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Welcome to Everyone Leeds.  The Place to Go to Be in the Know!  Check out this week's news, happenings and more.  There's always a lot of things to do.  If you haven't registered your child to ride, walk or roll in the Holiday Bicycle Parade, be sure to do so and plan to join us for the second 1st Friday Family Movie night, all on Friday, July 1st.  These are FREE events to enjoy this summer!

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

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

City of Leeds Main Street City-Wide Celebration a Huge Success

The city-wide celebration on Tuesday to kick off Leeds Main Street was a huge success.  Crowds of people enjoyed live music with several entertainers and bands, a host of food trucks and kids activities.  Newly hired Executive Director, Amber Vines, was introduced by the Leeds Main Street committee members, Kristy Biddle and Tiffiany Ward, who will serve as President and Vice-President of the organization.  Among others who shared a few words were Alabama Main Street President/State Coordinator Mary Helmer Wirth, Jasper Main Street Director, Mayor David Miller, State Senator Dan Roberts and Susan Debose who is running for election to the Alabama House of Representatives District 45.  It was a fun-filled afternoon and evening.


Leeds Fire & Rescue

Look what’s coming to Leeds very soon!!!

At the Southeastern/Alabama Chief’s conference,
The Greenwave is the talk of the conference so far.
This truck is turning heads! https://www.facebook.com/Leedsfireandrescue

Leeds City Archery

Leeds City Archery

Leeds Archery is available for any Leeds City student that will be in 4th-12th grade during the 2022-2023 school year. There will be open practice every Tuesday during the month of July from 4:00-7:00pm. This is for any current archery or anyone interested in Archery. Open practice will begin July 5th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Any questions regarding the open practice or information about the upcoming archery season can be addressed via email to archery@leedsk12.org. There will be an Archery Camp in the fall, when the temperature is a little cooler. More information about the Archery Camp will be coming soon!!! We are looking forward to an awesome 2022-2023 season.

Leeds Senior Center Program

These pictures are from the Leeds Seniors recent trip to the Botanical Gardens. We have a great lunch and even though it was warm, we managed a short stroll outside!

Check out the latest Leeds Senior Center Update: Who knew the month of June could be this hot? Thankfully, the Senior Center remains cool and comfortable. Our June birthday luncheon celebration is on Thursday June 23. Please remember that an RSVP is required. You don’t want to miss it! We had a fabulous time at the Botanical Gardens this week and hope to see you at the Center next week. To view the full article, photos and upcoming calendar, please visit https://www.leedsalabama.org/senior-update-june-17/

Make this Fourth of July or any occasion spectacular with Saw’s BBQ and Neighbors Brew & Pies!  You can find our catering menus under the CATERING tab on our website www.backyardleeds.com.

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.

June 24- June 30

Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:45pm - Jurassic World: Dominion / 11:05pm - Uncharted
Screen 3: 8:45pm - Top Gun: Maverick / 11:15pm - The Lost City
Screen 4: 8:45pm - Lightyear / 10:45pm - Dr. Strange
More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/

Thursday, June 23

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Watercolor With Gayle Jones June 23rd & 24th

Experienced watercolorist and instructor Gayle Jones will guide you through the process so you will have a completed painting to take home.

More Info: http://artistsincorporated.com/


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

Friday, June 24

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Watercolor With Gayle Jones June 23rd & 24th

Experienced watercolorist and instructor Gayle Jones will guide you through the process so you will have a completed painting to take home.

More Info: http://artistsincorporated.com/


Katie Slagle Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Music with Katie Slagle 7-11 + food with It’z a Wrap 6-9.

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

Saturday, June 25

Churchwide Yard Sale | First Baptist Church Leeds

YARD SALE! Saturday, June 25 in the church Fellowship Hall.
(Drop off times listed below)
Benefiting Backpack Buddies at Leeds Primary School! Cash donations accepted!


Leeds Outreach 4th Saturday Collections & Cleaning

4th Saturday June 25th. Drop of some donations or drop in for a visit. We will be there collecting donations, staging food for Wednesday Food Boxes and cleaning our facility.

More Info: https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

Cedar Grove Baptist Church to Visit Pell City Veterans Home

This Saturday from 1-3, join Cedar Grove Baptist Church at the Pell City Veterans Home as we visit with the veterans who have had birthdays this month! Meet us there: 7054 Veterans Pkwy, Pell City, AL 35125


Live Music in June @ The Backyard

Come on out to The Backyard on Saturday & Sunday 12-3 & 4-7 for LIVE MUSIC IN JUNE!! Check out our line up!

Alice Bargeron Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Music with Alice Bargeron 7-11 pm. Food with Gumbo to Geaux 6-9.

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

Sunday, June 26

Family Sunday | First Baptist Church Leeds

Going to be a great Sunday! Everyone welcome!

Baptism followed by Youth Camp Fundraiser Luncheon.


