There are a number of calligraphy classes in this area.
Don King is an excellent teacher in Raleigh, and is offering these classes in Fall 2014:
Intro to the Roman Minuscule Hand: Tuesdays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23; 7-9:30 PM
Intro to the Italic Hand: Tuesdays, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23; 7-9:30 PM
Basic Layout and Design for Calligraphers: Tuesdays 10/21, 10/28, 11/4; 7-9:30 PM
Visit Don's website: http://dkingstudio.com/main.html
The local calligraphy group: http://www.trianglecalligraphersguild.com
The group covering North and South Carolina: http://www.carolinaletteringarts.com