As we reach mid-August, there’s a lot of talk about back to school and Fall, but we say, not so fast…summer is far from over. There is still plenty of summer left in 2015, and we have a few ideas on how you can make the most out of it.
Summer Concert Series – Check your local paper’s entertainment section for a list of summer concerts going on in August. Most towns and cities have summer jazz, folk, classical, rock and other music festivals held in parks, outdoor concert halls, farmer’s markets and more. Many of them are free and make a perfect summer night of listening under the stars.
Outdoor Theater – Theater companies regularly have a Theater in the Park summer series, and what better way to experience theater than outdoors, your favorite wine, cheese and some Black and White Cookies? Which brings one to wonder, if Black and Whites were available during Shakespeare’s time, would the scene have included a Black and White instead of a skull, and the line have gone, “To Black, or not to Black?” That is the question indeed.
Art Walks – This is a fun and friendly way to check out the local art scene in your area. Many local galleries participate in “First Fridays” or “First Thursdays,” they open their doors after hours and encourage the public to experience art. While you won’t be able to bring food into the galleries, having some Black and Whites on hand is a great way to keep energized. And, quite the visual statement as well.
Local History or Walking Tours – All towns have a story to tell, and yours is probably no different! Google your town name and “walking tours” to see what’s available in your area. You might even discover your town has a few local “haunts” with a ghost tour!
Get Active – Take advantage of the still long days to get moving! Google your neighborhood or town and add bike routes, or walking routes, so see the best trails in your area. If you have rivers or ponds close by, try kayaking, canoeing or paddle boating. Be sure to bring along a few Black and Whites for refueling!
Camping – Use the slightly cooler weather as an excuse to pitch a tent and build a campfire. Since peak season is over, there is more likely to be camping slips available in the most ideal locations. Or, go it on your own! Either way, you can enjoy a few Black and Whites with your s’mores while communing with nature.
Have a Cookout – Have one last cookout with friends, coworkers or if you’re feeling really ambitious, organize a block party!
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Those are just a few of our ideas. We’d love to hear your ideas! Comment here or post on our Facebook page!