Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 7, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Christmas Village this morning: Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Festival at the BJCC this weekend! There will be over 700 booths, photos with Santa, a Food Court, and a Free Package Check Service! It includes everything from stocking stuffers priced under a dollar to expensive one of a kind original watercolors! It runs today through Sunday. Today through Saturday's hours are 10am - 8pm and Sunday's hours are Noon - 5pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free! For more information, visit http://www.christmasvillagefestival.com/.
WHERE IS THE LOVE - Licensed Therapist Tiffany Alexander joined us to discuss relationships and the holidays. She gave Mickey and Mike a quiz about how to handle certain circumstances. She advised us to split time as evenly as possible between in-laws, make a plan to deal with family members who drink too much or cause a scene, and how to handle someone who tries to monopolize your time.
DISNEY ON ICE- Disney on Ice returns with princesses and heroes. Viktoria Chiappa joined us live from BJCC with all the details.Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she years to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula's slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty's Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acroatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! Tickets start at $15. Showtimes are today and tomorrow at 10:50am and 7pm, Saturday at 11am and 3pm, and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. For tickets , call (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit http://www.disneyonice.com/?int_cmp=dcom_cat_LiveEvents_Nav_Disney_On_Ice.
PET OF THE WEEK- Nancy with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! His name is Max. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.
RISING TIDE- Randy Roberts brings us another book about Alabama football and it's relation to state and American history. It is called "Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, & Dixie's Last Quarter." Roberts is a history professor at Purdue University and he joined us this morning to discuss the book.
OUR HOUSE- It's getting cooler out there and time to break out the heaters. Brian Harrison from Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers joined us with advice on how to keep warm. The main types of heaters are gas, either natural gas or propane, and electric. Vent-free gas heaters are designed to be installed and operated without the addition of a vent or chimney. Since there is no vent or chimney, all heat generated goes directly into the home. These are safe to use in your home and you DO NOT need to leave windows open to let fresh air in. Vent-free heaters burn at a 99.9% efficiency. Vent-free heaters actually put off less carbon monoxide than cigarette smoke or the gas stove in your kitchen. Furthermore, these heaters come with an Oxygen Depletion Sensor (ODS) that will shut off a heater if the Oxygen level falls below 18%. Normal oxygen levels in a room are 21%. A gas wall mount heater, which can be mounted on a wall or you can buy a small base for it to sit on, comes in either infrared or blue flame heating systems and come either with or without thermostats. Infrared is what most people are familiar with. Infrared also are called plaque heaters. Infrared heaters heat like the sun. It gives you instant heat and is good for someone who wants to bring the room temperature up quickly or wants to sit close to the heater and take in the heat. Blue flame heaters heat like a central heat unit. Cool air is drawn in, heated, and then passed on thru the vents at the top. Best choice for someone who has small children as the front grill becomes hot, but shouldn't sizzle to the touch like the infrared unit. Getting a heater with a thermostat is also nice because you can set the heater on the comfort zone you like and it will turn itself on and off to make sure the room temperature stays at the temperature you desire.
BARGAINOMICS- Looking for some great deals? The Bargainomics Lady, Judy Bates joined us with some deals this morning. Judy bought her $48 Hannah brand top on sale for $6.97 at Goody's. HHGregg's website has a clearance section with a lot of items that are seriously discounted, like a $29.99 Hamilton Beach Half Pint Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker for $9.95. Other clearance items include a $59.99 DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME for $19.99; a $29.99 LOGITECH WEBCAM for $9.95; & a good selection of QMADIX iPHONE 5 COVERS for $9.95. There's FREE SHIPPING with purchases of $29.99 or more & items that are available in local stores can be ordered online & picked up in-store. That's www.HHGregg.com. Best Buy's website has a huge clearance section with over 1600 items, like this $19.99 MACBETH COLLECTION LEILA MALIBU iPHONE 5 for $3.99; the matching $14.99 ear buds are also priced at $3.99 during this sale. You can find some real bargains on this website. That's www.BestBuy.com. And if you're looking for something fun and free to do this weekend, here are a couple of events to keep in mind: (A) The Birmingham Museum of Art is hosting Teen Night http://artsbma.org/events/view/52294/date/2013-11-09 this Saturday starting at 5pm with a free double feature of "Airplane" & "The Princess Bride;" (B) the Horton Mill Covered Bridge Walk http://friendsofthelocustforkriver.org/OutingsEvents/HortonMillWalk/HortonBridge.html is Saturday in Oneonta - meet at the bridge at 9:30am; and (C) the Cotton Cluster Dog Show http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/11/cotton_cluster_dog_show_hosted.html will be going on at the Morgan County Celebration Arena in Priceville today thru Sunday with about 1,000 dogs presented each day - admission is free, but parking is $5. For more on these and other deals, visit www.Bargainomics.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we have more deals for you as Birmingham's Bargain Mom joins us in the studio! Comedian James Gregory joins us with a few laughs! Mickey's buddies from the Birmingham Zoo join us in the studio! Did you know that the longest airplane hijacking ever has a Birmingham connection? We speak to the co-pilot who was shot during the ordeal. He tells us his amazing story and explains how the hijackers got on board the plane right here in Birmingham! Plus we check out your latest business headlines!Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.