Harlem Globetrotters let fans determine rules of the game in Oklahoma City on Feb. 9
Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment, taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to Chesapeake Energy Arena at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 9.
For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, your family’s smiles will begin before you even get to the show. Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.
Go online with your kids to harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.
Tickets, starting at $20, are on sale now at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.com, the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlem
Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one — shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime. After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.
This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Special K Daley and Flight Time Lang. They will join many other fan favorites, including 7-foot-8 Tiny Sturgess (the Guinness World Record holder as the World’s Tallest Professional Basketball Player), 5-foot-2 Too Tall Hall (the shortest Globetrotter ever), and female star T-Time Brawner.
The North American leg of the 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour will tip off on Dec. 26 and will run through April 2013. The team will play more than 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.
Sam Noble Museum offers discovery lab featuring dolls, dancers and deities
Students in first through third grade will learn about kachinas in Southwestern cultures through stories, artifacts and exhibits in Dolls, Dancers and Deities, a new Discovery Lab to be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Sam Noble Museum.
The lab will begin with a visit to the museum’s new temporary exhibit, Dancers and Deities: Kachinas from the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection. Participants will work on various activities, including creating kachina figures.
Dolls, Dancers and Deities is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Discovery Labs are designed for children and youth who love science, culture and natural history. Participants can explore museum galleries and collections, meet scientists, do real fieldwork and get hands on with crafts and science experiments. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To enroll, call 325-1008.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus at Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling 325-4712 or at snomnh.ou.edu.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and up, and $3 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under receive complimentary admission. Discounts are available for military personnel and their immediate families.
Vendors sought for North craft show
The Edmond North High School band is having its annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and is still accepting vendors. The show is at the school, 215 E. Danforth, and will offer a variety of crafts, gifts, jewelry, food items and more. Last year the show had about 50 vendors from across the state. Interested vendors can visit www.enhsband.com for more information.
Creek Boutique coming
Creek Boutique is Prairie Vale Elementary School’s holiday market and craft show. It will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Area shoppers are invited to stop by and get holiday shopping finished early.
North schedules BALTO Golf Tourney
North High School Student Council has scheduled one of the first fundraising events for BALTO (Bringing a Light to Others). The BALTO Golf Tournament is scheduled at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 with a shotgun start at Kickingbird Golf Course. Cost is $100 per person and the price includes range balls, carts and dinner after the round. A four-man scramble with prizes for first, second and third, as well as ball closest to the pin and longest drive will be awarded. Mulligans will be sold at $5 per mulligan. Sponsoring a hole is $200 and the buyer may choose what the sign says.
For an application, contact Kyle Story at 973-4569. Applications are due Oct. 26. Mail them to Edmond North High School, 215 W. Danforth Road, Edmond, OK 73003 or Kyle Story at 1816 Rising Star Lane, Edmond, OK 73034.
Harlem Globetrotters let fans determine rules of the game in Oklahoma City on Feb. 9
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