Here is your weekly SSA Connection
Play Ball — the Anthropology of Baseball
Anthropologist, Dr. Stan Green poses questions about the role of baseball in America’s history: What does it mean that Baseball is America’s pastime? Why did Walt Whitman, America’s poet, in fact, call it “America’s game?” The answers to these questions lie in the deep cultural and historical roots of baseball. Click here to listen, and see footage of a women’s professional game played in Alexandria!
Health and Recreation
Summer Pasta Salad
Check out this easy recipe for a nice summer pasta salad. Click here.
Essentrics Aging Backwards #1 – Straighten Your Posture
Click here to try these exercises to increase your flexibility and posture.
New York Botanical Garden Rockefeller Rose Garden
Talk a walk through this this magnificent rose garden!
Just click on roses.
In the Vaults of the National Archives – The Titanic Sinking
Titanic documents in the National Archives reveal dramatic details of the ship’s sinking. In this Inside the Vaults video short, Archives employees and volunteers discuss their favorite documents, including depositions of surviving passengers, blueprints of the ship, claims of loss and photographs. Click on Titantic to learn more.
Alexandria Local Virtual Events
Join us online for the Barrett Library’s Knitting and Crochet Group!
July 23 – 4-5 pm
For the month of July, the group is meeting online each Thursday at
4 p.m. to chat, knit and crochet while will continue to work on meaningful projects. These events require registration through Zoom. Contact or click here.
VIrtual Lecture with Dr. John Maass, author of
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Join us for a virtual lecture with Dr. John Maass, author of The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, A Most Desperate Engagement. This will be the third of four history lectures by local Alexandria historians that was interrupted this spring. Tickets are $6. Once you purchase your ticket, an email with the Zoom meeting link, Meeting ID, and password will be sent in a confirmation email for the event. Ticket sales will end on July 23 at noon to ensure time to email links to those that buy tickets on the day of the lecture. Click on Guilford to register.
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