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Check Out this Week's Leeds Happenings
Welcome to Everyone Leeds. The Place to Go to Be in the Know! Check out this week's news, happenings and more. There's plenty to do in our awesome city. We're very excited to host our very first Community Holiday Bicycle Parade in the Park. If you haven't registered your child to ride, walk or roll in this special parade scheduled for this Friday, July 1, be sure to do so and also, plan to join us for the second 1st Friday Family Movie night downtown in the concrete parking lot across from the library. These are FREE events for everyone to enjoy!
It's time to celebrate Independence Day so have a great 4th of July holiday weekend and always, remember to think Leeds first!
Shop Leeds. Dine Leeds. Live Leeds. Entertain Leeds.
Kick Off This Holiday Weekend With 2 Events
July 1st Holiday Bicycle Parade and 1st Friday Family Movie Night
Register your child now for the FREE bicycle parade in Leeds Memorial Park and then join us in downtown Leeds for the next 1st Friday Family Movie Night with a FREE movie and plenty of food truck food/shaved ice and festivities to kick off the holiday weekend. Our food truck lineup includes E & J Concessions with hot dogs, nachos and funnel cakes plus Ken Waites with plenty of popcorn and shaved ice. We will have some patriotic swag to give away for the kids. A great evening is planned courtesy of Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Board and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. Here's the basic schedule:
5-6:00 pm - Food trucks to arrive and set up downtown
6:15 pm - Parade lineup at Leeds Memorial Park
6:30 pm - Holiday Bicycle Parade in the Park
7:00 pm - Parade concludes and everyone travel downtown for outdoor movie
8:00 pm - Sing 2 movie will begin at dusk
For more information about these two events, please click on this link: Learn more
Miss Leeds Area 2022 | Miss Alabama competition
Congratulations to Miss Leeds Area 2022, Chandler Mordecai, as she competes this week in the Miss Alabama competition. Chandler is one of eight finalists for the Catherine Crosby Community Service Award. The winner and two runners-up will be announced on Saturday morning at the Awards Breakfast. Left to right Mary-Coker Green, Miss Shelby County; Hannah Adams, Miss Covered Bridge; Ella Kate Nichols, Miss Appalachian Valley; Chandler Mordecai, Miss Leeds Area; Lauren Bradford, Miss Alabama; Breighanna’ Vigor, Miss Coastal Alabama; Emee Baldwin, Miss Hamilton; Lindsay Fincher, Miss University of Alabama, and Leah Humble, Miss Tuscaloosa. We're cheering for you, Chandler, and wish you the best as you compete!
LIFESOUTH Community Blood Donation
LIFESOUTH Community Blood Center just opened a new blood center this week in Leeds located at 1725 Ashville Road, Suite 121, in the Leeds Station Shopping Center. Donors are welcome to walk-in and give or visit lifesouth.org or call 1-800-795-2707 to schedule an appointment to donate. Donors of all types are always needed. Donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. and be in good health. A photo I.D. is required. LIFESOUTH is a non-profit community blood center serving hospitals in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
ecosouth Services Update for Delinquent Accounts
Please note that ecosouth is in the process of picking up cans for waste management non-payment of invoices. ecosouth has notified the City of Leeds that they have begun this process since many account holders have not paid their bills since the onset of the ecosouth services. Please contact ecosouth direct at 251.675.9800 to settle your account or discuss with them any billing issues, if you feel that it is in error. More Information: https://www.leedsalabama.org/ecosouth-update/
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Citizens Program Celebrates One Year Re-Opening Anniversary
Leeds Senior Center reopened on June 9, 2021, after being closed due to COVID for over a year. Seniors were delighted to see the renovation that had taken place during the time closed. Now, this group is celebrating their “one year re-opening anniversary!” During this past year, these seniors have exercised, played an infinite number of games of dominos, visited the Vulcan, eaten lunch including dessert, painted masterpieces, exercised some more, seen Three on A String, participated in the Leeds Christmas parade, learned (and are still learning) to line dance, seen the Steel Magnolias play, even more exercise, enjoyed numerous lunches together including dessert, made fall and Christmas decorations, took pottery lessons at Earthborn Pottery, played Sequence, hosted Dolores Hydock (a great storyteller), been impressed by the Leeds Jump Rope Team, exercised even more, shared pictures of our sweethearts and sweet memories, celebrated birthdays, participated in Bible Studies, been treated to a fish fry by the Leeds Fire Department, shared countless stories about the way things used to be, met and made new friends, and have they mentioned exercise plus all of the wonderful meals they’ve had together? These seniors had a fabulous time with a shrimp boil for their recent June birthday celebration! The Center will be closed for the July 4 holiday. To view full article and schedules for our seniors, please visit: https://www.leedsalabama.org/
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 1 - July 7
Please read our special lineup for Sunday’s July 3rd event
Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:45pm - Jurassic World: Dominion / 11:05pm - Uncharted
Screen 3: 8:45pm - Minions: The Rise of Gru / 10:30pm-Jurassic World: Dominion
Screen 4: 8:45pm - Lightyear / 10:45pm - Top Gun Maverick
July 3rd, Sunday
Fireworks at 9:00pm / Movies will follow
Screen 1: Firework Parking Only/ No Movie Showing
Screen 2: Jurassic World: Dominion
Screen 3: Top Gun: Maverick
Screen 4: Minions: The Rise of Gru
More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/
The details about July 3rd Independence Day Blast at The Backyard located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Visit us at www.grandriverdrive-in.com for detail on times of Backyard Fun, Fireworks and Movies and to buy tickets!
