Leeds Happenings this Week!

Check Out Leeds Happenings This Week:

There's a lot going on in historic Leeds, Alabama and we invite you to plug in.  Be sure to check out our calendar for this week.  With plenty of opportunities right here for shopping, dining and entertainment, we're sure you will want to take advantage of what Leeds has to offer just in time for the holidays!  Leeds retailers and businesses are gearing up for great Black Friday deals, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and more so we hope you will shop local - shop Leeds first!

Grand River Drive In Movies of the Week

December 3-5 | BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 5:00 pm

screen 1: 1) Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City 6:30 pm | 2) Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage 8:32 pm
screen 2: 1) Encanto 6:30 pm | 2) Eternals 8:34 pm
screen 3: 1) Ghostbusters: Afterlife 6:30 pm | 2) Clifford The Big Red Dog 8:49 pm
screen 4: 1) Elf  6:30 pm | 2) The Polar Express 8:22 pm
More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/

Nominations Are Currently Being Accepted

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The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for:

  • Business of the Year (nominee must be a chamber member)
  • Non-Profit of the Year (nominee must be a chamber member)
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Civic Award

If you would like to submit a nomination for any of these awards, please send your nomination in a typed document outlining which award the nomination is for and why you feel that this person, company or organization is deserving of the award to:  Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. The Deadline for entering a nomination is Monday, December 6 and the Awards will be presented at the December 16th Chamber Awards Luncheon.

Thursday, December 2

Leeds Senior Center presents “Christmas Stories” with Storyteller Dolores Hydock

Join us for two funny and tender Christmas stories about the "something extra" tucked inside some special Christmas gifts.  Thursday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m. | Tickets ~ $10 per person (includes lunch).  Call 205.699.0910 for info ~ Seating is limited.  Location: Leeds Civic Center - 1000 Park Drive.  Info:  https://www.leedsalabama.org/christmas-stories-with-storyteller-dolores-hydock/

You are invited to VENUE 24 Between the Tracks for a Chamber After Hours on Thursday, December 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by Leeds City Councilman, Kenneth Washington, and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.   VENUE 24 is an event center located in Leeds at 1550 Anderson Street serving the greater Leeds area for wedding receptions and parties since 2014.

A Chamber After Hours is a free event giving opportunity for area business professionals to meet, greet, develop relationships after normal business hours for those who cannot attend business events during the day.

Come and go or come and stay.  For more information and to RSVP for this event, please contact Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001 or email to Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Champagne & Glitter Event | Merch Boutique

Sip & Shop * Glitter on Tap + Pop-Up Party - December 2 | 5-8p - More Info: https://www.facebook.com/merchboutiqueAL

Pop Culture Trivia | Rails & Ales

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is Back on Thursday at 7 pm at Rails and Ales. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, The Office, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite 80s, 90s and today's party music while your team has fun answering questions. Prizes to the winning teams! Mr. Taco Truck 2 food truck 6-9. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Friday, December 3

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BINGO | Leeds Civic Center

Bingo is Friday December 3 at the Leeds Civic Center. Door opens at 5 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Winners of the 6 games two weeks ago took home a total of $730. This is a fundraiser for the Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 so come out and support their efforts. 

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas at 7pm | Leeds Art Council

Come join students from Victoria Boyce's acting class as they take us on a delightful romp through Christmas movies from the 1920s to the 1950s. Enjoy nostalgic glimpses into some of our favorite stories. Shows on Friday night,December 3 at 7 pm & Saturday afternoon, December 4 at 2. Tickets are only $5 and can be paid at the door. No reservations required.

Live Music w/ Eric Watters | Rails & Ales

Live music with Eric Watters 7-11 pm. + D Squared Food Truck 6-9 pm. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Saturday, December 4

FAITH Riders of Cedar Grove Turkey Shoot

8-10 am | 10 Shoots per day with prizes given for every shoot.  More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/280770320163708/


Photos With Santa | The Shops of Grand River 

Date: Dec 4, 11 & 18 | Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Suite 610 (Across from Tommy Hilfiger)
To book an appointment, call Guest Services at (205) 699-3700
Please bring your camera to make photos.

