Good Day Alabama: Nov. 6, 2015 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: Nov. 6, 2015

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JEH JEH LIVE - The Moss Rock Festival celebrates its 10th year! The festival is this weekend - November 7 and 8 - at The Preserve in Hoover. You can explore nature, eco-ideas, and art + design at Alabama’s premier eco-creative festival.  Innovation, imagination, and fun await 15,000 visitors under a blanket of fall colors at this idyllic neighborhood setting adjacent to Hoover's own 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve.  Admission is free!  Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Take advantage of the free Parking & shuttle at the Hoover Met. For complete details, visit MossRockFestival.com or call 205-595-6306.

CLARE LIVE @ CHRISTMAS VILLAGE - Held annually at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Christmas Village Festival is an Alabama tradition with deep roots not only in Alabama hearts, but in the hearts of customers all across the United States. Mothers and daughters, sisters, and friends begin their holiday shopping by meeting in Birmingham the first weekend in November to enjoy an amazing variety of gift ideas - all under one roof. While some shoppers make a day or it, others have decided that one day is just not enough time to take in the unique sampling of arts, crafts, and food. Over 700 booths! Photos with Santa! Food Court! Free Package Check Service! Even though we search throughout the year for exhibitors with quality crafts, in many cases quality does not necessarily mean expensive. Stocking stuffers priced less than one dollar may be found on the same aisle as a one-of-a-kind original watercolor. It runs today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. For more information, visit christmasvillagefestival.com/.

TECH GIFT IDEAS - The Consumer Electronic Association, which has tracked consumer holiday spending for the past 22 years, is now out with the latest on what tech products people want to give and get this holiday season.  More consumers than ever are planning to buy tech gifts this holiday season. Susan Kantra revealed what CEA expects to be the most requested tech gifts this holiday season: 
1. TVs
2. Notebooks
3. Tablets
4. Smartphones
5. Video game consoles
6. Digital cameras
7. Action cameras
8. Smartwatches

Whether you're buying tech gifts for someone else or upgrading your own tech this holiday season, CEA expects headphones and earbuds to be the most popular tech purchases in the 2015 holiday season, followed by tablets, portable Bluetooth speakers, smartphones and notebook/laptop computers.

BBJ - Mike talked with Brent Godwin from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed Blueprint Birmingham and the progress since it was announced five years ago. They also discussed the negotiations for bringing Uber to Birmingham. For more on these and other business stories, visit birminghambusinessjournal.com.

LSU VS BAMA GAMEDAY WEEKEND -  Gene Hallman with the Bruno Event Team joined us with some pointers to make your day easier if you head down for the big game in Tuscaloosa this weekend. He told us about some construction updates to make your life easier and spots to avoid. He gave us the scoop on parking and shuttles. Find details on these and much more at uagameday.com.
 
ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the Coatimundi but she was being shy. She came out briefly to show us how she looks though. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com. Kelly also told us about the Zoo's plans for Veterans Day - all active and retired military, veterans and their dependents will receive FREE admission on November 9, 10 and 11!

COMEDIAN - The Funniest Man in America returns! For over twenty years, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comic James Gregory has stood grinning: his blue shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious storytelling experience. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory´s comedy: whimsical reflections on life from the front porch. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit stardome.com.

CHILTON COUNTY ARTS FESTIVAL - Head out to Jeff State this weekend for a great time with terrific music, art, magic, Santa and much more at the Chilton County Arts Festival! There will be live entertainment from magicians, musicians, dancers and more!  Saturday's Performers include God's Deliverance, Bob Sanders, Bubba Whodini/magician, Tina Wakefield, Claudine with Crystal and Jerry Russell, Rick & Jilda Watson, and Festival Youth Ballet performing the Nutcracker. Sunday's Performers include God's Deliverance, Lance Driskell, 701 Twilers, Chilton County 2015 Peach Queens, and Deep Woods Revival. This is a great time to enjoy the Performing Arts by local artists. Plus you can shop for gifts, decorations, fashion, and more from artist selling their fine art and fine hand-crafted arts. Enjoy the two-day indoor event from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. November 7 and 8 at the Clanton Conference & Performing Arts Center at Jeff State Community College Lay Dam Road, Clanton Alabama. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit chiltoncountyartscouncil.com/.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we celebrate and remember those who serve our nation on Veteran's Day! We bring you the scoop on lots of special events and parades around town to honor our service men and women! We check out some deals with our Savvy Shopper! And of course, we talk football to recap a big weekend of games and look ahead to next week! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!

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