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What an exciting month of May already!  End of the school year activities with awards days, graduations, parties and more mark the end of an awesome 2021-2022 school year and kids look forward to getting out of school for the summer.  Leeds Splash Pad will open next Saturday, May 28 which will bring plenty of summer fun!

The 27th Annual Creek Bank Festival and Cruising the Creek Bank Charity Car Show organized by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce brought out record crowds of people, vendors, cars and more.  The weather was absolutely perfect for a community festival!  Almost 200 vendor spaces lined Leeds Memorial Park bringing vendors from all over the southeast this year while phenomenal entertainers graced our Creek Bank Stage with incredible live music all day long.  Almost 400 cars, trucks and bikes filled the entrance of the park to raise money for Leeds Outreach and Backpack Buddies.  Over $6k was raised for these charities.

This event would not have been possible without our sponsors, volunteers and everyone who came out to make this year's festival such a success.

Click here to read press release
View Creek Bank Photo Gallery and video clips from the festival at: https://www.facebook.com/creekbankfestival

Mark your calendars for May 20, 2023 for next year's event.

Highlights from Leeds 27th Annual Creek Bank Festival & Cruising The Creek Bank Car Show


We appreciate each of you that send us happenings and for everyone who reads our Everyone Leeds news each week.  It's amazing how people are talking about Everyone Leeds so it's no wonder that we are becoming your local Leeds news source.

Please take note of what's happening this week along with a few upcoming events that you might want to register for.  There are some great fundraisers and shopping / dining opportunities right here in our wonderful city of Leeds, Alabama.  Always, remember to think Leeds first!

Shop Leeds. Dine Leeds. Entertain Leeds.

Teacher Of The Year Awards

The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce is a strong supporter of education and each year recognizes a teacher from Leeds City Schools who exceeds expectations in serving our schools and students. The 2022 Teacher of the Year Award will be presented on Thursday, May 19th at the Chamber Luncheon.

More Info:  https://leedsareachamber.com/

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Be Responsible with Your Trash | Reduce - Reuse - Recycle

City of Leeds residents are welcome to utilize the City of Leeds Recycling Center for disposing of appropriate trash, but please DO NOT DROP OFF anything after normal business hours.  Please visit the City website for a list of appropriate items that can be discarded at our Recycling Center.  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING is to be dropped off anytime other than during business hours.  For more information, please visit www.leedsalabama.org/recycling-bulk-waste/

Grand River Drive In 

Weather is warm outside, time to grab a friend and come to the movies.

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.

May 20th-May 26th

Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:15pm - Firestarter (R) / 10:05pm - Abulance (R)
Screen 3: 8:15pm - Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (PG-13) / 10:35pm -Morbius (PG-13)
Screen 4: 8:15pm - The Bad Guys (PG) / 10:05pm - Sonic The HEdgeHog 2 (PG)
More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/

Thursday, May 19

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce May 19 luncheon with Alabama Tourism Director

Join the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce for our May Chamber Luncheon. We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Lee Sentell, Alabama Tourism Director. Meeting is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. on May 19 at Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 1189 6th Street. Lunch is $15 payable at the door. Reservations required.

Learn more about this meeting at: www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Leeds Farmers Market

These are only a few of our Farmers and Vendors. Ken Waites with his Alabama Kettle Corn truck will be here with FRIED PIES as well as his other tasty treats! We are now open every Thursday 3pm -6pm located on 6th Street between Leeds First United Methodist Church and Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. See you at the market!!! Come by and pick up some fresh fruit, veggies and more!

Miss Jefferson County Benefit Open Paint | Merch boutique

Deadline to register was May 9. $10 of each project will go directly to benefit Miss Jefferson County. To find your desired project, 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. You can pay through the ticket link square.link/u/MumWM6qq or you can pay through Venmo, PayPal or Cash App. ?. Just request my link info for those options. Door hangers are $40 and canvases are $35. ALL projects are pre sketched. EVERYTHING is supplied! You just need to bring the fun!!!! Grab your friends!!! I’ll also have my art for sale with a portion of sales going to this benefit.
Please let me know if you have any questions!

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge | 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, commercials, cartoons and more! Rock out to your favorite party music while answering fun questions. Prizes to the winning teams. More Info: https://railsandales.beer/events

Friday, May 20

Watercolor Classes with  Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery 

Gayle Jones has announced additional dates for May Watercolor Classes at Artists Incorporated Gallery. She will be teaching this beautiful painting in a one day class on Friday May 20th or Saturday May 21st. She also has a previously announced 2 day class on May 5th and 6th. Sign up now at artistsincorpora@bellsouth.net

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Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo Night | MAY 20

Come out to enjoy a Charity Bingo night at Leeds Civic Center scheduled for this Friday, May 20 hosted by Leeds Knights of Columbus Council 5597. Doors open at 5 pm. First of 6 games begin at 6 pm. Football style food and homemade desserts are available at a small cost. Games are typically over by 7:35 to 7:45 pm. Completely smoke and alcohol free! 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.

