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Good Day Alabama: June 9, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama: 

JEH JEH LIVE - SliceFest is this Saturday from 1pm-midnight! It takes place in Lakeview at Slice and the parking lot around it. Tickets are $30 before and $35 at the door. Children 12 & under are free! Slicefest takes over Lakeview with Birmingham's Biggest Block Party! SliceFest will deliver sounds from all over the South on the SliceFest main stage and Slice patio stage including New Orleans roots-driven rock band The Revivalist and eight-piece brass, The Soul Rebels, the 'one-man jam band' Keller Williams, The Weeks, Vallejo, Muddy Magnolias, Riley Green, and Bailey Ingle! Also stay late for the official GLOW after party with Break Science!  Riley  Green gave us a taste of the music today as he performs "Bury Me in Dixie." Exclusively for SliceFest 2016, Chef Terrill creates specialty pies that are only available for the day of SliceFest! Family Friendly activities for SliceFest run from 1-4.pm. and include giant connect four & chess games, face painting, balloon art, and a chance to hang out and be photographed with Marvel Superheroes. 
SUKI Foundation has been a benefactor from SliceFest since the first SliceFest. SUKI Foundation is a not-for profit organization created in honor of founders' daughter, Sarah Katherine, affectionately known as Suki, following her diagnosis of Rett Syndrome at age two. Rett Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that predominantly affects girls and causes a myriad of symptoms including loss of communication and fine motor skills, seizures, impaired eating, reduced growth, abnormal head growth and unusual breathing patterns. Meet Suki at The Suki Foundation tent located in the Kid Zone outside in back of the Slice parking lot. The Suki Foundation tent will be located in the Kid Zone inside the Slice parking lot.

BOW UP FOR BREAST CANCER - The 5th Annual "Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer" 3-D Archery Tournament sponsored by Mark's Outdoors benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama - BCRFA. It is this Saturday and Sunday at Cullman Archery Park located at 2312 County Road 490, Cullman, AL 35077. Bow Hunters of Alabama and Heritage Archery Club hosts the 5th Annual "Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer" 3-D Archery Tournament in support of breast cancer research in Alabama.  The 2-day event has become a favorite among archers from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and many other states. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. both days. The format includes twenty targets of 3-D animals with classes for everyone. Plaques will be awarded for the top three archers in each category - youth and adult classes. There will be prize drawings daily, a silent auction, and novelty shoots. Individual and Teams can register in advance or at the tournament. Visit www.bow-up.org for more information. Bow-Up Event has raised over $100,000 in 4 years for breast cancer research! 2016 is expected to be a record-breaking year with over 350 bow enthusiasts expected to participate in the 2 day event.

CLARE LIVE @ FARMERS MARKET - The 2016 Alabama Farmers Market Summer Festival & Health Fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Alabama Farmers Market is located at 344 Finley Ave West Birmingham, AL 35204. The festival celebrates everything summer during the day of fun with activities for the entire family including a petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, balloon artist, food truck vendors, live music and a health & wellness fair and of course fresh produce! For more on the Farmers Market, visit http://www.alabamafarmersmarket.org/. 

DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig, a Psychologist with Children's of Alabama, reminded us of some important things father's forget to do! He says:
   - Be a good role model for your child
   - Spend time with your child 
   - Be there emotionally for him
   - Actively decide what you want to teach him about life
   - Show him, and tell him, that you love and accept him

QUILT SHOW - The Friendship Quilters Guild Quilt Show is this Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center - 2801 Stemley Bridge Road in Pell City.  There will be at least 100 quilts of various sizes on display plus other quilted related items made by FQG members. Check out the Country Store to buy items made by FQG members. Learn from the scheduled demonstrations with "make a take" items and bed turning with vintage quilts. Admission is $5. For more information, visit http://www.friendshipquiltersalabama.wordpress.com. 

