West Virginia native Eric Douglas' documentary, "West Virginia Voices of War," will premiere at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W. There will also be music by local performer and veteran Jeff Ellis.
The documentary is the result of 15 months of interviews with some of the state's war veterans on their thoughts on war and coming home. It combines audio recordings with portraits of the veterans and images from various wars.
Donations will be taken to benefit the Charleston Veterans Center on the West Side. Douglas will also be selling "Common Valor," a companion book to the film, which includes longer histories of the veterans interviewed.
Call 304-421-2203 or email e...@booksbyeric.com.
KCPL summer reading clubs
The Kanawha County Public Library's teen and adult summer reading clubs begin Tuesday and run through Aug. 30.
Adults should read either 20 books total or one from eight of 10 selected categories. Everyone who does will receive a small prize, and a drawing for other prizes -- including the grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite -- is Sept. 9.
Teens (ages 12-19) are encouraged to read as many books of any variety. Those who complete at least seven receive a small prize. The three from each branch with the most earn another prize. One reader will win a Kindle Fire.
Materials must be checked out from a KCPL library to count. Kindles are provided by the Friends of The Library Foundation of Kanawha County.
The children's club begins with a host of kick-off activities June 8.
Visit www.kanawhalibrary.org for more information.
Stage Co. arts camp
Registration is now open for Charleston Stage Company's summer arts camps for children, held at West Virginia State University. There are classes in theater, dance, music, art, media, film, animation and more.
Camps are June 24-28 (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) for children in preschool through second grade, July 1-12 for third- through sixth-graders (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and July 15-26 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) for seventh- through 12th-graders. Tuition is $150 for the half-day camp and $300 for the others.
Contact director Jamie Anderson-Roumayah at 866-390-2787 or email ...@charlestonstagecompany.com. More information and registration forms are available at charlestonstagecompany.com/SAC.htm.
London Olympics film
At 7:30 p.m. May 30, the Nitro movie theater will screen "FIRST: The Story of the London 2012 Olympic Games." The two-hour documentary follows 12 first-time Olympians, including two American headline-makers: swimmer Missy Franklin and gymnast John Orozco.
Tickets are $12.50. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com.
Children's chorus auditions
The Appalachian Children's Chorus will hold auditions at 10 a.m. June 2 at the Cross of Grace Church in Hurricane and at 3 p.m. June 3 at the University of Charleston's Keenan Hall. Girls and boys (with unchanged voices) are encouraged to audition.
Participants are not required to have a prepared song selection, although they may if they wish. No previous singing experience is necessary.
There is a significant annual fee for participation. Partial financial aid is offered for qualifying students, with applications due by Aug. 31.