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Well, we're having typical Alabama weather!  Last weekend, it was extremely chilly with temperatures down to 9 degrees and below for an unbelievably cold Christmas holiday weekend and then, this weekend, we were wearing shorts and tank tops!!!  As we all joke about on a regular basis...if you don't like the weather around here, wait a couple of hours! We hope you had a fabulous time of rest, relaxation and plenty of time with family and friends over the last couple of weeks.  Now, it's back to work and back to school!!!

One thing that January is famous for is goal setting and New Year's resolutions.  Some people don't like to set New Year's resolutions or goals, because they never stick with them to achieve what they really wanted to accomplish.  Others swear by them.  Goal setting can be very effective in achieving your objectives.  A goal is a dream with a date on it so if you have dreams that you would like to accomplish, maybe this is the year to set some goals.  If you are overwhelmed by the thought of setting a goal, then set some smaller goals that you can easily achieve to give you inspiration to tackle the bigger ones.  What is something that you would like to accomplish in 2023? Set some goals, write them down and work on them this year...and remember...

Shop Leeds. Dine Leeds. Live Leeds. Entertain Leeds. 

The Waffle House Tradition


As the holidays come to an end, while school and work start up in full swing, we reminisce on traditions held with those that we love. Whether that be Secret Santa, watching a favorite holiday movie, or setting off fireworks into the early hours of the day, we all have them. One tradition that goes unmentioned in our community are the late night and early morning trips to Waffle House. As opinions on Waffle House go, one either loves it (those that do love it typically order the same item every time, going years without trying something new), or hates it, with very little discretion in between. However, on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and 12am on New Year's Day, it is guaranteed that there will be customers. On the first day of school and the last day of school, on AP and ACT test days, and most popularly on Friday nights, students will fill in the booths at the Waffle House, in anticipation of a comfort meal that is sure to bring them memories of a childhood so quickly going by. Waffle House holds a certain place in every LHS students’ heart as it will always offer exactly what we need, at whatever time we need it. We all have strong memories in Waffle House, some good some bad, and whether you like the food or not, for generations to come Waffle House will be home to both the young and old looking for a hearty breakfast and a good time. ~Darcy Phillips - Everyone Leeds Intern.

Grand River Drive -in


Screen 2: M3gan (Pg-13) 6:30 Get Out (2017) (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 2: The Last Wish (Pg) 6:30 Shrek (2001) (Pg) 8:25

Box Office and Concessions Open At 5:30 And Remain Open Until the Last Feature Begins at Approximately 8:30.

Gates Open / 5:30pm Movies Begin / 6:30p

Thursday, January 5

Blazin Bingo | Rails & Ales 

Bingo Moves to Thursday Night this Week.  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 at 7 pm.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer

Friday, January 6

Michael Shackelford Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Michael Shackelford at 7 + food with Gumbo to Geaux 6-9.

More Info:  RailsandAles.beer


Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Friday (Jan 6) - 6-9PM / Greg Tolbert

More Info:  The Backyard Leeds Facebook

Special Birthday Party | Van's Bar Leeds

Celebrate a special birthday with us this coming Friday night, January 6, starting at 7 pm! Four fab music artists in one night!! Don't miss this show ... $10 cover. 21+ show.

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Saturday, January 7

Leeds Community Breakfast | Leeds Masonic Lodge #446

Community Breakfast is served at 8am the first Saturday of each month at Leeds Masonic Lodge.

More info: Facebook Page

Grand Opening | CrossFit Righteous Leeds

CrossFit Righteous Leeds Opens January 7
- Saturday January 7th.
- Between 10-1.
Come to 8210 Edwards Ave, STE 104, Leeds, AL.
See the space...
Ask questions...
Sign up...
Learn about signing in and out of class, etc.
We're so excited to meet you all!!

Chess Club | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join the Leeds Chess Club at 10 am this Saturday at Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for a great time together.

More Info:  www.LeedsLibrary.com


Live Music | The Backyard Leeds

Saturday (Jan 7) - 6-9PM / Cash Back Duo

More Info:  The Backyard Leeds Facebook

JT's AllStar Band | Van's Bar Leeds

Longtime, local favorite plays VAN'S this Saturday, January 7th, at 9:00 PM. Join us for JT's AllStar Band! $6 cover. 21+ show.

