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Awards Given for Bike Décor at Leeds Kiddie Day Parade

Children and their families had a great time at the 1st Annual Kiddie Day Parade on Saturday at Leeds Memorial Park.  This was a special parade event where anyone regardless of age or abilities could walk, ride or roll.  Bicycles and tricycles were decorated to enter their rides in the contest for first, second and third place trophies.  Casey Parsons with Guild Mortgage, Tina Poe with Exit Realty and Shandi White with Stratford Realty gave out goodies while Leeds Fire & Rescue were on hand with Sparky and the fire truck for photo ops and to participate in the parade.  Trophies were awarded as follows:  First Place - Esmeralda Tomas, Second Place - Kimbell Kruse and Third Place - Elmer Gonzalez.  This event was sponsored by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.  Photos courtesy of Dona Bonnett – adr Business & Marketing Strategies and Donna Coates – Heights Title Company.  Read full press release article at:  https://everyoneleeds.com/awards-kiddie-day-parade/

Leeds Clean Up Day was a Huge Success

Thank you, Leeds, for showing up! Leeds City Clean Up on Saturday brought a great crowd to clean up streets all over the city. 1.16 tons of trash was picked up. Let's all work together to keep Leeds green and clean! Please don't throw your trash out on our streets!

Everyone at the Chamber luncheon really enjoyed the Leeds Jump Rope Team's performance!! They are awesome!!!

Our Jumpers gave it their all at our last performance of the season and they were every bit of AMAZING! Thank you to the Leeds Chamber of Commerce for having us perform for you guys today! Leeds Jump Rope Team | Facebook

Come on, Auburn fans! This amazing Auburn basket will be up for auction at the Spring Fling on May 12! Be sure to place your bid!
This is just one of the amazing baskets you will be able to bid on from 5-8 PM. For more information click the link: Auburn Basket.

Leeds Elementary School News

Backpack Buddies


Backpack Buddies | Leeds First United Methodist Church

As we work hard to continue to provide weekend food for our buddies until the end of the school year, here we are already looking forward to next year. This is why we’re already planning for our Rummage Sale in July!
If you would like to donate gently used clothing, housewares, furniture, etc. we will welcome the items with open arms! Donations collected over the next three months can be dropped off at the church (Family Life Center) the week prior - July 24 - 28!

Backpack Buddies | Facebook

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Congratulations Casey Parsons for Being a Top Loan Producer

Casey Parsons Team - Guild Mortgage

? I believe this is a first for me, and I am TRULY HONORED to be recognized as top producer in the entire country‼️ ?

Thank you Scotsman Guide for this privilege ‼️?

☎️ (205)209-2795
? cparsons@guildmortgage.net
? www.guildmortgage.com/caseyparsons

Grand River Drive-In

screen 1: closed for maintenance
screen 2: 7:45 pm - EVIL DEAD RISE / 9:36 pm - JOHN WICK: CHAPTER IV
screen 3: 7:45 pm - THE POPE’S EXORCISTS / 10:15 pm - SCREAM VI
screen 4: First Showing- 7:45 pm - SUPER MARIO BROTHERS / 9:32 pm - CHAMPIONS

Tickets Live On Grandriverdrive-In.Com

Thursday, April 27

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Order Civitan Vidalia Onions Now | Tri-County Civitan, Inc. in Leeds

Fresh Georgia Vidalia Onions are Coming so Order Now!  $11 per 10 lb. bag. Onions scheduled to arrive on Thursday, May 11. We are fundraising to support local projects and Youth Leadership Opportunities.

All orders prepaid by April 27th. Email us at TriCountyCivitan89@gmail.com.


International Soccer Match | Homer Smiles Stadium, Leeds

Thursday, April 27 - 7 pm.  Leeds High School Band will play the National Anthem before the game. The El Salvador team is their 23 and under team which also happens to be their Olympic Team which has a large fan base. We are pretty excited to have so many people visit our City!

