The Pinewood Derby is not a wooden hat. It's an event in which Cub Scouts carve miniature racers out of wooden blocks and race them down a sloped track in a battle for coveted uniform badges. This weekend you can watch the little woodsmen of Pack 11 wield sandpaper and saws as they gear up for the competition. And if you're feeling a little industrious, you can even make a car of your own. For all you pinewood newbies out there, here's a little advice: When it comes to winning the big race, don't worry too much about aerodynamics. Weight and lack of friction are what will shoot you past the finish line. Make sure your car weighs exactly five ounces (that's the max) and be sure to grease up those axles. Dale Earnhardt would be proud. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 3. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 4. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. For information, call... More >>>