Good Day Alabama for October 10, 2012 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for October 10, 2012

JEH JEH LIVE - Atrox Factory is open in Leeds. It is closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays until the week of Halloween. Most nights the Factory Tour is $18 and on weekends when special guests are on hand there is also a $5 fee at the gate. Atrox does not charge for parking. They except cash only. Arrive early and expect long lines - especially on the weekends. It runs from 6:30-10:30pm on Thursday and Sunday nights and 6:30pm-midnight on Friday and Saturday. Special guests this year include Ernie Hudson from "Ghostbusters"; Michael Berryman from "Lords of Salem" and "Hills Have Eyes"; and J. Larose from "SAW 3&4" and "Insiduous." For complete details, visit

BRODIE CROYLE - Mike went golfing for a special tournament yesterday and partnered with former University of Alabama Quarterback Brodie Croyle. He talked with Brodie by phone this morning and Brodie told us what playing golf with Mike is really like! He also gave us updates on his career and life these days.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Cinereous Vulture and Halloween at the Zoo. For more information, visit

BELK BREAST CANCER EVENT - The 7th Annual Private Shopping Night to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is Sunday night from 6:30-9pm at Belk at the Summit. Enjoy an evening of "private shopping" at Belk at the Summit to support breast cancer research. There will be catering from Kathy G. & Company with a specialty Drink "Hopetini" by Village Tavern. The event features 20% off All regular and sale purchases store wide. The First 50 guests to enter receive a $20 Belk gift card. There will be live music by Goodfellas. There will also be free gift wrapping on anything purchased during the event. Expect incredible door prizes such as Gift Cards, Fragrance and Gift Baskets compliments of Belk plus $500, $250, (2) $100 and $50 Gift Cards from Belk and Fragrance and Cosmetic Baskets from Belk. There will also be prizes from other supporters, fine shops and restaurants - including a  Kindle Fire Compliments of Charter Media. Donate $20 for a glass of champagne to be eligible to win a 1 Ct. TW Blue Diamond Necklace in 14K White Gold valued at $5,000 - Compliments of Belk and Co. Fine Jewelry. Order your tickets online at Tickets are $25. 00 and tax deductible. For more information, call (205) 996-5463 or visit

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. April Maddux, a general surgeon who specializes in Breast Health at Brookwood Medical Center, joins us to take viewer questions about Breast Health.  October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  Self-breast exams and mammograms are key in the early detection of breast cancer.  Dr. Maddux discusses and answers questions about when to have a mammogram, diagnosis and treatment options and other issues related to breast health. Brookwood is hosting a Mammothon on Tuesday, October 16th from 6 am - 10 pm.  It's an annual event with extended hours from early in the morning until late at night for busy women to get their mammograms at a time that fits their schedule.  Call (205) 877-2106 to make an appointment for the 16th between 6am and 10pm.

- Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Bethany O'Rear discusses putting down roots. She discusses planting trees - even for those concerned with storm-proofing their landscape! The Alabama Cooperative Extension System offers a seminar on Putting Down Roots: Tips for Storm-Proofing Your Landscape on October 24th at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The cost is $5 if you register by October 19th and $10 after that and at the door. Registration begins at 8:45am. There will be discussions on nonnative plants, invaders, hazard trees, and plant culture & care. It wraps up by noon. To reserve your spot, call (205) 879-6964 ext. 10.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh celebrates with a Fiesta! He takes us live to the celebration in Downtown Birmingham this weekend to get all the scoop! And if chicken wings are your thing, you're in luck! We check out the Kick'n Chick'n Wing Fest which is also this weekend! What do you need in your fall wardrobe? We check out the must haves for fall! And southern author Ronda Rich returns with her latest book - There's a Better Day a Comin'. Our pet of the week joins us in the studio... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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