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Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems. This page only displays about two weeks of upcoming events due to the high volume at this time of the year. We are working on trying to expand it.

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04/18/201418:00: CASA Lake County Young Professional’s Board “Cocktails for CASA”

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Shakou, 625 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: Join the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Lake County Young Professional’s Board at “Cocktails for CASA.” Appetizers, open bar, micro-brews, raffle and live music to benefit at-risk children who live in the local communities.

Tickets are $30. Purchase online.

04/18/201421:00: Pride Prom: Masquerade or Come As You Are

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Where: Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan

What: Youths are invited to Pride Prom. The theme is Masquerade or Come As You Are. Please RSVP to get on the guest list.

Tickets are $7 single and $10 couple. You must be at least 18 years to attend and show government ID to be admitted. To RSVP or for more information, contact Haley Ostrander, Secretary, College of Lake County Pride Alliance, by email.

04/19/201409:00: Rainbow PUSH Coalition Student Debt Summit in Chicago

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014. Doors open 9:00 am, Summit begins 10:00 am

Where: Rainbow Push Headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., Chicago

What: The Rainbow PUSH Student Debt Summit will address student loan forgiveness. Program begins with live radio and TV broadcast and continues with a nationwide organizing meeting.

For more information, questions or to RSVP, contact 773-373-3366.

04/19/201415:00: Organizing Meeting for Congressman Brad Schneider in Buffalo Grove

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: The Prairie House, 2710 Main St., Buffalo Grove

What: You are invited to meet Brad Schneider’s staff at an organizing party. Volunteers, supporters and Democratic activists will get together to hear about the grassroots work so far and to find out more about how to get involved. Bring a friend or a family member.

Please RSVP to Steve Walanka at 847-748-3788.

04/19/201420:00: Black Ensemble Theater “The Bronzeville Express”

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm, Sunday April 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Where: Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark, Chicago

What: The Black Ensemble Theater presents “The Bronzeville Express,” an old-style radio show, live on stage.

Tickets are $45. Order online here.

04/22/201417:30: Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Chicago Hold Milestone Awards Benefit

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Registration 5:30 pm, Dinner and Program 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

What: Asian Americans Advancing Justice–Chicago will honor leading Asian American style and culture entrepreneurs in Chicago at their 2014 Annual Milestone Awards Benefit event.

Individual tickets are $150. Click here to RSVP and for information on sponsorships.

04/22/201418:00: Rep. Carol Sente and Rep. Elaine Nekritz Join Buffalo Grove Town Hall Meeting

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove

What: Rep. Carol Sente will be partnering with Buffalo Grove Village President Jeff Braiman and State Rep. Elaine Nekritz for a Town Hall Meeting. You’re invited to receive an update on local and state initiatives, ask questions, and collaborate on ideas for how to improve our community.

For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Sente’s office at 847- 478-9909 or by email.

04/22/201419:00: Representative Scott Drury Forum on Gun Safety

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Deerfield Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What: State Representative Scott Drury, with special guest Congressman Brad Schneider, will host a community forum on “Gun Safety: What Businesses and Families Need to Know.” There will be discussion and presentations on Illinois’ new concealed carry law, gun safety and local and federal efforts to prevent gun violence. Audience Q&A to follow.

Please RSVP here. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at Deerfield Village Hall. For questions or more information, contact Rep. Drury’s District Director Brittany Brown at 847-681-8589 or by email.

04/23/201408:00: “Denim Day” Observance During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Various times.

Where: Your school or organization.

What: “Denim Day” is a national movement established to combat victim-blaming stereotypes. Participants wear jeans for the day, and can opt to donate $1-$5 to the ZCenter to support their comprehensive services to survivors of sexual assault.

Please contact Jamie by email or at 847-244-1187 ext. 137 for more information.

04/23/201417:30: Common Cause Chicago Hosts the Hon. Ian Levin

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Where: The Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, Chicago

What: Common Cause invites you to an event with the Hon. Ian Levin, retired judge now in private practice, who will speak about his suit against BP and Koch Industries for dumping petcoke (petroleum coke) on the Chicago/Indiana shores of Lake Michigan. The suit calls for removal, not regulation, of the petcoke, which is an environmental hazard and a health risk to residents.

The event is free.

