More event details for Culver Fall Fest 2013 this wkd

Editor’s note: The first annual Culver Fall Festival will take place this weekend throughout Culver, as detailed in the Sept. 26 edition of The Culver Citizen. For a complete schedule of adult, family, and children’s oriented events scheduled as part of the festival, visit

*Fall Fest run/walk Saturday

Culver Parks and Recreation will host the Fall Fest 5K run/walk at the beach lodge Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Those who arrive in costume could win a prize. Kids will go home with a "goodie bag" and all participants will receive long sleeve tee shirts while supplies last.

All proceeds will go to the Culver Food Bank, just in time for the holidays. Join us in the beach lodge meeting room after the race for some hot chocolate, apple cider and donuts. Stay and enjoy the festivities scheduled during the weekend throughout town.

*‘Ice Cream Hotel’ comes to life through readings

As part of a Culver Fall Fest “Children’s Day” roster of activities in the downtown area Sunday, Oct. 20, Culver-based author Jack Johnston will read his award-winning children’s book, “The Ice Cream Hotel,” which debuted last summer to positive reviews and responses from children. Starting at 11 a.m., Johnston will give lively readings of the book, which was illustrated by Annette Cable and follows the adventures of a youngster who journeys to a fantastical and delicious land of cool delights. More information (along with games and special surprises) on the book may be found at

*‘Sleepy Hollow’ marionette show

Also performing Sunday (at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with 30-minute shows) will be Stevens’ Puppets, a nationally touring marionette show with over 75 years of performing the ancient art of puppetry with hand-carved marionettes. The show will be, in keeping with the Fall Fest/Halloween theme, a “kid-friendly” version ofWashington Irving’s classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Following will be a chance for local youngesters to see the backstage area and learn about the art of marionette puppetry. Other children’s events include pumpkin and face painting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a pet costume parade at 2 (line up at 1:30).