Leeds Happenings this Week!

The Place to Go to Be in the Know

Everyone Leeds has a lot of news to share with you and there's so many upcoming events to choose from.  We hope you are enjoying our weekly news, upcoming events and local shopping information and specials.  Of course, this week is full of St. Paddy's Day events as we all have fun with this particular holiday.  As you know, we're totally green in Leeds! So, "get your green on", grab your coffee and take a few moments to check out this week's news and happenings.

As always, let this be a reminder that you can never run out of anything to do in our wonderful city, no matter your age or stage in life.  Let's all continue to shout out the great things about Leeds, Alabama and invite others to build community in this great place called Leeds.

Think Leeds first!  Shop Leeds.  Shop Local.

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Chris Barentz continues her fame!

Chris Barentz is becoming quite famous as she scurries around town spreading sunshine and painting sunflowers everywhere you look as she draws attention to #prayforukraine.  Have Volkswagen will travel as Chris packs up her painting supplies and heads to her next project.  Chris was featured on WVTM Channel 13 with Rick Karle this week.  If you missed the interview, you can find it on social media.  Chris also had a visit from Fred Hunter and will be featured with him on WBRC FOX6 - Absolutely Alabama next week.

Here is a recent Facebook post where Chris shared:  "Look who showed up in my neighborhood thanks to Susan Dalton Johnson!!! Next week WBRC FOX6 News will air a story on me by Absolutely Alabama’s Fred Hunter WBRC. My ?paintings for #prayforukraine are making me famous!!!" ??‍??????❤️

Be sure to watch Chris on Absolutely Alabama

Leeds City School Academy of Craft Training members

Congratulations to these great students!

Leeds High School's new Academy of Craft Training members!

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Ann's New Life Pregnancy Medical Center

Ann's New Life Pregnancy Medical Center was presented with a check from Leeds Family Chiropractic by Drs. Rick and Jill Palma. Leeds Family Chiropractic treats patients for free on their annual patient appreciation day in exchange for a donation towards a pre-selected charity.

Tech Help @ Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

Tech help appointments now available! We can help with anything from basic computer navigation to scholarly research, or creative content applications to office programs. Appointment times are available Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm.

For more information, please visit www.leedslibrary.com or visit their Facebook page.


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The City of Leeds Amnesty Court 

***ATTENTION*** Do you have a Failure to Appear Warrant with the City of Leeds? If so, you could qualify for Amnesty Court 2022!

The City of Leeds Municipal Court is holding Amnesty Court on: March 25, 2022. You must call to get placed on the docket. Warrants cannot be recalled without your case(s) being on the docket.

For more information and instructions, call 699-0913. Monday-Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm.


Everyone Leeds need your help!  We want your videos!  We want to know why you love leeds and the best way to communicate that is through a short selfie video.  All you have to do is to record your video on your iPhone or Android and send it to us.  Don't worry about messing up!  You can record as many takes as you want until you get it like you want it to be - just 30-60 seconds of you sharing why you love our wonderful City of Leeds.  We know that Everyone Loves Leeds, but we want to know why YOU LOVE LEEDS!  You may email your video to us at everyoneleeds@gmail.com or share it with us on Google Drive.  Your video will be shared on our Everyone Leeds website (www.EveryoneLeeds.com) and our social media.  We look forward to hearing why you love Leeds!  #ILoveLeeds

Grand River Drive In | Here's this week's MOVIE LINE UP! March 18-24

New movie lineup!!! Remember … we are now open 7 days a week!
Uncharted/ Spiderman will not show on March 17th due to a private screening event.

More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/

Thursday, March 17

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Get your green on in Leeds, AL! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon March 17 - 11:45 am

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce for our March 17 Chamber Luncheon. Guest speaker will be Ray Melick of 1819 News. Meeting is scheduled for 11:45 am at Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 1189 6th Street. Lunch is $15 payable at the door (NOTE: Due to the cost of food and catering, our luncheon is now $15).

For more information about this meeting and Ray Melick, please visit:  https://leedsareachamber.com/march-2022-luncheon/

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum St. Patrick's Day Event

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Invites you to attend the Official Charity of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Little Donkey 280 Thursday, March 17th - Starting @4pm for great food, drinks, and support 10% of sales will benefit Racing for Children's!
Be sure to check out the cars that will be on display by the Alabama Chapter of Porsche Club of America!

More Info:  https://www.facebook.com/BarberMuseum/

F.A.I.T.H Riders Thunder at the Grove

Come join us at
Cedar Grove Baptist Church
2001 Cedar Grove Road, Leeds, Alabama Bike night hosted by
The F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry. Free food, great fellowship & just plain fun. Everyone welcome. Starts at 6:00pm
Hope to see you there!
This will be a rain or shine event

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St Patrick's Day Yoga Class March 17 | Rails & Ales | 6-7 pm

Join Workout Anytime and Rails & Ales for a St. Patty’s Day outdoor Yoga class!! ?‍♀️☘️  Tickets are $5 which will cover your class and 2 green beers provided by Rails & Ales. Pick up your tickets at Workout Anytime Leeds by March 16th. You can redeem them the day of the event. Tickets must be shown in order to get your beers.  Bring a yoga mat, comfy GREEN clothes, water, a towel, and possibly sunglasses if needed. Non-members that participate will get a special promotion on your ticket to join our club! ✨  Make sure to stick around for Rails & Ales other festivities for the night such as Pop Culture Trivia Night, Food Trucks, music & more! We are so excited and can’t wait to hang and pose with you St. Paddy’s Day style ?

