Good Day Alabama: June 6, 2016

Good Day Alabama: June 6, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us  live from the Shades Valley YMCA with Mickal Thomas. For more information, call 205-870-9622.

RAILROAD PARK MONEY SEMINARS - Financial Forums on the Railroad, Presented by BBVA Compass, comes to Railroad Park this month, with sessions designed to help young professionals and entrepreneurs set financial goals. The series is free and open to the public, though advance registration is requested via railroadpark.org. Sessions will be held on Railroad Park's 17th Street Plaza from 5:30-7:00 p.m. each Tuesday evening in June. Financial professionals with various specialties will take attendees through the simple strategies to building good credit, purchasing a home, and saving strategically. The final class in the series will equip entrepreneurs that are planning to start a business. Financial Forums Class Schedule
    JUNE 7 – Give Yourself Credit: What goes into credit history may seem complex; this class teaches the ins and outs of building a better report.
    JUNE 14 – Own It: The home buying process the first time around can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to
be. This class walks through the benefits of home buying versus renting and how to start the process.
    JUNE 21 – Save a Penny, Earn a Penny: When it comes to saving towards your financial goals, it takes a little self-discipline and knowing how to save. This class explores the best savings options and goal-setting.
    JUNE 28 – Mind Your Own Business: Many people have great business ideas, but often find it difficult to move past the idea phase. This class teaches how to convert an idea into a resource plan, understand how a business plan
motivates stakeholders, and the importance of personal credit and a healthy lender relationship when starting a business.

Railroad Park's Boxcar Cafe will be selling beer and wine, with special pricing for session participants until 6pm. Participants will have the chance to win a Railroad Park print each class. Participants who attend all four classes will be entered to win a Railroad Park membership at the Park Proud level, valued at $82. This membership includes two annual membership stickers, two Trucks by the Tracks tickets, and a limited edition Railroad Park print.
For registration information visit railroadpark.org or facebook.com/railroadpark. Railroad Park is a 19-acre green space in the middle of downtown Birmingham. With more than 600 trees, thousands of plants and a two-acre lake, Railroad Park is an oasis in the center of a bustling urban environment. The park is a historically rich venue for recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham's downtown area with Southside and UAB's campus. Railroad Park is open 7am-11pm daily. Railroad Park is monitored around the clock by a state-of-the-art security system and by rangers on patrol.

BIRMINGHAM'S $5M - Mayor William Bell says it's because the department heads worked to make departments run more efficiently while providing city services and it worked. Now he wants to put that money back into the neighborhoods by continuing to attack two of our biggest issues overgrown lots and abandoned homes. The City has demolished over 410 structures in the last 9 months, cut 10,000 blocks of right aways, cut 4,000 vacant lots along with almost 2,000 city-owned lots. Mayor Bell also proposes $1 Million for reading programs at city schools. Cedric Sparks with the Department of  Youth Services joined us to talk about the impact of the money for the schools. These items will be on the June 14th City Council agenda for a vote of the full council and in order for work to continue at the current expedited pace.

ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee takes questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at 205-879-6964 ext 11.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get more advice for college graduates to make the best financial decisions! Jeh Jeh takes us to McCallum Park in Vestavia for Red Rock Tuesday and learns the latest about the trails connecting Jefferson County! Have you signed up yet for the Birmingham Heart Walk? Now's the time! We give you the scoop! Plus we check out the newest music, movies, and books to keep you and your family entertained this summer! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!