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We hope you've had a fabulous week.  Be sure to check out all the news this week right here at Everyone Leeds and always remember...

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Leeds Fire & Rescue News

Leeds Fire and Rescue will begin hosting AHA (American Heart Association) CPR classes on the 1st Tuesday of every month starting September 5th. Instructors will teach courses in the training room at St. 1, 1051 Park Drive beginning at 9 am. Classes will be open; you don't need to call ahead or register. The cost for the course will be $25 per student.

Leeds Fire & Rescue Facebook


Leeds Alabama Police Department News

Please join us in welcoming Officer Jeremiah Jarrad to the Leeds Police Department! Officer Jarrad will graduate from the University of Alabama Birmingham this weekend and will report to the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy on September 4! Officer Jarrad completed a 240-hour internship with our department since May and has worked hard to be a Leeds Police Officer!

Leeds Alabama Police Department

City of Leeds Paving Project 2023 is Underway


PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - City of Leeds 2023 Paving Program - The City of Leeds began an extensive paving project for 2023 which mobilized on Friday, August 11. Perpetration and paving began on Monday, August 14 with Mountain View Lane being the first area planned to be re-surfaced. The total program is expected to be about a two-week period, weather dependent. The tentative order of road work will be • Mountain View Lane • Parkway Alley • Ashville Court • Diane Street • 1st Avenue SE • Weaver Avenue • Brian Court. The City of Leeds will be resurfacing approximately 17,177 Feet of city roads with this project with an investment of $1.1m.

Photos show 1st Avenue SE getting new pavement.

For more information about this and other city projects, please visit https://LeedsAlabama.org.

Leeds Historical Society News

The 3D tour of the Leeds Historic Depot is now up on our website! leedshistoricalsociety.org Thank you again to the Alabama Historical Commission for our wonderful grant and Hommati 216 - Birmingham, Alabama for making these amazing 3D tours!!

The Red Barn News

Something NEW!! The Red Barn Adventure Bible Study

Ages: Adults

Dates: Thursday mornings, 9-10 am, September 14 - November 9

Join us on Thursday mornings as we read devotional stories written by Anita Cowart, the person who first had the vision of The Red Barn. We'll discuss one of her stories each week and spend a peaceful morning praying for The Red Barn as we walk around the property. Email Connor@TheRedBarn.org to sign up! The Red Barn Facebook

Van's Bar Leeds News

Van's Bar Leeds

Make your plans to head to VAN'S this week ... Join the fun! Van's Bar | Facebook

Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up

Grand River Drive-In is transitioning back into the school year schedule this weekend!

Screen 2: 8:00 pm - Barbie / 10:09 pm - Meg 2: The Trench

Screen 3: 8:00 pm - Talk to Me / 9:50 pm - Strays

Screen 4: 8:00 pm - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem / 9:54 pm - Blue Beetle

SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com

Thursday, August 17

Drop-In and Play All Day | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Thursdays are full of easygoing fun for everyone! Drop in and play all day. Explore our board games, table crafts, and kids-sized tents. Your children can play pretend at our Thomas the Train train table, Peppa Pig's house, car and friends. Our hours are Monday - Thurs - 10 am-6 pm. Come in and join us. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

HAPPENING TODAY! Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 am on Thursday, August 17 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speaker - John Moore, Leeds City Schools Superintendent. This is a great opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other Leeds area business professionals, hear a great speaker and enjoy a great lunch. Also, businesses are encouraged to bring door prizes to advertise your business. Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. For more information about the chamber, this event and speaker bio, please visit: LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Leeds Farmers Market

This Thursday, August 17, will be our last Farmers Market! Come on out and support your local farmers market, 3 pm-7 pm, Garrett Kelley will be singing. We have enjoyed our New Grassy area. Thank You, City of Leeds, Alabama. Huge Thank you to Leeds Main Street and Amber Dilley Vines for all your support. Thank you all for helping make it a fun community event for everyone. I loved seeing families and retired seniors come out and sitting under the big trees, listening to music, enjoying food from the food trucks as well as getting their veggies and lots of other hand made items. Thank you to all who came out and supported us this year. We will see you Thursday 3pm-7 pm for our last market of the season! Leeds Farmers Market | Facebook

Jeeps & Jams 🎶 | The Backyard Leeds 

We love our third Thursday of the month crowd 😋 Hope to see you there 😃✌️❤️ Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook

Leeds High School Football

Plan to go see Leeds High School Greenwave play Helena High School this Thursday, August 17. This scrimmage will begin at 6pm at our home football stadium. Show up and show off your support for the Leeds Greenwave!

