General Guide – Issue XXIX – February 2018 – Black History

The first ever February-only General Guide will be delivered this weekend to your home or a home near you! Also look for Guides at participating businesses in the next few weeks. The Black History Edition of the General Guide features information about this special month and Michigan’s role as a destination along the Underground Railroad.

This issue features custom art by Maggie LaNoue of downtown Albion and Marshall on New Year’s Day, when there was a good amount of snow and few cars. The scene of Albion highlights the new hotel, which will be opening soon. The Courtyard by Marriott hotel is the sponsor of this special issue of the General Guide featuring many reasons to come and visit Albion, and nearby.

 

A correction is shown above, about the Classic Films at the Bohm Theatre.  They now will be shown at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and have become a popular morning pastime.

 

Also featured in art in this custom Guide is the Sojourner Truth statue at the entrance to Battle Creek. Sojourner Truth was a pioneer of civil rights and womens’ rights. Her courageous and heroic life ended in Battle Creek.

The first weekend of February includes the always fun Cardboard Classic at Albion’s Victory Park and Marshall’s Ice Wine and Blues. There are at least seven local live music events in February, and a special Soul Food free lecture with catered food taking place in Battle Creek on Sunday, February 11.

Other local February events include Albion’s “Men Who Cook,” which is possibly the biggest event bringing together the community of Albion around food, fellowship, and fun on Sunday, February 18. The event will again be taking place at First Baptist Church in Albion. Look for photos and a map online at GeneralGuide.net, as well as links to more official information about each event.

The Walk for Warmth, a state-wide event that originated in Albion will happen in both Albion and Battle Creek on Saturday the 24th. The First Annual Black History Month Music Celebration will take place on Monday the 26th at the Bohm Theatre. February is a great month to venture out to see friends and neighbors, while learning about our region’s cultural heritage. It is also important that we honor those who took risks to gain their freedom and help others to be free.

There is an online version of the community events calendar at GeneralGuide.net with links to more official information about these topics, past issues of the General Guide, photos of progress in Albion and Marshall, and Farmer’s Almanac news. Please support the participating businesses listed on the Guide who make the free publication possible.

Men Who Cook

Men Who Cook

Men Who Cook is an annual event in Albion Michigan to benefit the Citizens to Beautify Albion.  It usually takes ...
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Morning Star and the Recorder

Morning Star and the Recorder

Thank you to the Morning Star and the Recorder newspapers for sponsoring every issue of the General Guide since Issue ...
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The Contestants - Cardboard Classic 2018

The Contestants – Cardboard Classic 2018

The contestants from the Cardboard Classic 2018 ranged from families including two-year olds to adults who were as happy as ...
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Cardboard Classic 2018 - Original Albion Event

Cardboard Classic 2018 – Original Albion Event

The Cardboard Classic Sled Race  began in Albion Michigan in 1990 and was created by the Greater Albion Chamber of ...
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The Crowd at Cardboard Classic 2018

Local dignitaries at Albion's Cardboard Classic - an annual event that takes place at the sledding hill in Victory Park ...
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Cardboard Classic 2018 - most exciting video

Cardboard Classic 2018 – most exciting video

The Super Customized Over 14 Category was perhaps the most exciting minute of the entire Albion Cardboard Classic event. Click ...
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Sledding Hill - Home of the Cardboard Classic

Sledding Hill – Home of the Cardboard Classic

The Sledding Hill in Victory Park Albion is already a destination for those who love to race on a snowy ...
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Courtyard by Marriott, Albion opening date information

Courtyard by Marriott, Albion opening date information

Thanks to the Courtyard by Marriott, Albion hotel for sponsoring General Guide XXIX.  People are curious as to the opening ...
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Why is February called Black History Month?

Why is February called Black History Month?

Why was February Chosen to be called Black History Month? Two famous abolitionists and social reformers were born during the ...
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Superior Street, Albion, January 2018

Superior Street, Albion, January 2018

January, 2018.  This view from New Year's Day of  downtown Albion features the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel that will ...
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