Culver: March 23 and beyond...
Easter egg hunt March 23
Culver’s annual Easter Egg hunt will take place Saturday, March 23, starting at 10 a.m. at the Culver town park, for ages 2 through 4th grade. The Easter Bunny will be here so bring your camera! The event is sponsored by the Culver park and recreation department.
Little League sign-ups
Culver Little League will hold sign-ups at the Culver Union Twp. Library Saturday, March 23, noon to 3 p.m.
Siren tests March 27
Indiana’s 2013 Severe Weather Preparedness Week will take place March 24 through 30, according to Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director. A state-wide siren test will be conducted Wednesday, March 27 (weather permitting), with one test between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and the second test between 7:30 and 8 p.m. The backup drill day will be Thursday, March 28.
Sidewalk sharing apps April 1
Applications for the 2013 Sidewalk Program will be available beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, April 1 at Town Hall.
Completed applications for the program will be reviewed in the order they are received. You will need the measurements for sidewalk, curb or combination you are replacing in order to complete the application.
If approved, sidewalks will be reimbursed at $2.75 per square foot, curbing at $14 per lineal foot, and curb/sidewalk combination at $26 per lineal foot.
Seasonal workers sought
The Town of Culver is accepting applications for seasonal street department workers. Applicants must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. The work will entail working outside in all weather conditions: driving, lifting, trench work and other duties as may be determined by the supervisor. The pay will range from $8 to $10 hourly, based on experience. Applications may be picked up at Town Hall, 200 E Washington St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F. Completed applications must be received by 4 p.m. April 5, 2013. EOE
St. Mary’s daycare apps for fall 2013
St. Mary of the Lake Childcare Ministry (daycare) is now accepting applications for fall, 2013. Call 574-842-3488 for more information or to register. New informational brochures are also available on the program.
Songbird rehab at CUTPL
Pat Knight, bird rehabilitator and president of Songbirds of Northern Indiana Inc., will be at the Culver-Union Township Public Library to explain the value of songbirds and rehabilitation. The program will be held Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. in the large meeting room.
Fish fry fund-raiser March 29
The VFW Post 6919 is holding an all-you-can eat fish fry fundraiser on Good Friday, March 29, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also included will be baked beans, slaw, and dessert for $8 a dinner. All proceeds go to medical and rehabilitation costs for one of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary members.
Community meal at St. Mary’s April 1
The March community meal at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church on College Ave. will be held Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. rather than its usual date of the 30th. March 30th falls on Holy Saturday this year, so the church will observe the holy day that evening. The April community meal will be held Tuesday, April, 30 as usual.
Walking Club info mtg April 1
Those interested in getting more exercise, losing weight, and feeling better are encouraged to take part in the Culver Park and Recreation Department’s 1 Million Steps to Success Walking Club. An informational meeting will take place in the beach lodge April 1 at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
SAT, ACT prep at Culver Comm. HS
S.A.T. and A.C.T. preparation language portion classes at Culver Community High School will begin April 2 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:20 a.m. Beginning April 3, the math portion will continue every Wednesday and Friday at 7:20 a.m. The S.A.T. test will be offered May 4 at Culver Academies. Registration deadline is April 5 (late registration is April 19) The A.C.T. test will be offered June 8 at Kokomo, South Bend and Elkhart. Registration deadline is May 3. (Alternate S.A.T. test date is June 1 at Culver Academies).
Scholarships for current students
Current college students may be eligible for scholarships through the Pulaski County Community Foundation. Applications will be available March 15 for the Gary M. Schnapf Memorial 4-H Scholarship, the K. Stuart Gast Scholarship, and the Ralph E. Winters Scholarship. Students must apply online through the Pulaski County Community Foundation’s webpage at www.pulaskionline.org. Deadline for applications is April 12, 2013. For more information on these or any other PCCF scholarships, please call 574-946-0906 or email Kim Krause, Scholarship Coordinator at email@example.com.
School pics April 4
A reminder to parents that Culver Elementary School pictures will take place Thurs., April 4.
Baked potato supper for the food pantry
Trinity Lutheran Church of Culver will hold a baked potato supper Friday, April 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with proceeds going to support the Culver food pantry. The event will take place at the train station-depot at 615 Lake Shore Drive in Culver. Cost is $7 for adults, 12 and under are $4. Included is a baked potato with all the fixins, pies, cakes, coffee, and lemonade; carry outs are available.
Friends book sale April 25-27
The Friends of the Culver-Union Township Public Library will hold their first book sale of the year starting Thursday, April 25 with evening hours from 4 to 7 p.m., a new feature this year. On Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Later in the year, book sales will be held June, September and a bag sale in October. Anyone wishing to donate books can bring them to the circulation desk at the Culver Library during library hours.
Chairs sought for Chairs for Charity
Doing your spring cleaning? Want to get rid of that old chair in the basement? Culver Tri Kappa members are seeking chairs that can be decorated for their Chairs for Charity event that will be held this summer. Thoe with a chair to donate for this worthy cause, please contact Judy Sawhook at 574-842-2861.
Rent a sale space at the park
Spaces are available for rent at the Culver town park to sell items during the town wide garage sale, April 26 and 27. The price is $10 per space, per day. Applications may be picked up at the Culver town hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions may be directed to Kelly at 574-842-3510.
Endangered Heritage exhibit at museum
The Center for Culver History will host “Endangered Heritage,” a traveling exhibit of the Indiana Historical Society which seeks to educate local communities and funders about the need for good collections stewardship and gives examples of the dangers to objects in collections and information about the collections care needs of Indiana’s organizations. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 6, and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warner Williams exhibit at museum
Ongoing at The Center for Culver History is a display of the art of Culver Academies 20-year artist-in-residence and Culver resident Werner Williams. The museum’s open hours (Tuesday- Friday: 12 to 6 and Saturday, 10 to 2). The museum is located on the ground floor of the Culver Library (574-842-2941).
New Culver history notecards available
The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is offering a new series of eight historic note cards, available at the Center for Culver History, the AHS museum, and at various establishments around town. At the museum, members always receive a 10 percent discount on merchandise.
VFW bingo returns
Culver’s VFW Post 6919 is happy to announce Saturday bingo has resumed Saturdays at 7 p.m. There is a $500 jackpot, and cards are $1 each or six for $5. Hot Ball costs an additional $1. The kitchen opens 5:30. Come enjoy our fresh made onion rings which are only available on Saturday nights.
Culver to host “Michiana’s Rising Star” event
WNIT Public Television has announced the Culver Academies Eppley auditorium will host one of the five regional competitions of “Michiana’s Rising Star,” a search for the brightest and best talent in the entire Michiana region, Saturday, June 15. The five top performers will compete at the WNIT studio each evening from July 28 through, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and “Michiana’s Rising Star.” The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and the opportunity to appear on WNIT programs. Visit the contest web site at wnit.org or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.