Music Bingo Hosted by Kaleigh | Rails and Ales

Music bingo hosted by Kaleigh - listen to great songs and compete for prizes. We bring the fun every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm at Rails and Ales.

Friday, August 18

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Bingo for Charity | Knights of Columbus

Mark your calendars for Bingo Night! It is the 1st & 3rd Friday of the month! Leeds Knights of Columbus Council 5597 announces the next Charity Bingo night will be held at the Leeds Civic Center on Friday, August 18th. Doors open at 5 pm and Bingo begins at 6 pm. This is a fundraiser for charity projects in the greater Leeds area. Leeds Civic Center is located at 1000 Park Drive. For more information about this event, please call 205.542.0671 and leave a message for Don Tice.

Bud's Place Games

  • Magic the Gathering - Commander -EDH "Commander" Starting at 6 pm every Friday night!
  • Open Board Games - 6 pm -Free-to-play board games available. You're also welcome to bring your own and play with the group!

Located at 8033 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds. Bud's Place Games

Three on a String | Leeds Arts Council

The music of Three on a String is Friday, August 18th at 7 pm. This is a one-night-only event, so get your tickets now at: LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 p.m. Food with Gumbo to Geaux 6-9 p.m. More info: Rails and Ales Facebook

Saturday, August 19

Men's Breakfast  | FBC Leeds

THIS Saturday! 8 AM All men are invited!

First Baptist Church Leeds Facebook

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Drop-in and Play 10 am - 2 pm. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Standard Yu-gi-oh | Bud's Place Games

Standard Yu-gi-oh. The first game of the night, starting at 5:30 pm. Located in historic downtown Leeds at 8033 Parkway Drive. Bud's Place Games

Music with Alan Corley + Hey Bebe | Rails & Ales

Music with Alan Corley at 7 pm + food with Hey Bebe 6-9 pm.

More info: Rails and Ales Facebook

Sunday, August 20

Mass | St. Theresa’s Catholic Church

Join us for Sunday Mass. Location: 1394 Ashville Court, Leeds.

Sunday Masses: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM (Spanish language)

Information on days & times for Confession and mass: sttheresaleeds.org

Eric Watters | The Backyard

The Backyard, Sunday 2-5. Hope to see you there 😃✌️❤️ Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook

Men's Night & Security Team Workshop | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

  • Sunday, August 20th at 5 pm, we will hold a brief training seminar on how to operate the church security camera s stem. This workshop is open to all current and prospective security volunteers.
  • Join us for this FREE event for men ages 18+ with a special time of food and fellowship on Sunday evening, August 20th, 6 - 8 pm, BH. Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. Phone: 205-699-8446. More information @ Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Worship Night  | FBC Leeds

Worship Night is coming THIS SUNDAY at 5 PM and all are welcome! God is the God of the promise and He’s always been good on them! First Baptist Church Leeds Facebook

Open Mic Night Competition | Leeds Arts Council

Tell your friends! The more people who show up to perform or watch is more money you can win! This will be recurring on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This is a great chance to get stage experience if you are new to performing. The event is Sunday, August 20th from 7 pm - 9 pm - sign up in person beginning at 6:30 pm. LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Monday, August 21

Drop-In and Play | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Drop-in and play all day - Table Games. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Masterpiece Mondays - Leeds Arts Council

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:  LeedsArtsCouncil.org

American Kolache | Food Truck Monday

This is the last week with this spring-summer season for our Food Truck Mondays and it is American Kolache - located at 8th Street & Parkway in the concrete parking lot.  Get weekly Food Truck Line-up & More Information: LeedsAreaChamber.com

Tuesday, August 22

Pre-K Free Play | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm to let your child play with toys and make new friends. The Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is the perfect place to let your child play. We will have a selection of little tents for the child to explore. Conveniently, the family bathrooms are nearby (down the hallway) - table craft. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

"Milkshake and Masterpieces" | Chick-fil-A Leeds

Sign up for August 22 "Milkshake and Masterpieces" at Chick-fil-A Leeds! Deadline: August 8. For more information Milkshake and Masterpieces Aug 22

Wednesday, August 23

Creative Construction | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Plan to visit the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library on Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm for Creative Construction. We will provide a range of different materials for you or your children to get creative and build things. Take advantage of these STEM activities. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Upcoming Events

Fall Celebration Stand Class | The Wooden Anchor

August 24th, 6:30 pm. Fall Celebration Stand Class(2 toppers w/ base $25). Call, message or come by the store to register. Don't forget! August 26th, 10 am - 5 pm, Fall Open House wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Community Appreciation Event | Buddy's Home Furnishings Leeds

