Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

True love — and the myth of “happily ever after”

“The fairytale industrial complex has been lying to you,” says love coach and podcast host Francesca Hogi. Having spent years talking to thousands of people about their romantic hopes and dreams, she introduces a new possibility for our collective romantic future, one that recognizes that each of us holds the keys to true love within ourselves.
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How to Make Classic Sunday Pot Roast

The Stay-At-Home Chef Classic Sunday pot roast is an easy to make comfort food that is hearty, filling, and can easily feed the whole family.
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5 Exercises for a Strong Core

Engage the abdominal muscles with 5 exercises you can do seated or standing. Grab an exercise ball if you have one and start feeling the burn in your core!
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Ten-Minute Art Talk

Daniel Sobrino Ralston, London’s National Gallery Curatorial Fellow in Spanish Paintings, goes behind the frame of Murillo’s ‘Self Portrait’ and asks what could be on Murillo’s mind as he paints himself?
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Stillness January: A Community Workshop – Saturday, January 06: 1:00pm – 3:00pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Always in a hurry? Mentally cluttered? Join us for an afternoon of discovery, connection, and personal growth to prioritize stillness and mindfulness going into the New Year.
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Let’s Talk Books – “The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb
Monday, January 08: 7:00pm – 8:00pm –  Virtual – Virtual

Please join Let’s Talk Books to read and discuss “The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb.
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Winter Film Series: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” – Thursday, January 11: 2:00pm – 4:00pm –  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Burke Branch Library is hosting a series of new film screenings this winter.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Empowering Caregivers” – Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults – Wednesday, January 17 – 10:30 am at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services January 17th event will feature local organizations talking about the many resources available to caregivers. Speakers include: Insight Memory Care, Cherry Blossom PACE, Alexandria City Adult Day Services, Regional Older Adult Facilities Dementia Support Team (RAFT), and Belleview Medical Partners. If you are a caregiver or know of someone who is, please spread the word about this event. The event is free, but please register by email or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.


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