Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A creative approach to community climate action

When he learned of the threat that rising sea levels posed to his coastal hometown of Miami, Florida, eco-artist Xavier Cortada founded a movement around beautifully designed elevation markers highlighting the risk of flood damage. The collaborative art project quickly mobilized action — and excited some controversy. Watch as Cortada offers a creative vision of community organizing inspired by art that engages, educates and empowers.
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Preppy Kitchen’s Blueberry Muffins

Check out this recipe for delicious blueberry muffins!
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Silver Sneakers 5-Minute Balance Routines

Start the New Year with a simple routine to improve your balance.
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How Botticelli revolutionized portraits – Art history in 10 minutes from London’s National Gallery

Associate Curator Laura Llewellyn discusses ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ by Sandro Botticelli, and explores how he revolutionized portraits.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Handcraft Tuesday – Weekend Edition – Saturday, January 7: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Let’s Talk Books: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau – by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Monday, January 9: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

A combination of historical and science fiction, “The Daughter of Dr. Moreau” reimagines H.G. Wells “The Island of Dr. Moreau” in 19th century Mexico.
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Line Dancing – Tuesday, January 10: 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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Senior Living in Alexandria Workshop on Caregiver Support – Wednesday, January 11 at 10 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road

Save the date for Senior Services of Alexandria’s next Senior Living in Alexandria speaker series: “Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of an Older Adult.” Local experts will talk about making a plan, finding resources and services available in Alexandria and beyond.
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