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.

05/22/201819:00: Deputy Voter Registration Training in Evanston

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Where:  Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Room 4900, Evanston

What: Tenth Dems and Tenth Dems University are sponsoring volunteers to participate in a training seminar in Cook County for residents who want to become Deputy Voter Registrars.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Cook County.  The event is open only to Cook 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683)

05/23/201817:00: JB for Governor Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Highland Park Democratic Headquarters (Tenth Dems and Moraine Dems), 474 Central Ave., Highland Park,  2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What: A phone bank to help recruit volunteers to get out the vote for JB Pritzker for Governor in this important midterm election.

For questions or to RSVP, email Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com

05/24/201810:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

05/26/201809:30: Breakfast with Vernon Township Democrats

When:  Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 9:30 – 10:30am

Where: Strawberry Field Pancakes & Café, 410 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire

What: Join a breakfast gathering of Vernon Township Democrats, where friends, neighbors and elected officials talk politics and socialize with like-minded people.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

05/28/201809:00: March with Brad Schneider in the Grayslake Memorial Day Parade

When:  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9:00am, step off at 9:30am.

Where: Grayslake Central High School

What:  Show your support for Congressman Brad Schneider by marching with him in the Grayslake Memorial Day Parade.

For additional information, register online or email Josh May at josh@schneiderforcongress.com

05/29/201818:30: Kick-off Fundraiser Supporting Joel Chupack for Judge

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where:  aBetterPour (Wine Vault), 6400 W. Touhy, Niles

What:  A General Election kick-off fundraiser for Joel Chupack, Democratic candidate for Circuit Court Judge, 12th Judicial Subcircuit, Cook County.

To RSVP, email Sarah at chupackforjudge@gmail.com or call 224-558-3888

05/30/201817:00: JB for Governor Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Highland Park Democratic Headquarters (Tenth Dems and Moraine Dems), 474 Central Ave., Highland Park,  2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What: A phone bank to help recruit volunteers to get out the vote for JB Pritzker for Governor in this important midterm election.

For questions or to RSVP, email Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com

05/31/201818:00: Drinks with Dems at Wilmette Wine Cellar

When:  Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Ave., Wilmette

What:  An opportunity to network with like-minded people and form connections with other Dems and activists.  Drinks will be available for purchase.  This event is not a fundraiser.  It’s just an opportunity to have fun and meet other area Dems.

There will be a collection of non-perishable canned and packaged food, useful paper goods, and toiletry items to donate to New Trier Township Food Pantry.  Donations will be great appreciated.

05/31/201818:30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Mundelein

When: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: Fremont Township Office, 22385 W. Highway 60, Mundelein

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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

06/01/201812:00: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center Spring Luncheon

When:  Friday, June 1, 2018  SAVE THE DATE

Where: Independence Grove Visitors Center; entrance on Buckley Road (Route 137) east of Milwaukee Avenue (Route 21). Follow signs to the Visitors Center.

What: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center hosts its annual ZCenter Community Luncheon with the theme, “Bravery in Bloom.”  The day will consist of a silent auction, cork pull wine raffle, speakers from the community, and a seated lunch.  Proceeds support the Center’s work for survivors of sexual abuse and assault as well as prevention education.

For questions, email Rachael Josephsen at RJosephsen@zcenter.org or call 847-244-1187 ext 121.

06/05/201817:00: Facebook Live Q&A with Lake County Commissioner Wyatt

When:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:00pm

Where: Online.  Click FACEBOOK to attend.

What:  Lake County Commissioner Vance D. Wyatt hosts a Facebook Town Hall.  This is an opportunity for public officials to stay connected with the community.

06/09/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats June Meeting

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their June meeting.

06/09/201818:30: “2018 & Beyond” An Evening With Brad Schneider

When:  Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

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

What:  Vernon Township Democrats  will host an evening with Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).  Brad will speak about the upcoming 2018 election season, and beyond.  He will address issues that affect residents of the district, and have a chance to speak with community leaders, constituents, and local candidates directly in this lovely, intimate setting.

The event will be catered by Pear Tree catering.  Cash Bar.

You can RSVP online, or email info@vernontownshipdems.com

06/11/201810:00: Meet with Rep. Sam Yingling

When: Monday, June 11, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where:  Wauconda Village Hall, 101 N. Main St., Wauconda

What: State Representative Sam Yingling (D-62) holds satellite office hours in Wauconda.  Residents are invited to attend and hear an update on the legislative session, to voice their concerns regarding any state issues or to receive assistance navigating state government.

06/12/201818:30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Lake Zurich

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich

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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

06/16/201812:00: Juneteenth Conference & Festival

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon – 6:00pm

Where:   Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan

What: The Juneteenth Cultural Committee of Lake County holds its 15th Annual Juneteenth Conference & Festival.  Theme of the event is “Rebuilding, Restoring, Healing our Community… Together.”

For more information, call JoHaan Cotton Wilson at 847-263-9631 or Sylvia England at 224-409-3421.   

06/16/201816:00: State Senator Julie Morrison Campaign Kickoff.

When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

Where: Campaign Office, 1910 First Street, Highland Park

What:  State Senator Julie Morrison’s campaign kick-off event.  This is an opportunity to hear Senator Morrison speak, meet the campaign team, and sign up to volunteer.

For questions or comments, email info@juliemorrisonforstatesenate.com or call 847-461-8792.

