Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why Art Thrives at Burning Man

Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what’s often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. “What is art for in our contemporary world if not this?” she asks.  Click here.

Peach and Berry Summer Pudding

Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten combines fresh fruit and sweet bread for a stunning summer pudding!  Click here to get started

Summer Garden Calming Tour

Take a tour of this garden and get an up-close look at the happy little flowers & plants surrounding this historic home! Relax and enjoy a midsummer stroll through the gardens. Click here.

Baby Giraffe Makes its Debut

A baby giraffe born on July 4 makes its debut at Dallas Zoo. Click here to see cuteness.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Intro to BonsaiMonday, July 19: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Aaron Stratten, President of the Northern Virginia Bonsai Society (a Potomac Bonsai Association club), will introduce the art and practice of bonsai. Learn what bonsai is and how to get started. Click here.

Culinary Mystery Authors Panel – Monday, July 19: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

July is National Culinary Arts Month! Sisters in Crime authors Maya Corrigan, Maureen Klovers, Cathy Wiley, Libby Klein, and Shari Randall will share and discuss cozy culinary mysteries and recipes.  Click here


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