Culver: the May 10 weekend and weeks to come

*Culver Farmer’s Market reopens Saturday
The Culver Farmer's Market will reopen for the season this Saturday, May 11 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.

*Yearbook fund raiser Friday
The Culver Comm. High School Cavalcade will host a spaghetti din­ner Friday, May 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., to raise funds for the publication of the 2012-2013 CCHS yearbook. Dinner includes a tossed salad, bread stick, dessert item, and bever­age. Cost is $5 per ticket, if purchased in advance, or $6 per ticket purchased at the door. Children 5 and under eat for free. Tickets may be purchased at the high school office, book­store, or from Yearbook students.
Following the dinner, at 8 p.m., the movie, “Chasing Mavericks,” will be shown to students only, in the auditorium. The movie scheduled is rated PG.

*Boston-based quintet at Academies Friday
The Kunst Piano Quintet will perform Friday evening, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Legion Memorial Building of Culver Academies. The Boston-based piano quintet has won first place at the AFAF Golden Era of Romantic Mu­sic International Competition 2012 and American Protege International Competition 2012. They are scheduled to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

*Town-wide cleanup Saturday
The Town of Culver is sponsoring a Town Wide Clean Up Day Saturday, May 11. You may drop off items that need to be disposed of at the dump­sters in the water town lot on Lake Shore Drive. Hazardous materials and tires will not be accepted. Citizens may call Bob Porter at 574-292-3943 to schedule a pick up.

*Free computer classes at the library
Culver-Union Township Public Library is offering free technology classes for beginners Mondays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. in May. They include: Computers for Beginners (May 10), Internet/email for beginners (May 13 and 17), Mobile devices for be­ginners (May 90 and 24). Classes are free and open to the public. For more in­formation, contact Andrew Baker at abaker@culver. or 574-842.2941.

*VFW Men’s Aux. dinner to benefit local youth
The Culver VFW Post 6919 Men’s Auxiliary will host a smoked half-chicken dinner with baked beans and chips included, for $8 Saturday, May 11, from noon until sold out, at the Post. The public is welcome. Profits from this event will be used for the CCHS Scholarship Fund.

*Community invited to special Miller’s events for National Nurshing Home Week
Beginning May 12, Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver will host a week-long series of special events meant to highlight and encourage communication and relationships between patients, families, communities and caregivers in the nursing center. With the theme of “Team Care: Every­one Pitches In!”, the activities are part of National Nursing Home Week, May 12 through 18, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, DC, and the Indiana Health Care Association.
The public is invited to join Miller’s residents and staff for a special week of activities, including:
Monday: Balloon shaving contest (2 p.m.), entertain­ment with the Good Time Singers (7 p.m.).
Tuesday: Hot dogs and soda on the girls’ softball field south of Millers (3:30 p.m.).
Wednesday: Coffee/smoothie bar (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.).
Thursday: Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream cones served and cookout, weather permitting (2 p.m.).
Friday: Root beer floats and “Fear Factor” competition (2 p.m.).
For more information about National Nursing Home week, call Cheryl Smith at 574-842-3337 or visit

*Jr. Football sign-ups
Sign-ups for the 2013 Junior Football season are starting next month, on the following dates: May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m., and 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.

*Donate blood to celebrate Red Cross Day May 14
Culver residents can help celebrate World Red Cross Day (which is May 8) by giving blood Tuesday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Culver Community Middle School gymnasium, located at 701 School St. in Culver. To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcross­ for more information. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

*Lake study presentation May 14
The previously announced Lake Maxinkuckee Environ­mental Council core sampling project has been resched­uled for May 13, 14, and 15. Representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey, who will lead the extensive study of Lake Maxinkuckee, will lead a public presentation at the Culver depot at 7 p.m. on the 13th for the general public, and for various Marshall County students and teachers at 10 a.m. on the 14th. For more information, contact LMEC executive director Kathy Clark at

*Last PTO mtg May 14
The Culver Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold its last meeting of the year Tuesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the Elementary school library, for those interested in attending.

*Maxinkuckee Singers spring performance schedule
The Maxinkuckee Singers’ spring concerts, “Makin’ Music – 2013,” will take place at several area venues at 7:30 p.m. (the Knox show is at 6:30 p.m. central time), including: May 13 at Rochester Trinity United Methodist Church; May 14 at Argos United Methodist Church; May 16 at First United Church of Christ, Plymouth; May 20 at Knox United Methodist Church. This spring’s shows are free to the public with a freewill donation accepted. For further information, call 574-276-2287 or check

*Community meal at Grace May 15
Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Wednesday, May 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.

