Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2013

Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 9, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE @ RAILROAD PARK - Childcare Resources presents TEMPO - A Family Fun Festival this Saturday from 10am until 2pm at Railroad Park. Festival ativities include a parent child bike ride, free bike helmets for the first 500 kids, an appearance by " The Checkerboard Guy " and lots more.
JEH JEH LIVE @ HIGHLAND GOLF COURSE - Birmingham Mayor William Bell hosts the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Highland Park Golf Course to benefit the March of Dimes. There are two start times - 8:30am and 1:30pm. The tournament is tomorrow. For more information, call (205) 254-2509.

MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us with advice on how to avoid taxes when selling your home and investments you can make to help out. For more information, visit

VET SPECIALIST - The ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam event is a philanthropic effort generously provided to the public by the boards certified Diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists who donate their time, staff, and services to provide free screening ocular exams to qualified Service Animals. This program hopes to help prevent and/or identify any problems that may affect your Service Animal's sight. Registration for the local service dog event can be found at Service Animal Groups include guide dogs, hearing dogs, drug detection dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and currently active therapy dogs. Registration is open from April 1 - 30 online.  A confirmation email with a certification number will be provided after registration and a list of participating clinics will be available.  Then an appointment should be made with one of the participating clinics.  The owners of the service dogs should bring the confirmation form with animal certification paperwork to their appointment. Dr. Beth Gibbins, DVM, a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist (ACVO).  Within the recent past, new knowledge, instrumentation and techniques in veterinary medicine have made it possible for specialist to receive advanced training in particular fields. Specialists are now available to work with your referring veterinarian to help provide optimal patient care.  Dr. Beth Gibbins joined the specialist at the Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center and founded the Animal Eye Center. Animal Eye Center is a specialty practice that is dedicated to the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases in animals.  For more information, visit You can contact Dr. Jerome Williams at the Red Mountain Animal Clinic at (205) 326-8080 or visit

APRIL IN TALLADEGA - April in Talladega is a historical tour and series of community events designed to promote the heritage of the city of Talladega and help preserve the historic homes and other buildings. Last year the board added "April on the Square" to the Pilgrimage weekend -a "square " party, complete with a live band, jumpers for the children, local artists, vendors and food from our own folks. This event will be held from 5-9 on Saturday night-April 13. This is a fun -filled family event to which folks can bring their chairs, blankets, and coolers with their own personal cups for the beverage of their choice to and spend the evening. This year, new additions include an antique show with a preview party on Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 at Townsend's Warehouse, and a Cooking Show by Dave Garfrerick of Garfrerick's Cafe in Oxfors, at Idlewild on Eastaboga Road. April in Talladega is this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Hall Museum. Through out the years, April in Talladega has helped to restore the Ritz Theater, the Landmarks Bingham home, the Talladega Train Depot Station and Heritage Hall, with annual gifts to these building and institutions. We have also purchased trees for the Historic Districts in Talladega. For more information, call (256) 362-9075 or visit

BBQ WINNER - The Alabama BBQ Bracket: Quest for the Best started with 36 teams from around the state. The competition wrapped up yesterday and the winner is Jim n Nicks. This contest is hosted by the Alabama Tourism Department and you can read all about it on the official Facebook page -

GARDENING - Jimmy Rockett joins us with advice on what to do about weeds in your yard. Jimmy says when it comes to weeds in your grass; its pretty easy as long as you mark on your calender when you apply a product, follow up within a reasonable time frame if you spray something, and be consistent with pre emerges that are labeled for your weeds. Most weed sprays are the same, what matters is consistency. Also, weeds need to be actively growing when you spray them, and then left alone for a few days. Temperature matters too; most products will not work and if its too cold or too hot. Lastly, windy days are not good for spraying weeds, so check the forecast for alerts and wind speed. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at, or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama,  it's opening day for the Birmingham Barons! We take you live to the new stadium and Regions Field. We turn to the IRS Experts for some last minute tax tips. She lost 113 pounds on "The Biggest Loser"... Now local lawyer and businesswoman Gina joins us in the studio! She shares what she learned on the reality show and how she plans to make a difference right here in her hometown! We talk women's health and holistic approaches to medicine for women when the doctor joins us to take your questions. We break down container gardening for you in Good Day Gardening. And Jeh Jeh catches up with the Alabama Ballet for the latest production! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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