Oct. Coffeetalk Schedule at Melrose Center

October 3, 2019       One-Eyed Cat is a musical duo consisting of Nora Gauck Vocals and Percussion;  Gil Gauck Vocals and Guitar. They have been singing and performing together since they formed the original One-Eyed Cat in Miami, FL in 1985. Gil has an extensive resume in music on multiple instruments that spans 4 decades including a stint backing Blues Giant John Lee Hooker in the early ‘70s.  Before they met, Nora spent years honing her powerful vocal style performing in the Jersey Shore Casinos and other venues across the Northeastern United States. Together their sound is a unique combination of their shared vocalizations, Gil’s arrangements and guitar work creating their “Catified” very original sound. Catch a show and witness their little musical revolution first hand with a 90+ song list that defies categorization. 

Oct. 10     Edward Kellerman aka PERFESSOR EDDY   ebbyguru@hotmail.com   First guitar at age 10 and hasn’t stopped playing the best of American folk, blues, country classics, gospel, country blues, and all time favorites on his acoustic six and twelve string guitars.

Oct. 17      Al Poindexter    

If you want to hear songs about Florida legends, colorful characters and backwater places then listen to Al Poindexter perform his own songs, old timey songs and blues tunes backed up on his National steel bottleneck guitar or fast picking claw hammer banjo. Al has been a performer and avid collector of Florida folk lore and songs for over 20 years and writes fresh, new tunes about life in old Florida. 

Oct. 24  Terry Smith    started learning guitar at age 8 and now plays acoustic guitar, twelve string, electric, bass and also drums. Through the years he has performed at churches, correctional facilities and festivals. In the 80s Terry played with Christian band “Straightway.” Today it will be a variety mix of songs such as Dream Lover by Bobby Darin, Country Roads by John Denver, Who’ll Stop the Rain by Credence Clearwater Revival and Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry.

Oct. 31 Doug Spears   is a fourth generation Floridian, a storyteller of first order whose descriptions ring vivid and true.  He knows the traditions and customs of Florida.  From the swamps of North Florida to the beaches of Key West Spears brings

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Ancient Games at the Library

Ancient Board Games

Have you ever wondered what they did for fun four hundred years ago?  What about four thousand years ago? Back before game systems, televisions, or radios, board games ruled the entertainment options.  In fact, some of the games we play today came straight from games that have been played for thousands of years!  Our Ancient Board Game night will introduce you to some of the most popular games played around the world through the millennia, from mancala to shut-the-box.  Sit down with us and roll the dice on games played by Sumerian kings and Chinese emperors on Thursday, October 24th from 2:00-4:00 at the Melrose Library.  These games are suitable for 12 and older.

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MBCA General Meeting for September, 2019

Whew! Dorian was a close call, but it turned out to be a very kind storm for the Melrose area. Hope you were safe and have your worry level set back to normal by now. 

This message is a reminder of the next MBCA General Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th, to be held at the Homemakers Club in Melrose. Doors open at 11:30am and meeting starts at noon. Some items on the agenda include:

  • Local events and activities.
    • 9/6 Art Walk
    • 9/14 Melrose Multi-Market Sale
    • 9/14 Battle of the Bands
    • 9/27 Contra Dance
    • 9/28 Shake A Leg for Lady Liberty Dance
  • Melrose Christmas Parade 
  • Election for MBCA President, Secretary, and all Directors for 2020
    (election to be held at the October 8th General meeting)
  • Fundraising ideas for community projects
  • Growing the MBCA membership
  • Discuss changing frequency and meeting times of the General Meetings from monthly to quarterly in 2020

Keep up-to-date with local happenings by visiting this Melrose Grapevine and following our Facebook page at MBCA. As always, you can contact us via email or during one of the MBCA meetings.
-Marshall Bloom

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Shakerag Sept. Coffeetalk Schedule

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Sept. Coffeetalk Schedule

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September Calendar of Classes & Events at Mossman Hall

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Halloween at Mossman Hall: Seeking vendors and volunteers

If you or your business or organization is interested in volunteering your time, donating decorations or setting up a free info booth at Mossman Hall Haloween evening, please contact Nicole at MossmanHall@gmail.com

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A Community Baby Shower at the Library on Saturday, September 14th at 10:30 am

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Melrose Multi-Market Sale

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