Check Out this Week's Leeds Happenings
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Happy National Watermelon Month!
Did you know that July is the time to celebrate that juicy, delicious watermelon? Be sure to stop in at least one time (if not several times this month) to pick up a watermelon at Between the Tracks Produce Market (open daily in Leeds at 8133 Jackson Avenue) and Leeds Farmer's Market (open Thursday afternoons in the green space between Kinetic by Windstream and Heidleberg Materials). You'll find fresh vegetables, fruits and so much more.
2023 BACK TO SCHOOL SALES TAX HOLIDAY
The City of Leeds will participate in the 2023 Back to School Sales Tax Holiday which will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2023, and end at 12:00 midnight on Sunday, July 23, 2023. This weekend period gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, books, computers, and clothing free of Alabama’s… City News - Leeds Alabama
City of Leeds Notice: Road Closure
ATTENTION: The City of Leeds has issued a Road Closure Notice - Kent Avenue is closed at 8364 Kent Avenue due to a failed culvert.
Barber Motorsports Park News
Milkshake and Masterpieces at Chick Fil A Leeds OPEN PAINT
Community Credit of Leeds, Inc News
Earthborn Pottery News
You're invited! Sculpture Reception
Tuesday, August 1 from 6 to 8 PM. Light refreshments. The artist will be demonstrating.
Hosted by Earthborn Pottery - Featured Sculptor - Warren Strickland (NERRAW CREATIONS)
Location: 7575 Parkway Drive in Leeds - Exhibit August 1 - 31. https://conta.cc/3NS3oMD
Fit City Movement & Arts News
Leeds Police Department News
Congratulations to Officer Zack Harrison for Officer of the Second Quarter!!! Thank you for your service and dedication to the Leeds Police Department and the City of Leeds. Photo L-R: Mayor David Miller, Councilwoman DeVoris Ragland-Pierce, Officer Zack Harrison & Chief Paul Irwin.
Leeds Arts Council News
Three on a String FRIDAY August 18th & NOYOKO SATURDAY August 26th at the Leeds Theatre & Arts Center. Access the presale by logging in with your Membership code or entering the email associated with your account to receive the code via email at leedsartscouncil.org/store/ Non-members can purchase tickets from 10 AM on Saturday, July 15th. Three On A String - Noyoko
Leeds Elementary School News
🎉💚🤍 We are thrilled to announce the first annual Leeds Elementary School Greenie Bowl Kickball Tournament starting at 9:30 AM on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Leeds High School Baseball and Softball Fields! 🤍💚🎉 The tournament will feature 16 sponsored teams with 12 players on each team! Learn more about becoming a team sponsor at https://bit.ly/23GreenieBowlTeamSponsor. If you plan to attend the Greenie Bowl or just want a fun Leeds t-shirt, you can order a fan t-shirt at https://bit.ly/23GreenieBowlFanTShirt. All proceeds from the Greenie Bowl will directly support classroom needs at Leeds Elementary School. Leeds Elementary School Facebook
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
Leeds Lodge 446 News
Leeds Primary School News
Leeds Primary School PTO News
Leeds Primary School PTO: Be on the lookout for more information about how you and your family can join the Leeds Primary School PTO and help support the faculty, staff, and students! Your PTO board is already working hard to make this upcoming year an amazing one! We have lots of things planned, so make sure you check back Friday to learn more! Leeds Primary School PTO Facebook
Leeds Splash Pad News
Leeds Splash Pad News: Splash Pad will be closing for the 2023 season on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 6:00 pm just in time for school to begin. We will reopen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024 — at Leeds Splash Pad.
Leeds Youth Baseball & Softball News
2023 Fall Registration
⚾️🥎FALL SEASON IS UPON US!!🥎⚾️ Signups have started for capball, baseball and softball!!! Starting tonight, we will be having in person sign ups every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6 pm-8 pm. We can’t wait to see everyone at sign-ups. Here’s to another great season. Leeds Youth Athletics
Van's Bar News
Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up
Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases.
JULY 21ST-23RD, 27TH - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM
Screen 2: 8:30 pm - Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One
Screen 3: 8:30 pm - Barbie / 10:39 pm - Insidious: The Red Door
Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Elemental / 10:27 pm - Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse
MOVIES START AT 8:30 pm || FEATURES TIMES WILL COINCIDE WITH THE SUNSET.
SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com
Thursday, July 20
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. TODAY (Thursday, July 20) at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speakers - Don Smith, Executive Director to St. Clair County Economic Development Council and Blair Goodgame, St. Clair County Director of Tourism. Food will be provided by Katering 101. 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) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com. For more information about the chamber or this event, please visit: LeedsAreaChamber.com.
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!
Time Change | Thunder @ the Grove | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Due to Vacation Bible School, our July meeting has been shifted to the 20th. The FAITH Riders invite you to join them every 2nd Thursday at 6p from now until September for food and fellowship. No bike required, just come as you are! Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. Phone: 205-699-8446. More information @ Cedar Grove Events - Cedar 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
Friday, July 21
Pick out Travel Games for There and Back | 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. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Saturday, July 22
LMS Cheerleader Fundraiser
Support the Leeds Middle School Cheerleader Car Wash Fundraiser this Saturday at Millennial Bank from 9a-12p!
