The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) will be sponsoring a 2-meter QSO Party in January 23.
The purpose of the QSO Party is to “encourage local activity; to provide a ‘gauge’ for individual station capabilities; to provide an introduction to QSO Parties and contesting; and to HAVE FUN.” QSO Party contacts count in the ARRL VHF Contest during the same time period, provided you include your grid square in the exchange. The event is open to everyone in Eastern MA. In 2010 FARA held its first 2m QSO Party; it was well received.
The entire QSO Party rules can be found at http://www.falara.org/announcements/faraqsoparty5-mode2mfm.