Busy June weekend and days to come in Culver

Taste of Culver Saturday
The 2013 Taste of Culver will be held Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in downtown Culver. A diversity of food offerings will include, pizza, polish sausage, mini burgers, chicken wings, sushi, cajun specialties, shaved ice, cookies, fresh fruit cups and hot dogs, from Culver’s unique restaurants, accompanied by live music. Those with questions may call Patty Stallings at 574-842-2118 (cell 219-765-0702) or email patty.k.stallings@gmail. com.

Friends book sales this wkd.
The Friends of the Culver Library will hold a book sale Thursday, June 13 from 4 until 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Book donations can be left at the Culver Library circulation desk during library hours.

Community meal at Grace Saturday
Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Saturday, June 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.

Fly fishing 101 Saturday
Learn when and why fly fishing is the right tool for the task Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. Class is limited to five participants, minimum 11 years of age. Total cost for each participant is $10. Equipment will be supplied. Please contact Kelly Young, park supt., at 574- 842-3510 to register.

Jr. Football sign-ups
Sign-ups for the 2013 Junior Football season are June 15 and 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Culver Community High School library. All enrollment will be online this yearwith only an email address required. If you do not have one, volunteers can help you create one when you enroll. If you choose to enroll online on your own, please still plan to attend one of these dates to be fitted for equipment and uniforms. All are encouraged to “like” Culver Junior Football on Facebook.

Craft time, movie in the park next week
A craft time for ages 7 to 10 will take place Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m. in the town park’s west pavilion (weather permitting; beach lodge meeting room if raining). Registration is required by June 18 with a $2 charge per child. A movie in the park, “The Lorax” will take place Saturday, June 22, starting about 9:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket. There will be popcorn and refreshments. Pick-up beach volleyball continues through the summer on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.

Theology of the Body for Teens at St. Marys
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver will present the acclaimed series, Theology of the Body for Teens, which presents the two hottest topics on the planet--God and sex--and “marries” them through the late Pope John Paul II’s compelling vision for love and life. Using a mix of stories, real-life examples, activities, and prayers, the series answers questions teens have about their own bodies, sexual morality, and how they were uniquely created for greatness. The six-week series will begin the week of June 23 – exact date and time to be announced – at the church. Contact Beth Paré t 574-274-7097 or parefamily@att.net.

Card class at CUTPL June 25
Marge Keltner will teach a pinafore card class at the Culver Public Library Tuesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Call the Culver library to register at 574-842-2941. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Culver Library.

Culver to host “Michiana’s Rising Star” event
Culver Academies Eppley auditorium will host one of the five regional competitions of the WNIT TV “Michi­ana’s Rising Star” talent search Saturday, June 15. Top five performers will compete at the WNIT studio each evening from July 28 through Aug. 2, to determine the grand prize winner and “Michiana’s Rising Star.” Vis­it the contest website at wnit.org or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.

Vonnegut exhibit at museum starting June 18
The Center for Culver History will host the Kurt Vonne­gut Memorial Library’s traveling exhibit as well as local history and memorabilia of the Vonnegut family on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee. The exhibit will run from June 18 through July 20th, and is free. The Center for Culver History is located in the lower level of the original Carnegie library in downtown Culver. Visit www.culver­ahs.com for more information.

Tri Kappa Chairs for Charity returns June 29
Culver Tri-Kappa’s bi-anual Chairs for Charity returns Saturday, June 29 at the Culver Cove resort on Jefferson Street. The evening begins with a reception, hors d’oeu­vres, and silent auction. At 8 p.m. the live auction begins.Chairs, donated by Tri-Kappa members and artists in the Culver community, are artistically altered to create artistic content in a variety of themes. Tri-Kappa is encouraging members of the community to find a chair and give it a new life for the event. The chairs will be displayed in var­ious businesses around town for two weeks leading up to the event. Proceeds from the event go to area children’s education and other community needs. Please contact Kathy Rich bkrich@culcom.net or Dorothea Ragsdale, dnoyesragsdale@hotmail.com.

Culver High School reunion June 29
The Culver High School (CHS) reunion will take place Saturday, June 29, at the cafeteria for the Culver Commu­nity Schools Middle School/High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Please forward requests for tickets (and .jpg files of photographs such as those men­tioned above via CD) to: Thomas L. Curtis, 464 Lake St., Culver, IN 46511-1315, or e-mail tlcurtis@mediacombb.net or call 508-369-1506.

Swimming lesson registration
The Culver park department will offer three sessions of swimming lessons this summer. Registration for children aged 3 and up will take place June 3 through 12 and the cost is $25 per child. Session dates are as follows: session 1: June 17 through 26; session 2: July 1 through July 11; session 3: July 22 through July 31. Times will be deter­mined at a later date.

Apps available for BIRD service help
The student-run community service organization BIRD (Building, Inspiring, Recreating and Discovering) is plan­ning a one-day community service event August 3, which will spread volunteers throughout homes of elderly, dis­abled and financially unstable to provide at-home services to those who cannot do, or afford it, themselves. Appli­cations for those wishing service may be found at Cul­ver’s town hall and public library or they may call 216-280-5065. Residents are asked to request help by July 27 so volunteers can acquire necessary supplies. Volunteers may sign up as far as the day of the event at the same number.