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas at 2 pm | Leeds Art Council

Come join students from Victoria Boyce's acting class as they take us on a delightful romp through Christmas movies from the 1920s to the 1950s. Enjoy nostalgic glimpses into some of our favorite stories. Shows on Friday night December 3, at 7 pm & Saturday afternoon, December 4 at 2. Tickets are only $5 and can be paid at the door. No reservations required.

Drive through Christmas Caroling | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Drive through Christmas Caroling December 4 from 4-6 pm.  More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Laughs by the Tracks Comedy Show | Rails & Ales

Join us for a night of laughs with 4 comedians: Charity Glidewell, Brent Reed, Charles Winston III, and Ernie Kennamer at Rails & Ales on December 4 from 9-11pm and  Simones Kitchen Food Truck will be there from 6-9pm.

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Sunday, December 5

Artist Reception for Tanna Rose | Leeds Arts Council

Join Leeds Arts Council for the Artist Reception - Sunday, December 5th | 1:30 -3:30p.  Please make your plans to see the excellent work by Tanna Rose. Admission is free and open to the public.
Leeds Arts Council is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds.  More Info:  www.leedsartscouncil.org

Monday,  December 6

1st Monday Ladies Meeting! Ornament swap December 6 at Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus.

More Info: https://edenwestside.org/

Tuesday,  December 7

ART CLASSES With Tanna Rose | Leeds Arts Council | 5:30-7:30

Leeds Arts Council offers ongoing visual art classes every Tuesday. The first six weeks will be learning to draw figures from a clothed model.  Proportions, line, shape, value/tone, and texture will be emphasized.  Cost: $45 per class meeting | Class Size: limited to 10 people →Paper, pencils, charcoal, and conte’ crayon provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own materials.  Teacher: Tanna Rose.  To register, send email to tanna.griggs@yahoo.com with LAC art class in subject line.

More Info: https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/calendar-of-events/

Hot Cocoa & Cookies with Santa | Millennial Bank Tuesday, December 7 from 6-8p.  Get one free family photo with Santa 7924 Parkway Drive, Leeds

Hot Cocoa & Cookies with Santa | Millennial Bank

Join us for Hot Cocoa & Cookies with Santa at Millennial Bank on Tuesday, December 7 from 6-8p.  Get one free family photo with Santa.  Millennial Bank is located at 7924 Parkway Drive, Leeds.

Wednesday, December 8

The Backyard in Leeds - Grand River

Wednesdays at 6 pm | Live Trivia is brought you by North Alabama Trivia.  More Info: https://www.backyardleeds.com

Holidays are a Time of Giving

Open your heart and give to the charity of your choice. 

Remember our local charities right here in Leeds, Alabama as you plan your end-of-year giving.

happy holidays

Ann's New Life Center
Friends of the Library
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5587
Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Education Foundation
Leeds Historical Society

Leeds Lions Club
Leeds Outreach
Masonic Lodge #446
Moton Community Center
The Red Barn
Tri-County Civitan Club
Women's Literary Club of Leeds
Your Local Churches

toy drive

AmFirst Toy Drive ends tomorrow December 3

Let's spread the joy of the season...Please help us bring some cheer to families in need this holiday season.  You can help by donating a new, unwrapped toy to the toy drop off box at any one of our 21 branch locations at America's First Federal Credit Union.  The toys will be distributed to local families in need just in time for Christmas through great organizations such as the The City of Birmingham Division of Youth Services, Toys for Tots, Curt’s Closet and the Mulherin Custodial Home.  Donations may be made during regular business hours at any AmFirst branch from now through December 3rd.

99Angel Tree Hope Marches on | Give Hope. Get Joy

Through Thursday, December 9
Location: Under The Atrium
The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Stop by The Angel Tree located under the atrium and choose an Angel. Go shopping and have fun knowing you will bring hope and joy to a child this year. Bring your gifts back to the same location by Dec 9th.

Anyone who chooses an Angel will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card to The Outlet Shops of Grand River. See rules at The Angel Tree Tent at The Outlet Shops of Grand River ONLY. One winner will be chosen Dec 9th.

Workout Anytime Toy Drive

Our annual Christmas Toy Drive starts TODAY and ends Monday, December 20th. Help us give the children in our community a Christmas to remember. The toys will be going to Shepherd's Supply. They are always so grateful for our toy donations and we know it has made such an impact on children. ❤️
For more information, you can always stop by the front desk and ask a staff member!


