General Guide to Albion • Marshall • Calhoun County Michigan

General Guide XXVI, the Back to School Edition, was delivered as an insert to shopper newspapers the weekend of September 1, 2017.  The Back to School Edition of the General Guide features educational organizations and opportunities all over Calhoun County Michigan, especially in Albion and Marshall.

This edition is made possible by Albion College as the major sponsor, allowing a print run and distribution 15,000 copies in four communities.

The Back to School issue is more for the young in all of us with puzzles that are also learning opportunities.  The first puzzle shows symbols of educational institutions in Calhoun County.  We didn’t want to make it easy by using mascots or logos, but we found some other icons of 17 learning places.  How many do you know?  Write the number of the image next to the organization.  Answers are on the next page.  Don’t peek!


The businesses listed above have extra copies of the General Guide.  Please take an extra Guide and send it to a friend from out of town, or share it with a neighbor.  We will be posting more photos and news related to learning, art, and entertainment on this site.

There’s another quiz on this next page with education related trivia about Calhoun County.  How much do you know?  You might even learn a new word here.

General Guide lists general times and dates for big community events.  Times and places are subject to change.  Please verify each item before you make plans.  The Google Calendar on the menu above will have links to more official information for each item shown for your convenience.

We thank all of our readers for the feedback about the Guide. To leave feedback join the Albion Michigan Arts Group on Facebook and post it there, or message us from there.  One recent request was for larger type and so this edition should be easier to read.

The images of the General Guide are clickable and lead to a printable pdf of the Guide.


Another sponsor for General Guide XXVI is the Albion Big Read.  The book for this year is True Grit.  Read the calendar to find out where and when to pick up your free copy if you are an Albion resident.  There are lots of fun events related to this book that everyone can come to, including free movies and concerts.  Visit AlbionBigRead.org and see the events page for a complete schedule.