JEH JEH LIVE - The 43rd Annual Greek Festival is tomorrow through Saturday at the Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral Greek Food Festival. Begun in 1972 by the Ladies Philoptochos Society, this yearly event has blossomed into one of the premier cultural events in the Southeast. The festival is now the focal point for thousands from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia who for three days experience the Greeks' legendary zest for life. At the festival, you can find authentic Greek cuisine, Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs in the gift shop, and Greek dancing. The Orthodox Church, sometimes called the Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, or Eastern Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church. Orthodox Christians believe in Jesus Christ as God and in the church He established. You can take tours of the church and learn more about it during the festival. Enjoy great food and even take your our to go. Take advantage of the drive-thru. There will be music and dancing each night from 5-9pm. Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located at 307 19th Street South, Birmingham. The festival runs Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call 205-716-3088 or visit birminghamgreekfestival.net/.
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Anna Turkett from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the pelicans. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
GARDENING - Birmingham Botanical Gardens is eager to welcome the tenth annual Antiques at The Gardens Oct. 1-4. Once again, Birmingham's premiere antiques show welcomes renowned tastemakers and dealers from across the country. Interior designers and landscape designers will curate themed areas with goods selected from Birmingham and other regions of the country. The show also includes dealers from across the United States presenting antiques, furniture, porcelain, fine art, silver, garden accessories and jewelry. This year's honorees are Mary and Jamie French. IBERIABANK presents Taste in Spades events are new for 2015, and each is included with admission to the show. Friday's After Hours at The Gardens presented by McCorquodale Transfer and an enhanced experience with Floral Tastemakers is also new for 2015. The full schedule for the weekend's activities is below. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $15 to enter each day. Proceeds from Antiques at The Gardens support educational programs at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Since 2006, the event has raised more than $3 million for The Gardens. For tickets or more information, visit bbgardens.org/antiques or call 205-414-3950.
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.
CREDIT CARD CHIP - Mike talked with Brian Dodge, executive vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association about the new credit card chip. While only a quarter of all credit card transactions happen here in the United States, almost half of the world's credit card fraud happens here because the United States is 10 years behind Europe and Canada in making the switch to more secure credit cards. To help combat this growing problem, banks are finally moving away from magnetic-stripe cards - which are easy to counterfeit - to chip cards. However, while this switch is set to begin Oct. 1, national retailers remain concerned that banks are still issuing cards that are more fraud-prone than those issued in other industrialized nations. Unlike cards issued in other countries, US credit cards will still depend on a signature instead of a more secure 4-digit PIN - personal identification number. The use of chip and PIN has been proven to dramatically reduce fraud in other nations, but banks and card networks refuse to implement the more secure standard. Large retailers have made tremendous progress installing, testing and now operating new payment terminals to accept chip cards. But while consumers can now spot these new point-of-sale terminals at many large retailers nationwide, a quick check of the wallet will confirm that many continue to carry cards secured with the outdated and vulnerable magnetic stripe.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh is Revvin' for Research! Join us to see if they get him on a motorcycle this time! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals! The Love Doctor gives us advice on relationships with our roommates. Should you live with your best friend? Find out the answer tomorrow! Ready for some butterbeans? We get the scoop on the upcoming festival! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week. Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!