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This week is Universal Letter Writing Week!  Letter writing has almost become a lost art.  We're all so busy and our world works through email, text messages and social media.  Wouldn't it be great if the people of Leeds took a moment this week to actually write a letter to someone special and mail it? Whether you write a family member, a person that might have influenced your life or a business to tell them what their contribution to Leeds means to you, talk about changing your world! It's a great way to make a difference in someone's life to drop a line and make them feel special. It only takes a few moments and yes, the post office still sells stamps!

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Leeds Fire & Rescue News

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Thanks to the continued support of our mayor, city council, and citizens our Green Wave themed truck made the Sutphen manufacturer yearly calendar. This calendar is distributed to fire departments and cities across the nation!! Your Green Machine will be “Mrs. October” for 2023!! Roll Greenwave!!
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Featuring the Green Wave of the Leeds City School District, this SPH 100 is uniquely colored and designed for Leeds Fire and Rescue. Located less than 20 miles from Birmingham, Alabama, Leeds Fire and Rescue is a career department that provides the highest level of service to the citizens of Leeds. Thank you, Leeds Fire and Rescue and Fire Chief Chuck Parsons, for your trust in Sutphen and your local dealer, Williams Fire Apparatus.

My Story Town Event at Leeds Primary School This Week


My Story Town had a crowd of kiddos this week with Leeds Jane Culbreth Library patrons, primary pupils and a pretty penguin at Leeds Primary School.

“We had a GREAT time at Leeds Primary School Library today for My Story Town! We heard the school librarian, Jennifer Wehrwein read the funny story, “Tacky the Penguin”.  Next, Mr. Randy Ray of the Leeds Historical Society, told us about how the Birmingham Library provided the first library in Leeds as a Book Mobile. We learned that Leeds library has moved to several locations before moving to where it is now.

Later, the children were given the opportunity to move around the library to visit five stations: polar animals sensory tub, penguin page coloring station, a Lego and magnetic shapes station to build something to hold the penguins, and a tub of book buddies and books about penguins.
On behalf of the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library, we want to give a big thank you to LPS Librarian, Jennifer Wehrwein, LPS Principal Mr. Porter, the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Everyone Leeds, Leeds Redevelopment Authority and Leeds Historical Society. Thank you for loving the City of Leeds and for your desire to create an opportunity to educate, invest in and build a community program for the children and citizens of Leeds, AL. “ ~Annette McGuire, Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Programs & Events Coordinator

My Story Town is a program of Leeds Jane Culbreth Library in celebration of their 100th birthday this year. Children & adults gather the second Tuesday of each month at a different location to learn more about local businesses, organizations and people of Leeds. The next My Story Town is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14.

Visit www.LeedsLibrary.com for more information about this and other library programs.

January is School Board Recognition Month

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"January is School Board Recognition Month in Alabama, and count me beyond fortunate to claim these fine folks right here as my school board. A retired superintendent told me one time that a school system can never rise above its leadership—y’all, we have no ceiling with these board members. One of the many reasons I love being a Greenie is right here." `John Moore, LCS Superintendent

L-R: Aaron Moyana, Scott Sisk, Jeff Hudson, Kathy Dutton and Chad Anderson

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is Counting to 100

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is counting to 100 at 1:00pm everyday between January 10th and April 19th.  We will count up to the 100th year anniversary of having a Library in Leeds, Alabama. Look for our announcements of activities, events, and programs in the months to come leading up to the 100th Year Anniversary Celebration.  Visit our website and social media often for updates!

We Appreciate Our Police Department

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was earlier this week.  Everyone Leeds would like to express appreciation and gratitude to our Leeds Alabama Police Department for the awesome job you do every day while putting your lives on the line for our citizens and our city. Truly a job well done - THANK YOU!!!

Grand River Drive -in


Screen 2: Plane (R) 6:30 / Snakes On A Plane (2006) (R) 8:30
Screen 3: Avatar: The Way Of Water (Pg-13) 6:30 **No Second Feature Due To Long Runtime**
Screen 4: Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Pg) 6:30 / M3gan (Pg-13) 8:25

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

Thursday, January 12

Cornhole Tournament | Van's Bar

Join the fun every Thursday night at VAN'S ... Indoor Cornhole Tournament starts at 7:00 PM. Register by 6:50 PM.

More Info:  Van's Bar Facebook

Friday, January 13

Watercolor Class | Artists Incorporated Gallery

Gayle Jones will be teaching her first Watercolor Class of 2023 at Artists Incorporated Gallery on Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th. This beautiful painting will be taught in a one day class. Gayle’s classes fill up quickly so sign up now at artistsincorpora@bellsouth.net. Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

More Info:  Facebook.com/ArtistsIncorporatedGallery

Merch Event Boutique Ribbon Cutting this Friday at 10:00 am

Come see us at the Event Boutique location 🎉 Time to cut ✂️ the ribbon!! 🤩 Friday 10 a.m 🤩  Location:  8008 Parkway Drive, Leeds

More Info: Facebook.com/Mercheventboutique

Bob Marston Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Bob Marston 7-11 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Friday (Jan 13) - 6-9PM / Reic Watters

More Info:  The Backyard Leeds Facebook

Love Rat/Foxhole | Van's Bar Leeds

Foxhole plays VAN'S this Friday, January 13th, starting at 9:00 PM. Opening act Love Rat plays at 8:00 PM. Join us for LIVE & LOCAL music at VAN'S in Leeds, AL!
$6 cover. 21+ show.