04/23/201418:00: Rep. Carol Sente Announces Women’s Self-Defense Class

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Buffalo Grove Police Station, 46 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove

What: In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Rep. Carol Sente is teaming up with the Buffalo Grove Police Department to provide a free Women’s Self-Defense Class. The class will offer safety and awareness tips, and teach defensive maneuvers that can be used to help avoid attacks.

Registration is free, and is open to those 18 years and older, and 17 with parental permission. Participants must register in advance, as space is limited and the class is filling up fast. For more information, or to register, please contact Rep. Sente’s office at 847-478-9909 or by email.

04/23/201418:30: Wheeling Township Democrats April Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Doors open 6:30 pm, Program starts 7:00 pm

Where: Township Dems HQ, 1310 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights

What: The Wheeling Township Dems, with special guest Mark Walsh of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, will discuss Illinois’ new concealed carry law, allowing people to carry loaded handguns in public. In light of the many tragedies involving gun violence, this is a meeting you won’t want to miss.

04/24/201417:30: Environmental Law and Policy Center Gala Dinner Celebration

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago

What: The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) invites you to their Gala Dinner Celebration. The ELPC Leadership Award will be presented to The Honorable Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Standard tickets are $400. To RSVP and for more information, click here. To request a printed invitation, click here.

04/24/201417:30: Fundraiser for Senator Melinda Bush at The Vine

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: The Vine Martini and Wine Bar, 101 Center St., Grayslake

What: Join the Friends of Melinda Bush for a night with State Senator Melinda Willen Bush at The Vine in Grayslake.

Individual tickets $30, couple $50. To RSVP and for information on sponsorships and mailing instructions, send an email.

04/24/201417:30: Fundraiser for Sen. Julie Morrison in Lake Bluff

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Grill 43, 28800 N. Waukegan Rd., Lake Bluff

What: You are cordially invited to join State Senator Julie Morrison in Lake Bluff.

Tickets $50. For questions, information on sponsor levels and mailing address or to RSVP, send an email or contact 708-307-9351.

04/24/201418:00: Illinois Kids Count Symposium “Leaving a Healthy Legacy”

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago

What: Voices for Illinois Children and Jack and Jill of America are co-sponsoring the Illinois Kids Count Symposium “Leaving a Healthy Legacy.” The event features the 2014 Illinois Kids Count report, “Child Health Matters.” Program includes keynote address by the Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners and panel discussion.

Register here. Space is limited. Registration opens at 5:30 pm. Lot and street parking are available. Refreshments will be served.

04/24/201418:00: America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Israeli Craft Beer Event

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Takohl, 110 N. Peoria St., Chicago

What: America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago invite you to join them for a guided beer tasting featuring beers from the first Israeli craft beer brewery sold in the United States, Malka Beer.

Click here to RSVP.

04/24/201419:00: Warren Township Democrats April General Meeting

When: Thursday, April 27, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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

What: The Warren Township Democrats April General Meeting agenda will feature a guest speaker, installation of new officers, spring road cleanup, open discussion about what is needed to succeed in the November elections and “Round Table Politics VII,” where anyone may speak at length on any political subject or issue they find important.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments and food are available for purchase at Bake’s. For further information, visit the website or call James C. “Jim” Neel, Chair, Warren Township Democrats at 847-223-0795.

04/25/201407:30: Chicago Women in Government Relations Breakfast Panel Discussion

When: Friday, April 25, 2014. Networking 7:30 am, Breakfast and panel, 8:00 – 9:00 am

Where: Chicago Cut Steakhouse, 300 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

What: Join the Chicago Women in Government Relations to talk Illinois politics and elections with reporters from print, television and radio.

Tickets are $25 member and $35 non-member. RSVP online or by email.

04/25/201412:00: Standing Silent Witness in Waukegan for Sexual Assault Awareness

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: Lake County Courthouse, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: The Standing Silent Witness was established by Chicago’s Rape Victim Advocates and is designed to raise public awareness of the issues surrounding sexual violence.

Please contact Victoria by email for more information.

04/25/201412:00: Illinois Campaign for Political Reform Forum: McCutcheon v. FEC and Super PAC Money

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Where: Kirkland and Ellis, LLP, 300 N. LaSalle St., 6th Floor, Chicago

What: The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) will present a forum on “McCutcheon v. FEC and Super PAC Money: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!.” Panelists will discuss the recent Supreme Court decision. Box lunch will be provided.

