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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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Everyone Leeds People of Leeds Highlight 

Everyone Leeds People of Leeds Highlight - CJ absolutely loves Leeds and Friday night football. He has Autism and absolutely loves living in Leeds with his mom, Ashley Michelle, and his brother, Jace. Both boys attend Leeds Primary School. CJ adores Will Ford, he’s a senior this year and #11 on the LHS football team. Will was such a good friend to CJ this year at Summer camp. CJ and Jace are already off to a great school year start and are playing on the Leeds Youth Football Sophmore’s team. Thank you, Ashley Michelle, for sharing CJ’s story with Everyone Leeds! Let's show a little love to CJ and his family!! View Post CJ, Jace & Ashley - People of Leeds

Frozen Rooster - Thanks for the nomination 🙏🏽 Y’all help us run it back 🏆 Go vote for us in both categories 🥰

We ❤️ local business! Congrats to early nominees Frozen Rooster // Chicken Salad Chick // Birmingham Wings & Waffles // Cowboy Chicken // Guthrie's Chicken // Krispy Krunchy Foods LLC for being nominated in the Best Chicken Restaurants category. See the full list here: Chicken Restaurants – Food and Drink – CommunityVotes Birmingham 2023

Artist Incorporated Gallery News

More beautiful art by August Featured Artists at Artists Incorporated Gallery.
1-"Grace" by Tym Davis 2-"Red Poppies by Mary Wier 3-Cylindrical covered vessel by Larry Allen 4-"Black-Eyed Susans" by MJ Dobbins

Leeds Arts Council News


Leeds Arts Council is thrilled to present Addams Family, the musical October 5th through 15th. Tickets will be available to the public beginning September 1st at leedsartscouncil.org. We encourage purchasing in advance due to show popularity 🖤. The cast is stellar and is sure to keep you laughing through the whole show. See you soon!! Leeds Arts Council Facebook

Woman's Literary Club of Leeds News


Woman’s Literary Club of Leeds - Congratulations to Janet Holt, 2023 Clubwoman of the Year for the Woman’s Literary Club of Leeds. Janet was recently recognized for extraordinary service to her club, community, and family exemplifying courage, leadership, dependability, and confidence. The Woman’s Literary Club of Leeds is celebrating 100 years of service to the Leeds community, 1923-2023. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Candi Franklin WLCLeeds@gmail.com

Pictured: Brenda Wright, Janet Holt, and Candi Franklin

Leeds Alabama Police Department News

Join us in Congratulating Captain Ron Reaves and thank him for his 25 years of service to the City of Leeds!!!

Leeds Alabama Police Department

Leeds Fire & Rescue Dive Team News

Leeds Fire & Rescue Dive Team - There are three levels of training for the dive team that include the Open Water Certificate, Advanced Water Certificate, and Public Safety Diver. Public Safety Diver is the highest level of what they do. It’s a two-week class and in that class itself, they train people from all over the state. People come to us, because of our level of expertise. There is no cost to City of Leeds personnel, but the investment for outsiders to train varies according to the number of people are going through the program. In this last class, they had twelve students that included St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies, Sylacauga Fire, Pell City Police, and Fire. Most of Pelham’s and Guntersville’s dive teams have gone through their class so they train them all. Lieutenant Michael Jenkins currently serves as the head of the dive team. He has been with the department for fourteen years and has been with the dive team from the onset.
Read the full article at:  https://leedsalabama.org/leeds-fire-rescue-dive-team-news-august-2023/

Leeds High School News

We want to welcome back Brandon Mitchell to LHS! Brandon spent all summer at basic training for the National Guard. We’re so proud of Brandon! facebook.com/LeedsHS


This past week, we celebrated our August birthdays. The theme was “Back to School.” We heard some great stories – favorite things, most embarrassing, most memorable – and looked at pictures that brought back lots of memories. Check out the photos from the party! For more information please visit https://LeedsAlabama.org.


City of Leeds Public Works Notifications

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2023-08-30 GLF rate increase notice

City of Leeds Labor Day Week Garbage Service Notice: GFL Household Trash Service will be running one day behind the week of Labor Day.

Also, GFI has announced a rate increase effective September 1, 2023.

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 - Blue Beetle / 9:22 pm - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Screen 3: 8:00 pm - Barbie / 10:09 pm - The Meg 2

Screen 4: 8:00 pm - Equalizer 3 / 10:04 pm - Gran Turismo

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

Bud's Place Games

Friday, September 1

  • 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!

Saturday, September 2

  • Standard Yu-gi-oh. The first game of the night, starting at 5:30 pm.

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

Episcopal Church of Epiphany

Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 am. Evening Prayer is on Sundays at 4:00 pm.

Our healing service is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Morning Prayer is held on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom. Episcopal Church of Epiphany 

First Baptist Church Leeds

Football is here!
But basketball and cheerleading are coming soon! Registration begins in October.

