Arts Center Announces Salon Series Schedule

SUMMIT — The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey announces the fourth season of its popular Thursday Evening Salon Series. The 10 evening discussions will be held Jan. 13-May 19, 2011, and be moderated by leading artists, art historians, curators, philosophers, and writers, among others, in an informal, salon-style setting.

Hospital Employees Donate Coats

RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway employees purchased 25 children’s coats for families at Plainfield-based Homefirst, an emergency shelter that also provides temporary and permanent housing.

Phillip Schepis, Jr., 56

Phillip Schepis, Jr., 56, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly Rahway, died Wednesday, Dec. 8. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 12, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N.E. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, Mo. Funeral service to follow at 5:30 p.m.