Good Day Alabama: April 18, 2016

Good Day Alabama: April 18, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Lakeshore Foundation with help from Carol Kutik on Exercise Monday. She discussed walking - find the right shoes and how else to get started. For more information, call 205-313-7400.

RESTORATION RUN - The 2nd Annual Restoration Run presented by Courtesy Buick GMC at Red Mountain Park is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, with the choice of a 5K or 15K trail run.  It benefits the Will Bright Foundation. Red Mountain Park is one of the South's newest and premier technical running venues. It offers stunning views of Birmingham, and each course will be a challenging, technical run for any skill level! The Will Bright Foundation's mission is to fill a need in the Birmingham area for a secondary form of rehab. Sometimes people who have completed a recovery program aren't ready to be completely on their own. Why is the Will Bright House needed?  Forty to sixty percent of people who complete a rehab program suffer from a relapse according to www.drugabuse.gov. This is exactly what happened to Will Bright. He was a great guy - fun, nice, great friend. But it was also a heroin addict. After going through numerous rehabs all over the United States, he just couldn't shake his drug habit, and died of an overdose in 2012 at age 25. His parents, Bill and Lisa Bright of Trussville, decided to channel their grief to try to stop this from happening to anyone else.  For parents and friends unfamiliar with the world of recovery from addiction, it can seem confusing. There is an unfilled need in the Birmingham area for a place for someone fresh out of recovery to live, receive spiritual support, job training skills, and find meaning and purpose to live a life free from the bonds of addiction. For more information, visit www.willbrightfoundation.com.

GREEN TECHNOLOGY - On Earth Month – and all year round – consumers want technology that's greener, more environmentally friendly and saves them money. In fact, when it comes to buying new electronics, energy consumption is one of the top three factors for consumers. The Consumer Technology Association shows off some of the latest green tech products for your home and on the go. Danielle Cassagnol showed Janice the hot tech to help you live green and save energy during Earth Month. Find the Consumer Technology Association online at www.CTA.tech.

ASK THE GARDENER - Sandra Reaves of Josie Gladys Gardens takes questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how-to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden.  It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at www.Facebook.com/JosieGladysGardens.

MAGIC CITY ART CONNECTION - It's time for the 33rd Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park this weekend. Check out 200 art exhibitors from all over the country! You can also enjoy live music and dance performances on stage! There will be 20 interactive workshops and art experiences for kids. And you can check out art installations by the future artists of the world at the High School Sculpture competition. There will be great food from funnel cakes to barbecue to kettle corn to jerk chicken. And check out Corks & Chefs! It is a ticketed tasting event and is celebrating its 19th year. You can sample dishes from 8-10 restaurants each day and sample wine, craft beer, and spirits . At MCAC, there is something for everyone, including just relaxing in the park and people watching at one of our pop-up lounges. The cost of admission is $5 for adults. Kids 12-year-old and under get in for free. And take advantage of the Friday lunchtime special - $1 from 11 a.m. -  2 p.m. The festival run 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.MagicCityArt.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, are Dietary supplements really what they say they are and are the worth adding to your routine? We find out! Ready for some gumbo? We get you ready for the annual Gumbo Gala! Are you properly preparing for healthcare costs once you retire? In Money Tuesday, we look at what you need to do now to make sure you don't end up in a bind later! Our wildlife expert joins us with advice on creating and managing wildlife habitat on your property and how to leave wildlife in the wild! Plus we check out what's new in entertainment! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!