*Tour de Max May 18
The Culver Tri Kappa Tour de Max bicycle ride will take place Saturday, May 18 and will include 10, 30, and 63-mile routes. At the end of the ride, riders are invited to enjoy a biker’s brunch. Cyclists may begin checking in at the beach lodge and start their ride as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 9:30 a.m. However, those riders planning to ride the 63-mile route must leave no later than 8 a.m. The cost is $25, and includes a t-shirt. Riders 12 years old and under may ride free with an adult but do not receive a t-shirt. Registrations will be accepted the day of the ride. Helmets are required and must be worn during the ride. Read more at or register online at

*Zeller family basketball camp here June 5-7
A Zeller family sponsored overnight youth basketball camp open to anyone entering 4th through 9th grade will take place at Culver Academies June 5 through 7. The camp will give youngsters an opportunity to spend some time with NBA players, college and high school coach­es, and other area and regional standouts and learn not only some basketball skills, but skills in the area of char­acter development as well. Cost of the camp is $400 for overnight attendees and $300 for “commuters,” which includes a t-shirt, lodging, meals, and of course camp in­struction. There is a sibling discount of $350 and $250, and there are a limited number of scholarships available for area students. Visit for more informa­tion or to register.

*Fly fishing 101 June 15
Learn when and why fly fishing is the right tool for the task Saturday June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cul­ver Academies’ Tennis Courts. Attendees will gain an un­derstanding of what weight fly rod and fly line to use for various fishing; leaders and tippet as well as fly line types (SF, DT, etc.), fly fishing safety and etiquette, and types of flies; learn basic casting techniques and the five casting principles that help you become more proficient in han­dling casting situations; basics in tying, knots, and bugs. Class is limited to 5 participants. Minimum age is 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.

*New teachers, education director sought for Wesley
Wesley United Methodist Church is expanding its youth ministry and looks forward to hiring, along with two new preschool teachers, a new Director of Education who will oversee the Wesley Preschool, along with family and adult education opportunities at Wesley United Method­ist Church. Those interested in knowing more about the preschool or the new job openings may visit the church’s website ( or www.culver­ or contact Pastor Jacob Juncker ( or 574-842-2900).

*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.

*CUTPL offers World Vital Records database
Culver-Union Township Public Library is now offering library patrons access to the World Vital Records sub­scription research database,which allows researchers ac­cess to over 4.2 billion family history records, including 1790-1940 US censuses and images, 100 million pages of newspaper from 1739 to the present, historical maps, mil­itary records, birth, marriage, and death records. CUTPL also offers Access Newspaper Archive,, and Heritage Quest databases. For more information please contact Reference/Adult Services Librarian, Laura Jones, at 574-842-2941 or

*Funds sought for after-school food pro­gram
More funds are needed to attain the $1,000 goal of a Leadership Marshall County group’s efforts to fund an af­ter-school youth food provided for students at the Culver Public Library. To donate, send checks made out to Culver Public Library (with “youth food program” in the memo line) to Culver Public Library, 107 N Main St., 46511, with attention to Ali Gaskill. Project originators are also available to answer questions about the program. Contact them at 217-493-5695 (Sam Bramfeld) or 574-216-6227 (Jerry Kisela).

*Park board meetings change time
Culver’s park board will now meet at 7 p.m. (rather than 7:30 as in the past) the first Weds. Of each month, at the Culver town hall, 200 E. Washington St. in Culver. Meeting schedules, board makeup, and other information related to the municipality of Culver is available online at

*Culver to host “Michiana’s Rising Star” event
WNIT Public Television has announced the Culver Academies Eppley auditorium will host one of the five re­gional competitions of “Michiana’s Rising Star,” a search for the brightest and best talent in the entire Michiana region, Saturday, June 15. The five top performers will compete at the WNIT studio each evening from July 28 through, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and “Michiana’s Rising Star.” The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and the opportunity to appear on WNIT programs. Visit the contest web site at or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.

*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 directly to area children’s education and other community needs. Please contact Kathy Rich or Doro­thea Ragsdale,

*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. Honored classes will include any ending with a “3” or “8,” though CHS alumni from all years are welcome, as are those who attended but did not graduate from Culver High School.
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 or call 508-369-1506.Reunion ticket requests must be received before Saturday, June 22, and must forward a check which includes the amount of $25 for each reunion ticket requested. These requests must also include the name, address, and CHS class year of the requesting alumna or alumnus, as well as the phone number and e-mail address of the requestor (if available).