Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Metal that Breathes

Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate. Click here.

Summer Corn Salad

Here is an easy-to-make corn salad that is perfect for this time of year! Click here.

Silver Sneakers Easy Stretches

Did you know that maintaining good flexibility is an essential part of life and that it is very important to implement different stretches into our daily routines? The nice thing about stretching is that it can be done anytime, and anywhere! Click here to check it out.

Giverny Garden Tour

Take a look at Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny outside of Paris.
Click  here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Q&A with Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia – Living with Wildlife without Losing Your Garden – Saturday, July 10 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join in this informative session to learn tips on how to keep your garden thriving while enjoying local wildlife. Click here to register.

Cooking with Kole – Saturday, July 10 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen! This is a fun monthly event that you won’t want to miss. Click here to register.

Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition – Tuesday, July 13 –7:00pm – 8:00pm

Attention all handcrafters! Join in to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while crafting together! Click here to register.

City of Alexandria USA & City Birthday Celebration – Sat July 10 – 8:45 PM – 9:50 pm at Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison Street

The City of Alexandria will celebrate its 272nd and the USA’s 245th birthday on Saturday, July 10, with a performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra ending with a Grand Finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. To limit crowds and prevent the spread of COVID-19, this year’s fireworks display has been repositioned to be visible from multiple vantage points along the Potomac River waterfront from Canal Center Plaza to Jones Point Park. To further reduce crowds, the event will not include the distribution of birthday cake or cannon support from the 3d United States Infantry Regiment. Please note the later than usual start time of 8:45 p.m. Click here.
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