Good Day Alabama for August 16, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for August 16, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 16, 2013:

COMEDY - Talk about a legend. George Wallace has done it all, Vegas, The Tonight Show, Letterman, Oprah, HBO's One Night Stand, Politically Incorrect, Seinfeld, Moesha, The Parkers, BET and so much more. This is a sell out so get your tickets today. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com

JOBS - Janice talked with actor Matthew Modine. He stars in "Jobs" which opens in theaters today. The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. It is rated PG-13. For more information, visit http://jobsthefilm.com/.

DOG PARK - Red Mountain Park will host volunteers and animal lovers who wish to help clear the future site of Remy's Dog Park of overgrowth and invasive plants; last month, during the highly-successful first Doggie Work Days series, two of the six acres were cleared.  Red Mountain Park staff will draw for prizes; free tickets for the Adventure Area at the Park, which features the Red Ore Zip Tour and the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest. 

Background on the recent donation that made the dog park possible: Upon visiting Red Mountain Park's 1,200-acre development, Ken Jackson's excitement for the possibility of "designated dog space" resulted in an initial $100,000 from his 'Mac & Tosh' Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. As plans for Remy's Dog Park (named for his late Jack Russell Shih Tzu mix, Remy) progressed, Jackson surprised Red Mountain Park with an additional $100,000 contribution.

BIRMINGHAM RESTAURANT WEEK - REV Birmingham (REV) is pleased to announce that more than 40 restaurants are currently registered to participate in BRW 2013 presented by Regions Bank taking place during the 10 days from Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 25. BRW will again celebrate the city's acclaimed culinary culture by offering incentives for Birmingham-area residents to revisit their favorite restaurants and bars or to experience recently opened venues for the first time. More than 40 participating restaurants will offer special two and/or three-course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus in the $5, $10, $15, $20 and $30 per person range during the 10-day event. Several menus will also include a healthy kid's menu component, brunch offerings and drink specials. Participating restaurants and their menus have been posted now at www.bhamrestaurantweek.com so go take a look now and begin making your reservations and plan of culinary attack now! The new mobile site provides BRW diners with an easier and quicker method to access information on the website and a GPS navigation option.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, school starts back and we start your morning off with some fun topics! People Magazine reveals Hollywood's Cutest Kids and we check them out! Dr. Asa Andrew joins us with a look at how foods can impact attention in our kids and what foods are best as your kids head back to school! We show you the latest fitness gear to keep you in shape even when you're on the go! Love to display photos of your family? Our Interior Designer shows us how to do it like a pro! Love the idea of chalkboard paint to make some creative areas for your kids in the house? In Our House, we show you how to make your own chalkboard paint! Universoul Circus comes to town and we take you there live! Take your whole family to a Fairy Tale Ball – we explain how everyone can get in on the fun! Comedian Nephew Tommy joins us with a few laughs! Does your lawn mower need a tune-up? We show you how to save some money and do it yourself! Our Bargain Mom joins us with several ways the whole family can save some money! Our experts join us to take your questions about your garden and your childrens' health! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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