Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The 3 A’s of Awesome

Neil Pasricha’s blog 1,000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome.
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Barefoot Contessa’s Classic Mashed Potatoes

Ina Garten kicks up her classic mashed potatoes by using add-ins like garlic, parmesan and truffle butter!
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Improve your Balance with Simple Exercise

Improve your balance with these simple and advanced balance exercises to get your ankles stronger and improve your overall balance and gait. Click here.

The History of Veterans Day

The History Channel takes a look at the history of the holiday honoring those who fought for America, both living and dead.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Yarn Storm

Help keep someone warm this winter. The Beatley Central Library is collecting hand-made or store-bought hats, scarves and mittens. All items donated will benefit Alexandria’s Community Lodgings.  Items can be dropped off at the Information Desk at Beatley from November 8 to December 16. Questions? Need yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks? Email Jessica at
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Sisters in Crime Series vs. Stand Alones vs. Short Stories, Monday, November 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

The library is celebrating mysteries and National Novel Writing Month!
Join our panel of authors from the Chessie Chapter of Sisters in Crime as they provide insight into writing series vs. stand alones vs. short stories.  If you have questions about the program or need help with set up, please contact Caroline at Click here to register.

Duncan Book Group – “One Day” by Gene Weingarten, Wednesday, November 17, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Duncan Book Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
Please register for this meeting in advance. Click here.

Senior Living in Alexandria: Tracing Your Roots through Genealogy, Thursday, November 18 at 10 am via Zoom

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a virtual “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” on Thursday, November 18th at 10 am via Zoom. SSA is fortunate to have as its speaker for the November 18th session Stephen Hammond, a family historian in the Northern Virginia area. His goals are to educate and inspire others to research and document their own family history. It is a free session by zoom, and open to the public. To register, click here, or call 703-835-4414, ext. 110. You will receive the zoom link the week of the workshop.


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