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
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