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.

“Love and Other Drugs” – Prescription for Romance

Does anyone really ever love anyone the way they do in the movies, the way Rick loved Ilsa in “Casablanca” (1942)? Jake Gyllenhaal’s Jamie Randall, cynical ladies man extraordinaire in Edward Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs,” surely doesn’t think so.

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.