July Artist Gallery Reception | Robin McDonald | Leeds Art Council

Our new artist, Robin McDonald for the month of July at the Leeds Art Council will have his reception on June 26  from 1:00- 3:00.  Please come view these wonderful photographs of this very talented gentleman. Robin McDonald’s pieces will be in the gallery through July. Please don’t miss them. Sandra Bailey, Art Chairman.

Click here to view/download Robin McDonald Artist Statement

Live Music in June @ The Backyard

Come on out to The Backyard on Saturday & Sunday 12-3 & 4-7 for LIVE MUSIC IN JUNE!! Check out our line up!

Monday, June 27

Food Truck Monday - GOOD TO THE BONE!

Monday, June 27th from 11am - 2pm
on the corner of 9th Street and Parkway Drive in Leeds.
For more information call: 205-699-5001 or visit LeedsAreaChamber.com - EveryoneLeeds.com

Tuesday, June 28

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

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

Lego Mania | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 4:00 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/



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, June 29

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Green-Up | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library | 10am

Learn how to grow! Herb boxes! Registration required

8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094



Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)


Save the date for TWO FREE Community Events Planned for Friday, July 1st!

Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority, and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library are coming together to sponsor TWO FREE events on July 1st to launch the 4th of July Holiday Weekend!
Bring your favorite mode of transportation decorated in Red, White, and Blue to Leeds Memorial Park at 6:00pm to begin lining up.
*At 6:30pm our FREE Holiday Bicycle Parade will begin! We will make one lap around the front track and end with a FREE random prize drawing from names of people who registered.
*BOTH Evening Event are FREE*
Go to LeedsAreaChamber.com NOW and pre-register for the parade prize drawing.
**NEXT----> Meet us in Downtown Leeds after the parade for 1st Friday Family Movie Night to watch *SING 2* starting at 8pm. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and plan to have your dinner, dessert, and movie snacks with friends and family from the food trucks!
We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Sing 2 | 1st Friday Movie Night

It's almost FRIDAY, JULY 1st and WE ARE READY to kickoff the 4th of July Holiday Weekend and see you and your family for ANOTHER FREE**1st Friday Family Movie Night in #HistoricDowntownLeeds
Join the community on the corner of 8th Street and Parkway Drive (the flat concrete parking lot ) at 8pm to watch **SING 2**
Bring your chairs and blankets early to find a good spot and enjoy yummy dinner, desserts, and snacks from the food trucks!

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


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 5-5:30. If you are not eating, please check-in after 5:30. We look forward to seeing you and are praying God will bless each of you this week (even if it’s raining). ?



July 18th-22nd 2022
9am- 12pm - Ages 6+ | $40/day

Ease the summer blues with a fun and enriching week filled with music exploration! Our five day camp program is designed to offer your child the opportunity to explore different instruments, have an introduction to aspects of music theory, learn to play music in a group, and to participate in music-themed games and craft activities.

To secure your spot, fill out the registration form provided in the link and submit it with your $25 non-refundable reservation deposit. Your remaining amount will be due on the first day of camp. Supplies and snacks provided.
Registration ends 6/30/22.

Note: Jam Camp is also open to children with special needs and neurodivergence, but please check in with our staff before registering to make sure that our staff can meet the individual needs of your child.

visit www.themusicroomleeds.com/camps


Elementary Summer Workshop 2022 Seussical Jr. | Leeds Art Council

Sign up now to reserve your spot for Seussical, Jr! | Leeds Art Council

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

Bass Pro Shops (Leeds, AL)

Click the link or come visit us in store!

More Info: http://www.basspro.com/

Decorative cookies | The Three Earred Rabbit Leeds

Decorative cookies in stock
Along with basic chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin.

“Stock up” (aka eat them in the car) on these decorative cookies for gifts, parties, and just because.

For more information and daily specials, visit their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/3earredrabbitleeds/

Chick-fil-A Leeds (1808 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL)

The Peach Milkshake is officially back for the Summer! Come by Chick-Fil-A Leeds today to give it a try ??



Pottery Classes | Earthborn Pottery | July 25-Sept 2

Ready to Throw Down?
Pottery Classes are forming now! Cost is $250 for a 6 week class including instruction, 25 lbs of clay, glazing and firing.

Register Online at: https://earthbornpottery.net/product-category/classes/

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

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



Leeds Nutrition

Let's support this new business in Leeds located at 7296 Parkway Drive - Suite 111. Leeds Nutrition is a health food store with a multitude of varieties of special teas, smoothies and ice cream.
Open Daily 
6 am till 7 pm Monday -Friday | 8 am till 6 pm Saturday and Sunday

For more information about Leeds Nutrition, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/leedsnutrition/


Merch Boutique

Do you have The Merch Boutique VIP App!

Download the “Merch Boutique VIP” app today!! ?

