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We invite you to check out the scoop with all of the events, happenings, offerings and news snippets in this week's edition of Everyone Leeds.

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Shop Leeds. Dine Leeds. Live Leeds. Entertain Leeds. 

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Sabre Finance is excited to announce a series of free workshops planned for our local small business community.  These business workshops will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. with a variety of important topics that are relevant and beneficial to each business attending with the following schedule.

  • Retail & Merchandising - Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Managing your Small Business's Finances - Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • Business Credit - Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • No Workshop - December 2022
  • Marketing Your Small Business - January 10, 2023
  • How to Start a Small Business or Taking your Side Hustle to Small Business - February 14, 2023

Workshops will be held at the City Annex at 1412 9th Street and last approximately an hour with qualified speakers on each topic.  You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend.  There is no charge to attend workshops, but a reservation is requested to plan food and appropriate handouts.  More Info and to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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Congratulations, TA Services on your Main Street Alabama Award

Leeds Main Street, "It was an honor to attend our first annual Awards Banquet as a newly designated city, hosted by Main Street Alabama. We are pleased to announce that one of our own businesses in our Downtown District, TA Services, was recognized and awarded with the Main Street Hero Award for their efforts and support in our Media Day & Celebration event in June."

More Info:  www.facebook.com/leedsmainstreet


August Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Steve Ammons, Jefferson County Commissioner District 5, was the guest speaker for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce meeting this month.

More Info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com 

Grand River Drive In 

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

Movie lineup for Friday 8/26 and Saturday 8/27
**New start time 8:15pm**
Screen 2: Beast (r) 8:15 / Nope (r) 10:05
Screen 3: The Invitation (pg-13) 8:15 / Bullet Train (r) 10:15
Screen 4: DC League of Super-Pets (pg) 8:15 / Minions: The Rise of Gru (pg) 10:15

Box office and snack shack will open promptly at 6:00, and will remain open until the last features begin at 10:15.  More Info:  www.GrandRiverDrive-In.com


Van's Bar Leeds 

Check out Van's schedule for the week.

Located at 1621 Ashville Road, Leeds. T:  205.352.3699.

More Info:  Visit their Facebook Page

This Week's Daily Calendar

Thursday, August 25

Mum & Me Mercantile Celebrates 5 Years in Business | Open House

Thursday, August 25th from 4-6:30
The whole store will be 10-30% off from 4 to 6:30!
Entertainment:  Eric Watters will be providing music for all the guests. Fun time, a few drinks, music, and fantastic sales.
Don't miss out!

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No Leeds Farmers Market this Week due to Weather Forecast

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

Pepper Brooks Live | The Backyard Leeds

Looking for some live entertainment on a week night?
Grab a brew from Neighbors and come listen to Pepper Brooks Thursday from 6-9pm.

Friday, August 26

Eric Watters Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Eric Watters 7-11 pm. + Lil' Bougie Foodie 6-9 pm.

Events: Rails and Ales.

Rick Carter Live | The Backyard Leeds

Looking for some live entertainment on a Friday night?

Grab a brew from Neighbors and come listen to Rick Carter Thursday from 6-9pm.

More Info:  Facebook.com/thebackyardleeds

Saturday, August 27

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

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Bass Pro Shops Leeds

Moultrie will be here this Saturday, August 27th. They will be helping to activate your new devices and demonstrating their cellular cameras! From 10:00AM-3:00PM! Come and see them this Saturday and get your new Moultrie gear!

More Info:  www.facebook.com/bassproshopsleedsal

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail | Rails and Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 p.m. Food truck TBD 6-9 p.m.

Info:  railsandales.beer

Sunday, August 28

Homecoming Celebration | First Baptist Church Leeds

Mark your calendars for Sunday Aug. 28th!

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Monday, August 29

Masterpiece Monday's at Leeds Theatre & Arts Center | 9a-Noon

We are holding open hours every monday to offer the opportunity to view the wonderful works of art hanging on our walls which features a new artist every month!

More Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Food Truck Monday – Tha Vybe

Our next Food Truck Monday (August 29) is Tha Vybe. 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. More Info:  LeedsAreaChamber.com


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Tuesday, August 30

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

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

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Leeds Lodge 446 Labor Day Boston Butts Fundraiser

Saturday, September 3 - The lodge is selling Boston Butts for its Leeds High Scholarship Fund. $40. If interested, please place order by August 28.  You can pay Venmo to Jeff Thomas, Lee Gibson, or J Musgrove.

