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, March  3 & 17, 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.

Script Orlando
Thursday, March 8, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Greg Slotta and the Colorist Creative crew will be sharing about their documentary Seduction of the Pines. Learn about the filmmaking process and the story of one man’s quest for lost land in Cuba.

Script Orlando is a Melrose Center gathering where community-nominated individuals will share 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.

The Melrose Center will accept nominations from anyone here. Nominees who agree to give a 15-20 minute presentation may participate.


Melrose Meetups: Motion Capture Animation
Thursday, March 8, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

We will be exploring the Perception Neuron MOCAP system. This system is based on individual sensors called Neurons which track and record the movements of an actor without the use of expensive equipment. Whether you’re a developer, gamer, VFX pro, researcher or virtual reality pioneer, come explore the versatility of this technology.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Melrose Meetups: Say it Paint So!
Saturday, March 10, 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Sit and relax while painting on a canvas with instructor assistance, and walk away with your masterpiece. Limited seating, sign up quick! Due to limited materials, we require you to register in advance!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Design.

Melrose Meetups: Running a Photo Business
Monday, March 12, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Have Photo Business questions? Are you into Wedding Photography?  Whether you are new to photography or you would like information on how to start your own photo business come in to hear from Soltren Photography, a local wedding photography business. They will share information on how they got started, photo gear and how they conduct their business. Make sure you bring your questions with you.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photo


Melrose Meetups: Ableton User Group Launch Meetup w/ DiViNCi
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Join us at the Melrose Center with special guests DiViNCi and Ableton Certified Trainer Steven Smith, as we celebrate the first meeting of the official Ableton User Group Orlando in its new home.

DiViNCi will offer a live performance with PUSH 2, followed by a Q&A where he will discuss his live setup, how he maps his various controllers to control Ableton, and his inspirational approach for creative longevity. Steven Smith will provide an in-depth demonstration of Ableton Live 10’s new Wavetable synth.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio

Melrose Meetups: Teleprompter Training 101!
Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Ever wonder how speakers remember all their lines? They might be using a teleprompter. Join us at the Melrose Center for a fun Meetup, focused on teleprompter techniques! Become familiar with the live production process and equipment as you spend time in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a teleprompter operator.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video


Melrose Meetups: VR Recording Studio
Thursday, March 22, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Join the Orlando Audio Meetup hosting Audio Fusion and members of the Orlando AES(Audio Engineering Society) Chapter.  AudioFusion offers a series of VR simulations that enable anyone to get hands-on with an advanced recording studio workflow. Virtual Reality is still a new and undiscovered technology yet to reveal the outcomes of its’ empowerment. In this session, we will look at advanced learning of signal flow and shed light on where VR can contribute to advanced studio learning. A special prize will be raffled at this event to anyone who attends and participates, so be sure not to miss it!

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, March 29, 6:00 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. **This month will be hosted on the 5th Thursday**

Sign up at:


Melrose Meetups: The Audition Part II
Saturday, March 31, 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

How do you stand up in front of a production staff and come out courageous? Bring your best audition piece and actor-director Tony Simotes of the Mad Cow Theatre will provide coaching for the ultimate challenge of courage, the audition. Take command of your next audition. Be courageous.

Seating and mock audition spaces are limited and will be available on a first come first serve basis.

***Please note: This meetup will take place at the Mad Cow Theatre at

54 West Church Street – Second Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Theatre

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.