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February is officially here!  Love is in the air!  Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there are many offerings to celebrate with your favorite Valentine right here in Leeds, Alabama. It's also time to read. Our schools and library are gearing up for a great month of reading. Reading Across Leeds has officially launched with Leeds Primary and Elementary schools. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library has launched a number of reading programs including 1000 Books before Kindergarten, For the Love of Reading Bingo, Warm Reads and more!  Of course, the next My Story Town will be fabulous scheduled at The Livery. The Chamber has one more business workshop and if you are even thinking about starting a new business, this workshop is for you - How to Take Your Side Hustle to a Small Business! With today being Groundhog Day, will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?  Will we have six more weeks of winter or will spring come early!!!

Speaking of reading, thank you for reading our weekly news at Everyone Leeds! Check out all of the events, shopping opportunities and more.  It's going to be a great month and be sure to drop us a line, tell us what's going on in your world, send us your news and remember to...

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

Read Across Leeds Reading Competition

February 1st kicks off Read Across Leeds! Abigail Wideman, Miss Leeds Area's Outstanding Teen, has partnered with Leeds Elementary and Leeds Primary to promote reading throughout the month of February! Students will keep track of the number of books they read during the month and then, submit the number to a Google Form at the end of the month. (We will post the link to submit later this month!) The winning class will receive a prize! We can't wait to see all of the books our kids read at school and at home this coming month!

More Information about Read Across Leeds:  LES Facebook Page

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is happy to promote 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. *Sign up your children for the reading program designed for children 0-5 years old.  Go to LeedsLibrary.Beanstack.com and register to earn badges, books, and certificates to print for keepsakes along the way.

For more information, please call the library at  (205) 699-5962.

Leeds High School Football News

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Congrats CJ Douglas and Christian Simmons!!

✍🏽 Signing day! ✍🏽
Congrats to CJ Douglas signing his NLI to play at Samford and Christian Simmons on signing with Clarke University! ⁣

Love is in the Air

Happy February! Love is in the air! Some Leeds Arts Council board members created an art piece in our planter for Leeds Main Street contest! Thanks to Beverly Wison, Sandra Bailey, Jessica Carmon, & Mandi Rae Trott for putting your creative skills to work!
This piece is meant to draw your attention to the upcoming performance of She Loves Me - the opening date is February 24th. This theatrical performance is a PERFECT date night activity and it is here, right in your own hometown. Get tickets now at lac.booktix.com  - We love Leeds.

Grand River Drive -in


screen 2: 6:30 pm - KNOACK AT THE CABIN / 8:35 pm - M3GAN
screen 3: 6:30 pm – MISSING / 8:35 pm - A MAN CALLED OTTO
screen 4: early start time 5:30 pm - PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH / 7:40 pm - AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

Gates And Concessions Open From 5:30 Until 8:45 (15 Minutes After Final Showtime)
Gates Open / 5:30pm Movies Begin / 6:30p

Thursday, February 2

Happy Groundhog Day!!!

Let's see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow!!

Spring, please come early!!!

Ladies Bunko Night | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Ladies Bunko Night at 6:30p, BH.  Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events.  We're located at 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds.

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. Thursdays at 7 pm.  More Information: Rails & Ales

Friday, February 3

Ham Bagby & Hand Truck Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Ham Bagby & Hand Truck 7-11 + food with The Recipe 6-9

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Driver | Van's Bar Leeds

Driver plays VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on February 3rd, starting at 9:00 PM.
$6 cover - 21+ show

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Saturday, February 4

Leeds Community Breakfast | Leeds Masonic Lodge #446

Community Breakfast is served at 8am the first Saturday of each month at Leeds Masonic Lodge.

More info: Facebook Page

Let's Paint a Valentine Box | The Wooden Anchor

Let's paint a Valentine box! Saturday, February 4 anytime between 10-4 at The Wooden Anchor. Children can decorate a wooden box to hold their Valentines for just $10! The top is decorated with the child's thumbprints.  Call or message to reserve a box at 404.862.1679.

