Good Day Alabama: May 18, 2016 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: May 18, 2016

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REGIONS PRO-AM - The Regions Tradition returns to Greystone Golf & Country Club in Hoover this year! This is the 25th Anniversary of the Regions Tradition. It has an economic impact of more than $25 million to the greater Birmingham area. It is a 72 hole competition with no cut. The Regions Tradition is part of the Champions Tour which is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. The NCR Pro-Am kicks it off today. It includes several big names including Nick Saban, Steve Harvey, Bo Jackson, Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Taylor Hicks, and Steve Spurrier. The Championship rounds are tomorrow, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Gates open at 7am each day. Daily tickets for adults are $20 or get a pass for the full 5-day event for $80. Kids 18 and under get in for free. For directions, tickets, and more information, visit http://www.regionstradition.com/. Sheldon Haygood joined us live from the golf course with a few of the celebrities - Gus Malzahn, Avery Johnson, and Taylor Hicks.

JEH JEH LIVE - BIKE TO WORK DAY - May is National Bike Month and CommuteSmart is celebrating National Bike to Work Day on May 20, 2016. This year we are changing things around by setting up "energizer stations" around the city at local coffee houses shops so that commuters whom bike to work can stop in on their morning commutes. Our goal is to continue to encourage people to bike to work as well as CELEBRATING those who already do! Each location will give a free small coffee and a CommuteSmart team member will be there handing out giveaways t-shirts and reflector bands.

Energizer Stations Location:
• Urban Standard, 2320 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
• Lucy's Coffee & Tea, 2007 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233
• Crestwood Coffee, 5512 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35212
• O'Henrys Coffee at Homewood, 2831 18th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209
• O'Henrys Coffee at Highland Park, 2915 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35205
• O'Henrys Coffee at Brookwood Mall, 569 Brookwood Village, Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 350209
• Church Street Coffee & Books, 81 Church St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213

Commuters who are interested in participating can go to www.b2wbham.com to register their ride, the registration process is very quick and easy and will ensure we have the correct t-shirt size for you at your energizer station. The Birmingham Bike-to-Work Day is sponsored by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham -www.rpcgb.org - and CommuteSmart - www.commutesmart.org

Throughout America, cyclists will participate in this annual initiative by conducting various activities that highlight the benefits of cycling.  Cycling is an emission-free form of active transportation that is good for both air quality and public health. Riding your bike to work, instead of driving, improves air quality by reducing vehicle emissions, creates less stress and improves cardiovascular function.

BIKE SAFETY - As Jeh Jeh told us, Friday is National Bike to Work Day. As we approach it, we remind you about some bike safety this week. Today we focused on bike maintenance to make sure your bike is ready to ride. 

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Diana Vogel from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the sea lions. For more information, visit www.birminghamzoo.com.

GARDENING - Flicks Among The Flowers returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens with three dates in 2016: May 18, June 15 and July 20. "Back to the Future" welcomes the summer on May 18, "Dirty Dancing" will be shown on June 15 and "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" is the final film that will be shown on July 20. Films will begin at approximately 8 p.m., and a cash bar will be available to complement a selection of movie snacks offered by Kathy G. and Company. Per standard policy at The Gardens, no pets are allowed. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged which benefits educational programming at The Gardens. A preferred seating area will be available to Members, with each membership allowing two patrons seating until 8 p.m. Members must check in to receive a wristband in Blount Plaza. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the free event. Couples and friends are encouraged to bring a blanket and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy the film. Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. serves as a 2016 sponsor of "Flicks Among the Flowers." Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama's largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. For more information, visit www.bbgardens.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama we have a special treat for you with live music in the studio from the News Brothers.... that's Mickey Ferguson, Rick Karle, Wes Wyatt, and Janet Hall teamed up with Taylor Hicks and his band! Need to find a nursing home for your loved one? We look at the questions you need to ask. We continue our look at Bike Safety Week and make sure you know the rules of the road when you're on your bike! Get your kids ready for summer camp with some easy packing tips to make it easier to send them off, to keep it straight while there, and to handle it when it comes home! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week. Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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