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Boy, it was really a chilly Christmas holiday weekend!!! We hope you stayed warm and enjoyed time with your family and friends. Everyone Leeds would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Happy New Year.  2022 has been a great year and we look forward to 2023 with anticipation.  As things are a little slower and not as much going on around town (although, we still have events for you to enjoy...), enjoy a little downtime and recharge your batteries to hit the ground running next week!  As always...

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

Leeds Water Works Employees on the Job During Our Winter Chill

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Leeds Water Works and other public utility companies were hard at work this week to repair damage from this weekend's winter chill.  Pictured here are Leeds Water Works employees out there late hours until Midnight and then back on the job early to repair water mains damaged from the extreme winter weather. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Water Tips: If there is air in your water lines after the water mains are fixed, run the cold water in the bathtub until the air is out of the lines and the dirty or cloudy look to the water is gone. Please do not run your hot water during this process to keep the air and dirty water out of your hot water tank.

Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 & Bud’s Games Team Up for Can Drive

Bud's Place Can Drive - Under the direction of Sir Knight Mark Brazauski, the Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597, donated over 300 cans of food to Leeds Outreach and the food bank at Holy Rosary Church this month.

Brazauski is the owner of Bud’s Place, a local game store in downtown Leeds located at 8033 Parkway Drive. The loyal clientele of Bud’s Place brought in the food cans as a pre-Christmas giving activity. Bud’s Place sells popular games and is open on Friday and Saturday nights for area gamers to hang out and play games.  To read full article, click here.

Grand River Drive -in


THURSDAY 12/29 - FRIDAY 12/30

SCREEN 2: AVATAR (PG-13) 6:30





Thursday, December 29

Love Rat Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live Music with Love Rat 7-10

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Friday, December 30

Food Truck | Rails & Ales

Battles Axes Feast Food Truck 6-9

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

DJ Dance & Karaoke | Van's Bar Leeds

DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke at VAN'S in Leeds - December 30
Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Saturday, December 31

TOP NY Eve 2022

The Tower of Prayer Church

We've made it to the end of 2022!🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Join us for our NYE Worship service on Dec.31st at 8:00 P.M. CST! We are going into the new year victorious and with miracles, signs, and wonders!

The Tower of Prayer Church | Facebook

New Year's Eve Party with DJKJ | Rails & Ales

Food with The Recipe 7-11 pm. Music with DJKJ 9-midnight.

Rails and Ales | Leeds AL | Facebook

New Year's Eve Party | Van's Bar Leeds

Ring in 2023 with us at VAN’S in Leeds for our Annual Black & Gold New Year’s Countdown and Balloon Drop on December 31st starting at 7 pm!! Advance tickets available now at the bar. $25 per person includes a bottle of champagne, party favors, huge balloon drop, buffet breakfast after midnight, and LIVE entertainment by Black Sedan Band.

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Sunday, January 1 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2023

May 2023 be your best year!

From your friends at Everyone Leeds!

January Shabbat | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

January Shabbat
On the seventh day God had completed his work that he had done, and he rested…
Genesis 2:2 (CSB)
By January 1st there’s only one word to describe the majority of us - exhausted.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church - 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds

T: 205.699.8446 -  Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

New Years Day  | First Baptist Church Leeds

Join us Sunday January 1st for a special New Year's Message!
"Wait - And be Blessed in 2023!"
10:45 AM - Everyone Welcome!

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Monday, January 2

MEN’S WEEKDAY SMALL GROUPS | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Mondays at 6am in the Banquet Hall and Wednesdays at 5:15am at McDonald’s in Leeds. All men are invited to attend.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church - 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds | T: 205.699.8446 -  Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Men's Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Men’s Bible Study Monday’s 6pm

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Leeds Lion Club Meeting

Monday, January 2, 2023
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Leeds Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm on the 1st Monday of each month at the Masonic Lodge.


Tuesday, January 3

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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

Line Dancing & Pool Tournament | Van's Bar

Join in the fun every Tuesday at Van's in Leeds for FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS by Becca's Barn Dance. Huge, smooth dance floor. No special shoes required. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Open dancing at 6:00 PM and lessons at 7:00 PM. A variety of dance levels and styles are taught and reviewed every week.  FUN-FREE-FELLOWSHIP!
Also, Weekly Pool Tournaments on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  Sign up 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, January 4

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY - Ladies 18+ are invited to gather every Wednesday in the Fireside Room at 6:30p for Bible study and fellowship.

