Good Day Alabama: Oct. 21, 2015

Good Day Alabama: Oct. 21, 2015

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Junior League of Birmingham -JLB- is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. As one of the largest volunteer service organizations in Alabama, the JLB has nearly 1,000 active volunteers who contribute more than 50,000 hours of service annually. Its purpose is improving the lives of women and children by working with community agencies to deliver services and assistance to those in need. To ensure consistency and a concentrated level of service, JLB community placements focus on four areas - Education, Financial Stability, Health, Safety and Crisis Intervention - and address one or more of the critical issues identified within each of these impact areas.
The Junior League of Birmingham's Shop Save & Share fundraiser kicks off today! Last year this initiative raised over $100,000. All this money goes directly back into the community to support more than 30 non-profit projects. Shop Save & Share is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!  The Junior League of Birmingham's Shop Save & Share event will take place October 21 - November 1, 2015. Starting today participating shoppers will receive a discount at select retailers. The card gives users a 20 percent discount at more than 550 retailers in the Birmingham area, including shops in Trussville, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, the HWY 280 Corridor and many other local communities. So many businesses as well as many located behind me in Homewood, are participating this year, more than ever before!  Shoppers can purchase a Shop Save & Share Card for $40 online or at select retail partners during the event. A retail shopping guide, including the retailer's name, locations, description and exclusions accompany each Shop Save & Share Card. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Shop Save & Share Cards directly support the work of the Junior League of Birmingham and the more than 30 community projects supported by the organization. Beneficiaries of those efforts include the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Birmingham Children's Theatre, Girls Inc. and many others. Since its inception ten years ago, the program has generated more than $475,000 in funding for local causes. Every card that is purchased puts $40 back into the community helping women and children in the Birmingham area.

SHRED-A-THON - WBRC FOX6 and AARP of Alabama sponsor two more Shred-a-Thons this year 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 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Springville at the First United Methodist Church located at 6471 U.S. Highway 11. You can bring up to three bags or three 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
• Pay stubs - keep for a year
Only boxes and bags of paper will be accepted. Visit for tips on how to report and prevent identity theft. You can also visit for more details about spotting scams, avoiding credit card fraud and more.

DISTRICT 5 FUNDAY - It's that time of year again… time to kick off the Magic City Classic with the 6th Annual District 5 Fun Day! As the City Council Representative for District 5, Johnathan Austin asks you to join him on Sunday, October 25th from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Railroad Park, for a day fun filled with live jazz music, games, and prizes and best of all it's free!! Birmingham's own Rickey Smiley will serve as host of the event.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Gigi Youngblood from Children's of Alabama took viewer questions about children's health. She discussed flu tips:
• Deaths from influenza occur EVERY year in the U.S. and can range from a few thousand in a very mild year to tens of thousands in a severe year.
• The best protection is the flu shot.
• Everyone six months and older should get the flu vaccine.
• The flu shot lowers the risk of catching the flu virus and also lowers the risk of being hospitalized if you do catch it.
• You cannot catch the flu from the flu shot, but your body's immune system might respond to the shot with a low-grade fever and mild body aches.

MAPLE - Nothing completes breakfast like a cascade of golden maple syrup atop a stack of pancakes, but did you know that maple syrup doesn't have to be constrained to just pancakes? Learn how with Maple, the ultimate guide to getting the most out of maple syrup. Expert sap-tapper and Healthy Seasonal Recipes blogger Katie Webster presents a collection of unique everyday and special occasion recipes featuring pure maple syrup, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Maple offers insight into the versatile nature of everyone's favorite pancake topper. Including 100 recipes and rustic color photography. Whether you're a maple syrup addict or a sap rookie, Maple is an ideal addition to any cook's shelf and for those looking to get the most out of their maple syrup! Katie Webster is a chef, food blogger, and food photographer specializing in healthy seasonal cuisine. Her cooking videos, original recipes, and upbeat food writing can be seen online at her food blog, Healthy Seasonal Recipes. She is a contributor to Eating Well, Fitness, and Parents magazines. She and her family live amid a stand of maple trees, which they tap every spring to make their own maple syrup.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Andrea Scherrens from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the red fox. For more information, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we check out some great easy ways to cook gluten free goodies! For Bama and NFL standout Sherman Williams joins us in the studio! We show you how to take advantage of some private shopping time and deals! Women, do you have trouble trying to find a way to balance business and family time and do it all successfully? We turn to an expert for advice! And Jeh Jeh takes us inside an amazing home that you could purchase at auction if you bid the right price! Even if you can't afford it, you have to tune in to see this home! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!