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Everyone Leeds has a lot of information and news to share with you.  We are very excited that people are beginning to recognize Everyone Leeds as a valued news source and our news is growing!  Each week, we look for news and items of interest, upcoming events, local shopping information, specials and so much more.  While some may be enjoying spring break out of town, there's plenty to do right here in Leeds so 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.

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Congratulations Leeds City Schools Archery Teams!

Did you know that Leeds High School, Leeds Middle School and Leeds Elementary School had Archery teams?  Everyone Leeds would like to personally congratulate winners from each school.  All Leeds City Schools Archery Teams competed on Friday, March 18 at the Prattville Regional Archery Tournament.

Did you know that Leeds High School & Leeds Middle School had Archery teams?  Everyone Leeds would like to congratulate Emma Stidham, 5th grader
Regionals of Leeds Middle School students at Prattville Regional Archery Tournament as well as the St. Clair County Championship at Moody Jr. High. | Leeds Alabama

Leeds Elementary Archery Team 

Emma Stidham, 5th grader at Leeds Elementary School, placed first place girls.  Emma won 1st place out of 27 girls in the Elementary Division at Prattville Regionals.

Did you know that Leeds High School & Leeds Middle School had Archery teams?  Everyone Leeds would like to congratulate Emma Stidham, 5th grader
Regionals of Leeds Middle School students at Prattville Regional Archery Tournament as well as the St. Clair County Championship at Moody Jr. High. | Leeds Alabama

Leeds Middle School Archery Winners

At Regionals, the following students were Leeds Middle School's top three shooters:

  • Vivienne Harvey-6th grade
  • Chloe Kontzen- 7th grade
  • Daniel Funderburg- 7th grade

View scores directly from NASP Tournaments website at:  https://nasptournaments.org/tournamentdetail.aspx?tid=7549&geid=181066

At Archery Regionals, the following students were Leeds Middle School's top three shooters: Vivenne Harvey-6th grade Chloe Kontzen- 7th grade Daniel Funderburg- 7th grade

Vivienne Harvey - 6th Grade
1st Place Leeds Middle School

This is Vivienne Harvey's first season in archery.

  • She was the highest scoring female in Leeds (including elementary, middle & high schoolers) with a score of 259 out of 300.
  • She scored 3rd place among all Leeds contestants (male & female, including elementary, middle & high schoolers).
  • She placed 5th in the state out of 77 middle school girls.
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Vivenne Harvey 6th Grade Archery Team Leeds Middle School

Chloe Kontzen - 7th grade
2nd Place Leeds Middle School

Chloe Kontzen- 7th grade2nd Place Leeds Middle School Archery Team

Daniel Funderburg - 7th grade
3rd Place Leeds Middle School

Daniel Funderburg- 7th grade3rd Place Leeds Middle School Archery Team

Read full story about Leeds City Schools Archery Teams at:  https://everyoneleeds.com/congratulations-archery-teams/

Grand G’s Kitchen Ribbon Cutting 

The City of Leeds and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon at Grand G's Kitchen on Friday, March 18. They opened in October and are already famous with their great food and atmosphere. Be sure to visit this new restaurant and let's support our local businesses! Grand G's Kitchen LLC is located at 7521 Parkway Drive. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

Ribbon Cutting with Vulcan Realty Group

The City of Leeds and the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon with Vulcan Realty Group on Tuesday, March 22 to celebrate this new business in Leeds. Vulcan Realty Group is located at 8113 Parkway Drive. For more information, please visit www.vulcangroupbham.com.

Leeds Senior Center Services

These Leeds Seniors exercise on Mondays and Wednesdays so they can have fun at the Thursday birthday parties!!!  If you're 60 or older and are not part of this fun-loving group of folks, you are truly missing out!  Join them soon!!!  More Info: https://www.leedsalabama.org/senior-services/

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Great Beginnings Learning Center

One of my great joys!! Right here!! Working with my girl and having the friendship we have is the relationship I have dreamed of since that panicky day at 17 years old when I found out I was gonna be a mom❤️ Now she follows my same dreams and of course, rocking the mommy life & helping run a successful preschool 💚 Educating preschoolers 28 years and counting😝 GBLC is 13 years strong this year!!! ~Tonya Kerr

Leeds Jane Culbreth Library

GOOD NEWS!! As of today, all Leeds library cardholders have access to Hoopla Digital! 💃 You can borrow up to 10 streaming titles per month on your phone, tablet, or computer. We hope you enjoy their collection of eBooks, eAudio,  comics, movies, tv episodes, and music.
For more information, please visit www.leedslibrary.com or visit their Facebook page.



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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 Spring Schedule

Are you still adjusting to the time change?
Box Office Opens: 6:00pm // Movies Begin: 8:00pm
Order your tickets by visiting our site or purchasing at the box office when you arrive.

