A Culver holiday event ronundup, 2015

Culver Citizen
Staff Writer

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Culver ‘Holiday Hop’ coincides with tree lighting Dec. 4 Culver’s annual “Holiday Hop” event, which takes place the first Friday of December each year and coincides with the town’s tree lighting ceremony in the town park, is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4 this year. Customers are encouraged to shop and/or dine at four participating local businesses during the event, with special cards marked off for each purchase. The cards are then dropped off at Cafe Max in downtown Culver for an 8:30 p.m. drawing of a $300 gift basket with gift cards from all participating businesses.  The winner need not be present for the drawing.
Cafe Max, at 113 S Main Street, is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and will mark the occasion with an additional drawing using the Holiday Hop cards for the chance to win a $150 gift basket (the winner must be present to win). Participants are encouraged to gather at Cafe Max after a night of shopping, for the drawing.

Stage II Christmas concert Dec. 4 Stage ll, the retired members of the Maxinkuckee Singers and Players, will perform a medley of vintage Christmas favorites in the Community Room at the Marshall County Museum on Friday, Dec. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. These Christmas songs will take you back to another time like, “Button Up Your Overcoat,” “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire,” “Merry Christmas, Darling” and “I’ve got my Love to Keep Me Warm,” to name a few.

Holiday storytime and caroling Dec. 5 CUTPL and Miller’s Merry Manor invites everyone to meet Miss Jill on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for holiday storytime and caroling at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver at 730 School Street in Culver. Culver-Union Township Public Library will also hold its Holiday Open House and closing ceremony of its centennial year celebration. Santa will be visiting from 10 a.m. to noon. All programs are free and open to the public.

Wesley Thrift Store adds holiday hours For customers’ Christmas shopping convenience, the Wesley United Methodist Thrift Shop on Ohion Street in Culver will be open on the Wednesdays before Christmas, in addition to regular Saturday hours during the month of December. The dates include Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dancevision includes holiday offerings Dec. 5, 6 Culver Academies Danevision performance recitals will return Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The performances will feature holiday excerpts from “The Nutcracker” and a variety of other pieces, including the choreography of five senior honors candidates and a stunning piece by Visceral Dance Chicago Director, Nick Pupillo. The public is welcome.

Wesley cookie walk returns Dec. 5 The annual Cookie Walk at Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver will be held on Sat., Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. until noon in the church basement. The church is located at 511 School St. and is located between the elementary and high schools. Please enter through the front doors of the church and come downstairs. Home made cookies will be sold for $6 a pound.

Christmas concert Dec. 6 A Christmas concert featuring Culver Academies’ band, choir, and orchestra, will take place Sunday, December 6, starting at 4 p.m., at the Culver Academies Memorial Chapel. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge.

Children’s Christmas party Dec. 12 The annual Culver children’s Christmas party will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Culver Elementary cafeteria. Included will be crafts, cookie decorating, coloring and visits with Santa. The party is a coordinated event with Culver’s VFW Post, fire department, and Lions Club.

Maxinkuckee Singers’ Christmas show dates The Maxinkuckee Singers will present their 2015 holiday show, “A Piece of Christmas,” in area venues on the following dates:  Dec. 3: Rochester Community Presbyterian Church, 530 Jefferson St. Rochester; Dec. 7: Bremen United Methodist Church, 302 Plymouth St., Bremen; Dec. 8: Argos United Methodist Church, 570 Michigan St., Argos; Dec. 9: Grace United Church of Christ, 307 N. Plymouth St., Culver; Dec. 10: Knox United Methodist Church, 201 S. Shield St., Knox; Dec. 17: First United Church of Christ, 321 N. Center St., Plymouth. All Show times at at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Admission is free (a free-will offering is accepted). For further information contact Thomas Boys at 574-933-2535.