More Info:  Visit Leeds Lodge 446 Facebook Page.

Shopping, Deals & More

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Laney's Country Cooking

Are you ready for some of that delicious meatloaf and those veggies, not to mention desserts!  Laney's Country Cooking is the place for your favorite meat & three's!  (Open for breakfast & lunch.)

Visit their Facebook page each day for their daily menu.

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Pre-Order Now for Labor Day | Rusty's Bar-B-Q

Labor Day is meant to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers. This holiday weekend, take the WORK out of prepping cooking and enjoy the fruits of our labor! Pre-order all of your bar-b-q needs: pounds of pork, chicken, turkey, brisket, and sausage, slabs of ribs, pints and quarts of delicious homemade sides, our 4 unique sauces, and OF COURSE, our whole pies and desserts!

Call today at 205-699-4766 or order online at www.rustysbarbq.com

Three Earred Rabbit Leeds

Look at this delicious Peanut Butter Waffle Bowl from Three Earred Rabbit Leeds.

h. T: (205) 702-6109  - Visit their Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/3earredrabbitleeds

Shop LA Salon & Boutique

Visit LA Salon & Boutique every Wednesday & Fridays for complimentary coffee while you shop their new fall fashions!  Check out unique gifts sold there.
LA Salon & Boutique
1601 9th Street on Livery Square


Overstock Mattress & Beds Labor Day Sale

Labor Day sale on now! Full Sealy mattress and box $399 in Downtown Leeds at 8105 Parkway Drive Leeds 35094.  Stop in to see their full inventory and stay up to date by visiting their Facebook page regularly.

Shop Pants Store Leeds

Pink sets are always a go to 😍🤩😆
​Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations✨
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Shop The Rug Bug Design to Stop ALZ All Month Long

Join the Alzheimer’s Association: Alabama Chapter and The Rug Bug on August 30th for a kick off to our month long Shop to Stop ALZ event!

Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to start looking for the perfect updates for your home. Come browse The Rug Bug’s amazing selection and styles for any home.

Your #Walk2EndAlz committee will be on site with prizes to give away to anyone who registers for the Heart of Alabama Walk to End ALZ!

Then for the month of September, get your fall flooring updates from The Rug Bug August and a portion of the proceeds will benefit your local #Walk2EndAlz.

The Rug Bug
6200 Grand River BLVD E suite 310
Leeds, AL 35094

Shop Local | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River 

Back to school shopping.  Sales going on now!  See it, Love it, Get It!!!

For sales go to: shopsofgrandriver.com/sale/

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8372 1st Ave SE
Leeds, AL 35094

 Fall Open House | The Wooden Anchor 

Woo! Hoo! It’s almost time to celebrate Fall! Don’t miss it  - August 26-27 - Friday, 10-6:00 and Saturday, 10-4:00. Great food, fun, discounts and refreshments!

More Info:   The Wooden Anchor

Helping Others

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Bargain Bee's | Leeds Outreach Drop-Off Location

You can now drop off donations for Leeds Outreach at Bargain Bee’s Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 6pm. Bargain Bee's is located across the street from the Leeds Post Office.

More about Bargain Bee's at https://www.facebook.com/groups/3014542168793757
More about Leeds Outreach at https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/


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/

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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New Business License & Tax Remittance Information

The Avenu portal is officially live!  Effective immediately, all City of Leeds business licenses are to be obtained and taxes are to be reported through Avenu (this includes sales tax, occupational tax, etc.)


Taxpayer Support: 1.877.941.5480

Taxpayer (Taxes) clientsupport@avenuinsights.com

Business license Support Email: businesslicensesupport@avenuinsights.com

This Week's Recipe

Garlic Butter Chicken with Spinach and Bacon

This garlic butter chicken recipe with spinach and bacon is rich, creamy, and hearty - everyone will love it!

Get recipe @ EatWell101


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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!

Community is important so that's why we want your news.  Whether you have a heart-warming story about the people of Leeds, a local business, an upcoming event or a bit of history that you would like to share, we're all ears here at Everyone Leeds.  Everyone Leeds is a positive platform to help you get your news out so please send us your news and happenings each week!

Would your business like to be featured here?

If you are a member of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and have a business or an upcoming event in Leeds, Alabama, you could be featured on this weekly e-blast.  Please submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!


Are you looking for certain product or service from a local vendor? Check out the Business Directory at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and choose a chamber member.

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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