If you're close to New York and have some time to spare, this series of "Science Soirees" could be enlightening.
The New York Public Library and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Partner for Free Series at the Library’s Science, Industry and Business Library
Topics Include the Future of Memory, Genetically Modified Foods, and the Origins of Language
Some related journalism and science links:
CJR's Blinded by Science How ‘Balanced’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality
National Association of Science Writers
A Guide to Careers in Science Writing