Blazin Beatz Music Bingo | Rails and Ales

Blazin ‘Beatz Bingo is a fast-paced free-to-play music bingo game where our hosts will play part of songs while you listen and mark them off on your bingo card. This isn’t your grandma’s bingo! Get ready to dance, sing, hear great music, win prizes, and hopefully be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun every Thursday at 7 to Rails and Ales.

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Friday, April 28

Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix | Barbers Motorsports Park

?️ Mark your calendars and meet us at Barber this weekend‼️ #INDYBHM ?️??
April 28-30
See you at the RACE!

Indy 5K Race | Barber Motorsports Park

?‍♀️?‍♂️?Race on the track like we are racing to the weekend!! ?? #INDYBHM,
See you at the RACE!
Sign Up today!! ⬇️


Sabrina Fair | Leeds Arts Council

Tickets are on sale now for the Leeds Arts Councils' production of Sabrina Fair! Come enjoy this romantic comedy set in 1953 Long Island where Sabrina shows the world her desire to embrace all life has to offer. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at: leedsartscouncil.org

Music w/Love Rat + Traffic Jam food truck | Rails & Ales

Live music with Love Rat 7-11. Food with Traffic Jams 6-9 pm.

Rails & Ales


Foos Friday & Ashten Akins and Saddlebrook Band LIVE | Van's Bar Leeds

Ashten Akins and Saddlebrook Band play VAN's in Leeds, AL, on Friday, April 28th, at 9:00 PM! Join us ... $6 cover - 21+ Show

Saturday, April 29

5k Run & Walk for Life | Ann’s New Life Pregnancy Medical Center

Get your running/walking shoes on and join us for a good cause! On Saturday, April 29th Ann’s New Life Center will have our very own 5K For Life!

Here is the information website for the race itself.
Ann’s 5K Run & Walk for Life

Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix | Barbers Motorsports Park

?️ Mark your calendars and meet us at Barber this weekend‼️ #INDYBHM ?️??
April 28-30
See you at the RACE!

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil | The Backyard Leeds

Family & dog friendly fun with putt-putt, games, live music, and many other festivities

April 29th – 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

Grand RiverFest | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Saturday, April 29 from 11a-5p in the front parking lot.  One Day Festival Marketplace with arts, crafts, fashion, food, face painting, balloon art, bounce house and more!  Family fun.  Free admission.

More Info:  ShopsOfGrandRiver.com

Taste Test 4 Teens | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Hey Teens, ready to start a Snacktastic Adventure? Every month we will invite you and your friends to taste-test snack samples from Universal Yums.

For more info, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT: www.LeedsLibrary.com

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Sabrina Fair | Leeds Arts Council

Tickets are on sale now for the Leeds Arts Councils' production of Sabrina Fair! Come enjoy this romantic comedy set in 1953 Long Island where Sabrina shows the world her desire to embrace all life has to offer. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at: leedsartscouncil.org

Ben Moseley Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Ben Moseley 7-11 pm. Food with The Lil' Bougie Foodie 6-9 pm.

Rails & Ales


Memphis Lightning LIVE | Van’s Bar Leeds

Memphis Lightning plays VAN'S on Saturday, April 29th, at 9:00 pm.
$6 cover. 21+ show.

Sunday, April 30

Join Us for Worship | Mosaic Chapel






Website: Mosaic Chapel | Facebook

College Sunday | The Tower of Prayer Church

College Sunday is coming and we're deeming it as Pace Setter Sunday!!

April 30th - 11:30 am

For more information click the link: College Sunday


Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix | Barbers Motorsports Park

?️ Mark your calendars and meet us at Barber this weekend‼️ #INDYBHM ?️??
April 28-30
See you at the RACE!

5th Sunday Cook-Out & Youth Bake-Off | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Join us for a Cook-Out after worship on Sunday, April 30th, then stick around for our first-ever Youth Bake-Off fundraiser for youth camp (grades 7-12).
For more information download Cedar Grove App using QR Code.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Sabrina Fair | Leeds Arts Council

Tickets are on sale now for the Leeds Arts Councils' production of Sabrina Fair! Come enjoy this romantic comedy set in 1953 Long Island where Sabrina shows the world her desire to embrace all life has to offer. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at: leedsartscouncil.org

Youth Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Sunday night at 6 pm in the Youth Room.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook


Monday, May 1

Masterpiece Mondays -  Leeds Arts Council   9a-Noon

Open each Monday from 9-12. Come on down to the #leedsartscouncil to view the art on display!  Located at 8140 Parkway Drive.

More Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Food Truck Monday - 1


Lil Moma's will be here in downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway and 9th Street from 11a-2p with their delicious food truck food for our first Food Truck Monday of the season hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sit & Knit Monday Drop-in Group | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join the Sit & Knit Monday Drop-in Group from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library.

For more info, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT: www.LeedsLibrary.com

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Young Adult Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Monday’s 6 pm - 8 pm with Brandon & Elizabeth Goddard in the Youth Room.
More info: First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook


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Leeds Lions Club

Monthly Meeting Monday, May 1st at 6:30 PM (first Monday of each month) at Leeds Masonic Lodge

Tuesday, May 2

Cap and Gown Pictures | Leeds Primary School

This is for all students at LPS!
Link to the flyer: Cap and Gown Order Form.pdf - Google Drive

Leeds Primary School | Facebook

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College and Career Signing Day Invite

Let's Celebrate The Class of 2023 and Their Commitment to Their Next Steps!
May 2 - 10:45 am - Leeds High School
Wear Your College or Career Gear

Free Line Dancing with Becca’s Bar Dance | Van’s Bar | Tuesday’s

Join in the fun every Tuesday at Van’s in Leeds for FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS by Becca’s Barn Dance.

Also, Weekly Pool Tournaments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up at 7:30 pm.

Van's Bar Leeds Facebook

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group | Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm provided by Lakeside Hospice. For more information, contact Julie Slagle at jslagle@lakesidehospice.org

Wednesday, May 3

Time To Read Book Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 am (1st Wednesday of each month).

For more info, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT: www.LeedsLibrary.com

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Healing Service | Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Our healing service is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. This service is held at 10:00 in the Nave.

More information @ Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

1st Wednesday Family Meals | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

May 3, 2023
Join us for a church family meal at either 11 am or 5:45 pm!
More information @ Cedar Grove Events

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Pool Night | The Backyard

Wednesday Night is Pool night!! starting at 5 pm! ?
Rack em for free with a minimum purchase of $10 at Neighbors or Saw’s.

The Backyard | Facebook

Upcoming Events

Calling All Food Trucks - Food Truck Mondays Are Back!

Do You Have a Food Truck?

Food Truck Mondays for lunch will begin May 1st for the summer.  If you have a food truck and are Interested in coming to downtown Leeds, please contact Sandra McGuire as soon as possible to schedule.

Call Sandra at 205-699-5001(W)  205-365-9392(C)



Artist Gallery Reception | Leeds Arts Council

Sunday, May 7:  1:30-3:30 pm

Please plan to join us for the above reception on Sunday, May 7. You will be thankful you did. Taryon has beautiful work to display in our Gallery!!

Leeds Theatre & Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive
FREE - Open to the Public

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Attention LHS Senior Girls:

The Woman’s Literary Club of Leeds is offering (2) $1,000.00 scholarships. You may pick up an application from C. Bartee, S. Logan or see Cherish Franklin at Franklin Insurance Group. For more information, please email: WLCLeeds@gmail.com

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 12, 2023.

Muffins with Mom | Great Beginning's Learning Center

May 12th - 7 am - 8 am

Calling all MOMs and Special Women in the life of our children at GBLC!! Make plans to come and have a muffin with your favorites!!? Hope to see a special woman here for all of our babies!!

Great Beginnings Learning Center LLC | Leeds AL | Facebook

Mother’s Day Garden Party

Sat., May 13, 10:00am -2:00pm
at Green Up Garden Shop next to the Leeds Post Office.

Refreshments, Friendly conversation & Shopping. Little Cahaba Chocolates will have the 2023 Mother’s Day Truffle Collection, and Lisa of Green Up will have an array of gorgeous potted flowers and herbs.