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Leeds Elementary Spring Fling | May 20

The Leeds Elementary School will host their annual Spring Fling.  This is a fundraiser and attendance is not limited to teachers, students and parents.  This event is for everyone in the community.  Plan to enjoy an evening at Leeds Elementary and participate in this fundraiser.

An Evening with Brandi McClaran

The Leeds Art Council Proudly Presents An Evening With Brandi Mcclaran on May 20th and May 21st at The Leeds Theatre and Art Center. All Tickets are $15 and are available at LAC.BOOKTIX.COM.

More Info: https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/

Ben Moseley Live at the Rail | Rails & ALes

Music with Ben Moseley 7-11 pm. + food with Corazon Mexican food 6-9 pm.

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

Saturday, May 21

Barbers Motorsports Park

Join us this weekend, May 21-22 for Historic Sportscar racing on the track! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the gate. Kids 15 and under are free. Food trucks will be in the paddock. Gate hours are from 8 am – 5 pm. See you there! http://www.barberracingevents.com/

Watercolor Classes with  Gayle Jones | Artist Incorporated Gallery 

Classes continue Saturday, May 21 9:00-3:30.. Sign up now at artistsincorpora@bellsouth.net

MACC Corvette Show | The Outlet Shops of Grand River

MACC – Mid Alabama Corvette Club presents a Corvette Show at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. See classic and new Chevrolet Corvettes, which is an American automotive performance icon. Everyone is welcome, and all Corvette owners are encouraged to attend. Registration is only $25.00, and all monies will go to Magic Moments for Children! magicmoments.org - The MACC will be awarding trophies for this year's show, so be a part of the fun. Trophies will be awarded in several classes and people’s choice awards. Front parking lot behind LOFT and COACH

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The Leeds Art Council Proudly Presents An Evening With Brandi Mcclaran on May 21st at The Leeds Theatre and Art Center. All Tickets are $15 and are available at LAC.BOOKTIX.COM.

More Info: https://www.leedsartscouncil.org/

Todd Simpson Duo Live at the Rail | Rails & Ales

Live Music with Todd Simpson Duo 7-11 pm. Food with Battle Axes Feast  6-9 pm.

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

Monday, May 23

Food Truck Monday with Renae’s Kitchen, LLC

Leeds Food Truck Monday May 23, hosted by Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce – Renae’s Kitchen, LLC. This food truck will be available approximately 11-2. Look for them in downtown Leeds on the corner of Parkway Drive and 9th. We’re having great Food Truck Mondays…

More info:  www.LeedsAreaChamber.com

Tuesday, May 24

Blazin Beats Bingo sponsored by Mortgage Banc’s Corey Smitherman | Rails & Ales 

Pop Culture Trivia Challenge is adding to the fun we bring with Blazin' Beats Bingo. This is a fast paced 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 hear great music, win prizes and, hopefully, be the first to yell BINGO!!! We bring the fun to Rails and Ales every Tuesday at 7 pm.

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

Wednesday, May 25

Leeds Area Chamber Retail Support Meeting

Another #Benefit of being a Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Member is having the opportunity to join other Leeds Retail Shop and Restaurant owners in the Leeds Area at the Chamber office each month. This month we will meet together, Wednesday, May 25th at 8 am for the *Leeds Chamber Retail Support Meeting* Call 205-699-5001 for more information.

More Info: https://leedsareachamber.com/

Be Set Free Grief Counseling 

Be Set Free is offering Adult Group Grief Counseling every Wednesday at 11am. Be Set Free is located in Leeds at 1628 9th Street NE.

CALL TODAY for more information (205) 702-6204.

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

Leeds Splash Pad

Leeds Splash Pad Opening Day 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. The Leeds Splash Pad is located at 804 Park Drive.


Rosewood | Leeds Arts Council

Rosewood is an acoustic trio based in Birmingham, AL, featuring tight harmonies and a unique brand of comedy. Created in 1985, the group consists of original members Stan Putnam, guitar & dobro; Dan Lakeman, banjo & guitar; and Andy Meginniss, bass & guitar. The group has traveled extensively in its 35+ years, and they continue to delight audiences everywhere.

