Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 22, 2013:
BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Poe about local business headlines. They discussed how Birmingham Mayor William Bell re-ignited the debate over a dome stadium in Birmingham, what Regions Financial Corp.'s greenlight means, and how well the housing market is coming back in the Birmingham area. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
EASTER FASHIONS - Spring is here and Easter is next week. A lot of people will be looking for new dresses to wear for Easter and through the season. The Outlet Shops of Grand River has the latest fashions and trends at great prices. This week, it released the top 10 trends for the season - everything from Feminine Florals and pretty pastels to color blocking and cool cutouts. Visit the Facebook page for more details on these trends and how to wear them. Each week it will feature 3-4 outfits from stores at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Just in time for Easter, Alicia Rohan showed us a beautiful feminine floral dress and a pretty pastel dress. Both are available at Dressbarn. These are the first 2 trends of the 10 that will be released over the next 5 weeks. For Easter, bring your kids out to have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and hunt eggs all over The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Breakfast is $5 and all proceeds benefit the American Legion Post 400 and their efforts to raise funds for The Lakeshore Foundations Lima Foxtrot. Breakfast starts at 8am and includes a photo with the Easter Bunny, make your own Easter Basket, Breakfast from Burger King and other activities. The Easter Egg hunt starts at 10am and is open to the public. Over 1,800 eggs will be hidden. Prizes to include 2 bicycles donated by Toys R Us. Every child will go home with a special prize from the egg hunt. Along with the activities for children, The Outlet Shops of Grand River will feature great sales and discounts for all your Easter fashions. For more information on The Outlet Shops of Grand River and a full schedule of events, visit www.shopsofgrandriver.com.
BARGAIN MOM - Christie Dedman - Birmingham's Bargain Mom - joined us with some deals today! Get a free 2 year subscription to LEGO® Club Magazine when you sign up at http://club.lego.com. When you sign up, you will receive home delivery of a LEGO® Club Magazine full of LEGO news, comic adventures, games and puzzles, building challenges and Cool Creations built by LEGO fans! You will also get Club Codes to secret content online, an email newsletter with exclusive LEGO Club news, building steps and competitions, and an invitation to special building events and exclusive meetings! The magazine comes with coupons valid at LegoLand and Lego Discovery centers. Buy one adult ticket get a free child's ticket. Disney Movie Rewards has a special offer to see "Oz The Great and Powerful." From 3/24 - 3/28 get a FREE children's ticket with the purchase of two adult tickets. Visit http://www.disneymovierewards.com/ for more details. And Christie's frugal health tip - use crib mattress pads for sick kids. They are perfect when you have a sick kid on the couch with a stomach bug. While many of us would toss, donate or sell our baby items once the child has moved on from the stage, don't get to excited and toss these very useful covers. You can use them for a number of things. For more on these and other deals, visit http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2013/03/.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the guinea pig. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - Jimmie "JJ DYNOMITE" Walker made his name on "Good Times" and has been stealing scenes on comedies ever since! Despite all Jimmie's success on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. Walker currently tours the country 35 to 45 weeks a year performing live, and guesting on game shows and late night television. In his spare time he writes scripts for TV and movies, and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching five decades. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, high carb/low fat diet VS low carb/high fat - which diet is best? Two experts face off on the topic at UAB next week and we talk with one of the doctors about his viewpoints! Automakers move to the Big Apple for the final new car introductions of the 2013 auto show season - we take you live to the New York Auto Show! American Idol is now down to the top eight so we turn to our friends, Rob and Jeannine, at Magic96 for their take on the competition. And former American Idol winner turned Las Vegas star Taylor Hicks joins us in the studio with the latest on his career and to share his thoughts on this year's Idol crop! Comedian George Willborn comes to town and he joins us with a few laughs! And the experts join us to take your questions on your garden, your pets, and fishing Alabama's waterways!
Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!