Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joins us to discuss what's blooming now including the Angelonia, Million Bells, Salvia, Zinnias, Vinca and Impatiens. He says these are a mix of annuals and perennials. He shows us how they should look right now and how they should be performing in your yard at this time. He says these are great butterfly attractors. They will bloom throughout the summer and take the heat of the summer months. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is 205-879-3839. Or you can email him at email@example.com.
WEST ALABAMA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL - Terri talked live with Justin Holt of Southern Ale House in Tuscaloosa. Southern Ale House is one of the restaurants participating in the third annual West Alabama Food & Wine Festival, Thursday, May 7, in the Hotel Capstone Ballroom, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Justin made mini meatloaves which will be a featured dish at the event. This is a variation on the meatloaf served at Southern Ale House. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 205-799-0649 or at the door. Tickets are $55 each, or $100 for a pair of tickets. Participating restaurants include: Another Broken Egg, The Avenue Pub, Cypress Inn, DePalma's, Epiphany, Evangeline's, Hotel Capstone, Jim& Nick's, Kozy's , Mary's Cakes and Pastries, The Levee Bar and Grill, Taziki's, Southern Ale House.
JEH JEH LIVE - The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders will host its 59th annual Parade of Homes May 9 – 10 and 16 – 17 throughout the Birmingham area. Returning for a fourth year is the popular Ideal Home, featuring the latest paint colors, decor, technology and sustainable construction techniques. Located at 451 Renaissance Dr., the home is in The Preserve in Hoover. More than 75 homes will be open for touring each weekend in 22 villages, which are new home communities with at least one entered home. Builders and developers highlight amenities of their communities, such as neighborhood pools, walking trails and playgrounds. For more information, maps, and more, visit birminghambuilder.com. 2015 Parade of Homes magazines are also available at local Lowe's stores. The Parade is free and open to the general public between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9 & 16, and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10 & 17.
ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Harry E. Logue, who specializes in psychiatry at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, joined us to discuss Mental Health Twenty percent of adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition every year. Fifty percent of Americans will have a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life. Some of the major risk factors associated with mental health include genes, biology, environment and lifestyle. Genes include traits we inherent from our families. Biology is the balance of chemicals in our body, including the patterns of cell communication. Environmental exposure includes traumatic events like sudden loss, violence, abuse or neglect. Lifestyle choices can include poor diet, substance abuse, lack of exercise and irregular sleep patterns. Symptoms include, but are not limited to a change in sleeping patterns, problems focusing or having influx of thoughts, changes in appetite, excluding yourself from social situations or losing interest in things you once enjoyed, or experiencing a change in temper or mood. Do your best to make your loved one feel safe and let them know that you are available to help them. Discuss the topic in a place where they feel safe. Work closely with their treatment team. Reassure them that you care for them and are there for them.
SHRED-A-THON - FOX6 WBRC and AARP of Alabama sponsor the 2015 Shred-a-Thon to help protect you and your family from identity theft. This is your chance to bring old documents for us to shred for you. The best part - it's a free service! We will also accept non-perishable food donations for local food banks. The series of Shred-a-thons continues today from 7am until 2pm at the CHS Building located at 204 19th Street East, in Jasper. You can bring up to 3 bags or 3 copy paper sized boxes of documents to shred. Types of documents experts recommend you shred include:
• Cancelled checks
• ATM and Credit card receipts
• Old credit cards
• Credit card offers
• Old bank statements
• Tax records and receipts - keep for 7 years
• Medical records and bills - keep for a year
• Pay stubs - keep for a year
ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Travis Coty from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about lion training. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, former UAB Football Coach Bill Clark joins us in the studio! We talk UAB football and a new project coming to town that he's involved with these days! The Love Doctor joins us to explain what men really mean with what they say! The Bargainomics Lady brings us some great deals to save you money! We catch up with Dollar Bill and Madison for their thoughts on the American Idol top three contestants and who they think will win it all! Jeh Jeh takes us to check out a new retreat on the Cahaba River! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!