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Monarch butterflies

Mass. Audubon’s Boston Nature Center at 500 Walk Hill St. will say farewell to the monarch butterflies as they start their migration in a program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Attendees will learn about the unique journey of the monarch butterfly, from New England all the way to Mexico and explore the meadows for monarchs and other butterflies while learning about their life cycles, habitat and food needed to thrive. They will also create a butterfly craft.

Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Register online at or by calling 617-983-8500.

Golf fundraiser

The Jason Roberts Challenger League invites golfers to participate in its 16th annual Best Ball Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the George Wright Golf Course, 420 West St., Hyde Park.

The $125 entry fee per golfer (or $500 per foursome) includes greens’ fees, cart, dinner and prizes.

Awards will also be given to the winning golf team, longest drive and closest to the pin. Dinner at the clubhouse will follow the tournament. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with tee-off at 11 a.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Challenger League, whose goal is to give everyone a chance to play baseball, regardless of limitations, the only league of its kind in the city of Boston. This annual tournament is the league’s major fundraiser of the year.

To register, call 617-291-9933 or send an email to

Gardening like the forest

Dave Jacke and the Boston Food Forest will lead a one-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Mass. Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St.

Jacke will introduce forest gardening, its many benefits and how gardening like a forest can enrich lives. Edible forest gardens mimic the structures and functions of natural forests while growing food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and fun.

The workshop will explore the specific  ecological theories and practical design processes behind polyculture design through exercises and games. Participants will observe, evaluate and redesign a perennial polyculture at the Boston Nature Center Food Forest during class.

Registration is $100 and can be made online at

Broadway musical

Riverside Theatre Works, 45 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park will present the musical comedy “Sister Act” at 8 p.m. on Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23.

This feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent disguised as a nun. Using her disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover.

Tickets are $30 general admission for table seating, $25 seniors and students.

Further information is available by calling 866-811-4111 or online at

Open mic

A Roslindale open mic will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Roslindale Congregational Church, 25 Cummins Hwy.

Musical performances will begin at 7 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., singer/songwriter Neil Dale will perform his original works, many celebrating our planet Earth.

This is a family-friendly event, and donations for the guest performers are encouraged. A potluck supper will be served.

Visit for more information.

Women in the Middle East

The Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library will welcome guest speaker Hoda Elsharkawi from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the library, 4238 Washington St.

Elsharkawi will participate in an informal community discussion about Islam and women in Middle Eastern culture. Admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 617-323-2343.