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.

08/17/201811:00: Staben House and Eddie Washington Center Golf Outing

When: Friday, August 17, 2018.  Registration: 11:00am; lunch: 11:30; shotgun start: 12:00 noon; awards and dinner: 5:00pm

Where:  Foss Park Golf Course, 3124 Argonne Drive, North Chicago

What:  Staben House and Eddie Washington Center hold their 14th Annual Golf Outing, with Mayor Leon Rockingham as this year’s Honorary Chair.  The event includes a full day of golf, lunch, prizes, awards, dinner and a raffle.

Waukegan Township Staben House provides transitional housing and community enrichment services to homeless women with children.

For more information or to RSVP, register online.  To reserve a foursome, call 847-244-4900 or email nnetherton@waukegantownship.com

08/17/201818:30: Korean BBQ Fundraiser for Holly Kim

When: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where:  Woori Village, 8526 W. Golf Rd., Niles

What: An all you can eat Korean BBQ supporting Holly Kim’s candidacy for Lake County Treasurer.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or visit the website.

08/18/201808:30: Coalicion Latinos Unidos de Lake County Scholarship Brunch

When:  Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:30 – 11:30am

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

What: The Coalicion Latinos Unidos de Lake County Scholarship Brunch celebrates the four Latino high school or college students who were awarded a scholarship this year.  The Latino Coalition’s mission is to improve the quality of life of the Latino community through education, professional networking and accessibility of services.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, register online.

08/18/201810:00: JB Pritzker for Governor Saturday Phone Bank and Canvass

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Shift times begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

Where:  Tenth Dems, 474 Central Ave. (2nd floor above Mizuki Grill), Highland Park

What:  Join the volunteer team in Highland Park to elect Democrats up and down the ticket!  Training and all necessary materials will be provided. Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com or 847-912-3765.

 

08/18/201817:45: March with Sen. Melinda Bush in the Grayslake Summer Days Parade

When:  Saturday, August 18, 2018.  line-up at 5:45; step-off at 6:30pm

Where:  Grayslake Central High School parking lot (400 N. Lake St., Grayslake).  Line-up number to be announced.  Parade route: south on Lake St., West on Center St., ending at Whitney St.  Parking at Grayslake Middle School (440 N. Barron Blvd.).  Walk through Central Park to the high school.

What:  Show your support for State Senator Melinda Bush by walking with her in the Grayslake Summer Days Parade.  Candy, dog treats, supplies and extra T-shirts will be provided.  Just bring your walking shoes and any Sen. Melinda Bush T-shirts you have.

RSVP to info@melindaforsenate.com

08/18/201818:00: Rep. Sam Yingling Grayslake Summer Days Parade

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Grayslake North High School, 400 N. Lake, Grayslake

What:  Join State Rep. Sam Yingling and his campaign team as they walk in the Grayslake Summer Days Parade.  More information to follow.

To RSVP, email SamYingling@gmail.com or call 847-769-5445.

08/18/201818:00: March with Congressman Brad Schneider at the Grayslake Summer Days Parade

When:  Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  Begin lining up at 6:00; the parade steps off at 6:30pm.

Where: Grayslake Central High School, 400 N. Lake St., Grayslake

What:  Join Congressman Brad Schneider and team marching in the Grayslake Summer Days Parade.

To RSVP, register online.  For questions, email josh@schneiderforcongress.com

08/19/201812:00: Rep. Sam Yingling Day of Action

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 12:00noon – 3:00pm

Where:  Yingling HQ, 1919 Illinois Rt. 83, Round Lake Beach

What:  A door-to-door canvass with #TeamSam, Personal PAC, Men4Choice, and other local activists in support of State Representative Sam Yingling’s re-election. (D-62).  Canvassers will be provided all the materials, training and refreshments they need to make maximum impact in contacting voters.

08/20/201818:30: Reception for Jennifer Clark

When: Monday, August 20, 2018 from 6:30- 8:30pm

Where:  Mary for Illinois Campaign Office, 886 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What:  A reception for Jennifer Clark for Lake County Board, featuring GRIL Artisan Grilled Cheeses.

To RSVP, register online

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

When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 6:30 – 8:30pm

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).

08/23/201817:30: Joyce Mason Campaign Office Opening in Gurnee

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm; ribbon cutting at 6:00pm

Where:  4606 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee

What:  A cocktail reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of Joyce Mason’s Gurnee campaign office.

For additional information or to RSVP, email Joyce@VoteJoyceMason.com  or visit her Facebook page.

