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It's been a great week celebrating Valentine's Day and more. Be sure to check out all the news this week right here at Everyone Leeds and always remember...
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New TriGreen Location Coming to Leeds
TriGreen Equipment is excited to announce the new location of the Leeds dealership location coming March 2023! TriGreen Equipment of Leeds will be the local John Deere dealership for lawn and garden, agricultural, construction equipment, and the parts and service you need to keep them up and running. TriGreen is currently hiring.
Charles Barkley Celebrates Birthday at Three Earred Rabbit While in Town for 60 Minutes Interview
Three Earred Rabbit had the pleasure of helping Charles Barkley celebrate his birthday with lunch and a specialty cake for his interview with 60 minutes.
New Street Banners for Downtown Leeds
Downtown Leeds will soon display street banners. Over the past year, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce has worked on a street banner project as part of their Retail Support Group in partnership with Leeds Redevelopment Authority. Initially, 19 banners will be displayed periodically throughout the year. Pictured is Chamber Executive Director, Sandra McGuire, showing off one of the banners. For more information about this and other chamber projects, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Everyone Leeds Bookmarks Presented to Leeds City Schools in Celebration of Read Across Leeds Month
Everyone Leeds Editor, Dona Bonnett, presented Everyone Leeds bookmarks to Leeds City Schools in celebration of Read Across Leeds Month. Bookmarks were provided by Leeds Redevelopment Authority for every student and teacher at each school. Pictured with Dona: Leeds Primary School Principal Steven Porter, Leeds Elementary School Principal Rachael Haley, Leeds Middle School Library Media Specialist Susan Hutto and Principal Bobby Byrd, Leeds High School Librarian Larry Caffee. We encourage everyone to read Everyone Leeds digital news each week.
My Story Town Meets at The Livery
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library hosted their February My Story Town event at The Livery Event Center. The Livery Owner, Linda Miller, and historian, Randy Ray, of Leeds Historical Society shared some of the history and significance of this building. The Livery was originally an actual livery stable where people brought their horses to have them cared for while they were in town during the horse and buggy days. It was important that the livery was close to the train depot and the old Hagwood Hotel next door where visitors could stay overnight. Ms. Miller shared that her parents stayed at the Hagwood Hotel on their honeymoon so she was happy to have the opportunity to own that property now. Mr. Ray shared some old photos of what the buildings looked like during that era as well as photos of people of Leeds. Library Programs and Events Coordinator, Annette McGuire, shared a story time and a musical game. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Sandra McGuire, led the children in the song, Old McDonald had a Farm. Some of the children asked really good questions during the Q&A time. One of the question was, "Why do horses wear shoes?" Everyone had a great time and it was a good learning experience for the children.
Grand River Drive-In
View The Lineup!!! Movies @ 7:30pm
Come See Us On 2.17 And 2.18
Screen 2: Knock at the Cabin (R) 7:30 / Bridesmaids (2011) (R) 9:25
Screen 3: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (Pg-13) 7:30 / Avatar: The Way of Water (Pg-13) 9:50
Screen 4: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Pg) 7:30 / The Amazing Maurice (Pg) 9:25
Tickets Live On Grandriverdrive-In.Com
Gates And Concessions Open At 6:00, And Remain Open Until 10:00 (After Last Feature Has Started). No Admission After 10pm.
Thursday, February 16
February Chamber Luncheon | Leeds First Methodist Church
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, February 16 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street. With February being recognized as Career Technical Education month by the Alabama State Department of Education, guest speakers will be Shannon Logan from Leeds City Schools and Lawson "Russ" Cofield from Academy of Craft Training - Birmingham. Also, Leeds Elementary School Jump Rope Team will perform.
This is a great opportunity to meet and develop relationships with other Leeds area business professionals, hear a great speaker and enjoy a great lunch. Also, businesses are encourage to bring door prizes to advertise your business.
Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. For more info and speaker bios, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
City Notice - Weather Advisory
The City of Leeds has issued a weather advisory for this afternoon; therefore, all non-emergency offices will be closing at 1 pm.
Other Inclement Weather Closings for Today:
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library will close at 1 pm.
LA Salon, Flowers & Boutique will close this afternoon.
Rails & Ales will be closed tonight / No Bingo
VALENTINE'S BLUES SPECIAL: Chicago Blues Living Legend JOHN PRIMER | Van's Bar Leeds
VALENTINE'S BLUES SPECIAL!!!
JOHN PRIMER plays VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on February 16th, starting at 8:00 PM. Make your plans to head to VAN'S for this incredible opportunity to experience this Chicago Blues Living Legend!! Tickets $20.
Friday, February 17
Bingo for Charity | Leeds Civic Center
BINGO returns Friday, February 17 at Leeds Civic Center. Doors open at 5 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Stadium food available for moderate prices. A 100% smoke free and alcohol free facility. Must be 19 and older! This event is hosted by Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 and enables this organization to help others through their charity projects.
BoDean and The Poachers Live | Van's Bar Leeds
BoDean and The Poachers plays VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on February 17th, starting at 9:00 PM. Join us! $6 cover | 21+ show - Leeds AL | Facebook
Saturday, February 18
Karaoke Night at the Rail | Rails & Ales
Karaoke night 7-11 + Food with Hey Bebe 6-9.
