outlook Conference on LGBTQ+ Youth

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 9:00am. Conference continues on Wednesday, April 17 until 4:30pm

Where: Rock Run Convention Center, 1471 Rock Creek Blvd., Joliet

What: Youth Outlook hosts a conference and resource fair for educators, mental and physical health practitioners, social service providers, and anyone working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Keynote presentation:  Ken Meija-Beal, “Telling Your Story: The Power of Unlocking Your True Self.”   For more information, visit the websiteRegister online.

05/10/202412:00: Jan Schakowsky’s 2024 Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When: Friday, May 10, 2024 from 12:00 to 2:00pm

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

What: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch.

Register here to join us.  If you’d like to sit with us, put Lake Dems or Lauren Beth Gash in the Specific Table Request field (which pops up after payment) when you register.

05/11/202410:00: 3rd Annual Mother Earth Market

When: Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods

What: The market features and celebrates local artists, makers, vendors and organizations who are inspired by “Mother Earth” and working towards a more sustainable future. For more information, visit the website.

05/19/202411:00: Women for Brad 2024

When: Sunday, May 19, 2024. Doors open at 11:00am; Program starts at 11:30am

Where: Northbrook location to be provided upon RSVP

What: Women for Brad luncheon in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. Special guest to be announced. RSVP here. For additional information, contact Eli Krule at eli@schneiderforcongress.com

06/10/202418:30: Antioch & Grant Township Democrats June Meeting

When: Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:30pm

Where: Location to be determined

What: Monthly meeting of the Antioch & Grant Township Democrats. At the meeting, guest speaker Carissa Casbon, Lake County Board Member, will give a presentation about the Lake County Strategic Plan. RSVP to AntiochTownshipDemocrats@gmail.com.