Cedar Grove Baptist Church - 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds | T: 205.699.8446 -  Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

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)

Open Mic Night & Weekly Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar

Open Mic Night & Weekly Pool Tournaments - Join the LIVE and local music scene at VAN'S every Wednesday night for Open Mic Night hosted by Craig and Hutch of Hutch Edwards Project... Fun times!

Upcoming Events

Register Now for FREE Business Workshops

REGISTER NOW for this FREE Business Workshop “Marketing Your Small Business” scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 at 8:30 am.  This is a free workshop designed to help anyone who has a local business or anyone who is thinking of opening a new business.

This is fourth of five workshops scheduled in partnership with Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Sabre Finance planned for the greater Leeds small business community. These business workshops are 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 remaining:
Marketing Your Small Business - January 10, 2023
How to Start a Small Business or Taking your Side Hustle to Small Business - February 14, 2023

All workshops are held in the conference room at the City Annex at 1410 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.

Shopping, Deals & More

Rental Spaces Available | The Backyard & Grand River Drive-In

It’s not too late to plan your holiday party! The Backyard still has rental space availability.
Looking for a catering option for an offsite celebration you have planned? We got your back! Choose your favorites from Neighbors or Saw’s BBQ and contact us today to place your catering order.  Tis’ the Season to Love Thy Neighbors - Click to view: The Backyard Leeds contact information | The Backyard | Facebook

China Wok Leeds

Funny, two weeks ago 50° weather would have felt cold. today? it is...AMAZING!
So, why not venture out in this beautiful late December weather and stop by your friendly neighborhood China Wok! we got all of your favorite Chinese dishes at a reasonable price and, as always, we'd love to see you!!

China Wok Facebook

Shop LA Salon & Boutique

For all of your apparel, accessories, gifts & Tan!
New Year's Holiday Hours:
Monday 1/2/23 closed | Tues-Thurs 10-6p 1/3-1/5/22 | Friday 10-5p 1/6/22

LA Salon Boutique
Plus Tanning
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds

Sparky Crop Tops | Pants Store

Sparkly crop tops were made for New Years Eve! 😍⭐🎉
Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all six of our locations ✨
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Shop The Outlet Shops of Grand River

After Christmas Sale starts Monday, Dec. 26 - Saturday, Dec. 31. Don't miss your chance to save.

Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/

The Livery Event Center

We make events elegantly rustic!🥰
Call today to book your 2023 event!

The Livery Event Center | Leeds AL | Facebook

After Christmas Sale | The Wooden Anchor

Come get some great deals.  Lots of Christmas left and it’s 50% off through Saturday - plus, we have lots of new items!

The Wooden Anchor | Leeds AL | Facebook

New Membership Offer | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce

Join Now - Membership has its privileges so you will definitely want to be connected.

Consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of a business and 80% more likely to purchase a product of service if the business is a member of a chamber of commerce according to a survey conducted by the Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based firm.

It's one of the best investments you can make for your business!

For more information about Membership benefits, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Now Hiring

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Job Opening | Guardian Systems, Inc.

Guardian Systems has a part-time Field Tech/Maintenance position available. Must have a high school or equivalent education. If interested, please apply in person at Guardian systems, Inc. 1108 Ashville Road Leeds, AL. Thank you.

Linda Miller, President
Guardian Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 190
Leeds, AL 35094
Telephone 205-699-6647
Fax 205-699-3882

Helping Others

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As we enjoy this holiday season and think about our end of the year charity and gift giving, remember to open your heart and give to the charity of your choice.  Remember our local charities right here in Leeds, Alabama!

Here are some Leeds Non-Profits to Consider:

- American Legion Post 107
- Ann's New Life- Friends of the Library
- Community Action Togetherness Services, Inc.
- Knights of Columbus Leeds Council #5597
- Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
- Leeds Arts Council
- Leeds Education Foundation
- Leeds Historical Society
- Leeds Lions Club
- Leeds Main Street
- Leeds Masonic Lodge #446
- Leeds Outreach
- Moton Community Center
- The Red Barn
- Tri-County Civitan
- Women's Literary Club
- Your Local Church

This Week's Recipe

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy | CafeDelights.com

Classic salisbury steak is smothered in a mushroom and onion gravy and is ready in just 30 minutes!
One of those comfort food favorites that never goes out of style. It’s quick to make, inexpensive, and is popular with kids and adults alike! This homemade version is WAY better than the kind you’ll typically find in the freezer section of your grocery store.

The information about this recipe came from CafeDelights.com.

For Recipe: Cafe Delights



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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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