Lakeside service, new schedule at Wesley
Wesley United Methodist Church has transitioned to a new summer schedule. The lakeside worship service will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the depot/train station at the town park. This service will be less formal and will last approx­imately 37 minutes.
The Sanctuary service will start at 10 a.m. It will be a more traditional service that lasts approximately an hour and three minutes.
During this summer schedule, there will be no Sun­day School or childcare provided during worship. If you would like to offer your musical talents at one of these services, please contact our Director of Music, Dave Kitchell (ddktchll@memphis.edu).

Town hall Saturday hours
During June, July and August, Culver’s town hall will be open Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. in addition to the regular weekday hours. Call 574-842-3140 with questions.

Great Purse Extravaganza returns
The “Great Purse Extravaganza” to raise funds for “Hello Gorgeous” in Culver returns this sum mer, with the purse sale event to take place at the Culver depot during this year’s Lake Fest, July 20, 2 to 5 p.m.
“Hello Gorgeous,” sponsored by Michelle’s Headquar­ters in Culver, creates a special day of hair and spa treat­ments and a welcome party for women battling cancer. Used purses may be dropped off at Michelle’s, Culver Coffee Co., or Fisher & Co., in Culver before June 31. Call 574-842-2662 with questions.

Summer Reading activities
Summer Reading activities at the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library in the next few weeks include a Pirate Party (Wed., June 19, 3 p.m.), coffee ground fossils (Fri., June 21, 10:30 a.m.), Fairy dust making (Mon., June 24, 3 p.m.), live animals with Indiana Wild! (Tues., July 2, 1 p.m.), Dirt Day (Wed., July 10, 3 p.m.), moon sand mak­ing (Fri., July 19, 10:30 a.m.), terrariums to make and take (Mon., July 22, 3 p.m.), wire mummy making (Wed., July 31, 4 p.m.). Summer reading ends Fri., Aug. 2. On­going in the library’s children’s area will be story times -- including stories, songs, and crafts -- on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Free lunches will be served at the library Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. for any child under 18. Lunches are provided by the Culver Com­munity School Corporation. Check www.culver.lib.in.us for more activities.

CBGC summer program moves to middle school
The Culver Boys & Girls Club summer program will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Fri­day. This year’s program includes field trips to Amish Acres and the Water Park as well as weekly visits to the local beach and library. This summer, the program will be held at Culver Community Middle School. For more information on the program and fees, please visit www.bgcculver.org or call Jessye Gilley at 574-250-0103.

Culver A Capella group launching this month
For those who love to sing….just not in front of anyone, the Aubbeenaubbee A Cappella singing group is open to people 16 and over who want to sing, just for fun. Those interested are encouraged to have fun, improve their health (really!) and meet new friends while making beau­tiful music together. Beginning June 11, thr group will meet in the St. Mary of the Lake Church basement Tues­days from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Beth Paré at 574-274-7097 or parefamily@att.net.

Culver Farmer’s Market open
The Culver Farmer’s Market has opened for the sea­son each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Jefferson and Ohio Streets (across from CVS Pharmacy). Interested produce and flower vendors are encouraged to call Barb at 574-842-2648.

CUTPL Adult Summer Reading program
Culver-Union Township Public Library’s Adult Sum­mer Reading is open to adults of all ages, with programs, prizes, book discussions, and special events. Programs include a book discus­sion of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (June 22, 1:30 p.m.); screening of “Everglades of the North,” a documentary about the Grand Kankakee Marsh (July 8, 6 p.m.); a Q and A with one of the film producers (July 15, 6 p.m.); “Digging for Your Roots: A Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop” with genealogist Monty Peden (July 23, 1 to 3 p.m.). The program begins June 3 and will run through August 2.

Summer food program
The Culver Community Schools summer food program offers free meals for children 18 years of age and younger and people with disabilities (regardless of age) who par­ticipate in special education programs. Adults may eat, but breakfast is $1.50 and lunch $3. All meals must be eaten on site. Locations include: Culver High School (en­ter through middle school doors), June 3 through August 9. Breakfast: 7:45 to 9 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Former Monterey Elementary, June 3 to July 12. Lunch noon to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Culver Pub­lic Library, June 10 to Aug. 1, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (Tues. and Thurs. storytelling and craft). Aubbeenaubee Twp. Community Bldg., June 3 to July 26. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ora Gospel Chapel Church basement, June 3 to June 28. Lunch: 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. EST. All sites will be closed on July 4 and 5. Those with questions may contact Carin Clifton, food service director, at 574-842-3391 ext. 3113.

Duff exhibit at Crisp Gallery
The Culver Academies’ Crisp Art Center is hosting two exhibitions in its Wolf and Deer-Zink Galleries. Now on view is The Charles T. Duff Faculty Memorial Exhibition, which recognizes the career and artwork of one of Cul­ver Academies’ beloved master instructors of fine arts, as well as a selection of paintings from the Culver Collection addressing the broad subject categories of People, Plac­es, and a Few Things. Exhibits are open Wednesdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.