• HOT TICKET

A glass and a good cause, please

SAMPLE SOME good wines for a good cause at a wine- tasting benefit for the Cancer Community Center. If you can’t make this event, check out the restaurant gift certificates and other goodies at the Eighth Annual Online Auction, which runs through March 24 at www.BiddingForGood.com/CCC.

WHEN: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Grace, 15 Chestnut St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

INFO & TICKET VENDORS: 774-2200; www.cancercommunitycenter.org

• CHEAP THRILL

Taste Russian food at cooking demo

CATHOLIC CHARITIES Refugee & Immigration Services continues its series of cooking demonstrations from around the world with a taste of Russia. Come learn about Russian cuisine, watch some dishes being prepared, then dig into the results for dinner.

WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday

WHERE: St. Patrick’s Church, 1392 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

INFO/TICKETS: 797-7026, Ext. 211