Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 17, 2013:
MICKEY LIVE - Mickey joined us live from Caldwell Park where volunteers are getting it ready for tomorrow's big Do Dah Day event! The parade begins at 11:01am and runs along Highland Avenue from the Highlands Golf Course to Caldwell Park. There will be music, food, and fun in both Caldwell and Rhodes Parks from around 11am until 6pm tomorrow. Be there for the crowning of this year's Do Dah Day King & Queen - that will be tonight at Steel 1st & 23rd. The evening begins at 7pm and the crowning will be around 11pm.
JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning from the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. This Saturday, you have the chance to go hear from the 2013 class in a star studded gala at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom. It's Saturday at 5:30 and tickets are 150 dollars each. For more information, please visit www.ashof.org or call 205-323-6665.
BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines including falling numbers for the Riverchase Galleria and how investors plan to turn it around, a plan by local universities and community colleges to help students save money, and a new family friendly sports bar opens in Birmingham. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
BEST FAMILY CARS - Jack Nerad with, with Kelley Blue Book, joined us this morning with a lok at the best family cars of 2013! He revealed this year's best new family vehicles and discussed the trends among new family-friendly vehicles in the auto industry, including today's 'must have' features, the growth of family-friendly technologies available in today's new cars, and more. For a full list of 2013's 10 Best Family Car winners, please visit www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-family-cars-2013.
ZOO - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mike to a new animal. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
COMEDIAN - James Gregory joined us on the set this morning for a few laughs. For over twenty years, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comic James Gregory has stood grinning: his blue shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious storytelling experience. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory´s comedy: whimsical reflections on life from the front porch. 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, take me out to the ballgame! We take you to the SEC Baseball Tournament! The Alabama Phoenix Festival is next weekend and lots of stars come to town! We check out all the fun and who you can meet! Internationally beloved author of "The Kite Runner," Khaled Hosseini joins us with his highly-anticipated first new novel in six years. And best selling author Charlaine Harris, responsible for True Blood, brings us the latest book in that series - Dead Ever After. As the seasons change, so do the colors... Our interior designer joins us with ideas to refresh your décor with new seasonal colors. Dr. Asa Andrew explains how which foods we eat can affect our allergies and other ways to help out. Ever wanted to be part of a study? You may be able to help out the UAB Eat Right program and Dr. Beth Kitchin. Join us to find out if you're right for this study and how to be part of it. Our travel expert brings us some great summer travel deals and the Bargain Mom brings us deals the whole family will enjoy! Bobby Dean gets us ready for Memorial Day and remembering our service men and women... Plus he shows us how to make some of our favorite southern dishes a whole lot healthier! And as always, we check in with our gardeners and get advice on your pets! Join us for all of this and so much more next week on Good Day Alabama!