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Congratulations to Anna Grace Deason, Miss Leeds Area 2024, and Christina Norman, Miss Leeds Area's Teen 2024!

The 2024 Miss Leeds Area and Miss Leeds Area’s Teen were crowned Sunday, July 9th. Congratulations to Anna Grace Deason, Miss Leeds Area 2024, and Christina Norman, Miss Leeds Area’s Teen 2024.

Deason, 19, is from Millbrook and studying Biomedical Sciences at UAB. Her community service initiative is “Anna’s Hope” which advocates for awareness of premature birth, birth defects, and maternal health inequity in partnership with NICUs across the state and the March of Dimes. For her talent, she sang “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman.

Norman, 15, of Hoover is a sophomore at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Her community service initiative is “Lanterns for Landon: Down Syndrome Awareness” in honor of her brother. For talent, she performed ballet en pointe to “Don Quixote” Act III, Kitri Variation. Norman was also the talent award winner in the Teen division.

Olivia Smith of Birmingham received the Community Service Award. Samantha Hennings of Springville won the talent award for the Miss division by singing “Broken Wing” by Martina McBride.

Miss Leeds Area

Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night 

Don't miss the last 1st Friday Movie Night, the Movie Night Summer Bash. It will be Friday, August 4! Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority, along with Leeds Jane Culbreth Library invites you to this special outdoor event featuring the movie, Minions: The Rise of GRU. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to the concrete parking lot on the corner of Parkway Drive and 6th Street to enjoy this FREE outdoor community event. Food trucks and pre-movie street games will begin at 6 pm. The outdoor movie will begin around dusk which will be approximately 8 pm. You will want to be a part of this awesome night of building community in historic downtown Leeds!

More Info: LeedsAreaChamber.com.

American Legion Post 107 News

The American Legion Post 107 will begin the diaper drive August 1st and draw for the bar tab at the Early Bird party on August 26th. The American Legion Post 107 | Facebook

Artist Incorporated Gallery News

Artists Incorporated Gallery Featured Artists for July are Norman Morgan - silversmith/jewelry designer, Mara Jambor - oil painter, Yvonne Andrews - watercolor batiks, Doris Coley - glass, and Gayle Jones - watercolor artist and instructor. Stop by to see their beautiful work!

Barber Motorsports Park News

This could be YOU! Don't miss your chance to take your bike around the infamous Barber Motorsports Park track at #BVF23! Link in bio for parade laps! upcoming events - Barber Motorsports

Earthborn Pottery News

A new session of 6-Week Pottery Classes begins the week of July 24th. There are still seats available in most of our evening classes. Class sessions to choose from include Mondays from 6pm-8pm; Tuesdays 6pm-8pm; Wednesdays 6pm-8pm; & Thursdays 6pm-8pm. Visit our website for details and to register! earthbornpottery.net

Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus News

Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 21 / 6-8:30 pm. The River Campus is located on Hwy 78 just past The Outlet Shops of Grand River at 1441 W. Riverview Road. Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus - Where Every Person Has a Story! More Info: https://edenwestside.org

Fit City Movement & Arts News

Fit City Movement & Arts News

Get ready for a fun introduction to the Fly Fusion dance style with Ash! You’ll have two chances to dabble in this structured improvisational format. No experience is necessary, but dancers are also encouraged to come and learn something new. 7/14 & 7/21 at 7pm. $20 per mini workshop. Check the story and Facebook event for registration links. Scroll @ash_bham_bellydance and @flyfusion to see more Fly in action. ✨ Fit City Movement & Arts | Facebook

Leeds Arts Council News

Broadway - My Way 

Join us at Leeds Arts Council August 11th at 7pm to hear the vocal stylings of Brandi McClaran and Kevin Grigsby along with featured singers Jon McClaran, Heather Duncan and Josh McDaniel as they perform Broadway hits. Kevin Grigsby is an exceptional pianist and completed in the international Van Cliburn competition in 2016. This is a one night only event, so get your tickets now at: LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Leeds City School News

Leeds Elementary School News

Meet the Teacher 

Mark your calendar! LES Meet the Teacher will be Monday, August 7th from 2 PM to 6 PM! To ensure your child knows their teacher prior to the event, please make sure that you have submitted your residency documents via our online link or by coming to the LES office M-W from 9-2. Our first mass mailing of letters will be sent on July 20th! Students who do not have updated residency documents on file will need to come by the office to complete this step prior to meeting their teacher on August 7th.

