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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 - MortgageRight Leeds

MortgageRight Leeds Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration - MortgageRight Leeds held their ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Thursday, January 12 with the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and a host of Leeds area business professionals and chamber board members. Loan Officer NMLS 1734162, Kristi Graham Scott, cut the ribbon and it was a festive celebration. Food was catered by Rusty’s Bar-B-Q, the MortgageRight cake was catered by Three Earred Rabbit and drinks provided by Rails & Ales. This new business is located at 7910 Parkway Drive, Leeds. Photo L-R: Kayla Meadow , Nikki Barber, Lauren Dango, Joe “Bear” Meadow, Sandra McGuire, Trenton Graham, Kristi Graham Scott, Doug Edwards, Jacob Meyer, Nancy Armstrong, Tanner Allen, Kayla Jones, Jeannie Cole, Tiffiany Ward and Chris Carter. Photo courtesy of Dona Bonnett. For more information about this new business, visit www.LeedsLocalMortgage.com

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

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Officer Jake Turnbloom
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Officer Brian Parsons

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

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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


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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

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 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

Josiah Rodda Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Josiah Rodda 7-11. D Squared Food Truck 6-9.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Friday (Jan 20) - 6-9PM / Eric Watters

Reasons why you should spend your Fridays at The Backyard:
Live Music 6-9 pm
18 hole Mini Golf
Fantastic Food (Neighbors Brew & Pies / Saw’s BBQ)
Neighbors Brewing Company
Playground, Dog Park, Arcade & and Yard Games

Kudzu | Van's Bar Leeds

Kudzu plays VAN'S in Leeds, AL, this Friday, January 20th at 9 PM. Join us!

Saturday, January 21

Stuart Douglas Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stuart Douglas 7-11 pm. Gumbo to Geaux 6-9 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

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!!

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Sunday, January 22

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 23

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 24

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 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!

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

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


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



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

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!

Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/

The Wooden Anchor

New items and some restocks! Stop in to see us!


Now Hiring

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 sfaulkner@gsilab.com.

Helping Others

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It's Time to Purchase Tickets for 2023 Greenwave Giveaway

The LEEDS Varsity Baseball team are reigning Area Champions and made it to the semi-finals last year! This year, with 8 seniors and strong pitching they hope to make it to the state championship!
Your sponsorship has helped the team keep up a beautiful field, paid for a new bullpen and batting cage and upgraded seating areas. LEEDS Baseball not only needs your support financially but is also asking for your support at the games. We would LOVE to see the stands packed out at EVERY home game & continue with the amazing following we had in the playoffs!
I have attached a form for the sponsorships that include your company name and logo on signage at the field, and a sample Greenwave Giveaway ticket. 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!
We have ONE more way to show your support this year! You can purchase a LEEDS Dugout Club Membership for $150 and this membership gives you 2 passes for EVERY HOME baseball game. This includes Middle School, JV and Varsity regular season home games and 1 LEEDS Baseball hat.
Please let me know if we can count on your support this year!
Many thanks, Julie Moore
Senior Mortgage Loan Originator
C: 205-314-9315
NMLS #197045

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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