Rachel Smith | General Manager - Workout Anytime Leeds
Email: rachel.smith@workoutanytime.com - Office # 205-702-2789

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St. Paddy's Day with YP Leeds Area | Rails & Ales | 6-9 pm

Meet Young Professionals Leeds Area on the deck and celebrate St. Patrick's Day, music with DJKJ, food with Battle Axes Feast 6-9 pm.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/639073933846618

Friday, March 18

Ribbon Cutting with Grand G’s Kitchen

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds for a ribbon cutting with Grand G's Kitchen at 10:00 am on Friday, March 18. Grand G's Kitchen LLC is a new restaurant on the Parkway located at 7521 Parkway Drive, Leeds.

Grand G's has been open a few months so we are excited about officially welcoming them to Leeds, Alabama. Their food is great so be sure to stop in to eat soon!

For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9393.


Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo Night

Mark your calendars for Bingo Night! Leeds Knights of Columbus Council 5597 announces a Charity Bingo night at Leeds Civic Center scheduled for Friday, March 18. Doors open at 5 pm and Bingo begins at 6 pm. This is a fundraiser for charity projects in the greater Leeds area.

Leeds Civic Center is located at 1000 Park Drive. For more information about this event, please call 205.542.0671 and leave a message for Don Tice.

First Baptist Church Leeds | MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP WEEKEND

March 18-19, 2022 - Join us starting Friday night, March 18th at WorldSong Missions Place in Cook Springs, AL. This overnight event includes lodging, three meals and all activities associated with the discipleship. The cost is $50 per person. Please see Pat Kotal or email pkotal@fbcleeds.org to register for this event.



St. Paddy’s Day Bash | Rails & Ales | March 18

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, music and prizes. Food with The Recipe 6-9. Music with Ben Moseley 7-11. Prize drawing at 10:30pm.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1385887988499404/

Saturday, March 19

Susannah Seales Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Susannah Seales 7-11 pm. D’Squared food truck 6-9 pm.

More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Sunday, March 20

Artists Incorporated Open House | 1-4 pm

March 20 | Suite 114 | 1-4pm

Light refreshments. Music by Tom Jambor

Many Artists will be present, available to meet and discuss their work.  Artists Incorporated is located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/502880211206686

The Backyard Leeds | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

Live music coming your way!
The Backyard welcomes Kudzu to the stage this Sunday, March 20th! Come out to listen to some great tunes from 1:00pm-4:00pm.?

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/thebackyardleeds/photos/a.113455604181431/325912429602413/

Joey Nania | Bass Pro Shops Leeds | 1 pm

Come join our 50th Anniversary SALE-abration during our Spring Fishing Classic going on now thru March 30th. Remember we have the rod and reel trade event going on. Enjoy BIG savings while Upgrading your gear!! Don't forget March 20th Pro Joey Nania will be in store at 1PM for Q&A.

Monday, March 21

YES Sista! | The Tower of Prayer Church Women's Ministry

Join The Tower of Prayer Church Women's Ministry as we discuss success, strategy, planning, history-making moves! This event is hosted by Lady Kimberly Oden-Webster and Dr. Kathi Middleton! We will be gathering virtually only and you don't want to miss it!

Please register here --- https://bit.ly/YESSista

Tuesday, March 22

Ribbon Cutting with Vulcan Realty Group

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds for a ribbon cutting with Vulcan Realty Group at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 22. Vulcan Realty Group is located at 8113 Parkway Drive, Leeds.

For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9393.

Shakespeare Acting Classes 

Victoria Boyce teaches weekly acting classes at Leeds Theater and Arts Center on Tuesdays. Spring theme is Shakespeare, with showcase on April 29-30. Call 205-285-7635 to reserve your spot in class. Students 7-19 years old will learn how to read and perform Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies along with how to perform a monologue and how to sword fight, all in a family friendly environment.  More Info:  http://www.leedsartscouncil.org/

Wednesday, March 23

Leeds Area Chamber Retail Development Meeting

Leeds Area Chamber Retail Development meeting is held on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8 am at the chamber office.  This is a great opportunity for Leeds area retailers and restaurants to collaborate.

More Info: https://leedsareachamber.com/

Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)

Rose Colored Glasses: A Tribute To The Town N’ Country Jamboree!

March 26th, 7pm / $15

The Town N’ Country Jamboree Show ran in Leeds Alabama for 13 years in the former movie theater. It was hosted by The Brasher Brothers family and showcased musical acts both locally and regionally. This show pays tribute to the family, friends and supporters of vintage country music! We can’t wait to entertain you.

