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What an exciting month and June is fast approaching! 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 this Saturday, May 28 which will bring plenty of summer fun!
The City of Leeds has plenty of exciting news to share with the new Text My Gov communication service that will be launching next week, a brand new fire truck about to be in commission, a new outdoor fitness center coming soon to Leeds Memorial Park and so much more!
There is no shortage of news and happenings so we hope you will take a moment to check out this week's post. Thank you for the opportunity to become your #1 Leeds News Source!
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City of Leeds Announces a New Outdoor Fitness Center
Leeds will be getting a new outdoor fitness center soon which will be located at Leeds Memorial Park. The City is in the process of moving the playground equipment from the little playground and placing it at the big playground to make way for this exciting new fitness court. This project is possible partially through a Blue Cross Blue Shield grant. More information coming soon about this exciting new fitness center.
City of Leeds to Launch Text My Gov Services
Happy Graduation Day Leeds High School Students
Congratulation Leeds High School Students! We are so proud of you and wish you the best as you embark on your future!
If you missed the An Evening with Brandi McClaran fundraiser show this past weekend, you missed a great time. We are so thankful for the wonderful folks who gave so generously of their time and talents to help us raise money for our needed tech upgrades. Thank you, Brandi, and thank you to everyone who came out to see the show! Brandi announced our 2022-2023 Theatre Season and we are thrilled to share it here. Available tickets and upcoming event information are always available at leedsartscouncil.org.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce awarded a $500 Diplomat scholarship to one Leeds High School graduate. Dona Bonnett on the Chamber Executive Board presented the scholarship at the Leeds High School Awards Ceremony on Sunday to Chamber Diplomat Brianna Ward. Also, recognized for their participation in this year’s High School Diplomat Leadership Program: Brody Goodman, Joseph Hume, Cassie Lewis, Miguel Luna and Pedro Martinez. All students received a Certificate of Participation and a gift card.
Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce Names Mary Beth Lochridge as 2022 Teacher of the Year
The Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce chose Mary Beth Lochridge as the 2022 Teacher of the Year. At the May luncheon last week on behalf of the Chamber, Leeds City Schools Superintendent, John Moore, presented the award and a $500 check to Ms. Lochridge who is a well-loved first-grade teacher at Leeds Primary School. Read full article at: https://leedsareachamber.com/leeds-area-chamber-of-commerce-names-mary-beth-lochridge-as-teacher-of-the-year/ Also, check out full photo gallery on the Chamber Facebook page.
More Info: https://leedsareachamber.com/
Leed Elementary Spring Fling
Leeds Elementary School Spring Fling was a huge success.
Many came out to support this fundraiser and everyone had a great time!
Leeds Fire & Rescue
Look at this beauty!! Will not be long until this Green Wave will be serving the citizens of Leeds.
Please Take the Clean Water Awareness Survey!
The City of Leeds would like to encourage you to participate in a Clean Water Awareness Management Survey. This survey can give you an idea of how much knowledge you have about clean water awareness and how well the Jefferson County Commission is doing in their education efforts regarding stormwater management and clean water awareness. www.LeedsAlabama.org
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 27th-June 2nd
Screen 1: Closed for Maintenance
Screen 2: 8:15pm - Top Gun: Maverick / 10:45pm - The Lost City
Screen 3: 8:15pm - The Bob’s Burgers Movie / 10:10pm - Dr. Strange
Screen 4: 8:15pm - Bad Guys / 10:10pm - Sonic The HedgeHog 2
More Info: https://www.grandriverdrive-in.com/
Thursday, May 26
Leeds Farmers Market 3pm-6pm
The Farmers Market is back! Find fresh veggies, kettle corn, doggie treats, honey, organic fruits, grain feed meats and free-range eggs. There are loads of cookies, cakes, and breads! The occasional candles and special finds are also available.
*Leeds Farmers Market is located between the Leeds United Methodist Church and Leeds Area Chamber, (Parkway Drive and 6th Street, Leeds, Alabama 35094).
Visit their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/907306749334317
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 27
Saturday, May 28
4th Saturday Collection & Cleaning | Leeds Outreach
Most needed items are children's mutivitamins, household cleaning products, tall kitchen garbage bags & toilet tissue.
More Info: https://leedsoutreach.godaddysites.com/
Leeds Splash Pad Opens This Saturday May 28th
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.
More Info: www.LeedsArtsCouncil.org
Monday, May 30
Happy Memorial Day!
Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day with your friends and family!!!!
No Food Truck Monday today due to the holiday.
What exactly is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Let us never forget their sacrifice and may we always honor all who served!
Tuesday, May 31
Krel Buckelew Painting Classes | Artists Incorporated Gallery
New at Artists Incorporated Gallery - Painting Classes in Acrylic and Oil by Krel Buckelew. Call Krel to register at 256-507-1109. All experience levels welcome.
Blazin Bingo sponsored by EXP Realty’s Grace Russell and MortgagBancs 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, June 1
First Wednesday Worship | The Tower Of Prayer
Our First Wednesday Service is in full effect! Join us in the sanctuary and online for this life-changing worship experience with Apostle C. Shaemun Webster as he ministers on his 34th birthday!
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar (and Remember to Register, if Required)
Knights of Columbus Charity Bingo Night | June 3 & June 17
Come out to enjoy a Charity Bingo night at Leeds Civic Center scheduled for Friday, June 3, 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.
1st Friday Family Movie Night!
