Good Day Alabama for April 12, 2013

Good Day Alabama for April 12, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 12, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - It's that time of year again! For the 16th year, Thomas the Tank Engine® pulls into the station for a larger than life experience at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum for Day Out With Thomas®: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013.  Enjoy a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine; meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway; and vist the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets. There will also be storytelling, video viewing and live music. It is this weekend and next - April 12-13 and 20-21 from 9am until 5pm each day at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum - 1919 9th Street  Calera, AL  35040. Tickets for Day Out with Thomas™: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/dowt or  www.HODRRM.org.  Ticket prices are $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).  For more information and directions, contact The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum:  www.HODRRM.org or 205-668-3435. For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt. Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @TrueBlueEngine.

RAILROAD PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY - The Railroad Park Neighborhood Block Party is this Sunday from Noon until 5pm. It is free and open to the public. Railroad Park's Neighborhood Block Party on Sunday will boast delicious food truck fare, old school games and outstanding musical talent including Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires. The Birmingham Barons will play at Regions Field at 3pm that afternoon; Railroad Park invites everyone to come down early and enjoy Birmingham at its best. Local food truck favorites Shindigs, Melt, Off The Hook, Dreamcakes, Steel City Pops, Taqueria Guzman Taco Truck, Spoonfed Grill and Avalanche Delights will be set up in Railroad Park that afternoon. Wilder Adkins and blues great Gip Gipson will take the stage, as will Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, a local band recently featured in Garden and Gun and Rolling Stone. In a family play area, Railroad Park will have inexpensive kites and Frisbees for sale, as well as a face painting area, corn hole toss and a drum circle. To begin the event, Sanspointe Dance Company will perform a specially choreographed piece to commemorate of the 50th Anniversary of 1963. For more information, visit railroadpark.org.

DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig, a Psychologist at Children's Hospital, joined us to discuss spousal arguments and how they need not be destructive. He recommends:
     1) Always remain loving and respectful during arguments
     2) Keep in mind also that the goal is to achieve a good life for both spouses
     3) Pick the right time to discuss things
     4) Figure out in advance what to do if arguments become heated and you are not getting anywhere
     5) Work to avoid recurrent arguments

MARY HIGGINS CLARK
- In this new novel by perennial #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the reigning "Queen of Suspense," a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City explodes into flames in the middle of the night. Kate is left critically injured and unconscious, and the fire destroys the buildings, including a museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.  Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters-one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . . MARY HIGGINS CLARK, #1 New York Times bestselling author, has written thirty-two suspense novels; three collections of short stories; a historical novel, Mount Vernon Love Story; and a memoir, Kitchen Privileges. She is the coauthor with Carol Higgins Clark of five suspense novels: Dashing through the Snow, Deck the Halls, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, The Christmas Thief, and Santa Cruise. Her books are worldwide bestsellers, with over 100 million sold in the United States alone. She lives with her husband, John Conheeney, in Saddle River, New Jersey.

AMERICAN IDOL CHAT WITH MAGIC - Mike and Janice talked with Rob and Jeannine with Magic 96.5 about American Idol. The top 6 performed last night for your votes. Each contestant sang two songs tonight - one from the Bacharach/David catalog and one song they wish they had written. Tune in tonight to FOX6 at 7pm to find out who heads home. And join us tomorrow on Good Day Alabama as we talk with that contestant about the experience.

OUR HOUSE - We check out a DIY project in "Our House" - we show you some simple storage you can build yourself!  Janice talks with Meredith Jones and James Hindman from Jones-Warren Construction to show us how to build this storage cabinet.  The materials list for items you need at home to do this project include:
     3 - 13"x13" pieces of wood or medium density fiber board (for the top, bottom & back)
     2 - 12"x12" pieces of wood or medium density fiber board (for the 2 sides)
     25 - No. 8 1 1/4" cabinet screws
     wood glue
     drill & No. 6 drill bit
For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com

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PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Xandra. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we have a jam packed show full of lots of useful information for you! The Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals to save you and your family money on some fun this weekend! Jeh Jeh takes us to the Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival to sample some great food and learn a few dance moves! The contestant booted off of American Idol tonight joins us live to talk about the impact of the show and future plans! Our Gossip Mom joins us with a look at all the buzz surrounding your favorite Hollywood stars! Comedian John Witherspoon returns to Birmingham and joins us in the studio with a few laughs to kick off our weekend! Mickey visits with his friends from the BIrmingham Zoo and we check in with the Birmingham Business Journal for today's top business headlines! And we enjoy some New Orlean's flavors tomorrow with our regular chef Chris Zapalowski from Homewood Gourment and some special chefs here for a Cajun Cookoff! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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