Saturday, August 26th from 12-3p - Located at 1725 Ashville Road, Leeds

Discover Cedar Grove | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Learn more about our vision and mission as a church, what we believe, and how you can be involved! Join us for our next Discover Cedar Grove Lunch on Sunday, August 27th at 11:30 am, BH. Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this event and to reserve your seat at the table. Phone: 205-699-8446. More information @ Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

NOYOKO | Leeds Arts Council

NOYOKO, SATURDAY, August 26th at Leeds Theatre & Arts Center. Tickets at leedsartscouncil.org/ - Noyoko

Early Bird Party - Diaper Drive | American Legion Post 107 

The American Legion Post 107 diaper drive is currently underway and draw for the bar tab at the Early Bird party on August 26th. The American Legion Post 107 | Facebook

Barber Vintage Festival | Barber Motorsports Park

Barber Vintage Festival sure looks good on us! Don't miss it! Buy your #BVF23 tickets now! 😎 🏍️https://ow.ly/9Hqh50PyEV8 Enjoy demo rides, vintage bike racing, the BMW Performance Center, food trucks, live entertainment, BMW special guests, kids zone, and more!

Stewart's Race 

Check out this info about sponsorship for a race at Barber Motorsports Park to benefit the ALS Foundation being sponsored by our very own Emma Terry, Miss Jefferson County. Upcoming events - Barber Motorsports

Grand RiverFest Vendor Call 

Calling All Vendors for Grand RiverFest Fall 2023 - Sunday, Oct 8 from 12-5 pm - Riverfest will be held in the Front Parking Lott. Vendor applications are being accepted now, the last day to submit vendor applications is September 29, 2023.

The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

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The Backyard Leeds

Time to celebrate! 🎉 Get to planning the perfect spread for ANY OCCASION today! Contact our events and catering coordinator: caroline@backyardleeds.com Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook


Between the Tracks Produce Market

Get your fresh fruits and veggies from your local market located at 8133 Jackson Avenue, Leeds.

China Wok

It's a hot one out there and, it's a hot one in here, too, as we got the fire going...but responsibly! Stop by today for delicious Chinese food at a reasonable price. We'd love to see you! ~open until 9:00 pm Alabama time~ China Wok Leeds Facebook

Bass Pro Shops

The Fall Hunting Classic is in full swing! Be sure to stop by the store and gear up for the Fall and trade in your old optics, boots, compound/crossbows, and game cameras! Bass Pro Shops Facebook

Beverly's Dance Unlimited

Who's ready to DANCE?!💃 We know we are! Classes start back Monday! Grab your dance bag and meet us at the studio!🤩 It's not to late to register for classes at our Clay, Leeds, or Argo Studios! Give us a call to learn more or visit link provided! 📞 205-681-1955 beverlysdance.com

CrossFit Righteous

Every gym culture, coaching, and community is different. If you're unsure about joining Righteous, please, come try out a five class pass to see if we're a good fit for you. If you choose to join the Righteous family, we will gladly credit you back the cost of your pass, giving you your trial classes for free! Book via link in bio, or here:

CFR-Class Sessions - Online Sales Portal

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Back to school is an exciting time for students, but it also means carrying heavy backpacks full of textbooks, materials, and gadgets. To avoid back pain, students and parents should choose a backpack that provides adequate support. It should have adjustable padded straps that fit comfortably on the shoulders and a waist belt to redistribute the weight. Additionally, multiple compartments will help keep the weight balanced and make it easier to carry. With the right backpack, students can have a successful and comfortable school year. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Train With Tina | Fit City Movement & Arts 

Fun fact: not everyone is a 5am kind of person, myself included. That said, this group may be changing me. Are you a 5am kind of person? Do you want to be? Then stay tuned, because our train with Tina time slots just earned renewal status . You can join Tina in her training efforts this week and next. Drop into any of the 5 am classes or reserve a spot in our Saturday class (listed with reg prices below). Say “I train with Tina” for a discount. ⭐️5 am Tue kinesis express/CORE, $15 ⭐️5 am Wed Fitcamp, $15 ⭐️5 am Thurs STRETCH, $15 9:30 am Saturday Kinesis (Reservations required)✨ Fit City Movement & Arts Facebook

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LA Salon & Boutique

Check out this cute little number @ L.A. Salon & Boutique located on Livery Square at 1601 9th Street, Leeds.

