Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Who Decides What’s in the Dictionary

While the concept of a dictionary dates back to ancient civilizations, the first English dictionary wasn’t published until 1604. In the centuries that followed, many more dictionaries were written by individual authors who chose what to include or exclude, with most quickly becoming outdated. One 19th century lexicon had a different fate. Click here to learn more.

The Domestic Geek’s Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Check out this easy-to-make recipe for a nice summer dinner – Shrimp Scampi Pasta.
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5 Moves for Healthy Shoulders

Check out this short video that gives you simple exercises to keep your shoulders healthy and flexible.
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Herbarium At Home: A Beginner’s Guide

The New York Botanical Garden has this short video on how to make a Herbarium.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Cooking with Kole – Nutritious and DeliciousSaturday, May 15 – 12:00 – 1:30pm

Come and learn what new recipes Kole is whipping up for Saturday morning. Click here to register.

Stories From Friends – with Storyteller Cheryl MasonMonday, May 17 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Five years ago, four women met at a storytelling workshop. Since then they have coached and encouraged each other in telling better stories. They have traveled together and performed together – even twice here in Alexandria. This year, we get to hear all four women again, each giving us a full hour of stories over the next four weeks. Click here to learn more and register.

The Flora and Fauna of Northern Virginia – Presented by the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature CenterWednesday, May 19 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn about the plans and animals that call Northern Virginia home. Click here to register.


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