Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How daylight could help you sleep

We tend to associate restful sleep with dark nights and blackout curtains. But what role does daylight play in regulating our circadian rhythms? In this instructive talk, researcher Christine Blume dives into the science of sleep to illustrate the many beneficial qualities of daylight.
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Preppy Kitchen’s Vegetable Soup

There is nothing better than cozying up with a big bowl of this vegetable soup. It’s a healthy, comforting, and hearty soup that everyone will love which is perfect for a cold day or for using up what you have in the fridge.
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Silver Sneakers: Seven Exercises for your Hips

This hip workout for older adults helps prevent and relieve pain.
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Monterrey Aquarium: Day in the Life of Rosa, the Sea Otter

Our sweet Rosa came to the Aquarium as a five-pound, four-week-old pup—she was stranded as an orphan in late September 1999. This delightful otter has inspired generations of Aquarium guests and, before retiring in 2018, was a remarkable surrogate mom in our Sea Otter Program.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Line Dancing – Tuesday, January 31: 11:00am – 12:00pm Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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Internet Basics – Learn to navigate the web with a hands-on tour of the basics – Wednesday, February 01: 10:00am – 11:00am – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Computer area

If you know little or nothing about how to use the web and want to learn more, this is the place to start!
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Air Force Band Jazz Heritage Series – Gordon Goodwin – Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 to 9:30pm –  Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center – 4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA 22311-5097

Join the Airmen of Note for the kick off of this year’s Jazz Heritage Series featuring Gordon Goodwin! A multi-Grammy Award winner, Gordon Goodwin is an acclaimed American pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s February 15th at 11 am – “Morning with C. Thomas – Spoken Word Poet Workshop at Beatley Central Library

This workshop explores the legacies of our elders and the wisdom, passion and love they passed down to their children and grandchildren. Participants will learn how transform their words into poetry while celebrating the matriarchs and patriarchs they are!
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