Stroll through the Spring flowers; Visit with friends;
Enjoy some refreshments; and Shop for Mom.

What better gifts for your special Mom, than beautiful flowers and sumptuous chocolate.  And, you will be supporting your local Leeds businesses. Come enjoy the day with us.  We can’t wait to see you!

Anna, Chocolatier
Little Cahaba Chocolates

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Drive Out ALS Cruise-In | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

from Emma Terry

I am thrilled to announce that I am partnering with The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds to host the Drive Out ALS Cruise In!
It has been such a rewarding experience to organize this event and see how it impacts the ALS community. It is also special to me because my Grandy loved participating in car shows and cruise-ins before ALS. In fact, I went with him to his last World of Wheels where he showed his award-winning 1963 Chevy Impala Super Sport.
This is just another way for me to honor him and his ongoing fight against this terrible disease. Don’t worry about making plans on May 13th because you’ve already got some! See you there from 11 am-2 pm!

Welcome Evan Riley Back to the Creek Bank Stage

Leeds Creek Bank Festival welcomes Evan Riley back to the Creek Bank Stage by popular demand this year.  Evan is a DREAMER • SINGER • BELIEVER from Birmingham. We are looking forward to seeing her back on the Creek Bank stage and hope you will plan to join us there! Don't miss the opportunity to hear Evan Riley on the Creek Bank Stage Saturday, May 20.

Awesome stage entertainment lined up all day long for this year's festival hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce at Leeds Memorial Park!

Now Accepting Vendors | 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendors for an exciting weekend that packs plenty of fun for you and the kiddos with the 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival at Leeds Memorial Park, Saturday, May 20th. Stage entertainment will include Lennox Poe, Evan Riley, Erica Ryleigh, Kutzu, Eric Watters, Avery Ford and Elvis Tribute Artist, Terry Padgett. Plan to enjoy every minute with hula hoop contests, balloon artist, face painting, arts, crafts, specialty vendors from all over the southeast, food trucks, Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show and much more! Remember to bring Fido to compete in the Dog Pageant, Saturday, May 20th. More information and vendor applications may be found at www.CreekBankFestival.com.

Event sponsors:  Kinetic by Windstream – Stage Sponsor, Scott Cantrell State Farm - Entertainment Sponsor, Mills Pharmacies – Balloon Artist, The Outlet Shops of Grand River – Face Painting, Crossroads Animal Hospital – Creek Bark Dog Pageant, Heights Title - Hula Hoop Contest & adr Business & Marketing Strategies – photography/video.

7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show

C & C Motor Company presents the 7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show in conjunction with the Leeds Creek bank festival.  It's a family event so bring those rides & the kiddos. We had over 300 cars last year. Registration is $10.  We will have custom made trophies for the Top 30 with some specialty awards. This is open to all Vehicles, Motorcycles & 4WD. For more info, please contact Chris or Christy @ 205-365-7412 or 205-283-0952.

Community Chorus Spring Concert | Leeds Arts Council

The Leeds Community Chorus Spring Concert at the Leeds Arts Center, May 21st at 7:00 pm.
Tickets $10
Leeds Arts Center
8140 Parkway Drive
For Reservations: leedsartscouncil.org

Shopping, Deals & More

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Between the Tracks Produce Market

Visit us for your fresh produce - fruits, veggies and more!

Between the Tracks Produce Market
8133 Jackson Avenue, Leeds


Leeds Farmers Market 2023

This is the lineup for the Leeds Farmers Market 2023! NEW LOCATION: 6th street (Grass lot in front of cement plant) Starts May 4th, 3 pm-7 pm every Thursday. Come out and support your local Farmers and Handmade Items.

Leeds Farmers Market | Facebook


Hustle & Grind Coffee Company News

H&G family! Popping in to let you know we are set up at our NEW location in Leeds at Rails and Ales and ready to serve you your favorites! ☕️

Hustle & Grind Coffee Company | Facebook


Fairy Tale | Beverly's Dance of Leeds

Register NOW for Dance Camps in June!

