Meetup.com is a great resource for finding out things that are going on in your area. I've joined 4 groups that are nearby. Some organize photo walks and others will have presentations like a photo club. I was lucky enough to run across a meetup that was happening a few weeks back. The Hagerstown Historical Society was hosting a Open House for historical places of worship. The open house was the day after Christmas, so all were still decorated for the holidays. In addition to the open house, the Historical Society was hosting a photography contest. The winner of the contest will win $200 and the winning photo will be on next year's brochure for the Open House. I hope to hear this month if I won.