COMMUNITY CALENDAR: December 20

Wednesdays
   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.
Dec.
   Christmas at Kuser Mansion: Kuser Farm Mansion 45-minute free tours will be held: Fri., Dec. 13 from 6 – 9 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 14 from 5 – 9 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. – 3 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: Sun., Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 28
   A “Kisses for Alexander” Benefit will be held at Killarney’s Publik House, 1644 Whitehorse Mercerville Road, Hamilton, from 12 to 5 p.m. The event will benefit, a 5-year-old Hamilton resident who developed necrotizing enterocolitis and is in need of a colon transplant. Cost is $35 per person and will include roast beef, meatballs, vodka rig, wings, salad, draft beer and wine. Visit www.facebook.com/events/657780197578262/
Sat., Jan. 11
   Washington Crossing Audubon will conduct a walk to observe winter birds 10 a.m. Meet at Spring Lake – Roebling Park (end of Sewell Ave., Hamilton).
Sun., Jan. 12
   Friends for the Abbott Marshlands will conduct to walk to observe winter ducks, from 1-3 p.m. Meet at the Spring Lake – Roebling Park (end of Sewell Ave., Hamilton). (609-303-0706 or jrogers@mercercounty.org.
Mon., Jan. 13
   The Mercer County Italian American Festival Association will be holding its monthly meeting at the Heritage Center, 2421 Liberty St., Hamilton, 609-631-7544 at 7 p.m. The Festival Association is looking for volunteers for the 2014 Festival to be held at Mercer County Park in September. Also, the Heritage Building is looking for volunteers to help in the office, maintenance and setting up for different social functions.
Sat., Jan. 25
   Friends for the Abbott Marshlands will conduct a walk to observe nature in winter from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In case of inclement weather, check www.marsh-friends.org or contact 732-821-8310. Meet at Spring Lake – Roebling Park (end of Sewell Ave., Hamilton).
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.