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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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Journeys Ribbon Cutting
The City of Leeds and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed Journeys to Leeds on Monday with a ribbon cutting (Their grand opening was Saturday). Mayor Miller cut the ribbon as we celebrated this new retailer at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
Grand River Drive-In Voted Top 5 Movie Spot
Join in on the summer fun at one of Birmingham's top 5 places to watch your favorite films!
Grand River Drive-In Alabama is open Thurs-Sun.
Each Friday this summer we will welcome new lineups to our screens so that you can watch newly released flicks!
Gates Open at 6PM so pop on over to The Backyard Leeds to play a round of mini golf or grab a bite to eat from Neighbors Brew and Pies or SAW'S BBQ.
Movies begin at 8:30PM, but showtimes are due to change in order to coincide with sunset.
VISIT US ONLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!
Featured Artists for June | Artists Incorporated Gallery
Porsche Club of America | Barbers Motorsports
Leeds Arts Council News
Finding Nemo Jr. Performances
It's a Big Blue World in Finding Nemo Jr.! Join Leeds Arts Council this weekend, June 16 - 18, to see the camp kids perform this magical production on an incredible set. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at leedsdartscouncil.org under the "Store/Ticketing." Be sure to purchase tickets in advance to secure the best seats, as these show dates will be at capacity. Show times are:
June 16 at 7 pm
June 17 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm and
June 18th at 2:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or ask questions.
Leeds Elementary School PTO News
Leeds Elementary PTO has begun its membership drive for the 2023-24 school year. Would you like to help?
🎉💚🎉We've just opened up PTO membership for the 2023-24 school year. 💚🎉💚
We would love for your family to be involved in PTO this year!
Your $10 family membership fee is a donation to support the students and teachers at Leeds Elementary School.
PTO members are sent information to be able to volunteer throughout the school year, however, you are NOT required to volunteer to be a member. We encourage all parents to reach out to your child's teacher directly for classroom support.
Join today at https://bit.ly/2324LESPTOFamilyMembership.
Leeds Primary School News
Leeds Fire & Rescue News
Leeds Fire & Rescue is glad to announce that we have been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters grant (AFG) through FEMA.
The grant is an equipment grant for $309,200.00 to be used for the replacement of the departments breathing apparatus and replacement of the departments air compressor system to fill the breathing bottles.
This is the largest amount we have received and are ecstatic to be able to replace this equipment at a low cost to the city, it will enhance our ability to serve the city of Leeds.
The Wooden Anchor News
We now have a website where you can order items and get them shipped to you or pay to pick them up in the store. We’re still adding items daily, and still trying to work the kinks out, so if you need help or have questions, please let us know. If you’re looking for a particular item and can’t find it on the site, let me know and I’ll go ahead and add it. Now, go shopping! 😀
Tower Of Prayer Church News
Get ready to blast off into a summer of STEM-tastic fun with TOP Community Development's Summer Enrichment program! For rising 3rd-5th graders, this program will keep your brain buzzing from June 26-July 14. Don't miss out on this out-of-this-world opportunity, right here in Leeds!
Register your child today for some Summer fun.
June 26-July 14 (closed July 3-7)
July 17-July 28
8 am - 11 am
Tower of Prayer Church
TOP Community Development
8429 1st Ave. SE
Leeds, AL 35094
For more information, please email email@example.com
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
Check out this fabulous activity at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library!
Join our Library Bread Community. We are building a community of patrons who love homemade bread. Get your FREE Bread Starter, directions, and recipe to learn a new skill. If you know how to bake bread but it has been a while since you created your own homemade bread, join our Library Bread Community and share what you know and love. Yes, you will walk into the library and smell the fragrance of bread being freshly baked. Yes, you will be offered a warm sample of our library bread.
Find a library staff member to help you get a Bread Starter kit and learn how this hobby is exciting, fun, and rewarding.
www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
30 Days of Prayer | Leeds Worship Center
Join us on this daily prayer adventure as we seek to get closer to God. (June 1 - June 30)
We will be praying for our Country, families, and individual needs.
You may submit your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be honored to pray for you.
Leeds Worship Center - 7315 Parkway Drive - 205.699.8636 - LeedsWorshipCenter.com
Grand River Drive-In Alabama is NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK!
Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases.
JUNE 16TH-18TH, JUNE 22ND - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM
Screen 2: 8:30 pm - The Flash / 11:20 pm - Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 3
Screen 3: 8:30 pm - Elemental / 10:27 pm - The Little Mermaid
Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Transformers: Rise of The Beasts / 11:01 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, June 15
June Chamber Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber
TODAY!! Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 15 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 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. 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 the speaker bio, please visit https://LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Design Your Square | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Come design your own square to add to our library quilt. Your single square is beautiful and once it is joined All Together with other pieces it will help create something grand!
