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 an event by clicking here. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

02/23/201909:30: Breakfast with Vernon Township Dems

When:  Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:30 – 10:30am

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

What:  Join the Vernon Township Democrats for breakfast.  This gathering of people with an interest in politics nationally and locally is a great way for residents to meet candidates running for office and elected officials.

02/23/201913:00: Brad Schneider Political Activation Training

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm.  Registration at 12:30pm

Where:  Lake County Federation of Teachers, 248 Ambrogio Dr., Gurnee

What:  Congressman Brad Schneider holds an afternoon of workshops and political training.  Come learn from our region’s progressive leaders how to effectively advocate for high quality and affordable health care, a clean environment and gun violence prevention.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

02/24/201914:00: Indivisible Lindenhurst Trivia Party

When:  Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where:  Chances Bar & Video Gaming, 455 S. US Hwy 45, Lindenhurst

What:  Indivisible Lindenhurst holds its first ever Trivia Party.  Come out and enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of fun, games and prizes!  Cost includes trivia, snacks, and soft drinks.  Cash bar.  Other food can be ordered off the menu.  Kids are free and welcome!
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

02/24/201915:00: Waukegan to College (W2C) Engagement Party

When:  Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

Where:  ZumBier, 3232 West Monroe Ave., Waukegan

What:  Waukegan to College hosts a fundraiser and mini “Engagement Fair” that offers guests a chance to explore (and ideally sign up for) a range of volunteer opportunities.  The event features snacks and a wide selection of craft beers.
For more information, register online or call 630-306-5512

02/24/201917:30: 2019 Most Influential African Americans of Lake County Awards

When:  Sunday, February 24, 2019 (Reception from 5:30 – 6:30pm, Dinner and Awards at 7:00pm)

Where:  Wedgewood Banquet Center, Midlane Golf Resort, 4555 W. Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth

What:  “Counting Every Blessing,” honoring the 2019 Most Influential African Americans of Lake County, features Keynote Speaker Dr. Willis Thomas and Mistresses of Ceremonies Tammy Moore and Mary Lockhart-White.
For more information call Elroy Reed, Event Chairman at 847-473-5501

02/28/201919:00: Warren Township Democrats February Meeting

When:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where:  Bake’s Sports Theme Restaurant, 33251 N. US Highway 45, Wildwood/Grayslake

What:  On the agenda will be guest speakers and introductions of all Democratic candidates running in the April, 2019 municipal elections.

03/02/201914:00: Community Legislative Update with Rep. Bob Morgan

When:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30pm

Where:  Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield

What:  Join State Representative Bob Morgan to hear an update on the latest developments in Springfield. Rep. Morgan will also be answering constituent questions and sharing his goals for the rest of the legislative session.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

03/03/201909:00: PFLAG Trans Youth and Family Summit

When:  Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

Where:  3080 West Lake Ave., Glenview

What:  PFLAG Youth Services Pride Youth Program presents a gathering for trans and gender expansive youth and family members.  The event includes workshops, activities and lunch.

03/03/201914:00: Stevenson Center Presents “Water as Case of Conflict and Source of Peace in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

When:  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

Where:  Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)

What:  Dr. Rachel Havrelock, Associate Professor of Jewish studies and English at the University of Illinois Chicago, will speak about the complex religious and political ideas that shape the current conflict.  Afterward, she will sell and sign her book, River Jordan, The Mythology of a Dividing Line.  Coffee and conversation will follow the presentations.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

03/05/201913:00: Road to the Robe – Running for Judge

When:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 1:00 – 5:00pm

Where:  John Marshall Law School, Room 1200, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago

What:  The Cook County Democratic Party presents Road to the Robe.  Learn the ins and outs about running for judge from experts in the field.  Admission is free, but RSVP is required.  Call 312-263-0575 or email cookcountydems@msn.com.

03/07/201919:00: Meet Your Local Candidates in Libertyville

When:  Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

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

What:  Here’s your chance to meet the candidates for local village boards of trustees and the Cook Memorial Library Board. Candidates for village trustee in Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills have been invited to appear at the forum, sponsored by the Libertyville Township Democratic Organization. The spring elections are nonpartisan.

03/09/201908:30: Vance Wyatt Breakfast Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 – 11:30am

Where:  Jack’s Pizzeria Waukegan, 1000 N. Green Bay Rd., Waukegan

What:  Join Vance Wyatt, candidate for North Chicago Park District Commissioner, for a Meet and Greet Fundraiser.  All are welcome to come and talk about the issues, meet other like-minded individuals and talk about other ways to help.
For more information or to RSVP, register online.

03/09/201913:00: Coffee and Conversation with Jennifer Clark and John Idleburg

When:  Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where:  Cook Memorial Library District (Cook Park Library – lower level), 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What:  Stop by and meet new Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and Jennifer Clark, the new County Board member from Libertyville and Mundelein.  Find out about their plans and what is going on.
Link for more information.

