Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee events mid to late August 2015

Culver Citizen
Staff Writer

‘Huckleberry Queen’ visits Culver Saturday

“Huckleberry Queen” will be performed by Anna Liechty of Plymouth at the next meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society, on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m.. The true story tells of a circus performer who arrived in Marshall County in1875 and left her mark on the Culver and surrounidng areas. Liechty will be in period costume. The event will take place at the Marsha and Hank Bilsland home, 1000 South Street in Culver, and is open to the public.

Special BOGOF book sales Aug. 15, 22

The next two iterations of the Friends of the Culver Public Library book sales -- which take place in the lower-level Carnegie Room on Aug. 15 and 22, are special “buy one, get one free” events. Book sales take place every Saturday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. through August 29.

Special history boat cruises Saturday

The Culver Marina will offer an alternate option to the format offered up to now in its Culver history dinner cruises led by local historian Jeff Kenney. A special cruise will take place Saturday, Aug. 15: a “BYOB” history tour at a reduced rate of $25 per person for a one-hour cruise with no meal served, boarding at 4 p.m. Those wishing to reserve seats may call 574-842-3375, extension 203, or email

Maxinkuckee Singers auditions Monday

Maxinkuckee Singers will audition for new members Mon., Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the train depot in Culver (615 E. Lake Shore Dr). Interested applicants must be over 18 years of age, and should bring a vocal selection that best demonstrates their abilities. A CD player and piano will be available.

Culver Mobile Food Pantry Aug. 20

The Northern Indiana Food Bank will be open in Culver from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 20 to host a Mobile Food Pantry at the train station-depot at 615 East Lake Shore Drive (outdoors on the lakefront side). Items offered include fresh produce, grain products, dairy and protein items, on a ‘first come, first served’ basis for those in the Northern Indiana area in need of food assistance. Those in need are asked to bring bags or boxes to carry items home. All are asked to please spread the word to those in need. The mobile pantry will be in Culver periodically (there is no set schedule at this time). To volunteer for the Mobile Food Pantry please contact Jessye Gilley at Those with questions may call 574-232-9986 EXT: 126 or email


History of Culver Library Aug. 22

Discover the intriguing world of Culver one hundred years ago and learn about legendary philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s contribution to your Culver-Union Township Public Library in “A Promising Future: Founding of the Culver City-Union Township Public Library, 1915.” This informational program will be presented by the library’s own Jim Faulkner at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 22 and is free and open to the public. Contact Accounting Manager, Jim Faulkner at, or Reference/Adult Services Manager, Dana Thomas, at for more information.

Community invited to Geiselman 90th Aug. 22

Jeanette Geiselman will be honored on her 90th birthday with an open house at Grace United Church of Christ, 307 North Plymouth Street in Culver, on Sat., Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cards are fine, but no gifts requested. The community is invited.

Blessings in a Backpack ‘Prom’ fund-raiser Aug. 22

A Marshall County “Second Chance Prom” aims to “Unmask Hunger in Marshall County” on Aug. 22, from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., at Christo’s Banquet Hall in Plymouth, with funds going to Blessings in a Backpack, a program aimed at providing food for Marshall County school children in need during weekends, when school lunches are not available. Blessings operates in Culver, among other Marshall County communities. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and there is a cash bar. There is a masquerade theme, and the event is for age 21 and over only. Formal wear is required; mask is optional.

Blood drive Aug. 27 at CCHS

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include Thurs., Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Culver Comm. High School, 701 School St. in Culver. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

St. Mary’s CCD registration open

St Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver is now starting enrollment for CCD classes for grades K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place at the church office located at 124 College Ave, Culver. Classes begin on Sept. 9. Those with questions may contact Donna McKee at 574-842-3667 or email

‘Wednesday Weeders’ group meets at park

Wanted: Wednesday Weeders! A volunteer group will meet at the lighthouse in the Culver town park on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and pull weeds around the park for an hour a week, or more depending on what the group decides. All are welcome to meet and assist.

TOPS group meets Wednesdays

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Grace United Church of Christ, 307 N. Plymouth St., Culver (lower level conference room). There is no charge to visit: Annual Fee: $32. Decide to join as a new TOPS member, receive a free weight loss aide. Follow the TOPS weight-loss winners of the world. Visit and call Sue for more information at 574-842-2188.

Five decades of Culver Citizen newspapers online in cooperation with the Indiana State Library’s Hoosier State Chronicles Digital Historic Newspaper program is posting some 50 years worth of previously unavailable issues of the Culver Citizen newspaper, fully search-able and browse-able for any resident of the state of Indiana. The collection may be accessed by visiting the Indiana INSPIRE database ( and clicking the “ Search additional newspapers in” text under the Hoosier State Chronicles logo at the right-hand side of the page.

Wesley Preschool accepting apps

Wesley Preschool is accepting registration forms for the 2015-16 school year. The 3-year-old class, at $95 per month, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 4-year-old class, at $110 per month, meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the preschool. Registration forms can also be downloaded from

Culver Farmers Market

The Culver Farmers’ Market is now open at the northwest corner of Ohio and Jefferson Streets (across from CVS Pharmacy). The market will operate into October on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Interested ven dors please call at 574-842-2648 (ask for Barb). The Culver Chamber of Commerce sponsors the market.

Rarities on exhibit at Academies gallery

A page from the first book printed on the printing press is among a wide array of pieces exhibited at the Crisp Visual Art Center on Culver Academies’ campus through June. Several diverse exhibits include works around the themes Landscapes, ART/WORD, and Culver Connections, respectively. The Galleries at the Crisp Visual Art Center are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment at 574-842-8278.

Life Support at Grace Tuesdays

The Grace United Church of Christ, 307 N. Plymouth St. in Culver is offering a Life Support Group on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. People involved with anxiety, stress, depression, emotional issues & addictions are welcome. 842-2331 or 842-3592.