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We hope you've had a fabulous week.  Be sure to check out all the news this week right here at Everyone Leeds and always remember...

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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.


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

July 22 – 24 | California SuperBike School. upcoming events - Barber Motorsports

Grab your fam and buy your tickets to the Barber Vintage Festival! Kids 15 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult! https://ow.ly/COoe50Peq1Y

Milkshake and Masterpieces at Chick Fil A Leeds OPEN PAINT

Sign up for "Milkshake and Masterpieces" on August 22 at Chick-fil-A Leeds! Deadline: August 8. For more information Milkshake and Masterpieces Aug 22

Community Credit of Leeds, Inc News

Back to School Loan 

apply online at communitycredit.biz

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

Beginner Belly Dance

Now through August 30th✨ Fit City Movement & Arts | Facebook

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 Alabama Police Department

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

Sign up for text alerts! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Leeds Lodge 446 News


Honored to award to two fine young men with scholarships this evening. Jakob Skinner is headed to Auburn and Thomas Osbourne to UAH. Congratulations fellas.

Leeds Lodge 446 Facebook

Leeds Primary School News

Welcome a new kindergarten teacher! LPS Facebook

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 Splash Pad Facebook

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

80's Theme Nights Weekend | Van's Bar Leeds

Join us for 80's Theme Nights! A Weekend To Remember this weekend, both nights! $6 Cover. Foos Fridays - Foosball Tournament @ 7 pm.  Van's Bar | 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 - Barbie / 10:39 pm - Insidious: The Red Door

Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Elemental / 10:27 pm - Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse

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

Thursday, July 20

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Drop-In and play all day Thursdays!

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962

8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

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!

Leeds Farmers Market | Facebook

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 EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Pottery - Nativity | The Wooden Anchor

Don’t miss out on our next one- July 20th at 6:30 pm. $35 for class. Just message, call, or come by to register. wooden-anchor.com- The Wooden Anchor | 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 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

Magic the Gathering - Commander | Bud's Place Games

EDH "Commander" Starting at 6 pm every Friday night!

Located at 8033 Parkway Drive in historic downtown Leeds.

Bud's Place Games

Live music with Stuart Douglas + Cheezin' | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stuart Douglas 7-11 pm. Food with Cheezin' 6-9 pm. More info: Rails and Ales | Facebook

Saturday, July 22

Take & Make | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

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

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LMS Cheerleader Fundraiser

Support the Leeds Middle School Cheerleader Car Wash Fundraiser this Saturday at Millennial Bank from 9a-12p!

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

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 EventsCedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Standard Yu-gi-oh | Bud's Place Games

Standard Yu-gi-oh. The first game of the night, starting at 5:30 pm.

Located in historic downtown Leeds at 8033 Parkway Drive.

Bud's Place Games

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail  | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 p.m. Food with Battle Axes Feast 6-9 p.m.

More info: Rails and Ales | Facebook

Sunday, July 23

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Sunday Worship | Leeds First Methodist Church

Located at 1189 6th Street.

Leeds First Methodist Church Facebook

Mosaic Chapel

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

Choir Practice | FBC Leeds

Sunday night at 5:30 pm, new members welcome.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Monday, July 24

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

Masterpiece Mondays - Leeds Arts Council

Open each Monday from 9-12. Come on down to the #leedsartscouncil to view the art on display! Located at 8140 Parkway Drive. More Info:  LeedsArtsCouncil.org

Lil Moma's | Food Truck Monday

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

Young Adult Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Young Adult Bible Study Monday’s 6pm.

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook


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

Arts for Hearts Community Project | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.

LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Free Line Dance Lessons | Van's Bar Leeds

Line Dance Lessons TONIGHT at 7 pm at VAN'S...Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Van's Bar | Facebook

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

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Drop-In and play all day.

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 205.699.5962

8104 Parkway Drive - LeedsLibrary.com

Summer Theme Nights | First Baptist Church Leeds

Grades 1st-6th, 6-7:15 PM
July 26th - At the Movies

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Wednesday Night Bible Study | Leeds Worship Center

Wednesday night at 6 pm.

7315 Parkway Drive -  ☎(205) 699-8636

Leeds Worship Center - A Place of Hope

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

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)

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.

Backpack Buddies Rummage Sale

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

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 Arts Council, Inc.

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

Hustle and Grind Coffee

I hope everyone has an amazing week filled with lots of blessings and positive vibes…. And coffee too☕️@Hustle & Grind Coffee Company💕💕 Hustle & Grind Coffee Company Facebook

Ice Cream Desserts | Three Earred Rabbit

It’s going to be a hot one today!!! Stop in and cool off with one of our delicious ice cream desserts!!

The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds Facebook


Here for you 24/7 🧡! Whataburger Facebook

Advance America

Need help with your last summer vacation, back to school costs, tax free weekend, any unexpected expense or just when funds run short? Call us at 205-699-8500 to prequalify for funds today!
Visit us in Leeds (1725 Ashville Road) or online at:

Babydoll Dresses | L.A. Salon & Boutique

Come by LA Salon and check out all of our babydoll dresses!💕🔥 L.A. Salon & Boutique Merchandise Page Facebook

Lake Life | Merch Boutique 

Come by and see us… pick up your Lake life shirt 🩷 it’s still 20% off 🤩 Merch Boutique Facebook

Super Cute | Mum & Me Mercantile

Come and shop at Mum and Me!! Mum & me mercantile Facebook

Men's Gameday Polos | Pants Store

Who is ready for GAMEDAY?🏈🔥 Loving the details on these polos!😆☀️😍🔥Come shop Pants Store!💖🛍️🤩 Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com

$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

The Outlet Shops of Grand River - Leeds

TriGreen Equipment

Going on now! Learn more at https://trigreenequipment.com/prom.../featured-specials/

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

Help Wanted

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

The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Helping Others

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

Leeds Outreach

Back to School Supplies, personal care items and children's vitamins are on our to do list this coming week. Our web page to donateLeeds Outreach | Facebook

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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