Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the McWane Science Center to check out the new exhibit 'Hall of Heroes'. Learn the circumstances that create superheroes, discover the ideals that heroes uphold, and push boundaries as to what it truly means to be heroic in the Hall of Heroes! Starting your journey in the 'Identification Station' guests learn about and get sorted into one of the five disciplines that are the basis for all super powers - 'Powers of the Body', 'Powers of the Mind,' 'Mastery,' 'Gadgets,' and the 'Elements.' These five powers are reflected throughout the exhibit where guests can explore, learn and test their skills at the many interactive stations to find out what discipline of Superhero they excel! The exhibit features a half-scale replica of the 1960's Barris Kustoms' Batmobile and various other movie props, replicas and rare artifacts from the past and present major motion pictures and television shows. Interactive display cases take guests through a history of heroes and how people relate to them from the 'Radio' to the 'Pop Culture' display that talks about everything from blockbuster films to large-scale comic conventions. For more on the Hall of Heroes exhibit where you can "Discover Your Superpowers!", visit www.mcwane.org.
He also checked out the new IMAX movie - National Parks Adventure 3D. A trio of adventurers quest to experience America's wildest, most historic and most naturally beautiful places. It's the ultimate off-trail adventure, and it's narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford. The film takes audiences soaring up exposed rock faces, hurtling down steep mountain cliffs and exploring other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all. For tickets or more information, visit www.mcwane.org.
WHERE IS THE LOVE - Sarah talked with Dr. Misty Smith, LPC, from Mind, Body, & Heart Wellness Clinic about Rituals of Connection - born from the research of John & Julie Gottman.
- Shared meaning - talk about each other's dreams and create traditions & rituals for your life as a couple.
- Examine your rituals and make sure you have energy for it when doing so - waking up, bedtime, departures, reunions, finances, entertaining, celebrations, caring for one another when sick, and taking vacations.
- The more shared meaning you can find, the deeper, richer, and more rewarding your relationship will be - common rituals, least common, least time required, and more in-depth
Ask yourself and your partner these questions:
1-My partner and I get at least a little time to have some fun together 5/7 days
2-My partner & I get t a little time to talk about feelings toward our life & relationship 5/7 days.
3-Once a week, my partner and I get at least 1-2hrs to do something fun just as a couple.
4-My partner and I enjoy each other's company.
5-Even when we are not getting along, our relationships feels comfortable and familiar.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Smith at 1-888-38-MYMBH.
BARGAINOMICS - Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, joined us with some great deals. Judy found her crocheted top at Bargain Hunt on Lorna Road for only $4. If you're not familiar with Bargain Hunt, they carry everything from televisions to clothing and furniture and they've just added major appliances. There's a Bargain Hunt on Crestwood Boulevard, too. Father's Day will be here before you know it and Judy found the perfect gift for the NASCAR fan dad. Groupon is offering a $130 3-lap ride-along at Talladega Speedway for $64. She posted a direct link to this deal on the WBRC FOX6 page of her website, Bargainomics.com. Gadsden's Mort Glosser Amphitheatre – better known as The Amp – is hosting a free concert every first Friday this summer. Tomorrow night will feature The WannaBeatles, a Grammy-nominated Beatles tribute group. Concerts begin at 8:30pm and end at 11. For more information, visit the website GreaterGadsden.com. And if you aren't already familiar with the WannaBeatles, check them out on YouTube. Judy thinks you'll be impressed. If you're looking for a restaurant bargain, check out LivingSocial.com where a $15 gift certificate good at any Johnny Rockets location is just $7. And Judy reminds us - if you aren't following her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website, you're missing out on bargains she posts every day - www.Bargainomics.com.
SUMMER LEARNING - A water slide isn't the only thing your kids will be going down if they don't keep their minds active this summer. While a break from the mental taxation of school is needed, studies show that even the smartest kid can lose up to 2 months of learning- this is known as the "summer slide". Early summer learning losses have later life consequences -from whether or not kids drop out of high school to whether or not they attend college. Challenging your child year-round is key to having a strong start the following school year. Keeping them engaged with their academics doesn't have to be a battle. Education expert Dominique Ciccarelli offers advice to parents on how to keep their children on track during the summer. Dominique explains how parents blend academic learning with hands-on activities and enrichment. Some of her tips include:
- Libraries: Check out your local library's summer reading programs where kids can participate in story hour and tally books read in order to receive rewards.
- Play Math Games: A yard sale can be a great learning experience. Use this as a chance to pose questions about the cost of multiple items and making change for customers.
- Book Clubs: Reading is fun, especially when children can do it with their friends. See if you can get some parents together to create a book club during the summer.
- Museums: Spend time this summer exploring local museums. Many have interactive exhibits, which can make learning even more engaging.
For more information visit www.kumon.com.
PET OF THE WEEK - Andi Berger with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Lady. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit www.gbhs.org.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get you pumped up for some great weekend music festivals! Jeh Jeh takes us live to Rock the South in Cullman and Clare takes us to Alabaster Cityfest to check out all the fun! Our friends from the Birmingham Zoo drop by and so does comedian Felipe Esparza! Plus we check out your business and entertainment headlines! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!