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 their plans. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

08/27/201609:00: Hillary Road Trip to Wisconsin

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9:00am – 7:00pm

Where: Rallying point at the Target location off of Route 41 and Park Avenue in Highland Park, IL

What: If you can make the trek to Wisconsin, no experience is needed. If you are able to be a Caravan Captain, drive, or carpool please contact  Volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683)

NOTE: This is a day-long event, so please be sure you can commit to staying until an evening departure. Wear comfortable shoes!

For more information, or to RSVP online

08/27/201610:00: State Senator Laura Murphy’s Day of Action

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00am

Where: Campaign Office, 790 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL

What: Knock on doors to talk to voters about Senator Murphy’s plan to put Springfield on the side of middle-class families.

To RSVP and for more information contact Dan Huspek, 815-409-1486  or dan@lauramurphy4senate.com

08/27/201610:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Evanston

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00am

Where: YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St., Evanston, IL

What: A deputy voter registrar training will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Cook County.  This event is open only to Cook County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.

This event is free of charge and the training will be conducted by Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office.

You can RSVP online.  For more information, email info@tenthdems.org or call 847-433-VOTE (8683).

08/27/201611:00: Back to School Community Block Party in North Chicago

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church, 2219 14th St., North Chicago, IL

What: The 6th annual Back to School (charitable) community block party featuring free school supplies, free haircuts, free food, games face painting and tons of fun.  Cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.

08/27/201612:00: NAACP Back to School Block Party

When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00 – 4:00pm

Where: At the corner of Sheridan Rd. and Madison (near the old News-Sun building), Waukegan, IL

What: NAACP Education Committee Presents Back to School Block Party. Free backpack give away, games, prizes, music and vendors.

08/30/201617:00: Hillary Clinton Phone Bank in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Moraine Township Democrats Headquarters, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone Bank for Hillary (or help enter data, sign people in or just bring snacks)!

You can RSVP online or for additional information, call 847-702-6635.

08/31/201617:00: National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) “Let’s Go Cubs” Fundraiser

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:00pm.  Game starts at 7:00pm.

Where: Wrigley Field, Jack Daniels patio, 1060 W. Addison, Chicago, IL

What: NAMI Cook County North Suburban (CCNS) baseball fundraiser.  Meet in the Jack Daniels patio for ball park food and beer, then watch the Cubs play the Pirates.  50/50 raffle for patrons in the patio.

For questions and to purchase tickets, email susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com or call 847-716-2252.

09/01/201618:30 : Event in Support of Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2)

When: Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where: The Home of Paul & Lindsie Miller, 600 Mulberry Place, Highland Park, IL

What: Please join Hon. Lauren Beth Gash; David Goldenberg; Dave & Tracey Horwich; Tracy Jacobson & Ivan Golden; Hon. Alyssa Knobel; Paul & Lindsie Miller, and Hon. Nancy Rotering in support of Congresswoman Kelly.

For more information, please contact Liz or Lauren RSVP@LBHChicago.com or 312-806-2743. Sponsorship and individual tickets available.

09/05/201610:00: Zion Benton Township Democrats’ Booth at Zion Jubilee Days

When: Monday, September 5, 2016 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

Where: The booths are located near the Lagoon at 25th and Emmaus Streets in Zion.  The Democrats’ booth will be right on the corner.

What: Come join the Zion and Benton Townships Democrats at their booth during Zion Jubilee Days.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Olivia F. Lakso at lakso1@comcast.net

09/05/201612:00: March with Melinda Bush at the 2016 Zion Jubilee Days Parade

When: Monday, September 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Where: 2400 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion, IL

What: March with Team Melinda in the Zion Jubilee Days Parade.

09/06/201617:00: Hillary Clinton Phone Bank in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Moraine Township Democrats Headquarters, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone Bank for Hillary (or help enter data, sign people in or just bring snacks)!

You can RSVP online or for additional information, call 847-702-6635.

09/09/201616:00: Erin Cartwright-Weinstein Fun(d) Raising Party in Wadsworth

When: Friday, September 9, 2016 from 4:00 – 9:00pm

Where: 2855 N. Southern Hills Drive, Wadsworth, IL

What: A “Welcome to Margaritaville” fun(d) raising party for Erin Cartwright-Weinstein, Democratic candidate for Lake County Circuit Clerk.

To RSVP, call 847-682-0123

09/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.

09/10/201614:00: Mark Green, Retired Chicago Bear, Hosts BBQ for Gerri Songer, Lake County Board Candidate

When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: At the home of Mark Green in Vernon Hills, address and parking directions given upon RSVP

What: Enjoy BBQ with Mark Green, retired Chicago Bears running back and co-captain of Notre Dame’s undefeated 1988 national championship team, and support Gerri Songer, candidate for Lake County Board District 18

RSVP: gerrisonger@gmail.com or call 224-778-5231

Tickets at the door – Sponsorship and individual tickets available

09/12/201619:00: NAMI CCNS Meeting on Supported Employment for Individuals Living with Mental Illness

When: Monday, September 12, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Journey Care (formerly Midwest Care Center), Administration Building, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL

What: National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS) presents E-Shawn Spencer, Program Director for the Threshold’s Supported Employment Program.  She will talk about how her organization partners with more than 150 area employers to help clients find jobs of their choice to create economic independence and further their recovery.  Attendees will learn about how they and their loved ones can access important employment services.

