Shortcuts October 24 2001

Macon, Ga.
This South Georgia town celebrates the legacy of the Tiffany name with The Art of Tiffany, which features two collections: Lamps of Tiffany, an exhibit showing 43 lamps and two leaded-glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany; and Quiet Elegance, an array of more than 400 pieces of 19th-century silver flatware and table setting designs produced by Tiffany & Co. from 1845-1905. The lamp collection belongs to Egon and Hildegard Neustadt; Alabama doctor William P. Hood Jr. owns the silver. Nov. 9-Feb.3. Mon.-Thurs., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. $4-$7. Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road. 478-477-3232 or www.masmacon.com

Asheville, N.C.
Bakers and builders are no doubt getting geared up for Christmas while preparing to compete in the eighth annual Gingerbread House Competition. Entrants will make a house completely of edible products and deliver the abode Nov. 12 to the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, where it will be judged at 6 p.m. The edible dwellings will be on display Nov. 15-Dec. 29. A free gingerbread house-making workshop is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the inn. To enter the contest, call 800-438-0050 ext. 8045. www.groveparkinn.com

Jackson, Miss.
The Junior League of Jackson isn't wasting any time getting ready for the holiday season either. They've scheduled the Mistletoe Marketplace Nov. 8-10. More than 100 merchants from around the United States display their wares during this holiday shopping affair. There's also a raffle, a coffeehouse (complete with desserts) and gift wrapping for items just purchased. Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; and Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 601-948-2357. www.jljackson.org??

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