Dear Miss Pearl,
I just moved to Muscatine for a job opportunity and I am pretty lonely with no family or friends nearby. How on earth do I meet people here? I am in my early thirties, so I like to go out but not all of the time.
Welcome to Muscatine, sweetie! I have lived here all of my life, and I must say Muscatine is a friendly town. There are always events happening, like Almost Friday Fest and Second Saturday. Another thing to think about would be volunteering, joining a group like YPN (Young Professionals Network), a league like bowling at The Rose Bowl, or calling Parks and Rec to get more information on their teams. You can find local events in this very newspaper or online too. The point is get yourself out there! The sooner the better dear, and just think, soon you will be the one welcoming a newcomer yourself.