Check Out Leeds Happenings This Week:
Remember to practice simple acts of kindness every day. February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. That's just a reminder that we should conduct ourselves with kindness not just one day a year, but every day! In Leeds, Alabama, we have wonderful people. Most people are kind on a daily basis and that's just one reason why everyone loves Leeds. Leeds is one of the greatest places on earth. We think so and we're sure you do, too!
Congratulations Beverly Riddlesberger! Mayor David Miller declared February 7, 2022 as Beverly Riddlesberger Day. This presentation was made at Leeds City Council meeting with the declaration as follows: "Beverly Riddlesberger has been and continues to provide superior leadership in the Leeds Outreach organization and; whereas, under her management, Leeds Outreach has become known throughout the area as an outstanding resource for citizens to receive support for the need for sustenance and; whereas, she has shown exceptional ability to coordinate extensive municipal and county programs for food and commodities of all types and; whereas, throughout all of her endeavors, she has held highest ideals of citizenship and caring for her fellow man and continues to represent her organization and the City in a superb manner and; whereas, it is the desire of the Mayor and the Council with the City of Leeds to formally recognize her outstanding high achievements and wish her continued success at Leeds Outreach and provide even more widespread service. Now, therefore, I proclaim on behalf of the City, the Council and the City of Leeds for this day, 7th day of February, 2022 to be Beverly Riddlesberger Day in the City of Leeds." ~Mayor David Miller Read more at: https://www.leedsalabama.org/beverly-riddlesberger-day/
There's also a lot going on in Leeds so we have several news items to share this week.
WoodmenLife awards Leeds City School employees and staff with gift cards
LEEDS — WoodmenLife Chapter #1558 awarded $10 Chick-fil-A gift cards to Leeds City School employees and staff on February 14, 2022. Leeds City Schools employs 256 teachers and staff members. Sandra McGuire, Executive Director for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Treasurer of Chapter #1558, delivered the 256 gift cards (for a total of $2,560 distributed). Read full article at: https://bit.ly/33wTkEw
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 Presents Donations to Local Schools
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 presented donations to four area schools at their monthly meeting last Thursday at Leeds Civic Center. Each special education teacher received a check in the amount of $500 to their particular classroom for a total of $2000 in charitable distributions. Recipients were Tyler Evans for Leeds Middle School, Alexis Shepherd for Leeds Elementary School, Katie Lee for Moody Elementary School and Leslie Bice for Odenville Elementary. Read full article at: https://bit.ly/3gUGR0e
Leeds Seniors Take a Pottery Class at Earthborn Pottery
Our seniors had a great time last week visiting Earthborn Pottery and taking a pottery class. If you are 60+ and would like to join the fun that this group is having on a daily basis, please jump right in. Learn more about what these seniors are doing at: https://www.leedsalabama.org/senior-services/
Thursday, February 17
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
at Leeds First Baptist Church Family Life Center - 7481 Parkway Drive.
Guest speaker is Drew Ann Long, founder of Caroline's Cart. You will not want to miss this event for a great speaker, tasty lunch and the opportunity to network with others.
Read about Drew Ann Long at www.leedsareachamber.com/february-2022-luncheon/
Pop Culture Trivia | 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, The Office, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite party music while answering fun questions. Prizes to the winning teams! More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events
Friday, February 18
Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 invites you to BINGO FOR CHARITY this Friday night at Leeds Civic Center.
Play for cash prizes while fundraising for local charitable causes. Doors open at 5p | Bingo at 6p | Food available for purchase. All proceeds will go to fund the charitable work in the greater Leeds area.
Saturday, February 19
2022 Electronics Free Drop-Off Day & Paper Shredding Events
The City of Leeds is happy to share information about the 2022 Electronics Free Drop-Off Day and Paper Shredding events from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on the following dates and locations:
2630 Cahaba Rd, 35223
Center Point Satellite Courthouse
2651 Center Point Parkway, 35215
Jefferson County Valley Creek
Water Reclamation Facility - Bessemer
3923 Clearwater Drive, 35023
See flyer for complete information about what can be disposed of at these events.
Be Set Free Counseling & Coaching Services
Women's Empowerment | February 19
RSVP for Attendance by calling 205.702.6204.
Media Ministry The Tower Of Prayer Church
We are forever growing in ministry and because of that things are going UP UP UP! Can you believe that a pandemic would have pushed the destination of God’s Word to now reach places like the UK and even South America! Have you ever wondered how that was possible? Are you curious on how we create a platform just so that we all can experience worship virtually? Worry no more! Join the Media Ministry on February 19 at 11:30 AM for our Interest Meeting. This will be a in person and virtual event and if you desire to attend, you may register with the link below. We look forward to seeing you all! LINK: https://bit.ly/topmediaministry
Sunday, February 20
First Baptist Church Leeds
Children in our communities need loving homes. You can help! Swing by our info session to learn about becoming a Mentor foster parent. We’ll go over what it takes to become a foster parent, what it’s like to care for these amazing kids, the support foster parents receive, and answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more, send us a direct message! We’re committed to your safety and are taking precautions in accordance with current guidance from the CDC, local health departments, and our COVID Task Force. Masks are encouraged.
Monday, February 21
Leeds City Hall will be closed for Presidents Day Holiday.
Tuesday, February 22
Shakespeare Acting Classes
Victoria Boyce teaches weekly acting classes at Leeds Theater and Arts Center on Tuesdays. Spring theme is Shakespeare, with showcase on April 29-30. Call 205-285-7635 to reserve your spot in class. Students 7-19 years old will learn how to read and perform Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies along with how to perform a monologue and how to sword fight, all in a family friendly environment. More Info: http://www.leedsartscouncil.org/
YP Leeds Valentine Social Feb 22nd
Be there or be square! It will be EPIC!
