Happening in Culver this weekend and next week (May 20-22)

Building trades open house Sunday

An open house will be held to tour the latest home constructed this school year by the Culver Community High School’s Building Trades class, according to instructor Kyle Elliott. The house, at 15726 18B Road, Culver, belongs to native Union Township resident John Benedict, and will be open for viewing both outside and in from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, May 22.

Building Trades, which has been a part of the school’s offerings for more than 25 years, teaches students the fine points of home construction hands-on through the building of a home in the area from the ground up.

Church sale Memorial Day wkd

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, located on State Road 10 just east of Culver, will hold a sale at the church May 27 and 28 (the Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day weekend) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available will be everything from tools, antiques, and clothing, to furniture, lawn mowers, weedeaters, electronics, and much more. The sale will be both outside on the church lawn and inside the church basement, rain or shine.

Charity Chairs due May 27

Completed chairs for the Culver Tri Kappa Chairs for Charity auction may be dropped off at the Burke residence at the corner of Academy Road and Lake Shore Drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 27 (Call Judy Sawhook if it’s impossible to make it on Friday). The chairs will be delivered to local businesses where they will be on display until the auction.

The auction will be held Sunday, June 12 at the Culver Academies’ Lay Dining Center with the reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $20 and may be purchased from Rhonda Anderson, 574-842-2169, Judy Sawhook, 574-842-2861, or any other Tri Kappa member. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Trains, working layout at museum

An exhibit on the historic model trains of Culver Academies will return to the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop, 102 South Main Street, over Culver’s Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 20 through 22.

A four by six foot working layout will be debut and remain a permanent part of the museum.

Museum summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Questions may be directed to museum@culver.org, or 574-842-8842.