Do you want to get to know what’s going on in your neighborhood, join an existing or set up your own community of language learners or dancers, for example, in your city? Then sign up for the world’s largest network of local groups “Meetup”. This network makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands groups with shared interests.
The russian analogue would me the website Timepad.ru. The last one is an useful internet tool to plan set up and organize your own event, attract new participants and find out about current or planned meetings in your city.
Both websites require a relatively small organization fee to help organize and promote your meeting.