Happenings in Culver this Aug. 24 wkd and beyond....

VFW Ladies dinner Friday
The VFW Ladies Aux­iliary will serve its Friday meal from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Post, 108 E. Washington St. in Culver. Served will be smothered pork chops with rice pilaf, green beans, salad, and des­sert, all for $9.

History of Culver fires Saturday
“Culver in Flames,” a visual history of fires and firefighters of Culver’s past, will take place Satur­day, Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m., at the Culver-Union Twp. fire station, 508 E. Lake Shore Drive.
The program is sponsored by the Antiquarian and His­torical Society of Culver, which will recognize the fire department for its ser­vice to the community.
Attendees will have a chance to view the recent­ly-renovated interior of the fire station. Fire trucks will be available for those desir­ing to sit inside.

Hollywood director at Culver Club event
Hollywood film director and producer J.B. Rog­ers, who grew up on Lake Maxinkuckee, will speak to members of the Culver Club of Culver at a private event at the Gibson cottage, 1910 East Shore Drive in Culver, on Saturday, Aug. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is open only to Cul­ver Club of Culver mem­bers. The Club is open to all Culver Academies alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Culver. Membership is $15 annually and $25 per fami­ly, which may be sent to the Culver Club of Culver, P.O. Box 20, Culver, IN 46511 or call Krista Furry at 574-842-8331. Proceeds from this event will go towards scholarships for deserving Marshall County students to attend Culver Summer Camps.

4H potluck Sunday
Union Township’s 4-H will hold a potluck meal Sunday, August 26, starting at 5 p.m. Meat and drink will be provided. The event will take place at Len Clif­ton’s, 16860 16 C Road, in Culver.

Plena Libre onstage Aug. 27
Grammy-nominated bomba musicians Plena Li­bre will perform onstage at the Eppley Auditorium of Culver Academies Monday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The of Puerto Rico, brought to life with a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals and dance by this group of four-time Grammy Award nom­inees. Tickets are priced at $20 and may be purchased at 574-842-7058.
The program is part of the Huffington Concert Se­ries. For more information on the band, go online to www.plenalibre.com.

Cub Scout roundup Aug. 28
Cub Scout Pack 290 will hold a Round up and registration for all return­ing Cub Scouts and for all boys, grades 1 through 5 who are interested in join­ing Cub Scouts, on August 28 at 6 p.m. at Saint Mary of the Lake Church on Col­lege Avenue in Culver. No previous Scouting experi­ence is necessary. For more information, contact Cub­master Michelle Coiner at (574) 542-2676 or coiner@embarqmail.com.

Monterey Days Labor Day wkd
The 15th annual Monte­rey Days Festival will take place in Monterey over La­bor Day weekend, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.
As in years past, craft and food booths will open Fri­day evening, when the Mr. and Miss Monterey pageant will also take place. Satur­day’s offerings include a town-wide yard sale, vari­ous games and activities for children and adults, live en­tertainment, and Saturday evening’s traditional pa­rade. Activities, food, and booths will be offered again Sunday, with the longstand­ing American Legion ox roast slated for Monday.

New computer classes at CUTPL
Culver Public Library’s free computer class, “Up­grading PCs,” will take place Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.). Computer classes last two hours and are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Culver Library at 574-842-2941, visit website at www.culver.lib.in.us or e-mail abaker@culver.lib.in.us. The library’s street address is 107 N. Main St.Community meal at

St. Mary’s Aug. 30
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church’s monthly community meal will take place Thursday, August 30. On the 30th day or each month, a community meal will be provided for anyone interested in attending. St. Mary of the Lake is located at 124 College Avenue in Culver. Questions may be directed to 574-842-2522.

Ensemble music classes starting in Sept.
Beginning in September, Culver Orff-Schulwerk En­semble music classes for children ages 4 and up will take place Wed. afternoons and Sat. mornings, in the St. Mary of the Lake Church basement. Classes will be taught by Beth Paré,who possesses a degree in music education and is certified Level I in Orff-Schulwerk, plus eight years’ experience in classroom music educa­tion. For more information contact Paré at 574-274-7097 or parefamily@att.net.

Town wide yard sale
The Town of Culver is sponsoring a fall town wide yard sale Friday and Satur­day, September 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in participat­ing and would like to have your yard sale location in­cluded on a map distributed to the public, please con­tact Town Hall via e-mail at clerk@townofculver.org or at 842-3140 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. no later than Tuesday, September 25. Please provide your address and the date(s) of your sale. There is no cost for the event. Maps will be available beginning Thurs­day, September 27 at Town Hall, Culver Express and Osborn’s Mini-Mart.