Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

This is what enduring love looks like

Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. Between these two extremes, they unwound a beautiful through-line of how a couple goes from meeting to creating a life together.
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Trisha Yearwood’s Easy-to-Make Quick Bread

Looking for a quick and easy recipe to get you in the holiday spirit? Trisha Yearwood has you covered with her holiday themed quick bread! After trying this recipe you’re going to be asking yourself ‘How do I live?’ without it.
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Meditation to Melt Away the Holiday Stress

Stave off stress this holiday season with this short, guided meditation from the Just Sit Series, created by holistic health expert Lisa Hedley.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Trash Trekkers – Saturday, December 10: 10:00am – 11:00am 
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library – Outdoors

Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.
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Kwanzaa “How-To” Workshop – Presented by the Alexandria Black History Museum – Saturday, December 10: 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Learn the origins, concepts, practices, and foods of Kwanzaa, as well as easy crafts and activities to create your own Kwanzaa celebration at home. All ages.
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Civil War Christmas In Camp At Fort Ward – Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site – December 10 – 12-4 p.m. Suggested donation is $2 per person, $5 for families

Get in the holiday spirit and learn how Christmas was observed during the Civil War at Fort Ward Museum’s annual Civil War Christmas in Camp program on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 12-4 p.m. This popular family-oriented event features a patriotic Civil War Santa Claus, reenactors in winter camp settings, and period decorations.
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Alexandria Symphony’s Home for the Holidays Performances – December 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and December 18 at 3:00 pm at George Washington Masonic Memorial   

These holiday concerts include excerpts from the Nutcracker. For more information and how to get tickets,
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