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World Racing League This Weekend at Barber Motorsports Park
World Racing League 2023 | Barber Motorsports Park
MAR 3-5, 2023
WRL RETURNS TO BEAUTIFUL BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF THE 2023 WRL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON!
Alabama Boat Show & Expo This Weekend at Barber Motorsports Park
Alabama Boat Show | Barber Motorsports Park
Free Admission Free Parking
MAR 3-5, 2023
Friday & Saturday 11 am - 7 pm
CrossFit Righteous Ribbon Cutting
LES Jump Rope Team Performs at Leeds Civic Center
Leeds Elementary School Jump Rope Team performed on Friday at Leeds Civic Center for the Senior Citizens to enjoy. The Jump Rope Team will perform at an upcoming Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon so stay tuned for the date. To keep up with what's happening with this exciting team, visit their Facebook page.
Leeds High School Career Fair
Last Thursday, College and Career Coach, Catrice Thomas hosted the first ever Career Fair at Leeds High School. LHS welcomed 42 different professions and businesses to come and talk about what they do and why. The fair included many Leeds businesses and even Riley McGlaughlin, LHS graduate. From police officers to architects, there was an incredible variety of professionals who were all passionate about their jobs. This was an incredible opportunity to learn inside information about professions that students are interested in as well as a chance to garner inspiration as to what to pursue in the future. All students, 9th-12th graders, were able to visit each business, ask questions, network, and make some valuable connections that could lead to internships and even job opportunities. ~Photos and News Courtesy of Darcy Phillips - LHS Everyone Leeds Intern.
Leeds Area Chamber Corporate Ambassador Meeting
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Ambassador meeting was held at Mango's Cantina & Grill. This group meets monthly to provide business networking opportunities, highlight individual businesses, talk about what's going on with the Chamber, our community, upcoming events and more. The next meeting is scheduled for Noon on Wednesday, March 15. For more information about this and other Chamber programs, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
Leeds City Schools Summer Enrichment Program
2023 Summer Enrichment Program Registration | Leeds Primary School
Register March 1st thru April 3rd
Please see the flyer for information on our 2023 Summer Enrichment Program.
Leeds Street Banners | Koplon Dentistry
Koplon Dentistry - We are loving the new Leeds street banners that are now up! we’re always proud to be part of this incredible and growing community.
The Leeds City Fire Department Visits Leeds High School
What an amazing day Friday was! The Leeds city fire department decided to stop by for a visit to some of the teachers and students here at LHS.
Read Across Leeds - Story Walk | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
Leeds, AL - A community that reads. Leeds Jane Culbreth Library is partnering with our Leeds Main Street friends to co-host a Story Walk throughout the month of March. In honor of Read Across America, come read stories across Leeds downtown. Start at the Library and read the pages posted on the storefront windows.
Call for more information: 205-699-5962 or visit: www.LeedsLibrary.com
Grand River Drive-In
March 3rd - 4th
Box Office Opens at 5:30 pm | Start Time 6:30 pm
Screen 2: 6:30 pm - Cocaine Bear / 8:20 pm - Knock at the Cabin
Screen 3: 6:30 pm - Creed Iii / 8:40 pm - Missing
Screen 4: 6:30 pm - Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantomania / 8:45 pm - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Movies Start At 6:30 pm || Features Times will Coincide with the Sunset. Snack Shack: Open
Tickets Live On Grandriverdrive-In.Com
Thursday, March 2
Ladies Bunko Night | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Ladies Bunko Night March 2nd at 6:00p, BH. Visit our Cedar Grove app for more information about this and other upcoming events. We’re located at 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds.
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 to Rails and Ales.
More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events
Friday, March 3
She Loves Me | Leeds Arts Council
There are three more chances to see She Loves Me at Leeds Arts Council this weekend! Such a heartwarming story and the talent is enormous .Don’t miss out! Get your tickets at lac.booktix.com. Shows run through March 5thTickets can also be purchased at the door. Tickets $17
For more information, click here: She Loves Me
Len Park Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales
Music with Len Park 7-11 pm.
Live Music | The Backyard Leeds
Backyard Music This Week: Music:
Adam Guthrie (6-9PM) - FRIDAY the 3rd
The Backyard | Facebook
Foosball Tournament | Van's Bar Leeds
Make your plans to head to VAN'S this week ... Friday Foosball & Dj Dance Mix & Karaoke on March 3rd, starting at 7:00 PM.
$3 cover Leeds AL | Facebook
Saturday, March 4
Leeds Community Breakfast | Leeds Masonic Lodge #446
Community Breakfast is served at 8 am at Leeds Masonic Lodge on the first Saturday of each month.