Join artist, Karen Carroll in the library meeting room Thursday, June 15th at 1:30 to design and decorate your own piece of the library quilt.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094
LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
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!
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 | Leeds AL | Facebook
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
Family Fun Day | Tower of Prayer Church
We're not sure if you've heard, but Family Fun Day is THIS Saturday, June 17th at 10am! Here's a special invite from our Senior Citizen's Pastor, Pastor Jenkins!
Invite your friends and family! Free food, Fun games, Great Fellowship! To View Video, click Link: https://www.facebook.com/thetowerofprayerchurch/videos/643790867605617/
Let us know you're coming by clicking the link:
Family Fun Day | thetop
Magic Show with Steve Burgess | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Saturday, June 17th @10:30am be sure to come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for a Family Magic Show with Steve Burgess. Steve is a very talented guy who entertains audiences with his ability to use ventriloquism with his puppets who try to steal the show. Steve fascinates audiences nationwide with his amazing tricks that includes his pet rabbit and dove! This is an event that we encourage you to bring your friends with you. While they are here show them our kindness chain. Tell them how they can add a link to the chain of some kindness they experienced or something kind they did for someone else. That is all it takes to get a Kindness Pet! Makes sure they sign up for Summer Reading and sample sweet treats created by Chef Rose!
Registration is appreciated but not required.
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094
LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Father’s Day Craft | The Wooden Anchor
Join us this Saturday 11:00-3:00 for a Father’s Day craft. We’ll be decorating a toolbox. The price is $12 per toolbox. Multiple kids can decorate the same toolbox. This is an RSVP event. You must sign up by Friday to reserve your spot.
Sunday, June 18
Happy Father's Day from Everyone Leeds!
Father's Day "Brunch with the Boys" | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Everyone is invited to join us in the Banquet Hall Sunday from 8:45 - 9:45 am for a special brunch in honor of the men in our church family. Enjoy fellowship, breakfast casseroles, and Father's Fay gifts from our children's Department.
Phone: 205-699-8446 | More information @ Cedar Grove Events
Open Mic Night Competition | Leeds Arts Council
The LAC along with musician and host Mandi Rae Trott will be presenting an Open Mic Night in a competition format. 5$ for both performers and spectators. The winner each month will receive 50% of the door money as a cash prize based on a vote at the show's end.
Open mic will be June 18th from 7 pm - 9 pm - sign up in person beginning at 6:30 or email email@example.com to get on the list. If your act or band has more than two people - please let us know ahead of time so we can set up for you.
Tell your friends! The more people who show up to perform or watch is more money you can win! This will be recurring on the 3rd Sunday of every month. This is a great chance to get stage experience if you are new to performing.
Monday, June 19
Kids Camp | The Wooden Anchor
Monday, June 19, is our next Camp Day, 9:00-11:00. We still have spots available. We’ll be decorating a box and painting a photo frame for $25. Refreshments are provided and Moms get 15% off in the store. To reserve your spot, call or message to pay.
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
Tuesday, June 20
Free Line Dance Lessons | Van's Bar Leeds
FREE line dance lessons by Becca's Barn Dance tonight at VAN'S in Leeds starting at 7 PM. Open dancing at 6 PM. No special shoes required. Beginners always welcome!
Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Wednesday, June 21
RSVP Now | Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Meeting
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
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.
For more information about this event, please visit LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Alabama Wildlife Center | Leeds Library
Can you guess who is coming again to the library? Here is a hint...(without looking at the graphics), we loved it when they came to visit with their three birds! If you didn't peek and guessed Alabama Wildlife Center then you are RIGHT! Join us in the library meeting room to welcome one of the ANC naturalists Wednesday, June 21st at 1:30pm to take a look at some of the wild critters that call Alabama home! We will dive into the life history and habitat preference of animals big and small that live in Alabama. You will also get to see and touch various pelts and skulls of these animals. Species include but are not limited to white-tailed deer, bobcat, otter, and wild boar!
Register by using the link on the website: www.LeedsLibrary.com. Come early to get a good spot!
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)
The Outlet Shops of Grand River Welcomes PUMA
June 22 10am - Ribbon Cutting at PUMA in Suite 326 beside Bath & Body
PUMA will also officially open on Friday, June 23.
We hope you will mark your calendars and join us in celebrating their Grand Opening. For more information about these events and others, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.
Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery
💥NEW 2-DAY WATERCOLOR CLASS WITH GAYLE JONES at Artists Incorporated Gallery💥 SIGN UP NOW!
How to Rid Yourself of Toxic Traits | Be Set Free Counseling
This is something that some of us can relate to. Either we have been toxic, or we have been attached to toxic people. We will talk about it, and how we can be free of toxic behaviors.
Red Mountain Theater | Leeds Library
Come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Wednesday, June 28th at 11am to experience all that the Red Mountain Theatre's Residency Team has to offer! This event is exciting, and we look forward to you learning all you can from them and being entertained.
