Check Out this Week's Leeds Happenings
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The Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Brand Announcement
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is pleased to announce the Under Armour® Factory House, a 10,000 SF store, will be locating at The Shops in Suite 542 across from Brooks Brothers with plans to open October, 2023. More details to come soon on the grand opening.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce News
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Leeds City Schools Superintendent, John Moore, was the guest speaker for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce August luncheon. Moore shared school district highlights that include 92 passing AP score, 13 AP course offerings, dual enrollment courses through Jefferson State Community College, Health Sciences program, Academy of Craft Training, Summer Literacy and Numeracy programs, LHS Football: 2023 5A Region 6 Champions, LHS & LMS Bands: 2023 Superior ratings at state performances, new ELA and math curriculum, interactive panels placed in the lunchroom for announcements, reading and math interventionists for grades K through 5, 8 first class pre-k classrooms, instructional gains based on ACAP and ACT assessment data, new cameras at LPS with facial recognition, new WIFI at LES and LPS with LMS and LHS to be added this fall, school enrollment is now online beginning this fall and interactive screens in all classrooms. Accomplishments of the Fine Arts that include music, band, choir, theatre arts and visual arts: Award winning marching, symphonic and jazz band programs, show choir, full theatre productions of Shakespearean plays and contemporary musicals, completion of community mural in downtown Leeds by LHS art students and local, regional and state art shows. It’s quite a resume and just a snapshot of the many accomplishments. We appreciate our Superintendent and his team for all of their hard work each year! Photo L-R: LSC Sup John Moore, Mayor David Miller, Miss Leeds Area Anna Grace Deason, Chamber President & Executive Director - Tiffiany Ward and Sandra McGuire. Photo courtesy of Dona Bonnett. — at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the chamber, please visit: LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum News
Need an excuse to visit the museum more often? Become a volunteer! Whether you’re only in town for event weekends or a local wanting to give back to the community, we have a spot for you. Multiple volunteer positions are available such as floor marshal, field trip volunteer, and detail crew. Those with extensive knowledge of motorsports can become docents and share our passion for motorsports with the world.
For information on all volunteer opportunities, visit https://barberracingevents.com/. Please note Barber Motorsports Park volunteering is separate. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Earthborn Studios News
Register Now for Thrown Pottery Classes starting: September 11, 2023.
Dates: September 11 to October 20 and the last class of the year is October 30 to November 24. For more information or to register, click here: Thrown Pottery Class at Earthborn
Leeds Alabama Police Department News
The City Continues with Improvement Projects
City of Leeds Improvements
Mayor Miller, along with Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Director and Library Chairperson, Patrick Sessions, and Linda Miller, observe the library exterior wall that was just repaired and painted in preparation for a new mural. The existing mural was applied years ago with the wrong type of paint so it had begun to erode the mortar in the brick. That has now been repaired and the exterior painted. The mayor was quoted as saying, “Leeds is becoming known for its many murals. Unfortunately, we had to remove the one from the library wall recently when it was found that the paint used was of a latex formula that attacked the underlying brick-and-mortar. After repainting the base with the proper paint, we are now ready to replace the old mural with one appropriate for the location. We welcome suggestions from the public as to the replacement theme.” Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is located at 8104 Parkway Drive.
CITY CONTINUES WITH MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PAVING AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: Mayor Miller observes paving on first avenue as part of the City's on-going paving and infrastructure improvement program. This year's paving project, costing approximately $1.6 million, is the latest in a series of roadway, drainage and access improvements which are designed to improve the quality of life in Leeds. Mayor Miller was quoted as saying "Our administration has paved more miles of roadway than any in Leeds' history and this, coupled with our drainage improvement program and the downtown sidewalk, lighting and signalization program we are about to begin in partnership with ALDOT and the State will significantly change our City for the better."
For more information about this and other city projects, please visit https://LeedsAlabama.org.
