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.

Photography: Pro Studio Lighting On The Cheap
Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Always wanted a studio, but didn’t have the time or money to invest in one? Have you been trying to get amazing outdoor portraits but just can’t get your subject and the sky exposed properly? Need a set of portable lights that won’t break the bank?

Come to our meetup in the Melrose Photo Studio to learn about strobist.

What is strobist? It’s a way of using small portable and cheap speedlites to create amazing light effects. We’ll be going over the basics and then going on a photo shoot within the library to demonstrate the flexibility and power of using speedlites as your primary light.

As with all of our meetups we strongly encourage you to bring your cameras so you can try out the lights with your gear!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.

Audio: Synthesizer Fundamentals
Wednesday, May 10, 6:00 P.M.

Explore the workings of analog synthesizers as we demo creating sounds from scratch. We will go over the parts of an analog synth and routing.

Join us for this informative session led by our audio instructors!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Graphic Design Workshop: Photo Gallery Web Design in Adobe Lightroom
Thursday, May 11, 6:00 P.M.

Do you need to draft great-looking stationery, books, or designs without starting from scratch? Are you working around the clock? Don’t know where to begin? Get started with templates! We will show you how to find the right Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign template for your specific needs and turn it into your own design!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Teen Meetup – Video Production
Wednesday, May 16, 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

For the first time, the Melrose Center is providing unique ways for our teenage audience to experience our resources and staff expertise. This month’s meetup will feature a workshop focused on the technology and equipment we have available in our Video Studio. We hope to encourage attendees to develop an interest and enthusiasm for media and technology.

Video: Fundamentals of Screenwriting
Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

If you are new to screenwriting or planning to write a script, this event is just for you! Learn the basics of script formatting, a demo of a free script writing software, and some useful tips and expected practices.

Time will be set aside at the end for networking among fellow industry professionals.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Script Orlando
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 P.M.

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.


Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Sunday, May 21, 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 3, 3:30 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!


The Voice of Melrose Open Mic Night
Thursday, May 25, 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.

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 are subject to 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.