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Will you be my valentine? Love is in the air and Valentine's Day is Tuesday. There are multiple ways to celebrate with your Valentine right here in Leeds. Let me count the ways!!! Have a picnic in the park, take in a drive-in movie, have dinner at a local restaurant, shop for your Valentine at one of our local retailers and take advantage of Valentine date night offers! Everyone Leeds wishes each of you a special happy Valentine's Day and remember...
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LHS Art Show at Leeds Art Council 2023
Last Sunday, February 5, Leeds Art Council hosted its yearly LHS Art Show featuring artworks from some of Leeds High School’s best artists. The show presented a variety of pieces from animals to food, to monuments, all highlighting the immense talent of Leeds’ students. Art 1-3 is offered as an elective at LHS taught by Ms. Kirkpatrick and is a class in which students are exposed to a range of art mediums (paint, colored pencil, clay, glass) and taught how to better use these mediums to express themselves. Ms. Kirkpatrick pointed out to me that art is around us at all times and influences the way we think without us evening realizing. Art is a great way of expression and allows us to communicate our emotions, good and bad. When asking her why it is important to share art with the community Kirkpatrick responded with, “We have some crazy talented kids, the art show encourages them to work hard and because the community gives to the schools, this is a good way to give back.” When asked how the community can continue to support art at LHS she says, “To encourage more kids to do art because anyone can participate whether they believe they are ‘good’ or not,” in which she argues that there is no such thing as “good” or “bad” art. Come see what the students have to offer. Maybe you will leave inspired to go out and make art yourself! The students’ artwork will be displayed and available for purchase for the rest of February and the Leeds Art Council is open on Mondays from 9am-12pm. ~Article & Photos by Darcy Phillips - LHS Senior/Everyone Leeds Intern
Grand River Drive-In
TICKETS & LINE-UP FOR THIS WEEKEND AVAILABLE NOW!
MOVIE LINEUP FOR FRIDAY 2.10 AND SATURDAY 2.11
Gates open - 5:00pm || Movies begin - 5:30pm (screen 4) || 6:30pm (screens 2 & 3)
SCREEN 2: KNOCK AT THE CABIN (R) 6:30 / M3GAN (PG-13) 8:25
SCREEN 3: 50 FIRST DATES (2004) (PG-13) 6:30 / FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (2008) (R) 8:35
SCREEN 4: **SPECIAL EARLY START TIME!!** / PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH (PG) 5:45
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (PG-13) 7:40
You may upgrade your tickets to our Valentines Date Night Package online or at the Drive-In gates.
($40 per couple)
- 2 movie tickets to any double feature of choice
- 1 cheese or pepperoni pizza
- 2 fountain drinks
- 2 mini golf vouchers
Please pick up all vouchers that come with your package as you approach the box-office.
Pizza, Fountain Drinks, and Mini Golf can be redeemed by visiting The Backyard Leeds
All items in your package must be redeemed on the night you use your package (either Feb 10 or 11)
Mini golf vouchers can be used on a separate occasion.
-No substitutions in package available- Learn more at www.grandriverdrive-in.com
Thursday, February 9
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 10
Blood Drive | Woman's Literary Club of Leeds
The Woman's Literary Club will be hosting a blood Drive at Leeds First Baptist Church on February 10 from 2-7PM. If you are interested in becoming a superhero for those in need, please sign up at the link below! Each blood donation can save up to 3 lives!
Red Cross Website Registration Link: https://rcblood.org/3XfIJ6I
Saturday, February 11
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.
Romantic Comedy Trivia Night | Rails & Ales
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is swooning to bring you Romantic Comedy Trivia Night at 7 pm on Feb 11 at Rails and Ales. Your team will have fun answering questions about Sweet Home Alabama, Wedding Crashers and Wedding Singer while rocking out to your favorite hits! Prizes to the winning teams! Food with The Lil' Bougie Foodie 6-9.
More Info: RailsandAles.beer
Sunday, February 12
A Study of Ephesians | FBC Leeds
Visit Leeds First Methodist Church
--Sundays at 8:45 am. A worship service using modern music. Attendees can enjoy the hospitality of fresh coffee or juice and doughnuts and other breakfast snacks. Sing along with songs and participate in Holy Communion and prayer. Sermons include scripture reading and application for real life. Kids worship is offered for infants through 5th grade in a separate safe, fun, and inspiring environment. Worship located: Family Life Center - 1189 6th Street, Leeds.
--Traditional Worship at 11:00 a.m. A worship service using traditional music. Attendees can participate in traditional elements including reciting the Apostle's Creed, singing hymns along with choir and organ, and partaking in monthly Holy Communion. Sermons include scripture reading and application for real life. Kids worship is offered for infants through 5th grade in a separate safe, fun, and inspiring environment. Traditional Worship is located 7833 Parkway Drive, Leeds.
*Business casual to Sunday best, it's up to you. You may begin attending any Sunday.
More Info: LeedsFirst.org
Spring Choir Begins | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Join the choir and help lead our church family in worship this Easter season. 4p - Kids Choir (grades 1-6), meet in Kids Church room. 5:30p - Worship Choir (grades 7+ & adults) meet in Old Fellowship Hall (behind sanctuary) Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. We're located at 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds.
Monday, February 13
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
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
Tuesday, February 14
Happy Valentine's Day from Everyone Leeds
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. Location: Leeds City Annex Conference Room - 1410 9th Street.
This is an excellent workshop for anyone who is thinking of starting a new business or has a side hustle desiring to expand to a small business. There is no charge to attend this workshop, 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
Wednesday, February 15
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, 2023 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds. 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.
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:
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.
Shopping, Deals & More
Daily Specials | The Three Earred Rabbit
We have daily specials in addition to our regular menu. Pictured is The Tony Soprano Sub with choice of Tuscan Chicken or Tomato Basil Soup.
Check The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds | Leeds AL | Facebook page for business hours & more delicious treats!
Barnes & Barnes Law Firm
We are a full service law firm specializing in real property law. Our attorneys and staff are experienced in real estate and construction litigation and also handle closings, contracts, and will preparation.
More Info: LeedsLaw.AL
Shop for Your Valentine | Shop LA Salon & Boutique
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
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
Spring & Summer Classes | The Red Barn
New Items & Valentines Decor | The Wooden Anchor
New books! Plus, Valentines decor and gifts are 20% off! More new items at The Wooden Anchor! New book boxes that open up, lanterns, marble coasters, and some adorable new bunnies and chicks!
The Wooden Anchor is located at 8149 Parkway Drive.
This Week's Recipe
Crockpot Angel Chicken
Crockpot angel chicken is super creamy and melt in your mouth tender. Almost no prep time and the slow cooker does all the work. 8 simple ingredients!
Get the FULL recipe >> https://www.restlesschipotle.com/crockpot-angel-chicken/
EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS YOUR VIDEOS!
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 email@example.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!
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