The City of Leeds adopted Resolution 2023-08-08 for the Transportation Plan – Rebuild Alabama Act to enable the city to receive funds through this program. Pursuant to the guidelines, the city will come up with a plan and how the money will be spent. This grant is $158k and the city already has a Highway 78 widening project that is perfect for this grant to qualify for those funds. See copy of resolution below:
Residential Garbage Notice for Holiday Week
City of Leeds Labor Day Week Garbage Service Notice: GFL Household Trash Service will be running one day behind the week of Labor Day.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Check out an E-Book - Get the Libby App. Do you know that when you get a FREE Leeds Library card, you open the door to over 40 locations to check out books from the Jefferson County network library system, right? But did you know the books can be delivered to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library and you will get a notification when they arrive for you to pick them up? That's a sweet deal! Your membership does even more for you. Download the FREE Libby and Hoopla app to download ebooks and music. There is so much to do at the Leeds Library! Check out the upcoming event that you must make a reservation to attend! 1) Learn How to Make Balloon Animals. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Facebook
Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up
Grand River Drive-In is transitioning back into the school year schedule this weekend!
AUGUST 25TH & 26TH - GATES OPEN @ 6 PM / MOVIES BEGIN @ 8PM
Screen 2: 8:00 pm - Blue Beetle / 9:22 pm - Meg 2: The Trench
Screen 3: 8:00 pm - Barbie / 10:09 pm - Strays
Screen 4: 8:00 pm - Gran Turismo / 10:30 pm - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
MOVIES START AT 8:00 pm || FEATURES TIMES WILL COINCIDE WITH THE SUNSET.
SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com
Thursday, August 24
Drop-In and Play All Day | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Thursdays are full of easy going 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 - 10am-6pm. Come in and join us! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com
Friday, August 25
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
Saturday, August 26
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Happy Saturday Y'all! Pop in the Leeds Library to select a book to read. Our hours on Saturday are from 10 am - 2 pm. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com
Fall Open House | The Wooden Anchor
Come enjoy refreshments, raffle for a gift basket, and discounts at The Wooden Anchor’s Fall Open House! Everyone will receive a discount at checkout by tossing the bean bag for Candy Corn Toss! This Saturday, August 26th, 10 am - 5 pm. wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook
Rails & Ales
Live music with Berritt Haynes, who appeared on The Voice from 12 pm - 3 pm. Live music with Eric Watters 7 pm -11 pm. Food with Battle Axes Feast 6 pm -9 pm. More info: Rails and Ales Facebook
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
Sunday, August 27
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. Cedar Grove Events - Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook
Historical Bass House | Leeds Historical Society
Open Sunday August 27th from 2-4 pm. Be sure to go online and check out the 3D tour of the Leeds Historic Depot. The tour is now up on our website! leedshistoricalsociety.org
Monday, August 28
Art & Craft Table | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Each Monday, we'll provide art & crafting supplies for you to create and explore. Sit down at the table, start crafting and creating. You can take your creating home with you or leave it with us to be displayed. There is so much to do here. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Tuesday, August 29
Leeds-Moody Area Kids Acting Class
Event: Kids Acting Class for Grades 1st-12th grades - every Tuesday night at 5:30-6:30pm - just started back. Details: We have a couple of spots left and are doing a show called "Christmas Shorts" at the end of the class. We have 20 kids of all ages and the kids are learning a lot with theater. We are focused on comedy skills this semester. We will be accepting kids up to the start of October or until we hit 25 kids.
Victoria Boyce - 2052857635 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 30
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
Educational Nutrition Challenge - CrossFit Righteous
Nutrition can be confusing and overwhelming. We get it. One day eggs are a super food- the next they're causing cancer... how on earth could you NOT be confused!?! Simple Effective Nutrition will be hosting an educational nutrition challenge, starting September 18th, to help simplify and clarify what good nutrition looks like. Click on the link for more information Educational Nutrition Challenge Facebook
Learn How to Make Animal Balloons | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Set your notification for Saturday, September 23rd. We have 12 spots for kids 12 years and older to come learn how to make balloon animals from Mr. Larry FREE! This is a prize for reading during the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library's Summer Reading Program. Reserve your spot online today! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962 - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com
Barber Vintage Festival | Barber Motorsports Park
Meet us at the Proving Grounds all weekend long October 6-8 to take a ride on one of the demo bikes from BMW, Triumph, Royal Enfield, CF Moto, KTM, Indian, Yamaha, or Ryvid! Registration begins at 8 AM each day! 😎🏍️ 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 Lot. Vendor applications are being accepted now, the last day to submit vendor applications is September 29.
