Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The rise of boring architecture — and the case for radically human buildings

Where did all the lumps and bumps on buildings go? When did city architecture become so dull? Here to talk about why cities need inspiring architecture, designer Thomas Heatherwick offers a path out of the doldrums of urban monotony — and a vision of cities filled with soulful buildings that people cherish for centuries.
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How to Make Summer Corn Salad

Check out this short video on how to make a simple corn salad perfect for this time of Summer.
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National Institute on Aging 5-Minute Warm Up Exercises for Older Adults

This 5-minute exercise video can be used as a warm up for older adults.
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Behind the Scenes at the National Gallery – The unfashionable artist who inspired Van Gogh

With Van Gogh’s iconic ‘Sunflowers’ back on the wall at the National Gallery, Kristina Mandy gives us an insight into the conservation treatment for a painting by one of his major influences, the artist Adolphe Monticelli.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Low-Vision Book Club: Coming Together – Friday, July 15: 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Prevention of Blindness Society is hosting a monthly virtual book club this summer.
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Nature Walk in Dora Kelley Nature Park – Saturday, July 16:
1:30pm – 2:30pm –  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Join Tina Dudley, a master naturalist from Arlington Regional Master Naturalists, for a one-mile nature walk through one of Alexandria’s signature parks.
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Burke Book Club – “Alice, Let’s Eat” by Calvin Trillin – Wednesday, July 20: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of Calvin Trillin’s delicious food memoir, “Alice, Let’s Eat.”
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