Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The difference between false empathy and true support

There’s a right way and wrong way to do empathy, says author and scholar Chezare A. Warren. So how do we get it right? He unpacks the source of false empathy and explains the key shift in perspective we need to build healthy relationships and truly support others.
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Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This delicious Strawberry Shortcake recipe is absolutely delightful! What could be better than a ton of super-sweet strawberries, floating in whipped cream sandwiched in a perfectly fluffy, melt in your mouth biscuit?
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How to Improve Your Posture

Having good posture has various benefits, such as improving blood flow and reducing back injuries. However, many of our daily movements (washing dishes, typing, or brushing your teeth) can work against maintaining a good posture. Here are various movements you can do to improve your posture.
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The Giant Pacific Octopus

If you have read the book, Remarkably Bright Creatures and are curious about the Giant Pacific Octopus
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Senior Law Day – Saturday, June 8, 8:30 am – 12 noon – First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street

The 12th annual Senior Law Day takes place on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30am-12:30pm. The theme will be “Protecting Ourselves as We Age: Essential Personal and Financial Strategies”. Join SSA and the Alexandria Bar Association for this free and informative seminar to make sure you are protected from scams and learn about strategies for aging well in Alexandria. The free event will be held at the First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street in Alexandria. Please register by mailing or call 703-836-4414, ext.110.

Oddball Cinema – “The Thief of Bagdad” – Saturday, June 8 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

In honor of the 100th anniversary of its premiere, Oddball Cinema presents a spectacular 1924 fantasy film featuring opulent costumes, massive and ornate sets, and a cast of thousands.
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Traditional Concert Series – Jun 7, 2024 – 7:30 pm – The Lyceum – 201 S. Washington Street

Irish music featuring Brian Conway (fiddle) and Brendan Dolan (piano, flute, and whistle) will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Free snacks; cash bar for beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail.
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Let’s Talk Books: “Snow-Storm in August” – by Jefferson Morley  Monday, June 10: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library -Second Floor

Join us for an in-person meeting at the Barrett Branch to discuss the tense atmosphere in the city of Washington in 1835and the city’s first race riot that ensued.
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