Culver happenings - June 22 wkd and beyond

Book release ice cream party Saturday at CCC
Copies of Culver author Jack Johnston’s new chil­dren’s book, “Ice Cream Hotel,” will be available -- and Johnston available to sign them -- at a book re­lease/ice cream party at the Culver Coffee Company on Lake Shore Drive this Sat­urday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids who drop by can receive two free ice cream cones with purchase of the book.
Learn more at the book’s website,, or on its Facebook page.

Lake Association auction and hog roast June 23
The Lake Maxinkuckee Association will hold it an­nual hog roast and auction Saturday, June 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 to benefit the Cul­ver Lake Patrol. The event is open to the public. Buy tickets at the door or from any LMA board member.

Monterey FD Hog Ride Saturday
Monterey Fire Department is sponsoring its second annual “Hog Ride” motor­cycle event Saturday, June 23, starting at the Monterey fire station. Tickets are $15 per person and $10 per pas­senger; riders eat for $5, and non-riders for $10. A hog roast will include live band and activities, and proceeds go to benefit the fire department.

Spanish class for children
A Spanish class for chil­dren will take place Thursdays June 28 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.

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 com­mence at School Street and moving south to Ohio, ending at the intersection of 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.

MCJFL sign-up dates
Culver’s Marshall Coun­ty Junior Football League youth football sign-ups will take place June 23 (9 a.m. to noon). Please sign up at the open garage doors on the west side of the Culver Community High School. Note: players must be 7 years old by July 31 and weigh at least 45 pounds.

Crazy for Horses Book Club June 26
CUTPL’s Margaret Cart­er will host the new book club, “Crazy for Horses” Tuesday, June 26 at noon. Michael Korda’s “Horse People” is this month’s se­lection. It is a story of a life­time love affair with horses, and of the bonds that have linked humans with horses for more than ten-thousand years.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret Carter at 574-842-2941 or visit our web­site at

Miss Max sign-ups June 27
Sign-ups for this year’s Lake Fest Miss Max­inkuckee pageant will be held Wednesday, June 27, at the Culver beach lodge in the town park. Sign-ups for Princess (ages 4 through 6) and Little Miss (ages 7 through10) start at 7 p.m., and for Junior Miss (ages 11 through 14) and Miss Max (ages 15 through 18) are at 8 p.m.
For more information call Susie Norwich, 574-298-5970; Jean E. Overmyer, 317-513-5216; or Chelsea Bramfeld, 740-994-8611. The Miss Max pageant will be held at the west pavilion in the Culver town park on Lake Fest kickoff night, Friday, July 20 at 6 p.m.

Lake Max Challenge paddleboarding June 30
Culver will host In­diana’s first-ever World Paddle Board Association sanctioned Stand Up Pad­dleboard (SUP) race Sat­urday, June 30 via the the Lake Max Challenge. The Lake Max Challenge will start at the beach lodge at Culver’s town park, 819 E. Lake Shore Drive. Parking and launching will be off the east end of the town beach. Learn more or reg­ister at and Or con­tact 574.889.0022.

Lake Patrol golf out­ing July 6
A golf outing to benefit the Lake Maxinkuckee As­sociation Lake Patrol will be held Friday, July 6 at Mystic Hills Golf Club. Registration and range balls are at 1 p.m. Florida scram­ble starts at 2 p.m.; awards following at the Mystic Hills Club House. The event is open to the pub­lic. Individuals and teams are needed and welcome. Email to register and with ques­tions.

Lake Max canoe-kayak ‘poker run’
Lake Maxinkuckee Envi­ronmental Council and the Lake Maxinkuckee Associ­ation -- 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

CCSC summer food program
Culver Community Schools’ Summer Food Service Program for Chil­dren (SFSP) 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. Locations in­clude Culver High School, Culver Elementary School, former Monterey Elemen­tary School, Aubbeenaubee Township Community Building, Ora Gospel Cha­pel Church, Culver Public Library.

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 August 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.

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.

CCHS cheer coach sought
Culver Community High School is seeking a head cheer coach for the 2012-13 school year. Interested applicants should direct all inquiries to Andy Thomas, Athletic Director, Culver Community High School,, 574-842-3391.