Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 27, 2013:
TECH LIVES - This fall, social media expert Randi Zuckerberg publishes DOT., a unique picture book about finding the balance between "plugging in" and recharging with "unplugged" forms of play. Randi Zuckerberg is the CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media, a media and production company, and editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a modern lifestyle online community. Previously, Randi served as a marketing executive at Facebook for six years, where she pioneered live streaming initiatives and struck groundbreaking deals with ABC for the first online-offline presidential debates and with CNN to cover Barack Obama's inauguration. In 2011, Randi was nominated for an Emmy Award and was also ranked among the "50 Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter and as one of the "New Leaders" by Variety. In today's device-driven world, DOT. addresses the overwhelming need for a balanced relationship with technology. A recent study by AVG found today's children are quicker to master tech-related skills than practical life skills, finding 58 % of children ages 2-5 can play a computer game, while only 43% of children that age are able to ride a bicycle. As a mom, Randi knows first-hand how technology has changed virtually every part of a child's life. Inspired by her son, DOT. introduces children to a confident and spunky new character who's appetite for technology is seemingly unlimited, until one day, Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world around her. With Dot's tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, Dot soon learns that the world around her is just as fun.
JEH JEH LIVE - The Arc of Jeffco Annual Sporting Clays is December 6th at Selwood Farms. Teams of 4 ($485) or individual shooters ($125) can sign up for the event. Hone your shooting skills and have some fun. Awards and prizes will be handed out. A light breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 am before the shoot at 9 am. After the shoot, enjoy a delicious lunch while officials tally your scores. Not only will you have a great time, you'll be helping the over 600 children and adults that The Arc provides services for in Jefferson and Blount County each year! For more information, visit http://www.arcofjeff.org/.
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Darcee Beckner from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the contact yard with the Dwarf Nigerian Goats. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
BARGAIN MOM BLACK FRIDAY DEALS - Birmingham's Bargain Mom Christie Dedman took Janice shopping to check out what to buy and what not to buy on Black Friday. She says you can wait on buying toys as they'll continue to be on sale up until Christmas. She also says to hold off on household items like new sheets. Your best prices on those come near the White Sales generally in February. For more advice on your shopping bargains, visit http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/index.html.
HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN - There is a reason why the likes of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry keep coming back to Harley Pasternak. Whether it's training for a tour, role or keeping off the baby weight, Harley has a track record that keeps his clients coming back for more. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the merry season of stuffing yourself begins. Most studies show that during the holidays, people gain anywhere from 2-10 pounds with most of the weight staying on. He's put together his 5 top tips to help you create a plan and navigate the holidays without the extra pounds and how real time technology offers an advantage that no person can.
ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joins us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.
GARDENING - Rip Weaver, Executive Director, and Audrey Ann Wilson, Education Coordinator, joined us from Aldridge Gardens. Audrey Ann discusses a class coming up on December 3rd. Rip discusses what's going on at the Gardens right now - fall color, holiday parties, etc. On December 3rd, Holiday Decorating Ideas and Techniques from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The cost is $30 members/$40 non-members, pre-registration is suggested. Get your home ready for the holidays! Join instructor Carol B. Harris, of Lillie's flowers, for a hands-on lesson in creating magical looks using Alabama greens, pine cones and berries. Bring gloves, clippers, scissors and cameras and you'll be able to join the fun and learn new techniques. Bring a roll of your favorite ribbon and Carol will help you get started on making bows and suggest appropriate containers. Participants will receive a discount at Roots, the Garden and Gift Shop at Aldridge Gardens on the day of class. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, it's Thanksgiving! Chef Bob joins us in the kitchen to talk turkey, dressing, and the works! He takes your phone calls to resolved your Thanksgiving meal dilemmas! And we continue to get you ready for Black Friday sales! The Bargain Mom shows us some more helpful hints and we show you some of the most popular items for gifts this year... From tech items to clothes and more! And Jeh Jeh kicks off the next season with his tradition.... He visits the Christmas Tree Farm to pick out the perfect tree and maybe even catch up with Santa! Join us for all of this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!