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This week is jam-packed full of information with news and upcoming events.  Everyone Leeds loves to highlight everything that's going on, because Leeds, Alabama is such a wonderful place to be.  Our summer is chocked full of activities for families and children to enjoy.  There's plenty to explore so we invite you to grab your coffee and take time to digest it all, plug in where you desire and share the news with a family member or friend.  Help us grow Everyone Leeds and we work hard for you each week.  Everyone Leeds is truly the place to go to be in the know!

Have a great day and always, remember to think Leeds first!

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

The Holiday Bicycle Parade & Family Movie Night Events Were a Huge Success

On Friday, July 1st, the community of Leeds met at Leeds Memorial Park to participate in a 4th of July bicycle parade. Approximately 120 parents and children participated with their decorated bikes, tricycles, skateboards, scooters, wagons, strollers, or their comfy shoes to make a parade lap around the walking track. Patriotic marching music played while local firefighters, volunteers and onlookers cheered everyone on as children zoomed by. Police Chief Erwin walked in the parade and handed out gold sticker badges to the kids. Clifford the little brown dog and Nico the black doggie joined the parade and trotted happily around the track.  Fire Chief Parsons and firefighters were on standby for any first aid needs and kids had their photos made on the fire engine.  The parade festivities concluded with 10 prize giveaways and an invitation to join everyone downtown for the second 1st Friday Family Movie Night.  Another large crowd gathered in the concrete parking lot on the corner of Parkway Drive and 8th Street to watch Sing 2 enjoying the outdoors with their families and plenty of food, popcorn and shaved ice.  These free events were sponsored by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library.  The last outdoor movie of the summer is scheduled for Friday, August 5th so mark your calendars and more information will be coming soon!

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YPLA Review | 4th of July Fireworks Display @ Grand River Drive In 

All we have heard is GRAND reviews from everyone we have spoken to that experienced the 3rd of July!! Everything was AMAZING!

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Congratulations to these Leeds High School Students!!!

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Knights of Columbus Hosts Bingo for Moody Miracle League

This event was not a fundraiser. The Moody Miracle League asked the Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 to do a real bingo game for the Miracle League for the excitement. Two more events are scheduled at Leeds Civic Center with play beginning at 6:30 pm. No food or beverages and no money. The Miracle League does have small gift cards to give each winner.  The photo is a pano of the Miracle League playing Bingo.  For more info, please call 205.542.0671 & leave a message for Don Tice.

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Leeds City Schools | Open Archery Practice | July12

Leeds Open Archery practice is underway. We will meet every Tuesday from 4-7 pm during the month of July. Students entering grades 4-12th are welcome to attend. No former practice is necessary. Those needing more information can contact any of the Coaches via email at archery@leedsk12.org.

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.


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 8 - July 14

Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:45pm - Thor: Love & Thunder / 11:00pm - Lightyear
Screen 3: 8:45pm - Elivis  / 11:40pm - Top Gun: Maverick
Screen 4: 8:45pm - Minions: The Rise of GRU/ 10:30pm - Jurassic World: Dominion

Event rentals | The Backyard

 Planning a party???
You came to the right place!
Plan a birthday, corporate event, or celebration today by emailing:

Thursday, July 7

Leeds Farmers Market 3pm-6pm

Make a plan to visit the Leeds Farmer's Market each week in #HistoricDowntownLeeds.
*If you are new to the area, set your map for 7901 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094.
*If you know your way around Historic Downtown Leeds: the market is on the blocked off street between the Leeds United Methodist Church and the Leeds Area Chamber.

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

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)

For Event Information: https://www.facebook.com/VansBarLeeds

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WALMART VS WALMART  2nd Annual  ALL*STAR Charity Basketball Game

Come and watch your local Walmart compete in the Game of the Century!  Leeds VS Roebuck!  Only One Team Will Be Victorious!

For more information, call 205-699-0701.

Friday, July 8


Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo Night

Mark your calendars for Bingo Night! Leeds Knights of Columbus Council 5597 announces a Charity Bingo night at Leeds Civic Center scheduled for Friday, July 8th and July 22nd. Doors open at 5 pm and Bingo begins at 6 pm. This is a fundraiser for charity projects in the greater Leeds area.

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.

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 pm Food truck TBD 6-9 pm

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

Dj Dance Mix & Karaoke | Van's Bar 

Friday, July 8th at 7 pm

More Info: Van's Bar 


Saturday, July 9

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Barber Motorsports Welcomes World Games

Saturday, July 9 from 10 am to 6:30 pm at Barber Motorsports Park

Air Sports - Canopy Piloting

More Info: https://twg2022.com/

Needle Felted Animal Class with Tym Davis @ Artist Incorporated Gallery

I will be teaching a class in 3D needle felting at Artist Incorporated Gallery on July 9th. Join me for a very fun activity.

