Good Day Alabama: Sept. 16, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Sept. 16, 2015

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Peily Soong with Children's of Alabama joined us to take viewer questions! Dr. Soong also discussed sleep in older kids. He says teens need more sleep because the body's circadian rhythm is affected in adolescence by changing hormone levels. Teens should not use cell phones at bedtime. Teens should not watch TV in their bedrooms. Teens should watch their consumption of caffeine.

ASO - Carlos Izcaray just moved to Birmingham from Berlin with his family and will begin with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra's opening performance on Friday, Sept. 18th at 8 p.m. @ the Alys Stephens Center.  This season is filled with some of the finest classical and new music works that will prove to engage the community.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh talked with Antwon Ervin from the Railroad Park Junior Board about the 4th annual Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival. It rolls into town Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Railroad Park. Food trucks and carts serving up everything from BBQ and po boys to donuts and popsicles will sell their delicious wares at Railroad Park. Bands will take to the stage as folks sample Birmingham's best mobile cuisine. Lawn games will be set up throughout the park. Tickets to Trucks by the Tracks, Railroad Park's only annual fundraiser, cost $5 plus credit card convenience fees. Advance tickets are available at railroadpark.org. Attendees pay food trucks directly for food. An ATM will be available onsite. New to the food truck fest this year is the VIP section with plenty of shade, free Coke products, water, snacks, and reserved seating. A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets cost $30.00 for individual tickets or $100.00 for a group of four. All ticket prices do not include credit card convenience fees. Food trucks and carts include Big Spoon Creamery, TheBomb.com, Brianca's Snack Shack, Cantina on Wheels, Cheezin, Dreamcakes, Full Moon BBQ, The Heavenly Donut Company, Lazy Boy BBQ, Magic City Sweet Ice, Melt, Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn, Nola Ice, Notorious P.I.G, Off the Hook, Pina Colada Caribbean Style, Premium Ice Delights, Repicci's Italian Ice and Gelato, Saw's Street Kitchen, Shindigs, Slice Pizza & Brew, Steel City Pops, Travis Chicago Style Polish Sausages & Burgers, and Treats So Sweet. Tasty beverages will be for sale, too, with a signature cocktail and Good People Brewery selling their local brews. Coca Cola products will be for sale. Bands including American Animal, Avonwood, Five Shot Jack, GiGi Scott & Trouble Town, and Two State Nation will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets available now at railroadpark.org or at the gate. Coolers are not allowed in Railroad Park during this event.

SIGNATURE CHEFS - Get your tickets for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction on Thursday, Sept. 17. This year's event is at Iron City and begins at 6pm. The 2015 Birmingham Signature Chefs Auction brings together top local chefs showcasing their culinary masterpieces, a generous sampling of fine wines, fabulous entertainment and a lively auction featuring one-of-a-kind packages, and you've got a perfect recipe for a Signature Chefs Auction event. For the past 20 years, this event helped raise important dollars for the March of Dimes, pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and caterers in Greater Birmingham area and geared towards people who enjoy fine dining, fine wine, auctions and entertainment. Featured Restaurants & Caterers include 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar, Ashley Mac's, Babalu Tacos & Tapas, Bellini's Ristorante & Bar, Bettola, Cantina Tortilla Grill, Catering by Bellini's, FOODBAR, Galley & Garden, GianMarco's, Nourish, Primeaux Cheese & Vino, Spoon & Ladle Soup Co., The Grill at Iron City, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato, Vino, and Wind Creek Hospitality. Signature Chefs events feature local culinary talent who create a selection of fine cuisine for an exclusive audience. The chefs are artists, innovators and philanthropists, and we look forward to sharing their talents at the event. For more information and to buy tickets, visit signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org/Event.aspx?EventId=17682.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Travis Coty from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Red Panda. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us to the Middle Eastern Food Festival! We get some ideas for managing your family's time and getting more organized in Our House! We look at the air quality in Jefferson County and how it impacts your health! Tony Nathan joins us to discuss his book and life that inspired the new movie - Woodlawn. And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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