Main Street Players presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

NORMA RICHARDSON, special contributor to The GRIP ::: The Main Street Players 20th anniversary season continues with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a gleefully entertaining comedy inspired by the work of the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The play begins in Buck County, Pa., where we meet two adult siblings named Vanya and […]

Downtown Griffin 2nd Saturday Art on Tap brings artists, demonstrations, live music and more

STAFF REPORT ::: Downtown Griffin will host more than 25 local artists Saturday for the 2nd Saturday Art on Tap event. The Griffin Main Street Program and Griffin Downtown Council partner with the city of Griffin to host 2nd Saturday events for the community. These events are to encourage citizens to support small businesses downtown […]

Register March 26 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day Parade

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County’s historic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Day 2022 will be held on April 2, with the theme of Woven Together in the Struggle for Justice, Change, Equity and Hope. Parade participants will begin lining up at 2 p.m. The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. and it will […]

Join today’s Second Saturday Cupid Shuffle for family fun in Downtown Griffin

STAFF REPORT ::: Love is in the air today as the city of Griffin Economic Development team has partnered with the Griffin Downtown Council and the Griffin Main Street Program to host the Second Saturday Cupid Shuffle, a Valentine event that will run through 8 p.m. today. Families are invited to shop, dine and explore […]

NASCAR 2020 season resumes in Georgia June 7

STAFF REPORT ::: The NASCAR 2020 season will soon resume in Georgia with the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Originally scheduled to run March 15, NASCAR, the state of Georgia and Governor Brian Kemp worked with the sanctioning body and AMS to reschedule this race. With a race plan reviewed and […]

Griffin-Spalding County Library to close until further notice

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Library will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. The decision to close the library until further notice was made by the library administration and its Board of Trustees. The Griffin-Spalding County Library averages approximately 450 patrons through the door daily. Library officials say the decision […]

NASCAR announces two upcoming races will be held without fans in attendance

STAFF REPORT ::: Officials with NASCAR have announced that upcoming races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway will be held without fans in attendance. “At this time, NASCAR will hold its race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in attendance. These events will be restricted to competitors, crews, officials and […]

Gordon State College presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

BRITTANY TENNANT ::: Gordon State College Communications Specialist Through the voices of ordinary people in early 20th century America, Our Town is a timeless tale that reveals our societies fundamental struggles. Gordon State College Fine and Performing Arts presents Our Town, a play that was first produced in 1938 and rebelled against the saccharine, showy […]

Griffin Area Concert Association presents The Maxwell Quartet

STAFF REPORT ::: The Maxwell Quartet, a Glasgow-based string quartet, is bringing the sounds and stories of bonnie Scotland to Griffin Auditorium, located at 234 E. Taylor St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Presented by the Griffin Area Concert Association, the concert will feature Scottish folk music. The Maxwell Quartet consists of four friends […]

Main Street Players presents The Wild Women of Winedale

STAFF REPORT ::: Get ready for an evening of joyful laughter and heartwarming moments as Main Street Players serves up the first production of 2020. The Wild Women of Winedale spotlights the lives of the three Wild sisters – Fanny, Willa and their sister-in-law Johnnie Faye – as they face a series of new challenges […]

Downtown Griffin 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl is tonight

STAFF REPORT ::: If you are looking for some great Saturday entertainment, you need look no farther than downtown Griffin’s 2nd Saturday Chili Crawl. Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., the Downtown Council and Griffin Main Street Program are hosting this free event to help you shake off those winter blues. “Crawl” around downtown Griffin […]

Main Street Players presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Special contributor to The GRIP You need go no farther than downtown Griffin to ring in the holiday season with a joyful, side-splitting production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” presented by Main Street Players. The play centers on three actors who have grown weary of performing Charles Dickens’ […]

Griffin Ballet Theatre presents the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: While out and about this holiday weekend, kick off the Christmas season with a magical performance of Griffin Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. will include a special visit from Santa, and two additional performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday […]

Spalding County Fair with new midway continues through Saturday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Despite changes in the midway attractions, Kiwanis Club of Griffin Fair Manager Ralph Jones said the Spalding County Fair goes on. Jones said the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, which sponsors the annual Spalding County Fair, was unaware Belle City Amusements would not be providing the midway entertainment. “Belle City has been […]

Library features Griffin Nature Photographers Association exhibit

STAFF REPORT ::: The Flint River Regional Library, in collaboration with Georgia Nature Photographers, is currently featuring a nature photography exhibit. An independent judge selected 12 photographs from the Griffin chapter for each month to be displayed in August and September. Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) is composed of a group of photographers passionate about […]