We are so excited about this and new items will be added DAILY!!! ?
We offer Store pickup and SEZZLE at checkout ?
** make sure you ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS to be notified every time a new item is added!!
Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!! ? https://merch-boutique-llc.myshopify.com/

Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique

Tell your friends mum's unique consignment boutique has elegant wedding dresses and formalwear at great prices.

Are you getting married soon? Come see our Bridal and Formal Collection on Consignment. You're going to love what we have waiting for you.
Do you have bridal and formal items? Ask about our consignment policy. Call Today (205) 702-6040.


Are you getting married soon? Come see our Bridal and Formal Collection on Consignment. You're going to love what we have waiting for you.
Do you have bridal and formal items? Ask about our consignment policy. Call Today (205) 702-6040.
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Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique

Leeds has yet another secret treasure spot to shop. Tucked into a roomy house on 7th Court - Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique has great prices on new clothing with tags-on and top brand consignment clothing, shoes, jewelry for children, women, and men.
Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique
1400 7th Court
Leeds, AL 35094

Pants Store Leeds

Rush is coming fast- shop with us for all your outfit needs!⭐⭐

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

Wedding Registry | The Wooden Anchor

The Wooden Anchor is now offering wedding registry. We have many unique items and many that can be custom made for a new couple. Just call ahead to schedule an appointment at 404-862-1679.

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

Whataburger Merchandise

Have plans for the 4th this year? Don't forget to invite us!
Use code Fancy or code Spicy to get your Free Ketchup with any order from shop.whataburger.com of $17.76 or more valid now through 6/30!

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Looking for a gym that's open 24/7?? Then YOU fit in here ?
Call or visit today to schedule your tour!!

About Workout Anytime Leeds: NEW EXPANSION • 12,000 sq ft GYM
24/7 Fitness Center | Certified Personal Trainers | Group Fitness Classroom | Tanning Beds | HydroMassage Bed | Massage Chairs | Saunas | TheraGuns | Showers | Locker Rooms & more!  Like all Workout Anytime clubs across the country, WA is locally owned and operated. They are fully committed to helping their members reach their fitness and wellness goals. At Workout Anytime, members experience real results in a positive and professional environment. We invite you to visit Workout Anytime Leeds very soon. More Info:  https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/

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? Workout Anytime Leeds Group Class Schedule ?

June 2022
Sign up online:
*If you are a member and do not know your agreement number make sure to call the gym and a staff member will give it to you!*

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!

Office Volunteers Needed | Leeds Outreach

Please apply using this online application https://forms.gle/RYMuULqG5i8ue2D68
If you have questions email our staff email account at
We will reply within 24 hours.

 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.

Helping Other's

The World Games Hygiene Project | Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

We are excited to Reach People for Jesus with Action!
Our Goal is 50 Hygiene Bags!
We will be collecting items through June 26th!
Travel Size Items Please!
Thank you in advance for being the hands and feet of Jesus!

Sponsor A Child For 2022 School Supplies | Leeds Outreach 

If you are client of Leeds Outreach, please contact us so we can send you an online application form for each child. PHONE - 205-699-7291 (office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) 205-352-7691 (mobile) voice or text. You may leave a message at 205-352-7691 and we will contact when we are available. EMAIL - leedsoutreach@gmail.com. Please share this with friends, family and neighbors that need help. For those that do not use social media, share our web page. June 30 is the deadline for applications. https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

Leeds Outreach 

Leeds Outreach will be taking applications for school supplies
for Leeds City School students June 6th - 30th.
IF you have come into the office this year to update your record you may contact us by one of the methods below and the application will be emailed to you.
If you have not updated your record this year you must come into the office to do so. Please make an appointment to bring proof of household income, proof of address, children’s birth certificate (if not on file), and custody papers if applicable. Enrollment in Leeds City Schools will be verified.

Contact us so we can send you an online application form for each child. PHONE - 205-699-7291 (office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) 205-352-7691 (mobile) voice or text. You may leave a message at 205-352-7691 and we will contact when we are available. EMAIL - leedsoutreach@gmail.com Please share this with friends, family and neighbors that need help. For those that do not use social media share our web page . June 30 is the deadline for applications. https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/
We will be providing:
K4-5th Grade
complete supply list
as requested by the school
Book Bundles if needed
School fees if applicable
6th-8th Grade
complete supply list
as requested by the school
Book Bundles
$80 School fee
9th-12th Grade
Basic school supplies
School fees up to $100
Senior Fees



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

15-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Steak with Zucchini Noodles

15-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Steak Recipe with Zucchini Noodles — So much flavor and nearly IMPOSSIBLE to mess up! Delicious juicy marinated steak and zucchini noodles cook up together in just one pan for a quick low carb meal you’ll be crazy about. The marinade helps to tenderize and infuse the steak with savory flavor and links up the cooking juices into a sauce worth sipping by the spoon!

Recipe From eatwell101.com : https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-steak-and-zucchini-noodles-recipe




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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!

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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.

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