Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Best Buy to Carry Arduino Too?
We've been able to buy Arduino from the HMS Beagle for a while now. Microcenter started offering Sparkfun and Maker Shed items including Arduino. Radio Shack has announced they will begin stocking them soon.
Now this from the Adafruit blog - "Best Buy CTO Envisions Arduino Section ..."each store has and Arduino section instead of DVDs"
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