The Wooden Anchor is located at 8149 Parkway Drive.


Cody Howell Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Music with Cody Howell 7-11 pm. Food w/D'squared 6-9 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

The Buicks | Van's Bar Leeds

See The Buicks LIVE at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on Saturday, February 4th, at 9 PM!
$6 cover. 21+ show.

Van's Bar | Leeds  AL | Facebook

Sunday, February 5

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Visit The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany this week!
1334 Montevallo Road SW, Leeds
www.Epiphany-Leeds.org - (205) 699-2404
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30am - Evening Prayer: Sundays at 4:00pm
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Leeds, Alabama is part of the Alabama Diocese of the Episcopal Church. "We recognize that we are all beloved children of God, redeemed and transformed by God's grace through Jesus Christ."

More Info:  The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany | Facebook

Visit Leeds Presbyterian Church this week!

Leeds Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian USA Church. We have a Christ-centered worship - located at 8317 1st Avenue SE, Leeds.

T: 205-699-8463 - www.Leedspc.org

Sunday Services:  Church School: 9:30am - Service for the Lord's Day at 11am

Leeds Presbyterian Facebook Page

Man Night | FBC Leeds

Men of Responsibility.  Manly Meal.  Manley Music.  Manly Message.  Only THREE days out! Get your tickets today! - https://fbcleeds.ticketleap.com/man-night-2023/
Sunday Feb. 5th! Men’s Night @ FBC Leeds with Coach Bill Clark.
FBC Leeds - 7481 Parkway Drive

Monday, February 6

Masterpiece Monday's -  Leeds Arts Council   9a-Noon

Did you know we are open on Mondays from 9-12? Come on down to the #leedsartscouncil to view the art on display!  Located at 8140 Parkway Drive.

More Info:  www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Office Hours to get to know your new Alabama House Representative Susan DuBose. Refreshments and conversation with Susan.

Meet And Greet Mondays with Your New House Representative

Be sure to stop in to get to know your new Alabama House Representative Susan DuBose. Refreshments and conversation with Susan.

February Dates:  February 6, 13, 20, 27

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
7901 Parkway Drive

Crossfit Righteous Kids

Starting on Monday, February 6th, CrossFit Righteous is offering an after school kids program for ages 5-16. CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for kids of all ages. At CrossFit Righteous we teach kids how to get in physical activity, while also teaching good healthy habits. We emphasize good movement patterns, while having fun. Good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance, and fewer sports injuries for kids. A vast body of research also indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement. CrossFit Righteous is a licensed CrossFit Kids affiliate with properly trained coaches excited to work with your kids.

Sign up:   www.cfrighteous.com

Young Adult Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Young Adult Bible Study Mondays 6-8pm with Brandon & Elisabeth Goddard in the Youth Room.

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Leeds City Council Meeting

The next City Council Meeting is scheduled for 6 pm on Monday, February 6 at the Leeds City Annex located at 1412 9th Street.

For Meeting Agendas, please visit LeedsAlabama.org 

Leeds Lion Club Meeting

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

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

Tuesday, February 7

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Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group | The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm provided by Lakeside Hospice.

For more information, contact Julie Slagle at jslagle@lakesidehospice.org

Wednesday, February 8

Wednesday Services | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Wednesday Night Services

7:30pm - 8:30pm

For more information, click on the links below.

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

City & Community Notices

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City of Leeds Website Notice:

The City of Leeds website has given security errors and other display issues intermittently over the last week or so. Our team worked on these issues and all should now be resolved. If you have any further display issues, please clear your Internet cache (delete your Internet browser history and temporary Internet files / for iPhones and other mobile devices, remove website data on Safari and other browsers). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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City of Leeds Residential Garbage Notice:

GFL - Green For Life is the current residential garbage/waste management services for the City of Leeds residents. GFL bought out ECOSOUTH. There have been a number of social media posts about issues with GFI with billing and garbage pickup recently. If you are having problems with your garbage service, billing or any problems and you cannot get satisfaction from the company, you can send a complaint directly to the City of Leeds. There is a Household Trash Service Complaint button to submit your complaint on this page: https://www.leedsalabama.org/residential-garbage/