More Info: Click here for Tickets

Ribbon Cutting with Workout Anytime Leeds

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Leeds for a ribbon cutting with Workout Anytime Leeds at 11:00 am on Monday, March 28 in celebration of their re-grand opening with their new expansion at 7480 Parkway Drive, Leeds.

For more information about Workout Anytime Leeds, please visit their website at https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/

Open Paint at MERCH Boutique | March 31 | 6-8 pm

Let’s paint!!!! Bring your desired refreshments!!! ?
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS Monday March 21 | To find what you’d like to do you’ll need to go to the Awake My Soul Studio fb page and click on photos…you’ll see open paint door hanger choices there or you can go to open paint canvas choices. Once you’ve found your project, message the page with your choice. Payment through the ticket link will need to be made when your choice is sent. Or you can message me to pay through Venmo, PayPal or Cash App. ??. Door hangers are $40 and canvases are $35. ALL projects are pre sketched. EVERYTHING is supplied! You just need to bring the fun!!!  Limited seating! Call your friends!!!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/awakemysoulstudio

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Daddies & Daughters Western Party | April 2

1st annual Daddy & Daughter Western Party at The Livery Center in Leeds on Saturday, April 2 from 6-8p. Bring your dad, grandfather, uncle or any special male figure in your life.

Plenty of fun and a stompin' good time is planned with Line Dancing, Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Refreshments, Photo Booth for Selfies and more.

To purchase tickets, go to leedsareachamber.com or call 205-965-9392

Grand RiverFest

April 23 | 11am-5pm (rain date is April 30th)

Location: Front parking lot behind LOFT and COACH

One day festival Marketplace. Fashion, arts/crafts, DJ, food, face painting, balloon art + more

Family Fun. Free admission.

Vendor Rules: Grand RiverFest 2022 Spring Vendor Rules

Barber Motorsports Park Leeds Indy5K

Trot the track with us! Don’t miss your opportunity to run a 5K on the Augusta of Racing on April 29 for the Indy 5K by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama ??
Registration is live NOW & only $30!
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 Leeds Area Chamber Creek Bank Festival & Cruising The Creek Bank Car Show

We are Accepting Applications for festival Vendors right now and be sure to mark your calendars for an incredible festival this year!  More info:  www.CreekBankFestival.com

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Introducing Evan Riley! This little cutie will be performing at Leeds Creek Bank Festival. Don't miss Evan Riley Saturday, May 14 (rain date May 21)!  You will not want to miss her performance along with other awesome entertainers lined up for that day on the Creek Bank stage!

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The Cruising the Creek Bank Car Show plans are coming right along, also.  Creek Bank Festival 2022 plans plenty of fun for the entire family so help us get the word out and we'll see you there!

Summer Student Theatre Workshop

Leeds Arts Council is pleased to announce that Matilda the Musical Jr. is the show chosen for the Summer Student Theater Workshop for students in grades 2-12. The workshop will be held June 6-19 at the Leeds Theater and Arts Center, in downtown Leeds. The workshop is a two-week workshop, with students attending 8 am to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. There will be four performances: Friday June 17 at 7 pm, Saturday June 18 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday June 19 at 2 pm. The director is Michael Bridges, award-winning drama director at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.

Registration must be received online or by mail by 12 noon on Friday May 20. Online registrations can be paid by credit card; checks are to be made out to Leeds Arts Council and returned with the mailed registration. The maximum number of participants will be 35; if this number of registrations is reached before May 20, registration will be cut off at that point. Please complete the registration form and return it as soon as possible. (I believe we will have online registration through the LAC website, but it is not active yet.) We are looking forward to a great workshop!

For more information, contact Debbie Landry or the Leeds Arts Council office.

Debbie Landry                        LAC office

debbie.landry22@gmail.com leedsartscouncilal@gmail.com

More Info:  https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/theatre/summer-student-theatre-workshop/

Shopping, Deals & More

L.A. Salon & Boutique has Tanning!!!

Countdown Til Summer! Come see us here @ LA Salon & Boutique in Leeds!

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? March Madness Bracket Challenge ?
Don't forget to start making your picks after Selection Sunday!
The winner of the challenge will WIN a FREE month!! ?
In order to win, you must be in good membership standing. May the best bracket win! ?
Register with the link below:
Pool Name: Workout Anytime AL/TN
Pool Password: WorkoutAnytime

More Info:  https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/

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Help Wanted

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HELP WANTED - PART_TIME JOB AVAILABLE: Guardian Systems Inc. has a part time job open for an organic prep. position in the laboratory. Part time would be 28 hours per week and applicant must have high school degree or equivalent.

Laboratory experience helpful but not mandatory Must be good with numbers and measurements. Must be able to read and understand SOP step by step procedures as per EPA guidelines.

If you think you meet these qualifications and are interested in this position, please GO BY Guardian Systems at 1108 Ashville Road in Leeds and apply in person.

This Week's Recipe

Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole

This casserole is super satisfying and creamy and uses a great trick to cut out extra butter and oil: Instead of making the traditional roux with butter, the cream sauce is thickened with a little flour.
Recipe from Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/chicken-broccoli-and-cheese-casserole-3362244

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