Good Day Alabama: April 14, 2016

Good Day Alabama: April 14, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - What can you do with a library card? Explore the fun ways to use your local library as the Birmingham Public Library joins the Public Libraries in Jefferson County in celebrating National Library Week Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16, 2016. Libraries in Birmingham and Jefferson County will be exchanging library cards for free this week, waiving the usual replacement cost of $3. All previous library cards are still valid at any of the 40 locations in Jefferson County. National Library Week celebrates the dynamic changes happening in today's libraries. This year's National Library Week theme, "Because Transformation is Essential to the Communities we Serve," mirrors a multi-year public awareness campaign led by the American Library Association. Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the Libraries Transform campaign showcases the critical role libraries play in communities across the country in today's digital age.  For more information, visit www.bplonline.org.

DR. FLEISIG - Dr. Wayne Fleisig is a Psychologist with Childrens of Alabama. He offered advice in learning to appreciate your loved ones. 
    1 - Keep things in perspective
    2 - Work on improving your relationship with them
    3 - Practice acceptance and forgiveness - you are only hurting yourself
    4 - Just start
    5 - Fake it until you make it

WALK FOR AUTISM - April is Autism Awareness Month and the Autism Society of Alabama hosts the Walk for Autism & 5K Race to Solve the Puzzle this weekend! It is Saturday at Veterans Park.  Join the Autism Society of Alabama and help solve the puzzle of autism spectrum disorders one step at a time! The annual Walk for Autism and 5K race is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., and affects over 50,000 people in Alabama alone. ASA has never been stronger or more focused and it needs volunteers like YOU to join the fight! Take the first step and register to support your local Walk for Autism or 5K. For more information, visit www.walkforautismAL.com or www.autism-alabama.org.

ALZHEIMER'S STATS - The Alzheimer's Association releases some startling new statistics that show how much caregivers for those with Alzheimer's spend .... many going deep into debt and putting the patient's needs before their own. Mike talked with Beth Kallmyer, Alzheimer's Association Vice President of Constituent Services, and Alzheimer's Advocate Paul Hornback. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

OUR HOUSE - Cathy Borden from Home Depot showed us how to get your yard ready for spring. She showed us different types of fertilizer and weed control. She says the first step is determine which types of fertilizer are best to use to help your lawn thrive. It's time to start fertilizing your lawn as soon as the dormant grass is 50 percent green. Feed your lawn every 8 weeks to keep it green all season. If you have planted a new lawn or are overseeding to grow new grass, use starter fertilizer to give the new seed the right nutrients for growth. Give your lawn a healthy start with an early spring feeding of crabgrass preventer. If weeds have already started growing before your first application of fertilizer, use a weed & feed formula to kill weeds down to their roots while promoting grass growth. As temperatures rise near the end of spring, consider switching to a summer safe fertilizer to strengthen against heat and drought and also protects against common bugs. Use a broadcast spreader to spread fertilizer across a large lawn, a drop spreader for a smaller yard or a handheld spreader to spot treat your lawn.

KIM GOLDMAN - This is National Crime Victims' Rights Week and Walker County has a special evening planned. The 5th Annual Candlelight Vigil honoring victims of violent crime is tonight at the CHS Building - 204 19th Street, Jasper. The evening begins with music at 5pm and the service begins at 6pm. Special musicians include C.J. Harris, Christian Gann, Covered By Grace, Northside Baptist Church Children's Choir, Jasper City Schools Kids Korale, and Bronson Hadder. The Keynote speaker this year is Kim Goldman - sister of Ron Goldman. For more information on tonight's events, visit https://www.facebook.com/Walker-County-Crime-Victims-Candlelight-Vigil-1568167703496634/?fref=ts

Kim Goldman is the face of the victims' movement following her brother's tragic slaying. As a national survivor advocate and speaker, she also directs the non-profit Santa Clarita Valley Project, serving the needs of thousands of youth and their families. Since her brother's murder in 1994, she has worked hard to streamline and to hone in on the things that are important to her - speaking, writing, teaching. She travels the country as an advocate for victim's issues. Before her brother was brutally killed, she was studying to be a child psychologist.  After his death and subsequent trials, she left that goal behind as she slowly began to rebuild her shattered life. She is the founding Co-Chair of The Ron Goldman Foundation for Justice as well as a member of the California District Attorney's Association, Victims Rights Committee and serve on the Advisory committee for Crime Survivors, Inc.  She is now a Board Member for National Center for Victims of Crime and an Advisory Board member for Habitat for Heroes.  Learn more about Kim, her causes, and her books at http://www.kimberlygoldman.com/.

CORKS & CHEFS - Alex Kunzman with the Magic City Art Connection and Linda Croley from Bare Naked Noodles with the scoop on Corks and Chefs. The 19th annual Corks & Chefs is the place where art, food, beer, wine, and now spirits, meet. Enjoy delicious culinary creations from many of Birmingham's favorite restaurants and eateries plus unlimited sampling of wines, craft beers, coffee & tea. This year Corks and Chefs adds spirits to the mix of tastings, too! This year's Magic City Art Festival is next weekend - April 23rd and 24th at Linn Park. Corks and Chefs runs from noon to 3 p.m. each day of the festival. It will be under the large tent in front of City Hall on Short 20th Street. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the festival gate. Corks & Chefs proceeds benefit art educational programming for kids at the 33rd annual festival. For tickets or more information, visit www.MagicCityArt.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Taylor Hicks comes home to perform at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre! He joins us with a performance in our studio! Comedian Jon Reep joins us with some laughs to get the weekend started! We check out the great things going on at St. Jude's Hospital and how you can help out, too! Plus we check out your business and entertainment headlines! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!