Email - artistincorpora@bellsouth.net to register.


Music with Rob & Bob + Food with Hey Bebe | Rails & Ales

Live music with Rob & Bob Duo 7 pm-11 pm + Food with Hey Bebe 6 pm-9 pm.

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

Deputy 5 | Van's Bar 

Saturday, July 9th at 9 pm

More Info: Van's Bar 


Sunday, July 10

Singles Ministry Gathering | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Sunday, July 10th immediately following 11 am worship service.


Barber Motorsports Welcomes World Games

Sunday, July 10 from 9 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm

at Barber Motorsports Park

Air Sports - Canopy Piloting

More Info: https://twg2022.com/

Tales & Ales Book Club for Adults | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. Meeting at The Backyard in Leeds at 2 pm.

8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Monday, July 11

Barber Motorsports Welcomes World Games

Monday, July 11 from 9 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm

at Barber Motorsports Park

Air Sports - Canopy Piloting

More Info: https://twg2022.com/

Cops and Kids Day at Leeds Splash Pad

Come out and bring the kids for free food, fun and learning with Leeds Police Department!

Please RSVP 205-699-0933

Photos from Cops and Kids Day at Leeds Splash Pad on June 27th.

Photos from Leeds Police Department Facebook Page.

Food Truck Monday – A Dab of This and A Dab of That!

Food Truck Monday, July 11 with A Dab of This and A Dab of That! in historic downtown Leeds at the corner of Parkway Drive & 9th Street from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm

For more information call: please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9392 or visit LeedsAreaChamber.com - EveryoneLeeds.com

Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them!

Treasured VBS 2022 | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

July 11, 2022 — July 13, 2022

06:00 pm — 08:30 pm (CDT)

Cedar Grove Baptist Church
2001 Cedar Grove Rd
Leeds, AL 35094

If you haven’t registered for VBS, register TODAY! We need to know you’re coming so we can have a T-Shirt for you!
Click to Volunteer or Register for VBS: https://vbspro.events/p/events/7f8075


Tuesday, July 12

Kids Crafts | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 10:30 am

Join us in the meeting room as we make an ocean themed craft. Space is limited so call or come by to sign up!

8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

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, AL 35094

(205) 699-7627

Step Class | Workout Anytime

Step Class is coming to Workout Anytime Leeds 🤩
Our first class will be 80’s themed! This class will take place on Tuesday, July 12th @ 12:45 pm. Make sure to come in your best 80s fitness attire 🤗
Spots are very limited so make sure to sign up through www.myiclubonline.com

Lego Mania | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 4 pm

Join us in the meeting room as we use our imaginations to build!

8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Treasured VBS 2022 Continues | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

July 11, 2022 — July 13, 2022

Cedar Grove Baptist Church
2001 Cedar Grove Rd
Leeds, AL 35094


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! Come make new friends and learn new dance skills. Open dancing at 6 pm, lessons at 7 pm, and 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, July 13

Mr. Larry Magic: An Ocean Commotion | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Join us in the meeting room for Mr. Larry’s Magic Show at 10 am and 4 pm. This magical program is full of fun, silliness and special puppet guest!

8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/

Treasured VBS 2022 Last night | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

July 11, 2022 — July 13, 2022

Cedar Grove Baptist Church
2001 Cedar Grove Rd
Leeds, AL 35094


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

Join hosts Craig and Hutch of Hutch Edwards Project for Open Mic Night at VAN'S in Leeds. 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)

Barber Vintage Festival | BMW Motorrad | Oct. 7 - Oct. 9

Join us at Barber Motorsports Park for the 17th Annual Barber Vintage Festival!

More Info: barbervintagefestival

Barber Motorsports Park

6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35094



Watercolors With Gayle Jones @ Artist Incorporated Gallery

July 15 or July 16

Class Size is Limited – Email to Register @ artistincorpora@bellsouth.net

More Info: http://artistsincorporated.com/


MEGA Sports Camp – HEART of a Champion- July 18 - July 22

MEGA SPORTS CAMP REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We are sorry but all sports groups are full. If you have signed up for the meal, please CHECK-IN between 5 pm -5:30 pm. If you are not eating, please check-in after 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you and are praying God will bless each of you this week (even if it’s raining). 🙂


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassadors | July 20 

Corporate Ambassadors for the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce meet at Noon on the third Wednesday of each month from 12-1 pm at the chamber office upstairs, 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: https://leedsareachamber.com/



 Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon | July 21

Guest Speaker - Ken Grissom | Alabama Small Business Development Center Network | JSU

RSVP Now for Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce July 21 Luncheon for 11:45 am at Leeds First United Methodist Church (1189 6th Street).

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.

To learn more about guest speaker and meeting information, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

Lunch is $15 and make your reservation with Sandra McGuire, Executive Director, at (205) 699-5001, (205) 965.9392 or Sandra@LeedsAreaChamber.com.



