Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why You Should Care about Whale Poo?

Whales have a surprising and important job, says marine biologist Asha de Vos: these massive creatures are ecosystem engineers, keeping the oceans healthy and stable by … well, by pooping, for a start. Learn from de Vos, a TED Fellow, about the undervalued work that whales do to help maintain the stability and health of our seas — and our planet. Click here.

Five Easy Summer Salads

With summer in full swing, these 5 recipes will be just what you need for a refreshingly light dinner. Click here.

Let’s Twist Again Dance Video

Check out this fun video to get your heart pumping to Chubby Checker’s “Let’s Twist Again.” Click here.

Chubby Checker Sings “The Twist & Let’s Twist Again” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Check out the real Chubby Checker on the Ed Sullivan Show that aired on October 22, 1961 singing “Let’s Twist Again. A blast from the past!  Click here.

Hillwood Gardens: What’s in Bloom at the The Adirondack Building

Check out what’s in bloom at Hillwood’s Adirondack Building that is location of the newest exhibition of the “Roaring Twenties.”
Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

A Morning in the Garden – Saturday, July 24: 10:00am – 11:30am

An outdoor program for the nature lovers in our community. Click here to register.

Accessibility Access at the Library – Monday, July 26: 10:00am – 11:00am

Join us on National Disability Independence Day to learn the various ways to access library resources. Click here to register.

AARP Movies for Grownups – Fri., July 23 at 8:00 pm ET: The American

When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. In an uncharacteristic move, he becomes friends with a local priest and pursues a torrid romance with a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be making a fatal mistake. Rated R. Register by clicking here.


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