Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Underwater Astonishments

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square’s worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. This short talk celebrates the pioneering work of ocean explorers like Edith Widder and Roger Hanlon.
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Beef Stew – a Family Favorite

Try this beef stew recipe, with slow-braised beef, chunky mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and peas. This soup recipe is so aromatic and delicious, it’s bound to become a family favorite! Click here.

Silver Sneakers: Three-Minute Post Exercise Meditation

Check out this Silver Sneakers short meditation to accompany your exercise program.
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National Gallery: Titian’s Technique

The way Titian painted was unlike other artists of his day. With little in the way of preliminary drawings, Titian worked very freely straight onto the canvas. Watch artist Andy Pankhurst show us how Titian would have worked.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library

Alexandria’s Union Station – Serving the Community Since 1905  Saturday, October 23: 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Alexandria Union Station opened its doors 116 years ago. Together with Potomac Yards it made Alexandria a true rail hub. Fast forward to today to see what has changed.
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Cooking with Kole – LIVE – Saturday, October 23: 1:00pm – 2:00pm  
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Kole as he demonstrates how to make tasty and healthful food.
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Emanuel Celler-Immigration and Civil Rights Champion – Author Talk with Wayne Dawkins – Wednesday, October 27: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Asst. Professor Wayne Dawkins profiles a complex politician who shaped the tenets of the Democratic Party liberalism for much of the 20th century and whose work remains central to political debates.
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