If you are near a university or community art center, there will be all sorts of neat classes you can take. Batik, basketweaving, ceramics, etc. Good place to meet people and if you don't like the activity, you haven't had to buy anything.
If you have a fabric store around, I can guarantee they have classes for beginning sewers.
I just took up badminton again and remember how much I love the sport.
Cast your net wide!