Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The surprising climate benefits of sharing your stuff

There’s something simple we can all do to help the planet — and it’s probably not what you think. With one-third of all the food we produce globally each year being thrown away, entrepreneur Tessa Clarke believes that sharing more and wasting less is an underrated solution to the climate crisis. Learn more about how you can join the growing movement reducing waste and building community worldwide.
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, here is a recipe to get you in the spirit.
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10-Minute SilverSneakers Classic Workout

Here’s a quick, non-intimidating strength workout that’s based on one of our most popular beginner classes. SilverSneakers instructor Shannon will guide you through a gentle warmup, followed by some joint-friendly cardio and strength moves that can be done either sitting or standing.
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March is Women’s History Month
Watch how it progressed through the years

The origins of Women’s History Month can be traced back to a school teacher in Sonoma County, California, in the 1970s.
To see how it has progressed click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Senior Services of Alexandria’s March 16 Volunteer Workshop at 10 am at Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road

Are you ready to give back to your community? There are many ways to use your talents and time for good. Whether you want to work with small children, older adults or even animals, there is something for everyone! There will be over 10 local non-profits talking about how to get involved!
This event is free and open to the public. To register click here or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.

Film Screening: The Woman King – Friday, March 10: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

We are celebrating Women’s History Month with an historic action drama featuring an army of women warriors who unite to protect their kingdom from a neighboring enemy.
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Handcraft Tuesday Weekend Edition – Saturday, March 11: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Let’s Talk Books – All Alexandria Reads Fiction – “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt – Monday, March 13: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Virtual

Readers who attend both Barrett virtual AAR book discussions (March 13 and April 10) will be eligible to win a gift card from the PlantHouse in Alexandria, where you can create your own terrarium!
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Author Talk – Kateryna Kazimirova – Voices of Freedom: Contemporary Writing From Ukraine – Wednesday, March 15: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Join us for a short 15-minute film and reading from her latest novel, “Voices of Freedom”, a collection that demonstrates the unique style and artistry of contemporary Ukrainian literature.
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