Check out two great code camps in SC and NC in October. Code camps are by the dev community, for the dev community. It's a great Saturday of learning and sharing developer knowledge, and it's free! Some will even have hands-on labs in addition to just presentations.
October 13 - South Carolina Code Camp in Charleston, SC, more information at Charleston .NET User Group website
October 20 - Charlotte Code Camp, more info at Charlotte Enterprise Developers Guild website