08/23/201819:00: Warren Township Democrats August Meeting

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

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

What:  The Warren Township Democrats August meeting will be devoted entirely to a door-hanger stuffing party.  All 40 precincts in Warren Township will be covered and all Warren Democratic Precinct Committeepersons should come, along with anyone else who would like to help.  Pizza and appetizers will be provided – beverages will be available for purchase.

08/23/201819:00: Democrats for Jen Gong-Gershowitz

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

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

What:  An event supporting the election of Jen Gong-Gershowitz, Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

To RSVP, register online.

 

08/24/201816:00: Ping-Pong for Peace

When:  Friday, August 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00pm

Where:  SPiN Chicago, 344 North State Street, Chicago

What: Learn what you can do to support gun violence prevention, stay for the ping-pong, food, drinks, and music. 100% of the profits will be donated to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Link to RSVP and for more information

08/25/201808:30: Jump in the River with Josina and Friends

When:  Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:30 – 10:00am

Where:  Ping Tom Park, 1900 S. Wells, Chicago

What:  Join Commissioner Josina Morita and other public officials in the Second Annual Big Jump.  The event will highlight the work Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and others have done to improve the river’s water quality, and to show their collective commitment to making the Chicago River swimmable for all.  Proceeds support the Friends of the Chicago River community education program.

For additional information, email ADonakowski@chicagoriver.org or to sponsor Josina’s “Big Jump” register online.

08/25/201810:00: JB Pritzker for Governor Weekend of Action

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 7:00pm; Shift times begin at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm.  On Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm; Shift times begin at 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

Where: Highland Park, Location TBA

What:  Join the volunteer team in Highland Park to elect Democrats up and down the ticket!  Training and all necessary materials will be provided.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com or 847-912-3765.

 

08/25/201810:30: March with Brad in the Round Lake Heights Festival Parade

When:  Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:30am – 12:00 noon.  Line up at 10:30; step off at 11:00am.

Where:  990 W. Black Cherry Lane, Round Lake

What:  Show your support for Congressman Brad Schneider by marching with him in the Round Lake Heights Festival parade.

To RSVP, register online.  For questions, email josh@schneiderforcongress.com

08/25/201811:00: Back to School (Charitable) Community Block Party

When: Sunday, August 25, 2018 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

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

What:  The First Baptist Church of North Chicago presents the 8th Annual Back to School (Charitable) Community Block Party Event!.  It features backpacks, free haircuts, food, fellowship, games, face painting and tons of fun.  There will be cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.  Parents (accompanied by children) are required to sign up for backpacks at the event.

For additional information, contact Charles E. Bridgemon, Chairman, at 847-276-5892 (cell)

08/25/201812:00: Lake County AfroFest 2018

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00 to 8:00pm

Where:  Stiner Pavilion – Waukegan Municipal Beach, 201 E. Seahorse Dr., Waukegan

What: Join Commissioner Angelo Kyle at the largest Music, Food, and Fun event on the Waukegan Lakefront. Entertainment will include over 20 bands, Choirs, groups, poets, fashion shows, car shows, motorcycle shows, pony rides, free popcorn for kids, and much more. Also, free book bags filled with school supplies for kids.

For more information

08/25/201816:00: Bob Morgan Meet and Greet

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Where: The Highland Park home of Matt Pestine and Jamie Glass-Pestine,  340 Moraine Rd.

What: Talk with, ask questions and listen to Bob Morgan, candidate for State Representative of the 58th District.  Friends, neighbors and friends of neighbors are all welcome.  Refreshments and light apps will be served.

RSVP’s to mpestine@gmail.com are appreciated but not necessary.

08/26/201810:00: Brad Schneider Coffee Club in Long Grove

When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:00am

Where: Long Grove Coffee Co., 126 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

What: Join Brad’s monthly Coffee Club in support of Congressman Brad Schneider’s re-election campaign. Guests will have the opportunity to sit down with the Congressman and engage in an open Q&A session.

Coffee and pastries will be provided.

For additional questions or to RSVP, register online.

08/26/201814:00: The Stevenson Center Presents “The Electoral College”

When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What:  Karen Glennemeier of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette presents a brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for change.

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentation.

For additional information or to RSVP, visit the Center websiteregister online, email info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org or call 773-633-5661

08/26/201816:00: Reception for Ann Gillespie with Special Guest JB Pritzker

When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

Where:  La Tasca, 25 W. Davis St., Arlington Heights

What:  A reception supporting Ann Gillespie, candidate for State Senate, with special guest Democratic Gubenatorial Candidate JB Pritzker.

