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Leeds is continuing to grow.  Our Mayor just cut the ribbon this week at LifeSouth Community Blood Center.  Two additional ribbon cuttings are scheduled next week and more new businesses will be announced soon.  July is coming to a close this weekend and back to school is fast approaching.  Seems like time goes by so quickly.  The library, arts council and local businesses have a lot going on.  Our Back to School Bash & 1st Friday Family Movie Night plans are coming together so be sure to mark your calendars for August 5th.  The Three Earred Rabbit plans to stay open later that evening with an awesome spaghetti & meatball special.  We invite you to check out all of the events, happenings, offerings and news snippets in this week's edition of Everyone Leeds.

Also, remember to send us your news so we can feature it right here and always...

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

LifeSouth Community Blood Center's  Ribbon Cutting on July 25

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds had a ribbon cutting on Monday to celebrate with LifeSouth Community Blood Center on their new location in Leeds at 1725 Ashville Road, Suite 121 in the Leeds Stations Shopping Center (old Curves space).

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Ken Grissom was the guest speaker at the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.  Ken is the Center Director, Procurement Specialist and ASBDC Certified Business Advisor for Jacksonville State University.  He shared information on how his department at JSU can help our local businesses in a variety of ways including new business start-ups, just thinking about starting a business or already in business and would like to grow. Also, if you would like for your business to do business with the government or need an SBA loan, Ken's department can help you with the necessary paperwork and process to accomplish this endeavor.  Thomas Todt, the State Director for the US Small Business Association, also attended our meeting and shared a few words.  Ken and one of his team members, Tonya McGowen, spent the afternoon meeting with four of our local businesses.  These appointments are confidential and there is no cost to the business, because these services are paid for through government grants.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a certified business advisor or learn more about this program, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.

Outbreak of H3N2 (Canine Influenza Virus) and Priority 1 Order | City Of Leeds 

Only dangerous dogs, severely injured, or severely ill animals should be impounded during this time.

To read July 26 notice: https://www.leedsalabama.org/h3n2-outbreak/

Leeds Alabama Police Department News

Our two weeks of active shooter training for the entire department in our schools is over, but training will never stop at the Leeds Police Department! Thank you to the Leeds Fire Department and the students who assisted us!

View post @ Leeds Alabama Police Department Facebook

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News

We've had a fabulous time at the library this month with plenty of events to enjoy.  Some of the highlights include story time, kids crafts and animal tales. Check out remaining events for the next week or so! We hope that your kids and teens can take advantage of these exciting library events.

Sign up for any events online at: www.leedslibrary.com/contact/.  If you need to cancel for any reason, no problem, just send us a message and we will take care of the cancellation!

205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

 High School Musical | Leeds Art Council

A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 28-30 at 7 pm and 31 at 2 pm.

Victoria Boyce, director and choreographer of High School Musical, with the help of assistant director Jon McClaran is choosing not to stick to the status quo. Instead, they are putting a few spins on the already head-bopping original.

Opening night sold out! Tickets available for this weekend!

More information or Tickets: leedsartcouncil.org

Leeds Splash Pad News

Splash Pad will be closing for the 2022 season on Sunday August 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm. We will reopen on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2023.

Grand River Drive In 

Weather is warm outside, time to grab a friend and come to the movies.

Box Office Opens: 6:00pm // Movies Begin: 8:45pm
Order your tickets by visiting our site or purchasing at the box office when you arrive.

July 29 - August 4

Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:45pm - Nope(R) / 11:15pm - The Black Phone(R)

Screen 3: DC League  oF Superpets(PG) 8:45 / 10:45pm - Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank(PG)
Screen 4: 8:45pm - Minions: The  Rise Of Gru (PG) / 10:30pm - Thor: Love And Thunder


Thursday, July 28

Theatre Camp - Seussical Jr Continues | Leeds Art Council | 8 am

The Leeds Arts Council is pleased to announce their first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-8! We will be producing Seussical Jr. while teaching theatre basics that your child can bring into any theatre experience. This camp is great for students with or without theatre experience and everyone will learn something through this process!

More Info: Leeds Art Council

Leeds Farmers Market 3pm-6pm

Make a plan to visit Leeds Farmer's Market each Thursday in historic downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 6th Street.

Visit their Facebook page for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/907306749334317

Teen Tiny Art Night: Pirate Themed | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 5 pm

Paint your own tiny canvas: pirate themed! Sign up online to reserve your seat!

