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.
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Easy Homemade Chili

Our favorite classic chili recipe combines ground beef and beans with an intensely flavorful, spiced sauce. With our easy recipe, you can make a pot of delicious chili in about one hour.
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Strength Exercises Designed to help with Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with type 2 diabetes start a strength training program to help with blood sugar control. Get started with this strength workout using a chair, a set of hand weights and a water to stay hydrated. Reminder to check with your physician before starting any of our workouts to make sure it is safe for you.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Ugly Sweater DIY – Friday, December 2: 3:30pm – 4:30pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Bring in a sweater and decorate it for all your ugly sweater parties coming up this holiday season!
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Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk Parade: December 3, 2022 at 11 am

Kick off the holiday season with the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. This annual event features city and community leaders and organizations, bagpipes and a variety of Scottish clans.
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Lee-Fendall House Christmas Tours DECEMBER 3, 10 & 17 – Candlelight Tours, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: 

Celebrate the holiday season with evening candlelight tours of the Lee-Fendall House decked out in Victorian splendor. Learn how many of our modern celebrations of the season get their start during the Victorian era. Our antique toy exhibit will also be on view. Tours are offered on the half hour starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 7:30 PM. Space is limited to 15 people at a time and advance reservations are required. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children (ages 5-17).
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