Houston Parks & Recreation: Community centers have much to offer senior residentsThe Houston Parks and Recreation Department provides recreation and leisure activities for seniors, age 55 and older, at community centers across the city. Activities include specialty and creative crafts classes, fitness and walking clubs, cultural events, field trips, and senior forums. They are free, except for field trips or special programs.
Lions Clubs International, one of the world's largest service club organizations with more than 1.4 million members, is focused on helping others. While it is mostly known for fighting blindness, Lions Clubs are a global service network of volunteers that make a difference in their local communities. In 1925, Helen Keller spoke at a Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged the Lions to "become knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."
Members of the Red Hat Society get together to share one another's lives and make their own fun. The international organization began in 1998 as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve and humor. Years ago, the founder of the Red Hat Society, Sue Ellen Cooper, saw a bright red fedora in the window of a thrift store and bought it. She began giving a red hat to friends when they turned 50. One day her group of friends went out wearing their red hats.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".