Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How Kids Can Help Design Cities

Adults tend to think of kids as “future citizens” — their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today. But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn’t they have a say in what the world they’ll inherit will look like? Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado.
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Perfect Harvest Salad

Check out this tasty harvest salad perfect for Fall.
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10-Minute Indoor Walking for Seniors

This 10-minute indoor walking workout will help improve your cardiovascular health by getting your heart rate up and increasing strength with exercises that work your legs, glutes, core and upper body. Perfect for seniors and beginner exercisers. Click here.

National Gallery in London – A Day in the Countryside

Lucy Chiswell, the Dorset Curatorial Fellow for Paintings 1600-1800, explores a day in the countryside through paintings by Rubens, Constable and Corot. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

“We Demand” – Women’s Suffrage in Virginia Traveling Exhibition – Friday, October 1: All Day – Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

Visit this traveling exhibition which uses text and images to trace the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920. On exhibit at through October 23, 2021. Click here.

Digital Resources Happy Hour – Tuesday, October 5: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

A short presentation will discuss all of the library’s digital services and the remainder of the time attendees can get assistance with accessing the library’s digital services. Click here.

Join Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) for its Virtual Oktoberfest!

Celebrate the rapidly approaching fall season at SSA’s popular Oktoberfest event on Wednesday, October 6, 7-8:30pm. This Zoom event will be packed with action and full of fun! Enjoy a virtual guided tasting featuring four of Port City Brewing’s favorite beers, compete for prizes in our virtual Scavenger Hunt, Trivia Contests, Best German Costume, and Best Beer Stein contests. Click on here to purchase tickets. This annual event supports SSA’s Meals on Wheels, Groceries to Go, and the Friendly Visitor Programs.


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