Mons. & Weds.
Dec. 11
   A Matter of Balance 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A & B. Registration: Visit or call 1.888.897.8979Cost: Free. This program—broken offers practical coping strategies to reduce your risk and fear of falling. Small groups are led by trained facilitators who help participants view falls and the fear of falling as controllable; set realistic goals for increasing activity; and change their environment to reduce the risk of falls.
   Free Acoustic Open Mic Night and Poetry at Star Subs and Café in the Buckley Plaza 621 Route 130, Hamilton, will be hosted Wednesdays at 7 p.m. by American Idol contestant Bri Lobue. Audience and musicians are welcome. 609-333- 1230.
Sun., Nov. 24
   Tellabration 2013 at Hamiltona benefit storytelling concert and storytelling workshop sponsored by the Garden State Storytellers League, will take place at the Hamilton Township Library from 1-5 p.m. Gerald Fierst, storytelling workshop presenter, and Charlie Zahm, folk musician, are featured with Ingrid Bruck and Stephen Tatrai, Garden State storytellers. $20 for concert and workshop. $10 for concert only. Proceeds will be donated to the Patrick S. Biddulph Foundation for Leukemia Research and the Hamilton Township Library Trust Fund. Tickets/Registration/Info: or (609) 890-3378 or (609) 499-0107.
Tues., Nov. 26
   AARP Driver Safety Program from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Area YMCA John K. Rafferty Branch, 1315 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Suite 100, Conference Rooms A & B. Registration: Visit or call 1-888-897-8979. Cost: $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers.This course is presented by an AARP instructor. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques; new traffic laws and rules of the road; how to deal with aggressive drivers; and how to handle potential problem situations. You must be 18 or older and have a valid New Jersey or Pennsylvania driver’s license to be eligible for this course. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate to send to your insurance company, which may result in a reduction in car insurance premiums. New Jersey drivers may be eligible to have up to two points removed from their driving record.
   Christmas at Kuser Mansion: Kuser Farm Mansion 45-minute free tours will be held: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sun. , Dec., 8 from 5 – 9 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; Wed., Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 11, 12 & 13 from 6 – 9 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 14 from 5 – 9 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Winter Wonderland 20-minute free walk-through of Kuser Mansion: Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Dec. 5, 6 & 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. Santa visits the Mansion: Fri., Dec.13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 14 from 5 – 8:30 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 15, from 12 – 3 p.m. The Jersey Valley Model Railroad at the Mansion: Thurs., Fri. , Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5, 6, 7 & 8 from 6 – 9 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. & Sun., Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 2
   The Compassionate Friends, a bereavement support group for those that have lost children at any age, Mercer Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Capital Health System of Hamilton, 1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road,
Recurring events
   The Nottingham Garden Club meets at 7:00 p.m. every third Wednesday at the Switlik Hall located on Joe DiMaggio Drive in Yardville. New members are welcome. Please come and join us at one of our meetings. For more information, contact Pat at 609-586-7897.
   Historic Kuser Farm Mansion is offering tours now through the end of October.
   Tours are Saturdays and Sundays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The last tour starts at 2:15 p.m.
   The mansion is at 390 Newkirk Avenue, Hamilton.. No registration is required. Admission is free. For more information, call 609-890-3630.
   Summer movie showings will be featured at the Hamilton Township Public Library throughout July.
   Showings will take place July 23, 30 and 31.
   The library is at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way. For more information about the movie program, including showing start times, visit or call 609-581-4060.
   Historic John Abbott II House tours are offered.
   Tours will be open at the house at 2200 Kuser Road on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. The last tour starts at 4:15 p.m.
   Donations are accepted. For more information, email or call 609-585-1686.
   Weekly senior games. Plumsted Senior Outreach Services, Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m., Plumsted Municipal Building lower level via elevator, 121 Evergreen Road.
   Play a different game every week, including Scrabble, bingo, board and card games and dominoes. For further information, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111, and leave message.
   Senior exercise classes, sponsored by the Plumsted Senior Outreach Service, at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the lower level of the Plumsted Municipal Building, 121 Evergreen Road. All new participants are required to submit a doctor’s permission form. To register, call 609-758-2241, ext. 111.
   Mid-day Toastmasters Club. Meets 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays each month at Robbinsville Branch of the Mercer County Library System, 42 Allentown-Robbinsville Road. Contact Jim Samuel at
   The Good Neighbor Fund assists area residents with emergency needs such as utility, rent and medical bills. To donate, mail check payable to Good Neighbor Fund in care of Allentown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 122, Allentown, 08501.
   Plumsted TNR Committee. Plumsted Trap, Neuter and Return Committee every Sunday 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., New Egypt Flea Market, 933 Route 536, Plumsted.
   MOMS Club of Upper Freehold/Allentown. First Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St.; for information, contact Barbara Nissinger or Jen Domen at
   Millstone MOMS: 10 a.m., MOMS Club of Millstone Township, second Thursday of each month; for information, contact Melanie Sullivan at 732-851-5559 or or
   Discussing books. Meets 6:30 p.m., Plumsted branch of the Ocean County Library, first Wednesday of the month; registration can be done in person, by phone at 609-758-7888 or online at
   Breastfeeding support group is a free opportunity for mothers to learn about breastfeeding techniques, parenting issues and how to prepare to return to work.
   The group meets every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center at 3100 Quakerbridge Road. Registration is required. Get more information or register online at or call 609-584-5900.
   4MOMS postpartum group meets every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. to discuss parenting topics with moms and experts from Robert Wood Johnson-Hamilton experts.
   The free gathering takes place at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center at 3100 Quakerbridge Road. Registration is required.
   Get more information or register online at or call 609-584-5900.
   Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at RWJ Center for Health and Wellness, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville. Call Marsha Maloney at 609-396-6788, Ext 275.
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