Good Day Alabama: Oct. 1, 2015 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: Oct. 1, 2015

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JEH JEH LIVE - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama & Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson present the 7th Annual Revvin' 4 Research Charity Ride. It benefits BCRFA and funds breast cancer research in Alabama. Revvin' 4 Research is this Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration begins at 11am at Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson in Pelham - Highway 31 and 119 behind Cracker Barrel. The price is $35 for individual riders and $50 for 2-Up - rider and passenger. You can register online through tonight at midnight at revvin4research.com. Paid registration includes a Revvin' 4 Research t-shirt, food and beverages, police escorted ride, after party entry with live entertainment, and door prizes. Announcements and the National Anthem will be performed at 12:45 p.m. Kick stands go up at 1 p.m. The After-Party begins at 3:30 p.m at Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson in Pelham. It includes lunch compliments of Courtyard Oyster Bar, complimentary beverages from Coca-Cola Bottling Co., snacks provided by Bud's Best Cookies, Mayfield and Golden Flake, and live entertainment by The Sinners. For more information or to register, visit revvin4research.com or call 205-996-5463.

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE - Educate, engage, have fun! That's the goal for Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt as he prepares to host thousands of neighborhood citizens and volunteers at the "Ninth Annual Party With a Purpose." This neighborhood event will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Ensley Park located at 2800 Avenue K, Ensley.  Councilor Steven Hoyt launched Party With a Purpose in 2006. Since then this annual event has earned the Best Neighborhood Program Award in 2011 from the Neighborhoods USA conference. Each year thousands of neighborhood citizens attend along with hundreds of community volunteers add to the events' increased success. This year attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of musical artists, participate in family fun activities, and take part in an on-site job fair with employers from the community. For more information, call 205-254-2304.

WHERE IS THE LOVE - Mike talked with Dr. Misty Smith, LPC, from Convenient Therapy about getting along with roommates. Is moving in with best friends a great idea or bad news? The explains what you need to do before making the big move to make sure it's successful and saves your friendship.

  1.  Discuss Your Daily Routine
  •  Talk about your day-to-day habits
  •   Time you each get up and go to bed
  •   Work schedule
  •   Bathroom routine
  •   Having other people over, especially any guests that frequently sleep over Study time for school & when you'll need it quiet.

      2.   Recognize Your Need for Time Apart

  • Best friends who live together find boundary lines to be a problem. You enjoyed spending "every moment" together before sharing the       same space. Finding the ability to have "me time" can be difficult. You don't want to feel like you are pushing your friend away, but you don't want to have an "open door" policy for your bedroom.
  • Address this before you agree to share space! Boundaries are important in ANY relationship!

      3.  Chores and Bills

  • While it's obvious how to split some bills (you each pay half the rent, for example), others need some compromise.
  •   cable...what if you don't watch TV?
  •   Internet/home phone...what if you only use your cell phone for this purpose?
  •   The same "sharing responsibility" happens with chores.
  •   What days will you do the cleaning?
  •   Who cleans up the common areas?    
  •   Who buys supplies, and how often?
  •   How clean is clean?
     

      4.  Arguments...what to expect

  •   You will have some as roommates!
  •   These will be different! It is normal!
  •   Always do it in a respectful way. 
  •   Your relationship does change. 
  •   Your communication should evolve.

And if it goes badly...remember that just because you don't make good roommates doesn't mean you still can't be amazing friends! For more information, you can contact Dr. Smith at 205-529-2731 or visit convenienttherapy.com.

BARGAINOMICS - Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, joined us with some great deals! The Better Than Before Consignment Shop in downtown Cullman had a $1 sidewalk sale recently and she loaded up, including the Evan Picone brand jacket she showed us. Stores and individuals are closet-cleaning this time of year and it's a great time to find bargains whether you're retail shopping, checking consignment shops, or hitting the yard sales. Hobby Lobby and Michael's are making decorating a little easier on your wallet. Hobby Lobby has 50 percent off candles, flameless candles, fragrance warmers, diffusers, adhesive wall hart, and a whole lot more. Michael's is offering half off their fall florals and décor as well as their Ashland Fall Craft Pumpkins. Target has some good sales on household goods this week. Of particular note is the 15-roll pack of Scott Bath Tissue for $9.99. Walmart sells the 12-roll pack for $10.91, so this is a considerable savings. This price is good through October 3rd. They also have a coupon for $25 off a purchase of $100 in diapers, training pants, baby wipes, or formula. Judy didn't see an expiration date on the coupon. And if you're looking for some free fun entertainment this weekend, check out the Alabama Frog Level Festival in downtown Fayette this Friday and Saturday. They'll have plenty of good food; a car, truck, and motorcycle show; live music and dancers; arts and crafts; and a whole lot more, including, of course, a frog jumping contest. You can see all the info at FayetteAreaChamber.org. For more great deals, visit bargainomics.com.

SANDRA LEE - Celebrated lifestyle expert, Sandra Lee is no stranger to creating simple, appetizing dishes. This fall, she is teaming up with Bob Evans to help bring great tasting, farm fresh foods to our families' tables. While it can be hard for busy families to whip up high-quality meals, Sandra Lee will share some of her favorite quick and easy meal solutions. She'll also discuss where viewers can go to find and share recipes as well as kitchen tips and tricks – things every busy family needs in their arsenal! For recipes and more information, please visit bobevans.com/recipes.

BUTTERBEAN FESTIVAL - The 2015 Alabama Butterbean Festival will be stirring up pots of butterbeans and family fun for the 10th year, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3 in beautiful downtown Pinson, Alabama. All proceeds benefit The Pinson Education Foundation, Pinson Valley High School Service Organizations, Jimmie Hale Mission, and other local charities. One of the largest festivals in the Southeast, the Alabama Butterbean Festival rounds up country cooks, families, and die-hard fans of butterbeans for a fun-filled weekend including 12 hours of live music, carnival rides, food, petting zoos, pony rides and more. The free festival also features the Guinness world record holding butterbean pot. The pot earned the record in 2010 for the largest pot of baked beans at over 1,010 gallons. The festival's official mascot, Bucky Butterbean, will also be at the festival posing for pictures and greeting attendees. The small-town charm of Pinson's Main Street will be packed with more than 150 arts and crafts vendors and various traditional and non-traditional fair food vendors.  The Alabama Butterbean Festival is open Friday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is free to everyone.

PET OF THE WEEK - A representative from the Shelby County Humane Society introduced us to a pet that needs a new home. His name is Zip. For adoptions, call 205-669-3916 or visit shelbyhumane.org. And you can support the Shelby Humane Society's Bark in the Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Veterans Park Alabaster - 7305 Highway 119. Admission is free! You will find dog adoptions, a blessing of the animals with Episcopal Church of St. Francis Assisi, Mutt Strutt Pawrade, pet costume contest, pet trick contest, vendors, training demonstrations, food truck and dog food treat truck, music, kids activities and more!

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we have a few celebrity guests: Comedian Bruce Bruce drops by with some laughs! And Doug Bradley, the actor behind Pinhead, joins us with a few scary tales! Find out where you can see them both this weekend! We gear up for Fiesta with some great food! And Jeh Jeh gets us fired up for some Friday night football! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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