Events

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
Saturdays, August 4 & 18, 10 a.m. – 12 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 K’NEX. Ages 4-104. Minors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.

Melrose in the Mix: Terri Binion
Sunday, August 5, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A beloved and acclaimed member of the Orlando music community, Terri Binion performs at the August Melrose in the Mix session.

Reserve a seat for this unique, live recording session at www.ocls.info/melroseinthemix.

With famous admirers from Jimmy Webb to Lucinda Williams, North Carolina-born singer-songwriter Terri Binion has long been a beloved fixture in the Orlando music community.  Her critically-acclaimed 2016 album The Day After the Night Before was hailed as a collection immensely personal songs that spoke of inspiration and heartache, delivered with beauty and honesty.  Terri brings her captivating style to the Melrose Audio Studio for our August Melrose in the Mix live recording session.

Melrose members with Audio Studio Credentials can volunteer to assist staff engineers during this session at www.ocls.info/melrosemixassistants.

Melrose Meetups: Digital Media Design – Coding Behaviors in Unity
Thursday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This meetup will be conducted as a lesson driven workshop. We will discuss how to create a behavior script in Unity using C#. Attendees are encouraged to participate and enhance the discussion by contributing their own experiences with coding behaviors. All levels of experience are welcomed.

Orlando Digital Media Design

 

Melrose Meetups: Orlando Photo + Design – The New Approach To Photojournalism
Monday, August 13, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Photojournalists are experiencing new challenges when pricing work, adapting to video shooting techniques and copyrighting work. Gerardo Mora of Getty Images will come in and speak about how to approach photojournalism, sharing some of his work and talking about his experiences covering high profile events such as Hurricane Katrina, The Super Bowl, NASCAR, and many other national and international events. We will talk about best practices and learn the best way to approach different news outlets to sell your pictures.

Orlando Photo + Design

Melrose Meetups: Out Tonight Theatre – Voice and Bodywork for the Actor
Sunday, August 19, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The voice is a vital part of the actor’s instrument. By exploring sound in the body, developing awareness and freeing tension, students will develop and strengthen the voice while recognizing the connection between the voice and the body. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes for this highly physical session.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Theatre

Melrose Meetups: Orlando Video & Post Production – 360 Video
Wednesday, August 22, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

In this Meetup, we’ll discuss the top three tools for finishing a 360 project: 1. VR Headsets 2. Picture Editing 3. Spatial Sound Mixing.

Orlando Video & Post Production

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, August 23, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Orlando Musicians and Poets: sharpen your live performance skills and let Orlando hear your voice. Join us every 4th Thursday of the month for live entertainment in a creative atmosphere. Enjoy performances by our two featured artists, Untaken & Kefas.

Sign up at: https://ocls-jwxrd.formstack.com/forms/melrose_open_mic

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 Meetup.com 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.