Auburn Community Orchestra

The Auburn Community Orchestra (ACO) will perform its fall concert, “Orchestra on the Hill,” presented by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities (Pebble Hill) and the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC). The event will be held on the lawn at Pebble Hill on Thursday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. 

The ACO is under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Richard Prior, a native of Great Britain who has been directing and conducting orchestras in Georgia for over 25 years. Under his direction, the ACO will provide Auburn residents and visitors an expertly rehearsed and enthusiastically prepared concert at Pebble Hill.

ACO’s program will include the following: "Star Spangled Banner," "Armed Forces Salute," "March from 'the Dam Busters'," "Schubert Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'(first movement)," "Pomp and Circumstance No. 4," "March from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'," and "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Come early and grab an orchestra-themed kit that will be passed out to the first 150 guests. Parking will be available at the Burton Street Parking Deck off Burton Avenue, with parking proceeds going to the ACO. 

There is plenty of space for guests to bring a blanket and/or chairs to spread out and enjoy the concert in person. Orchestra on the Hill is free, family friendly and open to the public.


Fall Sundown Concerts

Auburn Parks and Recreation is excited for the return of the Fall Sundown Concert this October at Kiesel Park. Enjoy an evening of music at the park on Thursday nights beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 21. 

Bring a blanket, chairs, a picnic dinner and the entire family for music under the stars. The Chill Spot will be on-site selling hotdogs, chips and cool treats. 

This October's music line up is as follows:

Oct. 14 - H2O featuring  Ms. L'Oreal

Oct. 21 - Soul Co.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Kiesel Park is located at 520 Chadwick Lane in Auburn. 

For more information on the Fall Sundown Concert Series, visit


Fright Night Moves at Kiesel Park

Friday Fright Night Movies at Keisel Park is back in 2021.

 Fright Night Movies, an evening of spooky movies to get you in the mood for Halloween, will take place Oct. 22. 

The first feature, "Hocus Pocus "(1993, rated PG), will start at 6:15 p.m. At 8 p.m. the second feature, "Seven" (1995, rated R, persons under 16 will not be permitted), will be shown. 

Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to be comfortable, and concessions consisting of delicious food and tasty treats will be available for purchase to enjoy the movies. 

This event is free and open to the public. Kiesel Park is located at 520 Chadwick Lane in Auburn.


Parks & Rec VIP Volunteer Program

Auburn Parks and Recreation has invited residents to become a Rec. VIP Volunteer. 

Rec. VIP is a volunteer program for individuals age 19 and over who are interested in helping with programs and events offered through Auburn Parks and Recreation.

The Rec. VIP program strives to improve the quality of life for all citizens by involving volunteers who offer their time, effort and skills to enhance the City of Auburn. 

The program incorporates volunteers into all facets of the organization including athletics, Special Olympics, therapeutics, 50-plus programs, special events, cultural arts and park cleanup.

Rec. VIP Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt each year, a quarterly newsletter with upcoming volunteer opportunities, as well as recognition and appreciation events.

For more information or to apply to become a Rec. VIP Volunteer, contact Gabby Filgo at or visit


National Night Out

The Auburn Housing Authority will host National Night Our Fall Festival on Monday, Oct. 18. 

The event, which will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be held at 931 Booker St. in Auburn.

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