03/10/201909:00: Chicago Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC) Winter Show

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.  Dealer setup begins at 9:00am.

Where: Polish National Alliance, 6100 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago

What: CAPIC holds its Winter Show for buying, selling, trading political campaign artifacts: buttons, ribbons, china, posters, autographs and more.  Free admission and parking plus door prizes.  All ages welcome.
For additional information and display table reservations, contact Barb Zaczek at barbarazaczek@yahoo.com or via text at 720-545-8484.

03/10/201915:00: Spring Forward Democratic Reception in Highland Park

When:  Sunday, March 10, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00pm (the day we change the clocks)

Where:  La Casa De Isaac and Moishe, 2014 1st St., Highland Park

What:  Join fellow Democrats for the Moraine Township Democrats 2019 Spring Forward Membership Reception.  Quesadillas, guacamole, salsa and chips, and soft drinks are included.
If you can help plan this event or help sign people in, contact morainedems@gmail.com or call 847-433-8344 or 847-702-6635. Moraine Township includes most of Highland Park, parts of Deerfield and Lake Forest, and all of Highwood.  All Democrats are welcome.  Free for members.  Register online to join or renew membership.

03/15/201911:00: ACLU 2019 Annual Lunch

When:  Friday, March 15, 2019.  11:00 Registration and Reception; 12:00 – 1:30: Lunch and Program

Where:  Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  The annual Chicago luncheon of The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  This year’s guest speaker is Vanita Gupta, former attorney at the ACLU and NAACP, and leader in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division under President Obama.
Reserve your seat at the Tenth Dems tables at the ACLU luncheon. When buying your tickets, make sure to put “Tenth Dems” in the “Please seat me with _____” field if you want to sit at Tenth Dems tables.
For questions, email events@tenthdems.org, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683). Purchase your tickets here: some people, unfortunately, couldn’t get tickets last year because we sold out our tables quickly, and the ACLU sold out its entire room.

03/16/201910:00: Green Living Fair

When:  Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

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

What: Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, Lake County Green Congregations, and Faith in Place sponsor an opportunity to learn what you can do to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.  The event features speaker forums and workshops with approximately thirty exhibitors from local environmental groups, businesses and youth clubs.  Purging Pointless Plastic is a general theme.  No goods or services will be sold.  Free admission.
For additional information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

03/17/201912:00: League of Women Voters Candidate Debates

When:  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 12:30pm; doors open to the public at 12:00 noon

Where:  Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W., Highland Park

What:  The League of Women Voters of Highland Park and Highwood sponsors candidate debates for Township High School District 113, North Shore School District 112 and Highland Park City Council.

03/19/201918:00: Chicago Flower & Garden Show Preview, “Evening in Bloom”

When:  Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:30pm

Where:  Chicago Flower & Garden Show Preview at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

What:  Charitable preview of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show aligns flowers, food and fashion.  Proceeds benefit Bernie’s Book Bank, Catholic Charities of Chicago and the Get Growing Foundation.
Link to Register and  for more information.

03/20/201918:00: Girl Scouts Tribute to Achievement Dinner

When:  Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  Registration: 6:00pm; Dinner and program: 7:00pm

Where:  Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago

What:  Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana holds its Tribute to Achievement Dinner that demonstrates Actions Speak Louder.  Celebrate Girl Scouts, along with civic and corporate leaders, who are standing up for what is right, fighting for issues that matter to them, and taking action toward progress and equality.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

03/23/201918:00: Citizen Advocacy Center 25th Anniversary Dinner

When:  Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where:  Carlisle Banquets, 435 E. Butterfield Rd., Lombard

What:  The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) holds its 25th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner with the theme “Building Democracy Together.”  Featured guest: The Honorable Patrick J. Quinn, 41st Governor of Illinois.  Proceeds support the CAC’s work to strengthen democracy through community lawyering, community organizing, coalition building, legal advocacy and civic education.
For additional information or to purchase ticket, register online.

03/30/201913:00: Personal PAC’s Spinning For Choice Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Where:  SALT Fitness Chicago, 1714 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago

What:  Unique and entertaining fitness fundraiser encourages supporters of choice to join fellow spin enthusiasts to protect reproductive rights for the women of Illinois.
Please use his link to register

04/04/201917:30: Save the Date! Celebrate 20 Years of Mikva Challenge

When:  Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:30pm

Where:  Downtown Chicago location to be announced

What:  For 20 years, Mikva Challenge has impacted youth civic participation in Chicago, and now the nation.  Celebrate the work and honor the legacy of Ab and Zoe Mikva. The evening will celebrate Mikva Challenge and how the organization has amplified youth voice through action civics over the past two decades. Honorees will include the winners of the 2019 Youth Changemaker Awards.
Register and learn more.

