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PUMA Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening This Week
Ribbon Cutting for PUMA | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
The City of Leeds and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce plan a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22 at PUMA, another new retailer at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. PUMA plans to officially open this Friday, June 23. For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire at (205) 965.9392. Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook
American Legion Post 107 News
Artists Incorporated Gallery Workshop
Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery
💥NEW 2-DAY WATERCOLOR CLASS WITH GAYLE JONES at Artists Incorporated Gallery💥 SIGN UP NOW!
Sportbike Track Time | Barbers Motorsports
Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show Charity Presentations
C & C Motor Company Present Checks to Leeds Outreach and Backpack Buddies:
Chris & Christy McCombs of C & C Motor Company presented checks to Leeds Outreach and Backpack Buddies. $8,000 was raised from the 2023 Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show in conjunction with Leeds Creek Bank Festival with each charity receiving $4,000. The McCombs, their volunteers, and vendors work year-round to provide the Moody Oktoberfest Car Show for Moody Miracle League and the Leeds Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show to benefit Leeds Outreach and Backpack Buddies.
Backpack Buddies Presentation: Lori Jenkins and Sheila Vick accepting the check from Chris & Christy McCombs on behalf of Backpack Buddies. Leeds Outreach Presentation: Sandra McGuire, Leeds Outreach Board Member, accepting the check from Chris & Christy McCombs on behalf of Leeds Outreach.
These charities could not do what they are able to do without the hard work and dedication from people like Chris & Christy McCombs. Thank you!!!
Leeds Summer Dance Camp | Beverly’s Dance Leeds Studio
Don't miss out on all the fun here at Beverly's Dance Unlimited!🤩 It's not too late to sign up for our Leeds Summer Dance Camp! June 26th - June 29th. Registration for Fall Classes are open now! PM or call if you have questions. 205-681-1955
Fit City Movement & Arts Workout Weekend
GOAT yoga - Saturday 9:30 am & 11:30 am @acmaracresfarm returns with the newest additions to the goat fam. Bring your friends and a fun attitude for some adorable goats and feel-good stretching. Indoor mat space and shade are available! $20 Preregister for this by texting (205) 613-4580 or send a dm
Mindful Mat PILATES - Sunday 10 am - The perfect starting point for all things Pilates, Angee Croxford of Mindful Moves studio will give you a foundation and confidence to work your core for wellness. $15 walk-ins welcome. Monthly Sound Bath - Sunday 4 pm Reset your nervous system with this deeply restorative session. Expect supported resting poses, singing bowls, guided meditation, and an overall pleasing sensory experience. $20 Preregister through @resourced.apothecary. What will you try this week? Fit City Movement & Arts | Facebook
Leeds Elementary School News
2023-2024 Residency Verification has begun! This year, you can submit your documents online! Please read the information below and use the link in the document to get started! http://bit.ly/43JN5XH Link to the Upload Form: https://forms.gle/VFM3G5LLmNtbWka98 Bus Registration: You can go ahead and register for bus service for the 2023-2024 school year by using the link below! Please sign up as soon as possible to help us build bus schedules! https://bit.ly/46hOdDp
Leeds Elementary School PTO News
We are now offering a 2023-24 LES Treat Pass! The Treat Pass offers you a way to pay in advance online for the 7 treat carts planned for the school year. Learn more and order a $20.00 Treat Pass for each student by Friday, September 8, 2023, at https://bit.ly/2324LESTreatPass.
Leeds Senior Update | City of Leeds
Leeds Alabama Police News
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce June Luncheon
Brian Barsanti, Executive Director for the Southern Museum of Flight, was the guest speaker on Thursday at the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. Our next Chamber luncheon will be at 11:45 am on Thursday, July 20th at Leeds First Methodist Church. Be sure to RSVP with Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392. Group Photo L-R: Tiffany Ward (Chamber President), Mexia Curtis (Museum Events Manager), Brian Barsanti (Museum Executive Director), Sandra McGuire (Chamber Executive Director), and Randy Law (Museum Curator).
Tower Of Prayer Church News
Kingdom Philanthropy Scholarship application is still open for high school scholars.
