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.

01/27/202218:00: Fremont Dems Donkey Fest Fundraiser

When: Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:00pm

Where: Irish Mill, 26592 N. IL Route 83, Mundelein

What: A fundraiser for Fremont Township Democrats. The event features live music and food to buy. Candidates welcome. Petitions will be available to sign and distribute. COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed. Attendees are asked to be vaccinated and boosted, and to wear a mask. To RSVP or for questions, email fremontdems@gmail.com or call 847-918-0499

01/27/202219:00: Warren Township Democrats January Meeting

When: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. The link will be sent with the October minutes and November agenda.

What: The January meeting of the Warren Township Democrats. The meeting will include discussion of precinct maps, petition drives and petitions available for circulation, results from the December 5 Holiday Fundraiser and old/new business. Guest speakers: Laura Dias and Tom Maillard, Democratic candidates for State Representative District 62. For more information, email Bonnie at jcnbbn@gmail.com or call 847-223-0795

01/29/202218:30: Virtual Celebration with JB Pritzker and IL House Speaker Welch in support of the Lake County House Delegation

When: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Online. Register online.

What: A virtual celebration featuring special guests Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch in support of Lake County’s House Delegation: State Representatives Jonathan Carroll, Dan Didech, Joyce Mason, Rita Mayfield, Bob Morgan and Sam Yingling. Hosted by Lauren Beth Gash.

01/30/202212:00: Afternoon of Action Collecting Signatures for Laura Faver Dias

When: Sunday, January 30, 2021. First shift from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm; second shift from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Panera Bread, 832 S. Milwaukee, Libertyville

What: An Afternoon of Action supporting Laura Faver Dias for State Representative. Attendees will be knocking on Dem friendly doors for signature gathering. Training, handwarmers, and hot drinks will be provided! Register here.

01/30/202212:00: Snack & Sign (& Notarize) with Lake County Democrats

When: Sunday January 30th from 12:00noon to 2:00pm

Where: Lake County Federation of Teachers, 248 Ambrogio Dr., Gurnee (right off Rte. 41)

What: Attendees can pick up or sign petitions for candidates in Lake County – or get some notarized. Precinct Committeeperson petitions will be available. Maps will be available to help you figure out your new precinct. Free and open to Democrats. COVID protocols will be observed. Snacks and beverages provided.

01/30/202213:00: Student Organizing Coffee Chat with Rep. Jen Gong-Gershowitz and Sen. Laura Fine

When: Sunday, January 30, 2022. 1pm – 2pm: Training and coffee; 2pm – 4pm: Canvassing in pairs

Where: Glenview Grind, 1837 Glenview Road, Glenview

What: An hour of organizing, training and collaborative discussion about getting involved in politics for high school and college students. Afterwards, the training will be put into action gathering petition signatures through petition-on-demand and canvassing.  Drinks and snacks provided. For more information, visit the Facebook page. To RSVP, email gennifer@JenGGforRep.com with subject line “Coffee Chat”

01/30/202214:00: Round Lake Beach Petition Drive

When: Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Panera Bread – Round Lake Beach, 254 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach

What: An opportunity to sign petitions for John Idleburg for Sheriff, Holly Kim for Treasurer, Anthony Vega for Clerk and other Democratic candidates. Coffee and pastries provided. For questions, email general@votevega.org

02/02/202218:30: Groundhog Day – Evening Hike with Climate Advocates

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Old School Forest Preserve, 28285 St. Mary’s Road, Mettawa

What: Citizens Climate Lobby-Lake County sponsors an evening, solar-lit 1.3 mile hike through Old School Forest Preserve. Sign up here. In the event of inclement or severe weather (temperature under 20 degrees) the event will be rescheduled and registrants notified.

02/02/202219:00: Meeting with Northwest Lake County Democrats to Move Things Forward in 2022

When: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here. Link sent closer to event.

What: Democrats in northwest Lake County, an area turning more blue but with more work to do, are meeting (virtually) to discuss how to keep moving forward in 2022. Leaders of the Lake County Democrats will also share ideas and discuss what we can do to help elect more Democrats to offices from Washington to closer to home. Free admission. Open to Democrats.

02/03/202218:00: Snack & Sign Petition Drive in Zion

When: Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Zion-Benton Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave., Zion

What: Zion and Benton Township Democrats offer an opportunity to sign petitions and grab a snack to go. Masks required.

