Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why people believe they can’t draw

Most people think they can’t draw, but communications expert Graham Shaw isn’t buying it. In this fun, instructional talk, he demonstrates how a few adjustments to your drawing technique (and your attitude) can leave you with an effective new presentation tool as well as an outlet for your creativity.
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Ina Garten’s Croque Monsieur

Ina makes a rich and creamy cheese sauce for her classic French sandwich made up of ham and Gruyere!
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How to Choose the Right Amount of Weight when Exercising

Learn how to choose the right amount of weight to lift with every exercise, every time.
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Fat Bear Week 2023 Katmai Brown Bears

King Otis and the cast of the brown bears are back and there is no telling what will happen. Witness the stories unfold on the live cams at Who will get the dominate fishing spots? Who will win Fat Bear Week?
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Duncan Literary Society – – Thursday, October 12: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cheesetique – 2411 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria

Join us for a book club where we discuss what we’re currently reading while enjoying wine and cheese!
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Beatley Friends Book Sale – Wednesday, October 18: 10:00am – 7:30pm –
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street

Support Beatley Library and shop a selection of thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Beatley Library Friends’ Book Sale!
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The Alexandria Forum – October 20 – 9 am – 4 pm – The Lyceum

In the 1950s, the Alexandria Association imagined the Alexandria Forum as an annual showcase for the study of architecture, the related arts, and life in and around Alexandria. The first one was held in 1959 in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation called “Early Architecture of Alexandria and Northern Virginia.” The Office of Historic Alexandria is resuming this conference and its mission to share research insights into Alexandria’s rich and complex history.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” event – Thursday, October 19 at 10 am – Westminster Presbyterian Church – 2701 Cameron Mills Road

This is the first speaker series event of the 2023-24 season and will be focused on Senior Safety and Awareness. Local experts will discuss a variety of topics geared to keeping you safe inside and outside of your home including: Fall prevention; Ideas on how to keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards and other minor fixes; Stroke prevention measures; and the Importance of knowing how various prescriptions interact. The event is free and open to the public.
Click here or call SSA at 703 836 4414 ext. 110.


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