It is very important that you send your complaint to the city so PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND IN THE COMPLAINT FORM. This information is needed for the city to penalize the company for failing to adhere to their contract. We need our residents to help us to help them get these issues corrected. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

My Story Town February 2022 | The Livery Event Center

Hey Everybody!  It’s time to round up your kiddos and friends and join us at one of our favorite places in Leeds… The Historic Livery (1880) for our Next

My Story Town on MONDAY, February 13th at 10:30am!

Grab a coffee from Hustle & Grind then head over to the Livery to hear stories, playtime, crafts, and enjoy heart shaped cookies made by the Three Earred Rabbit…and more fun surprises!

For more information,
Visit our website www.LeedsLibrary.com or call the library: (205) 699-5962.

The Livery (Museum and Event Center)
900-998 Thornton Ave. NE
Leeds, Alabama  35094

 Register Now for a Free Business Workshop | Leeds Chamber of Commerce

How to Start a Small Business or Taking your Side Hustle to Small Business - February 14 @ 8:30am.

There is no charge to attend this workshops, but please RSVP by contacting Sandra McGuire at (205) 965-9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com for any handouts and refreshments. For more information about the workshop, please click on the link: Leeds Area Chamber Business Workshops

She Loves Me | Leeds Arts Council

Friday, February 24th and March 3rd - 7pm
Saturday, February 25th and March 4th - 7pm
Sunday, February 26th and March 5th - 2:30 pm
Let Leeds Arts Council transport you to 1934 Budapest to Maraczek's Parfumie and watch the story unfold to reveal Georg and Amalia, two individuals who love to hate each other, but unknowing to them, are in love with each other through a Lonely Hearts Club. Follow this hilarious musical written by Joe Masterof with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnock. The musical is based on the film The Shop Around The Corner and is the premise for the hit film You've Got Mail. Please join us to see this fabulous cast and spectacular show. Tickets can can be purchased at lac.booktix.com at the door. Tickets $17

Daddy - Daughter Western Party | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce

WANTED: DADDIES & DAUGHTERS to mosey on over to the 2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Western Party hosted by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. Bring a dad, grandfather, uncle or other special male guest! Saturday, March 18 from 6-8p at The Livery Event Center and The Historic Train Depot located in historic downtown Leeds at 8334-8335 Thornton Avenue.

Plenty of fun is planned with line dancing, face painting, balloon artist, refreshments, photo booth for selfies and more!

REWARD: Lots of Memories and a Stompin’ Good Time!

This event is designed for primary and elementary school ages.  You will not want to miss this event!

Advance tickets: $15 each for Daddy & Daughter and $10 for each additional girl. All tickets are $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com or call 205.965.9392.

Here is the direct link for reservations and payment options:

Shopping, Deals & More

Valentine Truffles | Little Cahaba Chocolates

Happy Valentines! Little Cahaba Chocolates is pleased to bring you our delicious artisan truffles for your pleasure.
Valentine Truffles will be available at Mum & Me Mercantile.
Little Cahaba Chocolates will be bringing the love and chocolate truffles to Mum and Me Mercantile in Leeds on February 11, from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm. Make your Valentine feel special with some delicious handmade truffles from Little Cahaba Chocolates and a unique gift from Mum. No Valentine? Then, treat yourself! We look forward to seeing you!

Mum & Me Mercantile is located at 8032 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds.

Little Cahaba Chocolates Website

Mum & me mercantile llc | Facebook

 Friday NightsThe Three Earred Rabbit

Open Friday nights now until 7 pm.  Stop by for one of our specials or pick up a casserole & dessert to take home. Just take and bake dinner is ready in 30 minutes.

Check The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds | Leeds AL | Facebook page for business hours & more delicious treats!

Valentine's Day Giveaway | Casey Parsons Team - Guild Mortgage


Share your love story with us to be entered into our giveaway contest; let us know how you and your significant other met!

