Early November Culver events 2015

The Yellow River at State Road 17 north of Culver evoked this year's autumn beauty splendidly.
Culver Citizen
Staff Writer

Note: for a listing of Halloween-related activities Oct. 31, see http://thepilotnews.com/content/culver-area-halloween-events-2015

deVillier art reception/opening Nov. 1 Culver Academies Fine Arts is hosting an exhibit featuring the work of artist David deVillier, whose exhibit “Extempore” will open in the Rosemary Berkel Crisp and Harry L.Crisp II Center for the Visual Arts on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, David deVillier earned his Bachelors in Fine Art from Louisiana State University and his Masters of Fine Art from Yale University before starting his career as a painter/sculptor/educator. He has exhibited his work in selected art galleries throughout the country. Until recently he lived primarily in the Pacific Northwest where he taught at Washington State University, Whitman College and Eastern Oregon University.

Eye testing for children Nov. 3, 4 The Culver Lions Club will offer eye screening tests for children on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 3 and 4 at 9 a.m., for any child through age 6. The club will be testing children at Wesley Preschool on School Street and area children interested in being tested are welcome to attend and be tested. (see related story in the current edition of The Culver Citizen).

‘Christmas in Culver’ event Nov. 6 - 8 wkd This year’s “Christmas in Culver” event will take place over the weekend of Nov. 6, 7, and 8. The Culver Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event includes special Culver merchant open houses from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday), and on Saturday only, the “By the Lake” Holiday Bazaar will return to the Culver train station - depot on Lake Shore Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mystic Hills Holiday Bazaar will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mystic Hills Golf Course on State Road 117. Information about this and other Chamber events is available at www.culverchamber.com.

‘Parties for PTO’ Nov. 7 A ‘Parties for PTO!’ event will take place Saturday, Nov. 7, at the former Culver hardware store at 120 N Main St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than a dozen vendors will offer a variety of food and home products, among other items (ranging from Arbonne to Nerium, Scentsy to Tupperware, among others, as well as several local businesses). Portions of proceeds from the event go to support the Culver Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (look for the organization’s page on Facebook).

Special music, storytime, craft Nov. 7 Culver Academies students Yuanyuan He and Yuan He, along with children’s library head Jill Gavlick, will lead a fun-filled hour of music, movement, and play for children Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Culver Public Library’s children’s room. The program is free and open to the public.

Pops from the Past Nov. 7 Local musical group Stage II will perform at the Culver Public Library Saturday, Nov. 7 at noon to perform hits from the past as the library continues to celebrate the library’s centennial. Stage II members include the familiar faces of Dan Adams, Cliff Berger, Sharon Coffey, Mike Overmyer, Judy Patton, Beth Webster, and accompanist Diana Burns. Attendees should feel free to bring a sack lunch. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Reference/Adult Services Manager, Dana Thomas, at dthomas@culver.lib.in.us.

Blood drive in Culver Nov. 8 An opportunity to donate blood to the Red Cross is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Culver Academies Fleet Gymnasium, 1300 Academy Rd.

Free computer classes at CUTPL  Free computer classes at the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library continue in November on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Classes include: Computers for Beginners (Nov. 2 and 6) and Smartphone and Tablet Training (Nov. 9. 13, 16, and 20).These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Baker at abaker@culver.lib.in.us or 574-842-2941.

Texas Hold-Em tournament Nov. 8 Culver VFW Post 6919, 108 E. Washington St. in Culver will resume its Texas Hold-Em tournaments on the second Sunday of each month, including Nov 8. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. There is a $50 buy-in (no re-buys); $12,000 chips (25 percent to the house, 75 percent in the pot). License #129586. Contact 574-842-3886 with questions.

Academies museum, Culver Club open house Nov. 13 The Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop, at 102 S. Main Street in downtown Culver, will host the Culver Club of Culver’s annual open house and membership meeting, on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., with brief announcements at 6 p.m. Wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the public is welcome.

IOOF breakfast Nov. 14 The Maxinkuckee Odd Fellows will hold an ‘all you can eat’ pancake and sausage/biscuit and gravy breakfast on Sat., Nov. 14, from 6 a.m. to noon, at the corner of 18B and Pine Roads. The cost for adults is $8; children $6. Bake sale items are available to support Union Twp 4-H.

Prochaska dulcimer recital Nov. 14 ‘Light for Winter,’ a (mostly) hammered dulcimer recital by Marcy Prochaska with honored guests will be presented at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 412 N Center St in Plymouth. The recital marks the Culver area’s Prochaska’s 15th year of playing the hammered dulcimer. There will also be a few pieces on the church’s marvelous pipe organ, a few songs with guitar and a cappella, and some duets with Olivia Martinez on French horn. A reception follows. For more information, see Marcy Prochaska Music on Facebook, or visit mp-dulcimer.com.

Community meal at Grace Nov. 15 Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Sunday, Nov. 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.

Town of Culver announces online billing Beginning in January, Culver residents will have the option to receive their utility bills via e-mail and pay online. Information on how to set up e-mail billing will be made available via utility bills, the town’s Facebook page and the town’s website (www.townofculver.org)

Friends of the Library seeks volunteers The Friends of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library are seeking more volunteers to assist with book sales and other library-oriented activities. Interested persons may inquire at the library, 107 N. Main Street in downtown Culver, or by phone at 574-842-2941.