SHRED-A-THON-FOX6 WBRC and AARP of Alabama sponsor our last Shred-a-Thon for Spring 2015. Take advantage of this opportunity to 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 the Hoover Met - 100 Ben Chapman Drive in Hoover. 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, bills, old bank statements, tax records and receipts - keep for 7 years, medical records and bills - keep for a year, and pay stubs - keep for a year. Visit FTC.gov/idtheft for tips on how to report and prevent identity theft. You can also visit AARP.org/FraudWatchNetwork for more details about spotting scams, avoiding credit card fraud and more.
JEH JEH LIVE - COLOR RUN - Hundreds of runners will make their way through the streets of downtown Birmingham for The Color Run on Saturday, May 30. It takes hundreds more volunteers to stage this annual event, and Children's of Alabama wants you to be one of them. The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet, returns to Birmingham for a 4th year. The run starts and ends near the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Runners arrive wearing white, and they are doused with color as they run. Children's of Alabama is the selected charity and beneficiary of the 2015 run and is recruiting volunteers for the event. For information or to register for the race, visit thecolorrun.com/birmingham/.
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Anna Turkett from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Cori Bustards. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - JAZZNET - This Friday night, you have the opportunity as a business professional, entrepreneur, and just lover of jazz music to mix all of the above into an event called Jazznet. Its a networking event that plays jazz music. It will be Friday night from 5:30-9pm at the Harbert Center. Jazznet Birmingham is a unique business opportunity for entrepreneurs and business people to get together and network with the community. The purpose of this event is to promote economic development through increased exposure for businesses. Business professionals will gather and disseminate information about their product or service to other businesses and the general public. For more information or to sign up, visit jazznetbham.com.
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 - Aldridge Gardens offers a Hydrangea Propagation Workshop for participants to learn how to cultivate hydrangeas from cuttings. The workshop is this Saturday, May 30th. Eddie Aldridge, founder of the Gardens, holds a patent on the Snowflake Hydrangea. Aldridge Gardens is also having a fund raising artist reception with renown sculptor Frank Fleming tomorrow night. One of Fleming's best known pieces is the the fountain at 5 Points South. The Hydrangea Propagation Workshop is on Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Class members may root up to three fresh hydrangea cuttings to take home. The instructors are David Doggett and Willie Edmiston and the price is $16 for Aldridge Gardens Members and $21 for non-members. Class size is limited. And the Frank Fleming: An Evening with the Artist is tomorrow night from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This fund raiser for the Gardens is a rare chance to hear this southern artist speak about his surreal and highly detailed work. Join in the celebration for the new exhibit of the largest collection of Frank Fleming bronze sculptures available for public viewing. All made possible by longtime Hoover resident Ken Jackson's donation of the collection and new display. Reservations are limited. The cost is $100 per person. All proceeds benefit Aldridge Gardens. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com.