Sunday morning for worship at 8:30 or 10:45 am - Sunday night - Choir Practice at 5:30 pm - Youth Bible Study at 6 pm

First Baptist Church Leeds Facebook

Fit City Movement & Arts 

Looks like those 5 am spots are keepers. ⭐️5 am Tue kinesis express/CORE, $15 ⭐️5 am Wed Fitcamp, $15 ⭐️5 am Thurs Morning Flow Yoga Fit City Movement & Arts Facebook

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Thursday - 10 am - 5 pm - Drop-In and Play All Day

Friday & Saturday - 10 am - 2 pm - Drop-In and Play

Monday - Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday - 10 am -Tot Time with Ms. Ramona

Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Creative Construction

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

Rails and Ales

Thursday - 7 - 9 pm - Music Bingo Hosted by Kaleigh

Friday - 7 – 11 pm - Live Music with Cody Howell + Food Simone's Kitchen

Saturday - 7 – 11 pm - Live music with Stuart Douglas + Lil Bougie Food Truck

Tuesday & Wednesday - 4 -6 pm - Happy Hour

Rails and Ales.

Van's Bar

See Twelve LIVE at VAN’S in Leeds on Friday, September 1st, at 9 PM …  Closed Labor Day Weekend! Van's Bar Facebook

Friday, September 1


Treat Day | Leeds Primary School

The first Treat Day of the year is this Friday, September 1! Treats can be paid for on Square until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, or paid with cash up to 8:00 a.m. Friday, September 1 (please include child's name and treat choice with cash). All proceeds go to support the Leeds Primary School PTO! Get your child's treat here: https://bit.ly/LPS-Aug23Treat
If you purchased a treat day annual pass, this is included, so you do not need to send more money! Treat day passes can still be purchased until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 30! Grab yours now: https://bit.ly/TreatPass23-24! Leeds Primary School PTO

Game Day | LHS Football

Go Greenwave! It's game day with Leeds vs. Pell City! #RGR

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Bingo for Charity | Leeds Civic Center

BINGO returns Friday, September 1 at Leeds Civic Center. Doors open at 5 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Stadium food available for moderate prices. A 100% smoke free and alcohol-free facility. Must be 19 and older! This event is hosted by Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 and enables this organization to help others through their charity projects.

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.

Saturday, September 2

Leeds Community Breakfast | Leeds Masonic Lodge #446

Community Breakfast is served at 8am the first Saturday of each month at Leeds Masonic Lodge.

More info: Facebook Page

Leeds Greenwave Youth Football

Leeds Youth Football this Saturday!

Leeds Youth Cheerleading

Sunday, September 3

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

Monday, September 4

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Happy Labor Day From Everyone Leeds!!!


Tuesday, September 5

LM Acting - Christmas Shorts

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 - leedsmoodyareakidsactingclass@yahoo.com 


Wednesday, September 6

1st Wednesday Family Meals | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

11 am & 5:45 pm - September 6 - 8, 2023
Join us for a church family meal at either 11 am or 5:45 pm. Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information. Phone: 205-699-8446. Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Upcoming Events

Junior Auxiliary Clinic | Leeds Primary School Gym

Leeds Primary School Gym - September 9 from 9 am - 1 pm. Come learn a dance or baton routine with the Leeds High School Auxiliary Team. $50 per girl, grades K - 8th. Email Mrs. St. John to sign up @ sstjohn@leedsk12.orgLeeds Primary School PTO

Register Now - Thrown Pottery Classes | Earthborn Studios

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

Educational Nutrition ChallengeCrossFit 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

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce September Luncheon

Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth to Speak at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Event- Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 am on Thursday, September 21 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth. 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 https://LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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

Historical Bass House | Leeds Historical Society

Sun, Sep 24 - Bass House Open
Come and explore the rich history of Leeds. 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

Kids Free with Ticketed Adult | Barber Vintage Festival

Kids get in free with ticketed adult to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum's Vintage Festival! Click here for more info or to purchase tickets: https://cuetoems.com/bvf_2023/Tickets.aspx?l=LUFP0Y9V

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 Lot. Vendor applications are being accepted now, the last day to submit vendor applications is September 29.

The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

Shopping, Deals & More

The Backyard Leeds

Treat yourself by stopping by The Backyard after school for free mini golf on Friday and don’t forget to grab dinner before you head off to the football game! Drive-In open: Friday-Saturday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook

Chick-fil-A Leeds

Start your week off by trying the NEW Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich at Chick-fil-A Leeds!
Better yet, pair it with the NEW Caramel Crumble Milkshake!


4 Day Labor Day Sale | Food Giant / ACE Leeds

A 4-day sale this week that is as HOT as the weather!!! 🥵 Mark your calendars for the 4-Day Labor Day sale at Food Giant / ACE Leeds!! Thursday-Sunday, August 31 - September 3!