LA Salon Facebook

Merch Boutique

Oh my check out this cutie 🩷 sporting her Merch Boutique 1st day of school set! If you didn’t get yours, ohhh man you missed out!! These are super cute😍 Merch Boutique Facebook

Shop Mum & Me Mercantile

Shop at Mum & Me for clothes, jewelry, and more!!!

Located in historic downtown Leeds


The Music Room

Now accepting new PIANO and VOICE students for the fall semester; make sure to reach out and snag a spot before they're all gone! 🎹🎤🎶 The Music Room Facebook

Gold Hinge | Pants Store

RESTOCK ALERT!😍🛍️⭐ Shop our restock of Gold Hinge at all locations + online!🔥☀️😍🔥Come shop Pants Store!💖🛍️🤩 Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com

The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Still looking for that perfect outfit? The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

Overstock mattress and Beds in Downtown Leeds

Carey Crowder, President - Overstock Mattress and Beds. 8105 Parkway Drive, Leeds - 205-597-4994 / website: overstockmattress280.com / email: overstockmattress280@gmail.com

The Wooden Anchor

Moose, the football gnomie has finally arrived! Get yours before they’re gone! Also, check out this Goal Post Celebration Stand! You could make one with your own personalized football at our topper class on August 24 at 6:30. We have other choices, too - pumpkins, a ghost, Boo, or you could make a Christmas one, too! You can make one for $20 or 2 for $25; either choice comes with a base. Sign up today by coming by the store, calling or messaging us. We’re open 10-5:00 today and Wednesday, 10-6:00 Thursday & Friday & 10-5:00 Saturday.  wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Workout Anytime Leeds

Join Workout Anytime as a Premium Member & get access to unlimited tanning & MORE included with your 24/7 gym membership!! 💪😎 Join Now 👇 woat.org/workout-anytime-leeds/  -  Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Help Wanted


Substitute Teachers Needed | Leeds City Schools

Have you ever considered signing up to be a substitute teacher? Leeds City Schools, like all school systems in the state, is in need of qualified, caring people to sign up as subs. We have increased the pay to $100/day and $110/day for certified teachers. Please reach out to Dr. Jason Baker at jbaker@leedsk12.org or 205-699-5437. https://leedsk12.org/


Walmart Leeds is hiring!!

Why choose a career with Walmart?
• Free college tuition all in high-demand fields!
• Free Walmart+ membership for associates including gas discounts and more!
• We are investing in higher pay with our U.S. average hourly wage now more than $17.50/hour!
Let us invest in you! Click this link, search the location and available role, and the system will walk you through the rest - http://wmtcareers.com/woaj

Helping Others

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America's First Federal Credit Union is proud to present a check for $15,000 to the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama as part of their Feeding Families Across Alabama Food Drive. From July 1-31, they collected more than 20,000 pounds of food which equals 17,000 meals. The check for $15,000 presented to the food bank will also provide another 60,000 meals! This means the grand total will provide more than 77,000 meals for those in need throughout our communities! Thank you to everyone who contributed for your generosity in helping to feed neighbors in need.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser | Leeds Elementary School

Monday is the deadline to get your Cookie Dough Magic order in!

We are excited to offer a single scoop of three options of cookie dough flavors from Cookie Dough Magic of Trussville for Leeds Elementary School students that will be delivered to students to eat in their classrooms on Friday, September 1, 2023. This fundraiser will provide support to LES PTO in our efforts to support the teachers and students at Leeds Elementary School. The scoops of cookie dough are only available for purchase until midnight on Monday, August 21, 2023. You can purchase or donate scoops online at https://bit.ly/2324LESPTOCDM.

Leeds Elementary School Facebook

Leeds Outreach

Thank you churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for your continued support of Leeds Outreach. You can go to our web page and donate money, if you prefer, and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. THANK YOU!

Our web page to donateLeeds Outreach | Facebook

Clear the List | Leeds Primary School PTO

If you are looking for a way to support Leeds Primary School teachers, please consider choosing an item off their Amazon wish list! Visit the Leeds Primary School PTO for more info. You can also find the lists here: https://shorturl.at/fhjp1 Looking to also bless a teacher at Leeds Elementary School? Please check out the Leeds Elementary PTO page for their lists! Leeds Merch!! Get what you need here: https://bit.ly/LPS-PTO-Store- Leeds Primary School PTO Facebook

This Week's Recipe

Verde Wet Burritos | Easy DIY Recipes

Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of Verde Wet Burritos, a tantalizing fusion of flavors that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Mexico. These burritos are crafted with utmost care, featuring succulent slow-cooked carnitas that are tender and flavorful. RECIPE: Verde Wet Burritos


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