Culver area happenings this weekend and beyond

"Pilgrimage to Lake Maxinkuckee" Sat. night
A special Woodcraft Council Fires on the Potawatomi Indians of Lake Maxinkuckee, "Pilgramage to Lake Maxinkuckee," will take place this Sat., July 14, starting at 9 p.m. Parking is at the lot near State Roads 10 and 117, or adjacent to Culver Academies' tennis courts.
Other Woodcraft centennial special events include the U.S. Postal Service’s souvenir pictorial postmark July 20 and 21 at the registration site at Culver Academies; the centennial pageant ("Totem of the Beaver") on the Academies football field July 20 at 9:15 p.m; the Summer Schools Garrison Parade Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m.; a special exhibit of Indian art at The Crisp Visual Arts Center (Sundays in July from 1 to 5 p.m.); and a special exhibit on the famous founders of the camp, and its history, is on display this summer at the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop, 102 S. Main Street in downtown Culver.

Book signing July 13
Author and Culver native Russell Leonard will be on hand to sign copies of his novel, “My Summer as a Cub,” at the Culver Coffee Company on Lake Shore Drive, Friday, July 13. The author, a retired Indianapolis Star editor, is the son of the late Dr. Ralph Olds Leonard, a longtime orthodontist at Culver Military Academy.

Water conservation requested by town
Due to the lack of significant rainfall, residents are encouraged by the town of Culver to take steps to conserve water outside as well as inside their homes. Details, including suggestions on specific methods of conserving may be found online at Those with questions or concerns please contact town hall at 574-842-3140.

Community meal at Grace July 15
Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. All are invited to this free, ecumenical event whose purpose is to share a friendly meal in a welcoming, community atmosphere. The meals are held on the 15th day of each month in the basement of the church.

Public hearing on golf carts Monday
Marshall County commissioners will seek input from the public Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m., , in Room 203 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson St. in Plymouth, on allowing golf carts access on county roads. An ordinance to allow golf carts on certain county roads around lakes was passed on first reading in a June meeting, but will be up for discussion before proceding, on Monday.

Fire Dept. golf scramble Aug. 11
The Culver-Union Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept’s Bill Snyder Memorial four-man golf scramble will take place Sat., Aug. 11, with tee-off at 2 p.m., at Mystic Hills golf course. The event will have a “Beer, Bands, and Brats” theme, with Marshall County-based band Greenfire starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, which includes food and live music. Beer is $2 per cup and mixed drinks are available at course cost. Contact 574-952-2809 or any firefighter for more information.

Maxinkuckee Players’ "Crazy for You" schedule
Maxinkuckee Players summer of 2012 musical “Crazy for You” is a romantic comedy filled with Gershwin music. All six performances will be at the Culver Community High School auditorium starting with opening night July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Other opportunities to see this show include: July 29 at 4 p.m., Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 4 p.m.
Sponsorship in our program is available through the deadline July 13. For further information, please contact Lenore Jones at

Wesley Preschool senior class openings
The Wesley Preschool senior class, age 4 by Aug. 1, has openings for this fall. Classes meet Monday, Wed and Fri beginning after Labor Day. For more information, please call Jennifer Luttrell at 574-250-3852.

Tutors needed
Tutors are needed for A Better Chance 2 Learn, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weekly beginning Aug. 27, at the Culver Public Library. Training will take place in Mentone Wednes days and Thursdays. Adult must be able to pass a short screening test, background check, and able to tutor. Call Tina Bailey for more information, at 574-505-1028.

Kids’ art classes next week
A one-week kids’ art camp will meets daily the week of July 16 through 20. Activities are targeted toward ages 5 to 10, but all are welcome. Explored will be the works of famous artists and students will create their own “works of art.” Register by July 11. Cost is $20 per child. The class will meet in the basement of St. Mary of the Lake Church Mon. and Tues., 10 a.m. to noon, and Wed. through Fri., 2 to 4 p.m. Please call 574-274-7097 or email for registration information.

