If you know of an event that would be of interest to fellow Democrats and Progressives, you may submit an event via our Contact Form. Inclusion in the New Trier Democrats’ Events List – whether it’s a fundraising event for a specific candidate or an event concerning a particular issue – does not mean that the New Trier Democrats have endorsed that candidate or adopted that position on an issue.  Thanks!


February 29, 2020: Wilmette Coffee Meet and Greet for Margaret Stanton McBride, Candidate for IL Supreme Court

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Where: Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette
What: A coffee meet and greet for Margaret Stanton McBride, candidate for Illinois Supreme Court. RSVP merrileecredmond@yahoo.com or just come!


March 1, 2020: Guns in Our Community? Why You Should Care

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield
What: Thirty years after one the nation’s first school shooters opened fire in Hubbard Woods, the subject of guns remains a topic of importance for our community and for our nation. Please join them for a thought provoking interchange as they gather an esteemed and diverse panel of experts representing different viewpoints to inform and educate us. For more information or to register, visit their event webpage.


March 2, 2020: ILDCCA Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards

When: Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
What: The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) holds its 5th Annual Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards. RSVP online, contact Dan Kovats at dan@ildcca.org or call 217-753-3380.


March 3, 2020: Reception for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Co.

When:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: Kirkwood, 2934 North Sheffield, Chicago
What: A fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, the New Trier Democrats’ officially endorsed Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  For questions, email eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com or call 773-562-9559. RSVP online.


March 3, 2020: Wilmette Reception in Support of Denyse Wang Stoneback, Candidate for State Rep., 16th District

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where: The home of Jeff & Cheryl Axelrod, 631 Central Ave., Wilmette
What: A reception in support of Denyse Wang Stoneback, candidate for State Representative, 16th District. RSVP online. Learn more at www.denyseforstaterep.com.


March 5, 2020: State Rep. Gabel’s Chief of Staff Available for Assistance

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:00noon
Where: New Trier Township Hall, 739 Elm St., Winnetka
What: Rep. Robyn Gabel’s Chief of Staff, Karen McCormick, will be available to answer questions about State of Illinois services. Township residents and neighbors are encouraged to drop by during the scheduled office hours.


March 5, 2020: At The Table With Sun-Times Columnists Laura Washington and Lynn Sweet

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020; Cocktails: 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Dinner: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Ariella’s Event Space at Max and Benny’s, 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
What: An in-depth conversation about the election season with Laura Washington, Chicago Sun Times columnist, and Lynn Sweet, Sun Times columnist and Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief.  The dinner will be Dutch Treat – so guests will pick up their own checks. RSVP online.


March 5, 2020: Fundraiser in Support of Marie Newman, Candidate for Congress (IL-3)

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Chicago home of Marilyn Katz and Scott Chambers (address provided upon RSVP)
What: A fundraiser in support of Marie Newman, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Contact Mary-Margaret at mary-margaret@marienewmanforcongress.com with any questions. RSVP online.


March 7, 2020: Personal PAC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Roast

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Suite 101, 688 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Parking available across the street at 728 N. Morgan St.
What: Personal PAC celebrates its 30th Anniversary with roasts honoring founder Marcie Love and former Board Chairs Jerry Newton and Melissa Widen. Register online or visit www.personalpac.org


March 8, 2020: Going Green Matters 2020 – Back to Our Roots

When: Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette
What: Join Go Green Wilmette at their free annual environmental fair, Going Green Matters! This year they focus on trees and how important they are to our planet, communities and well-being. Over 1,400 participants come yearly to view exhibits on sustainable energy and food, community resources, local and national environmental organizations, greening your home and life and active transportation, amongst other eco-topics. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.


March 10, 2020: State Sen. Fine’s Staff Available for Assistance

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
Where: New Trier Township Hall, 739 Elm St., Winnetka
What: State Sen. Laura Fine’s staff members, Shiva Mohsenzadeh and Mike Powers, will be available to answer questions about State of Illinois services. Township residents and neighbors are encouraged to drop by during the scheduled office hours. Please stop by with any forms, letters or official correspondence for expert assistance.


March 17, 2020: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider Illinois Primary Watch Party

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Doors open at 6:30pm
Where: Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff
What: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider host an Illinois Primary Watch Party. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Food and drink available for purchase. RSVP online.


March 18, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 4th Floor, Parasol Room, 2100 Ridge, Evanston
What:  Join Indivisible Evanston for its monthly meeting and find out how you can take action to resist the Trump agenda in 2020, as well as how we can and help support progressive legislation and candidates for office. Indivisible Evanston is pleased to announce that this meeting will feature Canvassing 101 training with Indivisible Chicago & special guest Daniel Biss doing role playing. Canvassing is the most effective tool we have to get out the vote! Learn how canvassing works & what to expect. Gain tips from veterans so you’ll feel confident & comfortable doing the most effective political work there is. If you have questions, please email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com. For more information or to RSVP,  visit their Facebook event page.


March 19, 2020: “Yes You Canvass” Training

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
What: If we’re going to win the most important election of our lifetime, we’re going to need a lot of new canvassers. Unfortunately, canvassing is a stretch for many of us. We don’t want to intrude; we’re wary of talking politics with strangers; we fear we don’t know enough about the issues.  “Yes You Canvass” is a training class designed to get you over it.  We’ll tell you how canvassing works and what to expect; we’ll show you the ropes and answer your questions.  Most newbies will tell you that canvassing is a lot easier than they expected.  We’ll give you the confidence you need to see for yourself. Sponsored by North Shore Indivisible and WIN WISCONSIN!! For more information or to sign-up, contactlaura@northshoreindivisible.com.


March 21, 2020: Camp Casten Volunteer Kickoff Event

When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Walter Sundling Jr. High School, 1100 North Smith St., Palatine
What: Join U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6), New Trier Democrats and volunteers from across the area for a campaign event you won’t want to miss! Camp Casten will be an action-packed day focused on YOU–Sean’s invaluable volunteers. There will be speakers, training, and special guests. Sean cannot win again without volunteers like you stepping up. All skill levels welcome! Sign up online to reserve your spot.


Save the Date for these

New Trier Democrats’ Events


June 27, 2020

New Trier Democrats at Glencoe Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Glencoe – 9:00am to 3:00pm


July 17, 2020

New Trier Democrats at Winnetka Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Winnetka – 9:00am to 5:00pm


July 18, 2020

New Trier Democrats at Wilmette Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Wilmette – 9:00am to 5:00pm


July 20, 2020

New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meet & Greet

Avli Winnetka  – 5:30pm to 7:30pm


September 12, 2020

New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meeting & Picnic

Gillson Park, Wilmette  – 1:00pm to 4:00pm


October 18, 2020

New Trier Democrats’ Annual Dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy, Skokie  – 5:00pm to 9:00pm


December 17, 2020

New Trier Democrats’ Holiday Party

Wilmette Wine Cellar  – 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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