Good Day Alabama for June 25, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for June 25, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for June 25, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - The first ever Pickin' in the Park Acoustic Music Festival is Saturday from 4-8pm in Central Park in Homewood! Do you play well with others?  Here is an event to help you share your talents and celebrate our creative community together.  This live music festival is a free event, and all are encouraged to bring instruments and join in the fun.  The goal is to have everyone make music together – bring  your acoustic instruments and enthusiasm. This festival will have two tents for groups of musicians to assemble and play acoustic styles of music, a tent for student exhibitions, and a main stage for several groups to play for all who attend.  PICK-nicking encouraged!

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Susan Russell from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the baby black bears. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.


DIVIERSITY IN CLINICAL TRIALS
- The NAACP Alabama State Conference partners with American Cancer Society - Birmingham to encourage more minorities to take part in clinical drug trials. Research shows genetic differences mean people of different racial and genetic backgrounds can process medicines in different ways. However, minorities are underrepresented in clinical drugs trials. Today the NAACP and American Cancer Society host an informational luncheon for pastors, community organizers and other leaders in minority communities at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, beginning at 11am. The event hopes to arm the leaders with knowledge and information to take out into the community ahead of the summer family reunion season. For more information online at www.naacp.org.

ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic took viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.

GARDENING - Rip Weaver from Aldridge Gardens joined us along with Earl "Guitar" Williams to tell us about the summer concert series! Earl "Guitar" Williams & The Juke Band with special guest Gip Gipson perform tomorrow night at 7pm. Tickets are $15 members/$20 non-members and are available at aldridgegardens.com or at the gate the night of the event. Off the Hook will have its food truck onsite, or bring a picnic and refreshments. Don't forget a chair! This will be under the pavilion and is rain or shine. There will be two other concerts this summer - Thursday, July 24 is Bo Berry and Tommy Steward's "Lou Rawls Review" and on Thursday, August 28 Foxxy Fatts performs.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, team USA prepares for its next game in the World Cup and we catch up with a local soccer expert to find out what we can expect! Visited the Georgia Aquarium lately? We check out the latest additions for you to enjoy! The Annual Heart Walk is this weekend and we bring you all the details to get your team ready to go! How much energy are you using in your home? We show you how to monitor it and how to cut back to save you money! Plus we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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