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Welcome PUMA to The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Ribbon Cutting at PUMA | The Outlet Shops of Grand River
The City of Leeds and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting at PUMA on Thursday in celebration of the opening of the new store at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Mayor David Miller cut the ribbon wearing a pair of PUMA shoes. PUMA held their grand opening on Saturday. PUMA is located next to Bath & Body. Park between Polo Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors for easiest access. Be sure to stop in to see their apparel and shoe inventory (and some great prices)!
Ribbon Cutting Photos L-R: Tiffiany Ward, Debbie Watkins, Casey Parsons, Chris Strange, Billy Saffeels, Alana McCain, Megan Graham, Mayor David Miller, Demetrius Riley, Steve Karr, Phillip Samuels, Jeannie Cole, Dante’ Graham, Adam Armstrong, Chris Oldenburg, Terry Denny, Mark Gurstel, Sandra McGuire and Joey McCain. Photos courtesy of Dona Bonnett.
For more information about PUMA, visit ShopsOfGrandRiver.com.
Leeds is Well Represented at the Miss Alabama Pageant this Week!
Pictured here is Miss Leeds Area 2023, Emma Wright. Other girls connected with Leeds, Alabama competing this year for the Miss Alabama title include Miss UAB 2023, Emma Terry, who served as Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen 2021 and Miss Leeds Area's Outstanding Teen 2020-2021. Miss Hamilton, Chandler Mordecai, served as Miss Leeds Area 2022. 42 girls arrived on Sunday for a week long celebration and competition. The competition officially began on Wednesday evening at Samford University. Miss UAB 2023's Rising Star, Dylaney Pendergrass, participated in last night's opening ceremonies on her 8th birthday. She will be in 3rd grade at Leeds Elementary and is daughter of Lindsay and Jesse Pendergrass. Miss Alabama 2023 will be crowned on Saturday night. Let's cheer our Leeds girls on this week!
Congratulations to Miss UAB Emma Terry and Miss Hamilton Chandler Mordecai!
Congratulations to the finalists for the Community Service Scholarships: Emma Terry, Miss UAB; Rylie Dewley, Miss Centennial; Hannah Adams, Miss Birmingham; Emee Baldwin, Miss Jefferson County; Ella Kate Nichols, Miss Tennessee Valley; Chandler Mordecai, Miss Hamilton and Ibby Dickson, Miss University of Alabama.
More info: Miss Leeds Area Facebook Page
Artist Incorporated Gallery News
Artists Incorporated Gallery is proud to showcase original art by more than 40 talented Alabama artists. Gallery Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11am until 6pm and Sunday from Noon until 6pm. 💕 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS 💕
Barber Motorsports Park News
End of Summer Kids Event | Bass Pro Shops
Fit City Movement & Arts News
Hey folks! This Facebook thing has been harder to get off the ground than expected. We are still struggling to ”claim” it, thereby making it more functional and easier to share. As this is a small (super small) business, please bear with us (Julie and her trust sidekick, Lillie) while we sort it out. If you need to contact us, please text 205. 520. 8791. or email. FitCityMA [@] gmail [.] com Or better yet, join the Fit City GROUP ME by clicking this link: https://groupme.com/join_group/94818544/6oBVrJwj FB messenger will not be reliable until we get more streamlined. Thanks for your patience and support. Hope to see you in class soon! - Julie Fit City Movement & Arts | Facebook
Leeds Elementary School News
Let's welcome two new teachers, Emma Bagby (5th Grade) and Presley Anderson (2nd Grade) to Leeds Elementary School. View post at Leeds Elementary School | Facebook
Leeds Elementary School PTO News
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News
Congratulations 🎉 You’ve spent one month reading! Now It’s Prize Time! We are doing something NEW! We have 2023 Summer Reading Brag Tags for the kiddos who are registered for Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Summer Reading! *Starting THIS WEEK, come to the library to PICK UP your Brag tag and PICK OUT your fancy beads to go on your wearable award- 🥇small or large -holder. You’ll get bead for what you read! - THE NUMBER OF BOOKS READ or - THE TIME READING BOOKS (at least 20 min read) ***We’re moving from giving kiddos trinkets from the treasure box to an incentive that’s meaningful, visual, and a keepsake. *We think you’re going to ❤️love❤️ this way of tracking their amazing efforts of reading during the summer. 🥇We have so many cool beads to represent the time they spent reading or the number of books they read. We can’t wait for you to get yours! 🥳Also soon you’ll get a chance to see some of the prizes you can sign up to win.🥳 Great job reading this summer and 🥳 Congratulations 🎉 for earning a 2023 Summer Reading BRAG TAG! www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Leeds Primary School PTO News
LPS Movie Night
Leeds Primary School PTO is hosting a movie night! Outdoor games and face painting start at 6:30, and The Super Mario Bros. movie starts at 8:00! Pizza, popcorn, candy, and drinks will also be available to purchase.