06/18/201817:30: Rooftop Reception for Julie Morrison

When:  Monday, June 18, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  The Warehouse, Rooftop Patio, 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

What: A reception in support of State Senator Julie Morrison.

RSVP to Kelly at Kelly@ilsenatedems.org or call 312-630-7700.

06/19/201817:30: Summer Reception for Rep. Robyn Gabel

When:  Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Halim Time & Glass Museum, 1560 Oak Ave., Evanston

What:  An annual fundraiser supporting State Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18).

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email Katy Lagenfeld at katy@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496.

06/20/201817:00: Reception Supporting Jennifer Gong-Gersowitz

When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5:00 – 6:30pm

Where:  Law Office of DLA Piper, 444 W. Lake St., 9th floor, Chicago

What:  A reception supporting Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz for State Representative, District 17.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Events.JenGGForRep@gmail.com

 

06/20/201817:30: Debra Shore Summer Solstice Celebration

When:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: Erie Café, Chicago

What:  Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner, launches her 2018 General Election Campaign with her Annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

06/21/201812:00: Save the Date! Senator Melinda Bush’s Annual Golf Outing

When:  Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:00pm (Check in); 1:00pm (Shotgun Start); 5:00pm (Cocktails & Dinner)

Where:  Brae Loch Golf Club. 33600 N. US Hwy 45, Grayslake

What:  Friends of Senator Melinda Bush Annual Golf Outing.

To reserve your spot, please contact Kelly McKevitt at 312-630-7700 or Kelly@ilsenatedems.org.

06/21/201818:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

06/21/201818:00: State Sen. Julie Morrison Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Hiawatha Amtrak Expansion Project

When:  Thursday, June 21, 2018, evening.  SAVE THE DATE

Where: Lake Forest address to be announced

What: State Senator Julie Morrison (D-29) hosts a town hall meeting with Lake County Board Member Mike Rummel regarding the proposed Hiawatha Amtrak expansion project and corresponding construction of a third rail siding to hold idling freight trains through portions of Lake and Northern Cook County.  Experts from the Illinois Environmental Council will present testimony on the potential environmental effects.

06/25/201817:30: Reception Honoring Rep. Laura Fine with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

When:  Monday, June 25, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where: La Principal, 700 Main Street, Evanston

What: A reception honoring Rep. Laura Fine for State Senate.  The event features Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

To RSVP, email carly@ilsenatedems.org or call 312-630-7700.

06/30/201811:30: Women for Bob Morgan Luncheon

When:  Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Ravinia Green Country Club, 1200 Saunders Rd., Riverwoods

What: A luncheon in support of Bob Morgan, Democratic nominee for state representative, 58th District.  Special Guest: Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor and current CNN political contributor.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email jessica@newchicagollc.com

07/05/201810:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

07/14/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats July Meeting

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their July meeting.

08/09/201818:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 6:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

08/11/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats August Meeting

When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their August meeting.

08/13/201811:00: A Safe Place “Drive Out Domestic Violence” Golf Outing

When:  When:  August 13, 2018 at 11:00am (registration and lunch, 12:30pm shotgun start) – 8:00pm

Where:  Briarwood Country Club, 355 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

What:  A Safe Place, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services, programs, and resources to victims of domestic violence and their children is hosting its 16th annual golf outing.

Luncheon, raffle, on-course events, live auction, dinner, and cocktails.

RSVP online, questions contact rlee@safeplaceforhelp.org

08/17/201812:00: Save The Date – Waukegan Township’s 14th Annual Staben House and Eddie Washington Center Golf Outing

When:  Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:00pm (Shotgun start)

Where:  Foss Park District Golf Course, 3124 Argonne Dr., North Chicago

What:  Fundraiser benefiting The Staben House and Eddie Washington Center Transitional Homes

For general questions or if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please contact Rachel at rthompson@waukegantownship.com or 847-244-4900

08/21/201818:30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville

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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

08/30/201819:30: Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle Stage Play

When:  Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.  Performances Thursday – Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3:00pm.

Where: Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

What:  MONGERS “What’s a nice man like you, doing in a place like this?”  A Hobbyist’s Hunt for Hot Girls and the American Dream’s Nightmare.  A stage play by Mary Bonnett, part of The Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle.

Post show discussion with survivors and experts. Part of proceeds go to a service organization working with sexually exploited women and girls.

For additional information, email e.chiwriter7@gmail.com or visit the theater’s website.

09/06/201814:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/08/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats September Meeting

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their September meeting.

09/18/201810:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, September 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building A, 18 N. County St., 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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/25/201818:30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: Highland Park Police Station, 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park

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 less than 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 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/30/201819:30: Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle Stage Play

When:  Thursday, August 30 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.  Performances Thursday – Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 3:00pm.

Where: Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

What:  MONGERS “What’s a nice man like you, doing in a place like this?”  A Hobbyist’s Hunt for Hot Girls and the American Dream’s Nightmare.  A stage play by Mary Bonnett, part of The Chicago Sex Trafficking Cycle.

Post show discussion with survivors and experts. Part of proceeds go to a service organization working with sexually exploited women and girls.

For additional information, email e.chiwriter7@gmail.com or visit the theater’s website.

10/13/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats October Meeting

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their October meeting.

11/10/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats November Meeting

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their November meeting.

12/08/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats December Meeting

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their December meeting.