Get yourself to the nearest library and find out what's available there, for resources. If there is a local paper, sign up for it Right Away. Check out craigslist.com (very cautiously). It's probably too late for the local county/town fair, but find out what local happenings are going on (that paper again!), and check them out. You want to MEET people, get to know your neighbors. Join a club that interests you. Get involved in something on the local level, another way to meet people.
It'll take time, but the Internet makes it easier.