Cambridge poet and playwright Michael Mack was an 11-year-old altar boy in 1968 when his favorite Catholic priest invited him to the rectory to make a costume for a church play.
The sexual abuse he suffered that day haunted him for decades, ultimately leading to the autobiographical play “Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith,” which he will perform free on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Framingham State University Dwight Performing Arts Center.
In other news, Westborough native and cancer survivor Dave McGrath will lead his third annual Skating for Hope fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge-Worcester beginning at 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the College of the Holy Cross Hart Center. More information is available at skatingforhope.org.
Nancy Moorhouse of Natick, an outreach coordinator for the MetroWest region of ReServe Greater Boston, will host a free First Impressions meeting for ages 55 and older seeking meaningful post-retirement positions on Oct. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m., in Framingham. To learn the location and register, visit reserveinc.org/greaterboston.
Arlington resident Matt Jenson and his Liquid Revolution band will perform at the 13th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. at 600 Columbus Ave. in Boston’s South End. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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