This program is free and open to the public.

For additional information, call 847-716-2252 or visit their website, www.namiccns.org

09/13/201609:00: Rabies Vaccination Clinic

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 10:00am – 2:45pm

Where: Jewel-Osco Grocery, 1340 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL

What:  A low cost rabies vaccine clinic sponsored by Cook County.  Dogs and cats: $7.00 (1 year), $21.00 (3 years), ferrets: $9.00 (1 year).

09/13/201617:00: Hillary Clinton Phone Bank in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Moraine Township Democrats Headquarters, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone Bank for Hillary (or help enter data, sign people in or just bring snacks)!

You can RSVP online or for additional information, call 847-702-6635.

09/14/201607:30: Girl Scouts Smart Cookies Awards Breakfast

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30 – 9:30am

Where: Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

What: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana hold a special breakfast to honor some of today’s most innovative business leaders.

You can RSVP online, email Jessica Wetmore at jwetmore@girlscoutsgcnwi.org or call 312-912-6339.

09/15/201610:00: Jewish Federation 116th Annual Meeting

When: Thursday, September 15, 2016. Business Meeting and Member’s Forum: 10:00am; Luncheon: 12:00 noon

Where: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus Ballroom, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

What: The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago holds its 116th Annual Meeting.  Guest speaker: Hillel C. Neuer, Executive Director, UN Watch.

You can register online or email annualmeeting@juf.org or call 312-444-2099.

09/16/201614:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 18 N. County St., Waukegan, IL

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. This training is available to all those wishing to register new voters.  The training itself is less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge.

You can RSVP online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/16/201617:30: Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner with Sen. President John Cullerton

When: Friday, September 16, 2016, cocktail reception begins at 5:30 followed by dinner at 6:30pm

Where: Chicago Hilton and Towers Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

What: Annual dinner honoring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton. President Cullerton will receive the Egan-Evans Award, given to honor the legacies of Msgr. Jack Egan and Congressman Lane Evans.

Please click here to purchase tickets.

09/17/201609:00: George Bridges 5K Run/Walk, Fitness Expo and Worldwide Day of Play in Waukegan

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: The Field House Sports and Fitness Center at Hinkston Park, 800 Baldwin Ave., Waukegan IL

What: Waukegan Park District holds a 5K Run/Walk, Fitness Expo and Day of Play.  The event is being held to bridge the gap between mental and physical fitness.  Proceeds benefit scholarships for Special Recreation Programs.  Medals will be awarded in multiple categories.

You can obtain additional information and register online.

09/18/201607:00: National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) 5K Run and Walk Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 18, 2016.  Check in at 7:00am; run starts at 8:00; walk starts at 8:15am

Where: Washington School, 1500 Stewart Ave., Park Ridge, IL

What:  NAMI Cook County North Suburban (NAMI CCNS) sponsors a USATF Certified 5K Run and Walk. Proceeds benefit NAMI CCNS’ work supporting people with mental health challenges and changing how Americans view mental illness.

You can RSVP online.

For questions, email susanockerlund.namiccns@gmail.com or call 847-716-2252.

09/18/201617:00: Brad Schneider Reception with Senator Dick Durbin in Chicago

When: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Chicago address provided upon RSVP

What: A reception in support of Brad Schneider, Democratic Nominee for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

You can RSVP online or email robert@schneiderforcongress.com or call (847) 504-4722

 

09/19/201617:30: Gun Violence Prevention PAC Paper Tiger Award Ceremony

When: Monday, September 19, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: The Dawson, 730 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Join the Gun Violence Prevention PAC and Secretary Arne Duncan at the 2016 Paper Tiger Award Ceremony as they honor Father Michael Pfleger.

Call 847-920-4722 to RSVP, and purchase tickets online here.

09/20/201617:00: Hillary Clinton Phone Bank in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Moraine Township Democrats Headquarters, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone Bank for Hillary (or help enter data, sign people in or just bring snacks)!

You can RSVP online or for additional information, call 847-702-6635.

09/20/201617:00: Hillary Clinton Phone Bank in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Moraine Township Democrats Headquarters, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot to the east of the office.

What: Phone Bank for Hillary (or help enter data, sign people in or just bring snacks)!

You can RSVP online or for additional information, call 847-702-6635.

09/20/201618:30: Meet and Greet Fundraiser for Vance D. Wyatt, Foss Park Commissioner

When:  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Hunan Hibachi Buffet, 3900 Northpoint Blvd., Waukegan, IL

What: A Meet and Greet fundraiser in support of Foss Park Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt.

