The Portland Pirates are holding a benefit for the Center for Grieving Children at Sunday’s game against the Providence Bruins. Main deck tickets are available for $10, and proceeds will go toward the Center for Grieving Children, which supports children, teens and families dealing with the illness or death of a loved one. To purchase tickets, call Ryan Delaney at 828-4665 ext. 309 and mention “CGC Night” or visit /

Youth Alternatives Ingraham will celebrate the Portland Sea Dogs’ return from spring training with a benefit dinner on Tuesday. Proceeds benefit Youth Alternatives’ work with Maine children, adults and families. Anyone who purchases one of the first 200 tickets will dine with a member of the Sea Dogs. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12, and may be purchased by calling 874-1175 ext. 1111 or online at

The MBR 17U-Townsend boys’ basketball tryout will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. The cost to attend the tryout is $10. Participants will practice twice a week in the Portland area, with an emphasis on instruction. There will also be opportunities to play games. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 207-210-1823.