CU Woodshop supply in Champaign IL is hosting a Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event 10/31, 11/1. Details can found here. I'm pretty far away (78 miles) from CU Woodshop, but they have become an important resource in my woodworking.
I usually go to Jeff Miller's studio for the Lie-Nielsen events but had to miss this year's soiree. Jeff is on the far side of Chicago from me, but technically closer. Champaign is a cornfield lined trip down I57. I can get to Champaign quicker than the North side of Chicago.
I do not know if this is the first time Lie-Nielsen has been to CU woodshop, but this is the first time I've heard about it. The web is full of people recommending these things. I'm going to leave you with the most profound experience I have with the Lie-Nielsen events: the insight into the use of the tools is indescribable.
So, go. Show your support for the world of woodworking. Even if all you do is walk around and gape at the CU Dreamshop. I'll be there on Friday, the 31st. I'm the scary one without a costume.