Santa's Wonderland | Free Photo with Santa

Nov. 6 – Dec. 24, 2021

Reserve your spot today


Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland
at Bass Pro Shop

Pants store open house dec 2 2021

Pants Store Open House

Happy December!✨
Join us Thursday, December 2nd, for our Open House! 20% off storewide with limited exclusions. Valid in stores only.
All day. All locations! All locations will stay open until 8pm!🎁
Food & Refreshments from 4-8pm!
We can’t wait to see you!

L.A. Salon & Boutique Merchandise Tanning Special

Come by and check out our tanning special and we also have gift certificates available.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/LA-Salon-Boutique-Merchandise-Page-104293324791233

Secret Santa Roaming The Outlet Shops of Grand River 

This Friday and Saturday from Noon – 2 p.m., Secret Santa will be roaming The Shops to surprise some shoppers with a $50 mall gift card. Come shop, and hopefully, you will meet our Secret Santa!

Workout Anytime Leeds 


• December 1st-25th - "Buy 1 year & get 3 months free"
• December 1st-31st - Members get a 4 - Week Workout Program at $100 created by our Fitness Director and Nutrition Coach, Jalil Nance.


• Toy Drive - December 1st-20th
• Toys will be donated to Shepherd's Supply.
• Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 16th
• Wear your Xmas sweater and enter to win a FREE t-shirt or a FREE month.
• Jingle Bell Challenge - December 1st-31st
• This is a kettlebell circuit workout. The member with the best time will win a FREE t-shirt or a FREE month.

Workout Anytime Leeds
7480 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
Club Phone # 205-702-2789

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Grief has stricken many during this last year.  As we approach the holidays, it can be especially painful if you have lost a loved one or just feel alone.  If you or you know someone who is dealing with grief, Angela with Be Set Free can help! She is a Certified Grief Counselor and offers group and individual sessions at her office in Leeds.  For more information, call (205) 702-6204.

Upcoming Events

Photos With Santa | The Shops of Grand River 

Date: Dec 4, 11 & 18 | Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Suite 610 (Across from Tommy Hilfiger)
To book an appointment call Guest Services at (205) 699-3700
Please bring your camera to make photos.

Little Women at Leeds Art Council 

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Together, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy learn to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Come reacquaint yourself with these enduring characters created by Louisa May Alcott over 140 years ago. Shows are December 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. No show on Friday December 10 because of Leeds city Christmas parade. More Info: http://www.leedsartscouncil.org/

Leeds Christmas Parade | Register Now 

Date:  Dec 10 - 7 pm - It's free to ride in the Leeds Christmas Parade, but you must register to participate.  To register, please call 205.965.9392 or download parade application at https://leedsareachamber.com/leeds-christmas-parade/

If your company wishes to purchase a professional float for the parade, cost is $400.  All floats come decorated and with generators.  You only need to have a truck with a hitch to pull the float.  Please let Sandra know by this Friday, December 3 if you would like one.


Annual Awards Luncheon

RSVP Now for Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon 2021 scheduled for 11:45 am on Thursday, December 16 at Leeds First Baptist Church located at 7481 Parkway Drive.

Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Civic Award and Ambassador of the Year will be awarded. Also, the 2022 Chamber Board of Directors will be recognized.

Lunch is $12.00 with RSVP and $15 without RSVP payable at the door with, cash, check, debit or charge. Please make your reservation by noon on Tuesday, December 14th!

Please remember door prizes to showcase your business!!!

YP Leeds Area TACKY Christmas Sweater Party

Young Professionals Leeds Area invites you to eat, drink and be tacky at The TACKY Christmas Sweater Party on Thursday, December 16 at 6:30 PM. More info about this event and please RSVP at www.YPLeedsArea.com or contact:
Kayla Jones - (205) 767-4519
Tiffiany Abel Ward - (205) 427-2732
Jacob Meyer - (205) 340-8977

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama tickets

Tickets on sale NOW! Last year SOLD OUT, buy your tickets today! http://ow.ly/FoRc50H106U
FREE parking while supplies last, you don't want to miss this!

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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