Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Dan Self from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Bumble Bee Frog. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Hill Student Center Ballroom for the UAB International Bazaar. There you will experience Culture, Food, Art, Learning from countries all over the world. Its from 11am-4pm today. For more information call 205-975-8673. Helen Bae will be speaking for the Multicultural Council, she is the Senior Programming Coordinator for the council and has invested the most time in the implementing the bazaar. She will introduce the Bazaar, ingredient theme and activists highlighted. The Multicultural Council is a programming board on campus that aims to celebrate diversity of identity, broaden cultural understanding, encourage unity, empower marginalized and underrepresented groups, educate about identity-related issues, and promote intercultural interactions between all communities of people at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. For more information, visit www.uab.edu/diversity.
CIRCUS CLOWNING - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS arrives in Birmingham today through Sunday at Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Today Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is donating $10,000 to the Child Life Program at Children's of Alabama to support local pediatric patients. Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS start at $15. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, visit Ringling.com.
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL - Crime and violence a major concern in Birmingham and surrounding areas lately... Police Chief A-C Roper talked with Birmingham City Council members yesterday telling them and the community that officers are working hard to keep them safe. Chief Roper says if they can hire 80 officers, his force will be at full strength. Council President Johnathan Austin joined us this morning with his reaction to the crime conversations.
He also discussed how nonprofits are essential to the growth of our city and how the Birmingham City Council is looking to assist the hundreds of organizations who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for citizens in Birmingham. The council is hosting its first Nonprofit Tour: Paving the Way for Birmingham's Assets! During this tour, the council hopes to provide organizations with vital information from a group of panelists that will help better serve the City of Birmingham. Through this tour, counselors hope to also bridge gaps that exists by establishing partnerships with non-profits to ensure that much needed social services, capital needs in some instances, and a variety of other services are maintained and sustained. The tour visit Vulcan Museum yesterday and will visit Crossplex tomorrow at 6 p.m. and the Museum of Art next Wednesday at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the tour.
CAT SHOW - The Birmingham Feline Fanciers Annual CFA Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show runs Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Zamora Temple (3521 Ratliff Road, Irondale, AL 35210). Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and over, and $4 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit feline charities! The Annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show has traditionally been the best Cat Fancier's Association presentation in the Southeast. A variety of cat breeds will be represented from around the country. You can enter your pet or just enjoy the show. For additional information, you may visit www.birminghamfelinefanciers.com.
ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic takes viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call 205-326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.
GARDENING - Aldridge Gardens Executive Director Rip Weaver and Educational Coordinator Audrey Ann Wilson joined us with updates on upcoming workshops and events coming up there soon. Make Your Own Terrarium is on Sunday, February 7th. In the bleak mid-winter, come lift your spirits by designing and planting your own terrarium. Terrariums are glass enclosed containers for growing small plants. Through this workshop, you will learn about proper soil mixes, charcoal, moisture, light, temperature, fertilizing, plant selection, and maintenance. Bring to class a clear glass container of your choice - with or without a lid - with a maximum base of 8" – 10". Plastic will not work. All other supplies including plants will be provided. The cost is $26 for Aldridge Gardens members and $33 for non-members - including materials.
Register by February 3rd. The Mosaic Memory Flower Pot Workshop on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday, March 13th. Bring old jewelry, grandma's broken vintage china, coins, keys, beads, etc. to commemorate your special occasion into your own mosaic 10" flower pot. A few tiles, grout, materials, and handouts will be provided, but participants should bring their own mementos and tiles for personal design. It cost $42 Members/$50 non-members. For more information, visit http://aldridgegardens.com/.
STOP & DROP DIET - Best-Selling Author and Editor-in-Chief of Reader's Digest Liz Vaccariello offers simple ways to stop eating high-calorie foods and drop up to a pound a day. The new and flexible Stop & Drop Diet is a healthy and effective way to lose weight. After analyzing the more than 40,000 products in the average supermarket, plus menu items at popular chain restaurants and ingredients in everyday recipes, Vaccariello reveals the hidden fat bombs you should stop eating and the simple, healthier substitutes you should start eating instead. The Stop & Drop Diet includes more than 200 balanced, satisfying and delicious meals and is filled with simple meal lists and at-a-glance visual guides for easy swaps and small steps for success. For more information go to StopandDropDiet.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we've seen a few contestants from Alabama get a ticket to Hollywood on American Idol! We talk with one of them tomorrow! Want a unique wedding? We get the scoop on a ready-made plan! Need help with your taxes? We explain who can get it for free and how! Jeh Jeh's joining the circus! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!