Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Finding the story inside the painting

When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man … blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”
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Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine

It is easy to make ice cream without using an ice cream machine.
Learn how – just click here.


Silver Sneakers

Ease Your Exercise Pain

No pain, no gain? Not here. Learn how to fix common exercise-related aches so you can get the most out of your workouts.
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Comb jellies are extraordinary— from embryo to exhibit!

Check out this short video produced by the Monterey Bay Aquarium on comb jelly fish.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

African American Film Series – “Rustin”– Friday, July 12: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Please join us for a 2023 inspirational film of unsung Civil Rights icon Bayard Rustin.
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Diversity Book Club – “Demon Copperhead” by Barbara Kingsolver 
Monday, July 15: 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Virtual – Zoom

Join us for a discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s 2022 novel “Demon Copperhead.”
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Burke Book Club – “Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies” by Zimmerman – Wednesday, July 17: 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Virtual – Zoom

Celebrate National Culinary Month by joining us for a discussion of Vicky Zimmerman’s foodie rom-com.
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Alexandria’s 275 Birthday Celebration – July 13 – 6 pm Oronoco Bay Park

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