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Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night This Friday
Don't miss this Friday, July 7 for the next Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority, along with Leeds Jane Culbreth Library invites you to this special outdoor event featuring the movie, Beauty & The Beast. 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. Pazzo Pizza Food truck and The Ice Barn with shaved ice will be on-site and The Three Earred Rabbit will stay open late for dinner. Food trucks and pre-movie street games will begin at 6 p.m. The outdoor movie will begin around dusk which will be approximately 8 p.m. You will want to be a part of this awesome night of building community in historic downtown Leeds! More Info: LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Miss Leeds Area News
Everyone Leeds would like to congratulate our girls on their performances in the Miss Alabama Competition which ended on Saturday evening with the crowning of Brianna Burrell, Miss Baldwin, as Miss Alabama 2023!
Leeds Resident Miss UAB 2023, Emma Terry, previously serving as Miss Leeds Area Teen and Miss Alabama’s Teen, was chosen as 1st Runner Up in the competition. Among the scholarships she received, she was also a Community Service finalist.
Miss Leeds Area 2023 Emma Wright was in the Top 13 Finalists and named Miss Congeniality! Former Miss Leeds Area, Chandler Mordecai, serving as Miss Hamilton this year was the recipient of the Virginia Hill Memorial Non-Finalist Interview Scholarship and a Community Service Award scholarship.
America's First Federal Credit Union News
Barber Motorsports Park News
Cedar Grove Baptist Church News
Leeds First Methodist Church News
2023 MEGA Sports Camp | Leeds First Methodist Church
Join us for 2023 MEGA Sports Camp, JULY 10-14, 6-8:30 pm at Leeds First Methodist Church.
Kids who attend choose one of these sports as a focus for the week:
• FLAG FOOTBALL
Mega Sports Camp is open to kids entering Kindergarten thru 5th Grade (2023-2024 school year).
Priority registration deadline is JUNE 19, 2023.
Register at: https://leedsfirst.churchcenter.com/people/forms/545256
P.S. This valuable training is offered free of charge to you. In fact, every interested child may register for our MEGA Sports Camp. So, you are welcome to share this link with friends. See you there!
Register Now for Next IMPACT Leadership Summit
IMPACT Leadership Summit | Barber Motorsports Museum
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
Leeds Elementary School PTO News
The PTO was happy to donate 4 $25 gift cards to Premiere Cinemas that Leeds Elementary School students attending reading camp were eligible to win. Thank you for your support of PTO that makes it possible for us to provide these types of prizes for students! Leeds Elementary PTO | Facebook
Leeds Primary School PTO News
LPS Movie Night
Mamma Mia! We had such an amazing turnout for LPS Movie Night tonight!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Leeds Primary School to play, watch the Super Mario Bros. movie and support the LPS PTO despite the heat! View Post & more Photos: Leeds Primary School PTO | Facebook
Leeds Senior Update
Even though it’s going to be a short week at the Center, it’s the perfect time to come and see what all the talk is about. We hope to see you on Thursday! Please remember to RSVP for lunch 24 hours in advance. Read this week's post with July calendar at City News - Leeds Alabama
Leeds Fire Department News
LFD crews has been performing familiarization walk throughs at Heidelberg Materials Leeds Cement Plant. We are grateful for a wonderful working relationship to allow this. Leeds Fire & Rescue | Facebook
The Music Room News
Big thanks to Ady's Army for choosing us to host another fun Ady's Symphony session! Ady’s Symphony is all about having fun with music through group participation and rhythm-based music activities. Playing games, jamming to favorite songs, and making friends... all while working on coordination, motor skills, and sensory integration! Next session starts on July 10th; visit https://adysarmy.org/adys-symphony/ to register!
Grand River Drive-In Alabama Movie Line-Up
Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases.
JULY 7TH-9TH, 13TH - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM
Screen 2: 8:30 pm - Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
Screen 3: 8:30 pm - Elemental / 10:27 pm - The Little Mermaid
Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Insidious: The Red Door / 10:32 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 6
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!
Ladies Bunko Night | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
For women ages 18+, new and experienced players. Meet in the Banquet Hall @ 6 pm.
