Welcome to August! The summer is on its a slow, meandering path towards fall, but Berkeley is still teeming with things to do, places to see and adventures to have.
August is National Back to School Month, which means stores will be stocked up on everything from stationery to backpacks. Back to School coupons and a list of in-store sales are available at backtoschoolsales2011.net.
August is also National Goat Cheese Month. Celebrate at local cheese shops and markets like the , as well as restaurants with goat cheese on the menu, like , and .
Aug. 5 is International Beer Day. Get festive at any of Berkeley's bars or pubs. If you're not sure where to start, take a look at our "" piece for inspiration.
A full list of upcoming events in Berkeley is available through the Berkeley Patch Calender. Here is a selection for August:
The continues through Aug. 15.
Every Monday night, .
Join your neighbors for a block party to celebrate on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Thursday, Aug. 4 means .
Weekend bargain hunting means a trip to the .
Gather fresh produce at one of , or to learn which foods have anti-cancer qualities.
If you feel like sharing some creative energy, drop in on an open mic night: Tuesday's at the and .
Learn something new this month, from
Summer concerts at continue on Aug. 4, 11 and 25.
Post-work Friday nights are for .
Finish off the week by chilling out on Sundays with .
Cheap Thrills in Berkeley
Sightseeing doesn't have to be expensive. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of Berkeley with an adventure any day of the week. Here are some ideas from our column: