Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Embracing otherness, embracing myself

Actor Thandiwe Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness” — first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves.
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Classic Banana Pudding

This classic banana pudding is an easy to make, delicious no bake treat. Creamy vanilla pudding with fresh banana slices, lots of whipped cream and cookies is a southern classic recipe you’ll love!
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10-Minute Dance Workout for Seniors

Boost your mood and lower your stress with a dance routine. Get ready to feel energized and alive as you dance your way to a healthier you.
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The History of Black History Month

It’s February, so many teachers and schools are taking time to celebrate Black History Month. According to Stanford historian Michael Hines, there are still misunderstandings and misconceptions about the past, present, and future of the celebration. In this installment of Tiny Lectures, Hines talks about the beginnings and evolution of Black History Month.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Ribbon Cutting: African American Heritage Trail Signs – February 10, 11 am rain or shine

Celebrate the installation of new interpretive signs along Alexandria’s Historic waterfront. These 11 signs and 2 orientation panels illuminate the history of the African American community in Alexandria over the span of several centuries.
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“Still Bill” Documentary – February 21, 7-9 pm Virtual

Join online to watch the documentary about music legend and Hall of Famer, Bill Withers. In this 2009 film, Bill shares the experiences that come with living an extraordinary and contemplative life. Through interviews with friends, family, fellow musicians and himself.
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Senior Services of Alexandria and At Home in Alexandria Falls Prevention Event, February 21, 1-3 pm at Beatley Central library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services and At Home in Alexandria are teaming up with the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance for a special Falls Prevention workshop including the screening of the documentary “Saving Claire” about one woman’s life after a fall. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance of fall prevention. The event is free, but please register by emailing or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.


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