Spring Open House | The Wooden Anchor
The Wooden Anchor's Spring Open House scheduled for March 4 from 10a-5p. Enjoy refreshments, discounts and giveaways!
The Wooden Anchor is located at 8149 Parkway Drive.
Jefferson - St. Clair Tree Give Away at The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Sat. March 4 | 12-2pm (while supplies last)
These trees are provided to citizens in partnership with Alabama Forestry Commission and both County Soil & Water Districts.
Deputy 5 LIVE | Van's Bar Leeds
See Deputy 5 LIVE at VAN'S in Leeds, AL, on March 4th, starting at 9:00 PM.
$6 cover | 21+ show
Sunday, March 5
Jesus/Jerusalem | FBC Leeds
Excited our new sermon series starting this Sunday leading up to Easter on April 9th!
Jesus/Jerusalem. Join us for worship at 8:30 or 10:45 AM!
FBC Leeds - 7481 Parkway Drive - FBC Leeds Facebook Page
Worship Sundays | Cedar Grove Baptist Church
9am Sunday School
10am Worship Service
Mothers Day Out - Monday - Thursday, 9a-2p for ages 1-4 years old. Please call (205) 699-4805 for more information
March Artist Reception: The Art of The WellHouse | Leeds Arts Council
Gallery Reception March 5th @ 1:30 pm
Artist Reception: March 5th @ 7 pm
More Information: The art of The WellHouse
Monday, March 6
Masterpiece Monday's - Leeds Arts Council 9a-Noon
Did you know we are open on Mondays from 9-12? Come on down to the #leedsartscouncil to view the art on display! Located at 8140 Parkway Drive.
More Info: www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Leeds Lion Club Meeting | Leeds Masonic Lodge #446
Leeds Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm on the 1st Monday of each month at the Masonic Lodge.
More Information: Leeds Lions Club, USA | Facebook
Bunny & Egg Paint Party | The Wooden Anchor
March 6th @ 6:30 pm
Sign up before space is gone! You can paint the bunnies and egg any color and with any design. I’ll help with the design if needed.
The Wooden Anchor | Leeds AL | Facebook
Tuesday, March 7
Tot Time With Ms. Ramona | Leeds Jane Culbreth Library
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month – Tot Time with Ms. Ramona at 10:30am. More info, CALL: 205-699-5962 or VISIT: www.LeedsLibrary.com
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group | The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
March 7th @ 6:30pm
1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm provided by Lakeside Hospice.
For more information, contact Julie Slagle at email@example.com
Line Dancing & Pool Tournament | Van’s Bar
Join in the fun every Tuesday at Van’s in Leeds for FREE LINE DANCE LESSONS by Becca’s Barn Dance. Huge, smooth dance floor. No special shoes required. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Open dancing at 6:00 PM and lessons at 7:00 PM. A variety of dance levels and styles are taught and reviewed every week. FUN-FREE-FELLOWSHIP!
Also, Weekly Pool Tournaments on Tuesday and Wednesdays. Sign up 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, March 8
Free Billiards | The Backyard Leeds
The Backyard introduces its FREE BILLIARDS @ THE BACKYARD every Wednesday from 5-9pm!
Enjoy free games of billiards, food specials, and drink specials!
($10 minimum purchase required) More Info: Facebook.com/thebackyardleeds
Spaghetti Dinner | American Legion Post 107
Spaghetti Dinner with salad and garlic bread $10 Pre-Order by March 8th
The American Legion Post 107 | Leeds AL | Facebook
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce March Luncheon | Leeds First Methodist Church
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly chamber luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Leeds First Methodist Church located at 1189 6th Street, Leeds with Guest Speaker: Kevin Grigsby, Alabama Power Marketing Specialist.
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 encourage 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.
Daddy - Daughter Western Party | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
WANTED: DADDIES & DAUGHTERS to mosey on over to the 2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Western Party hosted by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. Bring a dad, grandfather, uncle or other special male guest! Saturday, March 18 from 6-8p at The Livery Event Center and The Historic Train Depot located in historic downtown Leeds at 8334-8335 Thornton Avenue.
Plenty of fun is planned with line dancing, face painting, balloon artist, refreshments, photo booth for selfies and more!
REWARD: Lots of Memories and a Stompin’ Good Time!
This event is designed for primary and elementary school ages. You will not want to miss this event!
Advance tickets: $15 each for Daddy & Daughter and $10 for each additional girl. All tickets are $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com or call 205.965.9392.
Here is the direct link for reservations and payment options:
We would like to thank our event sponsors: Balloon Artists - Mills Pharmacies, Face Painters - The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Daddy-Daughter Flower Booth - Casey Parsons Guild Mortgage, Hot Dogs & Grillin' - MortgageRight.