Thursday, June 30
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
Adult Crafternoon | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Make a journal from a recycled book. Registration required.
LEEDS JANE CULBRETH LIBRARY
8104 Parkway Drive Leeds, AL 35094
205-699-5962 | https://www.leedslibrary.com/
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
Indoor Cornhole Tournament at Van's in Leeds
Join us every week for our indoor cornhole tournament.
Closed for 4th of July Weekend
VAN'S will be closed July 1st-4th so our employees can celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend with their families and friends. We wish you a Happy Independence Day, and we'll see you back here on July 5th!
Friday, July 1
Daniel Logsdon Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales
Music with Daniel Logsdon Band 7-11 pm. Food with Mi Taco Favorito 6-9.
More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events
Saturday, July 2
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library wishes each of you a happy and safe 4th of July - Independence Day holiday weekend. American and Proud! Let's remember, someone paid the price so we can be free. In honor of the holiday, the library will be closed on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4th. There will be no scheduled library activities this weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.
Todd Simpson Duo & Cousins Main Lobster | Rails & Ales
Live music with Todd Simpson Duo 7-11 pm. Food with Cousins Maine Lobster 4-8.
More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events
Sunday, July 3
First Baptist Church Leeds Family Picnic
First Baptist Church Leeds will have a family picnic this Sunday, July 3 at Leeds Memorial Park. Everyone is Invited! Bring sides and desserts.
Monday, July 4
Food Truck Monday – No Food Truck – Happy 4th Of July
No Food Truck this week! Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July! See you next week on 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 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
For more information call: please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9392 or visit LeedsAreaChamber.com - EveryoneLeeds.com
Tuesday, July 5
Art Classes Are Back | Artist Incorporated Gallery
You can reach the Gallery anytime by Clicking here:
Shop with us at:
6200 Grand River Blvd, Suite 114
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 in Leeds, AL! 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.
Wednesday, July 6
First Wednesday Worship | Tower of Prayer Church | 7p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Our First Wednesday Service is in full effect! Join us in the sanctuary and online for this life-changing worship experience with Apostle C. Shaemun Webster as he ministers on his 34th birthday!
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/604140480640054
Pool Tournaments | Van's Bar -Wednesdays
Pool tournaments every Wednesday at Van's in Leeds. Sign up by 7:30 PM.
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!
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
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 - email@example.com to register.
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
Watercolors With Gayle Jones @ Artist Incorporated Gallery
July 15 or July 16
Class Size is Limited – Email to Register @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 5-5:30. 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).
JAM CAMP | THE MUSIC ROOM
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.
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
July 4th Sale | Shops of Grand River
Hottest sale of the summer! Friday, July 1- Monday, July 4
Closing early July 4th at 6pm
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
6200 Grand River Blvd E, Leeds, AL 35094
Succ It Up Pop Up Shops | Shops of Grand River
Our pop ups at The Outlet Shops of Grand River start this weekend! Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-6!
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
6200 Grand River Blvd E, Leeds, AL 35094
Chick-fil-A Leeds (1808 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL)
You’re a few taps away from a delicious day. Order ahead through the Chick-fil-A® App for drive-thru, curbside pick-up, or delivery.
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 and get your tan on!
No more sharing your teas with your kids…
Now serving Kids refresher drinks
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/
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/
Summer Time | Mum & Me Mercantile
It's Summer Time! We have So many SOFT and COMFORTABLE fabrics in neutrals and POPS of color to add to your existing wardrobe or for a FRESH New outfit!
Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique
Call (205) 702-6040 to set up an appointment to consign your items with us.
Mum's Unique Consignment Boutique
1400 7th Court
Leeds, AL 35094
Call: (205) 702-6040
4th of July | Pants Store Leeds
Get ready for the 4th of July with Pants Store! From clothing, shoes and accessories to sunscreen, we have you covered!
Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations
July 4th Cookies | The Three Earred Rabbit Leeds
Get your 4th of July Cookies from The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds!
Open this Thursday & Friday 11a.m. -6p.m.
Please note: We will be closed for vacation Saturday, July 2 (Leeds only on Saturday) and reopening on Wednesday, July 6. We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.
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!
Summer’s for tan lines and good times. Your perfect tan starts on day one with our unlimited tanning sessions. More Info: https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/
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 email@example.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.
Sponsor A Child For 2022 School Supplies | Leeds Outreach
We currently have 80 plus students we will furnish back to school supplies and fees. If you are a client of Leeds Outreach, 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 or EMAIL - firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
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/
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
Marinated Cucumber & Tomato Salad
This marinated salad is such a healthy way to enjoy those fresh summer veggies and can be easily customized. Try adding in some fresh herbs or feta cheese for a little added flavor. You can also swap in seasoned pepper, which is amped up with additional seasonings, in place of the plain ground pepper for an additional flavor boost.
For Recipe: eatingwell.com
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