02/05/202213:00: Moraine Township Democrats and West Deerfield Township Democrats Petition Day of Action in Highland Park

When: Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse, 1876 1st Street, Highland Park

What: Moraine Township Democrats and West Deerfield Township Democrats host a Petition Day of Action where attendees will sign petitions and may take canvassing packets or petitions to circulate for signatures. Completed petitions can be returned. For those returning petitions not yet notarized, notaries will be on hand. There will be coffee and tea. To RSVP, email info@morainedems.org or ari@bobmorganforillinois.com.

02/06/202213:00: Lake Zurich Love Petition Signing for Maria Peterson and Chelsea Laliberte Barnes

When: Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 1:00 to 4:00pm

Where: Hawkeye Automotive, 909 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich

What: Drive-up petition signing event for Maria Peterson, candidate for State Senate, District 26 and Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, candidate for State Representative, District 51. Attendees are encouraged to canvass the community and to donate new or lightly used clothes and non-perishable foods.  Coffee and Valentine-themed donuts will be served.

02/06/202216:00: Laura Faver Dias Holds Political Pursuit – Virtual Trivia Campaign Kickoff

When: Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: State Representative candidate Laura Faver Dias holds a virtual campaign kickoff playing civic and political trivia. Special guest: State Senator Melinda Bush.

02/08/202215:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville

When:   Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 3:00pm

Where:  Public Works Department, 648 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048

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). If you’re interested in helping organize voter registration, contact Lake Dems at info@lakedems.com.

02/08/202217:30: Reception for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00pm

Where: Reilly’s Daughter Pub, 4010 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn

What: A fundraising reception for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Register here. For more information, call Tim Kaufmann at 708-925-2958 or email TDartCommittee@gmail.com

02/08/202219:00: Newport Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:00pm

Where: Online. For Zoom link email Kathie Hayden at khayden.newport@gmail.com

What: The February meeting of the Newport Township Democrats.

02/11/202219:00: Rep. Jonathan Carroll Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser

When: Friday, February 11, 2022 from 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: Landmark Inn, 1352 Shermer Road, Northbrook

What: Campaign kickoff fundraiser for State Representative Jonathan Carroll. To RSVP, email Bernie at bwilliams@hdemsil.com

02/12/202210:00: Wauconda Township Democrats Petition Signing and New Shoe Drive Event

When: Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Church of the Holy Apostles, 26238 Illinois Rte. 59, Wauconda

What: Wauconda Township Democrats hold a Petition Signing and New Shoe Drive.  Candidates at all levels of government will be attending this drive-through event. It’s an opportunity to meet the candidates, donate new shoes, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and sign petitions. For more information, email Gail Ballengee at cgt011@gmail.com

02/13/202214:00: Chocolate Fest Virtual Fundraiser for Kristina Zahorik, Candidate for State Central Committeeperson

When: Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To RSVP, email Kristina at Zahorik@gmail.com

What: A fundraiser for Kristina Zahorik, candidate for Illinois State Central Committeeperson, 11th District.”

02/16/202218:00: Celebration of Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega’s 30th Birthday

When: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Where: Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayston St., Waukegan

What: Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega celebrates his 30th birthday. Register here.

02/19/202217:00: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan

When: Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:30p

Where: Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: Tenth Dems and Lake Dems host an Open House at our office during Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk event.

ArtWauk is a festive monthly event (the third Saturday of the month) in downtown Waukegan. Galleries and other venues in the Arts & Entertainment District are open to passersby and celebrate the city’s growing art community. We have a great spot— the office is one-half block south of the Genesee Theater.

Volunteers are needed to help set up. They are needed to staff our office, greet voters coming in, and show attendees how to help elect Democrats in 2022. For more information or to volunteer, email info@lakedems.org.

02/19/202218:00: Holly Kim Welcomes the Year of the Tiger

When: Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where: Highland Park Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park. Also Online – link provided closer to the event.

What: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim welcomes in the year of the tiger with a Chinatown lion dance troupe, Thai folk dancers and cultural exhibitions. Entry includes boxed refreshments. Masks and vaccination required. Register here.

02/23/202218:00: Let’s Talk Politics in Waukegan for Lake County Democrats

When: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Waukegan location to be determined

What: An in-person conversation about political topics of the day for Democrats in the area.

03/16/202215:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When:  Wednesday, March 16, 2022 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). If you’re interested in helping organize voter registration, contact Lake Dems at info@lakedems.com.

05/07/202210:00: A Safe Place Holds EmpoweRun 5K Walk or Run

When: Saturday, May 7, 2022

Where: Libertyville Forest Preserve

What: A Safe Place holds its 10th Annual EmpoweRun 5K Walk or Run. Proceeds help victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Click here for more information or to register. For questions, contact Mallory Kolodziej at mkolodziej@asafeplaceforhelp.org or call 847-731-7165 X 1006.