205-699-5962 | www.LeedsLibrary.com


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Drawing Class | Artist Incorporated Gallery

Every Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm


Open House/Registration/Shoe Fitting | Beverly’s Dance Unlimited | July 28

4 pm - 7 pm | COME SEE US and Register NOW for Fall Dance! Classes begin August 15. Beverly’s offers classes in Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Jazz, Clogging and Tumbling. FREE TRIAL classes available! Check out the Class Schedule at www.beverlysdance.com.

High School Musical Continues | Leeds Art Council

A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 28-30 at 7 pm and 31 at 2 pm.

Tickets: Leeds Art Council


Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | Rails & Ales

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge brings the fun to Rails and Ales every Thursday at 7 pm. Your team will have fun trying to answer fun questions about tv, music, movies, commercials, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite party music while answering fun questions. Prizes to the winning teams. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

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Foosball Tournament & Indoor Cornhole Tournament | Van's in Leeds

Any skill level welcome!  Join us every week for our:

  • indoor cornhole tournament (registration closes at 6:50p / Bags fly 7p)
  • foosball tournament (7-10:30p)

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Friday, July 29

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Theatre Camp - Seussical Jr Continues | Leeds Art Council | 8 am

The Leeds Arts Council's first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-8!

More Info: Leeds Art Council

High School Musical Continues | Leeds Art Council

A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 28-30 at 7 pm. and July 31 at 2 pm.
Lac.BookTix.com  -  More Info: Leeds Art Council


Cheyloe & Kyle Sawhill Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Music with Cheyloe & Kyle Sawhill 7 pm - 11 pm. Traffic Jams Food Truck 6-9

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Hutch Edwards Project | Van's Bar Leeds

See Hutch Edwards Project LIVE at Van's in Leeds on July 29, at 9:00 pm.

More Info: Van's Bar 


Saturday, July 30

Backpack Buddies Annual Rummage Sale | Leeds First United Methodist Church 

July 30 - 7 am- 3 pm

Annual Backpack Buddy Rummage Sale. All proceeds benefit the Backpack Buddy program to help provide weekend food for students in need.

More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2874362286193012/

Miss Leeds Area and Miss Leeds Area's Outstanding Teen 2023 Competitions  

Join us for the 2023 Miss Leeds Area and Miss Leeds Area’s Outstanding Teen Competition at Leeds High School on Saturday, July 30, at 4:30 pm.

Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at the door.

Visit missleedsarea.net for more info!


High School Musical Continues | Leeds Art Council

A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 28-30 at 7 pm. and July 31 at 2 pm.

Tickets - Lac.BookTix.com  -  More Info: Leeds Art Council


Zach Austin Duo Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Zach Austin Duo 7-11 pm. Fusion Tacos Food Truck 6-9 pm.

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

The M-80s LIVE | Van's Bar 

See The M-80s LIVE at Van’s in Leeds on July 30th, at 9:00 pm. $6 cover, 21+ show

More Info: Van's Bar 


Sunday, July 31

First Baptist Church Leeds | “Grillin & Games” Luncheon 

Don’t forget about our “Grillin & Games” luncheon this Sunday and the School Supply Drive!  Come for worship at 10:45 AM and stay for a great time of food and fellowship! And you can drop off your school supplies anytime.

“Grillin & Games” Luncheon 

High School Musical Continues | Leeds Art Council | 2 pm

A talented group of young adults is getting ready to perform High School Musical at the Leeds Arts Council on July 28-30 at 7 pm. and July 31 at 2 pm.

Tickets - Lac.BookTix.com  - More Info: Leeds Art Council

Monday, August 1

Theatre Camp - Seussical Jr Continues | Leeds Art Council | 8 am

The Leeds Arts Council's first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-8!

More Info: Leeds Art Council

Food Truck Monday – Gumbo to Geaux

Food Truck Monday, August 1 – Gumbo to Geaux in historic downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 9th Street from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Also, check out the FTM lineup for August.  For more information call: please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9392 & visit LeedsAreaChamber.com - EveryoneLeeds.com

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Leeds Lions Meeting | Leeds Masonic Lodge

1st Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at Leeds Masonic Lodge.

Tuesday, August 2

Theatre Camp - Seussical Jr Continues | Leeds Art Council | 8 am

The Leeds Arts Council's first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-8!

More Info: Leeds Art Council

Bargain Bee's Ribbon Cutting | August 2 - 10 am

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds will conduct a ribbon cutting at Bargain Bee's to celebrate their new business location.  Bargain Bee's will also celebrate with an open house!

Bargain Bee's is located at 1501 8th Street, Leeds - across from the Post Office.  For more information about their business, visit their Facebook page.