04/04/201918:00: F. O. C. U. S. 4th Annual Vision For A Brighter Tomorrow Banquet

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where:  Lakehurst Banquets, 300 Lakehurst Rd., Waukegan

What  F.O.C.U.S. (For Our Children’s Undistracted Success) holds its “Vision For A Brighter Tomorrow” banquet commemorating the fourth year of the Stolen Life of Justus Howell.  The Justus D. Howell Scholarships will be awarded to those with low GPA’s and a desire to pursue their goals and dreams of attending college.

04/06/201907:30: YWCA 2019 Economic Empowerment Summit: “Breaking Barriers”

When:  Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 7:30am to 3:00pm

Where:  University Center of Lake County, 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake

What: Economic Empowerment Summit topics include:  Financial Empowerment, Effective Social Media, Restorative Justice, Persuasive Marketing, Motivation and Health/Nutrition.  Panel discussion during lunch, “Successful Professional Under 40 Breaking Barriers!”
Link for Registration, early bird special until 2/28

04/10/201919:00: 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Awards Night

When:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where:  Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan

What:  The Tenth Dems 9th Annual Poetry and Prose competition will receive submissions from high school students through March 20, 2019.  These students, from Zion, Waukegan and North Chicago, will submit original poetry and prose on the theme of “Respect.”  The student authors of prize-winning pieces, selected by our panels of published poets and past prizewinners, will receive cash gift cards and all participants, who receive Certificates of Participation, are invited to read their submissions.
For more information contact 847-266-VOTE (8683), or email info@tenthdems.org.

04/18/201918:00: Save the Date! Bon Foster Civil Rights Celebration

When:  Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where:  Morgan Manufacturing, 402 N. Morgan St. in Chicago

What:  Lambda Legal’s Annual Civil Rights celebration.  Premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres reception and entertainment.
Tickets and Sponsorship Link
Contact Carla Avila, National Events Coordinator, at (312) 663-4413 x 323 for more information. 

04/27/201910:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 50th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 50 artists and artisans. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Free admission and parking.
For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/28/201911:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 50th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 50 artists and artisans. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Free admission and parking.
For additional information visit the NSUC website.

04/28/201911:00: North Shore Unitarian Church (NSUC) Art Fair

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Rd., Deerfield

What: NSUC hosts its 50th annual juried art fair featuring original fine art and crafts from over 50 artists and artisans. Work includes jewelry, painting, fiber, photography and other media. All exhibits are indoors.  Free admission and parking.
For additional information visit the NSUC website.

05/04/201907:30: A Safe Place 7th Annual EmpoweRun 5K

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 (Registration begins at 7:30am; Race starts at 9:00am)

Where:  Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Road in Libertyville

What: Get your team together and run or walk the scenic trails of the forest preserve. All runners receive a t-shirt, goody bag, and access to family fun activities.
All proceeds raised that evening help A Safe Place continue to provide lifesaving services for survivors of domestic violence.
Link to register now

05/04/201918:00: Save the Date! CASA Lake County 2019 Gala

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:00pm

Where: InterContinental Chicago, 505 Michigan Avenue in Chicago

What:  CASA Lake County’s 25th Anniversary, celebrating those who have helped CASA change the lives of thousands of children in foster care during the last 25 years. The evening features cocktails, dinner, music, dancing and auctions.

Link to register for tickets or sponsorships

For questions please contact Brendan Siegfried at bsiegfried@casalakecounty.com or 847.383.6260 ext. 212.

05/05/201914:00: Stevenson Center on Democracy Hosts “Building MLK’s Beloved Community”

When:  Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:00pm

Where:  The Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)

What:  A team from the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago will speak about their work building safe, peaceful and just communities.
Link to purchase tickets in advance and for more information regarding this event contact Tara Dabney via email at:  tarad@nonviolencechicago.org

05/10/201917:30: A Safe Place Hosts Wine Women and Shoes 2019

When:  Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 9:30pm

Where:  Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire

What:  A Safe Place hosts its third annual Wine Women and Shoes fundraiser.  The event features unlimited wine tasting, a multi-designer marketplace, charming Shoe Guys serving up must-have items on silver platters, raffles, silent and live auctions, and other attractions. Proceeds support the work of A Safe Place, assisting victims of domestic violence.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

05/10/201918:00: Chris Hayes Headlines Environmental Law & Policy Center Gala

When:  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:00pm (time to be confirmed)

Where:  Chicago location to be determined

What:  The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) holds its 2019 Gala with featured speaker,  Emmy-winning MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Additional details to follow.

10/12/201918:00: Waukegan to College (W2C) Annual Glen Flora Fundraiser

When:  Saturday, October 12, 2019, time tentative 6:00 – 9:00pm – SAVE THE DATE

Where:  Location to be determined

What:  Waukegan to College holds its Second Annual Glen Flora fundraiser.  Details to follow.