Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How film changes the way we see the world

“People told me this was an unadaptable book, so the only logical thing to do was to try to adapt it,” says writer, producer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay of her work taking the award-winning title “Caste” from page to screen. In conversation with Pat Mitchell, DuVernay talks about the resulting film, “Origin,” and discusses her process for turning ideas into pictures that pack a punch.
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Preppy Kitchen’s Turkey Chili

Check out Preppy Kitchen’s chili that is perfect for a cold winter’s evening.
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Walk Strong: Fitness for Older Adults

Walking is a well-rounded and engaging workout! In today’s video, move through different walking speeds and exercises designed to enhance your strength, mobility, and balance.
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George Washington’s Masonic National Memorial

Here’s a short video tour of the local landmark George Washington’s Masonic National Memorial.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

CA$H in on Decluttering – Friday, January 26: 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Virtual Zoom

Do you have treasures to appraise or clothes and toys to sell? Clean out your closets, attic, and garage to find things to sell, easily.
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Romance Book Club – Wednesday, January 31: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Virtual – Zoom

Do you love to read romance novels? Want to talk about them with other romance book lovers? Join us on the last Weds. of the month! Click on the event title for more details.
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Senior Services of Alexandria and At Home in Alexandria Fall Prevention Event, February 21, 1-3 pm at Beatley Central library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services and At Home in Alexandria are teaming up with the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance for a special Fall Prevention workshop including the screening of the documentary “Saving Claire” about one woman’s life after a fall. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance of fall prevention. The event is free, but please register by emailing or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.



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