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January is almost over! Can you believe it! Wow, this month has flown by. Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly news here at Everyone Leeds. We would love for you to drop us a line, tell us what's going on in your world, send us your news and remember to...

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Welcome New Business - Merch Event Boutique

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, January 20 at the new Merch Boutique located at 8139 Parkway Drive. Merch owner Tonya Kerr cut the ribbon and a host of Leeds area business professionals and chamber board members were there to celebrate. Merch Boutique officially opened Saturday, January 21. Be sure to stop in to shop and see their selections of women and children’s clothing, accessories, shoes and more. Photo L-R: Steven Weems, Kayla Jones, Caylee Ritch, Tonya Kerr, Sandra McGuire and Steve Karr. Photo courtesy of Dona Bonnett. For more information about Merch Boutique, please visit their website at www.MerchBoutiqueAL.com and their Facebook page.  Also, shop the Merch app. You may download Merch Boutique VIP in the app store!

MortgageRight Leeds - Partnerships & Programs

MortgageRight has Partnered with assisted Living, Backpack Buddies and Leeds Outreach to be a drop-off center for donations.  For more information about items needed for these charities, please visit the MortgageRight Facebook Page

Leeds Primary School Pre-K Registration 

Jan 15, 2023 thru March 22, 2023

Please visit:

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City of Leeds Residential Garbage Notice:

GFL - Green For Life is the current residential garbage/waste management services for the City of Leeds residents. GFL bought out ECOSOUTH. There have been a number of social media posts about issues with GFI with billing and garbage pickup recently. If you are having problems with your garbage service, billing or any problems and you cannot get satisfaction from the company, you can send a complaint directly to the City of Leeds. There is a Household Trash Service Complaint button to submit your complaint on this page: https://www.leedsalabama.org/residential-garbage/

It is very important that you send your complaint to the city so PLEASE COMPLETE AND SEND IN THE COMPLAINT FORM. This information is needed for the city to penalize the company for failing to adhere to their contract. We need our residents to help us to help them get these issues corrected. Thank you!

Grand River Drive -in


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Screen 3: Avatar: The Way of Water 6:30 / No Double Feature Tonight
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 26

Mid-Day Ladies Group | Mosaic Chapel

January 26, 2023
Thursday, 10-11 am

Mid-Day Ladies Group – This group meets at the church on Thursdays at 10:00 am. This is a video study.

For other Community Groups, click on the link  https://www.mosaicchapel.net/missional-community

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 27

Evan Kennedy Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Evan Kennedy 7-11. Food with Battle Axes Feast 6-9 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Nacho Daddy | Van's Bar Leeds

Nacho Daddy plays VAN'S this Friday night, January 27th, at 9 pm. Join the fun! High-energy DJ Kevin Shaw mixes it up your way on band breaks. A great addition to the Nacho Daddy show ... Head to VAN'S! It's gonna be rockin!

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Saturday, January 28

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 pm. Food with Hey Bebe 6-9 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Hutch Edwards Project | Van's Bar Leeds

See Hutch Edwards Project at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on Saturday, January 28th, starting at 9:00 pm. DJ Dance Mix before the band at 8 pm.

Van's Bar | Leeds  AL | Facebook

Sunday, January 29

The Tower of Prayer Church

Visit The Tower of Prayer Church this week!
8429 1st Avenue SE
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 699-8629
Pastor C. Shaemun Webster

The Place Where God is Transforming Lives!

M0re Info:  The Tower of Prayer Church | Facebook

Join Us This Week | Wellspring Worship Center

Visit Wellspring Worship Center this week! Sunday Services - Worship and Word: 10:30am


Pastor Skip Alexander

Wellspring Worship Center
1433 Vivian Street
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 699-7247

Monday, January 30

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

Office Hours to get to know your new Alabama House Representative Susan DuBose. Refreshments and conversation with Susan.

Meet And Greet Mondays with Your New House Representative

Office Hours to get to know your new Alabama House Representative Susan DuBose. Refreshments and conversation with Susan.

