Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A meditation on Rumi and the power of poetry

In an ode to the Persian language, author Leili Anvar unfurls the work of 13th-century mystic poet Rumi and reflects on how poetry gives meaning to our lives.
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Easy to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage

The stay-at-home chief shows how to make a simple corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy’s Day!
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Walking Meditation

A walking habit is a great way to stay physically active. Turn an ordinary walk into a walking meditation by paying attention to your senses.
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St. Patrick’s Day and the American Revolution

Check out this short video about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and the American Revolution.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

How Food Can Inspire Poetry – A Writing Workshop – Saturday, March 16: 1:30pm – 3:30pm –  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Board Room

Alexandria Poet Laureate Zeina Azzam is pleased to present this poetry workshop sponsored by the Alexandria Office of the Arts and Beatley Central Library. Click on the event title for details.
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The Social and Political Roles of American Sewing Circles – Monday, March 18: 7:00pm – 8:00pm –  Virtual – Virtual

Dr. Laura Sapelly will discuss the role sewing circles held in our past and why they continue to be important. Participants are encouraged to do their handiwork during the presentation!
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SSA Connection Goes Live! – Thursday, March 21st, 10 – 11:30 am – Beth El Hebrew Congregation – 3830 Seminary Road

“SSA Connection Live” will feature inspiring guest speakers, interactive presentations, and so much fun! Join us for a “TED Talk” from the founder of the Positive Aging Community, Steve Gurney, with tips for living your best life as an older adult; simple chair yoga movement and mindfulness with Virginia Kalish, senior yoga instructor and retired geriatrician; a recipe shared by The Landing Alexandria’s Executive Chef, Stephen Winterling; a Crafty art project; and upcoming Events shared by Diana Price with Beatley Library. Register for free by emailing or calling 703.836.4414 ext. 110
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