Ryan Flaherty, a Portland native and player with the Baltimore Orioles, will appear at two functions during the holiday.

On Sunday, Dec. 28, Flaherty will be instructing at the University of Southern Maine baseball clinic, which is for players in grades 3-12.

The fee is $50 per person. For more information, call the USM baseball office at 780-5474.

Flaherty will appear the next night at the Legends of Maine Baseball to be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland.

The event is co-hosted by Greely High baseball and Deering’s American Legion baseball team. There will be silent and live auction items to bid on throughout the course of the evening.

Tickets are $20 each and will include a variety of appetizers. The Italian Heritage Center will also provide a cash bar. The master of ceremonies will be WCSH-6’s Bill Green. To reserve tickets, please email: [email protected]

The Western Maine Baseball Umpires Association is holding baseball umpire certification classes. WMBUA provides baseball umpires for schools and leagues above the Little League level in Cumberland and York counties. Classes run for four consecutive Sunday mornings beginning Feb. 8, 2015. FMI: [email protected] or Ed at (207) 653-8736.