RSVP by email or by calling ICPR at 312-436-1274. CLE Credit for attorneys is being applied for. Special thanks to Kirkland and Ellis, LLP for their support.

04/25/201416:00: Cocktail Reception for Senator Dick Durbin

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Where: Drinker Biddle, 191 N. Wacker Dr, 37th Floor, Chicago

What: You are invited to join Senator Durbin and friends at Drinker Biddle for a cocktail reception.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Sharon Weber by email or at 312-527-3667.

04/26/201408:30: Congressman Brad Schneider Keynotes Walk to Cure Arthritis Lake County

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Old School Forest Preserve, Libertyville. The entrance and parking area are located on Saint Mary’s Road just south of Route 176, and north of Route 60 (Townline Road).

What: Congressman Brad Schneider will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Walk to Cure Arthritis Lake County. Congressman Schneider is a co-sponsor of Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (H.R. 460) and Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program (H.R. 1827). The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.

Click here to register and for more information on the event.

04/26/201409:00: Rep. Carol Sente Coffee Shop Stop

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 – 10:00 am

Where: Bontá (Italian delicatessen and store), 430 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire.

What: Rep. Carol Sente invites constituents to join her for coffee and conversation on what is happening in Springfield.

04/26/201409:30: Rep. Sam Yingling Veterans Resource Fair with Congressman Brad Schneider

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Grayslake Park District Gymnasium, 240 Commerce Dr., Grayslake

What: State Representative Sam Yingling invites you to a Veterans Resource Fair. Join him and special guest Congressman Brad Schneider as they bring resources for veterans to the 62nd District.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Representative Yingling’s full-time constituent services office at 847-231-6262 or by email.

04/26/201413:00: Rep. Robyn Gabel Satellite Office Opening

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Where: Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka

What: Rep. Robyn Gabel will open a satellite office to listen to ideas you might have about future legislation she might sponsor, answer any questions you might have about what is going on in Springfield and help you cut through the red tape to resolve any problems you might be having with state government. Talk one-to-one with Robyn and her staff.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen McCormick by email.

04/26/201418:30: Links Trivia Block Party

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 6:30 – 10:30 pm

Where: Howard Orloff Imports, 1924 N. Paulina, Chicago

What: Links – North Shore Youth Services will hold a Trivia Block Party featuring a cooking demo by Chef Bill Kim and trivia games with Jeremy Cahnman of Brain Sportz Trivia. There will be food trucks, cocktails and free valet.

Tickets are $125 per person, $75 for ages 21-29. Order here or by calling 847-441-6191 ext. 1.

04/27/201408:00: ZCenter Second Annual 5K Run/Walk “From Here to Healing”

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014. 8:00 am Registration, 9:00 am Walk/Run, 10:00 am Finish line celebration

Where: Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Route 137 and Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

What: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter) in partnership with the Medline Foundation and Brunswick Foundation will host their Second Annual “From Here to Healing” 5K Run/Walk. Support the ZCenter and put a team together today.

Contact Jamie Roberts by email or 847-244-1187 ext. 137 or register here.

04/27/201409:00: Breathe Deep North Shore Fun Run, Walk, Rally and Balloon Launch,

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014. 5K Fun Run 9:00 am, Rally and balloon launch 10:00 am, 2.5/1.5 mile walks 10:30 am

Where: Deerfield High School, Football Field/Track, 1959 Waukegan Road, Deerfield

What: You are invited to participate in the Breathe Deep North Shore Day Fun Run, Rally, Balloon Launch and Walk. The event will include many elected officials who are uniting to support the fight against lung cancer.

Registration fees: Lung cancer survivor Free, Adult $25, Senior (60 years or older) $15, Student (with valid ID) $15, and Youth (13 years or younger) $10. Join or start a team, print mail-in forms or register online here.

04/27/201411:30: Reception for Congressman Brad Schneider with Sen. Dick Durbin

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: The home of Carol and David Golder, 254 Scott Ave., Winnetka

What: The host committee invites you to join them in welcoming special guest U.S. Senator Dick Durbin for a reception in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.

Tickets start at $250. For sponsor levels and to RSVP, click here or contact Ashley by email or at 847-651-9932.

