If you're looking to meet up with Perl folks in your area I suggest checking out the newly added Perl Meetup at http://perl.meetup.com. I see our own davorg has already registered there. Basically you create an account, define where you live and then subscribe to various meetups. Each city has several possible meeting places/venues for members to decide on by voting when they RSVP for the event. Events are scheduled every month. If a given city doesn't have a minimum number(I think 5) RSVP saying they'll be in attendance, the meeting is cancelled for that city for that month.
This could be a great way to meet Perl people in your area. Check it out!