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Turn The North Shore Red With Poinsettias

A recap of things to do around the North Shore this weekend.

Thursday
Dec. 12 is Poinsettia Day, in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first American minister to Mexico. Poinsett brought this colorful plant back to the U.S. and gave them as gifts. Purchase the holiday plant for friends and family (or yourself) for 20 percent off here by calling in your order and referring to the discount code “11G.” Follow this month-by-month guide to keep the plants healthy year-round. 


Friday
Dec. 14 is National Bouillabaisse DayThe fish soup is believed to have originated in Marseilles, France and is popular all around the Mediterranean and in New Orleans. Celebrate with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s bouillabaisse recipe.

Wheel Throwing Night
Bring a friend and your favorite music to enjoy while you create something great. Try the wheel or hand build your own clay creation in the Takiff Center Ceramic Studio.

Saturday
Write Through Chicago - Book Signing
Books on Vernon invites you to meet Glencoe author and resident Bob Boone as he signs his new book, Write Through Chicago: 40 Creative Writing Prompts for Developing Writers.

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