04/27/201413:00: Meet State Treasurer Candidate Sen. Mike Frerichs

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Township Dems HQ., 1310 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights

What: Northwest Suburban Committeemen Ted Mason, Steve Caramelli, Bob Steffen, Mike Cudzik, Matt Flamm and Rob Newvacil invite you to hear first-hand why Democrats need to elect Sen. Mike Frerichs as Illinois State Treasurer. The event is free, with light refreshments provided.

04/27/201414:00: The Stevenson Center on Democracy Program on Saving Cranes

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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

What: The Stevenson Center announces a program with Rich Beilfuss and Hall Healy of the International Crane Foundation who will discuss many aspects of cranes, including their role in conservation related to water supplies and wetlands in Africa, Asia and the United States.

To register and for more information on the program, click here. The cost is $15. Coffee, cookies and conversation will follow.

04/27/201415:00: State Senator Melinda Bush Fundraiser for Congressman Brad Schneider

When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: The home of Jeanne Kearby, 1048 W. Nippersink Rd., Round Lake

What: Please join State Senator Melinda Bush and the host committee for a grassroots fundraiser in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.

Tickets are $50 and sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets and for mailing information, click here or RSVP to Jordan by email or at 847-748-3788.

04/28/201409:00: U.S. Department of Labor Summit on Working Families

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Metcalfe Federal Office Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

What: The White House, the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress will host a Summit on Working Families to set an agenda for a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. Tina Chen, Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls, will lead the Forum.

Register here by Wednesday, April 23, 2014. For more information, please contact Deborah Pascal by email or at 312-353-6985.

04/28/201418:00: Rep. Carol Sente Holds Environment Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting

When: Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: Youth Services Meeting Room,Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire.

What: Rep. Carol Sente will host an Environmental Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting to give local environmental enthusiasts and green organizations the opportunity to engage in discussion on local and state sustainability initiatives and pending legislation affecting the environment that may be voted on during this session. This event is open to the public, and Rep. Sente encourages those who are passionate about environmental issues to attend.

For questions or more information, contact her office at 847-478-9909 or send an email.

04/30/201418:30: Open Communities Celebrates Fair Housing Month with “Know Your Neighbors” Storytelling

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: Wilmette Public Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette

What: Open Communities celebrates the 10th Annual Fair Housing Month with “Know Your Neighbors,” a program by professional storytellers who will share “the wisdom of opening towns, homes and hearts to all humanity. Free and open to the public.

RSVP to Viki Rivkin by email or at 847-501-5760.

Free and Open to the Public

04/30/201419:00: State of the Village: A Community Conversation in Arlington Heights

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 7:00 -9:00 pm (drop in)

Where: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Hendrickson Rooms, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights

What: Community members are invited to attend a “State of the Village” program hosted by the library. Representatives of governmental entities serving the residents of Arlington Heights, including the village, library, park district, school districts 21, 23, 25 and 214 will give a brief presentation on highlights of the past year and future plans. This event is an informational community update; no official business will be conducted by these governmental boards. It will be broadcast on cable TV at a later date. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Deb Whisler, the library’s Director of Communications and Marketing, at 847-506-2613.

05/01/201418:00: Mikva Challenge Civic Leadership Awards and Benefit Dinner

When: Thursday, May 1, 2014. Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm, Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7:00 pm

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

What: The Mikva Challenge celebrates the 15th anniversary of their Civic Leadership Awards and Benefit Dinner and invites you to join them to honor the 2014 recipients, Jonathan Alter, Barbara Goodman Manilow and Alcott College Prep High School. The program will be moderated by Cheryl Burton, ABC-7 Chicago.

Individual tickets $250. Click here to RSVP and for sponsorship levels. Business attire. Discounted valet parking available.

05/02/201419:00: Free Showing of Documentary “Fish Out of Water” at Northbrook Methodist Church

When: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Where: Northbrook United Methodist Church, 1190 Western Ave., Northbrook

What: Northbrook Methodist Church is partnering with Links Pride Youth and PFLAG to present a free screening and discussion of the documentary film, “Fish Out of Water.” The film explores the myths from the Bible that many use to condemn homosexuality. The movie is recommended for 8th graders and older.

05/03/201409:00: A Safe Place Second Annual EmPower 5K Run and Walk

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014. Runners 9:00 am, Walkers 9:15 am

Where: Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville

What: A Safe Place 2nd Annual EmPower 5K Run and Walk will be a fundraising competition among teams and individuals.

Registration is $35 per person, Individual or Team Fundraiser. To register and for more information on the event, click here.

