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.


Family STEM Saturdays
Saturday, October 7, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Build and play with Science and Technology at the Melrose Center! Bring your family, bring yourself and see what wonderful things we have to offer. Available resources include littleBits, Snap Circuits, and Lego WeDo. Ages 4-104. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Melrose in the Mix – Leo Aether Band
Saturday, October 7, 3:30 P.M.

Join us in the Melrose Center Audio Studio for a unique live recording session featuring the talented Leo Aether Band. They will deliver an intimate performance, featuring original material in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Seating is limited. Register to reserve a seat at If you have Audio Studio credentials and would like to volunteer as an engineering assistant, sign up at


Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Sundays, October 8 & 29, 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!

Space is limited, so register today!

Lake Eola Photo Walk
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Grab your camera and walking shoes and join our photo instructor Ray as he leads you on a guided photo walk around Lake Eola. This is a free event that starts first at the Melrose Center and then continues on a quick stroll around Lake Eola. During the walk, he’ll be covering camera basics such as using manual and how to use different lenses to create different effects. He’ll also be giving a quick lighting demo on how to improve outdoor portraits using small inexpensive speed lights.

*Weather Permitting*

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Vocal Production 202
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Getting the right vocal sound is a key element in producing compelling music. In the second installment of this workshop series, we will focus on the key elements to producing fantastic vocals and perfect their sound in the mix.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Indispensable Adobe Illustrator Tools
Thursday, October 12, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Join us for a learning opportunity where we’ll demystify Adobe Illustrator’s Pen Tool and Pathfinder Panel. Through a series of mini-exercises, you will discover the power of line segments, anchor points and control handles within your vector art.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Digital Media Design.

Sunday, October 15, 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Experience a terrifyingly good time for the whole family, featuring appearances by the Tourist City Ghostbusters, Skeletons Museum of Osteology, the Vampirates of Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, makeup wizard Barry Anderson of the Ghoul-School FX Workshops, a kids’ costume contest, a chance to win tickets to Madame Tussauds Orlando and more!


Starting a Production Company with Valeska Freire
Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Have you ever wanted to open your own production company, but weren’t sure where to begin?

Join Valeska Freire, founder of Magic Haus Films as she gives us an inside look into what it takes to create your own video production company!

Magic Haus focuses on creating the highest quality video for everything from commercials and weddings to feature films and documentaries.

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how to make your vision become a reality!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Script Orlando
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 P.M.

This month’s Script Orlando will feature two speakers whose presentations focus on turning bad situations into successes. Scott Brown will share how he has adapted to changes in his life and career in a piece called, “Fail Small. Fail Fast. Fail Forward.” Then, a native of Orlando, Jenny DeWitt will follow up in a piece on why “Bad Decisions Make the Best Stories,” and how they all came together for her becoming the Townie Tourist.

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.

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Sharpen your live performance skills and let Orlando hear your voice. If you’re an Orlando musician, poet, comedian–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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*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.