Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How today’s scraps will be tomorrow’s sustainable buildings

What if we could use waste to create resilient and sustainable buildings? Bringing out the beauty of the dirt beneath our feet, climate-responsive architect Vinu Daniel shares how he and his team are giving local and discarded materials a second life by using them to create dreamlike homes, schools and other public spaces.
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The Barefoot Contessa’s Gazpacho

Try this recipe to make delicious gazpacho that is perfect for Summer!
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Warm Up Your Mood with Silver Sneakers

This gentle routine will warm up your mood and body. Use it for a quick boost, or repeat it up to three times for a longer workout.
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Inside the Vaults at the National Archives
A Step Saving Kitchen, 1949

Check out this video from 1949 produced by the Department of Agriculture on the modern kitchen!
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Dance Fitness Cardio Class – Tuesday, August 8: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!
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World Short Story Discussion Group –
Thursday, August 10: 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Virtual – Zoom

Do you love reading short stories, both modern and classic? We are celebrating summer with these stories: “Emissary” by Ray Bradbury and “In This Sort of World, the Asshole Wins” by Christa Romanosky.
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Register Now for the Fall Senior Academy –
Starts Wednesday, September 6 – 9:30 am – 12 noon

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Senior Academy will begin Wednesday, September 6 and continue every Wednesday morning through September 27 from 9:30am-Noon. This four-week program provides attendees with an in-depth overview of how the city operates and what’s available for older adults. City residents or employees who are 60+ may register on SSA website by clicking on Academy or call the office at 703.836.4414 ext. 110.

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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