There's going to be a fantastic week of agile programming activities in this area this coming January!
Begin with The TurboGears Jam in Ann Arbor, MI, Jan. 14 - 16.
On the 17th, drive two hours southeast to Sandusky, OH.
Then, Jan. 18 - 19, attend CodeMash at Kalahari Resort.
I don't know if they planned these events to dovetail so well, but Bruce Eckel is deeply involved in both, so perhaps they did.