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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...
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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
MOVIE LINEUP FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 AND SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
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
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
Saturday, January 7
Grand Opening | CrossFit Righteous Leeds
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Saturday (Jan 7) - 6-9PM / Cash Back Duo
More Info: The Backyard Leeds 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
Vision Sunday | First Baptist Church Leeds
More info: www.facebook.com/firstbaptistleeds
Monday, January 9
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!
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
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!
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
Open Mic Night & Weekly Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar
Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Meeting | Mango's Cantina & Grill
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
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
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
Holiday Hours: Tues-Thurs 10-6p 1/3-1/5/22 | Friday 10-5p 1/6/22
LA Salon Boutique
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
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!
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.
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
This Week's Recipe
EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS YOUR VIDEOS!
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 email@example.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!
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