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, theicecreamhotel.com, 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 email@example.com 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 www.culver.lib.in.us.
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 lakemaxchallenge.com and facebook.com/lakemaxchallenge. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 culverlakefest.com.
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.
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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-842-3391.