Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Downsize Your Life:
Why Less is More by Rita Wilkins

Rita Wilkins is a speaker and coach on lifestyle planning. Having recently downsized herself from a 5,000 sq.ft. home to an 867sq.ft. apartment in Philadelphia, she designed a life that she loves. Click here to hear her story.

Health and Recreation

Make an Easy Watermelon with Herbs & Feta Salad
  • Watermelon is in season, so try this easy recipe.
  • Click here to make.

Simple stretching for your Core

This short video clip shows some simple stretches for your core area while at home. Click here get started.

What’s in Bloom at Hillwood Gardens

Royal Bonica Roses are in bloom at the gardens of Hillwood Museum. Listen to their head gardener talk about this beautiful collection. Click here to talk a walk through the roses.

Latest Alexandria Library programs

Diversity and Diplomacy. Why does it matter?
Wednesday, August 12, 7 – 8 pm
Retired Ambassador Elam-Thomas talks about her career, the importance of diversity in diplomacy, and what steps the State Department should take to diversify American representation around the world. Click here.
Race Relations in Alexandria – Looking Back and Moving Forward

Thursday, August 13, 7- 8 pm

Matt Harris discusses his experiences on the Human Rights commission, his personal observations on race relations in Alexandria, and thoughts on how to knit our community together. Click here for more information.
Cooking with Kole – Easy, healthy recipes for summer tables 
Saturday, August 15, 12 – 1:30 pm.
Change up your summer table and up the nutritional content of each bite! Click here to sign up for this fun event.
PBS Great Performances Available Online
Click here to view the schedule of great theatrical performances and lectures.
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