General Guide XXXIII -Fall/Early Winter – the Giving Edition for October, November, December 2018 will be delivered in the Morning Star shopper newspaper to homes in Albion the weekend of September 28th, 2018. It will also be delivered to homes in Marshall as an insert in the Ad-Visor & Chronicle.
Know when to turn your clocks back, when to shop, where to hear music, and when to give, by reading your General Guide. You can also learn about historical dates such as the Gettysburg Address, and the radio play “War of the Worlds.”
The Albion Big Read returns for another year of engaging educational programming, all free and open to the public. This innovative program is now in its 4th year, encourages the community to read one book and discuss it together. The reading experience for this year is “X: A Novel” written by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, with Kekla Magoon. Both authors will visit our community to bookend the celebratory month of October and discuss their work. Please note the time of Walk the Beat on Saturday, Oct. 6 is from 2-6 p.m. Learn more at walkthebeat.org/albion
This issue of the General Guide has a circulation of 15,000 copies, and the main sponsor of this issue is Albion Community Foundation. The Giving Edition of the General Guide features the gifts of the season including sharing time, food, clothing, art and culture. This quarterly Guide has a special invitation to become a philanthropist on Giving Tuesday, which occurs in November after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
Nationally, not-for-profits including those in Calhoun County are spreading the word about Giving Tuesday. Giving back to your community helps to improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors. Your support of the participating organizations listed in the Guide allows for the continuation of these community calendars reaching every home in our two communities, which now share one school system. Special school events are also listed on the calendars.
The mission of the General Guide is to build bridges between Albion and Marshall, which is increasingly important as students from both communities attend school together and we can all appreciate learning about the different opportunities to connect in both cities. The General Guide showcases cultural places and events along the I-94 corridor between Battle Creek and Jackson, including Albion, Marshall, and Homer.
Get your copy of the General Guide by looking in this weekend’s shopper newspapers or visiting one of the businesses listed. Please thank the participating organizations who make this public service possible by giving them your business. We can all make a difference in our community when we give of our time, talent, or treasures.
All these events are posted on Google calendars online with links to official information about each event, and a directory of area calendars for many destinations and organizations. There are also Google maps with walking tours of downtown places to see the arts and culture including the Purple Gang tour in Albion. Come back to visit this page often for new information on entertainment, developments, cross-cultural events, outdoor fun, and Marshall Public Schools’ open houses.
If your business would like to support the inclusive sharing of local highlights and help generate more business in the regional economy through the General Guide – please contact us by clicking here.
The best thing about the General Guide are the Google calendars online with links to official information about each event, and a directory to area calendars for many destinations and organizations. The Google calendars can be synced with personal device calendars for handy access to fun things to do locally. Visit GeneralGuide.net for information on education, events, entertainment, progress, cultural sharing, and tourism. Learn about highlights in each community and how to post information about community events to local calendars.