Please bring $5 to contribute to our Hostess Fund! All proceeds remaining after hostess reimbursement will be pooled to purchase Angel Tree gifts this Christmas. 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 at 7 pm to 9 pm at Rails and Ales. More information: Rails and Ales | Facebook
Friday, July 7
Bingo for Charity | Leeds Civic Center
BINGO returns Friday, July 7th at Leeds Civic Center. Doors open at 5 pm. Games start at 6 pm. Stadium food available for moderate prices. A 100% smoke free and alcohol-free facility. Must be 19 and older! This event is hosted by Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 and enables this organization to help others through their charity projects. Leeds Civic Center is located at 1000 Park Drive. For more information about this event, please call 205.542.0671 and leave a message for Don Tice.
Saturday, July 8
Hot Dog Picnic | Leeds Historical Society
We're turning 25!! Help celebrate the Leeds Historical Society's 25th Anniversary with a Hot Dog Picnic! Join us on Saturday, July 8th from 11am-3pm at the Jonathan Bass House & Museum for a Hot Dog Picnic! FREE hot dogs, chips, drinks, and desserts available while supplies last. We will also have the Bass House open for tours! We are proud to have spent the last 25 years preserving the history of Leeds. Here's to 25 more!
Taste Test for Teens | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Next Taste Test for Teens with be snacks from Türkiye! we can’t wait to share this fun activity with you again in July. Come join us Saturday, July 8th at Noon.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive.
LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Sunday, July 9
Silver Clay Jewelry Class with Cathy Jo Wheeler | Artist Incorporated Gallery
Cathy Jo Wheeler's much anticipated Silver Clay Jewelry Class is set for July 9th. These classes fill up quickly so REGISTER NOW! Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Artists Incorporated Gallery Facebook
July & August Art Gallery Reception - Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Arts Council Artist Spotlight: Richard Lee Raybon, Jr. Father of two, grandfather of five, I am happily married and retired and living in Vestavia Hills. I’ve enjoyed doodling since I was in my teens but never pursued art seriously until my retirement about two years ago. My wife, Sue Ann, now calls herself an “art widow.” But she enjoys the results, too, and now often gives me ideas to try. We actually started off enjoying poetry and writing, still a great love of mine. I’m actually working on my fourth book of poetry—only this time I’m illustrating it myself. Two years of self-taught practice has enabled me to adventure into several mediums including watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, and ink. I also dabble in photo enhancements of my own work. I’ve always enjoyed nature, so I draw most of my inspiration from the outdoors. And many species of the animal kingdom have found their way under my brush. I have not settled on any one style. I do realistic, impression, and abstract paintings and drawings. Art of any kind is fun and stimulating for me. Most of my successful portraits of people have been with a pencil, although I have completed a few in watercolor. Overall, I believe there’s artist in all of us. Just pick up a pen or pencil and give it a try! Located at 8140 Parkway Drive. More Info: LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Monday, July 10
Masterpiece Mondays - Leeds Arts Council 9a-Noon
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
Kids Camp | The Wooden Anchor
We had another fun Camp Day! Don’t miss out on our next one- July 10, 9-11:00. We’ll be making a Door Hanger. The cost is $25 and includes snacks and parents get 15% off in the store. Just message, call, or come by to register.
Cousins Main Lobster | Food Truck Monday
Food Truck Monday this week (July 10) will be Cousins Main Lobster from 11a-2p at the corner of Parkway and 9th Street. Cousins 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
ZUMBA | Workout Anytime Leeds
ZUMBA is COMING SOON to Workout Anytime 💪💃
🌟We are launching Monday, July 10th at 5:30 PM!! This class has a 15-person max capacity. Sign up online at myiclubonline.com 🤩 🌟This class is included in our Premium Plus Membership 🌟Non-members can pay $7 per class This dance class features high and low-intensity intervals that help improve cardiovascular fitness while also enhancing balance, coordination, agility, and to some degree, strength through the application of beginner-accessible choreography. We can't wait to get ZUMBA launched for our members!! For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook
Tuesday, July 11
Main Street Meet Up
Starting July 11th, we will be hosting a weekly meetup at Rails and Ales. Leeds Main Street members & partners at the COMMUNITY Level and up are free to join. Everyone is invited to attend the July 11th meeting. If you are not a member, your first visit is still free! Grab your coffee at Hustle & Grind Coffee Company and visit with other local professionals to swap ideas, inform about upcoming events and news, gain leads, share business concerns, etc. See you there! Big thanks to Ryan Miller with Leeds CPA for helping coordinate this for the community! Leeds Main Street Facebook
Mr. Larry’s Magic Show | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
July 11th, 10:30 am & 4:00 pm
We enjoyed Mr. Larry’s Magic Show so much last year that we had to invite him back! He is funny and full of surprises! This year he is working his magic around friendship and literacy tie-ins. We can’t wait for the balloon animals again! Come see the crowd favorite, Mr. Larry at one of two shows he will be doing at the library! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Wednesday, July 12
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)
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)
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 and an RSVP is required. 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.
