http://www.meetup.com/ is a website for those who want to get together with people of similar interests. Just sign up, pop in your interests and it'll provide you with groups in your area that you might enjoy.
Today I went to the first meeting for the group "Woman in Transition" which was held at a coffeeshop in the mall.
Just thought I'd put it out there for those who are looking for groups in your area. They have from Enterpeunerial groups to spiritual, from arts and crafts to Happy Hour.