Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Blood, Concrete and Dynamite: Building the Hoover Dam

In the early 20th century, the US had expanded from coast to coast, but many cities in the southwest still lacked reliable water sources. The Colorado River’s erratic flow and frequent floods made it unreliable for agriculture, and the region’s growing cities needed more energy. So the government decided to build a massive hydroelectric dam. Alex Gendler details the creation of the Hoover Dam. Click here.

Natasha’s Kitchen – Spaghetti and Meatballs

How to make spaghetti and meatballs in homemade marinara sauce. This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is a keeper – perfect comfort food! Click here.

Most Important Exercises For Seniors To Master

Check out this short exercise video on easy exercises for anyone to master. Click here.

How to Draw a Flower in Six Minutes

Check out your artistic side and draw a flower in six minutes.
Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

A Talk with Gene Gibbons, Author of Breaking News – Six Presidents – The Queen – A Pope. A Life in Journalism – Tuesday, February 8: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

A talk with author and journalist Gene Gibbons who covered six Presidents, the Pope, and Queen Elizabeth throughout his 40 year career.  Click here.

The Life and Times of Colonel Charles Young – Presented by the National Parks Service (NPS) – Thursday, February 10: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Park Rangers from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio will share the story behind Colonel Young’s life and the legacy he created.  Click here.

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Virtual Workshop – “Cooking with Kole” – Thursday, February 17, 10 am via Zoom

Senior Services of Alexandria’s next “Senior Living in Alexandria” event will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 10 am as the virtual workshop “Cooking with Kole.” This will be a fun, interactive experience in the comfort of your own home as Kole guides you through easy-to-follow recipes that you can make. This is a zoom event, free and open to the public. You can register online at Cooking with Kole Tickets or call SSA’s office at 703-836-4414, ext. 110.


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