Bits & Bites: Dine-out events to aid human trafficking awareness charity


January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Shout Out Loud Productions Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to elimination of and education about sex trafficking, is sponsoring Dine Out nights at some of the area's restaurants to raise funds for its education programs.

On select dates, restaurants will donate 20 percent of their profits earned to Shout Out Loud's education and training program for law enforcement, service providers and judicial leaders as they communicate, and determine the disposition for individuals who are victims of human trafficking.

Participating establishments and dates are:

Jan. 11 — John Andrews, 224 Hillsdale Road, Egremont, 5 to 7 p.m.; Mission Bar + Tapas, 438 North St. Pittsfield, 5 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 18 — The Olde Heritage Tavern, 12 Housatonic St. Lenox, 4 to 7 p.m.; District Kitchen & Bar, 40 West St., Pittsfield, 4 to 7 p.m.; Caf Adam, 420 Stockbridge Road., Great Barrington, 5 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 — Frankie's Ristorante Italiano, 80 Main St. Lenox, 5 to 8 p.m.; Public Eat + Drink,      34 Holden St., North Adams, 4 to 7 p.m.

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Berkshire Grown's farmers market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Monument Valley Middle School in Great Barrington. The market will feature the freshest locally grown and produced foods and gifts, including fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, preserved foods, and grilled sausages. Admission is free and SNAP/EBT and HIP accepted. SNAP dollars will doubled at the market.

The first 50 visitors to the market who bring along a first-time shopper will receive $10 to spend at the market.

The market will feature fun activities for kids, food for lunch, and music

For more information, go to or call 413-528-0041.


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