Birthday Visit to the VA Home | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
July 22, from 1 pm - 3 pm. Join us every 4th Saturday at the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home in Pell City to wish our veterans a Happy Birthday!! Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. Phone: 205-699-8446. More information @ Cedar Grove Events - Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook
Sunday, July 23
Join Us for Worship | Mosaic Chapel
Sundays 10:00 am
Jesus Is Our Message, Family Is Our Heart, Generosity Is Our Privilege, Service Is Our Gift. We Are Located @ 8110 Parkway Drive - Website: Mosaic Chapel Facebook
Eric Watters | The Backyard
Exciting news! Starting this week, join Eric Watters every Sunday from 2-5 pm at The Backyard! Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard | Facebook
Monday, July 24
Lil Moma's | Food Truck Monday
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE MOVING TO 8TH STREET & PARKWAY AT THE CONCRETE PARKING LOT.
Food Truck Monday this week (July 24) will be Lil Moma's from 11a-2p. Lil Moma's 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
Come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library at 3:00 pm with your friends to create friendship bracelets. Enjoy a fun day crafting with your friends.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.
LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Pottery Classes Begin this Week | Earthborn Pottery
A new session of 6-Week Pottery Classes begins 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
Tuesday, July 25
Wednesday, July 26
Morning Prayer | The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Morning Prayer is held on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 10:00 am on Zoom. Contact the church office for a link. Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
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). Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard Facebook
CALLING ALL FOOD TRUCKS - NOW SCHEDULING FOOD TRUCK MONDAYS!
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)
Something Rotten! - Leeds Arts Council
We are so excited to present our summer musical – Something Rotten!
Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway. The original Broadway production ran at the St. James Theatre from April 22, 2015, to Jan. 1, 2017. It received 10 Tony nominations including Best Musical. Go to leedsartscouncil.org and go to Store & Ticketing to get your tickets today! Located at 8140 Parkway Drive.
Addams Family. The Musical Auditions - Leeds Arts Council
WHEN: July 31, 2023, & August 1st @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Leeds Arts Council - 8140 Parkway Drive
CONTACT: Brandi R McClaran - 205-789-2120
Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night & Summer Bash
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. Three Earred Rabbit will be open late for your dining pleasure. The outdoor movie will begin around dusk which will be approximately 8 pm.
Vendors who have already registered to be there: Lil' Moma's Food Truck, Guild Mortgage: Games, Chalk & Bubbles, MortgageRight: Free Popcorn, Amfirst: Kids promo items, LES PTO: Greenwave items to sell, Whataburger, Mosaic Chapel, Shaved Ice!
You will want to be a part of this awesome night of building community in historic downtown Leeds! More Info: LeedsAreaChamber.com.
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.
Broadway - My Way
Join us at Leeds Arts Council on August 11th at 7 pm 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 competed in the international Van Cliburn competition in 2016. This is a one-night-only event, so get your tickets now at: LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Early Bird Party - Diaper Drive | American Legion Post 107
The American Legion Post 107 will begin the diaper drive on August 1st and draw for the bar tab at the Early Bird party on August 26th. The American Legion Post 107 | Facebook
Shopping, Deals & More
$25 Discount | Stratford Real Estate
We are happy to introduce you to A Pro Home Inspection Services! Donnie Duke, CHI, PHI, has been business since 1994. His company offers a 500 point inspection with a 120 day guarantee plus a free foundation level.
In addition to being a trusted affiliate, A Pro is now offering a $25 discount on home inspections for all Birmingham Heroes ℠! Your Birmingham Hero ℠ agent can get you in touch with him when you’re ready! Stratford Real Estate Facebook
Tax Holiday | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
It is more about items than stores participating - please see this link for more information. https://revenue.alabama.gov/ultraviewer/viewer/basic_viewer/index.html?form=2023/03/2023-Back-to-School-Sales-Tax-Holiday-Fact-Sheet.pdf
Workout Anytime Leeds
🔒 GET LOCKED IN TODAY🔒🌟 Premium Price Increase starting August 1st!🌟
🌟 Take advantage of our Premium Membership at $29.99 a month which includes: - Infrared Saunas, Unlimited Tanning, Monthly Success Session w/ a coach, Massage Chairs & more!
‼ Current WOA members are locked into their current price and will not be affected by this price change. ‼️⭐ JOIN TODAY! https://woat.org/workout-anytime-leeds/ - Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook
adidas - Hiring Event | Shops of Grand River
Yes, we are ready adidas! Join adidas for their hiring event:
Interview details -In-person interview
adidas at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Suite 442, 6200 Grand River Boulevard East
Date and time - Jul 20, 2023, 11 am-5 pm
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
This Week's Recipe
Slow Cooker Pepper Jack Cauliflower | All Day I Dream About Food
Pepper Jack Cauliflower might just be my most famous Keto Slow Cooker recipe! Slow Cooker Pepper Jack Cauliflower - All Day I Dream About Food
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