Good Day Alabama: May 26, 2016 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: May 26, 2016

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JEH JEH LIVE - The 2016 SEC Baseball Tournament is underway this week at the Hoover Met Stadium. Today's action kicks off at 10:30am. This is the SEC Baseball Tournaments 19th consecutive year to the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The tournament started with 12 teams with a single elimination format on opening day followed by the traditional double-elimination during the rounds on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The final two rounds move back to single elimination on Saturday and Sunday. More than 132,000 fans attended the 2015 tournament. For more information, visit http://www.secsports.com/clubhouse/baseball

MEMORIAL DAY ENTERTAINING - Memorial Day is Monday and many people will entertain family and friends this weekend and throughout the summer. Trace Barnett joins us with a few ideas. First, think cream, navy, and deep burgundy. This color combo is a fun play on the traditional while keeping with a patriotic theme. Transform everyday items in your home into a gorgeous, custom tablescape. Create your own table linens by tea staining to add character and a time worn feel.  Dollar Tree plates and glassware are unrecognizable when paired in conjunction with older or vintage items already in your cupboard or purchased for a few dollars at a thrift store. Layering each place setting sets a lavish tone without breaking the bank. Add some visual interest to your party decor with the addition of old ammunition boxes, brass matchstick holders brimming with flowers, and handmade rusty tin stars. He also shows us some easy, portable food and grilling ideas. For more ideas, visit www.thebittersocialite.com

PREPARED, NOT SCARED SUMMER CAMP - Fresh Air Family and Sheriff Mike Hale present Prepared, Not Scared Day Camp. This year, to make wilderness skills even more fun, Prepared, Not Scared campers will track the legendary beast, Bigfoot. To find a sasquatch or any other animal, the kids will have to learn to identify calls and tracks, read a map, forage for food and water, along with other survival and safety skills. Prepared, Not Scared is for rising 4th-6th grade campers. It teaches how to find edible and medicinal plants, map and compass reading, passive self-defense, to get fresh water by plant transpiration, and gun safety <don't touch it!>. Campers will build debris shelters, start fires from scratch, learn the difference between venomous and nonvenomous snakes, search for crawdads and other edibles, and discuss how to spot potential predators and deal with bullying. Camp is offered four different weeks, in a different location each week:
    June 13-17 – Red Mountain Park
    June 27-July 1 – Ruffner Mountain
    July 11-15 – Trussville Athletic Complex
    July 18-22 – Tannehill Historical State Park
Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each and there is also Before & After Care offered from 8-9am and 5-6pm each day. The cost is $150 for Fresh Air Family members and $175 for non-members. Scholarships are available. Before and after care costs $25. Visit www.freshairfamily.org for more information and to register!

OUR HOUSE - May is national Remodeling Month. If you're looking to get your home ready for the summer months, it's not too late. Many homes have daylight basements or a patio underneath an existing deck. But most homeowners don't take extra steps to finish this area off, leaving some wasted and unused space. Elliot Pike gave us some tips on how to weatherproof this area to make it useful and practical in any season. People often aren't aware of their options to make this space usable. There are several ways you can make this area resistant to rain water coming through the above patio to use for a living area or for storage. The handy homeowner can most likely do install metal roofing product to keep the area relatively dry enough to store a lawnmower or other equipment. ZipUp is a product that completely stops water flow and allows for maximum usage. It meets fireproofing standards, sits almost flush against the existing deck to save headroom, is paintable and mold, mildew and & stain resistant. This product requires professional installation but comes with a 25-year limited warranty. Rain Escape is a product by Trex and is a system of troughs and gutters. This will also help the longevity of the deck by preventing rot and mildew buildup. It's made out of plastic PVC pipe, also preventing rot and mildew on the product itself. The handier homeowner could install this himself, but we recommend calling a professional to ensure the job is done correctly, as installation can get cumbersome. This system would allow for the space to be used a living space, as utilities can be installed in between the layers of the product. To find out more information on any of these products, you can visit the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders Website, birminghambuilder.com to find a specialist in your area.

PET OF THE WEEK - Deborah Morris from the Shelby County Humane Society introduces us to a pet that needs a new home. His name is Howie. For adoptions, call 205-669-3916 or visit www.shelbyhumane.org

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us to Alabama Splash Adventure to kick off Memorial Day Weekend and the summer. We also check out another popular spot - Six Flags - and all that it has to offer this year. The new X-Men movie opens tomorrow and we get the scoop from our expert reviewer! Mike brings us his favorite viral videos of the week and we check out your business and entertainment headlines! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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