05/03/201412:00: WBAI Kentucky Derby Day in Arlington Heights

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Where: Arlington International Racecourse, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights

What: Join the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) in celebrating the 2014 Kentucky Derby. Bring a date, bring a friend. Prize will be awarded for the Best Derby Hat.

Tickets are $12. To purchase them, contact Monique Austin by email. Event participants are encouraged to ride the Metra to Arlington Race Track.

05/04/201413:00: Northwest Suburban Women Democrats “Swarm at the Hive Party”

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Northwest Suburban Local 1211 Union Office, 2010 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 214, Schaumburg (Salt Creek Office Center, West Frontage Rd., accessed from the north side of Algonquin Rd.)

What: The Northwest Suburban Women Democrats invite “all worker bees” to their first annual “Swarm at the Hive Party” to “buzz about great accomplishments, sip nectar and have fun.”

RSVP by April 30, 2014 to Julie Sass by email or at 847-364-4678.

05/05/201411:00: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch

When: Monday, May 5, 2014. VIP Reception 11:00 am, Lunch and Program 12:00 pm

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

What: Join us at the Tenth Dems tables at Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch 2014: “Funny Thing About Women and Politics…” with Keynote Speaker Lizz Winstead, political satirist and co-creator of “The Daily Show.”

For information on tickets and to reserve your seat with other Tenth Dems, please call 847-702-6635 or send an email.

05/06/201411:30: Israfest Celebrates Israel Independence Day in Daley Plaza

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Daley Plaza, Chicago

What: Join JUF for a Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration featuring Israeli food, performances, flag raising ceremony and exhibits as Chicago’s month-long Israfest begins.

05/07/201418:30: “Leading the Way: Jewish Women’s Voices in Politics”

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Where: North Shore Congregation Israel (NSCI), 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe

What: You are invited to “Leading the Way: Jewish Women’s Voices in Politics,” a program for those who want to know how to be a better advocate or who have ever considered holding public office. Rebecca Sive, author of “Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House” will moderate the panel discussion with Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, Judge Shelly Sutker-Dermer, Niles Township Trustee Marilyn Glazer, District 113 President Margie Sandlow and Amy Zisook, Moraine Township Trustee.

To RSVP, visit the website or call 847-853-8889 for information. This program is free and open to the public.

05/10/201409:00: Lake County Forest Preserves Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Independence Grove Forest Preserve, North Bay Pavilion, 16400 W. Buckley Rd. (Rt. 137), Libertyville (just east of Milwaukee Ave./Rt. 21)

What: The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), Stormwater Management Commission and Lake County Forest Preserves will hold a one-day sale of rain barrels and compost bins at reduced prices. The sale will be held rain or shine, while supplies last. There will also be native plants for sale.

For more information and a link to the flyer, visit the SWALCO website or call 847-336-9340.

05/10/201418:00: CASA Lake County Spring Gala “Casablanca”

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Where: Ravinia, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park

What: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) Lake County’s Spring Gala 2014 celebrates its 20th Anniversary with “Casablanca.” The evening features award presentation, silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and more.

Individual tickets are $350. For more information about the event and to RSVP, click here

05/13/201418:00: Highwood Historical Society Annual Meeting

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Froggy’s French Cafe, 306 Green Bay Rd., Highwood

What: The Highwood Historical Society Annual Meeting will feature Michele Micetich speaking on “The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.” Cash bar and dinner (wine included).

Tickets are $45 per person. Refer to reservation form on Facebook for more information. For questions, contact 847-682-9039. Seating is limited.

05/16/201416:30: YWCA Lake County Women of Achievement Awards Dinner

When: Friday, May 16, 2014. VIP Reception 4:30 pm, Reception and Silent Auction 5:00 pm followed by Dinner and Awards Presentation

Where: Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire

What: The YWCA Lake County invites you to their 36th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner with guest speaker Rea Jacobs and host Evan Whitfield.

General registration $150, VIP registration $200. To RSVP and for more information, click here, or call 847-406-5695.

05/16/201418:00: Benefit for Lake County Honor Flight “Honor Flight The Movie”

When: Friday, May 16, 2014. Doors open 6:00 pm. Show begins 7:00 pm

Where: Genesee Theatre, 203 N Genesee St., Waukegan

What: The Lake County Honor Flight and the Genesee Theatre will present a showing of “Honor Flight The Movie” to benefit the local organization. There will be exhibits and concessions before the film, and a Q&A and an opportunity to meet the veterans after the film.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online, at the North Chicago City Hall, the North Chicago Community Bank and at the Genesee Theatre box office on May 16 at 6:00 pm.

