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.

MARCH FEATURED EVENT: Script Orlando
Thursday, March 16, 6:00 P.M.

This is Script Orlando’s kickoff event, featuring Donnie Hamlett and Jim Hobart.

Script Orlando is a new type of 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.

APRIL FEATURED EVENT: Melrose in the Mix: Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle
Saturday, April 1, 3:30 P.M.

Join us for the first in a series of intimate in-studio recording performances as Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee brings her assembled Swamp Sistas Songwiters Circle to the Melrose Audio Studio for a special afternoon session. Beth will be joined by Hanna Harber, Renee Arozqueta and Ka Malinalli, as the Circle takes turns performing original material and accompanying one another before a small studio audience – all while being recorded. Seating for this event is very limited. Sign up to attend at ocls.info/melroseinthemix.

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Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Sunday, March 5, 4:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 19, 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!

Audio: Inside the Radio Business
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 P.M.

Have an in-depth discussion on everything you want to know about radio. We are proud to invite Dennis Martinez Program Director of Mix 105.1 and 101.9 AMP Radio in Orlando. Learn first-hand how a major radio station operates from commercials to concerts and more!!!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Graphic Design Workshop: Layer Management in Adobe Photoshop
Thursday, March 9, 6:00 P.M.

Whether you retouch pictures, design graphics, or paint in Photoshop, having a deep understanding of layers will help keep your PSD files organized and save you countless hours in the long run. Join Graphic Design instructor Robert J. in this hands-on exercise where he will discuss useful layer features such as masks, transparency, and much more. He will also demonstrate how they can be applied in different scenarios. A limited amount of laptops will be available to follow the exercise. We encourage attendees to bring their own laptops and ask questions!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Photography: Outdoor Photo Walk
Sunday, March 12, 2:30 P.M.

Don’t let a few bad photos cause your camera to collect dust on a shelf or in a drawer! Get to know your camera’s manual settings to take better outdoor photos. Start with us at 2:30 PM for a Camera Q&A in the Melrose Center where we’ll cover some basics. You can also meet us at the front of the Library at 4:00 PM to head out on a photo walk around Lake Eola for some guided practice. You’re welcome to attend either part of this meetup or come to both!

**Weather Permitting**

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Photography: Create and Share your Portfolio
Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Looking for an inexpensive way to receive feedback on your portfolio? How about FREE?

Choose 10-15 of your best photographs to share with your peers at the Melrose Center. Make sure to bring your own device with which to share your work. Attendees will receive feedback on what photos to include and not include in their portfolios. This is an informal learning experience and a great networking event.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Video: Basics of Documentary Filmmaking with Bill Suchy
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Join us for an informative session with Bill Suchy on the basics of making documentaries concentrating on storytelling, visual literacy, lighting, interviewing, various equipment, etc.

Bill Suchy’s documentary and television programs have earned numerous national awards including several Emmys and an Oscar nomination. During his tenure as Managing Producer for Disney Attractions Television & Magic Kingdom Productions he created and supervised numerous television projects.

Bill produced, wrote and directed Disney’s Emmy nominated, Secrets of the Animal Kingdom series and created and executive produced the Emmy winning youth series Sports Zone. He also wrote and produced American Health & Fitness (FOX), wrote, produced and directed Rollerjam segments (TNN), and was head writer for Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star series.

Suchy has made over a dozen documentaries including the Emmy winning PBS program Earl Cunningham: The Dragon of St. George Street, the WNET PBS NATURE Special Cats, the Academy Award nominated feature documentary, Building Bombs. and the acclaimed PBS programs, In Praise of Wild Florida, For the Love of Manatees, A Citrus Legacy, Future Vision and Nature’s Landlords. He is presently completing the PBS HD documentary, Jerry Uelsmann: Visual Poetry.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Melrose Meetups: Teen Meetup
Tuesday, March 21, 4:30 P.M.

For the first time, the Melrose Center is providing unique ways for our teenage audience to experience our resources and staff expertise.  We’ll introduce attendees to a variety of staff members as well as different areas of the Melrose Center, and also outline how future Teen Meetups will provide workshops about the technology and equipment we have available. We hope to encourage those who attend to develop and interest and enthusiasm for media and technology. (Ages 13-18)

The Voice of Melrose Open Mic Night
Thursday, March 23, 6:00 P.M. – 7:45 P.M.

Orlando Musicians, Poets and Dancers: 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.

Sign-up for a performance slot.

 

Indienomicon Meets at the Melrose Center on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Audio Meets at the Melrose Center the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Electronic Music Meets at the Melrose Center on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Internet of Things (IoT) Meets at the Melrose Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.*
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Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG) Meets at the Melrose Center the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Photo + Design Photography-focused meetups are held at the Melrose Center on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
Design-focused meetups are held at the Melrose Center on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Podcasters Meets at the Melrose Center the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M.*
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Orlando Robotics & Makers Club Meets at the Melrose Center the second Saturday of each month at 12:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Video & Post Production Meets at the Melrose Center on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 P.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.