Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

One More Reason to get a Good Night’s Sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.
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Roasted Vegetables for the Holidays

These herb-roasted fall vegetables make for a perfect holiday side dish or an easy way to cook up some of those extra vegetables in your fridge. Whether it be for the holidays or a weeknight meal, experiment with different combinations of veggies and herbs to find your favorite combination!
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Silver Sneakers: Unlock Your Flexibility and Mobility

Ease tight muscles and improve joint function with these anytime, anywhere moves.
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Fall Arrives at the New York Botanical Garden

Watch this short video of the beautiful fall colors at the New York Botanical Garden.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Native Americans in the Civil War – Presented by the National Park Service, Friday, November 19: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by joining us for a presentation by Senior Ranger Kenya Finley from the National Park Service on the sacrifices of Native Americans during the Civil War.
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Beatley Friends’ Holiday Flash Book Sale, Saturday, November 20: 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Pick up gifts for your family and friends while supporting the Friends of the Beatley Central Library at this flash book sale! Click here.

Cooking with Kole, Holidays Ideas! Saturday, November 20, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!
Come to our popular cooking show. In these next few classes Kole helps us prep (and recover!) from this season’s holidays. Click here.


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