Kiwanis raffle tickets available
Tickets are available for the Culver Kiwanis Club’s annual raffle to benefit local charities. Prizes include $35,000 towards the choice of a vehicle from Oliver Ford Lincoln of Plymouth, or $25,000 cash. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50, and are available at Osborne’s Mini-Mart and Park N’ Shop in Culver, or from members of Culver Kiwanis Club. Drawing will be held July 21 after Lake Fest fireworks in Culver’s town park. Inquiries may be directed to or 317-363-6681.

Kiwanis golf outing July 20
Culver Kiwanis Club’s annual golf tournament and outing will take place Friday, July 20, at Mystic Hills golf course in Culver. The shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Cost is $280 per foursome or $70 per person. Event coordinators are seeking additional sponsors for the event,

Quilt show at Wesley July 20 wkd
A Quilt Show sponsored by Susanna Quilters, “Something Old, Something New,” will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 511 School Street in Culver during Lake Fest weekend. The show will be open to the public Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

Lake Max canoe-kayak ‘poker run’
Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council and the Lake Maxinkuckee Associ ation -- in conjunction with Culver’s 2012 Lake Fest Committee -- will sponsor a Canoe, Kayak & SUP Poker Run on Lake Maxinkuckee Friday, July 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants pick up playing cards along routes and return to the launch area by 7:45. Those with the best poker hand will win first prize. Learn more at

Corn roast, Firemen’s Fest July 28
A longtime annual tradition, the Culver Lions Club’s corn roast, held in the town park, will take place Saturday evening, July 28, starting at 4 p.m. Fresh-roasted corn on the cob, hamburgers,and more are part of the cost of the meal.
The annual Culver Firemen’s Festival is also part of the lineup. Taking place outside the fire station on Lake Shore Drive, the event includes games, play activities for children, and much more.

Spanish class for children
A Spanish class for children will take place Thursdays through Aug 2 at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Activities are aimed at children aged 5 to 10, but older children are welcome. Registration is $20 for the first child, $15 for additional sibling(s). No child turned away due to lack of money. Please call 574-274-7097 or email for registration information.

Wednesday night play group
Parents with young children are invited to join the fun Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. for fun and games at St. Mary of the Lake Church’s weekly play group. No registration is required. Families will meet in the church basement and will likely head to the park following.

Friends book sale Aug. 3, 4
The Friends of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library will hold a book sale Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the lower level of the library. Book donations are always welcome and may be dropped off at the circulation desk at the library.

Safe Routes sidewalk work underway
Residents are advised that construction has startedon Culver’s INDOT “Safe Routes to School” project, with completion planned for July 31. Work will be on School, Ohio, Main, and Davis Streets. Streets and/or sidewalks may be temporarily inaccessible during this time. Questions may be directed to Culver’s town hall at 574-842-3140.

CCSC summer food program
Culver Community Schools’ Summer Food Service Program for Children provides free meals for children 18 years of age and younger and people with disabilities regardless of age who participate in special education programs. All other adults may purchase a lunch for $3 and/or breakfast for $1.50. Call Carin Clifton at 574-842-3391 ext. 3113 with questios and for location details.

Farmer’s Market is open
Culver’s Farmer’s Market has opened, at the corner of Jefferson and Ohio Streets near downtown Culver. Every Saturday, vendors will be selling items from 9 a.m. to noon.

MCJFL seeks donations
The Marshall County Junior Football League’s Culver branch is looking to the community to help purchase jerseys, buy awards, and secure game officials. This year’s goal is $7,500. Gold sponsorships are $300, silver $275, and bronze $150. Sponsors’ names will be featured on jerseys and the team banner at games. Make checks payable to MCJFL-Culver and please send by Aug. 1 to Stephanie Schaller, 4060 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, 46534.

Remembrance bricks
The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is accepting orders for Heritage Park Remembrance Bricks at Heritage Park, corner of Main and Jefferson Streets in Culver. Individuals may also order the bricks for their homes. All brick donations to the Society are tax deductible. Bricks may be ordered from Charlotte Hahn, 574-842-3267.