Another busy summer weekend in Culver

In addition to this being Culver Academies Summer Schools Homecoming weekend, there's plenty of "cool" fun in the next few days, in spite of the hot temperatures outside.

Culver’s VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve a choice between 8 ounce sirloin steak and baked po­tato dinner, or smothered pork chops with rice pilaf and green beans dinner this Friday, July 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dinners include salad and a dessert, and take place at the Post, 108 E. Washington Street. The public is welcome.

The Maxinkuckee Play­ers will “take the show on the road” this summer when they perform “Nun­sense: The Mega-Musical” for performances in several area communities. These include: 7:30 p.m. this Fri­day, July 22 at the Argos High School auditorium. Other shows in Argos are as follows: July 24, 4 p.m.; July 27, 7:30 p.m.; July 29, 7:30 p.m.; July 30, 7:30 p.m.; and July 31, 4 p.m. Showtimes in Bremen are: Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 7, 4 p.m. Showtimes for North Judson are: Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 14, 4 p.m. Showtimes for Culver are: Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 21, 4 p.m. All shows will take place at local time. For questions or group tick­ets, contact Becky Liechty, 574-941-2343.

The Antiquarian and His­torical Society of Culver and the Bike Barn at 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, will hold an historical tour-by-bicycle of the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, on Sat­urday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m., starting at the Bike Barn. Riders are encouraged to bring their own bicycles, bring their own helmets, and hydrate fully before the ride, which should last between 60 and 90 minutes and cover around ten miles round trip. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the end of the ride, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Bike Barn at 574-842-3606 or email janet@bikebarn­

The Culver Lions Club’s corn roast, held in the town park, will take place Saturday evening, July 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Fresh-roasted corn on the cob, hamburgers, and more are part of the cost of the meal. The annual Fire­men’s Festival will take place outside the fire station on Lake Shore Drive, the event includes games, play activi­ties for children, and much more. This year’s event will also feature the “Lions Club Vision Van” during the corn roast. Everyone is welcome to have their vision screened at the van for no charge.

The Lake Maxinkuckee Association will hold its annual hog roast and auction Saturday, July 23, at the Culver Ma­rina at 6 p.m.
The live auction features several spectacular items, plus there will be a silent auction and a $500 door prize. This is a great family evening open to the public. Buy tickets at the door or from any LMA board member.

Local members of Culver’s pioneer families will gather July 26 in honor of the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the first European settlers to the area. Located on Culver Academies’ property at the southeast corner of State Road 10 and Queen Road, a hand-carved stone monument commemorates the arrival on the afternoon of July 26, 1836. Descendants have made plans to improve signage for the monument in time for its 76th birthday next year. The fam­ilies (many of them already related to each other by mar­riage) included the Logans, Voreises, Morrises, Thomp­sons, Dicksons, McDonalds, Brownlees, Houghtons, Blakeleys, Lawsons, and others. Interested members and friends of the settler families are invited to contact The Rev. John Houghton at 574-842-2402 or, or to join the new Facebook group for “Mar­shall County Pioneers.”

And don't forget, next weekend is Sidewalk Days in Culver!