Saturday, January 14

Watercolor Class | Artists Incorporated Gallery

Gayle Jones will be teaching her first Watercolor Class of 2023 at Artists Incorporated Gallery on Friday January 13th and Saturday January 14th. This beautiful painting will be taught in a one day class. Gayle’s classes fill up quickly so sign up now at artistsincorpora@bellsouth.net. Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

More Info:  Facebook.com/ArtistsIncorporatedGallery

Eric Watters Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Eric Watters 7-11.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Saturday (Jan 14) - 6-9PM / Stephan Wheeler

More Info:  The Backyard Leeds Facebook

DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke | Van's Bar Leeds

Come out to sing and dance with us on January 14th, starting at 7:00 PM, for DJ Dance Mix & Karaoke at VAN'S in Leeds, AL!
21+ to enter

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Sunday, January 15

Join Us for Worship | Mosaic Chapel

Our Mission: To help others live their lives to the fullest.
Our Values: Jesus is our Message. Family is our Heart. Generosity is our Privilege. Service is our Gift.
Address: 8110 Parkway Drive, Leeds

St. Theresa's Catholic Church

Join us for Sunday Mass.  Location:  1394 Ashville Court, Leeds.

More Info:  www.sttheresaleeds.org

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Valley View Baptist Church

Join us each Sunday morning for worship at 10:30 am.

7254 President Street, Leeds

Phone: 205.699.8398

Building relationships with our community to discover hope in Jesus Christ

More Info:  www.valleyviewbaptist.com

Monday, January 16

Monday Morning Coffee Truck | Hustle & Grind

at the corner of Parkway & 9th Street each Monday and Thursday

More Info:  www.handgcoffee.com

Men's Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Men’s Bible Study Mondays 6pm

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Tuesday, January 17

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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 18

Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Meeting | Mango's Cantina & Grill

The January Corporate Ambassador meeting will be held at Noon on Wednesday, January 18 at Mango's Cantina & Grill. This is a great meeting for any local business to have a representative at the table to advertise your company.
As an attendee, you will have a moment to share information about your particular business. Feel free to bring business cards, brochures or anything else that you would like to share with other business professionals attending. This is also a great way to learn more about the chamber of commerce and how it can help your business.
We will be discussing upcoming chamber and community events and more.  Lunch is $10 and payable at the event.  Look forward to seeing you there! For more information or to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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. All regular Wednesday Morning & evening activities resume today, January 11th!

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

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds First Methodist Church

RSVP Now - Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 19 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1089 6th Street, Leeds.  Guest speaker will be State Representative Susan DuBose.

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.

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 information, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

VOLUNTEER RETREAT 2023 | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Cedar Grove wouldn’t be able to minister without our volunteers. Friday evening and Saturday morning, Feb. 3-4.
RSVP no later than 1/25/23 by phone (205-699-8446) or online.

For more information go to Cedar Grove Baptist Church Leeds/app  | Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

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

Frozen Rooster

Making healthy eating choices in 2023?  Goodbye 20pc. Hello 15pc. It's going to be a GREAT YEAR! 🐔❤️ Located in the food court at The Outlet Shops of Grand River

More Info:  Facebook.com/FrozenRooster

Perfect Score | Old Smokey Bar-B-Que

Congratulations to Old Smokey Bar-B-Que for their outstanding health rating with the Jefferson County Department of Health! 100 Score!!! Great job! #PerfectScore #HealthRating #oldsmokeybarbque

7323 Parkway Drive, Leeds | (205) 702-6121

Breakfast | The Backyard Leeds

Neighbors Brew & Pies at The Backyard is now serving breakfast Monday through Sunday from 9-11 am.  Stop in for breakfast soon!

Click to view: The Backyard Leeds contact information | The Backyard | Facebook

Earthborn Pottery - Earthborn Studios, Inc.

Starting the new year off strong. Bisque racks are filling up. 🤗✨
Located at 7575 Parkway Drive, Leeds | T: 205-702-7055 |

Shop LA Salon & Boutique

Tanning Single Visits - Packages - NO Contracts.  Get Started Today.  Come in to Tan and Stay to Shop!

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

Winter Clearance Sale | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Shop the Winter Clearance Sale Sunday, January 15 - Tuesday, January 31. Discover the Thrill of the Deal!

Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/

Now Hiring


Join our outdoor family! Click the link to apply!


Helping Others

Fundraiser Opportunity:

Leeds High School Girls Soccer Team is raising money for equipment and expenses. Here is a direct link to an online fundraiser, if you are interested in supporting these students' efforts: https://bit.ly/3GXdNTI 

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Leeds Wrestling Booster Club Fundraiser:

We hope this email finds everyone well in the New Year! This letter is to inform you that wrestling season is in full swing here in Leeds and we have a team who has worked hard to achieve so much already this year. With that being said, we are gearing up for our annual Matt Tice Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Leeds High School and are looking for donations. We are excited to be hosting over 25 teams with 300 wrestlers! Both male and female teams will be competing this year. With your donation, we are happy to hang a banner if your business has one in the gym to promote your business. Any donations will go a long way in showing everyone that our program is growing and that we are lucky to have such great community support. There are two ways to make a contribution to Leeds Wrestling. You can stop by Millennial Bank and make a deposit or you can send your donation through Venmo using the account name @leedswrestlingclub. If you have any questions, you may reach Bobbie Brasher (bobbie@brasher.us) or Leah Pendergrass (leah.pendergrass@gmail.com). We thank you so much for your time and consideration in this matter.
Leeds Wrestling Booster Club

This Week's Recipe

Chicken Spinach Artichoke Soup | Delish

Spinach and artichoke dip lovers—let us introduce your new favorite cozy winter dinner!

The information about this recipe came from:

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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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