You can RSVP online or email vance.wyatt@vancewyatt.com or call 224-419-4509

09/21/201611:30: Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) Speaker Series #2 Luncheon

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Where: Hull House, 800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

What: A luncheon presentation featuring a panel led by Ric Estrada, President & CEO of Metropolitan Family Services discussing the Recovery Method, a program that affords clients choices in the treatment they receive to help them recover and live successfully in their communities.

Help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.  For more information and to register, visit the website.

09/22/201617:30: Elaine Nekritz Pizza Party in Buffalo Grove with Special Guest Kim Foxx

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Lou Malnati’s in Buffalo Grove, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd.

What: A pizza party in support of State Rep. Elaine Nekritz featuring special guest Kim Foxx, candidate for Cook County States’ Attorney.

For more details or to RSVP, email Willa Voss at wvoss@kohnconsulting.com or call 312-527-3667.

09/24/201619:30: Rockin’ The Spirit, An Evening to Benefit Aspiritech

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 7:30 – 11:30pm

Where: 210 Restaurant and Music Lounge, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL

What: Join Aaron Freeman, Honorary Master of Ceremony for an evening benefiting Aspiritech.  Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and auction.

You can RSVP online

09/25/201609:00: Special Olympic Illinois Coaster Challenge Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL

What: A fundraiser for Special Olympics that was designed by graduating seniors at Columbia College in Chicago. The event features roller coaster rides keyed to the contribution level.  Instead of running a 5k marathon, donors ride five kilometers of roller coaster rides.  Participants receive a Six Flags Flash Pass that gives easy access to the rides until 1:00pm. The event includes admission to Great America, free parking, breakfast, a Coaster Challenge athletic shirt, and other goodies.

To register and for further information, visit the Coaster Challenge website at www.coasterchallenge.com

09/25/201617:30: Jewish National Fund Chicago Tree of Life Award Dinner

When: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 5:30pm cocktails and registration and 6:30pm dinner

Where: Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL

What: Award dinner honoring Dawn and Steven Lavin for their dedication to the Jewish Community and the work of Jewish National Fund. Featuring Guest Speaker: former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon. Event Chairs: Susan and Marc Sacks

Please RSVP online by September 12th, or call  847-656-8880. For more information, contact Genevieve Gandal at ggandal@jnf.org

09/28/201617:30: AFHU 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:30pm

Where: Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St. at Water Tower Place, Chicago, IL.

What: American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) 2016 Jerold S. Solovy Torch of Learning Award Dinner honoring David Hoffman, partner, Sidley Austin LLP.  Honorary Dinner Co-Chairs: Hon. Abner J. Mikva and Newton N. Minow.  Dinner proceeds benefit the Clinical Legal Education Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.

To RSVP, email bsugar@afhu.org

09/29/201618:00: Chicago Abortion Fund’s Fall Fundraiser

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: The University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL

What: Fundraising and award event. The Reproductive Justice Trailblazer Award will be presented. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.

You can RSVP online

10/08/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.

10/13/201611:00: Personal PAC Awards Luncheon with Gloria Steinem

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016.  11:00am: Registration and Reception;  12:00 noon: Luncheon Program

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: Personal PAC’s Annual Awards Luncheon features writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem as this year’s guest speaker.

You can order tickets online or call 312-422-0005

10/19/201618:00: YWCA Lake County Annual Meeting and Membership Drive

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – SAVE THE DATE

Where: Details coming soon

What: The YWCA’s Annual Meeting and membership drive.

RSVP information to follow.

10/21/201618:30: Seventh Annual Fundraising Gala For A Safe Place

When: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6:30 – 11:00pm

Where: Double Tree Libertyville – Mundelein, 510 East Illinois Route 83, Mundelein, IL.

What: Save the date! To benefit A Safe Place in its mission to transform lives after domestic violence.  Watch for more information in the coming weeks.

You can RSVP online, and purchase event tickets, raffle tickets and event sponsorships.

For more information, contact Pat Davenport at PDavenport@asafeplaceforhelp.org or call (847) 731-7165 x 105.

11/12/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.

11/17/201618:00: Chinese Mutual Aid Association 35th Annual Dinner

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016.  SAVE THE DATE

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art

What: More information to follow

12/04/201618:00: Israel Bonds Chicago Annual Medical & Dental Division Dinner

When: SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 4, 2016

Where: The Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL

What: Israel Bonds Chicago hosts its annual Medical and Dental Division Dinner.

For more information, email Adam Grossman at adam.grossman@israelbonds.com or call 312-558-9410.

12/09/201612:00: J Street Annual Chicago Luncheon

When: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon

Where: Venue SIX 10, 610 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

What: J Street Chicago holds its Annual Luncheon honoring Marilyn Katz with the Tzedek v’Shalom Award.

To RSVP and for more information, email Rabbi Alison Abrams at chicago@jstreet.org

12/10/201610:00: Avon Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

What: Avon Township Democrats monthly business meeting.

For more information, visit the website or call 847-979-0283.