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Lynden resident Janice Swanson shot this photograph of Trayci Russell, center, and her granddaughters at the play Beauty and the Beast, at the Claire Theater in Lynden. Swanson’s granddaughters, Eliza Swanson, 6, of Bellingham, and Dallas Kooistra, 6, of Blaine, are from left. (Courtesy photo)

LYNDEN — As arts director of the Jansen Art Center, Lindsey Gerhard’s primary duty is to “support the programming of all of our talented art studios and develop new community-focused programs to help the J fulfill our mission of creating opportunities for the community to engage in the arts.”

WHATCOM — The novel “Greenwood” by Canadian author Michael Christie has been named the Whatcom READS 2022 book selection. The announcement was made at the close of a March 4 event featuring Esi Edugyan, author of the 2021 featured title, “Washington Black.”

LYNDEN ­— The Jansen Art Center is calling for artists for the eighth annual Virtual Cup Show art exhibit. Accepted submissions will be “for friends and family to see from all over.”

LYNDEN ­— The 2020 January Series of lectures and concerts from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, livestreamed to Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St., starts Jan. 8, 2020.

LYNDEN — The Jennifer Scott Trio is the next music performance in the Concert Series of the Jansen Art Center at 321 Front St. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, open to all ages. Tickets are $25 each.

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