Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for July 18, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - Make plans to attend the Birmingham Museum of Art's ninth season of Art on the Rocks, a sundown series filled with live music, creative expression, themed beverages, and specialty foods. This season showcases Birmingham artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and designers whose performances are inspired by works in the Museum's world-class collection. Every Art on the Rocks event features live art collaborations, a photo booth, giveaways, and much more! The next Art on the Rocks is tomorrow night from 7-11pm at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members. This weeks musical guests are The Weeks and The Heavy Hearts. The night also includes music from Dj COCO, food from Oscar's Café, performances from the ArtPlay Contemporary Ensemble, a fashion show, a sneak preview of music from Opera Birmingham, art activities, and more! The Birmingham Museum of Art is located at 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 2000 8th Ave. N.), Birmingham, Alabama 35203. For more information, call (205) 254-2565 or visit http://www.artsbma.org/.
HEALTH DEPT. ON IMMUNIZATIONS - Janice talked with Dr. Mark Wilson, head of the Jefferson County Health Department, about local health issues. Today they discussed back-to-school vaccines. All children must have up-to-date blue forms (immunization records) in order to enter daycare, Head Start, preschool, or public or private schools. By law these forms expire at age 4 and age 11, and they must be updated to be valid. Think about getting vaccines updated now to avoid the last minute rush prior to school starting. There are 2 big age milestones that parents need to remember - age 4-6 when the final shots in the early childhood vaccine series must be given and Grade 6 (age 11 or older) when the Tdap is required, to boost immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The influenza vaccine is not required, but is recommended annually for children age 6 months and over. The flu can rarely be fatal; but perhaps one of the best reasons to get kids vaccinated is to help them avoid missing school for several days and getting behind. Two other vaccines to consider at the 11-year old visit, or later in the teenage years, are the Human Papilloma Virus (or HPV) vaccine and the Meningoccal vaccine. CDC recently published a reported a dramatic decrease in human papillomavirus infection in adolescent girls since this the HPV vaccine was introduced. It is estimated that if we the vaccination rate were increased to 80% of the population, about 50,000 future deaths from cervical cancer would be prevented if 80 % or more girls currently in adolescence were vaccinated. It is also recommended in boys, who can spread the virus and get virus-related cancers themselves. Meningococcal meningitis is fairly rare, but it can cause permanent neurological damage or death. When you visit the clinic or doctor's office, be sure to bring the parent's photo ID, the child's Social Security number, the child's immunization record or Blue Form, and your Insurance card (if insured). The Health Department provides vaccines for students with Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and those without insurance. People with other insurance should go to their private doctor's office. The Jefferson County Department of Health offers vaccines at all of its clinic sites on weekdays from 7:45 to 3:30. The preferred vaccine site is the Central Health Center - 1400 6th Avenue South in Birmingham. For more information, call (205) 930-1425 or visit www.jcdh.org.
PET OF THE WEEK - Carol Coppock with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Babe. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.
JEANETTE HARRIS & BRIAN SIMPSON - We enjoyed jazz music from Jeanette Harris and Brian Simpson. Classically trained in both sax and piano, a graduate of Boston's famed Berklee College of Music, and the saxophonist for the late, great Teena Marie's final year of touring, Jeanette has weathered the fiercest challenges to bring the world her own brand of soulful healing vibes. TK Productions presents Intimate Jazz and Conversations, special CD Release Party with Jazz Keyboardist, Brian Simpson, tonight. Also featuring special guest saxophonist Jeanette Harris.It will be tonight at Watermark Place at 4500 Alabama Adventure Parkway, Bessemer, AL. Doors open at 7:00pm. Early Bird Special includes the artist CD! For more information, call (205) 425-1137 or visit www.tkproductionsinc.com.
OUR HOUSE - Amanda LeBlanc is one of the south's finest organizing experts. This morning she shows us how to organize a dorm room. She offers advice to get your college student ready to move into that small space. She showed us ways to double closet storage, raise a bed for storage underneath the bed and other options for storage. For more ideas, visit http://theamandas.com/.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, comedian Bruce Bruce drops by the studio with a few laughs! We talk with Congresswoman Martha Roby joins us to explain her proposal to reform "No Child Left Behind." What are the latest wedding trends? From the groom to guidelines to accessories.... We check it out! And Swamp People's Glenn Guist joins us in the studio! Plus we check out your business and entertainment headlines! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!
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