Rusty's Bar-B-Q

Labor Day is one week from today! No matter how big or small your get-together is, we can accommodate it!
Our Family Meal includes one pound of chicken or pork, 2 pints of traditional sides, buns, sauce, pickles, and feeds 2-4 people for $28.49 plus tax. We also have our Party Pack which features a full slab, one pound of pork, one pound of chicken, 4 pints of traditional sides, buns, sauces, pickles, and feeds up to 12 people for $81.99 plus tax. Don't forget our Wholes Pies and pans of Banana Pudding!
Order Now- 205-699-4766 rustysbarbq.com

Bass Pro Shops

The Fall Hunting Classic Giveaway is here! Click the link below to enter now!
NO PURCH. NEC. US/DC, age 18+. See Rules. Ends 8/31/23 at 11:59:59 pm CT. Void where prohibited.

 Bass Pro Shops Facebook

Beverly's Dance Unlimited

Come dance with me! Time to register NOW! Come explore your creativity at Argo, Clay, or Leeds Studio! CALL or visit 📞 205-681-1955 beverlysdance.com


Crossfit Righteous Leeds 

Check out what others are saying about Crossfit Righteous Leeds!
"This place is truly special and has changed my life. I have been passionate about fitness for many years but never have been a part of a community like this one. Jared and Nina are the pinnacle of coaching/teaching fitness. They understand people, are always encouraging, and what I like most, practice what they preach. If you are new to CrossFit or need a change in your life you will not regret joining our family at CrossFit Righteous. There’s no better choice than investing in your health." -Spencer Whitfield
Spencer has an athletic background, played football at Alabama, and is now a Daddy to three littles. Most days you can find him at Righteous, with his entire family right along with him.
Interested in joining us?! 🤔Inquire via the link in bio, or: https://cfrighteous.com/contact-us/

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Shop LA Salon & Boutique

L.A. Salon & Boutique located on Livery Square at 1601 9th Street, Leeds. LA Salon Facebook

Leeds Family Eye Care

Leeds Family Eye Care has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products.

7913 Parkway Drive - (205) 702-4380

Merch Boutique

This dress & these shoes 😍🖤
These won’t last long, COME SEE US!!! Merch Boutique Facebook


Mum & Me Mercantile LLC

Game day outfits!! Come shop!! Mum & me mercantile Facebook

Labor Day Sale | Overstock Mattress

Labor Day Sale $249.00 Queen Mattress 10 inch Hybrid Pillow Top Downtown Leeds at 8105 Parkway Drive - 205.597.4994

Seale Family Dental

Seale Family Dental offers comprehensive dental care for the entire family in a comfortable environment.

Seale Family Dental Facebook

Bella Dress | Pants Store

ITS ALMOST GAMEDAY!🏈⭐ Our Bella Dress is selling fast!🔥🔥☀️😍🔥Come shop Pants Store!💖🛍️🤩 Tap to shop on Instagram and shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com

Labor Day Sale | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Don't miss the Labor Day Sale on Friday, Sept. 1 - Monday through September 4th.


The Wooden Anchor

Mark your calendars for Sept. 22, 23, and 24! We’re open Tuesday -10-5:00 and Wednesday, 10-6:00 Thursday & Friday & 10-5:00 Saturday.  wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Workout Anytime Leeds

Myzone - 9/11 MEP Challenge💪 Climb to 2,071 MEPS in honor of 9/11/2001 and enter to win a FREE 9/11 shirt or tank!! We will be counting blue to red zones only for this challenge! 🔺Challenge begins September 1st & ends September 30th. Ask a staff member how you can get involved 🔥👏🧑‍🚒 Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Helping Others

Leeds Elementary PTO

You can order your Leeds Elementary School student a 2023-24 LES Treat Pass! The Treat Pass offers you a way to pay in advance online for the 7 treat carts planned for the school year. You can also donate a Treat Pass! Learn more and order a $20.00 Treat Pass for each student by Friday, September 8, 2023 at https://bit.ly/2324LESTreatPass.

Leeds Outreach

Why should you donate money and not food products? The last Community Food Bank order for Leeds Outreach was for a total weight of 4,313 pounds and a total cost $392.48. That is less than 10 cents/pound of food. Yes, they can buy hamburger for 10 cents/pound and a can of green beans for less than a dime. Please consider monetary donations to Leeds Outreach. Our web page to donateLeeds Outreach | Facebook

The Red Barn

Will you make a generous donation today to make sure that a child waiting for a scholarship can ride horses at The Red Barn this fall? Your gift will not only fund scholarships for children like Jacob, but it will also make sure the horses are fed, receive regular medical attention, and have clean stables. Thank you in advance for giving generously. https://secure.givelively.org/.../give-to-provide-a...

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

Juicy Lucy | The Pioneer Woman

If you've never had a Juicy Lucy before, prepare to be amazed! The burgers aren't topped with cheese like regular cheeseburgers, they're stuffed with cheese for a core of molten cheesiness that will change your world.

Get the Juicy Lucy recipe.


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