Shopping, Deals & More
The Backyard Leeds
Our personal favorite…Challenging guests to try our fiery pizza sauce in Scott’s Spicy Pizza Contest at The Backyard! Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook
America's Best Value Inn Leeds
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel in Leeds, look no further than America's Best Value Inn - Leeds / Birmingham. You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by America's Best Value Inn - Leeds / Birmingham, including room service. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. Nearby Leeds attractions: Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Barber Motorsports Park, Bass Pro Shop, The Outlet Shops of Grand River, and many others.
America's Best Value Inn
Located at 2093 Higrove Parkway, Leeds
Phone (205) 702-2700
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Whether your child has a sports injury, is hurt by falling or playing, or is recovering from recent surgery, physical therapy offers a wide range of evidence-based therapies to get them back into action. You're never too young to experience the benefits of physical therapy! Find a physical therapy clinic near you. https://facebook.com/drayerphysicaltherapyleeds
Fill the Bus | Leeds Family Chiropractic
Help our schools and help yourself (or a loved one) with our “Fill the Bus” campaign! If you’ve been wondering if chiropractic care can help you, we are offering a consultation, exam, and any necessary x-rays for $49 or $49 worth of school supplies to donate to the Leeds city schools. This is a great opportunity to serve our community in more ways than one! Give us a call at 205.699.6600 to get scheduled!
Workout Anytime Leeds
Our 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge Merch is LIVE and available for purchase 🔥🇺🇸
🌟Head to this link to order your shirt or tank now! https://bigdaddystitches.printavo.com/merch/911challenge
Thanks to Big Daddy Stitches for getting this awesome merch done for us!!
5th Annual 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge Event: When: 9/11/23 - 9/17/23 Where: 7480 Parkway Drive Suit 100
A percentage of each sale will be donated to Leeds Fire & Rescue and Leeds Alabama Police Department 👮♂️🧑🚒 Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook
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
Ann's New Life Leeds
Located at 7404 Roosevelt Drive, Leeds
More Info: https://facebook.com/AnnsNewLifeCenter
Treat Pass | Leeds Primary School
Get your child's annual treat day pass before Wednesday, August 30, and eliminate the worry and stress of sending money for treats at the last minute! Treat day passes are $25 per child and entitle your child to both treats offered on all eight treat days. Grab yours now: https://bit.ly/TreatPass23-24! Leeds Primary School PTO
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!
Join the PTO | Leeds Primary School PTO
It's not too late to join Leeds Primary School PTO for the 2023-2024 school year! We exist to support LPS students, faculty, and staff while creating and assisting with events and experiences throughout the school year. Any and all LPS families who are interested can join in the fun for just $10. No one is obligated to volunteer, but we would LOVE to have you! Join before September 1st to take advantage of the prize opportunities: the class in each grade with the most memberships gets a popsicle party and the teachers of those classes will get a gift card, AND each family who purchases a membership will be entered to win a Leeds Spirit Gear bundle! JOIN NOW: https://bit.ly/LPSPTOFam23-24 - Leeds Primary School PTO Facebook
This Week's Recipe
Honey-Garlic Cauliflower | Delish
One of our favorite ways to transform cauliflower is by turning it into golden, crispy bites coated in an extra-flavorful sauce. These honey-garlic cauliflower bites are ultra-crispy bites coated in a spicy-sticky sauce we can't get enough of! RECIPE: Honey-Garlic Cauliflower
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