05/18/201414:00: The Stevenson Center on Democracy: Narimon Safavi on Iran-U.S. Relations

When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

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

What: The Stevenson Center program “Potential Rapprochement? Iran and U.S. Beyond the Nuclear Agreement,” will feature Narimon Safavi, Chicago-based Iranian-American entrepreneur and WBEZ commentator, who will speak about the problems and possibilities for future Iran/U.S. relations.

To register and for more information on the program, click here. The cost is $15. Coffee, cookies and conversation will follow.

05/22/201407:30: Jewish National Fund Suburban Breakfast with Tal Brody

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014. Registration 7:30 am, Program 8:00 – 9:00 am

Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe

What: The Jewish National Fund Annual Suburban Breakfast features guest speaker Tal Brody, Israel’s Goodwill Ambassador and University of Illinois basketball legend. Breakfast Chair Steve Lavin, Breakfast Co-Chairs Cindy Schoenstadt and Gordon Schwartz.

There is no cost to attend. Register online or RSVP to 847-656-8880 by May 9, 2104.

06/05/201418:00: Voices for Illinois Children 2014 Annual Awards Dinner

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd., Chicago

What: Voices for Illinois Children invite you to join them as they focus on child health and recognize the outstanding work of Lurie Children’s Hospital. Master of Ceremonies will be Rob Johnson, CBS-2 news anchor.

Register here or contact Debra Marillo by email or at 312-516-5552 for more information.

06/06/201417:30: Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Centennial Gala

When: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Where: Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

What: The Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) Centennial Gala celebrates its 100th year and installation of President Eugena Whitson-Owen. Cocktails 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and dancing.

For more information, contact the WBAI by email or at 312-341-8530.

06/10/201418:30: Open Communities “Say Yes!” Benefit Event

When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Where: The Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston

What: Open Communities invites you to the 5th Annual Miller Award Event, the “Say Yes!” Benefit honoring Father Robert Oldershaw, winner of the Rayna and Marvin Miller Community Justice Award and Ellen and Ed McManus, winners of the Jean R. Cleland Social Action Award. Proceeds benefit the work of Open Communities for inclusive and diversity northern suburbs.

Tickets are $75. Click here to order online and for more information on sponsorship or mailing address, or contact Diana Herrington, Event Coordinator, at 847-501-5760 ext. 411

06/22/201419:30: Links Fundraiser: Preview of Sting’s “The Last Ship”

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Where: Bank of America Theater, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago

What: Links – North Shore Youth Health Service has arranged for group tickets to a Pre-Broadway performance of “The Last Ship,” a new musical with an original score by Grammy Award winner Sting.

Premium Orchestra $210 or Standard Orchestra $150 tickets are limited and may only be purchased by phone at 847-441-6191, extension 1. You will be notified when tickets are ready to be picked up or sent to you by mail. Tickets are not available for resale.

06/28/201408:00: Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund Convention

When: June 28 through July 2, 2014.

Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago

What: Register now for the 43rd Annual Rainbow PUSH and Citizenship Education Fund International Convention. The 2014 theme is “A Quest for Equality and Peace.”

General registration $100, Senior $35 and Student $35. Tickets for event meals are sold separately. Click here to register and for more information on the convention schedule and programs.

07/13/201409:00: A Safe Haven Foundation Annual 5K Run and Chicago Veteran Stand Down

When: Sunday, July 13, 2014, time will be published when available

Where: Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. (Roosevelt Rd. and California Ave.), Chicago

What: A Safe Haven Foundation announces their 4th Annual 5K Run to End Homelessness and the Inaugural Chicago Veteran Stand Down.

Registration will open March 1, 2014. Send an email for details.

09/18/201411:00: Chicago Foundation for Women Annual Luncheon

When: Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Hyatt Regency, 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago

What: Chicago Foundation for Women welcomes Billie Jean King as keynote speaker for their 29th Annual Luncheon and invites you to join them as they celebrate social justice and equality.

To reserve your table, click here or contact Ilda Lagunas at 312-577-2810, TTY 312-577-2803 or by email for more information.

11/04/201406:00: General Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Polls are open from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm.