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Leeds Downtown Summer Movie Night Was a Huge Success!

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Our first Leeds Downtown First Friday Movie Night 2023 was a great success! Approximately 85 people gathered for a fabulous evening with families, lawn chairs, and blankets to enjoy a night in downtown Leeds with plenty of food, fun, and games. A special thank you to all who came out to build community and our sponsors. Thank you to the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Redevelopment Authority, and Leeds Jane Culbreth Library for hosting this event. Thank you to Chick-Fil-A, Ice Barn, Red Diamond, MortgageRight Leeds, Mosaic Chapel, and Leeds First Methodist Church Choir for your participation and to Three Earred Rabbit for staying open late. Our next movie night will be the first Friday in July which will be July 7 with Beauty & The Beast!

View Post: Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce...Downtown Movie Night June 2023 | Facebook

al.com's Top 5 BBQ joints in Birmingham!!

Check out who is on al.com's Top 5 BBQ joints in Birmingham! Congrats to Leeds' own Rusty's Bar-B-Q!

See the results on the AL.com website link Birmingham’s best barbecue: Our Top 5 - al.com

Journeys will Open this Saturday!

Exciting to see a whole truck load of shoes!!! Journey’s is moving in and getting ready to open!

Located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River!

#truckloadofshoes #journeys #gettingreadytoopen

Ann's New Life Center News

Special thanks to The American Legion Post 107 of Leeds and also Jamie Levan for the amazing donations to Ann's New Life Center - Leeds!
Because of your kindness and generosity, we will be able to purchase so many amazing items for our Baby Boutique!
Thank you for helping to show your support to our babies at Ann’s!

Ann's New Life Center Leeds Facebook

Backpack Buddies News

Casey Parsons Team - Guild Mortgage is at Backpack Buddies.

To everyone that was able to give a donation to us at the Leeds Creek Bank Festival 2023!
You guys are amazing and allowed us to raise $240.25 for Backpack Buddies!!! This is a worthy cause and y’all are helping continue to feed children over the summertime whose only meal would be what they received during school.
Some of you who donated even told us that 🎒🍏Backpack Buddies 🎒🍏 helped you as a child. 🥹
☎️ (205)209-2795
📧 cparsons@guildmortgage.net
💻 www.guildmortgage.com/caseyparsons

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library News

What a delightful time we had when the McWane Science Center visited us at the Leeds Jane Culbreth Library! We look forward to seeing their new presentation in July!

See Video Here: #‎mcwanesciencecenter‬ - Explore | Facebook

Leeds Police Department News

School is out but our School Resource Officers are training to continue to serve the Leeds Primary Leeds Elementary School, Leeds High School, Leeds Middle School and Leeds Primary School!!! Roll Greenwave Roll!!!

Leeds Alabama Police Department

Leeds Family Chiropractic

Kids need chiropractors too! At Leeds Family Chiropractic, we practice what we preach. Not only are the doctors and staff under chiropractic care themselves, but so are their children. Drs. Palma’s son, Brody, had been under chiropractic care since birth. You can count on one hand how many days of school were missed due to illness of any kind, and all through high school, he was a three-sport athlete and able to function at the highest level. Get your kids checked today!

Leeds Family Chiropractic | Facebook

Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones at Artist Incorporated Gallery This Weekend.

June 9th & 10th


Artists Incorporated Gallery | Leeds AL | Facebook

Small Bore This Weekend at Barbers Motorsports Park 

Just in case you needed a reason to attend @barbersmallbore besides the backwoods trail riding, race competitions, and pig roast, here's your chance to take home $1000 CASH. In addition to our professional stunt shows, this year we've added an amateur stunt show and the winner takes home $1000! Get your online tickets before June 6 for the Small Bore race at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Once online ticket sales close, tickets will be available for purchase at the credentials building during Small Bore weekend! For details on all the weekend's events and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.barbermuseum.org/barber-small-bore/competitions/

Parade Lap Tickets | Barbers Vintage Motorsports Museum

Headed to Barber Small Bore? Don't miss your chance to drive on the track! Tickets for Parade Laps will be available Friday and Saturday of Small Bore Weekend at the merch trailer. First come, first serve, with only 120 tickets available per day.
Still need your Small-Bore tickets, merch, or camping? Head to https://linktr.ee/barbermuseum for it all.

Barber Motorsports Museum | Largest Motorcycle Collection

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 leedsworshipcenter@gmail.com and we will be honored to pray for you.

Leeds Worship Center - 7315 Parkway Drive - 205.699.8636 - LeedsWorshipCenter.com

Leeds Senior Center News

Our Seniors are having a great time at Leeds Senior Center. It was so fun to be painting again with Karen Carroll. She brings out the artist in all of us! If you are a Leeds Senior, be sure to get connected!

City of Leeds, Alabama | Leeds AL | Facebook

Summer Reading | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Have you registered for Summer Reading? It is super easy to do.
1. Scan the QR code it will take you to BeanStack, Created a FREE account.
2. Pick up your Free Goodie Bag
3. Start keeping track of what you read on BeanStack to be eligible to win prizes and enter drawings.

www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Leeds Middle School Summer Reading List

The summer reading book list for this year is now available.

Leeds Middle School | Leeds AL | Facebook

Grand River Drive-In Alabama is NOW OPEN 4 DAYS A WEEK!

Stop by Thursday-Sunday to watch your favorite new releases.

JUNE 9TH -11th & 15th - BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM
Screen 2: 8:30 pm - Transformers: Rise of The Beasts / 11:01 pm - Fast X
Screen 3: 8:30 pm - The Little Mermaid (2023) / 11:00 pm - Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 3
Screen 4: 8:30 pm - Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse / 11:01 pm - Super Mario Brothers
SNACK SHACK: OPEN - Tickets and lineups can be purchased and viewed on Grandriverdrive-In.com

Thursday, June 8

Lego Play | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Come play with LEGOS at the Library every Thursday at 1:30 pm 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

www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

Leeds Farmers Market

Come on out every Thursday from 3 pm - 7 pm to enjoy live music, and food trucks at Leeds Farmers Market. Join us at the Leeds Farmers Market this week, we will have Kona Ice, Old Smokey BBQ, and DSquare, pick-up dinner while you shop! Shop for your fresh veggies and unique crafts! We have jams and jellies and freshly baked loaves of bread. Don’t forget to sign up for our Market Basket giveaway on the first Thursday of the month! Sign up at Kennedy Farms at the Chelsea Tent and at Grace Farms Tent!

Leeds Farmers Market | Facebook

Last Night of VBS | FBC Leeds

VBS @ FBC Leeds June 8th | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Click on the link below to register your child today!

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Thunder @ the Grove | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

The FAITH Riders invite you to join them every second Thursday at 6pm from March 16, 2023 'til September for food and fellowship. No bikes required. Just come as you are.

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 6 pm - 7 pm

Phone: 205-699-8446

More information @ Cedar Grove Events

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Special Blazin Beatz Music Bingo | Rails and Ales

June 6th was the anniversary of D-Day -- the Allied force's invasion of Normandy. It's fitting that Tonight is a special night of music bingo benefitting our veterans. Music bingo + food from D'squared at 7 while raising funds for the Cpl. Anthony Clay Ward Program for Veterans. Come join us! More information: Rails and Ales | Leeds AL | Facebook

Friday, June 9

Live Music 🎶 This Weekend | The Backyard Leeds

Eric Watters 6/9 from 5 pm - 8 pm

The Backyard | Facebook

Food Truck Fridays | Rails and Ales

Friday's from 6 pm - 9 pm.

June 9th - Gumbo to Geaux

More information: Rails and Ales | Leeds AL | Facebook

DJ Dance & Karaoke Tonight | Van's Bar Leeds

Sing and dance at VAN'S tonight starting at 7 pm ...

$3 cover | 21+ show

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Saturday, June 10

The Outlet Shops of Grand River Welcomes Teen Specialty Retailer Journeys

The Grand Opening of our newest retailer, Journeys, is scheduled for June 10 at 11:00 a.m.  The Ribbon Cutting is planned for June 12 at 10am. Journeys joins 3 new retailers who recently opened at The Shops that include Francesca’s, Windsor and Leggings Park.  PUMA will also open June 22 with a ribbon cutting planned for the same day.

Read press release with more information  at https://everyoneleeds.com/grand-river-welcomes-retailer-journeys/

Taste Test 4 Teens | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Saturday, June 10th @Noon

Hey Teens, ready to start a Snacktastic Adventure? Every month we will invite you and your friends to taste-test snack samples from Universal Yums like British potato chips, French chocolates, and Colombian gummies are only scratching the surface of the amazingly unique and delicious snacks you'll get to try every month! Bring your friends and join us to start a global adventure! Taste Test 4 Teens is always FREE!

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library - 8104 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL. 35094

www.LeedsLibrary.com - 205.699.5962

2nd Annual Main Street Music Fest | Rails & Ales

Saturday, June 10th from 3 pm – 10 pm.

Join us this weekend for our 2nd Annual Main Street Music Fest Fundraiser! We will also be celebrating our one-year anniversary as an organization!
All door, auction, tips, and merch proceeds will go to Leeds Main Street.
Get your tickets and t-shirts now!

2nd Annual Main Street Music Fest Fundraiser | Facebook

Fake News Live | Van's Bar Leeds

See Fake News LIVE at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, this Saturday night, June 10th, starting at 9:00 pm. $6 cover. 21+ show.

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Sunday, June 11

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Mass | St. Theresa’s Catholic Church

Join us for Sunday Mass. Location: 1394 Ashville Court, Leeds.

Sunday Masses:
8:00 AM, 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM (Spanish language)

Information on days & times for Confession and mass: www.sttheresaleeds.org

Sunday Mornings | The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

Sunday morning worship is at 10:30 am. We aren’t considered a 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.


General Membership Meeting | Leeds Historical Society

Leeds Historical Society's general membership meeting is this Sunday at 2 pm.

Leeds Historical Society | Facebook

Monday, June 12

Men’s Weekly Small Groups | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

Monday’s at 6 am in the Banquet Hall and Wednesday’s at 5:15 am at McDonald’s in Leeds. All men are invited to attend. Phone: 205-699-8446 More information @ Cedar Grove Events

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Kids Camp | The Wooden Anchor

The first Kids Camp day is coming up on June 12th! The deadline to register is this Friday. June 9th. We’ll have lots of fun!

The Wooden Anchor | Leeds AL | Facebook

El Sazon Casero | Food Truck Monday

Be sure to visit El Sazon Casero on Food Truck Monday, June 12 at the corner of Parkway Drive and 9th Street between 11a & 2 p.  This event is hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.

Get weekly Food Truck Line-up & more information:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Good Vibes Mondays | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Good Vibes Monday, June 12th at 3 pm. Register early for a place to relax and get in some Self Care. Come to the Library Meeting Room where the air is cool, so bring a soft blanket. The lights are soothing for you to feel chilled. Petting Sisie, the Therapy Doggie, will help lower your blood pressure. We all can learn from her about how to just rest and be in the moment.
We will have the craft -
June 12th - Pretty cards
Crafts may change.... look on the website or call for more information or changes. More info: 205-699-5962 or LeedsLibrary.comLeeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Men’s Bible Study | First Baptist Church Leeds

Men’s Bible Study Monday’s 6 pm

First Baptist Church Leeds | Facebook

Tuesday, June 13

My Story Town | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

  • TIME CHANGE - The Leeds Postmaster, Ethan wanted the kids to have a chance to meet the mail carriers before they left and give the kids an opportunity to see what they do before they leave to go deliver the mail. THEREFORE, we are meeting at 9:30am instead of the usual 10:30am. If you want to mail yourself a letter, bring it with you and be prepared to buy a stamp. This is going to be another fun My Story Town Adventure! See you there!
    We will have the Post Office Play Tent set up at the library for the kids to pretend play for the whole week.

More info: 205-699-5962 or LeedsLibrary.comLeeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Parkinson’s Support Group | Cedar Grove Baptist Church

A Support group for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Every 2nd Tuesday @ 6 pm in the Banquet Hall. Phone: 205-699-8446 More information @ Cedar Grove Events

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

Wednesday, June 14

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.

Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

The Science Lady | Leeds Library

The Science Lady is coming to Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Wednesday, June 14th @10:30am to explore some exciting science concepts with us in a fun interactive way that kids love. More info: 205-699-5962 or LeedsLibrary.comLeeds Jane Culbreth Library | Facebook

Pool Night | The Backyard Leeds

Pool night starts at 5 pm! 🎱
Rack em for free with a minimum purchase of $10 at Neighbors or Saw’s.

The Backyard | 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.

Van's Bar | Leeds AL | Facebook

Upcoming Events


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)

June Chamber Luncheon | Leeds Area Chamber

RSVP NOW! 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 www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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RSVP Now | Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Luncheon

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 www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.


