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 Back To School Bash & 1st Friday Family Movie Night was a Hit! 

Vacation times are over, our local summer fun is coming to a close and school has officially begun for another great school year in historic Leeds, Alabama.  Children and their families had a fabulous time this past Friday for our last downtown outdoor movie night and back to school bash.  From yard games, face painting, kids crafts, balloons, goody bags, local vendors to spaghetti & meatballs, hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, shaved ice treats and more plus the movie, it was another great evening of building community together.

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We would like to thank all those who made this event possible and thank you to all who came out to enjoy the evening.  Thank you to our local businesses who sponsored activities including Mills Pharmacies and The Wooden Anchor. Thank you to Three Earred Rabbit and Bargain Bee's for staying open later and to Leeds Redevelopment Authority, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for hosting and sponsoring this event.

Let's Welcome CatCard EV Charging Stations to the City of Leeds

The Outlet Shops of Grand River announced the arrival of CatCard, LLC bringing EV Charging Stations to the mall. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds welcomed this new business with a ribbon cutting on Friday.

Grand River continues to be at the forefront of shopping, dining and entertainment. There are so many reasons to stop in or travel to The Shops, but the newest and exciting endeavor is the installation of electric charging stations.

CatCard EV Charging Stations are located in the southeast corner of The Outlet Shops of Grand River next to I-20 and close to Rue 21 and Campus Spirit.

To read the full press release, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com. For more information about CatCard, LLC, please visit www.catcardev.com. For more information about The Shops, please visit www.shopsofgrandriver.com.

Have a Great School Year from Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Hey, Leeds Students! Welcome back to school! *Remember, your Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is here with library books you can check out for those assignments, research papers and book reports. You can also check out, movies, e-books, computers and we can print things for you. Look for our announcements of fun events coming up~ Let us know how we can help and support you. We are here for you and hope you have great year! 205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Leeds City Schools

Leeds City Schools Information

Everything You need to know from school supply list, Bus Routes, lunch Forms, etc. you can find on: Leeds City Schools Homepage

PLUS download and utilize the new app!

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Leeds Main Street

Amber Vines is the new Director for Leeds Main Street.  Amber's first official day on the job was August 1.  She is a Leeds resident and looks forward to serving the City of Leeds.

Multiple Day Events

Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones @ Artist Incorporated Gallery

August 12 or August 13
For more workshops: http://artistsincorporated.com/


Grand River Drive In 

Weather is warm outside, grab a friend and come to the movies.

Box Office Opens: 6:00pm // Movies Begin: 8:30pm

Box office / concessions remain open through beginning of last feature at 10:50 pm.
Order your tickets by visiting our site or purchasing at the box office when you arrive.

Good times roll here at the drive-in !!! Here is your new movie lineup this week!

MOVIES 8/12-8/18

Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:30pm-BULLET TRAIN(R)/10:50pm-WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (PG-13)(R)


 The Backyard Leeds

Live music at The Backyard Leeds this Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Don't miss it!!

Van's Bar Leeds 

This Week's Daily Calendar

Thursday, August 11

Leeds Farmers Market 3pm-6pm

National Farmer's Market WEEK - is this week! Plan to visit the Farmer's Market in Downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 6th Street to celebrate and support our local farmers.

Visit their Facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/907306749334317

Drawing Class With Dan Tipton | Artist Incorporated Gallery

Every Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm


Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | Rails & Ales

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun to Rails and Ales every Thursday at 7 pm. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, commercials, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite party music while answering fun questions. Prizes to the winning teams. Event: https://railsandales.beer/events

Friday, August 12

The Dill Pickers | Leeds Art Council

Leeds Art Council Presents: The Dill Pickers at Leeds Theatre & Art Center on August 12, 2022 @ 7 pm.
Ticket & Show Information: leedsartcouncil.org 

Mandi Rae & Warren Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live Music with Mandi Rae & Warren 7 pm – 11 pm. Traffic Jams Food Truck 6 pm – 9 pm.

Events: Rails and Ales.

Saturday, August 13

Men's Prayer Breakfast | First Baptist Church Leeds

Saturday, August 13 @ 7 am.
View event: FBC Leeds FaceBook

Back to School Bash | Rails & Ales

Watch the sunset and enjoy a Luau at our back to school bash!
Kona Ice will be here for the kids 4-7 + Kona Brewing Golden Ale on special for $4 all day.
Live music with Rob & Bob Duo 7 pm-11 pm + Smash Burgers by Nick 6 pm-9 pm. (Cash + Venmo only)

Rails and Ales

Sunday, August 14

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Celebrate Sundays

Celebrate Sundays with your family in the Church of your choice.  Leeds has many wonderful Churches so we invite you to check one out!

Monday, August 15

Food Truck Monday – Renae's Kitchen, LLC

Our next Food Truck Monday (August 15) is Renae's Kitchen, LLC. Everyone loves Food Truck Mondays. We encourage you to have lunch in our historic downtown at our scheduled food trucks and our awesome local restaurants. Leeds Food Truck Mondays are located in historic downtown Leeds at corner of 9th & Parkway Drive available from 11 am until 2 pm. View menu and more information:  LeedsAreaChamber.com


Tuesday, August 16

Story Time With Chief Irwin | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

It's Story Time at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library! Join us in the library meeting room August 16th at 10 am for special reading guest - Chief Irwin!

