Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The tree-growing movement restoring Africa’s vital landscapes

2023 Audacious Project grantee Wanjira Mathai is at the forefront of re-greening the planet. Through the forest restoration initiative Restore Local, she’s working to help both Africa’s people and its landscapes flourish. Learn more about how her team invests in local restoration projects across the continent .
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Preppy Kitchen’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is a quick and easy treat that makes a perfect grab and go snack in the morning! Moist, perfectly sweet with chocolate.
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30-Minute Walk with Cardio Intervals

This treadmill walking workout with cardio intervals includes walking at a steady pace, interval walking, and aerobics moves.
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Old Town Alexandria History and Cartography (1863)

Old Town Alexandria history is explored and examined from this vintage pictorial map that was originally produced in 1863. In the video we zoom in and look at Alexandria Virginia’s various buildings, rail depots, fortifications, riverboats and much.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Dance Fitness Cardio Class– Tuesday, August 1: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!
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Author Talk with Bill Schweigart – Tuesday, August 01: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library – Second Floor

Please join us for a talk with local author Bill Schweigart to discuss his latest book “The Guilty One” set in Old Town Alexandria.
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Register Now for the Fall Senior Academy -Starts Wednesday,
September 6 – 9:30 am – 12 noon

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Senior Academy will begin Wednesday, September 6 and continue every Wednesday morning through September 27 from 9:30am-Noon. This four-week program provides attendees with an in-depth overview of how the city operates and what’s available for older adults. City residents or employees who are 60+ may register on SSA website by clicking on
 Academy or call the office at 703.836.4414 ext. 110.

Centenarian Celebration – September 12, 5 pm at City Hall

The City of Alexandria is celebrating its Centenarian residents at an event at an in-person event before the City Council meeting on September 12th at 5 pm in the Vola Lawson lobby. If you know a resident of Alexandria who will be 100 or older this year,
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