Open Mic Night Competition | Leeds Arts Council
Beginning in March, the LAC along with musician and host Mandi Rae Trott will be presenting an Open Mic Night in a competition format. 5$ 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.
The first open mic will be March 19th from 7 pm - 9 pm - sign up in person beginning at 6:30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Leeds Arts Council
CHILDREN'S OF ALABAMA INDY GRAND PRIX | Barber Motorsports Park
Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix powered by Amfirst in its 13th year in Birmingham takes place at the world famous Barber Motorsports Park. This three-day event features the same cars and drivers as the Indy 500 competing on the 2.38 mile road course. Additional races during the weekend feature:
NTT INDYCAR Series
Porsche Sprint Challenge: GT3 Cup
Porsche Sprint Challenge: Cayman
Blue Marble Radical Cup
Join us for an exciting weekend!
For more information or to buy tickets click here:
Children's of Alabama Indy Grand Prix Information
Now Accepting Vendors | 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting vendors for an exciting weekend that packs plenty of fun for you and the kiddos with the 28th Annual Creek Bank Festival at Leeds Memorial Park, Saturday, May 20th. Stage entertainment will include Lennox Poe, Evan Riley, Erica Ryleigh, Kutzu, Eric Watters and Elvis Tribute Artist, Terry Padgett. Plan to enjoy every minute with hula hoop contests, balloon artist, face painting, arts, crafts, specialty vendors from all over the southeast, food trucks, Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show and much more! Remember to bring Fido to compete in the Dog Pageant, Saturday, May 20th. More information and vendor applications may be found at www.CreekBankFestival.com.
Event sponsors: Kinetic by Windstream – Stage Sponsor, Mills Pharmacies – Balloon Artists, The Outlet Shops of Grand River – Face Painting, Crossroads Animal Hospital – Creek Bark Dog Pageant & adr Business & Marketing Strategies – photography/video.
7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show
C & C Motor Company presents the 7th Annual Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show in conjunction with the Leeds Creek bank festival. It's a family event so bring those rides & the kiddos. We had over 300 cars last year. Registration is $10. We will have custom made trophies for the Top 30 with some specialty awards. This is open to all Vehicles, Motorcycles & 4WD. For more info, please contact Chris or Christy @ 205-365-7412 or 205-283-0952.
Shopping, Deals & More
Tan & Shop @ LA Salon & Boutique
on Livery Square
1601 9th Street, Leeds
Shop Merch Boutique
Now Open Tuesday-Thursday 2-6
Friday 11-6 / Saturday 11-3
Located at 8139 Parkway Drive, Leeds
More Info: Merch Boutique Facebook Page
Mattress Sale | Overstock Mattress
Queen plush 11 inch hybrid Mattress $499 or firm king mattress $699 in downtown Leeds at 8105 Parkway Drive Leeds at Overstock Mattress & Beds.
Spring break is almost here! Come shop our swimwear! 😍🏖️🎉
Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all six of our locations ✨
Michael Kors Enter to Win | The Outlet Shops Of Grand River
Want Even More Fun? Enter To Win This Handbag And Wallet Set From Michael Kors! It Is Easy To Enter. Click on the link below. For Your Chance To Win! Prize Must Be Picked Up In Person. Winner Drawn April 11.
Enter to Win at: shopsofgrandriver.com/michael-kors-enter-to-win
Caleb Busby, Loan Officer NMLS 2013844 and Kristi Graham Scott, Loan Officer NMLS 1734162 had a productive day!
We are ready to work with you! Reach out to Kristi (205.516.6310) or Caleb (205.520.8226) for your #mortgage needs!
Now Hiring | Chick-fil-A Leeds
Chick-fil-A Leeds just completed a beautiful remodel and we want you to be a part of this new chapter!
Full Time Positions starting at $14/hour
Part Time Positions starting at $12/hour
To apply, follow the directions on the flyer and come work for one of the best places in town!
This Week's Most Needed Items | Leeds Outreach
You may drop off items at @ MortgageRight Leeds on Parkway Drive or at Leeds Outreach. We want to thank the churches, neighborhoods, businesses, schools and others for their continued support of Leeds Outreach.
More Info: Leeds Outreach Website or Leeds Outreach Facebook Page
This Week's Recipe
Keto French Onion Meatloaf | All Day I Dream About Food
Take your dinner game to the next level with this delicious #keto French Onion Meatloaf! Packed with flavor and made with simple ingredients, this tasty dish is sure to be a hit. Find more excellent recipes at: alldayidreamaboutfood.com
Get Recipe at: Keto French Onion Meatloaf
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