Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The joy of learning random things on Wikipedia

Writer Annie Rauwerda makes a habit of getting lost among the seemingly endless digital archives of Wikipedia, discovering fake towns, promiscuous tortoises, 19th-century fan girls and so much more. An avid editor of the crowd-sourced platform, she speaks to the joys of exploring niche and humorous subjects, accidentally learning just for fun — and broadening your horizons along the way.
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Preppy Kitchen’s Pumpkin Bread

Preppy Kitchen’s Pumpkin Bread is so yummy and perfect for fall!
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Heart Beats Seniors – Monster Mash Chair Yoga

A spooky and fun chair yoga dance with Sherry Zak Morris.
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Bet You Didn’t Know: Halloween History

It’s one of America’s favorite holidays, but what’s the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Trash Trekkers – Barrett Branch Walking and Litter Pickup Club

Saturday, October 28: 10:00am – 11:00am – Outdoors – Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good. Join the Barrett Branch walking and litter pickup club.
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Drug Take Back Day – October 28 – 10 am – 2 pm – various locations

Drug Take Back Day is on October 28 – 10 am – 2 pm. If you need to dispose of unused or expired medications including pet medications, see the attached flyers in English and Spanish for details and locations to drop off medications.
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Monster Mash Puzzle Challenge – Can you build a 500 piece puzzle in 2 hours? – Friday, October 27: 2:00pm – 4:30pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Something wicked this way comes… or maybe just a puzzle challenge to complete a 500-piece puzzle with your friends! It will be a graveyard smash!
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SSA’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” – Discover Fun Things to See and Do in Alexandria – Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services of Alexandria’s November 15th event “Discover Fun Things to See and Do in Alexandria” features speakers from the Office of Historic Alexandria and its Oral History Center,; Alexandria Library; the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Tall Shop Providence and Encore Learning talking about the fun things to do and see in our very own city!
The event is free, but please register by calling 703-836-4414, ext. 110 or send an email to


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