This group samples different themes & structures, and tries to find the best plugins to use for various purposes, especially the ones you must have, on any site. And we often focus on the ideas for building a WP business - finding clients, working on a team, etc.
WordPress is an open source content management system and internet publishing platform which can be used as a simple blog. Or, download the code from wordpress.org and customize your own look and feel. It has many dynamic features, including a plug-in architecture and a template system.
Don't forget to bring your questions to either event.
Note: There is no pressure for you to become a paying member. Feel free to attend anytime.
P.S. If you need help replacing an old site with a new one, there are people here who will point you to the right solution.