The Door County Democrats will host the annual Thomas Paine Dinner on May 7; the social begins at 6:30 pm, with dinner to follow at 7 pm. State Senator Kathleen Vinehout will be the featured speaker. Vinehout is a dynamic speaker and an award-winning dairy and organic farmer. The event honors Thomas Paine, revolutionary era progressive, author of Common Sense and other essays that brought the concepts of independence and social justice to the populace. The cost is $30 per person; reservations required by May 2. For reservations, mail a check to Democratic Party of Door County, PO Box 863, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235; or visit secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2016tpdinner. The Thomas Paine Dinner will be held at Door County Fire Company, 38 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. For more information contact Bill Perloff at 920.839.9282 or [email protected].