Guitar Lessons | THE MUSIC ROOM

Beginning in August, we will have availability for new THURSDAY guitar students. Guitar lessons are the perfect way to get your young learner back into the groove of school and ease those back to school blues. 🎸🎶
Our available lesson times will be Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. Ages 7+
Lesson spots fill up quickly, so act fast!!

visit www.themusicroomleeds.com


Elementary Summer Workshop 2022 Seussical Jr. | Leeds Art Council

Sign up now to reserve your spot for Seussical, Jr! | July 25 - Aug 5

The Leeds Arts Council is pleased to announce their first theatre camp designed specifically for students in grades 1-5! 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:  https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/theatre/summer-student-theatre-workshop/

Shopping, Deals & More

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Laney's Country Cooking

We are in the mood for a beautiful #pieceofpie! Go have a slice at @Laneys Country Cooking TODAY!

Laney's Country Cooking
7601 Parkway Drive
Leeds, Alabama. 35094
(205) 903-9738

L.A. Salon & Boutique has Tanning!!!

Do you need a little color but you’re too busy? Stop in L.A. Salon & Boutique and get your tan on!



Daisy Duke Specialty Drink | Leeds Nutrition | Open Daily


More Info: Leeds Nutrition


Gifts for Guys & the Groom | Mum & Me Mercantile

Mum and Me Mercantile has gifts for the GROOM and all of his GUYS. If you are looking for unique gifts to give your groomsmen - then look no further than Mum & Me Mercantile in Leeds, AL. If you are not a big shopper... no problem! We can help you over the phone, gift wrap everything, and have it ready for you.


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Overstock mattress and beds, Downtown, Leeds, AL

Located on the Parkway with great deals on mattresses & beds!

Phone: (205) 597-4994


Pants Store Leeds

This print keeps getting better! Loving it in this bodycon dress 😍🤩⭐

​Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations✨

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Indo Kazak Rug | The Rug Bug Design 

Picture of Indo Kazak from previous reel! These are selling FAST!!
For more information: The Rug Bug Design 
Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Summer Sale | The Wooden Anchor

Get ready for some great deals starting July 5th and lasting 2 weeks! 40-75% off select items! Tuesday- Friday 10-5:00 and Saturday 10-4:00. 8149 Parkway Drive Leeds.

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Gas Card Giveaway | The Wooden Anchor 

The Wooden Anchor Gas Card Giveaway! Spend $100 now through July 14 and receive a $20 gas gift card!

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

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Sweat now. Wine later. Work for those guilty pleasures - your New Year’s resolutions will thank you. 💪👏 More Info:  https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/

Help Wanted

Need Piano Instructors | The Music Room

We're growing and need more smiling faces to add to our team!
The Music Room is looking for an experienced piano instructor who has the ability to connect and build lasting relationships with clients through music. Typical responsibilities of our piano instructors include:
-Willing to adapt lessons and musical concepts to fit the needs of their students.
-Has the ability to make music FUN and enjoyable for a new learner.
-Has the ability to motivate and inspire new students to achieve their musical goals.
-Must have great organizational skills.
-Has the ability to keep each lesson fun and fresh.

Contact us today at themusicroomleeds@gmail.com!

 Volunteer Pantry Manager Needed | Leeds Outreach

Apply Online at https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

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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Virtual Vitamin Drive | Leeds Outreach 

You can drop off vitamins 9 AM -1130 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and every 4th Saturday. https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

July Most Needed Items | Leeds Outreach 

PHONE - 205-699-7291 (office Monday and Tuesday only) or 205-352-7691 (mobile) voice or text. You may leave a message at 205-352-7691 and we will contact you when we are available.
EMAIL - leedsoutreach@gmail.com
MAIL - PO Box 192 Leeds, AL 35094

ecosouth Services Update

Please note that ecosouth has been picking up cans for waste management non-payment of invoices. . Many cans were picked up by mistake. Please contact ecosouth direct at 251.675.9800 to settle your account or discuss with them any billing issues or arrangements to get your garbage can back, if you feel that it is in error.  If you have unresolved issues in getting your cans back, you may submit your complaint to the City of Leeds via an online form available on the city's website.  More Information and complaint form access:  https://www.leedsalabama.org/ecosouth-update/


Be Sure 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 launched a new Text My Gov services this month to offer 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 and 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

Southwest Spaghetti 

This dish gives a new meaning to the phrase Spaghetti Western! Southwest Spaghetti infuses traditional Italian marinara with the heat and smokiness of spices straight from the blazing plains. Yet it retains the tender pasta, bright tomato flavor, and juicy beef, plus some zucchini for a touch of garden freshness. Southwest Spaghetti blazes new trails in fusion cuisine, and your taste buds will be itching to put on their spurs!

For Recipe: easiereats.com




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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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