We have meet and greets fairly regularly around these parts. Just keep an eye on this here forum and you're bound to see one coming along pretty soon. I know because I aim to host another one in less than a month from now.
In the meanwhile, there is plenty to learn and read about on this forum, and it will help you along your way to enjoying the rights you have as an American gun owner.
I'll be meeting up with another newcomer (Monday) later today to help him get beyond them just starting out jitters that some of us can identify with pretty well. We'll just run some errands around town while OC'ing and I believe he'll feel much better starting out in the company of someone who has grown comfortable doing so.
Good luck and stick around. We'll have another meet and greet before too long.