The "Naborhood" Coffee Talk!
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presented by Doris Nabors and June Beverly
5910 Hampton St., Melrose, Fl at the corner of State Rd. 26


Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Gil Gauk
Gil Gauck, (aka the Keystone Kid), is a 2nd generation singer, songwriter multi-instrumental musician with a career that goes coast to coast spanning 40+ years and includes backing blues giant John Lee Hooker in the early ‘70s. Now it’s all about taking those experiences, sitting down with an acoustic guitar, singing songs that have personal meaning in his unique vocal style and hope folks enjoy the journey.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Two Parts Harmony, One Part Grace
Gayle Bone & Leatha Davis formed 2PartsHarmony/ 1PartGrace after their contemporary Christian band, Lost and Found, disbanded.  They were so comfortable doing harmony together for six years that they decided to continue.  Leatha has played guitar for over forty years.  Gayle has added mandolin to their music.  They enjoy doing soft rock and folk songs and have played at Farmer's Markets and other events. They had parade watchers singing along with them during the Melrose 2015 Christmas parade.

chuckHardwickDeanParrishWednesday, June 15, 2016
Chuck Hardwicke and Dean Parrish
Chuck Hardwicke’s original Florida songs have won awards in the Florida Songwriting contest at the Will Mclean Festival. He has four CDs entitled "South Florida Sunrise," "Drifting with the Wind," "Gone North", and "Welcome Aboard." Chuck performs with Dean Parrish, lead guitar. Both Chuck and Dean  contribute vocally, adding to their whole sound. In addition to Florida songs, the band may venture into old-time, swing, blues, old country, and even a Dylan song or two.

peytonWaitPeytonTrioWednesday, June 22, 2016
The Peyton Waite Trio
Dan Peyton (rhythm guitar and lead vocals), John Peyton (bass and harmony vocals) and Dave Waite (mandolin, fiddle, lead guitar and harmony vocals). Dan and John are natives of Jacksonville and have been entertaining over forty years, primarily as members of the Peyton Brothers which also included their other brothers, Michael and Lee. Dave, a New Yorker, made his way to the Florida Keys years ago where he developed his instrumental and vocal skills. Regulars at Gainesville area jam sessions, the trio met and discovered their tastes and approach to musical performance was very similar-- collaboration was inevitable. Being somewhat averse to the notion that music must have a label, the band accepts by default the term “Americana” which, per Wikipedia is “an amalgam of roots music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the American musical ethos.” It is all acoustic and incorporates the influences of folk, bluegrass, blues, rock, country, and western swing.

billAndEliPerras1Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Bill and Eli Perras
The many inspired lyrics given to and interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill’s expertise bluesy finger-style guitar playing create a very uniquely modern take on true Americana music. They continue to speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics accompanied by soulful genuine pentatonic rhythms against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. They can grip your heart, search your soul and change a mindset, or softly strike a funny bone, all the while leaving the audience with a sentiment for the common good we desire in all mankind. Bill & Eli have opened for Bill Staines, John Gorka, Jack Williams, Anne Feeney, Scott Ainslie, Small Potatoes, Emma’s Revolution, Paul Geremia and many more nationally recognized entertainers. Bill & Eli are regulars at the many Florida folk music venues and festivals.

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First Friday Art Walk
July 1, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 pm
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3rd Annual Wild Life Art Exhibition

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Next Members Meeting: 
TUESDAY, June 21, 2016

6:30 PM
Third Tuesday of the month.
Volunteers welcome.
New Volunteer Membership
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Next Board Meeting: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016
10:00 am

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Fri., Sat., Sun.,

11:00 am - 5:00pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Wine Glass Painting!

winePhoto with Gail Green.
July 16, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 pm

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