Family friendly winter activities in Albion Michigan include the 23rd annual Cardboard Classic Sled Race on Saturday, January 26. Check-in at 12:30, and judging at 1:20. The rules say the sleds must be made entirely of cardboard. Glue and tape may be used, but wood, plastic, hardware, string or staples may not be used. Paint can be used for decorative purposed only. Creative design is encouraged. Pre-registration is required and forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 310 S. Superior St., Albion; (517) 629 5533.
Families who want to build a sled together, can do so at Kids N’ Stuff children’s museum. Instruction on sled-building is available on January 8 from 6 -7 PM. Materials are provided at 301 South Superior in Albion.
For your culinary interests, there will be a Chili Dinner on Thursday, January 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 600 E. Michigan Ave., Albion, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
On Sunday, January 26, enjoy a Pancake Brunch sponsored by the American legion Post 55, 1230 Edward St., Albion, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
Julian Bond will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation speaker at Albion College, Goodrich Chapel, on Thursday, January 30, at 7:00 PM. This legendary Civil Rights Activist will present “The Dream: The Journey So Far and the Challenge Ahead”. The convocation is open to the public and admission is free.
Nora’s Restaurant is now open at 115 N. Superior, Albion. They specialize in barbecued ribs.
Couples and families can enjoy outdoor activities in January in Albion and find a great place to stay at local bed and breakfasts. Albion Heritage B&B is open 7 days a week, is located near Albion College, is a family friendly inn, and carries the #1 ranking on Trip Advisor in Albion. Palmer House B&B is located downtown and offers a gourmet breakfast 7 days a week.