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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
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
LEEDS SENIOR CENTER UPDATE
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
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!
SEPT 1ST AND 2ND - GATES OPEN @ 6 PM / MOVIES BEGIN @ 8PM
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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Happy Labor Day From Everyone Leeds!!!
Tuesday, September 5
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, September 6
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 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
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce September Luncheon
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
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
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
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!
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.
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/
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
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
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
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.
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 donate. Leeds 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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