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Miss Leeds Area 2023 & Miss Leeds Area's Outstanding Teen 2023
Congratulations!!! Abigail Wideman & Emma Wright on being chosen as the next Miss Leeds Area Outstanding Teen and Miss Leeds Area!!!
We look forward to a great year together! Photo from missleedsarea.net
Thank you, Miss Leeds Area's Outstanding Teen Elana Burt and Miss Leeds Area Chandler Mordecai for serving Leeds, Alabama this year. We wish you both the best as you move on to your next endeavors!!!
Photo from missleedsarea.net
Let's Welcome Bargain Bee's to the City of Leeds
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds welcomes Bargain Bee's to our historic downtown. Owners, Shannon & Shannon Burton, are officially open with plenty of bargains. Their merchandise includes plenty of overstock items that vary from home decor, jewelry, tools, bedding, furniture, housewares and so much more! There are bargains everywhere you look so stop in to see them at 1501 8th Street across from the Post Office. For more information about this new business in Leeds, visit their Facebook page.
Senior Citizen Update | City Of Leeds
August is here. Our neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere are wrapping up their winter. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, a bit of cooler weather would be nice right about now. It’s a new month, and a perfect time to come to the Senior Center. There is something for everyone. We hope to see you… To view august newsletter, events calendar and this week's post, visit: leedsalabama.org/senior-services/
Leeds Alabama Police Department News
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
We had a fabulous time at the library last month with plenty of events to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights from Animal Tales & Teen Tiny Art Night.
Teen Tiny Art Night
We had a fun time at the Library’s Teen Tiny Art Night! The close-up photos make the Art look Big! However, we weren’t kidding when we said Tiny Art! These canvas were 2” x 2”!
We hope that in the future your kids and teens can take advantage of our exciting library events! Sign up for any events online at: www.leedslibrary.com/contact/. If you need to cancel for any reason, no problem, just send us a message and we will take care of the cancellation!
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.
LEEDS JANE CULBRETH LIBRARY - 8104 Parkway Drive
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/
School Supplies List | Leeds City Schools
Multiple Day Events-For More Events View Our Daily Calendar.
Grand River Drive In
Weather is warm outside, time to grab a friend and come to the movies.
Box Office Opens: 6:00pm // Movies Begin: 8:45pm
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!
August 5 - August 11
Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:45pm-BULLET TRAIN(R)/11:05pm-WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING (PG-13)(R)
Screen 3: 8:45-DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS(PG)/10:45pm-TOP GUN:MAVERICK(PG-3)
Screen 4: 8:45pm-MINIONS:THE RISE OF GRU(PG)/10:30pm-THOR:LOVE AND THUNDER(PG-13)
Back-to-School BASH & 1st Friday Family Movie Night| August 5
The celebration STARTS at 6PM with fun activities: yard games, balloon artist sponsored by Mills Pharmacies, kids crafts sponsored by The Wooden Anchor, face painting, THEN...at 8PM (dusk), this month's FREE MOVIE - Jungle Cruise begins! FOOD: The Three Earred Rabbit will be open until 8PM and Food Trucks will be here beginning at 6PM!
*Three Earred Rabbit Special - Spaghetti & Meatballs
*Reba's Weiner Wagon (hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, dill pickles, chips, and drinks)
*Cricket's Sweet Treats (shaved iced and ice cream)
*The new Bargain Bees will be open until 7:30 pm for your shopping convenience to check out their new store!
Come out, bring your lawn chairs, have dinner and some family fun in downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive and 8th Street next to the Library and Regions Bank.
This special event is brought to you by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. For more information, contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.
Leeds Art Council News & Events
Arsenic & Old Lace Auditions | Leeds Art Council
Van's Bar Leeds
This Week's Daily Calendar
Thursday, August 4
Leeds Farmers Market 3pm-6pm
Make a plan to visit Leeds Farmer's Market each Thursday in historic downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 6th Street.
Visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/907306749334317
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. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events
Friday, August 5
CatCard Charging Stations Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds ribbon cutting is this Friday, August 5 to celebrate with CatCard the new EV charging stations at The Outlet Shops of Grand River (located at the southwest corner of the mall next to I20 near Rue 21 and Campus Spirit - 6200 Grand River Boulevard East). We want to welcome this new business to the City of Leeds, AL.
Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo Night
Mark your calendars for Bingo Night! Leeds Knights of Columbus Council 5597 announces a Charity Bingo night at Leeds Civic Center scheduled for Friday, August 5th and August 19th. 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.
FBC Adult Game Night
Saturday, August 6
Chess Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Chess Club will meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month @ the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library from 10 am -12 pm.
Join us in the meeting room for Chess Club! All ages are welcome. No experience required. This is for all experience levels.
Call for more information 205-699-5962
American Legion Steak Night | August 6
5 pm - 8 pm
Pre-order needs to be in by close of business on August 3.
Sunday, August 7
August Artist Gallery Reception: Madelyn Bonnett | Leeds Art Council
View article about the artist and artist statement at August Artist Gallery Reception: Madelyn Bonnett on FaceBook
Along with the 30 canvases that will be on exhibition, Madelyn will have a few of her new mini-coffee table photo books for sale. These contain small photos of all the images in this show plus 30 more that make up her full "...buy Hyacinths to feed thy Soul" exhibition. She'll also bring some of her themed photo note card sets, which make great gifts for folks who like to send cards & notes through the mail. The books & cards will only be available during Sunday's reception.
Monday, August 8
Food Truck Monday – The Recipe
Food Truck Monday, August 8 – The Recipe in historic downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 9th Street from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392 & visit LeedsAreaChamber.com
Tuesday, August 9
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
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Luncheon | August 17
Corporate Ambassadors for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce meet at Noon on the third Wednesday of each month at the chamber office upstairs, unless otherwise specified. Lunch is $10 and an RSVP is 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 information at leedsareachamber.com.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
RSVP Now for Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce hosts their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church Leeds 7481 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094.
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.
To learn more about upcoming speaker and meeting information, please visit LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Leeds Youth Baseball & Softball Registration
Leeds Youth Baseball & Softball
Registration from 6-8pm at the Leeds Ballpark. Come see us upstairs. We look forward to seeing you there! See flyer for details.
Music Programs | THE MUSIC ROOM
Guitar Lessons | The Music Room
Register now and save 20% off your first full month of GUITAR lessons! Promotion ends 09/01/2022. Must register for available lesson spot on Thursdays between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm.
Shopping, Deals & More
Bass Pro Shops | Club Adventure Awaits Sweepstakes
One of THE BEST destinations the Ozarks has to offer is Big Cedar Lodge and its golf course. Enjoy nature at its finest with Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's CLUB.
CLUB Adventure Awaits Sweepstakes, now–Sept. 30, 2022
View more on July's prize: basspro.com/adventureawaits
Three Earred Rabbit | 1st Friday Special
Three Earred Rabbit offers a delicious spaghetti & meatballs special on Friday, August 5 for our Back to School Bash & 1st Friday Family Movie Night. They are staying open until 8:00 pm that evening. (They also have a delicious menu daily!) More info: https://www.facebook.com/3earredrabbitleeds
5th Year Anniversary Celebration | Mum & Me Mercantile
We are counting down to our 5th Year Anniversary Celebration! Come join us Thursday, August 11th - Saturday, August 13th for a PARTY!
Back to School Sale | Mum's Unique Consignment Shop
We hope you have a SUPER school year! Come see the clothing we have ready for you and your kiddos! We also have lunchboxes, ID tags, backpacks, shoes, purses, jewelry, phone cases and more!
Back to School Shopping | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River | Now Thru Aug. 7
Time to finish back to school shopping. We have what you are looking for!! Save this BTS season at Nike, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, J. Crew, Osh Kosh, and so many more outlet brands!