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CatCard Ribbon Cutting | August 2 - 11 am

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds will conduct a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new EV charging stations at The Outlet Shops of Grand River - located at the southwest corner next to I20 near Rue 21 and Campus Spirit - 6200 Grand River Boulevard East.  More info: Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.

Art Classes Are Back | Artist Incorporated Gallery

You can reach the Gallery anytime by Clicking here:

Contact the Gallery

Shop with us at:

6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 114 - Leeds

(205) 699-7627

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 Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Free Line Dancing with Becca's Bar Dance | Van's Bar 

FREE line dance lessons every Tuesday night at VAN'S! Make new friends & learn new dance skills. Open dancing - 6 pm, lessons - 7 pm & open dancing after lessons. See YOU on the BIG BLUE FLOOR!!

Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar - Tuesdays

Pool tournaments every Tuesday at Van's in Leeds.
Sign up by 7:30 pm.

Events: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Wednesday, August 3

Theatre Camp - Seussical Jr Continues | Leeds Art Council | 8 am

The Leeds Arts Council's first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-8!

More Info: Leeds Art Council

Night of Prophecy & Prayer | Tower of Prayer Church

Join us for a powerful night of worship, prayer and prophecy! We are anticipating miracles, signs and wonders to be present in this atmosphere! If you're in need of personal revival and impartation, we invite you to join us August 3! For more information or watch live: thetowerofprayer.org/


Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar -Wednesdays

Pool tournaments every Wednesday at Van's in Leeds. Sign up by 7:30 pm.
Events: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Open Mic Night | Van's Bar Leeds 7 pm - 11 pm

Unique show every week as local music artists sit in with the band. Good times. Good friends!

Events: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)

Back-to-School BASH & 1st Friday Family Movie Night| August 5

The celebration STARTS at 6PM with fun activities: yard games, balloon artists, face painting, THEN...at 8PM (dusk), this month's FREE MOVIE - Jungle Cruise begins! FOOD: The Three Earred Rabbit will be open until 8PM and Food Trucks will be here beginning at 6PM!

*Three Earred Rabbit Special - Spaghetti & Meatballs
*Reba's Weiner Wagon (hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, dill pickles, chips, and drinks)
*Cricket's Sweet Treats (shaved iced and ice cream)
Come out, bring your lawn chairs, have dinner and some family fun in downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive and 8th Street next to the Library and Regions Bank.
This special event is brought to you by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. For more information, please visit www.EveryoneLeeds.com

Sweet Tea Trio | Van's Bar Leeds | 9 pm

Sweet Tea Trio is back at Van's! You don't want to miss this show! For information about events: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

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American Legion Steak Night | August 6

5 pm - 8 pm

Pre-order needs to be in by close of business on August 3.



Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones @ Artist Incorporated Gallery

August 12 or August 13
For more workshops: http://artistsincorporated.com/


Leeds Youth Baseball & Softball Registration

Leeds Youth Baseball & Softball

Registration from 6-8pm at the Leeds Ballpark. Come see us upstairs. We look forward to seeing you there! See flyer for details.



Music Programs | THE MUSIC ROOM

 Guitar Lessons | The Music Room 

Register now and save 20% off your first full month of GUITAR lessons! Promotion ends 09/01/2022. Must register for available lesson spot on Thursdays between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm.

Visit themusicroomleeds.com


Shopping, Deals & More

Ashley by Design Boutique | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River

The Ashley DeRamus Foundation was founded for and dedicated to the education, advancement and quality life-style of children and adults with Down syndrome.

Through the work of Ashley and the foundation, our goal is to increase the awareness and enlighten others about the rewards and positive contributions we make.

Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm | Sunday 12-6pm

More Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/shop/ashley-by-design/

Bass Pro Shops | Club Adventure Awaits Sweepstakes

One of THE BEST destinations the Ozarks has to offer is Big Cedar Lodge and its golf course. Enjoy nature at its finest with Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's CLUB.

CLUB Adventure Awaits Sweepstakes, now–Sept. 30, 2022

View more on July's prize: basspro.com/adventureawaits

China Wok Leeds

Best food, Great value!

