Good Day Alabama for October 24, 2013

Good Day Alabama for October 24, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 24, 2013:

JEH JEH @ THE OPERA - Jeh Jeh was live this morning from the Opera Birmingham Offices. This is National Opera Week and you can celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month at "Voices and Vino!" tonight, at WorkPlay at 6pm. It will be an exciting evening of fun and entertainment that showcases the talents of the Opera Birmingham Chorus! The event is open to anyone with an interest in supporting Opera Birmingham! Admission is $15.00, which includes hors d'oeuvres and entertainment by the Opera Birmingham Chorus!  A full selection of beverages will be offered from a cash bar. For tickets or more information, visit workplay.com or stop by the Opera Birmingham Office (3601 Sixth Avenue South) or Crestwood Coffee Company (5512 Crestwood Blvd). Tickets will also be available at the door prior to the event, with doors opening at 5:30pm.

JEH JEH @ TOYOTA GREEN INITIATIVE - Jeh Jeh was also live this morning from RailRoad Park talking about the Toyota Green Initative. The Toyota Green Initiative will be executing several events during the Magic City Classic weekend. They are bringing several of their "green coalition" members to promote their efforts to encourage environmental stewardship across HBCU campuses. Their coalition members are made up of nationally recognized African-American green living and environmental advocates. Some events they have planned are: TGI Day of Service - Partnership and Location (can include tips and ideas from coalition members on how to create your own "green" day of service). TGI Footprint at Legion Field - Healthy Tailgate; additional activities/highlights taking place at the footprint (we can do a mini tailgate and show how to have a healthy tailgate at the Classic) TGI Coalition members available to participate include:


SHOP SAVE AND SHARE
- Are you ready to shop, save, and share? Lydia Hollett with the Junior Leaque of Birmingham joined us with the scoop on this annual event. The Junior League of Birmingham is pleased to partner with Birmingham's finest retailers to offer you the opportunity to both give and receive this fall. Purchase your card for a $40 donation and receive a 20% discount at our exciting list of retail partners. Your entire donation will support the 34 community projects of the Junior League of Birmingham and help us improve the lives of women and children in Birmingham. The card, gives users a 20 percent discount at more than 500 retailers in the Birmingham area, including shops in Trussville, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, the HWY 280 Corridor and many other local communities. Shoppers purchase a Shop Save & Share Card for $40 either from self-selected retail partners during the event or through the Junior League of Birmingham prior to the event. Shoppers receive up to a 20% discount at participating retailers on merchandise sold to cardholders during the week of October 23 - November 3, 2013.  A retail shopping guide, including the retailer's name, locations, description and exclusions will accompany each Shop Save & Share Card. Since its inception seven years ago, the program has generated more than $305,000 in funding for local causes. Beyond supporting the local community and giving shoppers access to a 20 percent discount, businesses say the card helps them by accelerating sales. All proceeds from the sale of the Shop Save & Share Cards directly support the work of the Junior League of Birmingham and the 34 community projects supported by the organization. Beneficiaries of those efforts include the Birmingham Public Library, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Birmingham Children's Theatre, Girls Inc. and many others.Celebrating its 92nd year of operation, Birmingham's Junior League is the fourth largest in the country, with over 2,500 members. Visit www.shopsaveshare.net to purchase your Shop Save & Share card and to review a complete listing of participating merchants and sponsors. Additional information about the fundraiser can be found on Facebook:  Shop Save & Share or on Pinterest or Twitter:  Learn about the Junior League of Birmingham's Mission online at www.jlbonline.com

Shop Save and Share cards are selling out quick. Gets yours quickly at these stores while supplies last:

At the Summit:

Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn Kids
West Elm
Anthropologie
Williams Sonoma

Cahaba Heights:
Lilly Pad
Little Souls
Serendipity

Vestavia:
Monograms Plus

Mountain Brook:
Smiths Variety
Table Matters
A'mano
Snoozy's

Search #jlbshopsaveshare on Twitter for more info.

 

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

FALL EXTRAVAGANZA
- Enjoy a great lunch and some fashion today to benefit the Alabama Ballet. A representive from the Ballet Women's Committee joined us to explain. The ballet women's committee cordially invites you and your friends to the fall extravaganza today at the vestavia country club. silent auction & the shoppe @ 10am followed by lunch at 11:30am and the fashion show at 12:15pm featuring stella blu, betsy prince, carriage house weddings. It benefits the alabama ballet.

OUR HOUSE- The leaves are falling and clogged gutters and drains can be the primary cause of roof damage. In Our House today, James Hindman from Jones-Warren showed us the different types of gutter covers that can help keep your gutters clog free and in good shape. For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com.

JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL- Karen Page joined us this morning with the L-J-C-S Jewish Food Festival. The LJCC will be hosting the 11th annual Jewish Food Festival on October 27 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Traditional Jewish foods cooked inhouse will be available in a fun family atmosphere. It will feature a delectable menu including: Brisket, Kugel, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Israeli Couscous, Corned Beef Sandwich, Falafel Pita Pocket, Matzah Ball Soup, Potato Burekas, Israeli Salad, Smoked Whitefish, and Ricki's Famous Cookie Corner Chip Sticks and Challahs from Memphis.  And, as always, the famous LJCC Bake Sale will be open.  Adding to the festivities, the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School on our campus will be having its Go Green! Family Fair with lots of crafts and activities. This year's Jewish Food Festival, Oct. 27, promises to be the best and biggest ever! The festival is a great way to experience Jewish traditions and food in a lively, fun atmosphere. The volunteer chefs spent weeks preparing your meals including favorites like matzo ball soup and brisket and those famous black & white cookies. It's a great day to bring guests with you to the Center!The Jewish Food Festival is free and open to everyone.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
Jeh Jeh gets ready for football Friday with a highschool prep rally. We take you to all the excitement at Legion Field for the Magic City Classic! Mickey's buddies from the Birmingham Zoo join us! We have contest in the studio with some pumpkin carving... Chefs vs Surgeons - who does a better job? Plus we check out the latest business and entertainment headlines! Join us for all this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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