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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.

As we look forward to the long holiday weekend, let's pause a moment to reflect on what Labor Day represents.  Labor Day was set aside to recognize the hard work and achievements of the American worker.  We hope you enjoy a little time off with family and friends, eat some BBQ and apple pie and have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

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Leeds Fire & Rescue News - The New Truck is Here!

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The long anticipated wait for the Green Machine is finally over!! Some of our firefighters made an appearance on Friday night at Homer Smiles Stadium before the Greenwave took on the Pell City Panthers for their first home game of the season with a 38-10 win (RGR!!!)

Our fire & rescue continues to be on the forefront with the best equipment and training.  We appreciate the work that they do! (Photos courtesy of Leeds Fire & Rescue)

City of Leeds 2022 Paving Project to Begin

On September 6, 2022, the City will begin its 2022 Paving Project - as illustrated in the map utilizing the link below. The week of September 6, crews will begin paving preparation activities and in the week of September 12, crews will begin applying pavement.

The project is approximately $1.4 million worth of paving and is expected to take about two (2) weeks to complete (subject to weather conditions).


Grand River's Touch-A-Truck Event was Saturday

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The Outlet Shops of Grand River held a Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday to bring more awareness to Autism.  A number of local trucks came out for show and tell including the new Leeds Fire & Rescue truck, Murray's Garage, Irondale Fire truck, Fultondale Fire truck and more.

Workout Anytime Leeds 911 Stair Climb Challenge Begins September 5

The 911 Stair Climb Challenge sign-up sheet is now available at the club! Go ahead and reserve your time to climb 110 floors in honor of September 11th, 2001. 🇺🇸  More Info:  https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library just announced their September calendar and it is chocked full of activities for all ages.  September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month so if you don't already have a library card, it's time to get one.  If you haven't visited the library lately, be sure to stop in to see the smiling faces ready to serve you.  The library is much more than physical books (although, they are so important), there are many digital resources available to you and activities to increase your knowledge, make friends and build community.  Learn more about each library event and happening by regular visits to their website social media.  LJCL is on Facebook and Instagram.  www.LeedsLibrary.com

Grand River Drive In 

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

Movie Lineup Labor Day Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday (9.2, 9.3, 9.4)

Movies Beginning At 8:00pm

Screen 2: The Invitation (Pg-13) 8:00 / Bullet Train (R) 10:00

Screen 3: Spider-Man: No Way Home (Re-Release W/ Additional Footage) (Pg-13) 8:00 / Top Gun: Maverick (Pg-13) 10:55

Screen 4: DC League of Super-Pets (Pg) 8:00 / Minions: The Rise of Gru (Pg) 10:00

Box Office and Concessions Will Remains Open Until the Last Feature Begins at 10:55.  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, September 1

Leeds Farmers Market | Last Week!

This is the last Thursday for this year's Leeds Farmer's Market.  Be sure to stop by between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm for those fruits and veggies!

Keep up with Leeds Farmers Market via their Facebook Page.

Alabama Defensive Carry Course | Hampton Inn - Leeds

Do you plan on exercising your right to carry a weapon or firearm for self-defense? Do you want to better understand the weapons carry and self-defense laws of Alabama? What about how to properly and safely carry a firearm on your person? If so, this is the course for you!!

To learn more about this course & link to register, please Visit their Facebook Event

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

Friday, September 2

Karaoke Night at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Karaoke night 7-11 + Food with The Recipe 6-9.

Events: Rails and Ales.

Saturday, September 3

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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.

Barber Automobile Tag Day | Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

10am-1pm.  Do you have a Barber tag on your car or truck? (Alabama residents can purchase a distinctive Barber Museum motorcycle or car tag at the DMV for $50. This adds a unique accessory to your vehicle as well as supporting the museum and most of the cost of the tag goes directly to the museum and is tax deductible.) Learn more:  Visit Facebook Page

Martini Shakers Live at the Rail | Rails and Ales

Live music with The Martini Shakers 7-11 pm. + food truck TBD 6-9 pm.

