Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
STEM Education is Job One
I learned about this from @RichWhite tweet, interesting conference and panel discussion from the California STEM Learning Network. http://fora.tv/2011/10/10/STEM_Education_Is_Job_One
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups