Good Day Alabama for April 17, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for April 17, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 17, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Birmingham Children's Theatre Junior Board host their Family Friendly Gala - A Night In Neverland. The Gala will feature music, a silent auction, Gala -inspired food, art activities for kids, and fun and dancing  with costumed characters, all culminating with a performance showcasing BCT productions on the Mainstage.  Pre-event tickets for a family of 4 are $125.00. The event is Saturday from 5:30-9pm at Birmingham Children's Theatre MainStage at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (1010 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35200). All proceeds from this year's event will help ensure that children, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience the joy and educational benefits of live theatre, will have a chance to attend a performance. With your support of A Night In Neverland, BCT will be able to continue to bring the magic of children's literature to life on stage.  BCT provides more than entertainment; we are educating children and providing opportunities that our local school systems-and many families-cannot provide. In its seven decades, BCT has touched the lives of more than 12 million children. For tickets or more information, call 205-458-8181 or visit www.bct123.org.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Paul Smith from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Vulcher and Earth Day at the Zoo. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

DECORATORSS SHOWHOUSE - The Symphony Volunteer Council of the Alabama Symphonic Association, Inc. proudly presents THE 2013 DECORATORS' SHOWHOUSE. The 2013 Decorators' ShowHouse is The Bryant House in Hoover. It will be open to the public April 20th through May 5. ShowHouse Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Tickets are $20 each and the proceeds benefit the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Along with the house, you can enjoy lunch from Homewood Gourment Monday-Saturday ebtween 10am-2pm in the Margaret Alford Tea Room for $13. Bailey's Sweet Shoppe offers delicious homemade goodies donated by local bakeries Monday through Saturday from 11am - 2pm and on Sundays from 2 - 5:30pm for $3 each. The items displayed in the Decorators' Showhouse rooms are available for sale. Handmade items from the area's finest artisans, beautiful antiques, one of a kind treasures, and unique items from members of the ASO Symphony Volunteer Council will be for sale in the Patron's Boutique. Parking for riding the shuttle will be at Riverchase United Methodist Church, 1953 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244, in the overflow parking lot directly across from the church on Carl Raines Lake Road. The last shuttle departs to the house one hour before closing.  There are several sets of two or more steps on the tour route.  No infants or children (under 8) are allowed in the ShowHouse. No backpacks, umbrellas, large tote bags or purses, or cameras are allowed in the ShowHouse.  And there is no parking at the ShowHouse.  For more information, visit http://www.symphonyvolunteercouncil.org/2008/default2.asp?active_page_id=130.


ASK THE PET DOCTOR
- Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.

FIT FOR THE CURE
- Step into the ring with Wacoal to help knockout breast cancer with Fit for the Cure!  Participate in any Fit for the Cure event to receive a complimentary bra fitting, in Wacoal or b.temp't intimate apparel from fit specialist.  Sign up to receive a monthly email reminder to do a self breast exam.  For every woman that participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs.  Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at these events. Research shows that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra.  Women should be professionally fitted for a bra once a year to ensure their bra has not changed as a result of fluctuations in their body. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of  cancer death in American women and accounts for 26% of all cancers among women.  Conducting monthly breast self-examination is an important way to detect abnormalities at an early stage.  By keeping  women on track through monthly breast exam reminders, the "Wacoal Promise" is an amendment to helping women stay committed to their health. Take 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert while contributing to an important cause and sign up for a reminder that could ultimately save your life. Locally, there are two Fit for the Cure events: today from 11am-5pm at Belk at the Riverchase Galleria and on Friday from 11am-5pm at Belk at the Summitt.

COOKING SAFETY TIPS - More than seven Birmingham residents die each year in fires and more than 30 are injured. Many would be alive today if they had the information they needed to avoid a disaster. The Birmingham Fire and Rescue says knowledge is the best fire protection.  Eighty-two percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. "Unattended cooking" is the leading cause of house fires and fire injuries in Birmingham. Deaths due to fires caused by cooking are particularly preventable. Having a working smoke alarm reduces one's chance of dying in a fire by nearly a half.  Following these fire safety tips can boost survival rates dramatically.
Cooking Fires Life-Saving Tips
· Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Test smoke alarm batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
· Have an "Exit drill" plan in case of a fire or another emergency.
· Never leave unattended cooking or food on the stove. Fires can start in just seconds.
· Always wear short, tight-fitting sleeves when cooking.
· Keep towels, pot-holders and curtains away from flames and heating elements.
· Clean cooking surfaces regularly to prevent grease buildup which can ignite.
· If a fire breaks out while cooking, put a lid on the pan to smother it. Never throw water on a grease fire.
· Use extra caution when preparing deep-fried foods. Heat oil gradually to avoid burns from spattering grease.
· Never use the range or oven to heat your home.
· Double-check the kitchen before you go to bed or leave the house. Make sure all small appliances are turned off.
· Keep a fire extinguisher accessible in the event of fire.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for Earth Day with Auntie Litter! We get you organized and ready for your spring cleaning with Amanda LeBlanc! We discuss tonight's top five American Idol performances with Rob and Jeannine from Magic 96.5. And in Our House, we look at some green ideas for your window coverings - make them look great while saving you money on your energy bills! And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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