Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Art Shapes Conversation

An art school professor once told Deb Willis that she, as a woman, was taking a place from a good man — but the storied photographer says she instead made a space for a good man, her son Hank Willis Thomas. In this moving talk, the mother and son artists describe how they draw from one another in their work, how their art challenges mainstream narratives about black life and black joy, and how, ultimately, everything comes down to love. Click here to listen.

Stay at Home Chef’s Eggplant Parmesan

Check out this delicious baked Eggplant Parmesan with crispy coated eggplant slices smothered in cheese and marinara. Click here to get started.



Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

Did you know that breathing exercises are a great way to help relieve that anxious feeling? Silver Sneakers recommends finding a quiet, comfortable place where you can sit and let everything go. Let’s get started. Click here.

History of Mother’s Day

Find out about the ancient roots and modern history of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in the United States. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Handcraft Tuesday – Evening EditionTuesday, May 11 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together! Click here to register.

Senior Scams – From CommonWealth One Federal Credit UnionThursday, May 13 – 6:30 – 7:30pm

Learn how to recognize scams and avoid deceptive practices. Click here to register.


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