Barber Small Bore: Presented by mnnthbx | Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Barber Small Bore returns for its 3rd year. Mark your calendars for June 3rd thru June 5th, so you don't miss the fun!

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/673690803812102/

Evan Riley live in concert | Leeds Art Council

Plan to see Evan Riley again in Leeds next month in concert at the Leeds Arts Council, Inc. June 4th @7pm.  For more information email: LeedsArtsCouncilAl@gmail.com

VBS 2022 MONUMENTAL | First Baptist Church Leeds

Join us at FBC Leeds on June 5 -9, 2022 as we explore God's Monumental love for us!  VBS will be from 5:30pm to 8:30pm each night.  VBS is for children entering 1st through 7th grade.  To Volunteer or Register your child today! Click on: VBS 2022 Monumental

Summer Reading Sign-Up began Monday, May 16th!

Oceans Of Possibilities | Register here for Summer Reading 2022!


205-699-5962 | www.leedslibrary.com


Summer Dance Camps

Beverly's Dance of Leeds

Register Now for Beverly's Dance of Leeds Summer Dance Camps: *Tumble & TWIRL Princess Camp, Baton Camp, Encanto Dance Experience, Intensives scheduled for June 13-16. For more information, please contact Carla Leslie at (205) 681-1955 or beverlysdanceunlimited@yahoo.com.

7480 Parkway Drive
Leeds, Alabama. 35094
(205) 681-1955 to Register
Facebook & Instagram @BeverlysDance

Shopping, Deals & More

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

Come tan and relax @ LA Salon & Boutique in Leeds!

Merch Boutique

NEW Two-Tone Cello shorts just arrived!! Shop them now on the website or our mobile app MERCH BOUTIQUE VIP!

more info: http://Www.merchboutiqueAL.com/

Mum & Me Mercantile

Surprise!! Our Dear John Jeans are 50% off now (only the ones in the front). Get them at sale price while you can!  MumandMeLeeds.com


Pants Store Leeds

Sweet as berries this summer ??

​Tap to shop on Instagram + Shop online at pantsstore.com & at all five of our locations✨

The Wooden Anchor

We have great gifts for Dads, graduates, and new laser engraved items. Come see us at The Wooden Anchor! Tuesday-Friday 10:00-6:00 and Saturday 10:00-5:00.  8149 Parkway Drive Leeds. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/rutbunchwoodenanchor

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We are looking for a hard-working, energetic, and dependable part-time Front Desk Sales Associate for our Workout Anytime Leeds team! Applicants should be available to work nights and weekends. Sales experience preferred. Resumes can be dropped off at the front desk or emailed to rachel.borrello@workoutanytime.com. Thank you!

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

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Leeds Splash Pad is Hiring

The Splash Pad is hiring for the 2022 summer season. Adult positions are available for those interested – must be at least 19 years old.
For more information, please contact Martha Ports at 205.358.6111.

Splash Pad Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 am.

We want you to give us your food truck request!

Tell us what kind of food you are craving and we will invite them to downtown Leeds!

Contact Sandra McGuire at 205.965.9392.

Helping Other's

Ann's New Life Pregnancy Medical Center

Our annual Baby Bottle Drive started this past Sunday, 5-8, Mother's Day and will end on Sunday, 6-19. Father's Day. If you, your church, business or small group would like to participate we can deliver bottles to you today! Contact Ann's at 205-702-6500 or email us at annsnewlifecenterleeds@gmail.com. Ann's New Life Center is a 501(c)3 organization that offers free, confidential pregnancy help and counseling to our community. Don't miss your opportunity to get involved and CHANGE A LIFE! All funds raised go directly towards helping Ann's New Life Center offer more FREE and CONFIDENTIAL pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, lay counseling, prenatal and parenting classes, school programs, fatherhood classes and so much more!

Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus

Our Goal is 50 Hygiene Bags!
We will be collecting items through June 26th!
Travel Size Items Please!

Leeds Outreach

Most needed items this week (May 15th -22nd) are Trash Bags, canned corn and toilet paper. Thank you Leeds for your support.

More Info: https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/

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Beach Getaway Fundraiser

The Beach Getaway Fundraiser hosted by Knights of Columbus Leeds Council 5597 has three chances to win.  By purchasing a ticket, you not only have a chance to win a great prize, but you are helping to raise money to support charities in the Leeds area.  For more information, please TEXT ONLY to 205-542-0671.

This Week's Recipe

Herbed Chicken Marsala

Smothered in low-calorie sauteed mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, this dish is both healthy and satisfying. A little bit of butter goes a long way in the sauce-just a touch adds creamy richness.

Recipe from Food Network: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/herbed-chicken-marsala-recipe-2121049


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