Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How life on Earth adapts to you and me

We tend to think of evolution as a slow, gradual process playing out over millions of years. But evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton says nature is now changing at breakneck speed to keep up with the world humanity has built. From tuskless elephants who escape poachers to wolves living in the radioactive Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Campbell-Staton unpacks how life is rapidly adapting in surprising ways — and asks us to rethink how we can protect the planet’s biodiversity.
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Classic Ice Cream Floats

Ice cream floats were a childhood favorite. A tall glass filled with rich vanilla ice cream, topped with a delicious foamy soft drink. Served with a straw and a spoon, this old fashioned milk bar classic is overdue for a comeback – give it a go!
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Standing Pilates for Seniors- 30 minutes of exercise to Improve Strength & Build Confidence

Try this 30 minute standing Pilates workout for Seniors 60+. Included are exercises to help combat the loss of strength and balance.
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Flying over Grinter’s Sunflower Farm

An early morning flight over Grinter’s Sunflower Farm in Lawrence, Kansas.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Historic Alexandria Summer Concerts at the Lyceum – August 13 at 3 pm

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association “Lyceum Chamber Series” featuring Lisa Park.
For program details, and a complete schedule click here.

Let’s Talk Books – “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen – Monday, August 14: 7:00pm – 8:00pm –  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Please join the Let’s Talk Books Club to read and discuss “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities” by Will Allen.
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One-On-One Computer Help – at the Barrett Branch – Tuesday, August 15: 5:00pm – 7:00pm –  Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.
For more information click here.

Centenarian Celebration – September 12, 5 pm at City Hall

The City of Alexandria is celebrating its Centenarian residents at an in-person event before the City Council meeting on September 12th from 5-6 pm in the Vola Lawson lobby. If you know a resident of Alexandria who will be 100 or older this year,
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