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The Sound Of Music | LHS Oak & Ivy Theatre
March 9, 10, 11, and 13
Doors open 6:30 - Show starts @ 7 pm
Don't miss Opening Night this Thursday! Avery Ford plays Maria and does a wonderful performance in this iconic role! The Captain is played by Anthony Heritage in his first-ever role! All four schools are represented. Don't miss it!
Tickets @ gofan.co
Webb & Company | Easter Egg Hunt
Kids have been having a fabulous time all around town participating with this exciting egg hunt!
Here's how it works:
One Golden Price Egg Every Week!
Look all over Leeds from 03/04-03/25
Our bunnies are hiding eggs all over town! Enjoy the Hunt and Tag us in your pics!
Saw's BBQ - Alabama's #1 Best BBQ | The Backyard Leeds
We are excited to announce that @southernlivingmag ranked SAW’S BBQ…
The #1 Best BBQ in Alabama!
Read the article by visiting their site >>>
Saw's BBQ is located at The Backyard
in the Outlet Shops of Grand River
Leeds Fire & Rescue News
Beginning March 6th, Leeds Fire and Rescue will perform annual testing on all fire hydrants throughout the city. This process can sometimes make residential water slightly brown when first running your faucet or shower. All testing will be completed by the end of April. We appreciate your patience during this time. Please feel free to contact the fire station if you have any questions. Thanks!
Grand River Drive-In
March 10th - 11th
Box Office Opens at 5:30 pm | Start Time 6:30 pm
Screen 2: 6:30 pm - Scream VI (R) / 8:45 pm - Cocaine Bear (R)
Screen 3: 6:30 pm - 65 (PG-13) / 8:15 pm - Missing (PG-13)
Screen 4: 6:30 pm - Creed III (PG-13) / 8:40 pm - Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania (PG-13)
Movies Start At 6:30 pm || Features Times will Coincide with the Sunset. Snack Shack: Open
Tickets Live On Grandriverdrive-In.Com
Thursday, March 16
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.
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 17
Saturday, March 18
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 $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com or call 205.965.9392.
Here is the direct link for reservations and payment options:
We would like to thank our event sponsors: Balloon Artists - Mills Pharmacies, Face Painters - The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Daddy-Daughter Flower Booth - Casey Parsons Guild Mortgage, Games and More - Leeds First Methodist Church, Hot Dogs & Grillin' - MortgageRight and Photography - adr Business & Marketing Strategies.
It's The Backyard Leeds Birthday!!!
Big News at The Backyard...our 2nd Birthday is this Saturday, March 11th.
Our hours are 9am-10pm.
We invite everyone to come and enjoy all the wonderful things The Backyard has offered since the time we have been located at The Shops of Grand River in Suite 510.
There will be live music from 6-9pm with Marshall Mikesell.
Signature Special Drink for the day - "Have Your Cake and Eat it 2"
You’re invited to come out to play mini golf, eat great food, and hang out with your friends.
We would love for everyone to come celebrate with us!
VAN’S Third Annual Crawfish & Seafood Boil
“BARS, BANDS, ‘N’ BUGS 2023 Hot Lips Tour. "It’s spicy, baby!
Join us on March 11th, starting at 12 PM for VAN’S Third Annual Crawfish & Seafood Boil featuring fresh crawfish and seafood by Craw Daddy Dave’s and LIVE entertainment all day.
Click here for more information: BARS, BANDS, ‘N’ BUGS 2023
Sunday, March 19
Sunday Morning Worship | FBC Leeds
Don’t forget, this Saturday night!
Sunday morning worship is a Saturday night decision so don’t be late! Join us for worship at 8:30 or 10:45 AM!
FBC Leeds - 7481 Parkway Drive - FBC Leeds Facebook Page
Open Mic Night Competition | Leeds Arts Council
Beginning in March, the LAC along with musician and host Mandi Rae Trott will be presenting an Open Mic Night in a competition format. 5$ 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 email@example.com 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
Monday, March 20
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
Tuesday, March 21
Parkinson's Support Group | Cedar Grove Baptist Church BH
A Group for those living with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. This group meets in the Banquet Hall the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 6:30 pm. We’re located at 2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds.
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 22
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
Read Across Leeds - Downtown Story Walk Continues
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
Paint Party | The Wooden Anchor
Get Your Tickets Now - Kiddie Day Parade | Leeds Memorial Park
An exciting Kiddie Day Parade is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Leeds Memorial Park. It’s Earth Day so families are encouraged to be creative and help their children decorate their bicycles, tricycles, battery-operated cars, wagons, wheelchairs in this or any desired theme to more to ride in this special parade in the city. This is a FREE event with FREE parking and sponsored by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Kiddie Day Parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the entrance of the walking track in Leeds Memorial Park on Hwy. 119. Those wanting to ride or walk in this special spring parade should be there around 9:45 a.m. to get in the lineup.
Anyone of any age can walk, ride or roll in this event and it’s going to be a lot of fun! Leeds Fire Department will be there to cheer everyone on and we may possibly have a guest appearance of Sparky! You may pre-register for the parade online at www.LeedsAreaChamber.com. Prizes will be awarded for the best vehicle decorations. You must register to be eligible for prizes.
Be sure to bring your children and your bikes, trikes, battery-operated cars, wagons and wheelchairs and participate in this fun springtime event as we build community in the City of Leeds, Alabama!
Register at LeedsAreaChamber.com or call 205-965.9392.
Mother-Son Cowboy Party | Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
Leeds Community Wide Cleanup 2023 - Volunteers Needed
WHEN: April 22, 2023
9am – 12pm
(Check-in at 8:30am)
Rain or Shine
WHERE: Meet at the lot across from Kinetic by Windstream.
8373 1st Ave, Leeds, AL 35094
Breakfast goodies will be provided by Casey Parsons Guild Mortgage.
Take pride in your community and help clean up the City of Leeds. Help by removing trash, debris, litter and make our city a cleaner place. Bring a Team! Ask friends and co-workers from your office, church, school clubs and athletic teams.
To volunteer, call 205-699-0943 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.LeedsAlabama.org.
CHILDREN'S OF ALABAMA INDY GRAND PRIX | Barber Motorsports Park
April 28-30 - Kids Get In Free with Adult Ticket!
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:
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
As we are moving into spring season, we have many options to make your day a little better. Come check us out! Also check out our St. Patrick’s day drinks, you won’t be disappointed!
Happy Hour Everyday -2 pm - 5 pm
7296 Parkway Drive suite 111 | (205) 702-6055
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
Michael Kors| The Outlet Shops Of Grand River
Build your perfect pair at Michael Kors! Buy a handbag and wallet and enjoy 20% off your entire purchase now through 3/14*.
*Not combinable with any other offers. Exclusions apply. See a store associate for details.
☘️GREEN OUT☘️ | Workout Anytime
It's your LUCKY day 🤩🍀
Monday, March 13th our classes will be participating in a ☘️GREEN OUT☘️ for St. Patrick's Day. This day only, classes will be free for all and members can bring a friend!! Make sure to wear GREEN and sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot!🌈
Members can sign up for class at www.myiclubonline.com. If you are not a member just give us a call at 205-702-2789 and we will get you signed up!
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
Leeds Outreach is expecting a greater need by our clients due to reduction of SNAP benefits. 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. You can go to our web page and donate money and our shoppers will make the most needed purchases. THANK YOU!
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.
This Week's Recipe
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