Friday, June 3rd 2022 (First ever -trial run- of the newly purchased large inflatable screen and equipment). Location: At the concrete parking lot on the corner of 8th Street and Parkway Drive across from the library and Three Earred Rabbit - The movie starts at sunset 8pm. Come early to enjoy a family picnic from the Three Earred Rabbit with their menu items, drinks, ice cream, and their other yummy desserts. More details coming soon!
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!
Chess Club June 4th & June 18th
Leeds Jane Culbreth Library 10am -12pm
Call for more information 205-699-5962
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
FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Leeds Youth Football Fundraiser & Football Registration
Text Jayme Kendricks for fundraiser tickets... People can text me 205.329.4775
SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOPS | Beverly's Dance Leeds
Monday through Thursday, June 13-16
More Info: 205.681.1955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paint Your Pet at The Wooden Anchor
Come paint your pet with me!!! Deadline to register is June 10 | LIMITED SEATING - I’ll be at The Wooden Anchor in Leeds located at 8149 Parkway Drive, Downtown Leeds on June 17, 2022 from 5-8pm.
All you have to do is send me a CLEAR photo of your fur love. I will sketch your baby off on a 11X14 or 16X20 canvas (please include canvas size when sending photo (only ONE pet can fit on 11X14 choice) for you to paint!! I’ll be there to help add the finishing touches to your masterpiece. Cost is $55. You can add an additional pet for $20 on a 16X20 or upgrade to an 18 x24 canvas for an additional $15. Payment through the ticket link, Venmo or PayPal must be made before sketch will be done. Cost includes EVERYTHING to create your fur love masterpiece!!
The Wooden Anchor will be providing refreshments and even a 10% off purchases made from their adorable gift shop for all attendees!
If you have any other questions just message me. Thanks! Chris Barentz
ANNUAL JAM CAMP | The Music Room
THE MUSIC ROOM'S ANNUAL JAM CAMP July 18th-22nd (9am- 12pm) Ages 6-12 $40/day Ease the summer blues with a fun and enriching week filled with music exploration! Our five day camp program is designed to offer your child the opportunity to explore different instruments, have an introduction to aspects of music theory, learn to play music in a group, and to participate in music-themed games and craft activities. To secure your spot, visit www.themusicroomleeds.com/camps
Shopping, Deals & More
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALE | The Outlet Shops At Grand River (leeds)
Summer fun starts at Grand River! Save on everything you need for summer at our Memorial Day Sale this Friday - Monday! Check out the sales at: https://shopsofgrandriver.com/sale/.
Bass Pro Shops (Leeds)
Need a shirt for Memorial Day? Come in and snag you a $5 FLAG TEE! Don’t miss out on this great deal.
We will be open 12-6 today 5/25. 10-6 Thursday and Friday and 10-2 Saturday!
Friday from 4-6 we will be having a *NEW ARRIVAL* Sip & Shop!! 💕🙌🏻✨
See you soon! 🥰
more info: http://Www.merchboutiqueAL.com/
Mills Pharmacy Leeds
Hey, Moody and Leeds! 👋 Are you a former Parkway Pharmacy patient? We're ready to serve you! Skip the impersonal service from big-box pharmacies and get benefits like free home delivery, free Smart Pack packaging, and a whole lot more! https://bit.ly/3MPum4m
Happy Graduation Seniors! | Mum & Me Mercantile
May 16th 11am - May 28th 4pm
Find the perfect gifts 🎁 for your graduates. 🎓 We also have the best outfit for all of the photo opps! Visit or call we’ll wrap and deliver! MumandMeLeeds.com
National High Blood Pressure Month | Patterson Pharmacy
We all love a salty snack every now and then, however, some of our favorite foods could lead to high blood pressure. Check out how the American Heart Association is helping you shake the salt habit and lower high blood pressure: https://www.heart.org/.../shaking-the-salt-habit-to-lower...
The Wooden Anchor
This is just a sampling of the new patriotic items at The Wooden Anchor! Come see us today 10:00-6:00; 8149 Parkway Drive Leeds. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/rutbunchwoodenanchor
WORKOUT ANYTIME LEEDS
Come find out why we're bigger and better than ever!! 💪
24 hour fitness, massage chairs, saunas, group classes, tanning beds, and more. Call or visit us to schedule your free tour!!
More Info: https://workoutanytime.com/leeds/
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.
Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Ann's New Life Women's Center
Only 1 week left to get your orders in for your favorite Pampered Chef items!
The babies of Ann’s say thanks so much!!!👶🏻💖👶🏻💙👶🏻💖👶🏻💙
*Here's the party link: www.pamperedchef.com/party/annsnewlife
*Party starts 5/1/2022 and ends 5/31/2022 but orders can start NOW!
*All orders will ship directly to YOU!
*Free gift from Pampered Chef with $80 purchase!
*Free shipping with $150 order!
*Free return shipping for 30 days if you don't love your product!
Eden Westside Baptist Church River Campus
Our Goal is 50 Hygiene Bags!
We will be collecting items through June 26th!
Travel Size Items Please!
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
An Unbelievably Healthy Taco Salad
May is National Salad Month, so we are going for a healthy salad this week.
This easy Tex Mex Salad is so delicious and very filling!
Recipe from That Salad Lady
More salads at: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/nationalsaladmonth
EVERYONE LEEDS WANTS YOUR VIDEOS!
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 email@example.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
Don't worry! If you're camera shy, you can still get in the news. We'll be happy to accept your written blurb!
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 local business and not a chamber member, maybe it's time! For more information, visit www.LeedsAreaChamber.com.
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