I've got two good sites for you to check out:

http://www.microsoft.com/mindshare/Find/default.aspx

and

http://ineta.org/DesktopDefault.aspx

After searching to make sure there are no user groups in your area and if you do start one; make sure to join the user group programs offered by different publishing companies. They normally have a lot of good offers and will send complimentary books in trade of book reviews.

Which reminds me I need to get some more reviews sent off…