Info:  railsandales.beer

Sunday, September 4

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Celebrate Sundays

with your family in the Church of your choice!

Big Family Play Date | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Make your plans to go on a Big Family Playdate - this Sunday, September 4th, from noon - 6:00 pm. Free Family Fun! Face Painting | Balloon Art | Bounce House  | Yard Games + More! Presented by: Alabama Family Connections Magazine. Sponsored by: The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Monday, September 5

No Food Truck Monday – Happy Labor Day

No Food Truck scheduled today due to the holiday.  We wish you and you family a safe and happy Labor Day holiday. Leeds Food Truck Monday will be back next Monday in historic downtown Leeds at corner of 9th & Parkway Drive available from 11 am until 2 pm. More Info:  LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Tuesday, September 6

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

Wednesday, September 7

Activities for All Ages | First Baptist Leeds

Leeds First Baptist Church has activities for all ages each Wednesday evening.  You are invited to bring your family.  More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds/

Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds

The Backyard introduces its FREE BILLIARDS @ THE BACKYARD every Wednesday from 5-9pm!
Enjoy free games of billiards, food specials, and drink specials!
($10 minimum purchase required)

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

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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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Pottery Class | The Wooden Anchor

September 20 - 6:30 pm.  Come join us for a pottery class with Debbie Simmons, Look to the Hills Pottery! Just call or stop in to sign up and we'll send you payment information.

The Wooden Anchor
8149 Parkway Drive, Leeds
(404) 862-1679

Shopping, Deals & More

Leeds China Wok

Are you ready for some delicious Chinese cuisine?  Try Salt & Pepper Shrimp - one of the chef's specialties. Visit their Facebook page for more information about their menu.

Laney's Country Cooking

How about a delicious country breakfast with pancakes, eggs and bacon?  Whether you're hungry for just a biscuit and ham or a full breakfast, Laney's is the place! (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

It’s that time of the year again
Order your campfire cake for the holiday weekend
6” $26.95
8” $36.95
#camping #campinglife #campingfood

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 for 50% Labor Day Sale on summer fashions now through Labor Day.

LA Salon & Boutique
1601 9th Street on Livery Square
La Salon Facebook page

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

Metallic Dolce Vita booties are such a fun look for your fall outfits ⭐⚡😆😆
​Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations✨

Labor Day Sale | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River 

Enjoy the thrill of the deal this weekend at our Labor Day Sale - Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5.

More Info: shopsofgrandriver.com/

The Wooden Anchor

New shirts at The Wooden Anchor made by @sunriseavedesigns ! Come get one before they’re gone. But, if they’re gone, we can order you one. 😀 And there’s a Sale Basket!! ❤️

More Info:   The Wooden Anchor

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Michelle Davis Dental

When's the best time to brush?  As long as you're brushing before and after sleep, you're on the right track. There's no right time to brush, but many recommend brushing first after breakfast to maximize freshness and cleanliness and again after your final meal of the day. This schedule creates the least time for food to sit in the mouth gathering bacteria.
Michelle Davis Dental
7800 Parkway Drive Southeast, Leeds
T:  (205) 699-8583

Fundraisers / Helping Others

Leeds Outreach

Most needed items for Leeds Outreach in September
More about Leeds Outreach at https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

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T-Shirt Fundraiser | Leeds Quarterback Club

Support Leeds High School football by purchasing t-shirts.  Students can wear this shirt to Leeds football games and get in for FREE.  Cost is $20 per shirt.  Deadline is September 1.

More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/leedsquarterbackclub


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/

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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

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

Healthy Beef Mince Thai Noodle Salad

This Thai beef mince noodle salad ticks all the boxes: it's quick, it's easy, it's healthy, it's affordable and of course, it's delicious.

Get recipe @ Taste.com


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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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