Leeds Elementary School Facebook

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News

A BIG thank you goes out to some of the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Teen Advisory Board members for serving everyone cold and refreshing lemonade today - Lemonade at the Library is on Mondays at 1:30pm. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Valley View Baptist Church News

Vacation Bible School  July 16-18
5:30-6:00 PM - Meal for students
6:00-7:45 PM - Study and activities
For ages 4 years old through 5th grade

Valley View Baptist Church
7254 President Street, Leeds

Workout Anytime News


Let’s hear it for our first Zumba class💃🎶 Thank you to our instructor, Kaila, for leading such a fun class!! The next Zumba class will be this Thursday at 5 pm and this Saturday at 10:30 am 💪🔥 Members can register for class at www.myiclubonline.com or call at least 24 hours before class! For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up

Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases. 

Screen 2: 8:30 pm - Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One
Screen 3: 8:30 pm - Elemental / 10:27 pm - Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Insidious: The Red Door / 10:32 pm - Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse

SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com

Thursday, July 13

Theater Day at the Library | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

  • Red Mountain Theatre Presents Theater Day at the Library Thursday July 13th at 10:30 am.
  • Mcwane Science Center, July 13th at 3 pm.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094 LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Leeds Farmers Market

Leeds Farmers Market Every Thursday 3pm -7pm. Live Music 🎵 Food Trucks and Snow cones! Don’t forget to sign up at the market for the basket giveaway given away the first Thursday of every month!

Leeds Farmers Market | Facebook

Time Change | Thunder @ the Grove | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Due to VBS Rescheduled to:  Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 6 pm - 7 pm

Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. Phone: 205-699-8446. More information @ Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Blazin Beatz Music Bingo | Rails and Ales

Blazin 'Beatz Bingo is a fast paced free to play 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 dance, sing, hear great music, win prizes and hopefully be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm at Rails and Ales.

More information: Rails and Ales | Facebook

Cornhole Tournament | Van's Bar Leeds

Indoor Cornhole Tournament every Thursday at VAN'S in Leeds at 7 pm. Join the fun! Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Van's Bar | Facebook

Friday, July 14

Send Us An Out of State Postcard For Our Collection | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

It's time to gather everything for vacation... Don't forget to drop by the library for all the entertainment essentials! Check-out Books, movies, games, puzzles. Look through the copies of our Extra Fun Travel Packs for the car or airplane to keep them busy and having fun! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094 LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Food Truck Fridays | Rails & Ales

Hey Bebe Food Truck 6-9 pm.

More info: Rails and Ales | Facebook

Poseidon LIVE | Van's Bar Leeds

See Poseidon LIVE at Van's Bar in Leeds this Friday, July 14, at 9 pm. $6 cover. 21+ show! Foos Fridays - Foosball Tournament @ 7 pm.  Van's Bar | Facebook

Saturday, July 15

YA- DIY Bubble Tea & Donut Art | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Come join us Saturday, July 15th at Noon. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Ladies Night Out | First Baptist Church Leeds

Ladies Night Out at FBC Leeds on July 15 for Friends, Food and Fun.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Fall Risk LIVE | Van's Bar Leeds

See Fall Risk LIVE at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on Saturday, July 15th, at 9 pm! Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Van's Bar | Facebook

Sunday, July 16

Worship Services | Wellspring Worship Center

Visit Wellspring Worship Center this week! Sunday Services – Worship and Word: 10:30am. Hispanic Church – IGLESIA CHRISTIANA PAN Y FUENTE DE VIDA ETERNA at 5:30pm.

Pastor Skip Alexander

Wellspring Worship Center - 1433 Vivian Street - (205) 699-7247 - wellspringwc.com

Sunday Service | The Tower of Prayer Church

You're invited to The Summer Sabbath Virtual Worship with The Tower of Prayer Church! The Tower of Prayer Church is The Place Where God is Transforming Lives! For more info, visit thetowerofprayer.org

Open Mic Night Competition - Leeds Arts Council

July 16 from 7 pm - 9 pm. Located at 8140 Parkway Drive. More Info:  LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Youth Bible Study | FBC Leeds

Sunday night at 6 pm in the youth room.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Monday, July 17

American Kolache | Food Truck Monday

Food Truck Monday this week (July 17) will be American Kolache from 11a-2p at the corner of Parkway and 9th Street. American Kolache is a favorite around town so don't miss your chance to visit their food truck on Monday! Get weekly Food Truck Line-up & More Information:   LeedsAreaChamber.com

Good Vibes Monday | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Therapy Dog Sisie, Self-care and Share at 3 pm. Bath Bombs and Scrubs.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.

LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Adult Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Adult Bible Study Monday’s 6pm.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Tuesday, July 18

4-H Extension | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

July 18th, 10:30 am (young kids) & 4:00 pm - (older kids)

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.

LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Adult Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Tuesdays 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Jewelry Class | The Wooden Anchor

Don’t miss out on our next one- July 18th at 6:30 pm.  Just message, call, or come by to register. wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Wednesday, July 19

Men’s Weekly Small Groups | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Monday’s at 6 am in the Banquet Hall and Wednesday’s at 5:15 am at McDonald’s in Leeds. All men are invited to attend. Phone: 205-699-8446.

More information @ Cedar Grove EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

HEALING SERVICE | The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Our healing service is on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. This service is held at 10:00 in the Nave. Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Luncheon

Wednesday, July 19 - Noon. Corporate Ambassadors for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce meet at Noon on the third Wednesday of each month at Mango’s Cantina & Grill, unless otherwise specified. Lunch is $10 - RSVP is requested. In addition to covering Chamber business and assignments at each meeting, business building information is shared, and each attendee is given a few moments to share information about themselves and their company. More Info: LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Nashville Science Guys | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Nashville Science Guys at 2 pm.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.

LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Summer Theme Nights | First Baptist Church Leeds

Grades 1st-6th, 6-7:15 PM
July 19th - Water Night

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Open Mic Night | Van's Bar Leeds

Open Mic Night TONIGHT at 7 pm at VAN'S...Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Van's Bar | Facebook

Upcoming Events


Do You Have a Food Truck?  If you have a food truck and are Interested in coming to downtown Leeds, please contact Sandra McGuire as soon as possible to schedule at 205-699-5001(W) 205-365-9392(C)

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

RSVP NOW! Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 20 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speaker - Don Smith, Executive Director to St. Clair County Economic Development Council. 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. Also, businesses are encouraged to bring door prizes to advertise your business. 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 about the chamber, this event and speaker bio, please visit: LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Kids Summer Event | Bass Pro Shops

Have you signed up for our Kids’ Summer Event yet? July 22nd from 11 am to 1 pm. Ice cream making, free giveaways, and more! Register now at: basspro.com/kidsevent

Backpack Buddies Rummage Sale

Saturday, July 29
7 am to 3 pm
at Leeds First Methodist Church (1189 6th Street)
Leeds First Methodist Church

IMPACT Leadership Summit | Barber Motorsports Museum

Register Now! All New IMPACT Leadership Summit is Friday, August 4th, at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds. In our world today, training for emerging leaders is vital. This summit is designed to help the attendees experience life-changing coaching and the opportunity to connect with other leaders.
JC Impact is excited to announce our guest speakers. Robert Daniel is the 2021 Dale Carnegie Highest Trainer Quality in the WORLD for Presentations Training Award Winner. Shawn Lovejoy is a successful real estate developer, a church planter, megachurch pastor and the CEO of a fast-growing coaching and consulting organization. Bill Clark, former head football coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jeremiah Castille, former Alabama Defensive Back under coach Bear Bryant, and NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos. Blake Lindsey, Church of The Highlands Grants Mill Campus Pastor. The panels of community leaders will inspire and encourage all those in attendance.
Register Early for the opportunity to drive on Barbers Motorsport Road Course. A great opportunity to experience first-hand the excitement and passion of motorsports. An experience of a lifetime. More Info and registration at: JCImpact.org


Box Car Race | Community Action Togetherness Services, Inc.

August 5th. Time to sign up. For more information, contact Albert Daw 205-383-8626.

18th Barber Vintage Festival presented by BMW Motorrad | Barber Motorsports Park 

One of our favorite weekends of the year! Get your tickets today! 🎟️ link: https://ow.ly/jVrY50OPzCY
#BVF23 🏍️ 😎 🏁🏍️October 6-8

Enjoy the Barber Vintage Festival like never before and volunteer! You will receive over $300 in value for just $45!! 🎉 Register now: https://ow.ly/FhAG50OW0U7

Upcoming Events - Barber Motorsports

Shopping, Deals & More

Threads | The Backyard

Give in and follow us on Threads for… Music updates, movie lineups, new menu items, specials, and more!! Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook


Between the Tracks Produce Market

8133 Jackson Avenue, Leeds


Laney's Country Cooking

Stop by for some Good home "COOKIN"!! Look on Facebook for menu daily.

