No classes on LI ... although I recall talk at one of the Hooters bashes several months ago some of us considering paying to have a competition class held... It's a nice to have, but not necessary...
My suggestion is to read a lot right here and ask questions as they come up for you. Cook at home and try out some things to see if it is helpful. Doing it on your own with help from others as needed is a fairly safe route that you'll get the most satisfaction from. We're here to help (and ask for help too).
If you like to read, it also can't hurt to pick up one or two good BBQ books (ex. Dr. BBQ's Big Time BBQ, Paul Kirk's Championship Barbeque, Smoke & Spice etc.). Well written and will give you plenty of ideas to try and get the basics down.
Lonestar 24" Vertical offset w/ Insulated Firebox & Performer Platinum
Former owner: Jambo Backyard, Klose BYC, Med. Spicewine, Pitts & Spitts, XL & (2) Med. BGE's, 22" WSM & (2) 18" WSM's, 18" & 22" Weber Kettles
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