Community meal at St. Mary’s Friday night
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church’s monthly community meal will take place Friday, Nov. 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.
VFW prime rib dinner Friday night
The Culver VFW Post will be serving a prime rib dinner on Friday, November 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Post on Washington Street. The dinner will include choice of potato, and salad for $13.50. (This news came to us too late to include in this week's print edition).
Breakfast with Santa Saturday
“Breakfast with Santa” will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Monterey Fire Department in Monterey, Ind. A pancake and sausage or bicuits and gravy breakfast will be served along with a bake sale. The cost is $5; children under 12 are $3; under 5 are free.
Santa at Elizabeth’s
Opportunities to take pictures with Santa Claus will be available between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Elizabeth’s Garden, 104 N. Plymouth Street in Culver. Call 574- 842-4766 for more information.
Chamber awards night Tuesday
The Culver Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards night will take place Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Presented will be awards for Lifetime Achievement, Business Person of the Year, and Volunteer of the year. The event will take place at the Lakehouse Grille on Lake Shore Drive, where cost of dinner is $24 including tax and gratuity. Please RSVP to make your choice of main course known, at 574-842-5253 or eruhnow@mediacombb. net.
Community tree lighting, caroling event Dec. 7
The annual community tree lighting and caroling event will be held Friday, December 7, under the auspices of the Culver Youth Community Organization and Knights of Columbus. The event will begin with the lighting of the community tree at 6:30 p.m. at the train station - depot, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. The night will culminate with volunteers caroling at several local businesses in town.
In conjunction with the event, several donation jars will be set out at various local businesses to help raise money to support local families in need over the holiday season. Any individuals or organizations interested in donating to or taking part may contact Cory Monnier at 574-250- 0103 for details.
Holiday open houses, carriage rides
Culver Coffee Company, 634 Lake Shore Drive, will hold its annual customer appreciation event Friday, Dec. 7 in conjunction with the town tree lighting and caroling (see Brief this issue). Offered will be wine and appetizers, free carriage rides, and live entertainment. Other participating area businesses are also staying open later in conjunction with the event and serving hot chocolate and champagne.
Christmas card making at CUTPL
Culver-Union Township Public Library will have a Christmas card making class Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Jennifer Merle-Hamscher, independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator will lead the class. There is a $5 materials fee for three cards and preregistration is required so materials can be provided. This program is open to the public. Contact Cindy Good at 574-842-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org  for more information.
The annual Culver community children's Christmas party, a collaboration between the VFW, fire department, Lions Clubs, and others, will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Culver Comm. High School. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for a Christmas-themed movie for children at 10. Following the movie, Santa will arrive to visit with the children. The front doors of the high school will be the entrance. The event is free and open to the public.
Bake sale will benefit Schrmisher family
A benefit bake sale for the David and Bobbi Schrimsher family will be held Sat., Dec. 15 starting at 8 a.m. at Park N Shop, 1105 N Lake Shore Dr. in Culver. David has been battling serious illness for some years and his condition has worsened of late. More details will follow in upcoming editions of The Culver Citizen.
Christmas open house at CUTPL
Culver Union Twp. Public Library will host a Christmas open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15. Marlena Whitworth, from Plymouth, will sing and play piano from noon to 1, and Marizetta Kenney will play piano from 1 to 3. Cookies and punch will be served.
This program is free and open to the public. Contact Cindy Good at 574-842-2941 or email@example.com  for more information.
Adult basketball at CCMS gym
The Culver adult winter basketball takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. EST, at the Culver Middle School gym, and continues Sundays (except Dec. 23) until March 10. The cost is $2 per Sunday, or $15 for the entire season. Please pay before you play and bring your good sportsmanship, but not your children. Questions should be directed to Ken VanDePutte at 574-274-9942.
Bell ringers needed
The Culver Council of Churches is requesting help in ringing the Salvation Army bell for donation kettles set up at various sites in Culver. All donations given at these locations will stay in Culver and be used in Culver. The weekend days where help is needed are Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. Please contact Jean Rakich to schedule your time, at 574-842-2725.
Maxinkuckee Singers seek director
The Maxinkuckee Singers are looking for a director to fill the upcoming vacancy. If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resumes to Mike Overmyer by Dec. 1. They can be mailed to P.O. Box 65, Culver, IN 46511 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Downtown clock donations sought
The fund-raising goal towards Culver’s new Main Street clock is at the halfway mark towards total $8,000 cost of the clock -- which will be installed in conjunction with the downtown revitalization project at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets. Checks may be made out to The Town of Culver and sent to: Verl Shaffer, 1140 South Street, Culver, IN, 46511.
TOPS meets Wednesdays
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, 307 Plymouth St., Culver Wednesday at 3 pm. Weigh in is from 3 to 3:30 p.m. meeting is 3:30 to 4 p.m. Use the main door to the east and go downstairs.