Be informed and stay connected. Attend interactive meetups and events at the Melrose Center, located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library, downtown Orlando.


Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Sundays, July 2 & 16, 4:00 P.M.

Tech ‘N Color bring you the “social paint nights” experience, but with a technology twist! In each session, enjoy simple steps to create stunning paintings using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere.  We will have everything you need to start! All you need to bring is a storage device to save your creation. And best of all, the event is free! Check out the image we’ll paint this month!

Space is limited, so register today!

Lens Buying
Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Come find out about the world of lenses and what they do and how they will drastically change your photography.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Guitar Recording Workshop
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Join our experts as we talk about the intricacies of capturing the best guitar sound possible. We will cover techniques and ideas for microphone placement to perfect your tone on both acoustic and electric guitars.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Logos: The Importance of Visual Identity and Other Fun Facts
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Let’s discuss the effects of investing into a visual identity for your business, cause, or product. Our discussion will examine fascinating case studies, and we will follow up with networking and project feedback.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Digital Media Design.

Block Party
Saturday, July 15, 2:00 P.M.

Explore the Orlando Public Library with multiple floors of activities for the whole family as we celebrate together with MIX105.1!


Behind the Scenes of Public TV Production with Bill Dotson
Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Are you interested in producing public television programing and content? Join us as we welcome Bill Dotson, Director of Operations & Engineering for WUCF TV, Central Florida’s PBS station. Bill will discuss his career in public television production, and first steps for producing for broadcast. Bill recently oversaw an initiative to accept content proposal online for WUCF TV and will provide an overview of the submission process.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Script Orlando
Thursday, July 20, 6:00 P.M.

Featuring GenkiGoth Studios: On Becoming Full-Time Working Artists

Self-described as “a couple of artists looking for any excuse to get our hands dirty,” Dee Jay and Miriam Smith are the owners and artists of GenkiGoth Studios. Listen to this pair share their story of following a dream of becoming working artists.

Script Orlando is a Melrose Center gathering where community-nominated individuals will share with us how they started their career or business, what they do to affect issues in the community, or what inspires them in their work or life. In short, it’s a series of talks where community members share their story. Learn more, nominate a speaker or volunteer to speak here.

Melrose in the Mix: Belt & Ramirez
Sunday, August 6, 3:30 P.M.

The oboe and guitar duo, Belt & Ramirez, will deliver an intimate performance featuring their original material with a unique sound. Seating is limited. Sign up to attend this intimate recording session at


Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose RETURNS!
Thursday, August 24, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

The Melrose Center’s Open Mic returns from a summer hiatus. If you’re an Orlando musician, poet, comedian, dancer–PERFORMER–we want you! Sign up for a spot on the call sheet at

There are a number of community meetups that use Melrose Center space(s) to hold their meetings. If you’d like to hold regular meetups in the Melrose Center, please complete the linked form. All meetup groups, dates, times, space requests are subject to approval and additional Terms of Use. To learn of the benefits of registering your meetup, call 407-835-7323 and ask to speak to a Melrose staff member.

Indienomicon Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Electronic Music Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Internet of Things (IoT) Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.*
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Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG) Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Podcasters Meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M.*
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Orlando Robotics & Makers Club Meets the second Saturday of each month at 12:00 P.M.*
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*Dates & times may vary from what is published here. Check individual group’s page for exact date and time. Having a listing here does not guarantee reservation of Melrose Center space or equipment. All meetup reservation requests are subject to approval.