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The Haymaker’s Farmers Market in Kent has begun a full season of indoor winter markets this year.

The markets are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through May 18, except Dec. 22 and 29, when the market will be closed for the holidays.

The Haymaker Holiday Markets will be Dec. 8 and 15, also from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when vendors will be stocked with items for making holiday meals and for giving as holiday gifts.

All of the winter markets are at Junction 211, 211 Cherry St., corner of Franklin Street in Kent.

Cookie walk for cancer club

The Falls Cancer Club is hosting a cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 to help raise money for its organization.

The cookie walk will be at the First Christian Church, 2253 Third St., (intersection of Second and Third streets and Stow Avenue) in Cuyahoga Falls. Cookies will be baked and ready to go and available for purchase by the pound.

Falls Cancer Club is a nonprofit group of volunteers who donate 100 percent of their fundraising profits to help cancer patients with doctor bills, prescriptions, hospital beds and other treatment.

For more information call 330-929-2796.

Cooking demo in Hudson

Clevelander Maria Isabella, author of the new book In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs: 35 Fabulous Meals in About an Hour, will hold a cooking demonstration and book signing at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Hudson Library, 96 Library St., Hudson.

In her book, Isabella posed the same challenge to 35 local chefs: If you were suddenly to get a call at home from good friends who wanted to stop by, what would you prepare for them in one hour or less? Her book is filled with the recipes that were their answers.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Copies will be available for purchase at the event. Call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010 or register online at www.hudsonlibrary.
org.

New wine bar opens

Susan Mozingo, owner of Regency Wine Sellers, 115 Ghent Road, Fairlawn, has announced the opening of her new wine bar.

The Wine Bar at Regency is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The retail wine shop remains open.

The new bar features small plates by Raphael Vaccaro, owner of Vaccaro’s Trattoria in Bath Township.

Two holiday tasting events are set: From 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 20 new wines from Traderman Distributors will be offered at $1 per taste. From 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, another tasting will feature a selection of vintages for $25 including appetizers. Reservations are required for the Dec. 6 event. Phone 330-836-3447.

Gingerbread contest is on

The Stark County District Library is accepting entries for its 10th annual Gingerbread House Contest.

The contest is primarily for children, but adult entries are welcome too. To enter, simply decorate a gingerbread house and bring it to the Main Library Children’s Department, 715 Market Ave. N., Canton, by Dec. 4.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Dec. 6 at the annual Light Up Downtown. Entries will be judged based on uniformity of baking, design and construction, decoration and imagination.

Categories include Children’s Creations, Family or Group Projects and People’s Choice. Children in fifth grade or younger may create a house from pre-baked goods such as graham crackers, but contestants older than 10 are asked to bake their own gingerbread.

For complete contest rules, visit www.starklibrary.org or phone 330-450-0665.

Lisa Abraham can be reached at 330-996-3737 or at labraham@thebeaconjournal.com. Find me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @akronfoodie or visit my blog at www.ohio.com/blogs/lisa.