Story must be posted as a comment below on our original Facebook thread. We would appreciate if you liked/followed our page. 💌FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS‼️


🌹 One dozen red roses in a vase
💰 $100.00 Visa Gift Card for date night
🍫 One box for gourmet chocolates



Fall & Winter 1/2 Price Sale | Shop LA Salon & Boutique

Fall & Winter Apparel 1/2 Price Sale Going On Plus Tanning Single Visits - Packages - NO Contracts.  Get Started Today.  Come in to Tan and Stay to Shop!  Please note new store hours.
LA Salon Boutique
Plus Tanning
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds

Advertising Opportunity | Leeds Arts Council

The Leeds Arts Council is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of our winter musical, She Loves Me!, and we would love for you to be a part of it! We are offering local businesses the opportunity to purchase advertisement space in our playbill. By purchasing ad space, you will be supporting the arts in our community, plus gaining exposure for your business to a wide audience. Playbills will be distributed to all attendees at the performances and will serve as a lasting reminder of your support. Hundreds of patrons will attend the performances February 24 thru March 5. Advertising options include full-page, half-page, and quarter-page ads. Prices start at just $25! Ads and payment must be received by February 15.  You may utilize the QR code to purchase an ad or follow instructions on the graphic.


Stratford Real Estate

Putting buyers and sellers together in the greater Birmingham area for 23 years.

Located at 8136 Parkway Drive

Visit Facebook page or website

Vintage Turkish Sultanhani | The Rug Bug Design

Check this Vintage Turkish Sultanhani!!
Hand-knotted Wool Rug.
Circa 1970
Shipping available
Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River

More Info: Facebook Page

Valentine's Day Package | The Backyard Leeds

** Our Valentine's Day DATE NIGHT with The Backyard and Grand River Drive-In**
2 Movie Tickets - 2 Mini-Golf Vouchers
1 Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza \ 2 Drink Cups

More info:  The Backyard | Facebook

Date Night | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Celebrate with us! The Outlet Shops of Grand River will be offering two amazing opportunities for Valentine’s Day. The Backyard is excited to announce a special Valentine’s Day Package for couples Friday, February 10-Saturday, February 11. This package includes 2 movie tickets to Grand River Drive-In, 2 mini golf vouchers, 1 cheese or pepperoni pizza from Neighbors (heart shaped), and two fountain drinks all for $40.00.

You could also win an amazing date night package for you and your Valentine! The Enter To Win will begin February 1 and end on February 10.  Winner will be drawn and notified on February 11.

Date Night Package includes:

  • $100 Gift Card from The Backyard
  • $100 Gift Card from The Outlet Shops of Grand River
  • $50.00 Gift Card from Polo Ralph Lauren
  • $50.00 Gift Card from Francesca’s

Register to win at www.shopsofgrandriver.com/date-night

Now Hiring

Job Opportunity | Rusty's Bar-B-Q

Rusty’s is looking for smiling faces to join our team! We have some exciting things coming in the new year and we are wanting to increase our staff! Full and part-time positions available! Come be part of a fun, growing, community-centered business! Apply online at the link below. #rustysbbq #jobs #nowhiring

Helping Others

February Items Needed | Leeds Outreach

You may drop off items at @Bargain Bee's on 8th St or MortgageRight Leeds on Parkway Drive or at Leeds Outreach.

More Info:  Leeds Outreach Facebook Page

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Remember to Purchase Tickets for 2023 Greenwave Giveaway

The Greenwave Giveaway is our biggest fundraiser and benefits both Leeds Baseball and Leeds Softball. If you want to be in the draw down for $10,000, please let me know and I will bring you a ticket. The tickets are $100 and this includes Dinner for 2!
Julie Moore
Senior Mortgage Loan Originator
C: 205-314-9315
NMLS #197045

This Week's Recipe

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole | Wholesome Yum

The whole family will love this quick and easy chicken bacon ranch casserole.

The information about this recipe came from:

Wholesome Yum



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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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