Leeds Senior Update
We had a great June Birthday Celebration at Leeds Senior Center. Thank you to Three Earred Rabbit for catering – delicious! Also, we had special guests Maci Cargile and Danielle Cater from County Commissioner Joe Knight’s office. It was great to have them with us for lunch. Summer is here, and it is a great time to try out… City News - Leeds Alabama
Leeds Police Department News
Our FLETC Certified Single Officer response to active shooter events have trained our department for the last two weeks! They did a great job and every officer did a great job! We are thankful for our school system allowing us to use the schools. We appreciate our volunteers! We will practice again next month. View Post at Our FLETC Certified Single... - Leeds Alabama Police Department | Facebook
Leeds Main Street News
Leeds Main Street held an informative Market Assessment meeting on Tuesday evening at Leeds Arts Council. Here is a link to the marketing materials: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w5MzCw8KlhcjCV-g3MlPiZRZqPtTXh8h?usp=sharing. Also, almost $10k was raised through their Main Street Music Fest. For more information, please visit: Leeds Main Street | Facebook.
Stratford Real Estate News
Stratford Real Estate is happy to have Holly Smith Sanders-Realtor back in the family! Holly started with them back in 2018 and is bringing her spunk and experience￼ back to Stratford to continue her amazing career in real estate! Welcome home, Holly! Check out her VIP page at HollySmithSanders.com.
TNT Fireworks Supercenter Leeds Open Now
Van's Bar Leeds News
Grand River Drive-In Alabama Independance Day Blast & Special Holiday Weekend Movie Line-ups
Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases. For complete list of movies this holiday weekend, please check website for June 30th, July 1 & July 2 movies.
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 29
Leeds Farmers Market
We will be celebrating the 4th of July at the Leeds Farmers Market this Thursday 3pm -7pm. We will have Old Smokey’s BBQ, Kona Ice, lots of Veggies, baked goods, Arts/Crafts and Rusty Allen will be singing! Come pick up your goods for the 4th!! 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 30
Summer Staycation Challange Kit | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Stop by and Pick-Up a Summer Staycation Challange Kit to Read Across the USA. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive. LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962
Saturday, July 1
Sunday, July 2
Sunday Mornings | Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 am. We aren’t considered high church, but you will find the familiar Eucharist liturgy and communion at the altar. We are a diverse community. You will be comfortable in any clothing you choose. Our members wear “church clothes,” jeans, shorts, flip flops, and just about any attire you can imagine. We come to meet the Lord, not fit in. We’d love to meet you. Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Monday, July 3
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, July 4
Wednesday, July 5
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)
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.
Main Street Meet Up
Starting July 11th, we will be hosting a weekly meetup at Rails and Ales. Leeds Main Street members & partners at the COMMUNITY Level and up are free to join. Everyone is invited to attend the July 11th meeting. If you are not a member, your first visit is still free! Grab your coffee at Hustle & Grind Coffee Company and visit with other local professionals to swap ideas, inform about upcoming events and news, gain leads, share business concerns, etc. See you there! Big thanks to Ryan Miller with Leeds CPA for helping coordinate this for the community! Leeds Main Street | Facebook
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
Treat Pass | Leeds Elementary School PTO
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 Elementary PTO | Facebook
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.