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

The Backyard Leeds Spring Break Specials

More Info: https://backyardleeds.com/

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Spring Break Fit Camp starts Monday, March 28th!! 💪
Join our coaches for outdoor classes! This week only these classes will be FREE for ALL members! Make sure to enroll for class online at www.myiclubonline.com
🔺 Beginners Yoga: Mon. & Wed. @ 11 AM | Thur. @ 6 PM
🔺 Full Body Pump: Mon. & Wed. @ 6 PM | Tues & Thurs @ 12:45 PM | Thurs. @ 5 PM | 🔺 CORE: Tues. & Thur. @ 10:30 AM
Make sure to bring a towel, sunglasses, water, and motivation

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

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Thursday, March 24

Leeds Primary School PreK Pre-Registration Day 

Today is the last day to pre-register your child for the upcoming 2022-2023 Pre-K Program!  Lottery drawing will be held on 3/24 at 3:30 in the LPS Library.
More Info: https://prek.alaceed.alabama.gov/

Pop Culture Trivia | 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, The Office, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite 80s, 90s and todays party music while your team has fun answering questions. Prizes to the winning teams!

More info:  www.railsandales.beer

Friday, March 25

AJ Beavers Live at the Rail  | Rails & Ales

Live music with AJ Beavers  7-11 pm. Battle Axes Feast 6-9.
More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Saturday, March 26

Welcome Spring at The Wooden Anchor!

New items every day this week.
Prizes, snacks and discounts all day long on Saturday, March 26: 10a-5p
Located at 8149 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL

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

Stephen Wheeler Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live music with Stephen Wheeler 7-11 pm. Hey Bebe food truck 6-9.

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

Monday, March 28

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 grand re-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/

Tuesday, March 29

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/

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

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

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Food Truck Monday Coming April 4

Food Truck Mondays will be back for the Spring and Summer season. Backyard Tacos is Coming Monday, April 4th from 11am - 2pm. Look for them in downtown Leeds on the corner of Parkway Drive and 9th.

More info:  leedsareachamber.com or call 205-965-9392.

Grand River Art Walk | Artist Incorporated Gallery

Artists Incorporated Gallery invites you to join us at our Annual Spring GRAND RIVER ART WALK at the Shops of Grand River. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! Stay tuned for more information as well as a list of participating artists.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Save the Date to remove all the hazardous waste from your home on April 9, 2022.

High School Musical Auditions | Leeds Art Council 

Due to large interest in auditions for High School Musical, we are asking auditioners to sign up via the SignUp link below. Please reach out to Leeds Arts Council if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! More Info: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49a9ad29a4f5c52-auditions

Leeds Spring Carnival | April 13-16

Plenty of Fun, Carnival Rides, Games, Fair Food and Entertainment.  Location:  Downtown Leeds across from Windstream and Lehigh Cement Company.  More info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce April Camber Luncheon

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce for our April Chamber Luncheon. We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Our meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on April 21, 2022 at Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 1189 6th Street. Lunch is $15 payable at the door (Reminder: Due to the cost of food and catering, our luncheon is now $15). Please make your reservations by Tuesday, April 19.

More info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Watercolor Classes with  Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery 

The dates have been set for Gayle Jones next Watercolor Classes at Artists Incorporated Gallery. As you probably know her classes are extremely popular and fill up quickly so register now.

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!
🔗 http://ow.ly/sThp50HJkSX #IndyBHM #Indy5k


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!  We are so excited about our entertainment line-up and we already have a large number of vendors registered so this year's festival is sure to please.  More info:  www.CreekBankFestival.com

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leeds area chamber creekbank festival may 14

We are excited that Eric Watters will be on the Creek Bank stage this year!  Eric is a local singer, songwriter and recording artist.  He and his wife live right here in Leeds, AL! You will not want to miss his performance along with other awesome entertainers lined up for that day on the Creek Bank stage!  (May 14 with rain date of May 21)

Eric Watters Live at the Rail - Live music with Eric Watters 7-11 pm. Traffic Jams food truck 6-9 pm. | Leeds, Alabama #historicleeds
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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/

Summer Student Music Camp

Music Camps For Children | The Music Room

Amplify your music experience by enrolling in one of our summer day camps! We’re currently offering our Summer Jam Camp and a “Stranger Things” Choir Camp. Our camps fill up quickly; be sure to register now and reserve your spot!
More Info: https://www.themusicroomleeds.com/camps

Shopping, Deals & More

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

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

Mum & Me Mercantile

ATTENTION Spring Breakers 😎 Spring break is right around the corner and you can’t take a vacay without proper attire… Stop by Mum & Me Mercantile and get your spring break clothes now!
Our clothes are soft, light, and super cute! Start your spring break now with some new bags and Cobian Sandals  ☀️ 💛

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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.

We are now scheduling Food Truck Mondays

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is now scheduling Food Truck Mondays for dates beginning April 4, 2022. If you have a food truck and are interested in scheduling your truck during the lunch hours in historic downtown leeds at the Gazebo located on the corner of Parkway Drive and 9th Street, please contact Sandra McGuire at 205.699.5001 or 205.965.9392.

Food Truck Mondays were very successful last year so we are looking for an even bigger season this year!

This Week's Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Chili

This chicken fajita inspired recipe is full of Mexican spices, beans and sweet bell peppers making for an easy and filling crock pot chili you will love.

Recipe from Foodie Crush: https://www.foodiecrush.com/slow-cooker-chicken-fajita-chili/

Let Everyone Leeds Share Your News!

Community is important so that's why we want your news.  Whether you have a heart-warming story about the people of Leeds, a local business, an upcoming event or a bit of history that you would like to share, we're all ears here at Everyone Leeds.  Everyone Leeds is a positive platform to help you get your news out so please send us your news and happenings each week!

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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.  Please submit your upcoming event(s) or special offering and we will be happy to include it!


Are you looking for certain product or service from a local vendor? 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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