•Join us 2/22/22 at 8139 Event Boutique for food, music by DJKJ LIVE and drinks provided by Magic City Mini Bar!
•Totally free event! Ages 21-45 #getoutgetsocial
Wednesday, February 23
Cedar Grove Baptist Church Leeds Needs Serve Teams
Serve Teams Needed on Wednesday Nights! The Kitchen Crew needs a few folks willing to come set the tables, make/serve drinks, prep salads, serve food, or wash dishes. If you can lend a hand, please call the church office and let Erica know! We need Serve Teams on the following dates: 3/9, 3/16, 4/13, 4/20, and 5/11. Love to Cook? We need Cooking Teams on the following dates: 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, and 5/4
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/cedargroveleeds
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar
Join us in celebrating Alabama Arbor Week and take home a tree seedling Feb 26!
REGISTRATION IS NOT NEEDED for this event. Tree seedlings will be available from 12 pm until 2:30 pm, or until inventory is depleted. Tree seedlings are available to the general public on a first come first served basis. Limit of 3 ornamental trees and 7 total trees per person/household. Tree species available will be announced the week before the event. Join us by the Fountain at the Grand River Outlet Shops. Rain location will be under the atrium near the food court. More Info: https://shopsofgrandriver.com/jefferson-county-seedling-give-away/
Leeds Baseball and Softball announces Greenwave Giveaway on March 5
It is going to be at Rails and Ales this year. This is a fundraiser for both the Leeds Baseball and Softball teams. We would also love to sell more tickets, so if you know of anyone who may be interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fused Glass with Karen Dixon March 5 Artists Incorporated Gallery 1-3 pm
$50.00 includes all materials. All experience levels are welcome. Class size is limited. Email to register at email@example.com.
First Baptist Church Leeds | MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP WEEKEND
March 18-19, 2022 - Join us starting Friday night, March 18th at WorldSong Missions Place in Cook Springs, AL. This overnight event includes lodging, three meals and all activities associated with the discipleship. The cost is $50 per person. Please see Pat Kotal or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this event.
Barber Motorsports Park Leeds Indy5K
Trot the track with us! Don’t miss your opportunity to run a 5K on the Augusta of Racing on April 29 for the Indy 5K by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Registration is live NOW & only $30!
http://ow.ly/sThp50HJkSX #IndyBHM #Indy5k
Shopping, Deals & More
The Backyard President's Day Special!!!!
WEEKEND SPECIAL! Neighbors Brew and Pies special this weekend at located at the Backyard Leeds, Shops of Grand River!
- any two pizzas
- 4 drinks
- 4 games of golf
Chick-fil-A Leeds (1808 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL) Mobile App
Eat Mor Chikin®. Earn points. Easy as 1, 2, 3
1.Download the Chick-fil-A® App
2. Place your mobile order
3. Earn points towards rewards
Whataburger Burger Box (Leeds, AL)
Exciting things are happening at the Leeds Whataburger! We are the first store in Alabama to receive the Burger Box! This is an easy and convenient way to feed a large group of people while allowing everyone to customize their burger just how they like it. The Burger Box is easy to order- just go online at Whataburger.com or use our app! From birthday parties to Super Bowl gathering to office events, the Burger Box can feed them all. Each Burger Box can be customized to include either 10 single meat Whataburgers with or without cheese, or 10 double meat Whataburgers with or without cheese and includes all the toppings you need- lettuce, tomato, pickles, & onions + condiments (mustard, mayo & ketchup) to build your burger your way. You can even opt to add a gallon of tea or lemonade.
The Outlet Shops Of Grand River | Win A Family Play Pack
Come Shop. Stay to Play.
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is the perfect place to bring your family to shop and play. We are giving away a Family Play Package that includes a $100.00 The Backyard gift card (good for drive-in movies, Neighbors Brew & Pies, Saw’s, BBQ, Mini Golf, and the Snack Shack). Also included are four tickets to The Pixel Room – Birmingham’s first and largest selfie museum. Enter to win a Family Play Pack at https://shopsofgrandriver.com/familyplaypack/ . Drawing will be held on February 28, 2022.
Make 2022 the year of YOU
Get in shape with our instructor-led fitness group classes!
Full Body Pump is a 55 minute, high rep, low weight, and instructor-led class with awesome upbeat music. You will be toning up your body in no time!
Beginners Yoga is a 60 minute, class focusing on balance, flexibility, core strength, upper body strength, breathing, and recovery with the body you have today.
New members can get 2 weeks of class FREE and bring a friend to 2 classes for FREE
Sign up today or give us a call to learn more!
Workout Anytime Leeds | 7480 Parkway Drive, Leeds | 205-702-2789
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Let's Fill The Food Pantry
Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus Mission
Our Mission Goal for February is to collect 222 cans of Soup and 55 Boxes of Crackers!
Let’s fill the Food Pantry!
More Info: http://www.edenwestside.org/
Qualified homeowners may be eligible for an Alabama Storm Shelter Tax Credit
Alabama Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Revenue, is tasked with administering the provisions of the Alabama Storm Shelter Tax Credit Act.
This Week's Recipe
Creamy Chicken & Mushrooms
Whether you scored wild mushrooms at the farmers' market, found cultivated maitake or shiitake at the supermarket or just have some baby bella's on hand, this healthy creamy chicken recipe is delicious with any of them. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
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