In Home Alone,
Macaulay Culkin foiled two intruders with the aid of marbles and introduced a new generation to the antiquated toy in the process. Though injuring thieves is one way to use them, you can also employ marbles to help break a Guinness world record.
Today, the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City (5235 Oak) invites players to see its collection of more than a million marbles and play in what organizers hope will be the biggest marble tournamen
t ever. At least 1,000 players are needed to break the record. Museum tours begin at 10 a.m., with marble lessons starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until the tournament begins at 3 p.m. at the UMKC Swinney Recreational Center (5100 Rockhill). For more information about the free event, call 816-333-9328 or see toyandminiaturemuseum.com
Sat., Sept. 29, 3 p.m., 2007