I encouraged all of you to look into meetup groups. You can find any number of groups, all providing varying interest from cannoning to travel to business networking. I belong to several. One of which is the professional group listed above. This group is for business and social networking. Always fun.
Most cities have Meetup Groups, so take a look what is available in you area. Plus anyone can start one. Choose your interest and and see who signs up. As they said in Field of Dreams, "If you build it, they will come".