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  • Lora Shinn 
A young visitor holds a bug at Bug Blast in 2009.

    Lora Shinn A young visitor holds a bug at Bug Blast in 2009.

Get ready for a “Bee Boppin’ ” time.
“Bug Blast,” the Burke Museum staff’s annual day for guests to see bugs, talk to bug experts and enjoy hands-on bug fun, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The 12th installment of the event features return appearances by children’s entertainer Nancy Stewart and “Bug Chef” David George Gordon.
Stewart’s “Bee Boppin’ Bugs” concerts, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., will amuse visitors of all ages, but are especially intended to get youngsters moving and singing.
Gordon brings with him two new recipes this year, for the bravest visitors to help him create. These include “niblets and crickets,” which uses yellow corn and oven-baked crickets, and “centipasto,” a dish of fusilli pasta and pieces of giant South American centipedes. Gordon takes the stage at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Throughout the day, guests also can make bug-themed crafts, try on bug-eye glasses and hold all sorts of insects and arachnids.
The museum is at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE on the UW campus in Seattle.
“Bug Blast” activities are included with museum admission of $6 to $9.50, free for ages 4 and younger. For details: 206-543-5590,
Herald staff
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