205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Children's Acting Classes | Leeds Art Council

Children’s Acting Classes Directed By Victoria Boyce

More Information: leedsartcouncil.org 

Art Classes With Krel Buckelew | Artist Incorporated Gallery

You can reach the Gallery anytime by Clicking here:

Contact the Gallery

Shop with us at:

6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 114 - Leeds

(205) 699-7627

Blazin Beats Music Bingo | Rails & Ales 

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is adding to the fun we bring with Blazin' Beats Bingo. This is a fast paced music bingo game where our hosts will play part of songs while you listen and mark them off on your bingo card. This ain't your grandma's bingo! Get ready to hear great music, win prizes and, hopefully, be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun to Rails and Ales every Tuesday at 7 pm. More Information: Rails & Ales

Wednesday, August 17

Corporate Ambassadors Meeting | August 17 - Noon

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassadors will meet at Noon - Mango's Cantina & Grill. Lunch is $10 - RSVP required. In addition to covering Chamber business and assignments at each meeting, business building information is shared and each attendee is given a few moments to share information about themselves and their company. More info: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Wednesday Nights | First Baptist Church Leeds

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Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds First United Methodist Church | August 18

RSVP now for our August Chamber Luncheon with special guest speaker Steve Ammons, Jefferson County Commissioner, District 5 at Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Lunch is $15 payable at the door. Bring door prizes to advertise your business! RSVP to 205.965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. Leeds First United Methodist Church is located at 1189 6th Street. For speaker bio and more info about meeting: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Touch-A-Truck | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River

August 27 | 10 am-2 pm | Location: Front parking lot behind LOFT and COACH

The Greater Alabama Council Three Rivers District and the Autism Society of Alabama are hosting a Touch-a-Truck event. This event is to bring awareness to Autism and to allow children the opportunity to visit large equipment in a safe and comfortable environment.

For more Information: Shops of Grand River Touch-A-Truck

Homecoming Celebration | First Baptist Church Leeds

Mark your calendars for Sunday Aug. 28th!

FBC Leeds Facebook

Music Lessons | The Music Room 

Drum Lessons | The Music Room 

The Music Room teaches one-on-one music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Young beginners through senior citizens can enjoy professional music lessons to explore playing piano, guitar, drums and developing their singing voice.

Visit themusicroomleeds.com


Shopping, Deals & More

Tent Camping | Barber Vintage Festival | Barber Motorsports Park

Tent camping is going fast for Barber Vintage Festival presented by BMW Motorrad. Purchase today to secure a spot before they're gone! ➡️ http://ow.ly/ENOT50KgQ1c #BVF22

LA Salon & Boutique

Unique gifts sold here @ LA Salon & Boutique in Leeds


Big Back to School & Closing Sale | Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique

Big sale going on!  Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique is discounting the already amazing prices and discounts are up to 50% off.  Come in and check out our amazing merch…antiques, clothing male and female, baby to tween. Collectibles, purses, jewelry and shoes!
1400 7th Ct in Leeds back by post office and Pioneer Antiques. 11-3 Tues-Sat. | www.mumsconsignment.com

Game Time | Pants Store Leeds

Shop our 2022 Game day Collection now! ⭐😆

​Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations✨

Shop Local | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River 

Sales going on now!  See it, Love it, Get It!!!

For sales go to: shopsofgrandriver.com/sale/

  First Day of School | The Wooden Anchor 

Let’s celebrate, or mourn, the kids going back to school! 😂 Post your first day of school pictures on this Facebook post and I’ll pick 5 to get 20% off your purchase. (Mine isn’t really a first day of school- I’m showing my age- Facebook wasn’t a thing back then. 😂)  We can't wait to see you there!!

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Workout Anytime Leeds 

WA August Group Class Schedule💪

Sign up for classes at myiclubonline.com

SAVE THE DATE for 4th Annual 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge!! ALL proceeds will be going to the Leeds Fire & Rescue and Leeds Alabama Police Department. We will be taking donations all week. Join us as we honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives on 9/11/2001. 

Rachel Borrello | General Manager & AL Area Developer | Office # 205-702-2789 | workoutanytime.com/leeds

Help Wanted

Be a Library Volunteer

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library has volunteer opportunities for approved library volunteers. For more information on how to volunteer, please call 205.699.5962.

8104 Parkway Drive | 205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Office Volunteers Needed | Leeds Outreach

If you can help call us at 205-699-7291 office or 205-352-7691 (mobile voice or text). EMAIL - leedsoutreach@gmail.com or apply online https://forms.gle/j9BM4kn86JwU72RH6

Leeds Outreach Facebook Page


Leeds Water Works Board

Leeds Water Works Board is Hiring in Leeds, Alabama. They are looking for a Full-time General Laborer. Send your resumes to: Battaway@LWWB.com


We want you to give us your food truck request!

Tell us what kind of food you are craving and we will invite them to downtown Leeds!

Contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.

Get Answers to Your Questions on Starting a New Business in Leeds

Get your business off on the right track. Download your FREE City of Leeds Business Licensing Guide with step-by-step checklist and collaborate with the Leeds Business Resource Team!

Let their experience guide you so you can have smooth travels through each stage of the process.

Learn more at www.LeedsAlabama.org/business

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This Week's Recipe

Chipotle bean and corn shepherd's pie | taste.com.au

We've given this vegetarian shepherd's pie a Mexican makeover. Best of all this hearty dinner recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!
Chipotle bean and corn shepherd's pie @ taste.com.au


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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!

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