(205) 903-9738 | Laneys Country Cooking Facebook

Buds Place Games

Lord of the Rings Bundle: Gift Edition have arrived!

Bud's Place Games

Classes | CrossFit Righteous

Every gym culture, coaching, and community is different. If you're unsure about joining Righteous, please, come try out a five class pass to see if we're a good fit for you. If you choose to join the Righteous family, we will gladly credit you back the cost of your pass, giving you your trial classes for free! Book via link in bio, or here:


Koplon Implant & Family Dentistry

👋🏼 Learn a little bit about us: koplondmd.com/about-us
👨🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️ Our dentists are a father-son duo with a combined 45 years of experience
💚🌊 We've called Leeds, Alabama home for more than 33 years🦷 Our dentists are dental implant experts and specialize in fixed-in dental implant supported dentures, known as the All on 4 procedure or Teeth in a Day.

Koplon Implant Family Dentistry Facebook

Def Leppard Graphic Tees | Pants Store

Calling all Def Leppard fans!🤩 We are living in graphic tees!💖🛍️!☀️😍🔥Come shop Pants Store!💖🛍️🤩 Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com

The Rug Bug Design

When elegance meets art!! This silk and wool rug is the perfect match for this formal living room!! Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River! The Rug Bug Design | Leeds AL | Facebook

Grand RiverFest 2023 Fall Vendor Call | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Vendor applications will be accepted starting July 3.Last day to submit vendor applications: September 29. For more information click link. The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

Christmas in July | The Wooden Anchor

So much going on at 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫 in July! July 14-15, 50-75% off Christmas. Don't forget to sign up for the Jewelry Class. To register for an event, call, message, or go by the store. We’re open 11-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and 11-3:00 on Saturday. 8149 Parkway Drive Leeds

The Wooden Anchor | Facebook

Workout Anytime Leeds

Workout Anytime is the REAL deal of fitness. Where… 🎞️REAL gyms 🎞️Feature REAL people 🎞️For REAL results. And you're the REAL star of the show. ⭐ JOIN TODAY! https://woat.org/workout-anytime-leeds/Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Enroll Now | Theater Thursdays Begin in August

Leeds Arts Council is excited to announce our Children’s Acting Classes taught by Josh McDaniel beginning Thursday, August 17th. Class will be open to 1st through 12th graders. Classes will run through October culminating with a weekend show to present their newly acquired skills. Tuition is $200 per child. Please email us at leedsartscouncil@gmail.com to enroll or ask questions.

Help Wanted

Now Hiring | Buc-ee's

Apply online. Careers - Buc-ees

CrossFit Righteous is hiring a Coach 👊

We are looking for a passionate, friendly, leader who can inspire and connect with people.
If that’s you, please email admin@cfrighteous.com your resume and a one-minute video telling us why you want to be a coach at CFR. No experience necessary. https://facebook.com/righteousleeds

Helping Others

Ann's New Life Leeds

We love our babies at Ann’s New Life! If you think your pregnant and need help please give us a call at 205-702-6500 or text 205-259-6130. We provide free confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound and offer over 400 classes to equip you on your pregnancy/parenting journey. You are not alone. We are here for you! 💜

Ann's New Life Facebook

Amfirst Food Drive 

AmFirst needs your help to feed families in Central Alabama. From July 1-31, nonperishable food items will be collected at any one of AmFirst’s 21 locations. All generated proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. amfirst.org

LQBC Golf Aug 2023

Hole Sponsors Needed | Leeds Quarterback Charity Golf Tournament

Tournament is official full, but hole sponsorship opportunities are available for Leeds Quarterback Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for August 12 at Trussville Country Club.  Reach out to:  Steven Lewis at 205.790.0508 or Tiffiany Ward at 205.427.2732.  Deadline: 07/20/2023.

Leeds Outreach

It's never too early or too late. We accept sponsors for school supplies at anytime of the year.

Our web page to donateLeeds Outreach | Facebook

This Week's Recipe

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls | Kitchen Fun With My 3 sons

Indulge in the delightful flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls, a classic dish that never fails to impress. Picture tender cabbage leaves, carefully filled with a delectable mixture of perfectly seasoned ground beef and rice. The combination of these ingredients creates a harmonious blend of textures and tastes that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Grab this recipe here Stuffed Cabbage Rolls


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