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.
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
Shopping, Deals & More
Full Backyard Experience | The Backyard
Experience it all! After a day at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, it's time to head over to The Backyard and then catch a movie. Grab great food, listen to live music, enjoy tons of activities, and watch your favorite new films each week! Drive-In open: Thursday-Sunday - The Backyard: Open 7 days a week - The Backyard Facebook
2023-2024 Fall Registration | Beverly’s Dance Leeds Studio
Beverly's Dance Unlimited Argo, Clay & Leeds is OPEN for 2023-2024 Fall Registration! We are excited about our upcoming Fall Dance season and hope you will join us for a fun filled Dance year! We have 3 fabulous studios for you to choose from, Argo, Clay and Leeds. Dance classes for ages 2-18, levels Beginner-Advanced. Call or Register online after viewing the class schedule at beverlysdance.com or call 205-681-1955. Classes start Aug. 21 at the Clay, Argo & Leeds locations. Beverly's Dance- Clay and Leeds Studio Facebook
Fit City Movement & Arts News
There’s more to come! We’re just getting started. Reminder that class passes, kinesis (full length) passes, and personal training passes are available for a discounted price. Take advantage! For more info, DM this IG account, text 205 520 8791 or email fitcityma [@] gmail [.] com Fit City Movement & Arts Facebook
Mills Pharmacy Leeds
Sweet Summertime!We know you don't want to spend your summer sorting pills! So, leave it to us; we'll sort and organize a month's worth of doses into one convenient box—no extra charge! Mills Pharmacy Leeds Facebook
Let the team at Scott Cantrell - State Farm Agent help you get the right insurance for your needs.
We understand that choosing the right coverage for you can be scary, but our team is here to help you make that decision! Our team is at your assistance to direct you to a policy that can leave your legacy lasting. 📍1935 Courson Ct, Leeds, AL 35094 ☎️ (205) 699-7286
Shoe - Tastic | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Whether you’re looking for athletic shoes, sandals, comfortable walking shoes, or any other type of footwear, you will find a diverse selection at The Shops. Enjoy your shoe shopping adventure this summer!
Christmas in July | The Wooden Anchor
So much going on at 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐫 in July!
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
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 email@example.com to enroll or ask questions.
Hiring Receptionist | TriGreen Equipment
TriGreen Equipment is looking to hire a receptionist. Below is a link to our application.
Thank you so much. Keith Smith, Branch Manager Leeds, AL, TriGreen Equipment
Ann's New Life Leeds
Ann’s New Life would like to say “THANK YOU” to our friends at Ashville Road Church of Christ for bagging lots of diapers during their VBS celebration! Melissa Knost and her beautiful daughters delivered a trunk load of bagged diapers for our babies! Ann’s would like to also thank Cassie Taylor Pulliam for bringing this project to Ashville Road Church of Christ VBS! We are so grateful!
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
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.
Thank you, churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others, for your continued support of Leeds Outreach. You can go to our web page and donate money if you prefer, and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. THANK YOU!
This Week's Recipe
Super Crunch Salad | Chin Deep
Get ready to indulge in a super crunch salad that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Packed with wholesome ingredients, this salad is not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. Super Crunch Salad recipe: super crunch salad - ChinDeep For more amazing recipes: ChinDeep - simple pleasures for every day
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