Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

My secret to staying focused under pressure

Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther — so why don’t they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about the power of “neutral thinking,” which helps him thrive under pressure (both on the field and off) — and shows how you can use this mindset to make the right moves in your own life.
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Amazing Pumpkin Bread

This moist and delicious pumpkin bread is perfectly sweet with just the right combination of fall spices. It’s beyond easy to make and you don’t even need a mixer!
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Autumn Leaves Meditation – Rlease and Renew

As autumn winds blow, change is in the air. Release what isn’t relevant, and make way for what is!
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Oktoberfest season

Even though SSA’s Oktoberfest is sold out you can enjoy watching a video about the celebrations in Munich!
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Tai Chi at Beatley LIbrary – Balance your mind and body – Thursday, October 6: 5:30pm – 6:30pm –  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form.
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American Furniture Designers: 1900 – 2020 – An Author Presentation
Thursday, October 6: 6:30pm – 7:45pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Oscar Fitzgerald leads a presentation on his recently published title: AMERICAN FURNITURE DESIGNERS An discussion of designers of Arts and Crafts through the Interwar period into Mid-Century Modern.
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Beatley Friends’ Book Sale – Members’ Preview – Tuesday, October 11: 3:00pm – 7:30pm –  Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

Shop a giant selection of books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Beatley Friends’ Booksale! Friends members can shop one day early today! You can purchase a membership at the door for $15.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” – Senior Technology Programs and Preventing Scams and Frauds – Thursday, October 20 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street

This in-person event will feature local speakers discussing technology as it relates to seniors and will also cover the latest scams targeting older adults and how to avoid them. Experts will also highlight new, easy-to-use devices that can help you stay connected to your communities and loved ones. The event is free and open to the public.
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