Happening in Culver this weekend and next week (June 17 - on)

Besides the National C Scow Regatta happening this weekend (story to follow), here's a rundown of some weekend and other current events in Culver...

Culver history bike ride June 18
The Bike Barn, at 103 Lake Shore Drive in Cul­ver, will once again team up with the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver for a bicycle tour of the town of Culver on Saturday, June 18, start­ing at 9:30 a.m. at the Bike Barn. Bicyclists are invited to bring their own bikes and helmets for the free event, which will be led by Jeff Kenney of the Society and is expected to cover no more than four to five miles of riding. Questions may be directed to 574-842-3606, or online via www.bike­barnculver.com.

Taste of Culver June 18
The Culver Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Culver festival returns Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jefferson Street between Main and Ohio Streets.
This year’s Caribbean-themed event will feature many of Culver’s well-loved restaurants offerings samples of their fare at sample prices. Steel drum player Kent Arn­sbarger (www.kentarnsbarger.com) will play during the event, whose proceeds benefit Chamber activities. The Chamber’s website is www.culverchamber.com.

Miss Max signup
Dates have been an­nounced for area young la­dies to sign up for the Cul­ver Lake Fest’s 2011 “Miss Maxinkuckee” pageant. Sign-up will be Tuesday, June 21, at the Culver Town Park beach lodge. Sign-up for Princess (ages 4 to 6) and Little Miss (ages 7 to 10) is 7 p.m., and sign-up for Junior Miss (ages 11 to 14) and Miss Max (ages 15 to 18) os 8 p.m. The Miss Max Pageant will be held at the West Pavilion in the Town Park Friday, July 15, at 6 p.m.
For more information call Susie Norwich (574-298-5970), Jean E. Overmyer (317-513-5216), or Chelsea Bramfeld (740-994-8611).

L’MAX tour registration open
The L’MAX Lake Fest Bike Tour will be held Sunday, July 17, and the deadline for registration is July 1, just a few weeks away. Pick up a registration form at several local businesses, such as Osborn’s Mini Mart or the Bike Barn, or online at www.culverlakefest.com/forms11. Rid­ers may choose a 10-, 30-, 63-, or 100-mile route. All routes will be fully supported, and SAG stops will provide refreshments. Rider check-in begins at 7am on the morn­ing of the ride at the Culver Beach Lodge. For more infor­mation, call Janet Halling at 574-216-7180.

EMS seeks volunteers
Culver-Union Township EMS Volunteers, INC., are looking for men and women willing to help out the com­munity. Volunteers are needed to drive the ambulance, and become Basic and Advanced EMT’s. Culver-Union Township EMS is an Advanced Organization certified by the Department of Homeland Security-EMS Commission. Training is provided in-house as well as EMT classes are held in the area at different times of the year. If you are interested in volunteering contact the office by phone or email. 200 E Washington St. 574-842-2773, cutems@cul­com.net.

Summer food program
Culver Community Schools’ summer food service pro­gram is offered free to children (ages 1 through 18), and people with disabilities (regardless of age) who participate in special education programs. All other adults may pur­chase a lunch for $3 and/or a breakfast for $1.50.
Program dates and locations include: Culver Communi­ty High School, Culver Elementary School, Monterey Ele­mentary School, Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, Aub­beenaubee Twp. Community Building, Northbend Twp. Community Building, and Ora Gospel Chapel Church. For dates, times, and more information, contact Carin Clifto at 574-842-3391 ext. 3113.