Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 12, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - St. Elias Maronite Catholic Church will celebrate its 15th Annual Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., today and tomorrow. Admission to the Festival entertainment and tour events is free and open to the public, and traditional Lebanese food will be available throughout both days. Lebanese delicacies offered during the two-day Festival include Baked Kibbee, Rolled Grape Leaves, Spinach Pies, Baked Kibbee and Falafel Sandwiches, Tabouleh (Lebanese Salad), Grilled Lebanese Lemon Chicken, Loobia (green beans), Rice, Homus and Pita Bread. Ample, comfortable dining tables and seating will be available in and outside the Church. New this year will be the inaugural Saint Elias Cedar 5K Run tomorrow at 8:30 am. The run will benefit the SUKI (Spreading Unconditional Kindness Intentionally) Foundation , a not-for-profit organization established to raise money and awareness for Rett Syndrome. The race will begin at the Church located at 836 8th Street South and will run through the historic Glen Iris neighborhood. For more information and to register visit http://register.dg-racing.net/search/event.aspx?id=19464. Friday lunchtime delivery will be available by calling at (205) 252-3867, or placing deliveries on-line at www.stelias.org for any delivery over $75.00 to the southside or downtown area.
BOOTED AMERICAN IDOL - Janice talked with Lazaro Arbos who got the boot last night on American Idol. The top 6 performed two songs Wednesday night - one from the Bacharach/David catalog and one song they wish they had written. America voted and Lazaro ended up with the fewest votes. While his time is over, Lazaro will still go on tour this summer!
CAJUN COOKOFF - Cooking professionals and amateur enthusiasts - get your roux ready and your seasonings on stand-by! Girls Inc. of Central Alabama is inviting all professional and amateur cooking enthusiasts to gather their teams and help us turn Birmingham in to the Bayous during their 3rd Annual Cajun Cook-Off Saturday, April 13th at Linn Park. Teams will be assessed by an array of pallets, ranging from professional food critics to the cook-off attendees who will be participating in selecting a winner for the People's Choice Award. Each entry level will then have two food categories; gumbo/jambalaya and "Open Cajun," (red beans and rice, shrimp and grits or other Cajun cuisine) with all food being prepared on-site the morning of the event. Professional judges will judge food considering the appearance, aroma, consistency, and taste. There will also be a Team Spirit winner selected by the judges based on team enthusiasm, personality, and decorations. The Cajun Cook-Off is Girls Inc of Central Alabama's largest annual fundraiser and all funds benefit programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For information on the Girls Inc Cajun Cook-Off, visit www.bhamcajuncookoff.com.
BBJ - Ty West with the Birmingham Business Journal joined us to discuss local business headlines. He discussed how Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama's 2012 profits fell by $142 million - the steepest net income drop than any top insurance provider in four bordering states; how Mountain Brook remains the wealthiest ZIP code in the Birmingham metro area, but the recession still took a big bite out of its residents' pocketbooks; and why one in 88 children has autism, and a recent study suggests that rate has increased to one in 50 and how private insurance coverage for autism patients remains limited. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
BEST IN BUZZ - Our Gossip Mom Jaime Sullivan joined us with latest news out of Hollywood. She discussed Lindsay Lohan's issues and what Charlie Sheen had to say about working with her, Tom Cruise's discussion or non-discussion of his divorce, and Kim Kardashian's weight gain with her pregnancy.
BARGAIN MOM - Birmingham's Bargain Mom Christie Dedman joined us with some deals. Don't miss this deal from CVS -- head to the store with your ExtraCare card and scan it at the coupon center. You'll get a $1 off 1 Xtra laundry soap. The soap is on sale for $1.99 this week. So after the coupon you'll pay 99 cents plus tax. Old Navy has a sale going on now through April 24 good on select tees in all departments. Buy one get one free of equal or lesser value valid online or in the stores.
You can use coupons on this offer. Before you go check www.facebook.com/oldnavy Reveal a Deal tab for a coupon. Also download the Snap Appy app in iTunes or Droid marketplace, take a picture of any Old Navy logo and possibly get a $5 off coupon. For more deals, visit http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2013/04/.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Wes to a Uromastyx. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for Earth Day! Jimmy Rockett joins us to take your gardening questions and Dr. Williams joins us to take your questions about your pets. Spring time means bugtime. We talk with the expert about the best way to keep your home safe! Do you know just what it means to be on organ donor? We explain just what it means and help you decide if it's right for you! We talk safety in the kitchen as firefighters show us how to protect our families and hour homes when cooking! We get organized with Amanda Leblanc just in time for that spring cleaning! In "Our House" we show you ideas to save you money on your power bill by getting the proper window coverings! Comedian Etta May returns to Birmingham and she joins us with a few laughs! We talk with Dr. Asa for more health advice and our Interior Designer joins us with some fresh, new ideas for your home! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!