Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Prince William – Duke of Cambridge – This Decade calls for Earthshots to Repair our Planet

We start this new decade knowing that it is the most consequential period in history,” says Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s “Moonshot,” he calls on us all to rise to our greatest challenge ever: the “Earthshot ” – a set of ambitious objectives for the planet. Click here to listen.

Health and Recreation

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
It is getting to be the perfect weather for a grilled cheese sandwich. Check out this short video on how to make the ultimate grilled cheese. Click here to get started.

Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Here is a short meditation video to get your day started creating calmness and increased energy. Click here.

Inside the Vaults at the National Archives – The Bill of Rights
and the First Federal Congress 

This Inside the Vaults’ video short looks at the work of The First Federal Congress Project, an effort by scholars at The George Washington University to collect every scrap of paper associated with the First Congress of the United States. The First Congress adopted Constitutional amendments which are known today as the Bill of Rights. Click here to learn about our country’s early history.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

From Enslavement to Congress and Back – Presented by the National Park Service – Thursday, October 22 – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Join us for a talk by National Park Service Ranger Kenya Finley on trailblazing African Americans who served in Congress as some of nation’s most prominent advocates of racial equality. Click
here to register.

Senior Services of Alexandria/Office of Historic Alexandria – Local Tour of the “Wicked” Stabler-Leadbeater – Friday, October 30 – 10:30-11:30 am

SSA’s local tours are back! Just in time for Halloween, join us for this special program created just for SSA about some of the more diabolical concoctions created at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. Many were plant-based and museum staff will talk about how plants were used to help – or sometimes hurt! You might recognize some from famous murder-mysteries, others might surprise you. There will also be a little history about this wonderful local museum. Click here to register.


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