Plenty of Halloween-y events in Culver

*VFW Halloween party Oct. 27
Culver’s VFW Post #6919, located at 108 E. Washington Street in Culver, will host a Halloween party Saturday, October 27, from 7:30 p.m. until…? Included will be a Best Costume Contest with prizes for the winners. Music and karaoke will be provided by Rockin’ Randy.

*Spooky full moon history paddle Oct. 28
An autumn full moon paddle and bonfire on Lake Maxinkuckee will take place, free of charge, Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., on the Culver town beach. A limited number of canoes and kayaks will be made available by the Culver Academies, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring their own non-motorized craft. Refreshments will be provided by the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver. A local, historical will be told by Jeff Kenney of the AHS, and attendees will take a short paddle from the site to Long Point and back. To sign up for the event, reserve a canoe, or to ask questions, contact Kenney at, or Academies Wellness Director Dana Neer at, or 574-842-8353.

*Children’s Halloween party Oct. 29
The Culver Lions will host the annual Culver community children’s Halloween party Monday, October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Culver Elementary School gym. Categories for costume judging include: infant through 3, ages 4 and 5, ages 6 and 7, ages 8 and 9, ages 10 and up. Cash prices for the top three places in each group. Judging is from 6 to 6:30; costume awards from 6:30 to 7; and games at 7. Games, prizes, and treat bags for all (costumes not required).

*Trunk or Treat at Culver Bible Church
Culver Bible Church will be hosting “Trunk or Treat” Wednesday, October 31 from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Stop by for free hot dogs, treats, and then continue on your way! The church is located at 718 S. Main St. For more information, contact Pastor Dan at 574-842-3056.

*Trick-or-Treat times
The town of Culver’s trick-or-treat hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 31. Monterey hours are from 5:30 to 7 p.m., also Wed., Oct. 31.

*Trick-or-Treat at Miller’s
As in years past, Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home, at 730 School Street in Culver, will host Halloween trick-or-treating during the hour prior to the town of Culver’s trick-or-treating. Treats will be provided from 4 to 5 p.m., throughout the nursing home building.

*Chem-o-ween Nov. 3
Chem-o-ween, an informative, fun, and spooky-themed journey through some of chemistry's most fascinating facets, is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Roberts Hall of Science on the campus of Culver Academies. The lively, all-ages event is led by Phil Cook of Culver and other members of the science department faculty.