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Bluegrass Bakery prepares traditional Christmas breads, cakes

The 22nd annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival will be March 8 to 10. See details on Page B4.
The 22nd annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival will be March 8 to 10. See details on Page B4.

Bluegrass Baking Co. is making traditional breads and cakes for your Christmas meals or gift-giving. The bakery, 3101 Clays Mill Road, in Stonewall Center, is making stollen; traditional jam cake; fruitcake; and bûche de Noël, the French yule log that's made with buttercream, genoise and marzipan decorations. Call (859) 296-0581 to order; the deadline is 4 p.m. Friday. The store will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Christmas Eve.

A feast fit for the Epiphany

Midway Christian Church is celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6 with a medieval menu prepared by chef Ouita Michel of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway. The feast will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Midway College Piper Dining Hall, 512 East Stephens Street.

The Feast of the Epiphany, which dates to the third century, today celebrates the manifestation of God in the birth of Jesus and the visitation of the wise men, or magi, to Jesus soon after his birth. Historically, the Epiphany also has marked the baptism of Christ and the miracle at Cana.

The feast will begin with the traditional parade of the boar's head, led by bagpiper Malcolm McGregor. The buffet will include roast hog stuffed with sausages, honey-roasted chicken, saffron rice pilaf, carrot pudding with currants and dates, sweet-and-sour cabbage and lentils, king cake, poached pears, and candied pine nuts. Appetizers include ancient Turkish flat bread, cheese and walnut dip, spiced toasted almonds, spelt bread and olives. Entertainment will be provided by Muzik, a medieval group that plays authentic replicas of ancient instruments.

The cost is $30, $15 for ages 11 to 18, free for children 10 and younger. Call Midway Christian Church at (859) 846-4102 or go to Midwaychristian.org.

Sipping for a good cause

Tickets are on sale for the 22nd annual Cincinnati International Wine Festival, which will be March 8 to 10. The Midwest's premier wine festival, presented by Cincinnati Magazine and Kroger, will feature more than 600 domestic and international selections from more than 100 wineries.

The wine festival is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 that benefits 30 Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky charities. Call (513) 723-9463 or go to Winefestival.com for events and locations.

Good Foods offerings

Good Foods Market & Café, 455 Southland Drive, has a variety of classes and events planned for January:

■ Meet local producers at Sampling Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 7.

■ Dietitian Beth Loiselle will discuss the basics of a healthful eating plan, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $12.

■ Master herbalist Jim Spalding will discuss how diabetes can be treated with natural herbal remedies, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $12.

■ Ingrid Richards Adams, assistant extension professor, nutrition and weight management, will present healthy eating and exercise tips for children at the Green Sprouts Kids Club, 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 28.

■ Loiselle will talk about whole grains, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28. $12.

Call (859) 278-1813 or go to Goodfoods.coop.

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