This is for kids of all ages.
To learn more, go to their website: RedMountainTheatre.org | LeedsLibrary.com - Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook
1st Friday Movie Night | Leeds Library
Come watch the Latest Beauty & the Beast with us outside under the stars in downtown Leeds. We will meet just outside the library for a fun Family movie night together with our community. Arrive around 6pm to get a good spot for your chairs then grab dinner from either the food trucks or The Three Earred Rabbit. We will have games for you and the kids to enjoy together before we get the movie started at dusk. The library will have restrooms available for your convenience.
This event is sponsored by Leeds Redevelopment Authority, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library.
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!
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!
Miss Leeds Area and Miss Leeds Area's Teen 2024 Competition
This year's competition will be Sunday, July 9th at Leeds High School. The competition will be limited to 25 candidates for Miss and Teen combined. Complete candidate paperwork is due no later than July 3, 2023. Do not delay in getting your paperwork submitted.
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!
Shopping, Deals & More
Catering & Private Events | The Backyard
What an incredible Sunday we had at The Backyard!
Check out all the fun we had yesterday with Mercedes!
Can you spot Coach Saban with a putter in hand?
4th of July Meat Sale - Fundaiser | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Boston Butts and hams are on sale for your Independence Day cookout! Place your order with Ronnie Burleson or the church office no later than Monday, June 26th. Butts are $35 each, and hams are $40. Pick-up outside the church kitchen from 8 am - 10 am on Saturday, July 1st. All Proceeds benefit our FAITH Riders Ministry.
Fall Schedule| Beverly’s Dance Leeds Studio
We have FALL SCHEDULES for CLAY, LEEDS AND OUR NEWEST STUDIO IN ARGO!!
Classes start Aug. 21
PM or call if you have questions. 205-681-1955
Fit City Movements & Arts Now Open!
Do you struggle with balance? At Fit City, balance one of the top pillars of training. Better balance yields confidence, better movement, and lower risk of injury. If you’d like to train your body for better balance, consider trying a Kinesis class (Saturdays at 9:30am) or Kinesis Express (Thursdays at 11:30am). In the meantime, watch this video for some practical tips for main ting better balance at home and in life: https://youtu.be/ovvhKru7Mgw - Located at 1689 10th Street Leeds.
Free Delivery | Mills Pharmacy Leeds
Imagine what you could do with the extra time you'd save not having to go and pick up your prescriptions! A little spring cleaning? More time with the kids? The sky's the limit when you ditch your big box pharmacy and make the switch to Mills!
Mills Pharmacy Leeds Facebook Page
Pace Setter T-shirt | Tower Of Prayer Church
Family Fun Day is June 17, have you ordered your pacesetters gear!?
CLICK THE LINK to order yours today!
Orders must be in by this Thursday at midnight!
If you're picking your shirt up from the church, choose the appropriate shipping option.
Father's Day Gifts | The Wooden Anchor
New Summer Hours! We will be closed on Mondays starting next week, but of course open for our Campers-9-11:00.
Tuesday- Friday- 11:00-5:00; Saturday 11:00-3:00
If you need us at any other time, you can call 404-862-1679.
Summer Deal #3- Father’s Day items are 20% off this week!
And- we’re still doing the Spend $100, and get a $25 gift card!
National Men's Health Week! | Workout Anytime Leeds
Hey guys, 👉Here’s a little reminder..
🏋️🚴🍅😴Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
🤜Your Friends at Workout Anytime
For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook
Hiring | Be Set Free Counseling & Coaching Services
PT secretarial position. Must be 55 or above and retired.
Contact Angela Davis at 205-702-6204 for more information.
Most Needed Items This Week | Leeds Outreach
You may drop off items at @ MortgageRight Leeds on Parkway Drive or at Leeds Outreach. We want to thank the churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for their continued support of Leeds Outreach. Check with your church or employer if they are accepting items. You can go to our web page and donate money and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. We need nonfood items and/or money to purchase items.
Summer Intern Highlight: | The Red Barn
Clayton Mullis is a Birmingham native, was a Red Barn volunteer in high school, and is now a Junior and Psychology major on the pre-medical track at Clemson University. "This internship is a rare and near-perfect melting pot of my deepest passions and strongest ambitions. My love for horses, interest in pediatrics and neurology, and desire to help others feel confident and valued are uniquely combined in the mission and work of the Red Barn." We are so excited to have you, Clayton!
This Week's Recipe
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake | Baking Up Memories
🍓Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake🍓- the #1 dessert!! 👀 GRAB THE RECIPE NOW! https://bakingupmemories.com/instant-pot-strawberry/
For more amazing recipes go to Baking Up Memories
EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS 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 would like 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or share it with us on Google Drive. Your video will be shared on our Everyone Leeds website (EveryoneLeeds.com) and our social media. We look forward to hearing why you love Leeds! #ILoveLeeds
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