Where do you live?
Most states (that have active OC residents) usually have some sort of regular get together (picnics, dinners, shoots, etc). Here in Utah we have one once a month. Fill out your profile information, tell us a little more about yourself, get active on a local level.
You can use Google earth to help you see how far your regular haunts are from school zones, that should help with the fear of getting busted.
Be sure to study your state/local firearms laws over and over again -- knowledge is power!