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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.
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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).
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.
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
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
Friday, July 29
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.
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!
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.
Monday, August 1
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
Leeds Lions Meeting | Leeds Masonic Lodge
1st Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at Leeds Masonic Lodge.
Tuesday, August 2
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.
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.
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
Wednesday, August 3
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/
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
American Legion Steak Night | August 6
5 pm - 8 pm
Pre-order needs to be in by close of business on August 3.
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.
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
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
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
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!
The Wooden Anchor
We are excited to have Sweet Home Foods at The Wooden Anchor! More Info: https://www.facebook.com/rutbunchwoodenanchor
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office # 205-702-2789 | https://workoutanytime.com/leeds
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.
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/
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
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!
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