The last wkd in July and beyond in Culver

Max Players’ ‘Joseph’ starts this wkd
Performances of the Maxinkuckee Players’ adaptation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will take place starting this weekend at the Culver Comm. High School auditorium. Performances will take place Fri. July 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. July 28, 4 p.m.; Wed. July 31, 7:30 p.m.; Fri. Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Aug. 4, 4 p.m.

Moonlight Serenade this wkd
Culver Summer Schools & Camps’ Moonlight Serenade will be held this Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. The Culver Summer Naval Band, aboard the R.H. Ledbetter, will begin at the Naval Pier at approximately 8:30 p.m. each night. The Serenade will cover the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee Friday and the west shore Saturday. Lake residents are asked to help light the three-masted, square rigger’s course each night by placing luminarias along the lakefront piers. The Ledbetter will make a stop at the Culver Town Park each night at approximately 8:45 to 9 p.m. before heading down the respective shorelines.

Sidewalk days this wkd
Culver’s annual sidewalk days will take place Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, in downtown Culver. As in years past, South Main Street between Jefferson and Madison Streets will be shut down and participating businesses will offer sale and special items for browsing shoppers during regular business hours.

Corn roast, Firemen’s Fest Saturday
A longtime annual tradition, the Culver Lions Club’s corn roast, held in the town park, will take place Saturday evening, July 27, with serving from 4:30 to 7:30. Fresh-roasted corn on the cob, hamburgers, and more are part of the cost of the meal. The annual Culver Firemen’s Festival is also part of the lineup. Taking place outside the fire station on Lake Shore Drive, the event includes games, play activities for children, and much more.

Sci Fi book club Saturday
Culver-Union Twp. Public Library’s Rita Lawson Sci- Fi Discussion Group will meet Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. The book for this month is “Neuromancer” by William Gibson. For more information, contact Polly Thompson Wolf at or 574-842-2941. The Culver- Union Township Public Library is located at 107 N. Main St. in Culver, Indiana. All programs are free and open to the public.

Meal assistance sought for movie production
Assistance is being sought from those interested in supporting the shooting of a feature movie in Culver this summer, by way of preparing meals for the cast and crew of the movie. “Little Savages” will be shot through August here by faith-based company Bearfruit Films. Kathie Huhn of the Culver Bible Church is coordinating the effort to provide meals. She may be reached at 574-842- 3056 or

Book/film group to discuss “The Mirror Crack’d”
Culver-Union Twp. Public Library’s book/film group, “A Nogel Approach,” will meet Wed., August 7 at noon in the library’s large meeting room located downstairs at the library. The book is, “The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side” by Agatha Christie. The film version stars Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, and Tony Curtis. Patrons are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat while they enjoy the movie and the discussion afterwards.

Attention visual artists in the Culver area
If creating art is your adult vocation or avocation and you would like to get together with other artists to talk about creating a joint exhibition this Fall, please contact Bob Nowalk at for more information.

Community Cab in Culver each Wednesday
Marshall County Public Transit, a service of the Marshall County Council on Aging, offers transportation throughout Culver via the Culver Community Cab for a Day, each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $2 per boarding, with no pre-scheduling required. Those wishing a ride may call toll-free 866-936-9904. The Council on Aging is represented Online at www.marshallcountycouncilonaging. org.

Upcoming at Lakehouse music series
Half Track, an AC/DC style, up-tempo live band, will perform live this Saturday night, July 27, starting around 9 p.m., the latest in the Lakehouse Grille’s Saturday night live music series. Unlike most performances at the Lakehouse, there will be a cover charge that night. Other upcoming performances include Dirt Cheap (Aug. 3), Money Shot (Aug. 10), Matt Miller (Aug. 24), Joey Garcia (Aug. 31), and Kevin McDaniel (Sept. 7). The Lakehouse Grille is located at 620 Lake Shore Drive in Culver.

Start your scarecrow now for Fall Fest
Organizers of the Culver Fall Fest (the weekend of Oct. 19) are encouraging community members to start work on their scarecrows now, while Culver is buzzing with summer fun and creativity. The entry fee for the contest is $10 (which includes a wood frame for the scarecrow) and there are $200 in cash prizes and gifts to be awarded to winners. It is open to everyone and every group including business this year. The Culver Chamber of Commerce’s Retail Merchants Committee will keep the scarecrows in storage to be added annually to the ‘parade’ of scarecrows on the streets. Businesses, organizations, and individuals are invited to enter, and may drop off scarecrows now at Cafe Max on Main Street. Entries must be received by October 1 to be on the map. Scarecrows should be delivered with a photo of the assembled scarecrow, and entrants may also set up their scarecrow by 10 a.m. October 16 to their designated location. For more information call 574-842-LAKE or visit www.culverchamber. com . Questions should be directed to scarecrow chair Susie Mahler at Cafe Max, 574-842-4444 (office).

Free computer classes
CUTPL Culver-Union Township Public Library is offering free technology classes for beginners Mondays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m., through July. Classes include Email for Beginners (July 26). These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Baker at or 574-842-2941.

Ice cream social at the park Aug. 3
The annual ice cream social at Culver’s town park on Lake Shore Drive this year will feature a live performance by musician Brett Wiscons, Saturday, Aug 3, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.