Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The secret ingredients of great hospitality

Restaurateur Will Guidara’s life changed when he decided to serve a two-dollar hot dog in his fancy four-star restaurant, creating a personalized experience for some out-of-town customers craving authentic New York City street food. The move earned such a positive reaction that Guidara began pursuing this kind of “unreasonable hospitality” full-time, seeking out ways to create extraordinary experiences. In this funny and heartwarming talk, he shares three steps to crafting truly memorable moments centered in human connection – no matter what business you’re in.
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Crispy Charred Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Crispy charred roasted brussel sprouts are a delicious side dish that can be prepared quickly and easily to pair up with your favorite main course.
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10-Minute Workout to Combat Fatigue

This quick 10-minute workout can give your heart rate—and energy—a boost no matter where you are or how much time you have. Try it out with Samantha!
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Cool Things at the National Archives

This Inside the Vaults video short details fascinating but little-known items in the holdings of the National Archives, including the Polar Collection, the patent for the Eskimo Pie, and State Department cables concerning the abominable snowman.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Navigating Life Transitions: Braving the Wilderness – Presented by Dr. Dawn Higgins, PhD, LCSW – Saturday, November 5: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Join this presentation by Psychotherapist Dawn Higgins, PhD, LCSW, as she reviews author Brene Brown’s book, “Braving the Wilderness.”
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Line Dancing – Tuesday, November 8: 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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Experiencias Para los Adultos Mayores En Alexandria – Senior Living in Alexandria -Thursday, November 10: 1:00pm – 3:00pm  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

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Senior Living in Alexandria Workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” – Thursday, November 17, 10am – Beatley Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is hosting a “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop on “Tracing Your Roots Through Genealogy” on Thursday, November 17 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. SSA is fortunate to have as its speaker Stephen Hammond, a family historian in the Northern Virginia area. It is a free event with light refreshments, and is open to the public.
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