The Wooden Anchor @ The Back To School Bash & 1st Friday Movie Night
This Friday, August 5, The Wooden Anchor will be at the Back to School Bash Movie Night! You can come out at 6:00 and enjoy food, fun, and make these cute book bag tags! Don’t miss it! For more information on the Back to School Bash & Movie, visit www.EveryoneLeeds.com.
We can't wait to see you there!! The Wooden Anchor
911 Stair Climb Challenge T-shirt PreSale | Workout Anytime Leeds
We are hosting our annual 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge from September 5th-11th. More information and a schedule will come soon!
We are doing a t-shirt pre-sale at our club until August 9th. A percentage of the t-shirt sales will be donated to Leeds Fire and Police Department. T-shirt information is in the flyer above. This challenge is to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives that day and the families who were affected by 09/11/2001. This has always been a huge community event for us and we always look forward to hosting it. Thank you to our Leeds Community for always supporting us!
Rachel Borrello | General Manager & AL Area Developer | Workout Anytime Leeds - Email address: email@example.com
Office # 205-702-2789 | https://workoutanytime.com/leeds
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.
Leeds Splash Pad News
Leeds Splash Pad will be closing for the 2022 season on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm. We will reopen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023. We Look forward to seeing you next season!
Outbreak of H3N2 (Canine Influenza Virus) and Priority 1 Order | City Of Leeds
Only dangerous dogs, severely injured, or severely ill animals should be impounded during this time.
To read July 26 notice: https://www.leedsalabama.org/h3n2-outbreak/
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!
This should be your first point of contact before embarking on your business start-up journey. Let their experience guide you so you can have smooth travels through each stage of the process.
Learn more at www.LeedsAlabama.org/business
Please Take the Clean Water Awareness Survey!
The City of Leeds would like to encourage you to participate in a Clean Water Awareness Management Survey. This survey can give you an idea of how much knowledge you have about clean water awareness and how well the Jefferson County Commission is doing in their education efforts regarding stormwater management and clean water awareness.
Remember to Opt-In for the City of Leeds Text My Gov Services
Opt-In Today! Text LEEDSSPLASH to 91896 or 205.352.4312. The new Text My Gov service as another convenient way for residents to communicate with the city. Citizens can now sign up to receive message notifications whenever the city needs to get a message out such as road work and road closures PLUS you can get real-time answers to many questions or concerns by utilizing this service. This smart texting solutions works with regular SMS texting so no app or download needed. Text My Gov uses a mobile phone's regular messaging service as a simple way for the city to interact with the public and for citizens to relay information to the city. Text message rates do apply. Read more at: https://www.leedsalabama.org/text-my-gov/
New Tax Remit to Address Effective July 1
Attention Businesses Conducting Business in the City of Leeds: Effective July 1, 2022, the City of Leeds will have a new “remit to” address for businesses reporting sales/use, lodging and rental tax as well as occupational tax. This means that taxes generated during the month of June 2022 to be reported in July 2022 should be remitted to the new address.
Taxpayers should mail their remittance and any payment to: City of Leeds, Sales Tax Trust Account, P. O. Box 830725, Birmingham, AL 35283-0725.
Taxpayers may still bring their payments directly to City Hall at 1400 9th Street, Leeds, AL 35094 or pay online.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may send a portal message to the City of Leeds via the Online Services Portal accessible from the City’s website at www.LeedsAlabama.org or utilize the new Text My Gov text.
This Week's Recipe
Zucchini & Mushroom Sauté | EatingWell
Serve this simple side dish with grilled turkey burgers. Other fresh herbs, like thyme or oregano, work well too.
Get Zucchini & Mushroom Saute Recipe @ eatingwell.com
EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS YOUR VIDEOS!
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LOOKING FOR A LOCAL VENDOR?
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If you are a local business and not a chamber member, maybe it's time! For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
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