Hi Rob, it's great to have another interested party in the world.
If you're near any sort of large city, there is -- SomeWhere -- a folk music group, more or less organized (it took me several years to find the one I'm in now.). Find your nearest local music store that specializes in acoustic guitars, and go interrogate the staff and especially the owner. Betcha find a group.
Have fun, and be sure to come back here with any and every question that comes to mind. We love to help!