Good Day Alabama for March 13, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for March 13, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for Thursday, March 13...

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Tin Roof to learn all about the Tour de Brewers St. Pat's Day Run on Saturday. This is a 10K fun run that starts and ends at Tin Roof Birmingham and blends running and cycling with great local craft beers. It benefits The Dannon Project, a local organization that has been recognized by the Department of Labor as a model re-entry program for non-violent offenders coming out of prison in order to break the cycle of crime and retribution. The run is $20 and includes a technical tee shirt, Leprechauns, a beer at each brewery, amazing prizes and great live music post-run. Birmingham Track Club members receive a 10% discount off registration! The day begins at 9 a.m. The run and bike rides start at 11 a.m. Run/bike from Tin Roof to the 3 original breweries in Birmingham - Good People Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing Company and Cahaba Brewing Company.

SPRING BREAK - Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child Magazine shows us some great ideas for Spring Break. Her top four picks include locations that cover East, West, Central and North Alabama and are all fun AND educational in nature. They are the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Moundville Archaeological Park, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail. For more information, visit <>.

DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig - a Psychologist with Children's Hospital - joined us with advice on helping young children develop a good body image. His points included:
1) Focus on health as opposed to looks
2) Discuss how people can look "beautiful" in many different ways
3) Discuss how what is important is what is on the "inside" as opposed to the "outside"
4) Be a good role model
5) Help her develop pride in herself, and let her know he is loved and accepted for who she is

MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present "Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Extravaganza," featuring UAB bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Hosted by Fox 6 WBRC news anchors Sarah Verser and Mickey Ferguson, performers will include many of UAB's award-winning faculty and student ensembles, including the Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Computer Music Ensemble, Opera Workshop, recording artist and jazz guitarist Eric Essix, international operatic bass-baritone Won Cho, and sensational faculty-student piano duo Yakov and Aleksandra 'Sasha' Kasman. The concert will take place in the Jemison Concert Hall of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. Funds raised will support UAB Department of Music student scholarships and ensembles. Tickets are $48, $36 and $24. Student tickets are $10. Call 205-975-2787 or visit for tickets. For group ticket purchases, call 205-934-7376.

OUR HOUSE - In Our House today, Allen Warren joins us to discuss tile backsplashes. She shows us the latest options on the market and how simple it is to do it yourself. For more information, visit

PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Rebecca. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, what are the best family cars on the market these days? We turn to the experts to find out for you! The Harlem Globetrotters come to town and one of the guys challenges Mike Dubberly to a little basketball action! Jeh Jeh catches up with a very special family and learns how you can help the organization "Hear Me Roar" to help children with hearing needs! Comedian Quinn Dahle joins us in the studio with a few laughs! And the Bargain Mom joins us in the studio with a few deals for you and your family! Elton John comes to town this weekend and we introduce you to one lady who's quite the fan! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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