Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute presents "O Mundo Negro: Posters from the Brazilian Black Movement 1978-1998." It will be on exhibit until May 24 in the Milestones Gallery. In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March, The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute features an exhibition from its fine arts collection, Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote-Photographs by Spider Martin, through Sunday, June 28 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery. And the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's free Saturday Milestones Walking Tours will be offered each Saturday in April, starting April 4 at 10 am. The hour long tour, which begins at the main entrance to BCRI, allows visitors to experience the culture and history of Birmingham's Historic Civil Rights and Fourth Avenue Business District. The tour is led by Barry McNealy, former BCRI Education Consultant and "Master Tour Guide." McNealy is a social studies teacher at A.H. Parker High School. Birmingham is one of over 30 cities and towns involved in this April's Saturday Walking Tours organized statewide by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours. This is the thirteenth year the walking tours have taken place, and they keep increasing in popularity every year. More information about the April Walking Tours is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at alabama.travel. For more on the BCRI's Milestones Walking Tours, call 866-328-9696 x 234. For more on all of these exhibits and more going on at BCRI, visit bcri.org.
DAY OF PRAYER- Governor Dr. Robert Bentley proclaimed Friday, March 27, "Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama." At the request of First Priority of Alabama, Governor Bob Riley proclaimed the first statewide Day of Prayer Over Students in 2006. First Priority will once again be coordinating this prayer emphasis encouraged by the recent proclamation of our current governor, Dr. Robert Bentley. First Priority Executive Director Matthew Wilson joined us with details for Friday and a look how First Priority supports students. For more information and "Day of Prayer" resources, visit firstpriorityal.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-871-8886.
ZOO CREW- Mickey visited with Mandy Burke from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the black belly sheep and farm day. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
BARK FOR LIFE- The American Cancer Society partners with Nucor Steel Birmingham for the first Bark For Life Fundraiser! It welcomes The Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Hand in Paw, Peace Love and Dog Paws and three special guest judges from different dog clinics throughout Birmingham. To enter your dog in the dog costume contest it is only $10! The event is Saturday, March 28th from 10am-1pm at the UAB Mini Park - intersection of University Blvd & 13th St South! Owners provide their own fashion for their dog. Owner will receive a doggie goodie bag at the end of the show. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research and cancer related programs.
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- The creative and charming Jennifer Wallace brings her unique design talent to Aldridge Gardens. Using materials from nature, you will learn to make charming miniature furniture, unlike any you have ever seen before. Jennifer will teach participants to construct a tiny chair perfect for a favorite fairy or gnome. Once the basic principles are learned, attendees will be able to build an entire furniture collection or anything else you can imagine! Bring twigs - straight, curved, and crooked - with a diameter smaller than a pencil. Bring buttons, lace, pearls, ultra-fine glitter, etc. and clippers to cut twigs. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a glue gun if possible, or borrow one from us. Prepare for fairies and gnomes to inhabit your garden! For more information, visit Aldridgegardens.com or call 205-682-8019. The Fairy Furniture and Gnome Knickknacks class is Saturday, April 25th from 9-11am.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for President Obama's visit to Birmingham... a look at his plans and what it means for travel, local schools, and more! A guest conductor at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra this weekend.... he joins us in the studio to meet you! Two contestants head home tonight on American Idol and we get the behind the scenes scoop! We introduce you to a great outdoorsman who overcame some major obstacles... you don't want to miss his story! We talk Colorectal Cancer with J-P Dice and a doctor.... the latest on his story and how to protect yourself! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week!