We're a mixed marriage, Quaker and Jewish so we are of absolutely no help what so ever to you!
We had children when we moved here so we had an instant way to meet people through school and sports activities. After we were here a couple of years we realized that no one in our neighborhood knew each other. When the weather got nice we hosted a bring your own picnic social. We supplied the drinks, yard, and games, and everyone brought their own picnic and blanket. Everyone loved it and we finally had faces to go with the names on the mailboxes.
The neighborhood now hosts monthly cocktail parties where the host family supplies drinks and everyone brings something to nibble on. The only rules, you're not allowed to clean your house, stress out about the event, or dress up. Some times people go all out trying new recipes, other times they bring a bag of tortilla chips and salsa.
Do you play tennis? You can sign up for local USTA team and play matches at your convenience in your area. Levels of play vary greatly and it's a great way to get to know people.
Also check with you local department of parks and recreation. They have club teams for everything these days, volleyball, soccer, dodgeball....ect. You really don't have to be very good. Most people join a team to get to know people, unwind, get out of the house, and do something active.
Everyone is so busy. It's really hard getting to know people especially over the colder months when everyone is indoors. Good luck to you and I hope these ideas help.
Edited by: L8AGAIN at: 3/2/2009 (18:17)
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