For all day China Wok menu


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Three Earred Rabbit | 1st Friday Special

Three Earred Rabbit offers a delicious spaghetti & meatballs special on Friday, August 5 for our Back to School Bash & 1st Friday Family Movie Night.  They are staying open until 8:00 pm that evening.  (They also have a delicious menu daily!)  More info:    https://www.facebook.com/3earredrabbitleeds

LA Salon & Boutique

LA Salon & Boutique In Leeds has a new shipment of tanning lotions!
Come check them out and take advantage of our 50% off Summer Clothing sale🌅


Shop Local | Mum's Unique Consignment Shop

When people tell you that you look good...tell them you can't help it... it's just in your jeans... We're not sure our jokes will get funnier, but we do know you'll save money and look great~ Ask how you can turn your clothing into a profit at our shop...


Back to School Shopping | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River | Now Thru Aug. 7

Time to finish back to school shopping. We have what you are looking for!! Save this BTS season at Nike, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, J. Crew, Osh Kosh, and so many more outlet brands!

More Info:  https://shopsofgrandriver.com/back-to-school/

  The Wooden Anchor

We are excited to have Sweet Home Foods at The Wooden Anchor!  More Info: https://www.facebook.com/rutbunchwoodenanchor

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911 Stair Climb Challenge T-shirt Pre sale

We are hosting our annual 9/11 Stair Climb Challenge from September 5th-11th. More information and a schedule will come soon!

We are doing a t-shirt pre-sale at our club until August 9th. A percentage of the t-shirt sales will be donated to Leeds Fire and Police Department. T-shirt information is in the flyer above. This challenge is to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives that day and the families who were affected by 09/11/2001. This has always been a huge community event for us and we always look forward to hosting it.

Thank you to our Leeds Community for always supporting us!

Rachel Borrello | General Manager & AL Area Developer
Workout Anytime Leeds - Email address: rachel.borrello@workoutanytime.com
Office # 205-702-2789 |  https://workoutanytime.com/leeds

Help Wanted

Now Hiring | Leeds Water Works Board

Leeds Water Works is seeking a full-time applicant for General Laborer. Duties include ability to repair, install water lines and install meters. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

More Information: Water Works Board Hiring

We want you to give us your food truck request!

Tell us what kind of food you are craving and we will invite them to downtown Leeds!

Contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.

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School Supply Pick Up  | Leeds Outreach

School Supply Pick Up - Monday, August 1st - 9 am -11 am

View entire post here: Leeds Outreach school supply pickup


Get Answers to Your Questions on Starting a New Business in Leeds

Get your business off on the right track. Download your FREE City of Leeds Business Licensing Guide with step-by-step checklist and collaborate with the Leeds Business Resource Team!

This should be your first point of contact before embarking on your business start-up journey. Let their experience guide you so you can have smooth travels through each stage of the process.

Learn more at www.LeedsAlabama.org/business

Please Take the Clean Water Awareness Survey! 

The City of Leeds would like to encourage you to participate in a Clean Water Awareness Management Survey. This survey can give you an idea of how much knowledge you have about clean water awareness and how well the Jefferson County Commission is doing in their education efforts regarding stormwater management and clean water awareness.



Remember to Opt-In for the City of Leeds Text My Gov Services
Opt-In Today! Text LEEDSSPLASH to 91896 or 205.352.4312. The City of Leeds now offers a new Text My Gov service as another convenient way for residents to communicate with the city. Citizens can now sign up to receive message notifications whenever the city needs to get a message out such as road work and road closures PLUS you can get real-time answers to many questions or concerns by utilizing this service. This smart texting solutions works with regular SMS texting so no app or download needed. Text My Gov uses a mobile phone's regular messaging service as a simple way for the city to interact with the public and for citizens to relay information to the city. Text message rates do apply. Read more at: https://www.leedsalabama.org/text-my-gov/

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New Tax Remit to Address Effective July 1

Attention Businesses Conducting Business in the City of Leeds: Effective July 1, 2022, the City of Leeds will have a new “remit to” address for businesses reporting sales/use, lodging and rental tax as well as occupational tax. This means that taxes generated during the month of June 2022 to be reported in July 2022 should be remitted to the new address.

Taxpayers should mail their remittance and any payment to: City of Leeds, Sales Tax Trust Account, P. O. Box 830725, Birmingham, AL 35283-0725.
Taxpayers may still bring their payments directly to City Hall at 1400 9th Street, Leeds, AL 35094 or pay online.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may send a portal message to the City of Leeds via the Online Services Portal accessible from the City’s website at www.LeedsAlabama.org or utilize the new Text My Gov text.

This Week's Recipe

Pan-Fried Ribeye Steak | The Pioneer Woman

This easy pan-fried steak is ready in just 15 minutes! Serve it with mashed potatoes and a side salad for a special dinner for two.
Get recipe @ The pioneer woman pan fried ribeye


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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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