Upcoming events in Melrose

Join the artists and patrons of Melrose Bay Art Gallery

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 from 6 to 9:30 pm

at a reception to open a new exhibit

Painting Lake Wauberg – New Art Work by Frank Barone

 Another art evening in Melrose – the Small Town with the Big Art Scene!

Concurrent with this opening will be a closing reception at Bellamy Road Fine Arts,

for the group exhibit of art to benefit the Putnam Land Conservancy.

Barone’s Lake Wauberg paintings will be shown from Sept 1 to Oct 2.

East from Gainesville on Bellamy Avenue (SR 26), across from the Melrose

Fire Station between Centre and Cypress Streets in the historic district.

Melrose Bay Art Gallery

open Saturday 10am-6pm

 Sunday 1-5 pm

103 Bellamy Avenue (SR26) at Centre Street

PO Box 36

Melrose, Florida  32666

(352) 475-3866

new email address:



Also on Friday evening:


Contra dance this Friday night, September 9, in Melrose! Dance from 7:30 -10:00 p.m. at the Shake Rag Art & Culture Center; $5 donation.    Shake Rag was an old church that is now an art gallery, and it has a  wood  floor that is great for dancing.

So what do you get when you mix parts of contra dance bands All Days  and Onions with the Potluck Poachers? POACHED ONIONS.

Dance to the calling of Susie Rudder and the music of Poached Onions  with Tom Staley, Fay Baird, Eleta Sucsy and Pat Stevens.

ShakeRag is located at #301 Bellamy Avenue (SR 26) and Grove Street.  From Gainesville, take University Ave or 39th Ave heading east. They merge and become S.R. 26. Once you are in Melrose, Shake Rag is set back on the right just beyond, and beside, the park; if you arrive at the  traffic light you’ve gone too far. It’s 18 miles from University Ave & Main St.  in Gainesville. Come join the fun.

Next Tuesday:




(For Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and Other Charming Critters)


Chief Scientist (Ret.), University of FL; Ex-President, Paynes Prairie Native Plant Society; Owner, Micanopy Wildflowers

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 p.m.

Melrose Senior Community Center

307 Bellamy Avenue (SR 26), Melrose

 Refreshments and prizes

The public is invited to attend

Contact Joyce King at 352-475-1999 

Next Thursday:

Melrose Business & Community Association, Inc.

meets Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 pm

           Melrose Senior  Center
            307 Bellamy Avenue (SR 26), Melrose

 Come hear Brad Purcell, Putnam County Commissioner tell us about Keeping Putnam County’s Agriculture Strong for Future Generations.

   Additionally, Jim Melfi, Putnam Director of Habitat for Humanity will enlighten    us on some special mortgage programs.

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