More Info: RailsandAles.beer
Tri-City Saviors Live | Van's Bar Leeds
$6 cover | 21+ show
Sunday, February 19
Sunday Worship | Leeds Worship Center
Visit Ruach Ministries Leeds
More Info: (659) 223-1137
Monday, February 20
Happy Presidents Day
All City of Leeds offices, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
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
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 20 & 27
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
7901 Parkway Drive
Tuesday, February 21
Tuesday Tot Time | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30. Join the fun at Tuesday Tot Time with Ms. Ramona at 10:30am in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your children ages 2 years to 5 years for stories, crafts, songs, and playtime. Children learn early literacy skills in a warm and accepting environment. This is an in-person activity open to children and their caregivers.
Located at 8104 Parkway Drive
For more information: www.LeedsLibrary.com or call library: (205) 699-5962.
Wednesday, February 22
Wednesday Services | Eden Westside Baptist Church Leeds River Campus
Wednesday Night Services include Adult Bible Study, Preschool, Children and Youth Activities at 6:30 pm. Located just past The Outlet Shops of Grand River at 1441 Riverview Road, Trussville.
For more information, visit EdenWestside.org.
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
Chili Cookoff | FBC Leeds
Mark your Calendars! FBC Leeds Chili Cook-off (potluck) - Sunday, February 26 directly after the combined service! Bring your favorite pot of chili to share and enter to win a prize! And we’ll also be taking donations for the Honduras Mission trip this summer. So bring your favorite pot of chili and your donation!
FBC Leeds - 7481 Parkway Drive - FBC Leeds Facebook Page
Speed Networking Event | Leeds Main Street
There is still time to register for the upcoming Speed Networking Event on March 9. If you or someone you know is interested in buying, selling, or renting property downtown, please attend our Speed Networking Event on March 9.
Register here -> https://forms.gle/LdSZTLsUqAdtEtTj9
Thank you to those who have already registered. We look forward to hosting you!
Amber Vines, LMS Executive Director - 205.422.0760
Blessing Swap | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Join us on Saturday, March 11th for our annual Blessing Swap!
WHAT IS A BLESSING SWAP?
Picture a giant, multi-family yard sale… but with NO PRICE TAGS! THAT’s the Blessing Swap. Gather all of the “extras” in your life: clothes, toys, small household items, blankets, baby gear, etc. Drop these items off any time during the donation drop-off days*. Then, shop through what everyone else has contributed** - for FREE!
*No donation is required to participate.
For more information about this event, how to participate, how donate items or how to volunteer, please visit the Blessings Swap Facebook page or Call Cedar Grove Baptist Church at 205.699.8446.
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:
Upcoming Events | The Backyard Leeds
SAVE THE DATE!
We have fun events planned that you definitely won’t want to miss!
More Info: The Backyard Facebook Page
Now Accepting Vendors | 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendors for an exciting weekend that packs plenty of fun for you and the kiddos with the 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival at Leeds Memorial Park, Saturday, May 20th. Stage entertainment will include Lennox Poe, Evan Riley, Erica Ryleigh, Kutzu, Eric Watters and Elvis Tribute Artist, Terry Padgett. Plan to enjoy every minute with hula hoop contests, balloon artist, face painting, arts, crafts, specialty vendors from all over the southeast, food trucks, Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show and much more! Remember to bring Fido to compete in the Dog Pageant, Saturday, May 20th. More information and vendor applications may be found at www.CreekBankFestival.com.
7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show
C & C Motor Company presents the 7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show in conjunction with the Leeds Creek bank festival. It's a family event so bring those rides & the kiddos. We had over 300 cars last year. Registration is $10. We will have custom made trophies for the Top 30 with some specialty awards. This is open to all Vehicles, Motorcycles & 4WD. For more info, please contact Chris or Christy @ 205-365-7412 or 205-283-0952.
Shopping, Deals & More
Visit the Frozen Rooster
Hot Wings, Ice Cream, Cookies and more - located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
More Info: Frozen Rooster Facebook Page
Tanning | Shop LA Salon & Boutique
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
Shop Mum & Me Mercantile
•Local Downtown Boutique Store
•All items are American made
•Sales go to a variety of foundations
Located at 8032 Parkway Drive, Leeds - More Info: MumAndMeLeeds.com
Mattress Sale | Overstock Mattress
Queen plush 11 inch hybrid Mattress $499 or firm king mattress $699 in downtown Leeds at 8105 Parkway Drive Leeds at Overstock Mattress & Beds.
Free Delivery | Mills Pharmacy Leeds
Why settle for subpar service at a big box pharmacy when you can get perks like free delivery right to your door when you make the switch to Mills? Ask your neighborhood pharmacist about no-cost delivery! More Info: Mills Pharmacy Facebook Page
The Music Room
Piano | Voice | Guitar | Drums | Ukulele
8028 Parkway Drive - www.TheMusicRoomLeeds.com
Presidents' Day Sale | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Shop the Presidents' Day Sale this Friday-Monday, February 17-20 at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Discover the thrill of the deal! The deals are just beginning.
Learn more at www.shopsofgrandriver.com
Spring Open House | The Wooden Anchor
The Wooden Anchor's Spring Open House scheduled for March 4 from 10a-5p. Enjoy refreshments, discounts and giveaways!
The Wooden Anchor is located at 8149 Parkway Drive.
Most Needed Personal Care Items | Leeds Outreach
You may drop off items at @ MortgageRight Leeds on Parkway Drive or at Leeds Outreach. We want to thank the churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for their continued support of Leeds Outreach.
More Info: Leeds Outreach Website or Leeds Outreach Facebook Page
This Week's Recipe
Ritz Chicken Casserole
This homemade Ritz Chicken Casserole is a hearty and flavorful family favorite that’s ready in less than 30 minutes!!
Get Recipe at: https://princesspinkygirl.com/ritz-chicken-casserole/
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