Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!
An Invitation to Reexamine your Familiar World
Before entering the world of financial journalism, Gillian Tett was a cultural anthropologist who studied how the past influences our present thoughts and behaviors. In an entertaining talk, she shows how you can use an anthropological outlook to see the world with fresh eyes — and welcome new and different cultural truths into your life.
The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler
This is an easy recipe for a fruity dessert just right for Summer.
5-Minute Wall Workout with David Jack
Even when you’re stuck at home with no exercise equipment, you can get a great workout for both your body and brain with these moves from SilverSneakers fitness expert David Jack. All you need is open space by a wall, which you can use for balance and support.
The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives
This Inside the Vaults video short features the Chief of Reference at the National Archives, Trevor Plante who takes viewers inside the Archives vaults to see some of his favorite rarely-displayed documents including the final printed copy of the Constitution.
Experience the bright, easy tones of steel drum music outdoors at Duncan Library.
Alexandria Fireworks Celebration – Saturday, July 9 – 6 to 9:45 pm (Fireworks at 9:30) at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St, Alexandria
This celebration marks Alexandria’s 273rd birthday and the USA’s 246th birthday. A performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will be held along with cupcakes, local vendors, live music and fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Pets and smoking are not permitted at the event.
Aside from Oronoco Bay Park, fireworks viewing locations will include Center Canal Plaza; Rivergate Park, 2 Montgomery St.; Founders Park, 351 North Union St.; Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St.; Windmill Hill Park, 501 South Union St.; Fords Landing boardwalk, 99 Franklin St.; Jones Point Park, Jones Point Dr., and George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Dr.