AMERICAN GRIT - Noah Galloway joined us to discuss his success on the premiere season of "American Grit."  The two hour finale is tonight at 7pm right here on WBRC FOX6. WWE Superstar John Cena informs the teams of their next challenge, during which they will complete four grueling obstacles, collecting a tire at the end of each completed course. The winner of this evolution round is not only safe from "The Circus," but also secures a spot in the final competition. Then, the remaining contestants will only have 30 minutes to mentally and physically prepare for the final evolution challenge of the season, when the teams must suspend upside-down above a waterfall and individually make it across a wire, hand-by-hand for the fastest average score. The winning team will earn an advantage as they enter the final circus, which will be the ultimate test of perseverance. Not only will "The Circus" be a more challenging course, but they will also have to run the course twice. The contestants will only have two options: to persevere and win up to one million dollars or give up, "ring out" and go home. Noah also discussed his new project - a new book called "Living With No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier" due out in August. In the book, the military hero shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live and live to the fullest. Inspirational, humorous, and thought provoking, Noah Galloway's LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his "new normal" after losing his arm and leg in combat, Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds.  Noah's gripping story is a shining example that with laughter and the right amount of perspective, you can tackle anything. Whether it be overcoming injury, conquering the ballroom, or taking the next steps forward in life with his young family- Noah demonstrates how to live life to the fullest, with no excuses. Living with No Excuses goes on sale August 23rd.

OUR HOUSE - Americans love to grill. More than 80 percent of U.S. households own a grill or smoker, according to a study by the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association. The latest grills make it easier to branch out from the classics and fire up tasty and unique dishes for every meal. Whether you're grilling for breakfast, lunch or dinner, re-ignite your skills with the right tools and techniques. Cathy Borden from The Home Depot joined us with some pointers. Branch out from the traditional hot dogs, hamburgers or steaks on the grill and explore other grilling food options. For breakfast, lunch or dinner try a grill with a grate system that is compatible with six cookware pieces, making almost any food a possibility. Try a classic omelet using a cast iron-griddle. You can make a pizza for lunch on a pizza stone. Or try a basket to create a stir fry or quesadillas for dinner. Look for grills that have options - such as an infrared system or smoker. Smoking has become a big trend among grillers. Today's smokers come equipped with Bluetooth compatibilities that makes them easier to operate with smartphones so you can monitor your smoker from the couch as it cooks with a built in meat temperature probe. Use tools like a remote thermometer and eliminate the guesswork when grilling. They can be programmable to monitor your cooking progress. Check out a burger press to fill your burgers with your favorite toppings. Check out glow in the dark forks for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs. Or get a smoker box to put in your grill to give the flavor of a smoker.

FREE FRIDAY FLICKS - Alagasco presents WBRC FOX6 Free Friday Flicks this summer at Veterans Park in Hoover. This is the 25th year for Free Friday Flicks….every Friday night through July 29 except July 1st. The Benton Nissan Kids Zone starts at 6:30PM and the movie begins at dusk. The movie this week is "Minions." The other movies include
    June 10 - Minions
    June 17 - Hotel Transylvania 2
    June 24 - Cinderella
    July 8 - Shaun the Sheep
    July 15 - The Peanuts Movie
    July 22 - Kung Fu Panda 3
    July 29 - Star Wars - the force Awakens - rated PG-13
    Aug 5 - Rain Date
Alagasco provides weekly winners with The Good Heat VIP Seat Package. It includes four bean bag seats front and center for viewing movie, food, popcorn, promotional items, McWane Science Center Tickets from Birmingham Parent Magazine, Splash Adventure Passes provided by WBRC, Dale's Seasoning Prize Pack).   To register to win, go to Alagasco's Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/alagasco. The Benton Nissan Kids Zone includes free activities like face painting, balloon art, bouncy house/moon walk, coloring & sidewalk chalk, and bubble machine. Waynes provides free Insect Repellent Wipes. Children's Hospital provides free fans. Oak Mountain Pediatric Dentistry is giving away free toothbrushes & temporary tattoos. Gold's Gym has prize wheel and fun activities. There will be food vendors on site. This week it's Chick Fil A. For more information, click on the Free Friday Flicks link at www.wbrc.com. 

PET OF THE WEEK - Meagan Boren with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Emma. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit www.gbhs.org. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society joins more than 1,500 shelters nationwide by taking the "Just One Day" pledge to not euthanize any adoptable animals on June 11 to work toward a "No-Kill Nation." The shelter will host an adoption event that day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. where reduced adoption fees of only $11 will be offered for all animals at the shelter to encourage as many adoptions as possible. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Adoption Facility is located at 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for this year's Heart Walk! A big lawsuit heads to the courtroom next week involving Led Zeplin. We break it all down for you! We talk with body coach Joe Wicks about his new plan of 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy! Comedian Corey Holcomb joins us with some laughs! Plus we check out your business and entertainment headlines Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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