Watercolor Class with Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery


Artists Incorporated Gallery | Leeds AL | Facebook

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.

Be Set Free Counseling & Coaching Services


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!

Artists Incorporated Gallery | Leeds AL | Facebook

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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.

2024 Competition Info - Miss Leeds Area

It's Time to register for Vacation Bible School at Cedar Grove Baptist Church!

VBS 2023 July 10 - 14 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

For kids who've completed 4k - 5th grade.

Volunteers & Kids: Visit cedargroveleeds.org/vbs

Cedar Grove Baptist Church | Facebook

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:
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

Chick-fil-A Leeds 

The best way to Chick-fil-A® is to download or open the Chick-fil-A® App. Enjoy fast, convenient payment and pick-up. Earn points to redeem for awards. (1808 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL)

Chick-fil-A Leeds | Leeds AL | Facebook

Summer is Here | Three-Earred Rabbit

Lunch Specials Daily
Open late Fridays until 7 pm

The Three Earred Rabbit-Leeds | Leeds AL | Facebook

Summer Intensives | Beverly’s Dance Leeds Studio

Does your dancer want to take dance to the NEXT LEVEL?

June 12th - 15th from 9 am - 4 pm. Tryouts June 16th

More Information: Summer Intensives

Beverly's Dance- Clay and Leeds Studio | Facebook

CrossFit Kids program | CrossFit Righteous 

6-Week Summer Program Started June 6th.
Kids 5-11
3:30-4:14 pm
T/Th 5-11-year-olds (45min.)
To register, click the link in our bio, or click here: Class Plans - Online Sales Portal


Dental Implant Consultation | Koplon Implant & Family Dentistry

Getting a dental implant consultation by our team is simple, collaborative, and most importantly - free! 🦷 Let us help tailor dental implant solutions specifically for you 👉🏼 www.koplondmd.com

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

Super Cute Pajama Set | Pants Store

Going on vacation? Pack this super cute pajama set! ⭐🌈😍
Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop in stores & online at pantsstore.com✨

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

Don’t forget about Dad! Shop at The Wooden Anchor for unique gifts for Father’s Day!

The Wooden Anchor | Leeds AL | Facebook

Resilience | Workout Anytime Leeds

Resilience isn’t just about bouncing back, it’s about pushing forward. 💪🏋️‍♀️
Get started on your fitness journey for as little as $1 a day 👏

For more information: Workout Anytime Leeds | Facebook

Helping Others

Accepting Applications for School Supplies | Leeds Outreach

Leeds Outreach is accepting applications from our clients for School Supplies for the next school year. We are also asking for help from the community to sponsor a child. The sponsorship cost is $75 per child, in 2002 Outreach spent over $12,000 on back-to-school supplies and fees for over 100 children in Leeds. Applications for assistance will be accepted June 1st-29th. You may donate to sponsor a child year-round.

Leeds Outreach | Facebook

The Lavender Project | The Red Barn

The Lavender Project will be hosting our inaugural event on June 30, 2023, at Oak Mountain State Park. There will be a golf tournament, 5k, and a group hike to King's Chair. This year's event will benefit Ryker's Rainbow and The Red Barn. Please use the following link to register! Thank you for your participation!

The Lavender Project

The Red Barn | Leeds AL | Facebook

Leeds Splash Pad is Open - 2023 Season

Plenty of Summer Fun!
It's FREE to City of Leeds Residents
Must show proof of residency.
Tues-Sat 10-6p / Sun 1-6p
804 Park Drive
Remember children who are not potty trained MUST wear swim diapers!
More Info: LeedsAlabama.org

This Week's Recipe

Keto Egg Roll in A Bowl (Stove Top or Instant Pot) | Keto Diet for Health

Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be cooked on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot. This low-carb meal is packed with flavor and nutrition, thanks to its simple yet flavorful ingredients. All these ingredients come together to create a savory and satisfying meal that will have you coming back for more!

For more amazing recipes go to Keto Diet for Health - Click this link for Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl


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If you are a member of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and have a business or an upcoming event in Leeds, Alabama, you could be featured on this weekly e-blast and in our online publicity.  Please click on the button below to submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!


When you need a product or service, please Shop Leeds First!  Check out the Business Directory at Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and choose a chamber member.
If you are a local business and not a chamber member, maybe it's time!  For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.

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