Hi and welcome from the country just a bit north of you.
If you are interested in Alternative and Traditional Processes, the Pacifica Chapter of the Center for Photographic History and Technology (CPHT) meets reasonably regularly in Bellevue.
Here is a link to their website: http://www.altphotopacifica.org/
The next meeting is, however, up here in BC .
Hope you like it here on APUG.