Culver this weekend and beyond

*Lions ‘fall fest’ starts Friday
The Culver Lions Club breakfast, bake Sale, and flea market is Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6. Flea Market hours are Fri­day from 2 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pancakes and sausage will be served Saturday from 6 to 11 a.m., along with the bake sale. Proceeds provide support for the wide ranging Lions projects. The Lions’ children’s Halloween party is also scheduled for Oct. 29. Watch for more details.

* Pet blessing Saturday
A St. Francis Day bless­ing of the pets will take place Saturday at 11 a.m., in Heritage Park at the corner of Main and Jeffer­son Streets in downtown Culver. The event will be a collaboration between St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church and St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. Pet owners are welcome to bring safely secured pets for a blessing from either Fr. Thaddeus Balinda (St. Mary’s) or Fr. Tom Haynes (St. Elizabeth’s).

*Military vehicles at CUTPL Saturday
Vintage military trucks will roll up to Culver-Union Twp. Public Library Sat­urday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The historic vehicles are being displayed as part of CUTPL’s Military Veter­ans Honor Program. Over 10 large tables of military artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War through current conflicts will be on display for one day only. The Military Veterans Hon­or Tree will again be on display for October, 2012. Hand-crafted photo display cards are provided for ser­vice member photos and re­membrances to be hung on the “Honor Tree.” Please being a two by three inch photo for the cards. Photos are not necessary, however, and the honor cards for the tree will be available throughout the month of October while supplies last.

*Scarecrow contest deadline Oct. 8
The Culver Chamber of Commerce’s annual scarecrow contest will take place Oct. 12 through Nov. 1, with par­ticipant registration deadline set at October 8. Those wish­ing to create a scarecrow may pick up a registration form at area businesses. Cost is $10, and voting will take place Oct. 15. “Best of scarecrows” will receive a gift basket including a cash prize, gift cards, and discounts from area businesses. Those with questions may contact Marian Re­inhold at 574-842-3337.

*Mt. Hope UM Homecoming Celebration Oct. 7
Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, at the corner of 700 N and 700 W near Culver, will hold a Homecoming Celebration Sunday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m., with lunch to follow with homemade ice cream. Everyone is wel­come!

*Free computer classes
Culver-Union Township Public Library computer classes are held Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Fri­day mornings at 10 a.m., and last two hours. Classes include: Digital Photogra­phy Part I (Oct. 5), Digital Photography Part II (Oct. 8 and 12), Intro to Social Me­dia (Oct. 15 and 19), and Searching the Web (Oct. 22 and 26). For more in­formation, call the Culver Library at 574-842-2941, go to or e-mail abaker@culver.

*Hydrant flushing
The Town of Culver will be flushing fire hydrants Tues­day, October 9 through Friday, October 19. During this process your water may have a “rusty” color; however it is still safe to drink. The hydrant flushing is done twice a year and is necessary to remove rust from the town’s water distribution system.

*Town seeking leaf raking workers
The Town of Culver is accepting applications for two seasonal workers to assist the street department with leaf and brush pick-up. Applicants must be willing to work in all weather conditions and must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. If interested, please submit an ap­plication no later than Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Culver Town Hall, 200 E Washington St, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. EOE

*Town-wide cleanup Oct. 13
The Town of Culver is sponsoring a town-wide cleanup day Saturday, October 13. You may drop off items that need to be disposed of at the dumpsters in the water town lot on Lake Shore Drive. Hazardous materials and tires will not be accepted. Citizens may call Bob Porter at 574-292-3943 to schedule a pick up.

*Walk to Remember Oct. 14
A “Walk to Remember” will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Aubbee Twp. Community Building in Leiters Ford, to remember infants and children lost to miscarriage, mo­lar pregnancy, stillbirths, birth defects, SIDs, and other causes. All families and friends who have been touched by such losses are invited to participate. Everyone is invited to come to show your support.
Registration is 6:30 p.m. for those wishing their baby to be remembered; events will begin at 7 p.m.
Register by emailing Sandy Thompson at sando­ or Julie Scott at Deadline for names is October 6. A Facebook group has been set up for the event at

*Public access ramp to close Oct. 15
The public access at Lake Maxinkuckee will be closed Oct. 15 to 19 to have the ramp there replaced.

*Community meal at Grace Oct. 15
Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Monday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. All are invited to this free, ecumenical event whose purpose is to share a friendly meal in a welcoming, community atmo­sphere. The meals are held on the 15th day of each month in the basement of the church.
*Culver ghost stories sought
Culver-area readers with tales of local hauntings or oth­erwise spooky Culver experiences are encouraged to share them with the Culver Citizen for publication. Contact the editor at, 574-216-0075. Sub­missions are needed by mid-October.

*Funds sought for clock
Donations are being sought for an outdoor clock to be placed -- in conjunction with this fall’s downtown revi­talization effort -- in downtown Culver at the southwest corner of Main and Jefferson Streets. The is clock manu­factured by Tuscumbia Iron Works of Alabama. Checks may be made out to the Town of Culver, and sent to Verl Shaffer, 1140 South Street, Culver, IN, 46511.