The New Canaan Beautification League will present its autumn luncheon, “The Basics of Butterfly Gardening” with Jane Hurwitz, on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at the Woodway Country Club in Darien.

Hurwitz is the editor of the Butterfly Gardener magazine and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. She recently wrote the book, “Butterfly Gardening: The North American Butterfly Association Guide.” Her own garden is an oasis for butterflies and other creatures and she will give attendees ideas on how to create their own butterfly habitats. Books will be available for purchase.

Registration for this program is open to the public and tickets are $40. Checks, made payable to NCBL, must be received by Sept. 24 with choice of entree. Checks are to be sent to NCBL, c/o Gloria Simon, 143 Butler Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840. For more information, visit newcanaanbeautification.org.