Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Master a new skill, earn a badge. an interesting article about OpenBadges. http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/09/open-badges-project-learning-education.html
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