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Sunday, January 8

Download our App | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Join us for Sunday worship.  Connect with Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leeds Alabama. Download our app to get involved, get updates, and donate: cedargrovebaptistchurch-app

Cedar Grove Baptist Church - 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds | T: 205.699.8446 -  Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Vision Sunday  | First Baptist Church Leeds

Excited for what God has in store for FBC Leeds in 2023!
Join us for VISION SUNDAY this Sunday at 8:30 or 10:45 AM.

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Leeds First Methodist Church

Join us each Sunday morning for worship.

More Info:  Facebook.com/LeedsFUMC/

Monday, January 9

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 Monday’s 6pm

More info:  www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds

Tuesday, January 10

Register Now for FREE Business Workshops

REGISTER NOW for this FREE Business Workshop “Marketing Your Small Business” scheduled for Tuesday, January 10 at 8:30 am.  This is a free workshop designed to help anyone who has a local business or anyone who is thinking of opening a new business.

This is fourth of five workshops scheduled in partnership with Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Sabre Finance planned for the greater Leeds small business community. These business workshops are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. with a variety of important topics that are relevant and beneficial to each business attending with the following schedule remaining:
Marketing Your Small Business - January 10, 2023
How to Start a Small Business or Taking your Side Hustle to Small Business - February 14, 2023

All workshops are held in the conference room at the City Annex at 1410 9th Street and last approximately an hour with qualified speakers on each topic. You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend. There is no charge to attend workshops, but a reservation is requested to plan food and appropriate handouts. More Info and to RSVP online, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

My Story Town | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

1:30 PM - Join the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library at Leeds Primary School for January's My Story Town! My Story Town is a story time experience for the children of Leeds and their caregivers to learn about all aspects of Leeds, Alabama and the wonderful people and businesses of Leeds. My Story Town meets in Leeds, AL at different locations on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. On Tuesday, January 10th at 1:30, we will meet at the Leeds Primary School Library located at 991 Park Drive. For more information about My Story Town, please visit www.LeedsLibrary.com. We hope to see you there!

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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 11

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 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.

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | Leeds First United 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 United 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.

Shopping, Deals & More

New Hours | The Backyard & Grand River Drive-In

The Backyard this week.  Hours have changed:
● FRIDAY & SATURDAY - (10AM-10PM) // DRIVE IN is OPEN these two days as well.

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

Laney's Country Cooking

Check out Laney's County Cooking Lunch Menu Daily @ Laney's Country Cooking Facebook Page and then come on over and enjoy the taste of real home cooking.  Laney's serves home cooked breakfast daily. We use only the freshest ingredients. On Saturdays, we serve an "All you can eat" buffet. Children 10 and under are 1/2 price and seniors receive a 10% discount. For lunch, there is a "All you can eat" buffet that has at least 5 meats, 15 vegetables and casseroles, dessert bar with homemade cakes, pies, and puddings and salad bar.

7601 Parkway Drive, Leeds | (205) 903-9738

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Venue 24 Between the Tracks Event Center

Book your upcoming event now at Venue 24 Between the Tracks.  Great location for birthday parties, celebrations, class reunions, family reunions and more.  Call 205.862.3042 for booking information.

Shop LA Salon & Boutique

SALE - Up to 50% Off Winter Wear

Holiday Hours: Tues-Thurs 10-6p 1/3-1/5/22 | Friday 10-5p 1/6/22

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/

Hand Built Mug Class | The Wooden Anchor

Come join us at The Wooden Anchor to make one of these beautiful mugs with Look to the Hills Pottery! We’ll gather on January 19 at 6:30. The class is only $35. Just message me if you want to come!

The Wooden Anchor | Leeds AL | Facebook

Start the New Year Off Right! | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce

Join Now - Membership has its privileges so you will definitely want to be connected.

Consumers are 49% more likely to think favorably of a business and 80% more likely to purchase a product of service if the business is a member of a chamber of commerce according to a survey conducted by the Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based firm.

It's one of the best investments you can make for your business!

For more information about Membership benefits, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Now Hiring

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Job Opening | Guardian Systems, Inc.

Guardian Systems has a part-time Field Tech/Maintenance position available. Must have a high school or equivalent education. If interested, please apply in person at Guardian systems, Inc. 1108 Ashville Road Leeds, AL. Thank you.

Linda Miller, President
Guardian Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 190
Leeds, AL 35094
Telephone 205-699-6647
Fax 205-699-3882

This Week's Recipe

Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs | Tasty Recipes

Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs - A recipe you don't want to miss!

The information about this recipe came from:

Tasty Recipes: Jalapeño Popper Cheesy Pretzel Bombs-Recipe



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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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