Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., "Historic Gardens of Connecticut" presented by the East Haddam Garden Club, East Haddam Senior Center. The speaker will be Laurie Masciandaro, a spokesperson for Connecticut's Historic Gardens, a consortium of 15 restored properties, and site manager for founding member Roseland Cottage in Woodstock. She will discuss the history and beauty of these 15 distinctive historic sites and gardens. This program, preceded by a brief club meeting at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public, with refreshments included. For more information, call 860-873-8968.