For questions or to RSVP, register online,  email lexie@ilsenatedems.org,  jack@annforillinois.org or call 770-547-9948

08/27/201817:30: Fundraiser for MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita

When: Monday, August 27, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where:  Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, 12 East Erie St., Chicago

What: Annual fundraiser supporting Josina Morita, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email josina@friendsofjosina.com.

08/29/201809:30: Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) Neighborhood Office Hours

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30am

Where:  Northbrook Farmers Market, Corner of Cherry & Meadow, Northbrook

What: The office of Congressman Schneider will hold Neighborhood Office Hours for constituents to meet with caseworkers and staff to discuss any federal issues that they may have, including issues with Medicare, Social Security, the Veterans Administration, immigration and more.

Link for more information

08/29/201817:00: JB Pritzker for Governor Wednesday Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Tenth Dems, 474 Central Ave. (2nd floor above Mizuki Grill), Highland Park.

What:  Join the volunteer team in Highland Park to elect Democrats up and down the ticket!  Training and all necessary materials will be provided. Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

For additional information or to RSVP, contact Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com or 847-912-3765.

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).

09/06/201818:30: Reception for Daniel Didech with Susana Mendoza

When:  Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where:  Half Day Brewing Company, 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire

What:  A reception with Comptroller Susana Mendoza in support of Daniel Didech for State Representative, 59th District.  Food and soft drinks will be served.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or for questions, email daniel@danieldidech.com

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.

09/08/201815:00: Reception Supporting Scott Britton for Cook County Board with Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 from3:00 – 5:00pm

Where:  Scott Britton’s Glenview home.  Address provided upon RSVP

What:  Please join Congresspersons Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider for a fundraiser reception supporting Glenview Trustee Scott Britton’s candidacy for Cook County Board of Commissioner’s 14th District.

To RSVP, register online.

09/10/201819:00: Grant Township Democrats September Meeting

When: Monday, September 10, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Monthly meeting of Grant Township Democrats. This organizational meeting is for people in the Grant Township area, including Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Long Lake, Round Lake, Volo and Ingleside.  The group is looking for those interested in planning events, managing projects, fundraising, communications, and other leadership roles.

Special Guest: John Idleburg, Democratic Candidate for Lake County Sheriff, will be speaking on the state of the county jail and reducing recidivism.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email joebon901@gmail.com

09/12/201818:00: Girl Scouts Host Smart Cookies: Chefs Above the Rest

When:  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Where:  Gallery 1500, 1515 N. Halsted, Chicago

What:  Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana host a celebration of women in our local culinary scene.  The event features signature bites from honored female chefs, passed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a silent auction.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

09/14/201818:30: Highland Park Community Foundation “Gather For Good” Fundraiser

When:  Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:00pm

Where:  Binny’s Beverage Depot, New Demonstration Kitchen, 153 Skokie Valley Highway, Highland Park

What:  The Highland Park Community Foundation presents “Gather For Good” honoring Alyssa Knobel, two-term Highland Park City Councilwoman, who will be the 2018 Recipient of the Jack Blane Community Service Award.  The event includes demos, delicious bites and sips featuring local chefs.  Proceeds support the Foundation’s work providing a safety net for agencies and organizations that offer programs and services for Highland Park and Highwood residents.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

09/15/201813:00: A Conversation on Mental Health

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Join the Grant Township Democrats and NAMI Lake County for a conversation about reducing the stigma of mental illness and providing resources. Attendees will hear from those directly affected, discuss challenges and resources with local service providers, and find out what can be done to help.

For more information or to RSVP, register online or email joebon901@gmail.com

09/16/201811:00: Meet and Greet with Bob Morgan

When:  Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Deerfield address provided upon RSVP

What:  Join Bob Morgan, candidate for State Representative in Illinois District 58, for a meet and greet in Deerfield.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online

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).

09/20/201811:30: YWCA YSTAND Women of Achievement Leadership Luncheon

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 11:30am – 2:00pm

Where:  Noah’s Event Venue, 200 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire

What:  YWCA Lake County holds its 40th Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon.  Keynote speaker is Felicia Middlebrooks, the first woman and the first African-American in the nation to co-anchor mornings for CBS Radio.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

09/22/201809:00: AFSP Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk

When: Saturday, September 22. 2018 from 9:00am – 1:00pm (check-in/registration will open at 9:00am at the Registration tent)

Where:  Arvey Field – Grant Park (Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road), 1501 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (Google maps address)

What: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Walk to raise awareness and funds to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

To Register online (no fee to register).