Give us a call to learn more & register!

Earthborn Studios

There’s still time to be entered into the drawing for our Double Down Deal! Every order placed in April will be entered to win double their purchase! We will be drawing three lucky winners from April’s orders to replicate your total purchase. Nothing complicated, all you have to do is place your order as normal through our website to be entered. Three customers will receive twice what they ordered earlier in the month. (Shipping not included)

EARTHBORN™ STORE - Earthborn Pottery

Earthborn Studios, Inc. | Facebook

Come to Tan Stay to Shop | L.A. Salon & Boutique

Come tan at L.A. Salon & Boutique! Minute  packages and Tanning products available!?

L.A. Salon & Boutique Merchandise Page


Leeds Main Street

This survey is open until May 2nd. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes today to take it! Click QR code to take survey.

Leeds Main Street | Facebook

Teacher Appreciation | Merch Boutique

Come by and pick up something for those wonderful teachers ?

Merch Boutique | Leeds AL | Facebook

Own Your Own Dream Home | MortgageRight Leeds

At MortgageRight, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to own their dream home. Let us help you find the perfect product for you!

Pants Store Leeds

Start shopping now for your Rush Week outfits!?️⭐
Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all six of our locations✨Pants Store | Facebook

Patterson Pharmacy

Family-owned and operated pharmacy since 1966. We are dedicated to the well-being and health of our customers and to giving back to the community that has given so much to us.

Patterson Pharmacy | Facebook

Stratford Offers Birmingham Hero Real Estate Benefit Program

?Special Collaboration Announcement!?

We are THRILLED with the potential of the first of many collaboration announcements we have created for the Birmingham Hero - Real Estate Benefit Program!

Call Shandi White at 205.966.2877 or visit BirminghamHero.com to learn more!

Music Lessons | The Music Room

The Music Room offers both private and group music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. We provide personalized, professional music lessons in piano, guitar, percussion, and voice.

The Music Room


Leeds Historical Society has a new website. Check it out at: https://www.leedshistoricalsociety.org


Worksmart Staffing

Let WorkSmart find the job for you! With so many to choose from, we’re excited to find you just what you’re looking for.

Apply now at jobs.worksmartstaffing.com

WorkSmart Staffing Greater Birmingham | Facebook

Helping Others

This Week's Most Needed Items | Leeds Outreach

You may drop off items at @ MortgageRight Leeds or at Leeds Outreach. We want to thank the churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for their continued support of Leeds Outreach. You can go to our web page and donate money and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. THANK YOU!

More Info: Leeds Outreach Website or  Leeds Outreach Facebook Page

Volunteer 2023 | The Red Barn

Volunteer groups from UAB, local high schools, and civic groups have made a difference. We believe that a well-kept property makes each family feel loved and cared for when they pull up for a lesson or class, and these volunteers help us do that! THANK YOU!!

The Red Barn | Leeds AL | Facebook

This Week's Recipe

Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad | allrecipes.com

This salad with hearts of palm and avocado is delicious served over lettuce, inside lettuce cups, or alongside tortilla chips as a dip.

For more amazing recipes go to: allrecipes.com

Click link for: Hearts of Palm and Avocado Salad 


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Everyone Leeds need your help!  We want your videos!  We want to know why you love leeds and the best way to communicate that is through a short selfie video.  All you have to do is to record your video on your iPhone or Android and send it to us.  Don't worry about messing up!  You can record as many takes as you want until you get it like you want it to be - just 30-60 seconds of you sharing why you love our wonderful City of Leeds.  We know that Everyone Loves Leeds, but we want to know why YOU LOVE LEEDS!  You may email your video to us at everyoneleeds@gmail.com or share it with us on Google Drive.  Your video will be shared on our Everyone Leeds website (www.EveryoneLeeds.com) and our social media.  We look forward to hearing why you love Leeds!  #ILoveLeeds

Don't worry! If you're camera shy, you can still get in the news.  We'll be happy to accept your written blurb!

Let Everyone Leeds Share Your News!

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