Adult meeting place
For those in smaller communities where the resources may not be as comprehensive, try talking to the owners of local shops you frequent to buy hobby-related materials and ask if they know of others to speak with regarding starting a group, or if you can post notices looking for other interested participants.Another idea would be to contact national organizations overseeing smaller local chapters to see if they are planning any speaking engagements or are looking to start a chapter in your area.The point is this: try not to involve yourself into something so completely that you send off ' I'm busy' vibes.
And while you want to take classes that you have a personal or professional interest in, it never hurts to take something you normally wouldn't - if only because you have a hunch the type of person you are looking to meet would take that kind of class Similar to the hobbies and special interests we all have are our political, religious and/or spiritual affiliations.
Find a busy coffee shop that you feel comfortable in, and take up a space near the main door.
Avoid bringing anything to distract yourself with if you can manage it, although this may be more difficult for some than for others.
Then, make a point of 'greeting' each person who comes in the door, whether with a smile, comment or friendly hello.
There is no need to make your introduction rote or sound like you're working at Walmart though, just try and be yourself doing something that may not come naturally.