Social events work as well. The main purpose is more or less to socialize but if you’re at, say, a Church social, you could be sitting next to an HR manager. I went to a summer party reception a couple of weeks ago, sat at a table to scarf down the appetizers and when I said what I did for a living, there was a LINE of people waiting to give me their cards. Ok, maybe not a line but, really, quite a few! Don’t be too aggressive at social events, though. Try building relationships, and with luck and a following wind, job leads will flow from them.