Kids Camp | The Wooden Anchor
We had another fun Camp Day! Don’t miss out on our next one- July 10, 9-11:00. We’ll be making a Door Hanger. The cost is $25 and includes snacks and parents get 15% off in the store. Just message, call, or come by to register.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More Info: Addams Family, The Musical Auditions July 31 | Facebook | LeedsArtsCouncil.org
18th Barber Vintage Festival presented by BMW Motorrad | Barber Motorsports Park
One of our favorite weekends of the year! Get your tickets today! 🎟️ link: https://ow.ly/jVrY50OPzCY
#BVF23 🏍️ 😎 🏁October 6-8
Enjoy the Barber Vintage Festival like never before and volunteer! You will receive over $300 in value for just $45!! 🎉 Register now: https://ow.ly/FhAG50OW0U7
Shopping, Deals & More
4th of July Catering | Rusty's Bar-B-Q
July 4th is less than 1 week away- Don’t forget to place your holiday orders! Also, be sure to pre-order your whole desserts for the Fourth! Peanut Butter Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Pie, Lemon Pie, Banana Pudding, Strawberry Trifle. We will be open for business Sunday, July 2nd, Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th! 205-699-4766 | rustysbarbq.com
Fall Dance, Voice & Art Classes | Beverly’s Dance Leeds Studio
HOLY COW! Registration for Fall Dance, Voice & Art Classes is now OPEN at Beverly's Dance- Clay and Leeds Studio! Call or Register online after viewing the class schedule at beverlysdance.com or call 205-681-1955.
Classes start Aug. 21 at the Clay, Argo & Leeds locations. Beverly's Dance- Clay and Leeds Studio | Facebook
Tryout Some Classes | CrossFit Righteous
Every gym culture, coaching, and community is different. (Which is a great thing!) If you're unsure about joining Righteous, please, come try out a five class pass to see if we're a good fit for you. If you choose to join the Righteous family, we will gladly credit you back the cost of your pass, giving you your trial classes for free! Book via the link in bio, or here: https://cfrighteous.wodify.com/OnlineSal.../Sessions - CrossFit Righteous | Facebook
Summer Deal #5 | The Wooden Anchor
The Wooden Anchor Summer Deal #5- July 4th, Lake, and Summer items 50% off! Alabama/Auburn items are now 50% off, and dishes are still 50% off. Our Dot Sale (30-60% off) is still going on and new items have been added. We’re open 11-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and 11-3:00 on Saturday. 8149 Parkway Drive Leeds
ZUMBA | Workout Anytime Leeds
ZUMBA is COMING SOON to Workout Anytime 💪💃
🌟We are launching Monday, July 10th at 5:30 PM!! This class has a 15-person max capacity. Sign up online at www.myiclubonline.com 🤩 🌟This class is included in our Premium Plus Membership 🌟Non-members can pay $7 per class This dance class features high and low-intensity intervals that help improve cardiovascular fitness while also enhancing balance, coordination, agility, and to some degree, strength through the application of beginner-accessible choreography. We can't wait to get ZUMBA launched for our members!! For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook
Enroll Now | Theater Thursdays Begin in August
Leeds Arts Council is excited to announce our Children’s Acting Classes taught by Josh McDaniel beginning Thursday, August 17th. Class will be open to 1st through 12th graders. Classes will run through October culminating with a weekend show to present their newly acquired skills. Tuition is $200 per child. Please email us at email@example.com to enroll or ask questions.
Summer After School Care Program | Tower Of Prayer Church
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. Dates: June 26-July 14 (closed July 3-7), July 17-July 28, 8 am - 11 am Location: Tower of Prayer Church, TOP Community Development, 8429 1st Ave. SE, Leeds, AL 35094. - http://topcommunitydevelopment.org
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring Receptionist | TriGreen Equipment
TriGreen Equipment is looking to hire a receptionist. Below is a link to our application.
Thank you so much. Keith Smith, Branch Manager Leeds, AL, TriGreen Equipment
The Lavender Project's Inaugural Golf, Run, and Hike Fundraiser | The Red Barn
The Red Barn will benefit from a golf tournament that The Lavender Project will be hosting on June 30th at Oak Mountain State Park. If you or anyone you know would like to play, sign up on their website.The Lavender Project's Website Or visit their event page here. https://fb.me/e/F7R9TCRI
This Week's Recipe
Antipasto Salad | Wonky Wonderful
A mix of salami, cheese, marinated artichokes, olives, tomatoes and pepperoncini tossed in a flavorful dressing. ANTIPASTO SALAD recipe: https://wonkywonderful.com/antipasto-salad-recipe/
For more amazing recipes: WonkyWonderful
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