Good Day Alabama for June 19, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for June 19, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for June 19, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us with the Silver Glovez Baseball Camp.  The camp developed out of the need for quality instruction for high school baseball players, wanting to improve their skills to move on to the college level of play. Silver Glovez has a staff of successful college and high school coaches who are committed to teaching players the best techniques and knowledge of the game of baseball. The Silver Glovez Baseball Camp is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday. Registration begins at 7:00am on Friday. Camp hours are 7:00am - 6:00pm at Rickwood Field. Camp registration for campers is $60.00. Campers fees are due on Friday, June 21st, 2013. Registered campers will participate in a showcase on Saturday, June 22th 2013. Silver Glovez campers are to report at 7:30 am. Silver Glovez Baseball Camp will end both days at 2:00 pm. For more information, call (205) 266-0843 or visit

ARTPLAY DANCER - This morning Janice talked to Alabama native, Leah Tubbs, who has come back home to teach dance at Artplay. Leah Tubbs is the founder of New York City's ModArts Dance Collective. As part of this month's residency, Tubbs is teaching Horton modern dance technique in the three-week workshop with ArtPlay Teaching Artist William-Michael Cooper. The workshop consists of a class to prepare dancers for rehearsals, followed by rehearsals. Tubbs teaches repertory from ModArts. Students from the workshop have the opportunity to perform in the concert - "Homegrown: a Celebration of Contemporary Dance," at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, in UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. The performance will celebrate choreography created by performers with Alabama roots. Performers will include Tubbs, Cooper and ModArts company members, as well as Rhea Speights, artistic director of Sanspointe Dance Company of Birmingham; Cindy Free, director of Birmingham Ballet; Jacqueline Lockhart, director of J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute of Birmingham; and Kendia Bennett, company member of Alabama Ballet, who was recently accepted to SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in New York.Tickets to the performance are $25, general admission. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit ArtPlay will also present a free Meet the Artist performance earlier that day at 1 p.m. for children in summer camps, as part of its education and outreach mission.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Bill Hardwick with Vestavia Pediatrics and Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital took viewer questions about childrens' health issues. For more information, visit

GARDENING - Fred Spicer, Executive Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, joined us to discuss what all is going on at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this month. For more information, call (205) 414-3950 or visit

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the an animal leaving for the Phoenix Zoo in September. For more information, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, how much impact does the hot weather have on your health? We talk to the expert! A local teacher retires after 51 years in the classroom. She joins us in the studio to tell us what kept her going for so long! Does your pantry need some help? In "Our House" we turn to our organizer for helpful hints to get it straightened out. And Dr. Asa Andrew joins us with six foods you should eat for six weeks to improve your complexion! Plus our pet of the week joins us in the studio! Join us tomorrow for all of this and more on Good Day Alabama!

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