Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 30, 2010:
BLUFF PARK ART SHOW - The 47th Annual Bluff Park Art Show is Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Admission, parking, and the shuttle service are all free! The juried art show features over 130 artists from twelve states. It includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in oil, watercolor, clay, metals, wood and mixed media. There will be on site food vendors, homemade cakes and sweets, area high school jazz bands, and hands-on art fun for children. For more information, call (205) 408-4312 or visit www.bluffparkartassociation.org.
ADOPT A SOLDIER - A Hoover man's son is a soldier in the 1-14 Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Currently his company is deployed in Iraq, having arrived there in the beginning of July. They are part of Operation New Dawn. Their company will be there until July 2011. They are based in an area where they have difficulty getting some everyday supplies so they rely on packages from family back home - things like baby wipes, drink mixes, deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo. But not al of the soldiers have family to send them these packages and that's where the "adopt a soldier" program began! The Adopt-a-Soldier program designates a central drop-off location where people bring items. They need packs of baby wipes, single drink mix envelopes, gummy bears, toothpaste, etc. You can even include a card with with your name, address, and email on it! You can also donate money to help cover the shipping cost. For a complete list of supplies and drop off spots, visit http://www.bluffparkal.org/adopt.htm.
JEH JEH LIVE - The Tragic City Rollers take on Gainesville and breast cancer too! The roller deby team plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales to the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure!!! The after party host will be The Barking Kudu with a Jager drink special where the entire $4 goes to the cause! The bout is a family friendly event with kids under 8 entering free. Fantastic TCR merchandise will be available, as will concessions. The bout begins at 7pm at the Zamora Shrine Temple on Saturday night! For tickets or more information, visit http://tragiccityrollers.com
RED RIBBON GALA - The Magic City Choral Society, with guest soloists Kristi Tingle Higginbotham and Emily Herring, will perform at the Red Ribbon Gala on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. A catered reception for sponsors, patron-level supporters, service organization representatives, and performing artists precedes the concert at 4:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.magiccitychoralsociety.org or call (205) 975-2787.
Jefferson and surrounding counties are a hotbed for new HIV/AIDS cases, according to Alabama Department of Public Health records. Jefferson County alone accounts for almost one-third of HIV/AIDS cases reported for the entire state of Alabama. Currently more than 17,162 Alabamians have been affected by the disease since the beginning of the epidemic, and rates continue to grow. Proceeds from the Red Ribbon Gala benefit AIDS Alabama, Birmingham AIDS Outreach, West Alabama AIDS Outreach, and UAB's 1917 Clinic. Together these organizations serve thousands of Alabamians affected by HIV/AIDS, and provide research, education, housing, clothing, transportation and more.
ETHEL HALL BOOK - In this wise, introspective, and touching memoir, Dr. Ethel Hall recounts the little "journeys" throughout her life which prepared her to become the first African American woman elected to the Alabama State Board of Education. Her experiences with racial tension, discrimination, and poverty are interspersed with portraits of the family and love which transformed her from a farmer's daughter -- determined to achieve the higher education others thought to be impossible -- to a dedicated mother and educator, and even further to a statewide political leader. Dr. Hall also provides a detailed account of the problems faced-both during her more than two decades of service to the Alabama State Board of Education.
PET OF THE WEEK - Laura Golden with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to Sadie. She is looking for her forever home! For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh checks out Antiques at the Gardens! We get the scoop on Cullman's big Oktoberfest Week! We have live music in the studio and comedian Tim Statum joins us in the studio with a few laughs! Mickey makes a new friend at the zoo! Plus we have your business headlines and weekend calendar! That and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!