Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The luminous mystery of fireflies

There are more than 2,000 firefly species, found on every continent except for Antarctica — an astonishing diversity of movement and light. Firefly scientist Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh explores the mysteries of these little beetles that light up the night and details her quest to discover and protect new species as their habitats are at risk of disappearing.
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Blueberry Muffins

Check out this recipe for blueberry muffins for a yummy breakfast treat!
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20-Minute Cardio Follow-Along Workout

This 20-minute cardio follow-along workout helps people of all ages, including seniors, get their heart rate up in a fun way.
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History of Memorial Day

Check out this short video on the history of Memorial Day.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman – Film – Saturday, May 25: 1:00pm – 3:00pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

An American television film based on the novel of the same name by Ernest J. Gaines starring Cicely Tyson as the strong woman who fought for freedom at every turn – well into her 100’s.
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Line dancing – Thursday, May 30: 11:00am – 12:00pm –  Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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City Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day – Sunday, June 2, 1-4 pm at City Hall Market Square

World War II Reenactors! 1940s Jazz Band! Swing Dancers! Children’s Activities! Fife and Drum Corps! FREE! All these and more will highlight Alexandria’s Annual D-Day Commemoration.
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Senior Law Day – Saturday, June 8

Save the date for the 12th annual Senior Law Day 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.

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