Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Let your garden grow wild

Many gardeners work hard to maintain clean, tidy environments which is the exact opposite of what wildlife wants, says ecological horticulturist Rebecca McMackin. She shows the beauty of letting your garden run wild, surveying the success she’s had increasing biodiversity even in the middle of New York City.
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Natasha’s Kitchen Lemon Bars

Check out this recipe for yummy lemon bars.
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Unlock Your Flexibility and Mobility

Ease tight muscles and improve joint function with these anytime, anywhere moves.
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Joachim Beuckelaer’s ‘Fire’ in 10 minutes

Clara, one of the National Gallery’s Young Producers, presents a 10-minute talk about Joachim Beuckelaer’s ‘The Four Elements: Fire.’
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – Monday, April 8: 1:30pm – 4:30pm –  Ben Brenman Park

Enjoy space themed activities and watch the eclipse with us. Eclipse viewing glasses will be provided (one per group) while supplies last. Maximum coverage occurs at 3:20 PM.
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Stitchers’ Space – Sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider! Every Wednesday!
Wednesday, April 10: 10:30am – 12:30pm –  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.
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Save the Date: Senior Services of Alexandria’s Health and Fitness Fair – Thursday, May 23 at 10 am at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria

Save the date for the annual Health and Fitness Fair sponsored by the City’s Successful Aging Committee. This year Inova Alexandria will be presenting with Woodbine Healthcare doing blood pressure checks, glaucoma screening by Prevention of Blindness, chair yoga, exercise with Rodney, and cooking demo by The View Alexandria! It is a fun and informative event! To register email or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.
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