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January is Hobby Month. If you don't already have a hobby that you love, look around at the possibilities. There's a lot of satisfaction in creating something and its a great pastime for many. Painting is a big thing these days and Leeds people host painting parties all the time so you could plug into one of those to learn how. Anyway, if you are looking for something to do, whether it be a hobby, a night out, a little shopping, a drive-in movie and more, Leeds, Alabama is the place to be.
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Welcome New Business - Merch Event Boutique
The City of Leeds and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 13 at the new Merch Event Boutique located at 8008 Parkway Drive. Mayor David Miller cut the ribbon and a host of Leeds area business professionals and chamber board members with new owners, Tonya Kerr and her family. Photo L-R: Steven Weems, Debbie Watkins, Sandra McGuite, Cameryn Kerr, Brian Kerr, Mayor David Miller, Tonya Kerr, Caylee Ritch, Tiffiany Ward, Haley Cunningham and Hadley Williams. Photo courtesy of Dona Bonnett. For more information about Merch Event Boutique, please visit their Facebook page.
Leeds Police Department Presents Employee of the Quarter Awards
At Monday night's Council Meeting, Leeds Police Chief Paul Irwin presented officers with 2022 Employee of the Quarter awards. Mayor David Miller along with Chief Irwin congratulated these deserving officers: First Quarter Award - Jake Turnbloom, Second Quarter Award - Harley Hamer, Third Quarter Award - Clayton Cato and Fourth Quarter Award - Brian Parsons. Officers were chosen for these awards based on their performance and law enforcement. Congratulations for a job well done!
Barber Motorsports INDYCAR Announcement
In a press conference on Wednesday at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Medical Properties Trust, a Birmingham-based real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition and development of net-leased hospital facilities around the world, was introduced as a new title sponsor for the INDYCAR event. Through their vision, the event will be named the “Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix” as part of a five-year sponsorship agreement. In its 13th year, the three-day racing event features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES scheduled for April 28-30. Those present for the announcement included Gene Hallman - CEO of ZOOM Motorsports, Emmit McClain - Medical Properties Trust, Tom Shufflebarger - President and CEO of Children's Hospital and Jabo Waggoner – Alabama State Senate. Photos courtesy of Sandra McGuire. View video clips of this event at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. View Globe Newswire press release.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce High School Diplomats Tour Ascension St. Vincent's East Hospital
Last Wednesday, the Leeds High School Chamber Diplomats attended a tour of Ascension St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham. This visit consisted of an in-depth explanation of the hospital’s history, the progress it has made throughout the years, current improvements to the working environment and advanced technology, a Q&A session and of course, a tour through five of the eight main units in the hospital. We learned that St. Vincent’s East has the second busiest Emergency Department in the state after UAB and has the busiest robotics use in all Ascension hospitals throughout the Southeast. East added its first orthopedic robot, named Rosa, in 2020 and is now evaluating for its third. This year, St. Vincent’s East is planning to open an entirely new and renovated floor dedicated to the Cardiology unit which has been designed to best treat people with serious or acute heart problems. St. Vincent’s East is constantly expanding and innovating in order to handle the large number of patients it receives. Read full article at https://bit.ly/3WqKBJc
Article by Darcy Phillips, Photos by Dona Bonnett
Grand River Drive -in
MOVIE LINEUP FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
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 19
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds First Methodist Church
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 1189 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.
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, January 20
Ribbon Cutting | Merch Boutique
Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds for a ribbon cutting at the new Merch Boutique at 10 am on Friday, January 20. Merch is now located at 8139 Parkway Drive with new owners, Tonya Kerr and family.
More info: Facebook.com/merchboutiqueAL
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Friday (Jan 20) - 6-9PM / Eric Watters
Saturday, January 21
Cooter Brown Band | Van's Bar Leeds
Cooter Brown Band takes the stage at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on Saturday, January 21st, at 9:00 PM ... Good times and good friends ... and GREAT MUSIC!!
Sunday, January 22
Join Us for Worship | Mosaic Chapel
Valley View Baptist Church
Join us each Sunday morning for worship at 10:30 am.
7254 President Street, Leeds
Building relationships with our community to discover hope in Jesus Christ
More Info: www.valleyviewbaptist.com
Monday, January 23
Tuesday, January 24
Line Dancing & Pool Tournament | Van's Bar
Wednesday, January 25
Retail Support Meeting | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
Our next retail support meeting will be Wednesday, January 25 at 8:00 am. The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce conducts monthly Retail Support Meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month to provide an informative collaboration of our area retailers and restaurants. This is a great meeting to bring your ideas of how we can all work together to support each other in business and grow our retail businesses together. We meet at the Chamber office in the upstairs meeting room. For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.
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!
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night & Weekly Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar
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's Day Giveaway | Casey Parsons Team - Guild Mortgage
VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY
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
WINNER WILL RECEIVE
One dozen red roses in a vase
$100.00 Visa Gift Card for date night
One box for gourmet chocolates
YOU HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 8th TO SHARE THE LOVE WITH US
Shop LA Salon & Boutique
LA Salon Boutique
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
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
Winter Clearance Sale | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Psst…Winter Clearance is going on now at The Outlet Shops of Grand River Sunday, January 15 - Tuesday, January 31. Discover the Thrill of the Deal!
Hiring Full-Time | Guardian Systems, Inc.
Guardian Systems, Inc. in Leeds is hiring field techs, full time positions M-F 8-5, good salary and benefits package offered. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass a drug test. All qualified and interested candidates, please apply at 1108 Ashville Road, Leeds or forward resume to email@example.com.
It's Time to Purchase Tickets for 2023 Greenwave Giveaway
This Week's Recipe
Buttery Lemon Pasta with Almonds and Argula | Cooking.NYTimes
Butter, crunchy almonds and tangy lemon make a rich but balanced sauce for this pantry-friendly pasta. The arugula lends freshness and rounds out the pasta, turning this into a quick one-pot meal.
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