Deadline to Submit is June 30 at 11:59 P.M. CST. You can access the application on our website, thetowerofprayer.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
We want to display a Mini City of Leeds and we need your creative help. Design and create your favorite place in Leeds with boxes, paper, LEGOS, papier-mâché, craft supplies, modeling clay, or popsicle sticks. If you can dream it and craft it, we want to display it. Suggestions of the places in Leeds that you could to build: the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library, a bank, the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, the Leeds Board of Education, the train depot to name a few. You can even create and show the inside of your building. You can bring in your creation throughout the summer. Be sure to put your name somewhere.
www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Grand River Drive-In Alabama is NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK!
Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases.
JUNE 22ND, JUNE 23RD - 25TH, JUNE 29TH - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM
Screen 2: 8:30 pm - The Flash / 11:05 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 22
LEGO Play | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Come play with LEGOS at the Library every Thursday at 1:30pm and cool off after a day of playing out in the sunshine. This summer we have planned some special things planned that are themed around LEGOS. We have so many LEGOS and lots of days of summer to build, create, and play together with other people who love LEGOS! Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094 LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Leeds Farmers Market
Leeds Farmers Market this Thursday Rain or shine unless there’s lightning … 3pm -7pm we will have Lynnox Singing, Food Trucks and Kona Ice!!! Come on out and get these summer veggies, arts, crafts, doggie treats baked goods honey fresh meats eggs … something for everyone plus enjoy the evening under the trees on the Picnic Tables that were donated by Leeds Main Street!!!! Leeds Farmers Market | 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 | Leeds AL | Facebook
Friday, June 23
Seth Reid LIVE | Van's Bar Leeds
See Seth Reid LIVE at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on Friday, June 23rd, starting at 9:00 PM! Seth is known as "The Kiamichi Drifter" playing country in his own unique style. $6 cover | 21+ show
Saturday, June 24
How to Rid Yourself of Toxic Traits | Be Set Free Counseling
This is something that some of us can relate to. Either we have been toxic, or we have been attached to toxic people. We will talk about it, and how we can be free of toxic behaviors.
Make & Take Puppets | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Come to the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library, Saturday, June 24th to Make & Take a puppet! We are going to be using them next week! There will be a puppet show tent in the children's department. Bring your puppet to play with or use our many puppets that are resting up to be the STAR of the show! Monday, June 26th at 11am. Be sure to come to the **Friendship Adventure Puppet Show By our next entertainer, Barry! He told us that his puppets always steal the show, and their jokes are waaaaay funnier than his. We hope you watch and learn about puppets while you are entertained. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Birthday Visit to the VA Home | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
June 24, 2023, from1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Join us every 4th Saturday at the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home in Pell City to wish our veterans a Happy Birthday! Phone: 205-699-8446 More information @ Cedar Grove Events
Sunday, June 25
Worship Services & Fellowship | Leeds Worship Center
Join us for Worship Services and then enjoy an afternoon of Food, Fun, and Games. Sunday, June 25th Immediately Following Worship Service (Approximately Noon till 2 p.m.) Pastor Rickey Bradford | Leeds Worship Center
Worship Service | Tower of Prayer Church
Sunday is coming! Join us in-person or online at 11:30 A.M. CST as we continue our June sermon series Training for Victory: Training you to win in every area of your life.
Open Mic Night Competition | Leeds Arts Council
The LAC along with musician and host Mandi Rae Trott will be presenting an Open Mic Night in a competition format. 5$ 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 25th 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.
More Info: LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Monday, June 26
Kids Camp | The Wooden Anchor
We had another fun Camp Day! Don’t miss out on our next one- June 26, 9-11:00. We’ll be making a plate out of clay. The cost is $35 and includes snacks and parents get 15% off in the store. Just message, call, or come by to register.
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
Good Vibes Mondays | Leeds Library
We have a new program for everyone to take advantage of on Mondays at 3pm-4pm called Good Vibes Mondays - Sisie, Self-Care & Share at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Come every Monday this summer to meet Sisie, the therapy dog and her trainer, Gary. Sisie is an Athalon Shepard Mix. Gary adopted Sisie, who was found homeless on the streets of Central Alabama. As a trainer, Gary could tell that Sisie loved people. So, Sisie went to school to be a therapy dog and became an AKC good citizen! We want our members to have an opportunity to meet Sisie because she works at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport to help calm anxious airplane passengers before their flight. Take an opportunity to chat with Gary to learn more about therapy dogs and various training for doggies. Crafts may change.... look on the website or call for more information or changes. LeedsLibrary.com - Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook
Tuesday, June 27
Library Puppet Theatre | Leeds Library
Bring your puppet you made from the Puppet Make & Take or use some of our library puppets in the Library Puppet Theater. We can't wait to see what your puppets will do! What did you learn from the professional Puppet Entertainer? Be sure to come to the Red Mountain Theater Group Event for ALL AGES on Wednesday, June 28th at 11am. Let's Play! LeedsLibrary.com - Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook
Community Open Jam | The Backyard
Mark your calendar for 4th Tuesday of each month… Community Open Jam 5pm and “Angela & The Foxcars” 6pm🎶🎸 Come get some good food and brews and stick around for the tunes!