For more information contact Courtney Collins at 312-802-9714 or email chicago@afsp.org

09/22/201815:00: Rep. Rita Mayfield Crosstown Fundraiser

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Guaranteed Rate Field (Sox Home), 333 W. 35th St., Chicago

What:  State Representative Rita Mayfield hosts an afternoon of baseball while enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited beer, wine and mid-shelf other beverages.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 847-971-4035

09/23/201807:00: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 5k Walk/Run for Mental Health

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:00am

Where: 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie

What:  National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban hosts over one thousand participants who run or walk to bring awareness to mental health and cure stigma.

For additional information or to RSVP, visit the Facebook page.

09/23/201814:00: The Stevenson Center Presents “How To Save Constitutional Democracy”

When:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

What:  Tom Ginsburg, the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project.

Coffee and conversation will follow the presentation.

For additional information or to RSVP,  visit the Center website, register online, email info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org or call 773-633-5661

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).

09/30/201812:00: Democrats of Northfield Township Second Annual Fall Fundraiser Luncheon

When:  Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon

Where:  The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake, Glenview

What:  Democrats of Northfield Township hold their Second Annual Fundraiser Luncheon.  Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2).

For further information or to RSVP, email info@northfielddems.org.

09/30/201815:30: Women for Brad

When:  Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:00pm.  Registration at 3:30, program begins at 4:00pm.

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

What:  Annual Women for Brad fundraiser in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.  Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-17) will be a featured guest speaker.  Bustos was recently named “one of seven rising Democratic stars” by The Hill, a leading publication on Capitol Hill, and has also been called a “secret weapon” of the Democratic party by Politico Magazine. .

To RSVP, register online, or if you have questions email Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com, 312- 213-3588 or Allison Schieber at Allison@schneiderforcongress.com, 616-516-0734.

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.

10/08/201819:00: Grant Township Democrats October Meeting

When: Monday, October 8, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Monthly meeting of Grant Township Democrats. This organizational meeting is for people in the Grant Township area, including Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Long Lake, Round Lake, Volo and Ingleside.  The group is looking for those interested in planning events, managing projects, fundraising, communications, and other leadership roles.

Special Guest: Mary Mahady, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 32, will speak on property taxes and township government.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email joebon901@gmail.com

10/12/201811:30: 15th Annual Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Luncheon

When:  Friday, October 12, 2018 from 11:30am (networking); 12:00 to 2:00pm (luncheon)

Where:  Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan

What:  Coalition to Reduce Recidivism luncheon.  Keynote Speaker, Victor B. Dickson, President and CEO of Safer Foundation.

Link to purchase tickets. For information call 847-244-4900.

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.

10/13/201818:30: Curt’s Café 6th Annual Party with Purpose!

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where:  Unitarian Church, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston

What:  Honoring Lori Dube, Life Changer Reward Recipient.  Open bar, bites, dinner and multiple featured acts.

Curt’s Café provides unique restaurant training to improve the outcomes of young adults living in at-risk situations.

More details to follow.  Please contact Tami Manton at tami@grouptheatertix.com for questions.

10/15/201817:00: Democratic Party of Illinois Fall Reception

When:  Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago

What:  The 2018 Fall Reception for the Democratic Party of Illinois hosted by Michael J. Madigan, Chairman.

For more information or to RSVP, call Emily at 312-578-1554 or email ewurth@ildems.com 

10/15/201817:30: EMILY’s List Cocktails for Change

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

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

What: A reception with EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock featuring Lauren Underwood, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (IL-14).  Light refreshments will be provided (21+ only).

For additional information or to RSVP, register online

10/21/201810:30: Chicago and Wisconsin Area Political Items Collectors (CAPIC-WIAPIC) Fall Show

When: SAVE THE DATE  Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10:30am – 3:30pm.  Set up at 8:30am.

Where:  Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest/Mettawa, 26255 North Riverwoods Blvd., Lake Forest

What: The fall 2018 show for buyers and sellers of political items.  The show is family-friendly. Free parking and admission.

To reserve tables and get the reduced room rate link, contact Barbara Zaczek at barbarazaczek@yahoo.com or call 720-545-8484.

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.

12/14/201812:00: J Street Chicago Annual Luncheon

When:  Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00noon – 2:00pm

Where:  Venue Six10, 610 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  J Street Chicago holds its annual luncheon honoring Mark Zivin with the Tzedek V’Shalom Award.  Keynote speaker will be Dan Shapiro, American Ambassador to Israel under President Obama.

To purchase tickets, register online or RSVP to Elizabeth Silverstein at 312-298-9435 or email Chicago@jstreet.org.