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
7901 Parkway Drive

Men's Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Men’s Bible Study Mondays 6pm

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Tuesday, January 31

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, February 1

Time To Read Book Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join moderator Mondretta Williams for a lively discussion of this month’s Time To Read book club reading challenge on the first Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to attend. Bring a snack to share.

(205) 699-5962 - LJCL Facebook Page

Wednesday Services | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

1st Wednesday Family Supper

February 1st- 6:45pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday Night Services

7:30pm - 8:30pm

For more information, click on the links below.

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

Crossfit Righteous Kids

Starting on Monday, February 6th, CrossFit Righteous is offering an after school kids program for ages 5-16. CrossFit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for kids of all ages. At CrossFit Righteous we teach kids how to get in physical activity, while also teaching good healthy habits. We emphasize good movement patterns, while having fun. Good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance, and fewer sports injuries for kids. A vast body of research also indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement. CrossFit Righteous is a licensed CrossFit Kids affiliate with properly trained coaches excited to work with your kids.

Sign up:   www.cfrighteous.com

 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.

There is no charge to attend this workshops, 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

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

Chinese New Year 2023 | China Wok

新年快樂! ["Happy New Year" in Chinese, pronounced "she knee-in quai luh].
恭喜發財!!![pronounced "gong she fa tsai", which is basically is a saying to wish you a prosperity and wealth]
it is the Year of the Rabbit, or more specifically the Water Rabbit. and, we wish you a prosperous and healthy new year! and, we also thank y'all for your love and support for our little business. we feel so blessed to be in Leeds and hope the Year of the Rabbit continues to be...fruitful!

Order your 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.

Little Cahaba Chocolates Website

Mum & me mercantile llc | Facebook

 What's for DinnerThe Three Earred Rabbit

Stop by The Three Earred Rabbit for on of our fresh casseroles. Just take and bake dinner is ready in 30 minutes. Add a large side salad for $5.
Don’t forget dessert!

Check The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds | Leeds AL | Facebook page for business hours & more delicious treats!

Winter Hours | Bass Pro Shops Leeds

Bass Pro Shops Leeds

Bob Watkins Realty

ESTABLISHED 1967 - We specialize in foreclosures! Call an agent today!!

Andy Watkins - 205-352-3322
Located at 8317 Railroad Avenue
Visit Facebook page or website

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!  Please note new store hours.
LA Salon Boutique
Plus Tanning
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
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$5 Sale | Mum & Me Mercantile

$5 sale. Tweens, kids, baby, ladies and ladies plus. Please come get a bargain and share with your friends.

Located at 8032 Parkway Drive.

Mum & me mercantile llc | Facebook

Financing Now Available | Overstock Mattress Leeds

Synchrony deferred interest now offered in downtown Leeds at Overstock Mattress and Beds, up to 48 months no interest.

Overstock Mattress & Beds
8105 Parkway Drive
T: 205.597.4994

Overstock Mattress Facebook Page

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

Don't miss the Winter Clearance going on now at The Outlet Shops of Grand River until Tuesday, January 31. Discover the Thrill of the Deal!

Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/

Let's Paint a Valentine Box | The Wooden Anchor

Let's paint a Valentine box! Saturday, February 4 anytime between 10-4 at The Wooden Anchor. Children can decorate a wooden box to hold their Valentines for just $10! The top is decorated with the child's thumbprints.  Call or message to reserve a box at 404.862.1679.

The Wooden Anchor is located at 8149 Parkway Drive.


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

Crockpot Monkey Bread | Eating on a Dime

Monkey Bread Crockpot Recipe is delicious cinnamon, sugar breakfast idea. This slow cooker recipe has all the gooey texture that a traditional Monkey Bread has. Prepping the monkey bread in the slow cooker is easy and it cooks in a few hours.

The information about this recipe came from:

Eating on a Dime-Crockpot Monkey Bread



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