Leeds, AL Market Study - Community Session | Leeds Arts Council
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023, AT 5 pm – 6:30 pm
The information has been gathered, and reviewed and the results are in for the Leeds, AL Market Study. We invite you to join us as we present the data that will help us create economic development strategies that are aligned with what the community wants and can sustain. This event is open to all!
Wednesday, June 28
Morning Prayer | 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.
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 - LJCL Facebook
Open Mic Night | Van's Bar Leeds
Join the LIVE and local music scene at VAN’S every Wednesday night for Open Mic Night hosted by Craig and Hutch of Hutch Edwards Project … Fun times! Pool Tournaments Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
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)
30 Days of Prayer (Last Week) | 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
Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night - July 7:
Mark your calendars for 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. Don’t miss this awesome night of building community in historic downtown Leeds! More Info: LeedsAreaChamber.com.
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.
Leeds City Schools Bus Registration 2023-2024 year
You can go ahead and register for bus service for the 2023-2024 school year by using the link below! Please sign up as soon as possible to help us build bus schedules: bit.ly/46hOdDp
Leeds Primary Schools Kindergarten & Bus Registration 2023-2024
This is for new students to LPS.
For students who attended LPS for Pre-K, we already have your student registered for kindergarten.
Addams Family, The Musical Auditions - Leeds Arts Council
Leeds Arts Council is excited to announce auditions for our Fall production, Addams Family, The Musical, directed by Brandi McClaran. Auditions will be held on July 31st and August 1st from 6:30pm to 9pm. Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a musical theatre type song. Please bring your sheet music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a short dance combination and cold reads from the script. Below you will find the show synopsis and character breakdown. If you have any questions, please email Brandi McClaran at email@example.com. More Info: Addams Family, The Musical Auditions July 31 | Facebook | LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Shopping, Deals & More
Between the Tracks Produce Market
Between the Tracks Produce Market! All your Vegetables needs!! Open Daily! 8133 Jackson Avenue Leeds.
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
Chronic Disease | CrossFit Righteous
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Summer Deal #4 | 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 #4- Our second annual Dot Sale has begun! Get 30-60% off select items!
Dishes are now 50% off!
National Men's Health Week! | Workout Anytime Leeds
Hey guys, 👉Here’s a little reminder..
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For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll or ask questions.
We want to thank the churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for their continued support of Leeds Outreach. You can go to our web page and donate money and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. THANK YOU!. Leeds Outreach | Facebook
The Red Barn
Alongside every veteran, there is also a family and children whose lives are greatly impacted by the veteran’s service. Erika, who has special needs, has had to move several times due to her father’s military service. These transitions have made getting the care Erika needs hard.
Erika’s mom recently wrote to me, “Erika needs help verbalizing what she wants/needs and struggles with confidence, balance, and hand-eye coordination. She has anxiety attacks and also suffers from tremors.”
I know that you want to see Erika get the help she needs! Can I count on you to make a donation so that a child like Erika can come to the barn to get the help she needs? Imagine Erika’s joy riding a horse and the joy her family will have when they see her get the help she needs. Can I count on you to make a donation by July 4th? Your gift will ensure that a veteran’s family can come to the barn to work with horses. Thank you in advance for your generous gift. Donate Now | To help a veteran family! by The Red Barn.
This Week's Recipe
Mango Salsa | To Simply Inspire
If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make salsa, then this fresh mango salsa recipe is perfect for you. This salsa is bursting with bold flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness, thanks to the juicy ripe mangos. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it's also incredibly easy to make. Grab this recipe @ Mango Salsa - To Simply Inspire
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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 email@example.com 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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